NYC Taxis are going head-to with Uber using Arro!

The competition between NYC Yellow and Green taxis vs. Uber is about to go-up fast!

A new app called Arro is creating an app just-like Uber’s for you to be able to orders standard taxis with your phone. Currently Arro is being beta tested along 6,000 Yellow and green taxis and in just a few weeks with support to all 20,000 yellow and green taxis!


As we already said, Arro is really identical to Uber. You order a nearby taxi with the app (simple!) and when the request is accepted the app will provide you with the driver’s name and taxi ID, so you find the right car. It’s not clear if you can track the car with the app or not but, something that is very clear is that there are no surge pricing.

Surge Pricing is when Uber rises the prices of their rides for as much as 15% during rush hours, With Arro there is none of that!

There have already been plenty of  other apps that have tried to do this but, have failed. Arro claims that it has a better chance because it is partnered with Creative Mobile Technologies, which controls the payment in the screens on the some of taxis.

This new technology has already been implemented into the car so, drivers don’t have to worry about carrying a phone to do their work, like uber drivers have to.

Expect Arro to come to other large cities like, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, and Washington D.C. in the near future.

Source:  Arro, Crains New York, TechCrunch

You no longer have to upload square photos to Instagram!

Instagram just updated it’s Android and iOS apps to allow an option to upload full landscape and portrait photos… No longer do you have to use another app to fit landscape or portrait photos into a square fame to be upload to Instagram.

The new change is surprising considering Instagram is the one that started the whole square photos and videos things considering this “created” some very interested new companies like Twitter’s 6-second very popular video app, Vine!

The update just released add a new button to allow you to choose whether you want full photo upload or the standard square photo to be upload. This button doesn’t re-size to photos to a square frame but, it changes the canvas size so u don’t have to worry about blank write space above and below your photos.

The new change also applies to videos.

Google adds night mode for Google Maps!

An update to Google Maps just released added night mode which allows for better viewing in the dark..

The mode gets auto enabled by the current time on the your device.

The new modes are a much better for driving in the dark using Google Maps since it’s not going to be blinding you anymore!
You can get the new look by just updating your Google Maps app from your app store.

Before Dark Mode
Before Dark Mode

After Dark Mode
After Dark Mode

This text will crash the iPhone it’s sent to!

A bug in iOS 8 will crash whoever’s people it’s send to.

This trick only works on iOS 8 with an iPhone and iMessage.

This bug is with the notifications and whenever someone gets the notification of the text it will crash and reboot their phone.

Send this to anything you want with iOS, iPhone & iMessage.

لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ

You can save yourself by turning off iMessage or using “Do Not Disturb” (Not getting notifications).

WWDC 2015 is a thing! June from 8th to the 12th!

Like all the past years Apple is having a event for it’s developers. This year it’s from June 8th to June 12th. Like every year we should expect everything that’s coming from Apple in the following year.

We are also expecting some new hardware refreshes like a new Apple TV.

The Event will be live on the Apple website along with being rebroadcasted by major news sources.

There is not much to say until we get closer to the dates. We will definitely have a video right after the event so stay tuned!

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UPDATED: Sprint Enables Wi-Fi Calling for iOS device with iOS 8.3!

UPDATE 4/17/2015: Do not enable Wi-Fi right now. I have gotten a statement from a Sprint Representative that there is a known problem where If you enable using your iPhone and leave the Wi-Fi then your phone will not be able to make calls if you are on Wi-Fi or not. The way to fix this is to not use it now or go to your online Sprint account and add the Wi-Fi calling feature manually – A Sprint Represenative can also do this for you.
If you do not want to add it to your account then you can disable Wi-Fi calling permanently (Not using the Toggle) then there is a guide here: Click Me! 

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With iOS 8.3 Sprint also sent out an carrier update (19.1). This gave iOS users the option to use Wi-Fi Calling for Sprint Users.

If you want to enable Wi-Fi calling then Go to: Settings > Phone > Wi-Fi Calls > Enable “Allow Wi-Fi Calls” > Tap “Turn On” on the Prompt > Verify your address (or fill it in) > Tap “Next” > You are done!
You will now have a option to “Update Emergency Address” – This is the update the address you put in or verified; which will be shown to the Emergency Services if you call 9-1-1 using Wi-Fi. Always tell the Emergency Services your EXACT location in case of any emergency*.

What Wi-Fi calling is if you don’t or have poor network connection in an area then you can use a Private or Public Wi-Fi network so your calls can be directed over Wi-Fi. There are some limitations:

Only the following Abbreviated Dialing Codes (ADCs) are supported over a Wi-Fi Call for iOS. Dialing another ADC (*55 for example) will result in a message stating the call cannot be completed over Wi-Fi. This call will need to be placed after the Wi-Fi Calling feature is turned Off.

211: Community Resources
311: Non-Emergency Services
411: Directory Assistance
511: Traffic Information
611: Sprint Customer Care
711: TDD Relay for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
811: Call Before You Dig Services
9-1-1: Emergency Services

*2: Sprint Customer Care
*3: Sprint Pay by Phone option
*4: Sprint Wireless Account Information
*5: Sprint Wireless Account Information in Spanish

Network Services Not Supported:

Messaging (SMS & MMS) in a Wi-Fi only area (No cellular coverage provided by the Sprint Nationwide Network)
Wireless Emergency Alerts in a Wi-Fi only area (No cellular coverage provided by the Sprint Nationwide Network)
Premium Caller ID
Wireless Priority Services (WPS)
Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS)
Account Controls from
All voice account controls will not be functional when using this service including the following:

Block inbound Voice
Block outbound Voice
Block inbound/outbound Voice
Allow list and block list for specific numbers
Incompatible Services that will be de-provisioned when signing-up for Wi-Fi Calling on iOS:

RingBack Tones
StarStar Me
Google Voice
Integrated Office (IO) Business Service
Sprint Mobile integration (SMI) Business Service
Wireless Mobile Integration (WMI) Business Service


With Wi-Fi calling the Phone will try to use the cellular network to connect to emergency services like 9-1-1. If the call cannot be make because the single is poor or in-existent then it will be made over Wi-Fi. Emergency services will not be able to tell your location if your call is made over Wi-Fi so, you will have to provide them the exact location in an event of emergency.

All messages will still go over cellular network for now. If are not able to get a cellular connection then you text messages will not be sent.

All Wi-Fi calls are free and will not count against your call minutes if you do not have a unlimited plan.

Call / Messaging Type

Charges Utilize monthly plan minutes

Calls from, to and between US, US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico numbers.



Calls made from the US, US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to international numbers.

Subject to CDMA international calling plan rates.

Varies by CDMA international calling plan.

Calls from international locations to the US, US Virgin Island and Puerto Rico numbers. $0


Calls from international locations to international numbers. Subject to CDMA international calling plan rates.(No roaming charges)

Varies by CDMA international calling plan.

All of this is for iOS devices. For more Information and for Android Devices. Click Here.

* To avoid as many causalities as possible.

iOS 8.3 is out!

iOS 8.3 just went out to users and I have to say there are a crap ton of fixes:

This release includes improved performance, bug fixes, and a redesigned Emoji keyboard. Changes include:

Improved performance for:

  • App launch
  • App responsiveness
  • Messages
  • Wi-Fi
  • Control Center
  • Safari tabs
  • 3rd-party keyboards
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Simplified Chinese keyboard

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth fixes

  • Fixes an issue where you could be continuously prompted for login credentials
  • Addresses an issue where some devices disconnect intermittently from Wi-Fi networks
  • Fixes an issue where hands-free phone calls could become disconnected
  • Fixes an issue where audio playback could stop working with some bluetooth speakers

Orientation and rotation fixes

  • Addresses an issue that sometimes prevented rotating back to portrait after having rotated to landscape
  • Improves performance and stability issues that occurred when rotating the device between portrait and landscape
  • Fixes an issue where device orientation appeared upside down after pulling the iPhone 6 Plus from your pocket
  • Resolves an issue that sometimes prevented apps from rotating to correct orientation after switching apps in multitasking

Messages fixes

  • Addresses issues that caused group messages to sometimes split
  • Fixes an issue that sometimes removed the ability to forward or delete individual messages
  • Resolves an issue that sometimes prevented a preview from appearing when taking a photo in Messages
  • Adds the ability to report junk messages directly from the Messages app
  • Adds the ability to filter out iMessages that are not sent by your contacts

Family Sharing fixes

  • Fixes a bug where certain apps would not launch or update on family members’ devices
  • Fixes a bug that prevented family members from downloading certain free apps
  • Increased reliability for Ask to Buy notifications

CarPlay fixes

  • Fixes an issue where Maps could come up as a black screen
  • Fixes an issue where the UI could be incorrectly rotated
  • Fixes an issue where the keyboard could appear on the CarPlay screen when it shouldn’t

Enterprise fixes

  • Improves reliability of installing and updating enterprise apps
  • Corrects the time zone of Calendar events created in IBM Notes
  • Fixes a problem that could cause web clip icons to become generic after restarting
  • Improves reliability of saving the password for a web proxy
  • Exchange out-of-office message can now be edited separately for external replies
  • Improves recovery of Exchange accounts from temporary connection problems
  • Improves compatibility of VPN and web proxy solutions
  • Allows use of physical keyboards to log into Safari web sheets, such as for joining a public Wi-Fi network
  • Fixes an issue that caused Exchange meetings with long notes to be truncated

Accessibility fixes

  • Fixes an issue where using the back button in Safari causes VoiceOver gestures to not respond
  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver focus becomes unreliable in draft Mail messages
  • Fixes an issue where Braille Screen Input cannot be used to type text in forms on webpages
  • Fixes an issue where toggling Quick Nav on a Braille Display announces that Quick Nav is off
  • Fixes an issue keeping app icons from being moveable on home screen when VoiceOver is enabled
  • Fixes an issue in Speak Screen where speech will not start again after pausing

Other improvements and bug fixes

  • Introduces a redesigned Emoji keyboard with over 300 new characters
  • iCloud Photo Library has been optimized to work with the new Photos app on OS X 10.10.3 and is now out of beta
  • Improves the pronunciation of street names during turn-by-turn navigation in Maps
  • Includes support for Baum VarioUltra 20 and VarioUltra 40 braille displays
  • Improves the display of Spotlight results when Reduce Transparency is turned on
  • Adds Italic and Underline format options for iPhone 6 Plus landscape keyboard
  • Adds the ability to remove shipping and billing addresses used with Apple Pay
  • Additional language and country support for Siri: English (India, New Zealand), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Netherlands), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand), Turkish (Turkey)
  • Additional dictation languages: Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates) and Hebrew (Israel)
  • Improves stability for Phone, Mail, Bluetooth connectivity, Photos, Safari tabs, Settings, Weather and Genius Playlists in Music
  • Addresses an issue where Slide to Unlock could fail to work on certain devices
  • Addresses an issue that sometimes prevented swiping to answer a phone call on the Lock screen
  • Addresses an issue that prevented opening links in Safari PDFs
  • Fixes an issue where selecting Clear History and Website Data in Safari Settings did not clear all data
  • Fixes an issue that prevented autocorrecting “FYI”
  • Addresses an issue where contextual predictions did not appear in Quick Reply
  • Fixes an issue where Maps did not enter night mode from hybrid mode
  • Resolves an issue that prevented initiating FaceTime calls from a browser or 3rd-party app using FaceTime URLs
  • Fixes an issue that sometimes prevented photos from properly exporting to Digital Camera Image folders on Windows
  • Fixes an issue that sometimes prevented an iPad backup from completing with iTunes
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Podcast downloads to stall when switching from Wi-Fi to cellular networks
  • Fixes an issue where remaining time on timer would sometimes incorrectly display as 00:00 on Lock screen
  • Fixes an issue that sometimes prevented adjusting call volume
  • Fixes an issue that caused the status bar to sometimes appear when it shouldn’t

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

Speculations also say that iOS 8.3 might be the last update (Or a major one) before iOS 9!

Download and Watch the Apple March Event “Spring Foward” in HD!

A few weeks ago Apple has it’s “Spring Forward” event and it was live streamed on Apple website. You can watch the stream in HD below and download it for FREE!


Video hot-linked from Apple.

Download link

Use the “Save link as” or similar option to download the video.


iOS 8.2 is out with a App Store for the Apple Watch!

Just this morning Apple sent out the iOS 8.2 update it’s users and it includes a “Apple Watch” app that allows you to pair your phone to your watch and download apps for the watch!

Currently the “App Store” tab is “Coming Soon”! Other then that you have a explore tab – Which has a bunch of promotion videos of the Apple Watch. The most important tab is the “My Watch” tab. When you are connected to the internet and you Bluetooth is on you can connect to your watch by pointing that camera at it or by choosing the watch from the list.

The “Apple Watch” app can’t be deleted just the “Apple Store” and the “iTunes Store”.

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