The rumors surrounding Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 and alleged smartwatch have reached Jimmy Kimmel, who decided to play a practical joke on bypassers on the Hollywood Boulevard. His team decided to stick an Apple logo on a $20 Casio watch and see how people react to the company’s latest gadget.
And what do you think happened? Everyone fell for it, thinking that Apple has managed to pull off a classic, yet modern version of a watch. Read more »
Do you love taking selfies and posting them online, but wish there was a way for your face to be seen more often and by more people?
Well with the new mobile app Imoji, you’ll be able to barrage anyone you text with mini-emoticons of your face. Read more »
A few days ago some people spotted a new feature in Google Maps for Android – Explore Nearby. And now the search giant has made it official, though it also works on iOS.
Explore Nearby lets you discover stuff that’s close to you with the tap of one button (which is located in the bottom right corner of the map). Read more »
eBay’s barcode scanning software, RedLaser, is now branching out from just Android and iOS.
It’ll now be available for Google Glass as well, so you’ll be able to take a look at products in the store and see if you can find them cheaper on eBay, just at a glance. Read more »
In the battle of the mobile personal assistants, Google Now seems to have the edge compared to Apple’s Siri. At least that’s what a study conducted by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has found.
Google’s service has become slightly more accurate than Apple’s, despite the situation being the opposite last December. Read more »
It’s a story as old as time – tech time that is. At first when Samsung bashed Apple in ad form it was amusing to some and not so much to others and now it’s just par for the course with big company rivalries.
The latest Samsung ad is nothing new really – an iPhone user that’s oblivious and insecure and a Samsung Galaxy S5 user that is upbeat because his phone has a big screen, which evidently is what the first guy is dying to have added in the next iPhone. Read more »
File this under ‘This is why we can’t have nice things’. In fact, those were the exact words of Gameloft community manager on the game’s Facebook page. And he does have every right to be annoyed.
As it happens, Gameloft gave away early access copies of the iOS version of their latest Modern Combat 5: Blackout game to contest winners. Instead of being thankful and playing the game as they were expected, some of these people cracked the game and uploaded it on pirating sites. Read more »
Just a few days after outing another new feature, Facebook today has announced the Save functionality. This basically allows you to save anything you see on the social network – to read later.
So yes, it’s clearly a competitor to standalone services such as Pocket, Instapaper, or Readability. There are certain differences, though, chief among which is the fact that Facebook’s Save lets you store any content you come across on the social network – including links, places, movies, TV and music. Read more »
AppAnnie is a mobile application statistics aggregation company and it has published a report on how Android and iOS apps have been doing in Q2 of this year. Both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store did great for the quarter, besting their results in Q1 by 60% and 45%, respectively.
That gave the Google Play Store, nearly 50% more downloads compared to the iOS App Store. It terms of revenue, however, it’s the Apple repository that still comes ahead. Read more »
Modern Combat 5: Blackout is the latest installment in Gameloft’s series of first person action games. The games have traditionally been based on warfare and very close in nature and style to the Call of Duty series of games on the PC and consoles.
The Modern Combat series has taken it up a notch with every installment, with improved visuals, more explosive action and expanded gameplay options every time. Last year’s Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour won several accolades and is heralded as one of the best games on the mobile platform. Let’s see what Gameloft has in store for us this year. Read more »
Microsoft’s recent big corporate changes are having other, far-reaching implications for its newly acquired Nokia Devices and Services.
As a result of Microsoft’s latest shake-up, the Nokia MixRadio application will become its own independent app. Read more »
Ever wish that there was a dedicated app where you could just complain anonymously?
Well now there is a way to express yourself to a group of strangers within a dedicated mobile application: it’s called Vent. Read more »
Apple has greatly expanded the availability of its 2-step verification process for Apple IDs. While it was only available in 11 countries previously, the feature is now available in 59 countries worldwide.
For those not aware, 2-step verification or authentication puts an extra step between entering your ID and password and logging in. It sends a verification message with a code to a preset device or number and only upon entering that code will the person be allowed to log in. This way, even if someone gets access to your password, they still can’t access your account unless they have access to the special code. Read more »
Facebook has launched a new application exclusive to those with a verified account. Called Mentions, it helps all those celebrities on Twitter to keep track of all the replies they receive.
Other than being available only for verified users, the app is currently only available in the US and only on the iPhone. Read more »
Ever find yourself traveling way out in the middle of nowhere and unable to communicate with your friends?
Well goTenna might be able to help you with that. Read more »