Carbon is a Twitter app for Android that has been in the works for quite some time now. It’s counterpart for Windows Phone was also released back in February. Now although some may blame the fact that the app is still not out yet despite being teased for months now on the slow development, the fact is that the developers were actually waiting for Google to allow them to submit paid apps in UAE, which is currently not possible.
Unfortunately, that did not happen so now instead of waiting any longer the developers have decided to go ahead and release the app on the Play Store for free on July 22. Read more »
Samsung has ousted a trio of lighthearted ads for its Galaxy S III flagship, which focus on the AllShare Play, Group Cast and Share Shot abilities.
The first one is of a guy that “suffers” the nuisance of having to show a photo to a group of people, who apparently don’t own smartphones. Read more »
One of the most prominent members of the Final Fantasy legacy, Final Fantasy III, just made its way to Android with improved visuals.
After more than a year of being available on iOS, the FF III port is of the updated 2006 version which features full 3D graphics. The title is already available at the Google Play store for the rather steep price of $15.99. Read more »
Google Chrome is among the topics of discussion at day two of Google’s I/O developer conference. According to Senior Vice President of Chrome and Apps over at Google, Sundar Pinchai, Chrome has 310 million active users.
This makes Chrome the most popular web browser in the world. Year over year the jump of active users has almost doubled from the 160 million back in 2011. Read more »
Instagram has been updated for iOS and Android with the most prominent change being the revamped profile tab, which is now more intuitively arranged.
Sharing has received improvements too – users can opt to share their likes on Facebook. The usual array of bug fixes and optimizations are included in the update. Read more »
Meizu has just announced their own App Center has passed the 200 million downloads mark. This happens only three months after the 100 million milestone was reached.
The Meizu App Center is available on all the latest Meizu smartphones including the MX and MX quad-core. Read more »
Asus just made quite a few announcements at the eve of Computex – the TAICHI dual-screen notebook series, the Transformer Book lineup with detachable screens, two Transformer-like tablets, and the all-in-one PC Transformer AiO.
All new devices run on Windows 8, and the Transformer AiO does Android as well. Read more »
By now you may have heard about or used the picplz service. They had mobile apps on iOS and Android that allowed you to capture, edit and upload image on to their servers. From there the users had the option to share the image to other social networking services.
picplz has now announced that it will be shutting down permanently on July 3. Their iOS and Android apps have also been pulled from the App Store and the Play Store respectively. Read more »
Get this one while its hot! The Dropbox app for the Samsung Galaxy S III, which offers 48GB of free cloud storage for all S III owners, has been ported for other devices.
This means that you’ll be able to install the dropbox apk from the S III on your device (if it’s rooted), and get some free cloud storage love. Read more »
Samsung has stepped up its game with Music Hub, now offering unlimited streaming of your music and access to a library of over 19 million songs for 10 euro a month.
Currently Music Hub is a Galaxy S III exclusive but will become available across Samsung’s smartphones eventually. Read more »
There are unconfirmed reports circling the web saying that Facebook is aimed at buying face recognition company Face.com for between $80 and $100 million.
This might mean that Facebook will implement the face recognition technology of Face.com to automatically tag the people in your photos and spare you the effort. Read more »
Within a week of Google releasing an update for its iOS mobile app, Facebook too has released an update for its mobile apps and website that changes the way posts are displayed.
The posts are no longer displayed in a contiguous manner but instead appear in their own separate boxes. But most importantly, images now appear 3x bigger than before and span from edge to edge. Albums are also bigger now and show thumbnails for the contained images arranged in a single large grid. You can see from the first two pictures how it looks and how it looked before in the third picture. Read more »
Traditionally, personal assistants are for the wealthy with their lack of time for trivial chores. But with the introduction of Siri on the iPhone 4S everyone could suddenly have a personal butler to boss around. Shortly afterwards, a plethora of Android variations followed, giving users choice as wide as the Moon.
The latest one of the bunch is called S Voice. It is a love child of Samsung’s hate towards Apple and desire to pack as many features as possible in the Galaxy S III. It’s only logical then to see which one will serve you best – Apple’s Siri, Samsung’s S Voice or the third-party Speaktoit Assistant for Android. Read more »
There have been talks for SMS/MMS service to the emergency 911 number for quite some time but Verizon is the first to actually do something about it.
A few days ago Verizon announced it is working closely with TeleCommunication Systems to provide SMS support for 911. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy S III not only launched with some impressive software features by Samsung, but it also comes with a couple of interesting third party offerings. Flipboard, a popular social-network aggregation app, is launching for Android exclusively on the S III (it will come to other devices later). The other feat is a roomy free online storage from Dropbox.
Flipboard rose to popularity as an iOS app, but S III owners will be the first droid users to enjoy the magazine-like format for social media and RSS feeds. Read more »