Snapchat has added a new filter setting in the app called geofilters.
Now when you take a picture, just slide right and you will see a bunch of text filters that correspond to your location. You’ll only see filters for your location and it’s mostly just colorful text in fancy fonts and some images overlaid on your photos. If that’s something you’re into, then you have that option now. Read more »
Microsoft has been working on incorporating academic materials and research into Bing’s search results.
The educational data that you find on Bing will work closely with Cortana, the Windows Phone voice assistant. Read more »
The Google I/O 2014 Developers Conference was huge. It included 73 sessions, spanning over 2 days, and covering app performance, design, web and many other topics.
All of them are now available for your viewing pleasure, in case you missed some of them. Probably, the most interesting is the keynote, where Sundar Pichai and other Google top dogs revealed Android L and Android Wear, to name a few. Read more »
Rdio and Shazam have been working together for quite some time now to bring you the music you like after you identify it.
The problem was you always needed to exit Shazam after you ID’d the song, but with the latest software update, you’ll be able to listen to the song within the app itself. Read more »
There may have been only two teams in the World Cup Final today, but Snapchat did something very interesting: the app manufacturer created a global “Our Story” dedicated to this year’s final game.
Every single user was able to upload their Snap to the game, creating a huge photo album for everyone who has the app to view. Read more »
Adobe has been hard at work in beefing up its mobile software line, and it looks like the company’s free option, Photo Express, just became a bit more versatile.
Adobe’s added a few new features to the software: hit the jump to find out what they are. Read more »
Have you been enjoying iTunes Extras on your Mac? For a while now, the feature has been an exclusively desktop affair.
Well now, Apple has made the content available on Apple TV, and plans to bring it to iOS 8 in the fall. Read more »
Following its announcement regarding the new Play Services 5.0 API update last week, Google is now delivering the goods with a plethora of updates to its services and applications.
Not only is the new Google Play Games 2.0 with level-up notifications and quest support being pushed out to users, but new updates to Gmail and Google Maps integrate Google Drive support and let you measure between map locations. Read more »
Samsung had earlier announced that it was going to rename its app store as Galaxy Apps and the company has now implemented the change..
The latest update to the app delivers the new branding to the company’s very own app store. Apart from the new description, the Galaxy Apps get a new interface, which more streamlined, cleaner, faster and more responsive. Read more »
When Adidas announced that it would be making it’s own fitness tracking wearable, everyone assumed that it would be a device that would rival Nike’s FuelBand.
However, Adidas Director of Product Creation, Simon Drabble says that the Fit Smart is more for training and fitness, and is not a lifestyle tracker, as the FuelBand is. Read more »
Microsoft’s spanking new voice assistant that premiered on Windows Phone 8.1, Cortana, predicts that Argentina has the edge over The Netherlands in today’s World Cup semi-final clash at Sao Paulo’s Arena Corinthians stadium.
If you ask Cortana on your phone which team will win in the match Cortana will do some clever behind the scenes match to tell you the most probable outcome. And for the upcoming Argentina – The Netherlands clash it thinks it’s a close call but still favoring the Argentinian side. Read more »
Hate when your phone vibrates, and then you fetch it out of your pocket, only to see that someone liked a comment on a Facebook image that you gave a thumbs up to?
Well Hicon is a funky wearable that looks to remedy that problem. Read more »
So you live in New York, but you, of course, keep it real and reside in either Brooklyn and Queens. There’s a downside to not being a Manhattan-ite, however. Even though you’re saving a ton of money on rent, your public transportation options are pretty limited.
Well it looks like you’ll have more choices soon, as Lyft will be launching in the New York City area, but exclusively in Brooklyn and Queens. Read more »
CyanogenMod 11 M8 is now available for download on selected devices. For the first time, the Sony Xperia Z2 (sirius), Xiaomi Mi2 (aries), Oppo Find 7a/s (find7) and OnePlus One (bacon) are graced by the popular third-party ROM.
One of the most major pieces of news regarding the update is that it’s based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat. In addition to its enhancements to the core of the OS, it brings a ‘Heads Up’ notification mode (accessible through Settings > Notifications). Read more »
BlackBerry has released their BBM application for the Windows Phone platform. After being exclusive to the BlackBerry OS since its inception, the app was released on iOS and Android last year but it took its usual time to arrive later on Windows Phone.
But even though the app is on Windows Phone now, you may not be able to download it. BlackBerry, in its infinite wisdom, as decided to keep it a private beta for now, so you will need an invite to be able to use the app on your Windows Phone device. Read more »