If you’re a fan of the Final Fantasy franchise and happen to own an Android smartphone (Gingerbread 2.3.3 and above) then you can now get the 1991 Final Fantasy IV straight off Google Play.
There’s a catch, however, as the game developer has decided to ask premium for the game and you’d need to pay $15.99 or £10.99. Read more »
Eye-Fi cards bring some “smarts” to digital cameras, which haven’t really experienced a functionality boom like smartphones have. If price was the only thing keeping you from getting one, then have a look at the new Eye-Fi Mobi.
Just like the pricier Pro X2 card, the Mobi creates a Wi-Fi network that you can connect to with your iOS or Android device where the Eye-fi app will automatically download the photos. You can then browse the photos, edit them with your image editor of choice and share them on your favorite social network. Read more »
When BlackBeery announced that its Messenger service (BBM) was coming to iOS and Android many people, including me, got very excited, but unfortunately, the company wasn’t ready to announce a release date back then.
Now, almost a month after the Blackberry Live 2013 conference, the company has announced that its BBM service will hit Android and iOS as a standalone app on June 27. Read more »
Qualcomm is working with Microsoft to introduce the Snapdragon 800 chipset to future Windows RT 8.1 devices, making it just the third to make it to the young platform after Snapdragon S4 (also Qualcomm’s chip) and NVIDIA’s Tegra 3.
The chip uses four Krait 400 cores with a maximum clock speed of 2.2 GHz, the Adreno 330 graphics chip and has support for LTE. Read more »
Google has released the v4.5 update for the Gmail app for Android, which brings with it some UI changes, some of which are in tune with the recent changes seen on Gmail website.
The first thing you’ll notice is that Google has done away with the bottom bar that hosted buttons for new mail, search, labels, refresh and menu. Three of those have now been moved to the action bar on top and refresh has been included in the UI in the form of pull to refresh. The options in the drop down menu on top to move between your accounts, folders and labels has now been moved into a drawer on the left. Read more »
With Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference just a week away, the company has released its official app for the developer-oriented event.
There, Apple developers can watch videos of the sessions directly on their iPhones and iPads. Read more »
Huawei Ascend Mate has just made it to out office. It’s the company’s largest smartphone up to date with a 6.1-inch IPS+ 720p display. The Mate is powered by Huawei’s home-brewed K3V2 chip, which has a quad-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A9 processor, 16-core graphics and 2GB of RAM.
The Ascend Mate runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS skinned with Huawei’s own Emotion UI. The entire skin reminds us a lot of the Meizu MX phones, since it lacks an app drawer and everything goes on your homescreens. Read more »
Google updated its Calendar app for devices running Android Jelly Bean 4.1 and above and those of us that are heavy Calendar users can now enjoy a variety of colors for events. There’s also the option to set a default calendar (if you have more than one) as well as a nifty new date and time picker interface.
The most notable improvement are the color options, which have finally arrived to Google Calendar and are probably the best way of organizing events – for instance birthdays purple, work stuff in red, personal errands in green, etc. Read more »
Realmac Software, the creator of the popular Clear to-do app for iOS, introduced its new iPhone photography app named Analog Camera, just a few days ago. Now, the camera software for the iPhone is officially available in the App Store.
Analog Camera is one of the easiest ways to take images, process and share your photography skills on your favorite social networks. The latest camera app has a simple user interface and comes with a set of eight filters for post-processing. Read more »
Google Play Music has been updated with some minor features that make the app more complete as a music player.
The complete redesign of the app unveiled at Google I/O was a welcome addition, but now the company has added features like the option to delete songs from the device as well as remove them from the My Library list. Read more »
Twitter has updated its mobile applications on iOS and Android with some new UI changes. First of all, you will notice a new tweet compose window, which instead of a popup now appears as a new screen over the current one. You will also see larger fonts while typing but more importantly they have completely changed the way you add images and preview them.
Now, when you try to add an image to your tweet, it will pop a drawer below that shows all your images from your device in a grid. This view includes images from all your folders so if you want to go to a specific folder without having to sift through all the photos then you can still do that by launching your image gallery from within the app and selecting the folder and the file. Read more »
Google has just unveiled the latest design refresh of its Gmail service, which now sports four prominent new tabs allowing you to easily filter your content.
The new tabs in question are Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates allowing you to easily see what kind of email you’ve got and what’s the nature of it. Read more »
Great news for the nearly 10 million Asha Touch phones out there, as Nokia has just added Mail for Exchange support to these devices.
The Nokia Asha 308, 309, 310 and 311 will now be able to sync email, contacts and calendar entries via the Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, 2007 and 2010 protocol as well as use the Microsoft Office 365 Mobility Online Service. Read more »
Qualcomm has a special app called BatteryGuru that optimizes power usage on phones with Snapdragon chipsets and it just graduated out of beta. It’s an easy to use app as it does its own thing – it spends a couple of days in the background learning your usage habits and then gets in control of things like Wi-Fi, which apps are allowed to run in the background, and so forth.
BatteryGuru learns the locations of the Wi-Fi networks you use and powers off Wi-Fi connectivity when you’re away from them. Read more »
The doubleTwist music player has received a new update, which brings with it a fresh new UI. Although the previous version looked quite stunning, the UI had started looking a bit out of place on the clean, flat UI design of modern Android versions.
The latest version addresses that by opting for the new Holo UI guidelines while maintaining some of the look of the previous versions. You will now see flatter textures and typical Holo UI elements such as action bar at the top with an Up button and drop down lists. However, the app still maintains the dark gray background color and the custom fonts that make sure it stands out and doesn’t look like just another Holo app. Read more »