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 »
Google has launched a new application for Android that will allow you to print your documents wirelessly over the cloud.
Your printer obviously needs to be connected to the internet and if it is supported it will show up in the Share menu on your Android device when you are in a webpage or viewing a document. Read more »
For most of us, apps on our smartphones or tablets are means of either entertainment or communication. We have our games, social networking apps and some other stuff that help us get through the day.
There are some people whose lives have genuinely been impacted by these apps. For them, these apps are not just means of entertainment or connectivity but help them learn, grow and function in a way that would otherwise be either impossible or very difficult. It has helped them lead a normal life. In their latest video, Apple shows us some examples where iOS devices and the apps running on them have helped change lives. Read more »
Core CyanogenMod developer Steve Kondik has used his Google Plus page to tease an upcoming privacy feature that the project may soon adopt.
“Run in Incognito Mode” as it is called will allow you to choose which apps have access to your personal data. The feature works on a per-app basis and if enabled returns an empty list of contacts, calendar entries, browser history and messages for the selected app. GPS will appear to be off as well. Read more »
Apple released the first iOS 7 beta yesterday and we just couldn’t keep our hands off it. We just couldn’t wait until the fall to give the latest version of the Apple platform a try. We’ve installed the new iOS on an iPhone 5 and we’ve restored it from an iCloud backup. Everything has gone smooth so we are now able to share our first impressions with you.
The new iOS 7 brings a brand new look, new icons and skins, new control center with toggles and updated notification center, new weather app, Safari browser, Photos and Music player, Camera app and much more. Read more »
Here’s the first official peek at Intel’s Tizen overlay dubbed Obsidian. It’s probably a very early build as you can see that the animations aren’t all that polished but we get too see what sort of UI dynamics Intel is planning for its own Tizen version.
The UI starts off with an All Apps drawer which is reminiscent of Android and features flat icons navigated by means of side-swipes. More after the break. Read more »
Apple released its official WWDC app almost a week ago and the Cupertino giant has now updated its application with a few feature enhancements and bug fixes to improve the user experience.
The latest version of the WWDC for iOS allows you to stream videos over AirPlay even if it the device is locked or there’s a phone call incoming. Read more »
A reddit user managed to stumble upon a developer unit of the Nokia Lumia 920 that he purchased from eBay. Much to his surprise, however, he found several features not found on the existing version of Windows Phone 8 and something Microsoft may have been saving for later.
Chief among these discoveries is an early version of a notification center. Microsoft has admitted previously to not being able to include a notification center in Windows Phone 8 because it ran out of time but you could expect to see it in the next major version and what you see above could be it. Read more »
As Man of Steel is gathering popularity Warner Bros is keen to boost the hype even further. Just before the movie’s release we got a trailer of the upcoming game for Android and iOS.
The trailer contains gameplay footage detailing some combos, the flying, the graphics and confirms the June 14 release date. Unfortunately, we got no info on how much the game will cost. Read more »
Flying can be stressful all by itself, but the chance to lose your luggage while doing so is even worse. Airplane manufacturer Airbus wants to put an end to this by introducing its latest service called Bags2Go.
The service is a joint effort of Airbus, T-Mobile and luggage maker Rimowa and lets you rent a special suitcase, which makes use of a GPS-tracker, a 2G mobile connection, and an RFID chip to record its location. It then lets you hook up to it through an iPhone to track where exactly it is. Read more »
Evernote is one of the (if not the) best and most complex ways of storing and organizing notes and all sorts of content. It’s latest update for Android finally brings one of the most often requested featured – reminders.
Version 5.1 adds the ability to make just about every note into a reminder and set a day and time for Evernote to remind you about it. Read more »
Windows Phone aims to be business friendly and it’s apps like Nokia Conference that make it so. The app is still in beta, but it’s getting closer to proper release – it’s currently at v0.9.5. The app takes out the hassle of joining a conference call, on a WP8-running Lumia it’s as easy as saying “conference join.”
The phone will figure out what call it needs to join based on your schedule. With the latest update, the app can handle recurring calls too, not just ones you got an invite for. Conference also integrates with Microsoft Lync and will launch the app automatically if your company uses it. Read more »
Google’s stock Android keyboard is now officially available in the Play store as a standalone app. The keyboard is available for free for users of devices running Android 4.0 and up.
Naturally, the Google Keyboard app promises a Nexus typing experience. Read more »