Popular instant messaging service WhatsApp has made their iOS client free of cost for a limited time. Unlike on other platforms, the iOS version of WhatsApp has an upfront cost of $0.99 for the client.
WhatsApp is available on several other platforms, including Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry OS, Symbian and even Nokia Series 40. However, on other platforms, the application is free to download and use for a year, after which there is a $0.99 yearly fee. Read more »
Flipboard has been available on both Android smartphones and iOS devices but it’s just now that it comes to Android tablets.
The app has been tailored specifically for the various Android screen sizes and display resolutions. Read more »
Tumblr has finally released an iPad version of its iOS application. Although the iPhone version has been available for a while now and was recently given a major facelift, the iPad version was nowhere to be found.
Among the new features is a UI optimized for the iPad’s bigger display. You get a navigation bar on the side that stays there permanently unlike on the iPhone version. Read more »
According to DigiTime’s often reliable undisclosed Taiwan supply chain sources Nokia could be close to release a 10″ slate running on Qualcomm hardware and Windows RT software.
Nokia allegedly has had talks with chip-maker Qualcomm and manufacturer Compal Electronics to start production of the said tablet and could announce it in late February at the Mobile World Congress. Read more »
Nokia’s cinemagraph camera feature in its Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 smartphones has been updated with new sharing options.
The new release of the Cinemagraph app is version 18.104.22.168 and includes a new Share menu option, which offers sharing via Facebook and Twitter, email or messaging. Read more »
Apple has released the iOS 6.0.2 update for the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini. The only major change in this update is that it fixes the Wi-Fi bug that a lot of users were experiencing.
Since the iOS 6 update, several users reported unable to connect to their local Wi-Fi. The next update, iOS 6.0.1, was supposed to solve this issue and while it did for some users others continued to face it. Read more »
After being dropped out of iOS 6 by Apple, the YouTube app became a standalone application that had to be downloaded from the App Store. But one of the biggest shortcomings of this app was that it was meant only for content consumption, and there was no way to upload videos from it.
Google has now released a separate application for the iPhone and iPod touch, whose only purpose is recording videos and uploading them on YouTube. You can shoot and do quick editing to your videos from within the app itself or upload one of your existing videos. Read more »
Microsoft has released a new version of Facebook app specifically for Windows Phone 8. In case you’re not aware, the Facebook app for Windows Phone is actually made by Microsoft, unlike the apps on iOS and Android, which are made by Facebook itself.
The new app mostly concentrates on the performance improvement, which is evident as soon as you launch the app, as everything from scrolling to opening pages is faster now. Other changes include support for multiple resolutions possible on Windows Phone 8 and multiple tile sizes. Read more »
The latest Dropbox update for iOS devices brings along a simpler new design and an updated Photos tab with a Timeline view.
The app seems to work smoother now and looks less cluttered with the new, clean UI refresh. Read more »
Google has updated the Google+ application for both iOS and Android, giving the latter slightly more features.
Now, Android users can take advantage of the full-size photo upload option in the Google+ app, allowing them to share images of up to 5GB. Read more »
Last week we told you that popular instant messaging service WhatsApp will soon be making an appearance on the new Windows Phone 8 platform, and it has.
WhatsApp is now available on devices running Windows Phone 8. As before, it’s free for the first year and then it’s $0.99 per year. The application is similar to the one on Windows Phone 7.5 in every way, which has also been updated to v2.8.10. Read more »
If you’ve been craving to give the launcher Sony has been using in its Xperia line-up of devices, now you can. Thanks to XDA member ra3al, you can now install the Xperia Launcher on any Android device running ICS or Jelly Bean.
Both tablets and smartphones are supported, so as long as you have the version requirement covered, there’s nothing to stop you from giving the launcher a try. Read more »
The Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 app ecosystems are slowly starting to build steam, although you may have noticed a lack of participation from one of the biggest developers out there: Google.
If, however, you were in the hopes that Google may in fact be working on addressing this, then you are mistaken, because Google has chosen not to develop for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 for the time being. Read more »
Microsoft has just added a useful new feature to the Windows Phone Store that lets you install apps from the microSD card, if your device supports one. This is convenient for those who don’t have a data connection on their phones.
Now, when you go to an app page on the Windows Phone Store web page, you will see an option to download and install the app manually. Click on that and the app starts downloading automatically to your computer. Once done, you can then transfer the XAP file to a microSD card and then install it on your phone. Read more »
Google recently incorporated the ability to recognize songs in the latest Google Search update. Now they have released a standalone app that can be installed on Android.
Called Sound Search for Google Play, the app takes the form of a widget that you can keep on your homescreen and tap when you want to find out what song is playing near you. Other than guessing which song it is, the Sound Search app also provides a link to purchase it on Google Play and maintains a list of your searches, that can be synced across your Android devices for future reference. Read more »