How to use Periscope to Livestream Video


While live video streaming has actually been around for a while (, a video streaming service, launched in 2007), there has been new life breathed into the idea with the recent release of two competing apps with a similar idea: instantly stream video from your phone to your followers. One of those two apps is Periscope, the new live video streaming app brought to you by Twitter.

Periscope is awesome for getting a glimpse into the lives and happenings of people you follow. But don’t just watch, get in on the action and live stream your own video to an engaged audience. Here’s how:

First you’ll need the app. Right now you can only stream from the iPhone app, but Twitter says the Android app is coming soon. Go ahead and download Periscope from the App Store right now:

Periscope on the iOS App Store

When you open the app, you’ll get an introduction to what Periscope is and how it works. You’ll then get a list of live streams from people you follow on Twitter. You can tap on any of these to watch their stream and comment. Comments will be sent out as tweets from your Twitter account and show up in real time at the bottom of the video stream where everyone watching can read. You can also tap the screen to “heart” the stream, and these hearts build up for each broadcaster over time to show an overall score.

Let’s get to the fun part though: making our own stream. You might be tempted to hit that “stream” button right now, but you should probably do some preparation first. Ask yourself a couple questions first:

1. Do I have something people want to watch?

Right now, you’ll find lots of people live streaming their walk to work or school. I’m willing to bet not many of your followers want to watch your face bounce up and down their screen as you’re taking a walk.

The most interesting streams –and the ones that will get the most watchers– will be where you are doing something interesting. Skydiving? Zip lining? Painting? Creating? Go for it. Writing a paper for for your Econ 208 class? Probably not.

2. Am I prepared to not use my phone for as long as I stream?

Streaming on Periscope will be the full-time job of your phone as you stream. You might be able to close the app during your stream, but your viewers will get a lovely blurred screen and nothing to watch.

3. Do I want random people around the world watching what I’m doing?

Periscope is live video from your iPhone’s camera, so whatever your phone can see, anyone in the world can see too. You need to be prepared to forsake your privacy for as long as you stream. This means cleaning up anything you don’t want people to see, and not saying anything you don’t want heard. It’s also a good idea to let the people around you know what you’re doing, and make sure that taking broadcasting is allowed at your location. Using Periscope while you’re cooking a fancy dinner at home is ok, but you could run into problems if you try to stream at a major league game or a museum.

If all three questions are met with a yes, tap stream and broadcast to the world. The app will ask permission to use your camera and your microphone, and you’ll be streaming almost immediately. The interface is similar to watching a Periscope stream, but with a few more options. You can change which camera to use (front or back), a button to turn on the rear camera flash to light your scene, and a stop button, in addition to the comment button.

Once you end your stream, Periscope will ask if you want to keep the stream. Tapping yes will enable anyone with the link to the stream to watch as a video after you’re off the air.

And that’s it. Periscope could potentially create a huge impact on how we view events and get a glimpse into the lives of others from around the world. What and when you stream is entirely up to you, and as of this moment, Periscope is skyrocketing into relevance as a media tool and we’ve only just scratch at the surface of the possibilities of the platform.

Happy Halloween- 13 Days of Halloween- One App a Day


Finally the countdown is over and you finally get to wear the Halloween costume you have been planning all month long!

Each day we have counted down the days until Halloween by featuring one ghoulish app per day. Below we have decided to give you a full breakdown of all the awesome app we shared through the “13 Days of Halloween- One App a Day”. Have a fun and safe Halloween night!

Day 1- Ghostbusters
Day 2- The Zombie Attack
Day 3- The Walking Dead: Dead Yourself
Day 4- EyePaint Monsters
Day 5- The Very Hungry Pumpkin
Day 6- A Shoot the Pumpkin Game
Day 7- It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
Day 8- Mickey’s Spooky Night Puzzle Book
Day 9- Hotel Transylvania Dash
Day 10- 2013 Halloween Wallpapers from Disney Photography Blog
Day 11- The Hunting Part 1
Day 12- Despicable Me: Minion Rush
Day 13- Plants vs Zombies Part 2


5 Secrets to Snapchat like a Pro


Snapchat is an app that took over the world in a hurry. If you’re unsure of what I’m talking about, then go ahead and ask your kids. The ability to share an embarrassing photo or video with friends has never been easier, or with more security.
Snap a photo and sent it to a friend with a lifespan of 1-10 seconds and the photo is gone FOREVER, unless they screen cap the image, but you will be notified if this happens.

Take a look at our video of 5 secret features held within your SnapChat app!

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Top 10 Apps “Back to School” | App Store


Summer is coming to an end and it’s about that time to prepare for another semester or two of studying, testing and procrastination. Here at the DailyAppShow headquarters we’re always trying to think of what apps are going to benefit each of you in your different areas of life.For those of you getting back into the swing of school we want to help you accomplish your educational goals and do it with ease with these top 10 apps for back to school.

1.) Evernote – iPhone, iPad, Mac

Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your class notes and improve productivity.

Download Evernote here!

2.) Wunderlist 2 – iPhone, iPad, Mac

Wunderlist 2 is the easiest way to manage and share your daily to-do lists. Whether you’re scheduling a study group, creating a grocery list, tracking your papers, projects and exams.

With a host of new features including Reminders, Recurring and Subtasks along with improved Notes, Sharing and Notifications Wunderlist 2 ensures that no detail will be missed. These details are then automatically synced across all your devices, no matter what and how many you are using.

Download Wunderlist 2 here!

3.) iTranslate Voice – iPhone, iPad

Instantly speak another language, voice-to-voice.

Can you imagine talking into your phone in one language and immediately hearing yourself in another language? That’s exactly what iTranslate Voice does. Just speak into your phone and it immediately replies in one of our 36 languages.

With iTranslate Voice you can:

– Instantly speak 42 languages

Instantly start a voice-to-voice conversation into one of our 42 languages and dialects.

– Look up words

Look up definitions and translations for common words & phrases, just using your voice.

A great help in studying for your next French exam. Oui oui?

Download iTranslate Voice here!

4.) MindNode – iPhone, iPad

MindNode lets you lay out your notes and tasks visually so you can get a bird’s-eye view of your project. The clutter-free interface lets you concentrate on generating and connecting ideas, and an infinitely expanding canvas means that no matter how big or complicated those ideas get, MindNode can keep up.

Download MindNode here!

5.) Pocket – iPhone, iPad

When you find an interesting article, video or web page that you want to read, watch or view later, put it in Pocket. Once it’s in Pocket, it automatically syncs across to your phone, tablet and computer so you can view it anytime on any device, even without an internet connection.

Download Pocket here!

6.) 1Password – iPhone, iPad, Mac

Have you ever forgotten a password? 1Password can remember them all for you and keep them secured behind your Master Password. You remember your Master Password and 1Password will remember the rest.

Every day there are new passwords to remember. They are often forgotten. Using weak passwords or re-using them makes it easy to remember, but criminals love it when you do this. 1Password solves all these problems.

Download 1Password here!

7.) Skitch – iPhone, iPad, Mac

Express yourself with fewer words, emails and meetings…with Skitch!

Use shapes, arrows, sketches and text annotation to get your point across fast. Mark up photos, screenshots, maps, and webpages then share them with anyone you like.

Download Skitch here!

8.) Pages – iPhone, iPad, Mac

Pages is the most beautiful word processor you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. This powerful app has been exclusively designed for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Create, edit, and view documents wherever you are. Pages works with iCloud, so your documents stay up to date on all your devices — automatically. And the Retina display on the new iPad makes everything you do in Pages even more brilliant.

Download Page here!

9.) Keynote – iPhone, iPad, Mac

Keynote is the most powerful presentation app ever designed for a mobile device. Built from the ground up for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, it makes creating a world-class presentation — complete with animated charts and transitions — as simple as touching and tapping. Highlight your data with stunning 3D bar, line, area, and pie charts, animated with new 3D chart builds such as Crane, Grow, Radial, and Rotate. Use full-screen view to present right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Or use video mirroring to present on an HDTV, and preview your slides and notes on your device using the Presenter Display. The Retina display on the new iPad makes everything you do in Keynote even more brilliant. Keynote works with iCloud, so your presentations stay up to date on all your devices — automatically.

Download Keynote here!

10.) iBooks – iPhone, iPad

iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latest bestselling books or your favorite classics – day or night.

Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages. Finding your class text books on here is one one of the best feelings for us procrastinators. Within moments we will have the book we neglected to buy all summer.

Download iBooks here!

Did we miss one of your favorites? Comment below with your favorite “Back to School” app.

(Video tutorials provided by: iCopilot)

Can I Replace My Laptop with an iPad?

Replacing a laptop with an iPad can be a tricky subject as there are many things to consider when going down this route. The iPad is a very versatile tool and can be used to perform many similar functions that a laptop can but there are also functions that a laptop can do that an iPad can’t.

Most laptops, and computers for that matter, are used for six basic things: browsing the web, checking emails, writing papers, listening to music, watching movies and videos, and editing photos. Below are comparisons of these six areas to help better differentiate the difference between and iPad and laptop.


Browsing the Web

Browsing the web on an iPad and laptop are two completely different experiences. WIth the laptop you have the advantage of having a mouse to direct the cursor where you would like to go and with the iPad the mouse is your finger, you have to tap and touch the links that you want to open. Using the web on a laptop will also give you the ability to view the website full rich content while on the iPad it may be a light version or a mobile friendly site. Sometimes browsing a mobile site can be welcoming as it usually displays only the content you’re looking for instead of all of the adds and extras that you don’t need.

There is also a bonus with using the iPad, most sites have an App that will give you access to all of their features. Sites like Facebook, Amazon, Ebay, Twitter, Target, Google, Chase, Bank of America, etc. are all adopting mobile Apps that give the user a clean and simple interface that you wouldn’t see on a laptop. Bank Apps such as Chase and Bank of America will let you check and manage your balance right from the App, there’s even a feature that will let you deposit a check by taking a picture of it! Experiences like this are not going to be found on a laptop.

One downside with the iPad is going to be Flash. Flash enables some sites to deliver moving images and rich video content. The iPad does not have the ability to view these kinds of sites where a laptop will have the ability to install flash and view sites that use it. Most websites have found a workaround for this and can be viewed on the iPad but it is still something to consider. There also may be some sites that are not supported on the iPad or may just overall work easier on the laptop such as online schools and forums.


Writing Papers

Writing papers on an iPad or a laptop are going to provide very similar experiences and ease of use. With a laptop, depending on whether  it’s a PC of Mac, you can get software that will allow you to write papers. The universal application that most people will know is Microsoft Office and that is available for both PC and Mac laptops but is not currently available for the iPad. Having a laptop will allow you to use Office and gain from all of the benefits that will come with using the software. You’ll be able to type and print papers that you’re accustomed to and will have no problems sharing documents with a mass group of people. You also have the benefit of the keyboard being built into the device where you would have to buy an external keyboard for the iPad.

But that’s not to say that the iPad isn’t a great device to write papers on. The iPad has a wide range of Apps that will work in a very similar fashion as Office. The most popular one is going to be Pages, which is the iPad version of the popular Mac app. Pages is to Mac what Microsoft Word is to PC, it’s the document writer. WIth Pages you have the ability to edit Word documents right on the iPad and no one would be the wiser. You can even save Pages documents as Word documents so you can send them to your friends, family, or even college professors. The one thing that gets difficult with the iPad is printing documents. The iPad has the ability to print but it uses a service called AirPrint and you’ll need an AirPrint enabled printer to use it. Otherwise you’ll have to send the document to either Dropbox or email it to your self to print it.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the iPad does not come with a keyboard. There is an onscreen keyboard that comes up when using Apps that allow typing but it can be difficult to use at times. Being that there aren’t physical keys it can be easier to make mistakes if you are not used to the iPad’s keyboard. There is an option to get an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard or a variety of Keyboard Cases for an iPad but it is just going to either add bulk or an extra item to carry.


Listening to Music

The iPad and any laptop are going to be great for listening to music on since they both can do the same things and use the same services it just comes down to connivence. Since the iPad is a smaller device it can make listening to music easier and more portable than on a laptop. The iPad also has the upper hand because it’s based off of the iPod, which is one of the most popular personal music devices of our time. The iPad can be used with all of the popular music services such as Rdio, Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, etc. just as easily as a laptop. Laptops and iPads are going to have the same audio inputs so all of the headphones that you use for one will work with the other.

The advantage of listening to music on a laptop is going to be the built-in speakers. The iPad has a built-in speaker but it is quite and cannot compare to stereo speakers on a laptop. Also, depending on the storage capacity of your laptop, you can generally store more music on a laptop than an iPad. This means that if you purchase music through iTunes or another source that you can store it on your laptop without worry of running out of room. If you are using a streaming service such as Rdio or Spotify then storage isn’t going to be an issue, it’s going to be internet access. This is going to be the same whether  you have an iPad or laptop, as both can access Wi-Fi networks and will need that access to stream music.


Watching Movies & Videos

Much like listening to music it’s going to be exactly the same for Movies and Videos. If you purchase all of your movies through iTunes it will be very easy to put them on your iPad, you just have to sync the Movies in the same manner that you sync Music. Other than watching videos on YouTube, Netflix, or some other streaming service, purchasing movies through iTunes is going to be the only way the watch movies on the iPad.

With a laptop you have a clear advantage, most laptops have a DVD player built in. So you can bring along any DVD that you have purchased and pop it into the DVD player and watch it. You can also watch all of the digital movies that you have purchase on your laptop and stream Netflix and watch YouTube. The iPad is going to work best when traveling and you want to watch a movie on a long drive.


Checking Email

The iPad comes standard with a built-in Mail App that will allow you to quickly and easily access all of your email accounts. With most laptops, depending on if it’s a PC or Mac, may vary with built-in Mail clients. This is going to be just like browsing the web, they are both going to have their advantages and weaknesses.

With Mail on the iPad everything is going to be gesture drive, you have to use you fingers to do all of the typing and clicking. This is great if you’re out and about and want to quickly reply to an email but it can become cumbersome if it’s your main client. You have to get used to typing on a glass display with no physical buttons or you’re going to have to get an external keyboard. The Mail experience is still great on an iPad but you need to get used to the keyboard.

Mail on a laptop is going to depend on the software. Most Mail providers have web access so you can check your email on your web browser. This makes it feel like you’re browsing a web page. The experience can vary depending on what provider you are using for your email such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc. With the Mail App on the iPad it is the same interface no matter what mail provider you are using.


Editing Photos

Editing photos is where the two devices really differentiate. With the iPad there are plenty of Apps in the App Store that you can download and use to edit photos with, and most of them are really easy to use. With a laptop there are Applications that you can purchase that will work worlds better than an iPad App, Photoshop is a prime example. Most laptops come with a built-in SD card reader and require no additional accessories to import photos from your digital camera. With an iPad you have to buy a camera accessory from Apple that will allow you to transfer images off of an SD card onto the iPad. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of great Apps for editing on the iPad, they are often times easier to use that a desktop app, but they are not going to be anywhere near as powerful as a desktop app. If you’re wanting to quickly put a filter on an image then iPad Apps are going to be your best bet. There is also the fact that Photoshop will cost you an additional $600 where most iPad Photo Apps are around $5.


 Have You Made the Switch?

If you are looking to replace your laptop with an iPad you can see that for the most part that you are going to be just fine. If you are barely using a laptop or are only doing the basics then you are going to love switching to an iPad only, I would just recommend that you still have some sort of computer that can be used. If you depend on your laptop for work or use it quite frequently then and iPad would make a great companion device. In either case there are clear advantages to both.

Have you made the switch to an iPad only workflow or have your tried switching? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Can iPhone 5 Be Unlocked?


For iPhone owners that like to travel a lot having an unlocked device can come in handy. Unlocking an iPhone will allow it to be used on different GSM networks throughout the world. Notably the biggest use is on the T-Mobile network in the USA as T-Mobile currently doesn’t offer the iPhone. It used to be quite the hassle to get a device unlocked in the past but is slowly starting to become easier. There are a few different ways that you can get an iPhone 5 unlocked and use it on whatever GSM network that you’d like to.


Buy an Unlocked iPhone 5

Buying an unlocked iPhone 5 directly from Apple may not be the cheapest option but it will definitely be the easiest. The unlocked iPhone 5 does not come with the Nano-SIM card, you’ll have to get one from the carrier that you are going to use your iPhone 5 for. When purchasing the iPhone 5 from Apple’s site, don’t select a carrier, at the bottom of the order form there is an option to buy an “iPhone unlocked and contract-free,” selecting this will allow you to choose the size of the iPhone 5 and then proceed to check out. Keep in mind that this unlocked iPhone 5 will not work with an CDMA network such as Verizon or Sprint but it will work for most GSM networks such as AT&T.


Buy a Verizon iPhone 5

Current or new customers of Verizon Wireless who purchase an iPhone 5 will get an unlocked version of the handset. This iPhone 5 will work on Verizon’s CDMA network and will also work on GSM networks. This is going to require a customer to sign a new two-year contract with Verizon to receive the iPhone 5 at the discounted price. This will be cheaper than buying the unlocked version of the iPhone 5 from Apple but requires you have a wireless contract with Verizon.


Have AT&T Unlock Your iPhone 5

AT&T will kindly unlock your iPhone 5 for you as long as you are out of contract or are an active and deployed member of the military. Being that the normal contract rate for AT&T is 2-years you would have to be an active military member to get your iPhone 5 unlocked. Once your 2-year contract is up all you have to do is send a request to AT&T and it usually takes 5-10 days for them to process the order and then your iPhone 5 will be unlocked. This method will also work for older iPhones so if you still have an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S laying around give this a shot.


Apple Store

AT&T Unlock Instructions


How to Monetize Photo Sharing


Do you ever wish there was an easy way to earn money for the photos you take? A way for users to view your images, but pay to do so? Well now there is a way, today we are going to be showing you a great way to monetize your photo sharing so you can bring in a little extra income to do what you love to do.

For this featurette, we are going to be taking a look at a way to monetize your photo sharing via an app called Pheed. For those of you that don’t know, Pheed is a social networking application that allows you to share photos, and other multimedia from your smart phone, and set your profile to be viewable to only those who pay to see it.

The first thing you want to do is adjust your channel’s settings. Initially, your channel is set to Free, to charge for users accessing your content simply select the “Yes, I want to share at a premium” and then users will have to pay to be able to view your content.

Then select the camera option and choose to either take, or upload a photo to the Pheed application. Once this is complete, you now have monetized content in your Pheed profile.

iPad Mini Review iCopilot

The iPad was the device that we wanted but didn’t know that we wanted until Apple unveiled the first one in 2009. The iPad was ahead of it’s time with a 10-inch display, 10-hour battery life, Retina Display on the third generation, and Apps designed specifically for the iPad itself. Fast forward to today, and through three generations of iPad, we arrive at the iPad Mini, Apple’s entry into the 7-inch tablet world.
The iPad Mini is what many were waiting for since the arrival of the first iPad, something smaller, light weight, robust, and travel worthy. For those that have bought into the Apple ecosystem with App purchases, iTunes, iBooks, and more will feel right at home on the iPad Mini as it runs all of the same Apps with no addition updates or solutions. Out of the box the iPad Mini is everything an iPad would and should be.
Read on to see what the iPad Mini is all about and if it’ll be right for you.

AppsFire – Daily Android App Deals

Many people know that Amazon offers a free app of the day; however, the Internet megastore’s offerings have been a little lackluster lately. Who will step in to fill Amazon’s shoes? Appsfire hopes to fit the bill, and the service provides plenty of other benefits for app developers and advertisers who want to be successful in a market that’s almost bursting at the seams.

We took a look at Appsfire, which has a website that easily lets you find apps for the iPhone and iPad, the original focus of the service. You can sort by device and view today’s free apps to compare them to their original price. Appsfire lists plenty of games and photo editors, but those aren’t the only apps available to you. PDF readers, business card scanners and eCard apps are also listed on the website. Of course, the apps change as deals change.

Consumers and developers alike can see the most popular apps in the iTunes app market or from Google Play. Aside from showing the most popular and recently added apps, Appsfire will let you know what your friends are adding, so you can check out the latest game to hit the market without asking anyone.

Appsire has recently expanded its support for mobile devices with its Android app. Now, you can install the app to your phone or tablet to view daily Android app deals without opening your browser. The Android app includes a few others features, too. You can kill tasks directly from Appsfire if you’d like.

Although the app itself seems a bit busy, it provides plenty of useful functions. Consider the “My Apps” tab that lists all your apps. You can add favorite to receive alerts when they go on sale or become free to download. It’s one way to cut back in a tight economy. If you’re sick of Amazon’s App Store killing your battery, then Appsfire will show you the company’s free app the day without logging in to Amazon at all.

However, it appears that the Android version doesn’t link to the Play market, which most uses would probably prefer. Additionally, alerts of daily Android app deals seem to work better on the iOS version. While I like seeing this app for Android, it seems a bit unpolished at this time. I’d like for it to be more refined before Appsfire is a truly valuable addition to my phone.

Password Protect Your Media


In this day and age information is almost always accessible. And even more so are your pictures. Gone are the days when you have to go looking through boxes to find embarrassing pictures of your family or friends to share with everyone.

Don’t let this happen to you! The iPhone app “iDiscrete” allows you to password protect your photos from prying eyes. More than just another passcode application though, this app is nearly unbreakable from anyone who doesn’t know what it is.

Instead of having a popup come up to prompt you for your passcode, iDiscrete looks as if it is simply loading an application, if the user waits too long, it acts as if it is a simple note taking application, which tricks those pesky people going through your phone.

Use the touch sequence you setup in the app to gain access to all of your photos, videos, audio, and text notes hidden in the app. If you forget this sequence you can wait for the note taking application to load and key in your secret code!

This app is easy for you to access, but nearly impossible for anyone else to, how great is that?! Keep all of your media safe from eyes that you don’t want to see it!

iDiscrete, pick it up today!

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