Hot on the heels of yesterday’s update to the Android version, Google announced that it will soon automatically display Gmail images in the body of the emails by default. The feature will be available on the web version of the email client, as well as its iOS and Android counterparts.
The new Gmail functionality is possible thanks to an improvement in the way Google handles images. Read more »
Instagram announced today a new feature called Direct, which enables you to share your videos and photos to a select friends or a group of friends.
The new feature was announced at a special Instagram event by the company’s CEO Kevin Systrom. He also shared that Instagram now boasts 150 million users, raising from 80 million in the beginning of the year. Read more »
Samsung has merged the two divisions responsible for mobile devices and cameras into one, in the hopes of producing better camera imaging tech in its smartphones and tablets.
The Korean tech giant hopes that the greater synergy between the two teams will result in even higher quality mobile camera experiences. Read more »
Nokia’s plant in India that is located in the city of Chennai was under a dispute with tax authorities in the sub-continent. As a result, the asset, which was one of the biggest Nokia manufacturing plants was sized by the local government. The seizure could prove problematic as some speculated it might prevent the Microsoft acquisition of the Nokia mobile division.
The potential obstacle is now gone, however, as Nokia has won its appeal to lift the seizure of the plant, which allows the company to transfer the unit to Microsoft as a part of its deal. Read more »
When Nokia announced they were selecting Windows Phone as their mobile operating system of choice, the Finns made it clear that they would create applications that made their handsets stand out. Nokia continues to deliver on that promise with the announcement of their Motion Monitor App for the Lumia 1520.
What’s interesting about the app is that there is no need to manually launch it: Motion Monitor simply runs in the background, tracking your steps and movement. Since it is integrated into the 1520, live tile support is included, so you can see your physical activity results in real time right on your homescreen. The app also offers more detailed reports, which you can then break down in a variety of ways. Read more »
You have probably heard of Google’s service dubbed Android Device Manager, which allows you to locate your misplaced Android device from the web and lock/erase it remotely should it get stolen. Initially the service was only accessible from the web interface, but now Google has officially launched an Android app that lets you use one of your droids to look up another.
Android Device Manager app allows you to locate your lost devices from another Android powered smartphone or tablet and helps you keep your personal data secured. Read more »
The latest Android Jelly Bean build has surfaced for the former Sony flagship, Xperia Z, and its softshell variant, the Xperia ZL.
The 4.3 build has recently leaked through xda-developers as a version which was destined for commercial outlets and members of the press. Read more »
EA/PopCap has pushed a major update for Plants vs. Zombies 2 for the holiday season. One of the changes is an upgrade to the map to make game progression quicker and easier. If you read our review of the game, you may remember we mentioned that although the game is fun, it makes you go back and play older levels (although with different gameplay) to earn stars to unlock the next world, which could get a bit tiresome. Thankfully, the new update fixes that.
Other changes include new Piñata Party levels, ability to invite friends and gift them in-game items and a new Turbo mode that makes the game faster by speeding up the planting but also the zombies, which is sure to make the game even more frantic. Lastly, there is also a new zombie, the Gargantuars. Read more »
We have talked about Valve’s ambitious plan to enter your living room with the SteamOS and Steam Machines. The company had announced a beta testing program back then for a handful of testers, who will now be receiving their Steam Machine along with the Steam Controller on December 13.
The production of these units is close to complete and they will start shipping to 300 lucky beta testers this Friday. The beta testing program is only limited to US citizens due to regulatory issues but the final units will be shipping internationally. Read more »
Sony launched a dual USB flash drive, designed specifically for the needs of memory-deprived Android smartphone and tablet users. The gadget combines a full USB 2.0 port and a microUSB connector into a compact, sleek-looking body.
The new Sony flash drive offers USB on-the-go functionality (OTG) for devices running Android 4.0.3 and up. Read more »
Google pushed an update to Gmail for Android which brought several welcome new features to the table. They include vacation auto responders, enhanced attachment functionality, as well as the ability to print straight from your device’s email client.
The vacation auto responder in Gmail for Android works just as expected. Read more »
We have been teased by the concept of flexible displays for a long time now, but finally the time has come for us to witness what was once a cool tech demo in an actual product. Greetings, LG G Flex.
Featuring a 6.0″ 720p flexible OLED display, the G Flex pioneers LG’s lineup of curved smartphones. It’s an important product in a freshly introduced category of smartphones and the company hopes it lures adventurous customers with a plethora of cool features both on the hardware and software fronts. Read more »
Spotify has just announced that you can now access millions of songs across your smartphones and tablets for free.
Spotify allows you to shuffle play on your smartphones and tablets. Furthermore, you can now listen to your favorite music, or to your favorite artist without having to pay anything. Read more »
Rockstar recently announced that the mobile version of the GTA San Andreas will be coming to iOS, Android and Windows Phone. The action packed blockbuster is now officially available for the iOS platform.
The Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for iOS comes with a high-resolution graphics that has been designed exclusively for mobile platform. Read more »
Microsoft launched its Xbox One gaming console on November 22 and it has already sold more than 2 million units in what has been an immense success. That’s just 18 days since the launch of the One with Microsoft and averaging 110,000 units sold per day.
Available in 13 countries, the Xbox One is selling faster than the Xbox 360 according to Microsoft spokesman David Dennis. He adds the Redmond company is manufacturing the consoles as fast as possible in order to restock supplies at stores with the Holiday season shopping kicking in full force. Read more »