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February 24, 2015

How To Set A Sleep Timer For Spotify, Pandora, And Other Music Apps On iOS

Sometimes I like to listen to music on my iPhone as I’m falling asleep, but I don’t want the music to play all night. Luckily for me, Apple worked a special sleep timer feature into iOS that works for any music app—iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, or anything else.

The feature is a kind of hidden gem, buried deep within the Clock app. Here’s how to find it and use it:

Start playing music from the app of your choice. Open the Clock app, and go to the Timer page. Tap “When Timer Ends,” scroll all the way to the bottom, select “Stop Playing,” and tap “Set.” Set the timer to the duration of your choice and tap [...]
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February 24, 2015

Facebook Launches Origami Live For iOS To Let You Test App Prototypes

Last year, Facebook released Origami—a free tool for designing interactive user interfaces. But until now, you couldn’t actually test those interfaces on iOS.

Facebook today announced Origami Live for iOS, which allows you to run those app prototypes on your iOS device. It’s as simple as plugging your iPhone or iPad into your Mac to check your design.

Origami Live also supports live editing so you can see changes as you make them.

Facebook has also updated Origami for OS X, which now supports code exporting, gesture support, Sketch integration, presentation mode, and more.

You can grab both tools from GitHub here.

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February 17, 2015

Movie Box Alternative: Watch Free Movies On iOS 8.1.3 And Up Without A Jailbreak

A few months ago, we showed you how to install Movie Box on iOS 8.1 without a jailbreak. As of iOS 8.1.3, however, Apple has closed the hole that allowed unapproved apps to be installed. Not to worry, though—there is an alternative available on the App Store right now!

If you’re not familiar with Movie Box, it’s an insanely popular movie-streaming app for jailbroken devices that allows users to watch almost any movie or TV show for free. For a brief period, it was available for non-jailbroken users to install, but Apple seems to have patched that workaround.

The alternative, Cloud Movies, looks and behaves very much like Movie Box, and it seems to have [...]

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December 11, 2014

Dolly Raises $1.7 Million For On-Demand Moving And Delivery Service, Launches In Chicago

On-demand moving and delivery startup Dolly today announced the launch of its mobile app. Now live in the Chicago market and available for iOS and Android devices (also accessible on on the Web), it connects consumers who need help moving large, heavy items with local pickup truck owners who do the moving and lifting for them.

The company has also announced that it will enter the market with a $1.7 million round of seed funding from a number of seasoned investors. Hyde Park Venture Partners and KGC Capital participated in the round alongside several angel investors including Jeff Wilke, Bill Wolf, Terry Diamond, Ben Elowitz, Kim Rachmeler, and Edward Yim.

This capital [...]

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