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Viber app now available on Chromebooks

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Free VoIP and messaging app Viber is now available on Chrome OS. To download the app, you’d have to head over to the Chrome Web Store on your Chromebooks.

For those not aware, Viber is an app that allows you to call over the internet to anyone using the app and also to landline numbers and also send messages. The best things about this app is it’s one of the most universal apps you can find, because it’s available on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows 8, OS X, BlackBerry and even Nokia Symbian phones. And now there’s a Chrome OS version as well, making it easy to call someone regardless of which platform they are. Read more »

Apple allegedly planning to switch to San Francisco as default font for iOS and OS X

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Apple has been working on its new font – San Francisco – for a while now and we saw it debut on the Apple Watch announced last year. But soon you might be seeing it as the default font on iOS and OS X, replacing the current Helvetica Neue.

San Francisco is a heavier typeset designed to emphasise visibility, especially on smaller displays of the Apple Watch. The font also scales well to larger displays and works quite well on iOS and OS X. In comparison, many people find the current Helvetica Neue to be quite light and hard to read, especially on iOS. The switch to San Francisco is supposedly the solution to this problem. Read more »

Nubia allegedly caught astroturfing negative comments about Meizu online

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Astroturfing is the practice of pretending to be a genuine person on internet forums, comments sections, and online reviews and posting positive or negative comments about a company while actually being on the payroll of a competitor. As unfortunate as it is, it’s also quite common, which makes it hard to take any comment or online review seriously.

Sooner or later though, somebody gets caught doing it, and this time it seems it’s Nubia. The sub-division of ZTE that recently made its way in India is already off to a not so great start. The email you see above is allegedly from a social media influencer apparently working for Nubia PR, requesting others to post negative comments about Meizu, who also recently opened shop in India, on Meizu’s Facebook profile, as well as post negative reviews on the their Amazon page. Read more »

Apple announces 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch Trackpad and cheaper iMac with Retina 5K display

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Apple has launched updated versions of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. The key new feature is the Force Touch Trackpad first introduced with the new MacBook and the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.

Along with the new trackpad you also get faster flash storage and longer battery life. It comes in two models, one with a 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 that Turbo Boosts up to 3.4GHz, Intel Iris Pro Graphics, 16GB RAM, and 256GB flash storage and the other with a 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 that Turbo Boosts up to 3.7GHz, Intel Iris Pro Graphics + AMD Radeon R9 M370X with 2GB GDDR5 memory, 16GB RAM, and 512GB flash storage. Read more »

Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-G7 with 4K video

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Panasonic has announced a new Micro Four Thirds mirrorless interchangeable lens camera called the G7. The main feature here is the 4K recording. You can record videos in 3840×2160 at up to 30fps or at 1080p at up to 60fps.

One new feature is the ability to extract 4K frames from your video and then save them as 8 megapixel still images. There are also three modes for shooting 4K burst images, one where you can press and hold the shutter as long as you want for 30fps burst mode, one where you can press once to initiate and once again to stop burst mode, and one where the camera records 60 frames before and after the shutter release. Read more »

Best Apps and Games of the Week

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Here are some of the best apps and games that came out this week.

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‘Grim Fandango Remastered’ for iOS and Android game review

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Grim Fandango is an adventure game released first on PC back in 1998. The game was lauded for its characters, story, and amusing dialogue. With the remastered version, you are back in the shoes of Manny Calavera, a travel agent working in the Land of the Dead, whose job is to send recently departed souls to the Ninth Underworld.

The game is now available on iOS and Android and has been redone with enhanced graphics. Let’s take a look. Read more »

Windows 10 to come pre-installed with Candy Crush Saga

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Candy Crush Saga is currently available on iOS, Android, Windows Phone and through the Facebook website as a Flash-based game but this will be the first time it is coming as a native app on desktop. The game uses your Facebook account to sync progress across all versions of the game so you can pick up right where you left off regardless of where you last played it. Read more »

WhatsApp Material Design update finally on the Play Store

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WhatsApp updated the design of the Android version of its app to Material Design but it was limited to the APK downloaded from their website, while the Play Store version was still rocking the old Holo UI from the yesteryears.

After a month of releasing the Material Design update on the site, the Play Store version has finally caught up. If you choose to stick to the Play Store version (even though the ones from the website are perfectly stable for daily use) then you should update immediately. Read more »

Axis Bank enables payment through social networks using PingPay app

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Now Axis Bank users in India can send someone money over WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, email, or even SMS. All you need to do is download the new PingPay app.

The app is made in partnership with Fastacash, that enables transferring money over social networks. Read more »

Lily is a compact drone camera that flies automatically and follows you around

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Drones with cameras in them aren’t new, but all of them require someone to fly the drone around so if you want to record yourself doing something cool you need someone to control the drone.

Not with Lily. This compact drone will automatically follow you around and shoot video without any manual assistance. Lilly flies by simply tossing in the air. It detects fall and kicks into life instantly. It will then follow you around and shoot video for up to 20 minutes on a full charge. Read more »

OnePlus Power Bank launched in India

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OnePlus has officially launched its 10000mAh Power Bank in India, exclusively on Amazon. The Power Bank is available in Sandstone Black or Silk White and is priced at Rs. 1,399 ($22).

The OnePlus Power Bank has a capacity if 10000mAh with two USB out ports capable of 5V 2A each but if you have two devices connected simultaneously each one drops down to 5V 1A. The Power Bank has the same finish as the OnePlus One and comes with an LED charge indicator that can be activated by gently shaking the power bank. Read more »

Best Apps and Games of the Week

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Here are some of the best apps and games that came out this week.

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Huawei launches new 13,000mAh Honor Power Bank AP007 in India

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Huawei has launched the new Honor Power Bank AP007 in India. The Power Bank has a capacity of 13,000mAh, which should be enough to charge a tablet once completely or a smartphone several times over.

The AP007 has two USB slots to charge two devices simultaneously and supports 5V 2A output to make the charging process quicker. Read more »

“Windows 10 is the last version of Windows”, says Microsoft

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At Microsoft’s Ignite conference, Microsoft employee and developer evangelist Jerry Nixon said that “Right now we’re releasing Windows 10, and because Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, we’re all still working on Windows 10.” That sounds like Microsoft won’t be releasing any more versions of Windows 10, which is true more or less.

Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, in the sense there won’t be any major releases of Windows hereafter. Microsoft plans to turn Windows into a service, where it will continue to get updates but there won’t be any major releases. Read more »