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 »
A new update to the Skype app for iPhone has been released today, and it brings back a feature that’s been missing for about a month.
Ever since the grand Skype 5.0 redesign debuted on the iPhone in June, support for voice messaging has been missing. Not anymore, though, since Skype 5.2 for iPhone brings that back. Read more »
South Korean’s Fair Trade Commission has ordered Apple and Google to establish proper and user-friendly refund policies for the AppStore and the Play Store. This decision will probably impact many other regions as well.
The only way to get your money back from an AppStore purchase was through contacting Apple directly and opening a case. Google on the other hand allows you a full refund for an app within 15 minutes of purchase, but after that contacting Google through the proper channels is the only way. Read more »
The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system comes with a pretty odd bug. It turns out that for some regions, the Calendar app shows the wrong holidays.
What actually happens is that the holidays from other regions are shown instead of the ones adequate for what your location is set to. Read more »
OnePlus One will be updated with a CyanogenMod ROM based on Android L. This will happen in three months after Google launches the final Android L build in the Fall.
OnePlus One has it tough lately with its shipments being delayed yet again. Fortunately ours OnePlus One is already in our office and we are working hard to bring you an in-depth review. Read more »
Facebook has been pushing hard to become a top player in the messaging game. The company has recently purchased WhatsApp, took a page out of Snapchat’s book with Slingshot, and made its messenger available for Windows Phone.
Facebook has taken another step towards improving its messaging experience by making Facebook Messenger a universal application for iOS; meaning that it will function on both the iPad and iPhone similarly. Read more »
After quite a long waiting period, the official PayPal app for Samsung’s Tizen-based Gear 2 smartwatches is now up for grabs.
The app was first discussed back in February at MWC, so it’s definitely been a long time coming. Read more »
The latest beta version of the popular Android homescreen replacement Nova Launcher boasts a fresh coat of paint with the addition of “L Preview” visual goodies.
The new visuals of the launcher include a new look for the homescreen folder preview, the L-release app drawer icon and a new app animation. Read more »
Google has released the Android Wear application on the Play Store. Although there is not much you can do with it right now, the app will become useful once those who ordered their Android Wear devices start receiving their orders next week.
Google has also added a new section in the Play Store for Android Wear applications. Note, that these are not exactly separate apps that will run on your watch but your usual apps meant for your phone or tablet but now with Android Wear support to push relevant information on to the device. Read more »
Microsoft Office for iPad was a raging success, blowing away download records. It seemed that there were plenty of people who wanted the full office suite available on their iPad, but Android tablet owners don’t get to join in on the fun.
Well it looks like they won’t be left out in the cold for much longer as Microsoft is allegedly hard at work preparing for the release of Office for Android. Read more »
The Federal Trade commission has demanded that Amazon alter its app store policies, but the online retail giant refuses to do so.
Amazon is so adamant about not changing its policies, that the company is ready to battle it out with the FTC in court. Read more »
The HTC One Max phablet and the newly released Oppo Find 7 with QHD display are the latest devices to get official CyanogenMod support. Their proper CM11 builds are already available for download.
Oppo Find 7a and Oppo Find 7 are both supported in the find7 builds dated July 1 or later. Read more »
LG G3 launched four commercials advertising the company’s proprietary Knock Code. They tell about a family squabble that started after a woman succeeds unlocking the secure-locked Galaxy S5 of her significant other.
You bet all of the awkward situations could have been avoided if the man was using an LG G3 with Knock Code security. Or, you know, if he told the truth. Read more »
Windows 8 has come under a lot of fire for not being desktop computer friendly. Sure the tile approach may work for tablets, but the experience just doesn’t translate well to a mouse and keyboard set-up. Users made their discontent be known: they wanted their desktop experience back.
But what if there was a way to have the same operating system, that would recognize which platform it was installed on, and adapt to it accordingly? That’s what Windows 9 will purportedly be offering. Read more »
We heard about iTunes U a while back as part of Apple’s foray into the educational market. Right now the app doesn’t have that much functionality; it’s primarily reserved for reading textbooks.
However, the Cupertino-based tech giant has been hard at work adding some new features to iTunes U that’ll give it more depth: professors will now be able to create courses and take questions from students. Read more »