Ever since the popular messaging and voice calling app Viber hit Windows Phone devices, it only supports messaging. Happily, the Viber team has worked closely with Nokia to iron the issues out and add voice calls as well.
However, there’s a problem. Today, Viber posted a Facebook status explaining why the app update hasn’t been pushed – it’s been delayed by the Microsoft publishing process for the Windows Marketplace. Read more »
We reported last month that Apple will be officially dropping the YouTube application out of iOS with the release of iOS 6 due to the expiration of their license. At the same time Google also announced that they will be releasing their own application for iOS to make up for the loss, and they have.
A brand new YouTube application is now available on the App Store and can be downloaded for free on your iPhone and iPod touch. We decided to try it out and see how it fares. Read more »
When Google released the Google Drive application on iOS, it was a mere shadow of the application available on Android. The most you could do in that application is view all your files and documents uploaded on Drive but the lack of editing made the application fairly useless.
Well, that’s taken care of with the latest update, which brings with it several new features, the big one being able to edit all your documents. You can now tap on your documents and enter a view-only mode but with the tap of the Edit button you can start writing and also get basic formatting options. Read more »
Instagram broke its iOS exclusivity earlier this year when it arrived on Android. Many expected, or at least hoped, that the Windows Phone version would follow shortly but that did not happen.
However, that does not mean that’s never going to happen. In fact, it might happen sooner than you you’d think. The Verge is reporting that according to their sources, Instagram is coming to Windows Phone. Read more »
If you have wondered how the new Kindle Fire HD prices are possible, the answer is simple – they all have ads on the lockscreen.
Whether you like it or not, you won’t be able to remove the ads, no extra payment options are available for now. Read more »
Nokia has just announced the next generation Windows Phone smartphones – the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. One of the cool new features shared by the duo is the wireless charging support.
Nokia has already announced four compatible accessories and two partners, who agreed to install charging stations in their respective chains – Virgin Atlantic and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Read more »
Although the basic Google Maps service has been available in India for years now, some of the fancier features such as Navigation remained unavailable. That is, until now.
Google has now enabled the Navigation feature in India, which means now along with being able to get driving directions you will also have a voice reading them out so you can focus on the road instead of your phone’s display. Read more »
Nokia has released yet another teaser video for their upcoming event on September 5. Unlike the last one, which did not tell us much other than how not to ride a bicycle, this one seems to be hinting at something.
We see a woman walking on the street and slowing down near information appearing besides stores regarding products and their online rating and social status. Read more »
The App Store is not without its share of copycat apps. Often you will see developers trying to rip-off a successful app or game by having a similar name, icon or UI and try to benefit from someone else’s success.
For a long time, developers of popular apps could do little but watch copies of their app or game appear on the store. But now Apple has come up with a new Content Dispute system that might just put an end to this situation. Read more »
With the IFA going at full swing we almost missed the new update for Google Now. Today, all Jelly Bean got a cool new version of their virtual assistant, packing several cool new features.
Google Now is capable of displaying various public alerts as well as real time sport results. But wait, there is more! Read more »
The Flickr app for Android has been around for a while now but thanks to its lackluster nature and the growing disinterest in the service itself means not a lot of people know or care about it.
That should change a bit with the release of the new version 1.5 app, which brings some new features along with an updated UI design, which should hopefully make people excited about using Flickr once again. Read more »
The Skype application for iOS has been updated and now boasts the ability to let you send images to your contacts, something that you could only do through the desktop client before. There is no size limit on the images you upload so you can upload as big an image as you want, provided you have a suitable data plan.
Other changes include performance improvements, updated privacy settings, minor visual improvements and bug fixes. Read more »
avast! Mobile Security application for Android has received a major update in version 2.0 and now includes a very useful feature in the form of anti-theft protection. This features were initially found in the beta version but are now part of the main app. With the help of this feature, you will be able to locate your phone on a map and will also be able to use other commands such as remotely trigger a siren, remote lock and even remote wipe using the excellent web portal.
The application is also smart enough to send a message whenever it detects that the SIM has been swapped. This way, if someone steals your phone and swaps the SIM, you will be able to locate the phone on a map and also have the mobile number of the perpetrator, thus making it easier to find your phone. Read more »
The immensely popular photo sharing mobile app Instagram got bumped to version 3.0, people. The update adds a number of new talents to Facebook’s recent acquisition. Among them is the ability to add location to your photographic exploits, as well as infinite scrolling.
The new feature of the application is called Photo Map and allows you to add your shots to a map with a single tap of your finger. Read more »
Google released updates for two of their major apps on the same day. The first is the Google+ app, which gets some cool new features. The first one is that the Google+ app now allows teenagers to create and join Hangouts from their mobile, which wasn’t possible before due to age restrictions.
Another cool feature is that the mobile app now allows you to do Hangouts on Air using your smartphone, something that could only be done on desktop before. In case you are not aware, Hangouts on Air lets you create webcasts over Google+. Read more »