Amazon has just announced its awesomely futuristic plans of delivering packages using unmanned aerial vehicles or drones. Called Amazon Prime Air, the goal of this delivery method is to ensure the product reaches the customer in under 30 minutes.
The system is designed to deliver small packages, typically those under five pounds, which tend to form over 86 percent of the orders at Amazon. Each of these will be put inside a container and then strapped to a drone, which will fly over and deliver it to your doorstep. Read more »
Google has released a new extension for Chrome that will allow you to do searches within the browser using just your voice. Although voice search option has been available in Chrome for a while now, it required manually clicking on a button to activate it.
Now, using this extension, you can just say “Ok, Google” and the browser will automatically go into voice search mode, after which you can speak the rest of your query. This feature works as long as you are on the Google homepage or on a new Tab page. Read more »
Instagram is allegedly working on adding a couple of new features to its application and one of the major tweaks in the pipeline is to add a messaging option to the popular platform.
According to the report, the photo, video sharing service will have a one-on-one and group messaging feature. Read more »
The SkyDrive app for iOS has just gotten better. The latest 4.0 version brings automatic camera upload, better Office for Mobile integration and brand new iOS 7-themed looks.
The automatic photo upload works both over Wi-Fi and 3G and you can restrict it to work only via Wi-Fi networks if you don’t have unlimited data on your plan. Read more »
Viber has just brought its popular messaging client to the Linux platform. According to Viber it has been tested and works fine on Ubuntu, Mint and Zorin OS.
Viber requires your mobile phone for registration and it is capable of syncing your phonebook and messages across all platforms it is available for. Read more »
WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging services is finally available for the Nokia Asha 501. The hotly anticipated app will be available to download, following the over-the-air software update, which will roll out this week.
WhatsApp for Nokia Asha 501 is a specially optimized version of the app that allows you to send messages using 2G or Wi-Fi networks. Read more »
Continuing its crusade against Google, Microsoft has launched a new initiative in their Scroogled campaign, selling anti-Google merchandise on their online store. As you may know, Scroogled is Microsoft’s campaign where they try to hammer down the point that Google is stealing your personal data in exchange for offering you free services.
Now to drive home that point further, Microsoft will sell you mugs, caps and T-shirts with Scroogled written on it so you never forget what happens to you when you use Google products. Or at least that’s what Microsoft hopes. Read more »
Dropbox has updated its Android application and the latest version comes with a host of new features.
One of the most useful features among the new ones is the new notification feed, which gives you access to your recent activity just by tapping on the bell icon located in the app menu. Read more »
The photo messaging application Snapchat shares more than 400 million images each day, according to the company’s CEO Evan Spiegel.
The growth of the service is quite impressive considering the fact that the messaging app was sharing about 200 million images a day in June, and about 350 million in the month September. Read more »
Slightly over a month after we heard about it being tested, the official Google Play Music app for iOS is now officially available. Interested users can now go ahead to the App Store and download the app.
The highly-anticipated application packs all the goodies which its Android and desktop counterparts have to offer. Read more »
Google’s Street View in Maps is a great way to explore the world around us. It has 360-degree coverage of a large part of the world and let’s you talking viral strolls without leaving your desk.
As part of its Street View Trekker tech, which allowed Google to bring Street View to the Galapagos Islands, Mounts Fuji and Everest, the Eiffel Tower, and even underwater in the Great Barrier Reef, we now have the chance to trek through the Venetian channels Read more »
Facebook has released an update to the Facebook Messenger app for iOS and Android that brings with it a complete overhaul of the UI. The design clearly looks like it was made for the new iOS 7 but carries over to the Android version as well.
At launch you’ll notice that the older dull gray and Facebook blue colors have been replaced by bright white and a brilliant blue combination. There are no more gradients and drop shadows anymore and the UI has a clean, flat UI that is consistent with the rest of iOS 7. Read more »
Google’s Gmail for desktop got treated to a subtle, yet quite useful refresh today. The update expands the functionality of the quick action buttons in the inbox.
In addition to doing things such as checking on flight confirmation or sending an RSVP via dedicated buttons, users can now view YouTube and Vimeo videos, or Google Docs sent to them via email straight from their inbox. Read more »
According to a report in Bloomberg, Nokia’s former chief Stephen Elop has grand plans in consideration if elected as the next CEO of Microsoft. Already on the shortlist for the position, Elop is said to consider selling off the Xbox business and axing Bing.
In addition to the abovementioned changes, Stephen Elop is reportedly mulling over expanding the reach of the popular Microsoft Office to a broad variety of devices, including iOS and Android products. Read more »
Google has updated its Drive app for iOS. It now supports multiple accounts and printing.
Lots of people were waiting Google to bring support for multiple accounts on Drive and it seems their request has been finally fulfilled. Read more »