Sony promised several interesting features at the launch of the PlayStation 4 gaming console but not all of them were available out of the box. But now the company plans to correct that by rolling out the 2.50 system update for the PlayStation 4 gaming console.
The new PS4 2.50 system packs several new features and enhancements like the option to Suspend/Resume the games by using the PS button. Quite a nifty feature to switch from Rest mode and then continue enjoying the game where you left off. Read more »
Yesterday, Uber sent out a promotional email to its loyal customers for bringing more users on-board the Uber app. In return, those users will be rewarded with Uber Credits that can be used to pay for a ride. The promotion was launched in all major cities of India.
In the mean time, Delhi government sent out instructions to the IT Ministry to blocking the popular taxi- hiring app services – Uber and Ola in Delhi. Read more »
Xiaomi has announced a new 40-inch model as part of its Mi TV 2 line-up. As the younger kin of the 49-inch Mi TV 2 with 4K video support, the new 40-inch Mi TV 2 model is more of an affordable full HD version. Xiaomi’s new 40-inch Mi TV 2 will be available on March 31 from Xiaomi website.
The new Mi TV 2 model features a 40-inch SHARP SDP X-GEN display panel with full HD pixel resolution and LED backlight mode with 5000:1 contrast ratio. Read more »
Google updated the Play Services quietly to add a couple of new security options. Smart Lock got new Trusted Places along with the existing Trusted Faces. To take the Smart Lock further, Google is now rolling out an “on-body detection” feature in the Smart Lock mode.
The idea is to let your phone detect its proximity to you in order to save itself and your data from being stolen. The new on-body protection feature uses the accelerometer to estimate whether you’re holding the device or it is in your pocket. Read more »
Facebook’s strategy for the mobile apps is full of surprises. With free Voice Calls in the Messenger app, the company decided to compete with the likes of Skype. Now it is testing out a diaper app called Phone to compete with the likes of Truecaller.
A random trial message showing up in the Facebook app for Android talks about installing a Phone app meant for Facebook only. Read more »
Google has rolled out a nifty update for its Docs app for Android devices. The new version brings the capability to review a document in full screen mode.
At times, one just has to read an entire document before editing the text and saving the changes. Read more »
Microsoft is working hard on the much anticipated launch of the Windows 10 operating system. The software giant has announced it will make Windows 10 available across 190 countries and in 111 different languages. No specific date has been revealed yet, though.
With over 1.5 billion users around the globe, Microsoft aims to make Windows 10 a desirable upgrade. That’s helped by the fact that existing users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 will receive a free upgrade to Windows 10 OS for a uniform seamless experience across devices. Read more »
Apple recently slashed the price of the Apple TV to $69 and also announced the HBO Now streaming service is landing on its platform. Now we learn that Apple has been in talks with big broadcasting companies to launch a subscription-based online TV streaming service, as reported by the WSJ.
There has to be a good reason why Apple TV is alive even though Steve Jobs never liked the idea of it. Read more »
Motorola rolled out an update for its Gallery app for Android. As expected, the new Motorola Gallery brings Material Design user interface tweaks that play nice with Android Lollipop.
Apart from the new UI, the app also gets a new icon, as well as quick access to the image crop tool. Read more »
A few weeks ago, Cyanogen Inc. announced a company rebranding which included the logo. The latter will be present in the boot animation of the company’s custom ROMs.
Today, Cyanogen showed a new boot animation that will be integrated with the upcoming Cyanogen OS 12. Read more »
We got a new bunch of screenshots of the Windows 10 for phones, which give us a better idea on the user interface and icons of the platform in its latest update.
One of the noteworthy things is the LED notification setting which will effect only select handsets such as Lumia 730, Lumia 735 and Lumia 930. Read more »
WhatsApp has been involved in A/B testing of Voice call feature for the Android platform for a couple of weeks. Meanwhile the same feature is being tested out for the iPhone too.
The Voice call feature on WhatsApp for iPhone is being tested on beta builds for the iOS platform. Read more »
Google has been tweaking its Android apps with the Material Design philosophy and some radical changes are in pipeline. For instance, a new build of YouTube app hints that Google will axe the famous Hamburger menu button.
The Android design guidelines always referred the Hamburger style menu as the Navigation Drawer. Read more »
HTC introduced the fitness and health focused app Fun Fit alongside its flagship smartphone One M9. Loaded with several helpful features, the application is now available for free from the Google Play store.
HTC has tailored the Fun Fit with a Sense-like fee, coupled with basic features for health and fitness tracking. Read more »
March 14 is written as 03.14 in the MM/DD format popular in the US. Riding on the fad of specific days, the March 14 happens to be a Pi Day and Microsoft is offering sweet discounts on the digital sweepstakes.
Microsoft is celebrating the Pi Day by offering year-long Xbox Music Pass for just $31.41 instead of the regular price $99. Read more »