Facebook has launched a new application exclusive to those with a verified account. Called Mentions, it helps all those celebrities on Twitter to keep track of all the replies they receive.
Other than being available only for verified users, the app is currently only available in the US and only on the iPhone. Read more »
Just yesterday the Chrome team pushed an update for the iOS version of its browser and today it’s Android’s turn. Chrome for Android reaches version 36.0.1985.122 and addresses important issues and bugs.
One of the key improvements is the better text rendering on websites that aren’t mobile optimized. Chrome 35 brings similar improvements on Windows with a feature called DirectWrite, and makes fonts look much better. Read more »
It’s been a busy day for mobile payments. Not only did Visa have some news with its latest Checkout application, it looks like Google Wallet has an update for users too.
The mobile payment system will now house your gift card data. Read more »
Do you hate inputting all of your credit card and personal information when it comes time to buy something online?
Well Visa’s latest service, Checkout, may just put an end to all of that headache. Read more »
From day one, when it comes to smartphones, it’s always been about apps. The mobile OS that’s able to wield the largest app-baton wins, which is why Google, Apple, and Microsoft have always been such strong advocators of developer incentives.
Google’s latest push in that direction comes by way of their new crash course on Android development designed for users looking to get into mobile development, but who already have at least some background in programming. Read more »
Asus is currently pushing an update for the Transformer TF701T tablet to Android 4.4.2. The OTA update takes the tablet from Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to a more recent version of KitKat, but the company isn’t bragging about it as there’s no official information on exactly what the update changes.
Nevertheless, our tipster who has received the update in Spain, says that there’s now a Powered by Android logo added to the boot animation. Read more »
The iOS version of Chrome has received an update bringing it to version 36.0.1985.49. The latest iteration of the Google-made web browser brings the long-awaited Cast support.
Now, users with Cast-enabled devices can stream web pages seamlessly with their Chrome on iOS. The updated version of Chrome also should be more stable and with less bugs. Read more »
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 »