Ok Google, Siri, Cortana; these personal assistants have been helping us with our search queries, appointment scheduling, and navigation needs on a daily basis. But what if we wanted our smartphone’s personal assistants to be a little more personal?
Enter Ask Ooloo, a mobile assistant application that gets your questions answered by an actual person. Read more »
The Flappy Bird story is one that still leaves lots of mobile users scratching their heads: the insanely popular game was quickly removed from mobile App stores due to the developer’s personal issues.
If you didn’t get a chance to download the game before it was taken offline then have no fear, because you’ll be able to play a new version of the title on Amazon’s Fire TV. Read more »
Smartwatches aren’t really known for being sexy, although this trend is starting to be corrected by the likes of the Moto 360 and the OnePlus One Watch.
Well it looks like HP is entering the smartwatch game, with a smartwatch that classes is up above all current offerings. Read more »
The iPad Air is now $100 cheaper than usual if you buy one from Best Buy. The price cut takes the entry-level 16GB Wi-Fi model to $399.99, which is the lowest amount you’ve ever needed to pay for it.
Granted, the iPad Air is bound to get a successor within the next two months or so, at least according to many recent rumors. But the iPad Air 2 won’t be a huge update compared to the currently available model, and this one is now more affordable than ever. Read more »
Are you a Windows Phone user who’s been jealous of all the BBM love iPhone and Android and owners have been receiving lately?
Well you’re in luck as the Canadian tech manufacturer has just released the BBM beta for Windows Phone. Read more »
Wikipedia is now available as a full-blown app on the Apple App Store, following its release on the Google Play Store more than a month ago.
Previously, Wikipedia relied on wrapping its mobile website in an app format, but now the largest online encyclopedia is available for the two most popular mobile operating systems as a native application. Read more »
The iPad Air 2 is coming this year, that much has been made obvious by the myriad of leaks about it. If you’re tired of seeing iPad Air 2 dummy units pictured and shown in videos, what about a couple of cases for the upcoming tablet?
Both the image above and the one that follows are said to be from a Chinese case manufacturer, which has already published them in anticipation of Apple’s next full size tablet. One thing that’s obvious in these pictures is that the next iPad Air will in fact have a Touch ID fingerprint scanner embedded in its Home button. Read more »
We talked about the Bolt service a few days back. The app is now officially available on iOS and Android, but only in New Zealand, Singapore, and South Africa for now.
Bolt lets you have a group of close friends that you can instantly send photos or videos to. Just tap on their contact name and it takes a photo and sends it. You can press and hold on the contact name to send a video. Just like with Snapchat, the photos and videos are not sent and are removed from your device when you swipe them away. Read more »
Spooked that the NSA is snooping on your phone calls?
Then you might want to try out Signal, the app that encrypts your iPhone’s calls. Read more »
Microsoft has today released an update to its OneNote app for iOS (which is “optimized for the iPhone 5″). The new version brings with it many new features.
It now lets you insert files, password-protect sections, add PDF printouts, organize notebooks, use formatted text, as well as create notebooks and save them to OneDrive for Business. Read more »
According to TPK, the company that’s reportedly in charge of producing silver nanowire ink for Apple’s iWatch, the watch will enter mass production in the final four months of this year and not in the third quarter as previously expected.
TPK, which expected solid profit in Q3 because of the deal with Apple, has now reevaluated things with a higher Q4 profit expectation. The reason – TPK expected the Apple iWatch to enter mass production in the third quarter, not the fourth one. With this development doubts have risen as to whether Apple can build the quota of iWatches it needs to meet 2014 demand. Read more »
Facebook has been pushing its Messenger application pretty zealously, and there’s even been talks of the social networking giant monetizing the app.
Well it looks like Zuckerberg and company are making the installation of Facebook Messenger a mandatory affair for anyone who wants to communicate with their Facebook friends from their mobile device. Read more »
Starting next year Hilton will allow iPhone users to use their phones as hotel room keys. That means that you’ll be able to bypass the front desk of the hotel completely.
Currently as is iPhone users do have the Hilton app but upon walking into a hotel they’d still need to get a physical key with the app handling online check-in, reservations and such – Android users have the same deal going on but there’s no word on using your droid to unlock Hilton doors, although it should happen as well. Read more »
Microsoft has a new ad out and it pits Windows Phone 8.1′s virtual assistant Cortana against Apple’s own Siri in a fight to prove which is the best.
The assistants battle on the grounds of a Lumia 635 and iPhone 5s. Microsoft naturally picks its strong suits asking Cortana for things it knows it can do like set up a reminder for the next time a contact calls. Read more »
Apple will be acquiring the Swell Radio service, according to the sources at Recode. The deal is worth $30 million and the app will shut down this week as part of it.
Swell Radio is a news and podcast streaming service. It takes content from sources such as iTunes, NPR, ABC, ESPN, BBC, CBC, TED and more and turns them into personalized streaming radio playlists based on your listening preferences. Read more »