Viber has just brought its popular messaging client to the Linux platform. According to Viber it has been tested and works fine on Ubuntu, Mint and Zorin OS.
Viber requires your mobile phone for registration and it is capable of syncing your phonebook and messages across all platforms it is available for. Read more »
Dropbox for iOS received a major update. The popular file sharing app now features a flat look in line with the iOS 7 user interface.
Alongside the new design, version 3.0 of the app brings several new features to the table. Read more »
Nokia Music for Windows Phone 8 got rebranded in the latest update. The ad-free music streaming service is now called Nokia MixRadio.
The name of the service puts the accent on its free of charge, ad-free music streaming feature. Read more »
Google launched a Play Newsstand application which aims to take over most reading duties on the user’s Android device. The app places Google Play Magazines and Google Currents under the same roof.
At a quick glance, Google Play Newsstand appears to offer similar functionality to the one from its biggest rival, Apple’s own Newsstand for iOS. Read more »
Apple has finally updated the last of its own apps for the new iOS 7, Find My Friends. As you may have seen with apps like Podcasts and iBooks, Apple has been quite late in updating its own apps for its own operating system but finally they managed to get all of them updated.
The latest Find My Friends update gets rid of all the previous corinthian leather and stitching that would put the insides of a Bentley to shame in favor of clean, simple design with translucency effects for the top bar. The app maintains the orange theme of the previous app, which can be seen from the icon as well, and now is in perfect sync with other iOS 7 apps as far as design is concerned. Read more »
A few hours ago Google has released an updated version of its Google Search app for Windows Phone. The new app is already available for download everywhere.
The update brings better interface with instantly displayed voice commands, improved Google Images browsing, sign-in option and bug fixes. Read more »
Amazon released a firmware update for the Kindle Fire HD and the Kindle Fire HDX. Version 3.1 of the company’s custom Android OS brings a host of improvements to Amazon’s family of tablets.
One of the most notable features which the firmware update brings on board is the ability to wirelessly stream video content from the tablet to another screen. Read more »
A leaked internal document coming out of China reveals that the proprietary Nokia Music service will be coming to Android and iOS as a web app.
Nokia Music lets you download playlists to listen offline for a monthly subscription fee, and is available in some 43 countries. Read more »
Samsung obviously likes to give itself a pat on the back from time to time, but when you dish out millions of top tier hardware that pushes technological advancement forward we can’t really say it’s not deserved.
The biggest manufacturer of mobile phones – smart or otherwise – has gone to its Twitter, Facebook and Google+ accounts to show off a neat infographic on the company’s progress during this year. Read more »
Today Nokia released a new update for the HERE Drive+ navigation suite. It adds real-time traffic information, a route overview list with turn-by-turn directions and more.
The new version of Drive+ brings lots of new traffic features. You get real-time traffic info, which helps you to get very precise arrival times. You can also check entire traffic overview on your map. Read more »
Facebook has released an update to the Facebook Messenger app for iOS and Android that brings with it a complete overhaul of the UI. The design clearly looks like it was made for the new iOS 7 but carries over to the Android version as well.
At launch you’ll notice that the older dull gray and Facebook blue colors have been replaced by bright white and a brilliant blue combination. There are no more gradients and drop shadows anymore and the UI has a clean, flat UI that is consistent with the rest of iOS 7. Read more »
Last year, when Apple replaced the Google Maps application on iOS with their own Apple Maps, the company was blasted by everyone, including Apple fans, to the point where Apple had to issue an apology to customers and highlight other mapping apps in the App Store. A year later, however, things are looking a bit better.
Over the past year, Apple Maps usage has increased sharply whereas Google Maps has seen a corresponding drop, according to a survey by comScore. Read more »
According to a report in Bloomberg, Nokia’s former chief Stephen Elop has grand plans in consideration if elected as the next CEO of Microsoft. Already on the shortlist for the position, Elop is said to consider selling off the Xbox business and axing Bing.
In addition to the abovementioned changes, Stephen Elop is reportedly mulling over expanding the reach of the popular Microsoft Office to a broad variety of devices, including iOS and Android products. Read more »
Google has updated its Drive app for iOS. It now supports multiple accounts and printing.
Lots of people were waiting Google to bring support for multiple accounts on Drive and it seems their request has been finally fulfilled. Read more »
Google has updated the Android version of the Hangouts application with several new features. As we have seen on the Nexus 5, the Hangouts app now supports SMS and MMS, which means you can send and receive text messages from within Hangouts and they will appear along with your Hangouts chats. Unlike the Nexus 5, however, you can disable the SMS/MMS functionality if you want and continue using the stock messaging app on your phone.
Another addition is the ability to set your mood. You can now choose from one of the Hangouts emoji as your mood that gets displayed to anyone who messages you. You can also choose to announce the device type you are messaging from (phone or PC) or whether you’re in a call. Lastly, you can now also insert your location and animated GIFs in a chat. Read more »