According to several sources, YouTube hopes to begin offering paid subscription channels which will offer premium, produced content.
In an attempt to lure producers away from the traditional television avenues of content delivery, Google is looking to become the first production company for online content capable of reaching such broad audience. Read more »
Google Maps can now show you detailed maps of North Korea – both road maps and satellite view. This is something I never thought I’d see so soon.
This happens shortly after Eric Schmidt returned from his visit to North Korea. Read more »
Nokia unveiled its Music+ service, which builds on the free Nokia Music by adding an optional monthly subscription of around €3.99/$3.99. Nokia Music+ will roll out over the next couple of weeks.
Nokia Music+ adds unlimited skips, downloads, lyrics and the option to listen to your music on a PC via a web-app. Read more »
The Music Hub is Samsung’s online music streaming service, which is currently only available on the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note II in a select few regions. Now, the company’s SVP for Samsung Media Services – TJ Kang – has announced that this feature will shortly be available on other, non-Samsung devices as well.
But before that happens, Samsung plans on making the service available across its own range of devices, including smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, etc. Read more »
Google’s YouTube Capture for iOS got an update today, which brings the oft-requested 1080p video uploads. Until now YouTube Capture was limiting the uploads to 720p resolution.
The new version of YouTube Capture for iOS also allows you to share videos straight to Facebook, Twitter and Google+ with a single tap. Read more »
Nokia has updated the map data, which is used on its navigation apps – such as Nokia Maps and Nokia Drive for Windows Phone, as well as the here.com web service.
The update includes three new regions, more detailed coverage in some of the previously supported areas as well as new or amended roads in various countries worldwide. Read more »
While Samsung didn’t announce much in terms of mobile devices during its CES press conference, one term that was thrown around a lot was BYOD.
Bring Your Own Device refers to a growing trend among enterprise users of bringing multi-function mobile devices to work, and Samsung wants to be a major part of it going forward. Read more »
After announcing the new Graph Search feature yesterday, Facebook has rolled out yet another important feature, the ability to make voice calls from the mobile app to any of your friends.
Currently, this feature only works on the iOS version of Facebook’s mobile app and only within the US. There is no need to update the app to get this feature. Read more »
Viber is among the most popular apps for connecting with your contacts over a data connection and allowing you to offload a few bucks off your mobile bill.
The app’s latest update (v 2.3) for BlackBerry might be a little behind the curve (iOS and Android have been enjoying it for a while now) but in it users get stickers and emoticons as well as a revamped UI. Read more »
Popular news aggregator application Pulse got updated yesterday, which brings with it the addition of some new services.
Now, users will be able to view their Flickr, Instagram, Tumblr as well as YouTube feeds within the app, along with all the other feeds they have subscribed to. Read more »
Popular file storage and sharing service Dropbox just updated the Android version of their application, which brings with it some useful new features.
Two of the important new features are the ability to share as well delete multiple files at once. But either there is some bug or I’m missing something here, because I can’t for the life of me find any option to mark multiple files at once. Read more »
Last week we reported that the mobile web version of Google Maps service was no longer accessible through the Internet Explorer browser on Windows Phone devices. Although the service wasn’t officially supported because Internet Explorer does not run on the WebKit engine that the site is optimized for, it did used to work somehow until Google pulled the plug, citing incompatibility reasons.
Now, one week and lots of outrage later, the Google Maps website is once again accessible through Internet Explorer on Windows Phone. Admittedly, it won’t run as flawlessly as it does on iOS or Android devices because it’s still optimized for WebKit but at least you can use it now. Read more »
Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud sharing platform gets some welcome upgrades, including optimizations for touch devices and drag-and-drop support.
The new implementations are enabled by HTML5, so you know they’ll be future-proof for a wide range of browsers. Read more »
It seems several Windows Phone 8 users trying to use the web version of the Google Maps service through the browser on their phones are being denied access, with the browser now redirecting to Google’s homepage.
Although Google Maps was never technically supported on the Internet Explorer browser on WP8 (because it is optimized for use only on browsers running on the WebKit engine) it used to work to some extent before. Now, however, it doesn’t work at all. Read more »
Good news for loyal Windows Phone users, as both versions of the platform have received updates today.
The Windows Phone 8 default Maps app got an update, while Nokia has just released Bluetooth Share app for Windows Phone 7.8. Read more »