Just two months after Google acquired the community-based traffic and navigation app Waze, the company’s Maps app now supports real time incident reports. The information will come directly from reports submitted by the Waze community, but the feature won’t be available everywhere.
At first users in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Switzerland, UK and the US will benefit from real time accident, construction, road closure and other reports submitted from Waze users. However, Google Maps isn’t the only app that benefits from the collaboration of the two companies. The Waze app has been updated as well. Read more »
Nokia has released the final version of its popular public transport information app dubbed Nokia Transit for the Series 40 platform. The app, which was previously beta and exclusive to Lumia phones has now been made available to the Asha platform and Series 40 users can enjoy it as well.
The Transit app is very useful and is great for finding nearby stations. You can search for them by address and once you find the one you’re interested in, the app displays departure times allowing you to plan a route to your destination. Read more »
Google released a major update to its YouTube app for Android. The new version brings new features, dressed in a brand new, even more user-friendly UI.
The most notable new feature of the redesigned YouTube app is a multi-window feature. It allows users to have play their video in a small window while browsing the endless amount of available content. Read more »
It is always tough to keep a track of things that we do in our day to day lives. Our memory is not always helpful enough and we find it hard to remember what happened on a particular day, at a certain place or at a definite hour. That’s when ‘Friday’ for Android comes to the rescue. Today, we will take a look at the features of the app and how it can help make your life better.
With Friday, your memories are bound to last forever. The app works like a virtual brain and captures each and every event happening around you. Read more »
The Nokia Amber update is now seeding globally and brings lots of improvements, including the Nokia Pro Camera app to the Lumia 920, 925 and 928.
Pro Camera debuted on the 41 MP beast cameraphone, the Lumia 1020 and we’ve already seen the impressive amount of control it gives you over the camera settings. Read more »
If you’ve used Yahoo! Weather on iOS 7 you know that it’s loads better than its Android counterpart. But all of this is now good and past as the Android app just got a visuals-focused update, which brings high-res, fullscreen Flickr photos of the cities you are checking.
The photos come from Flickr’s Project Weather and are relevant to your location. The weather information itself is still well detailed and neatly displayed so you don’t lose any of the app’s actual features. There are revamped widgets in the notification area too. Read more »
Amazon pre-installs the Silk browser on its Kindle tablets but hasn’t really improved on it in a while. Now it brings an update to the browser, which revamps the UI, brings new features and gives some old ones a fresh new look and feel.
Among the novelties are redesigned tabs, an upper left-placed menu panel and a new start page featuring your most visited pages. The address bar brings up the keyboard by default, there’s improved easier access to the Reading View (which compiles the article without ads or banners) and more. Read more »
While the latest version of Android – version 4.3 – has made its way to Galaxy Nexus devices and Google Play editions of the HTC One and Galaxy S4, most of us have to wait a while more before we see it on other devices.
The creators of the popular CyanogenMod custom ROM for Android are busy incorporating many of the updates from Android 4.3 into the latest nightly builds for their most recent 10.2 release. Read more »
You may remember Microsoft recently updated the YouTube app for Windows Phone 8 and made it into a proper app and not just a bookmark for launching the mobile version before. Then Google got upset because the app didn’t include ads and asked Microsoft to remove the app, which the latter complied with.
Well luckily, the app is now back on the Windows Phone Store. It seems Microsoft and Google have resolved their issues over the matter and the updated version of the app (it had previously rolled back to the bookmark version) is now available for download. Read more »
Google has issued a new update for its Glass smart eye-wear, which adds new Google Now cards as well as bringing updates for already existing ones. Furthermore, there are a bunch of new voice commands as well as the ability to fast forward/rewind videos you’re watching in order to get to a certain part that you’re interested in.
The new Google Now cards now include ones for restaurants, hotels and events that allow you to book and get reminded of already existing reservations. Another new card is in charge of movies and brings information for upcoming titles and their screening times in nearby theaters. The last newly added Google Now card to Glass is for emergency alerts – it’ll only show up when there’s a severe thunderstorm or flash flood warning in your area. Read more »
Skype pushed out an update for its iOS app, which brings only a few improvements the most important of which is support for HD video calling. It only works on the iPad 4, though.
Owners of other iGadgets also have reason update – the Skype v4.1 brings improvements to the call quality and stability. Also, the country code picker has been redesigned. Read more »
Huawei Ascend P6 is widely advertised as the world’s slimmest smartphone to date. Indeed there is no thinner smartphone in our database so far and we just had to see it live. And here it is – the Ascend P6 knocking on our office doors.
Huawei Ascend P6 is powered by company’s home-brewed chipset – the K3V2 – featuring a quad-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A9 processor, a 16-core unnamed graphics unit and 2GB of RAM. We’ve already met this configuration within the Ascend Mate phablet and we know it performs very well on a 720p screen. Read more »
ClockworkMod Recovery developer Koushik Dutta has made some tweaks to the CyanogenMod ROM allowing you to play any video or audio file on your phone directly to your Chromecast connected TV.
Mr. Dutta has directly baked in the media playing functionality into the ROM’s framework. This means that even if the media app, be it video or audio, hasn’t yet utilized the Chromecast API, streaming would still work. Read more »
Instagram has started rolling out the 4.1 update for its popular social networking app for iOS and Android. One of the key new features in this update is the ability to import videos from your library. 4.0 brought the ability to post videos but the videos had to be shot on the spot before uploading. This new feature lets you import and edit any previously shot video from your phone’s gallery.
Another addition is automatic straightening of shots. What this feature does is analyzes your images and automatically straightens them if it detects a tilt in the horizon. It also lets you manually adjust the image till you think it is perfectly level. This is an excellent tool to level your images after shooting if you think they are slightly tilted. As of now, this feature is only available on iOS. Read more »
Sony is officially rolling out an update for its media applications – Walkman, Album and Movies. The most important change is these apps now have a better integration with all of your media in the cloud.
The Walkman media app now comes with Sony’s Music Unlimited integration, which allows you to search across local and the cloud contents. Read more »