Siri’s pronunciation isn’t always spot on, especially when it comes to names, which ranges from annoying to problematic. With iOS 7, however, Apple has made its digital assistant smarter, allowing you to teach it the current pronunciation without having to type in the phonetic spelling manually.
Siri will ask for help if it has troubles with a name or you can simply tell it it’s wrong – ” That’s not how you pronounce <a name>”. Read more »
According to Google+ user Giulio Cervera new camera features are coming to Android 4.2.2-based CyanogenMod 10.1 exclusively for the Xperias V, T, Z, ZL and Wi-Fi and LTE Tab Z.
The new features include HDR imaging (not video), ISO modes, Scene modes and Sony’s image and video digital stabilization. Read more »
When the Vine app eventually managed to waddle over to Android, it was a mere shadow of the iOS version, thanks to a buggy initial release and missing several features. Subsequent updates have made it bit more usable and now some more features have been brought over from the iOS version.
In the latest update, you now get the option to share your Vines on Facebook as well, whereas you could only do it over Twitter previously. It also adds the ability to search for users and hashtags, which was strangely missing in the previous version. Read more »
The new Photoful app (formerly known as PhotoSocial) has hit iOS and it promises all the benefits of iOS 7′s reimagined Photos app for current iPhone users, and then some.
It features integrated editing, tagging and sharing options, as well as a very slick interface with highly intuitive gesture support. Read more »
In a bid to take down Twitter and Vine, Facebook and Instagram have added a new feature on the popular mobile social network: videos. Now along with being able to upload photos, Instagram will also let you upload short videos from your phone.
After updating to the latest v4.0 of the application on iOS and Android, you will notice that there is a new button in the viewfinder mode. Tapping it brings the video recording interface. This works similar to Vine, where you press and hold the record button to record the video. You can release it as many times you want during the fifteen second span you are allotted and the app stitches the moments into one clip. As with Vine, audio is recorded as well. Read more »
Popular mobile browser Dolphin has reached the v10 mark and brings with it some new features to make it even better. The first among the changes is a new user interface. Dolphin 10 has a flat new UI that is more in tune with the times and at the same time retains the basic architecture of the previous versions. Unfortunately, this means it’s still not quite Holo and features a rather massive additional menu at the bottom of the screen.
Another change is the presence of a new web app store. This is similar to the web store on the desktop version of the Chrome. These are web apps, which in most cases equates to bookmarks, that install on your browser’s homescreen and let you quickly access those sites. Read more »
Since Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference brought iOS 7 to the world of iTech enthusiasts, we’ve waited to see the cool facelift running on the iPad’s 9.7″ Retina.
Well, the wait is over as early screenshots of iOS 7 running on the bigger canvas have surfaced. It all looks as you’d expect it to and the OS has been nicely optimized to make best use of the extra screen estate. Read more »
Creative Cloud, Adobe’s rebranded Creative Suite, which is now the only way to get the latest versions of popular Adobe programs like Photoshop and Premier, has received a major update to most of its supported programs – 15 in total.
These latest versions now have the CC moniker attached, with Photoshop CC getting new sharpening technologies and designer workflow enhancements. Read more »
The Skype video messaging service is finally out of beta and is now available to all Skype users. It is available on the desktop in Skype for Windows desktop, Windows 8, OS X and on the mobile for Skype for iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry. The service is currently not available on Windows Phone.
For those who don’t know, Skype video messaging lets you send short video messages over Skype. Unlike your regular video calls, the recipient of these messages need not be online when you send them and can view them whenever they log into Skype. Basically, video messaging is to video calls what SMS is to voice calls. Read more »
An upcoming mysterious Facebook event has several sources speculating that the social network might be adding video support to its Instagram platform.
Instagram, which was bought by Facebook for a cool $1 billion in cash and stock in April of 2012, has been slowly losing ground on Twitter to Vine, a popular iOS and Android app which lets you share short 6 second video clips. Read more »
Some of you may be familiar with CPU-Z. Designed for Windows PCs, it is the go-to application to find out detailed information about your system, from your CPU to motherboard, chipset, GPU, memory and much more. CPUID, the creators of this application, have now released a version of CPU-Z for Android.
As you can expect, CPU-Z on Android gives you lowdown on your device. It gives you information about your SoC, including the current clock speeds of all the CPU cores and the CPU load, system information, including software version and available free memory and storage space, battery statistics and readings from all the sensors on your device, including the accelerometer, proximity sensor, gyroscope, etc. Read more »
Microsoft has released a version of Office Mobile for Office 365 subscribers for the iPhone. Although not quite the full Office suite that everyone was expecting, Office Mobile will let Office 365 users view and edit their Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents stored online right on their iPhone.
With Office Mobile, you can access documents stored on SkyDrive, SkyDrive Pro or SharePoint. You can view as well as edit the documents within the app and it keeps a tab of your recently opened documents. All changes made are instantly saved online but if you don’t have a connection you can continue editing the document and the changes will be uploaded as soon as your iPhone is connected to the internet. Read more »
Google has released updates for both the Play Music and the Google+ for Android. First up, the Play Music features faster downloading of songs, which means songs you have stored online in your account are downloaded much quicker than before.
Other changes include new settings for mobile network bandwidth usage, search quality improvement and reduced data usage overall. Read more »
Google’s Gesture Search – the nifty Android capability which lets you quickly access contacts, settings, applications and more through the use of on-screen gestures – has received an update which extends its character recognition to cover over 40 new languages.
New native character support also supports pinyin for Chinese language gestures. Read more »
Popular navigation app CoPilot has made its debut on Windows Phone 8 in both free and premium versions.
The free version of CoPilot for WP8 brings a map of the supported countries to your phone which can be saved for offline use as well as route planning, driving directions and alternate routes. Read more »