Google has updated its Google+ Android app with Chromecast support. While the company isn’t saying anything about the new feature, it’s making Google’s social network app even more social by allowing you to share the experience on your TV.
The Google+ app joins the numerous Chromecast enabled applications. The social app makes images appear fullscreen with text on top. This makes flipping through galleries a very cool experience. Read more »
HP’s flirtation with Android devices will continue as a new phablet by the company is apparently in the works. The HP Slate 6 VoiceTab Plus has swung by the GFX benchmark and has confirmed some of its specs in the process.
Much like its predecessor, the Plus version will have a 6″ 720p display, but it will come with a Snapdragon 400 chipset with four Cortex A7 cores instead of the Marvel PXA1088 of the same core count. Read more »
Football team Manchester United management has had enough with viewers coming to the Old Trafford stadium and bringing their tablets and laptops along. From now on, those two types of devices are prohibited from making it to the stadium.
While the press release states that the football club is responding to security intelligence obtained by the UK airports and wants to ensure the safety and security of all spectators, it’s safe to assume that blocking the view of others while trying to record the game or make a selfie is enough of a reason by itself. Read more »
Following an unfortunate incident, Swedish national Alexander Maxén reportedly dropped his Sony Xperia Z2 on the bottom of the ocean. And it wasn’t until six weeks later, that a scuba diving friend of his, finally managed to recover the device.
You can’t beat a happy ending but what makes this one special is that the smartphone lasted that long underwater at at least 10m depth and yet it’s still fully operational. Read more »
The popular home media center application XBMC (soon to be known as Kodi) is running on Android TV like a champ. Keyan Mobli, who’s part of the XBMC dev community reports that it wasn’t too much work to get it going on Google’s TV version of Android, which is due to launch in the coming months.
What you see above is a photo of XBMC showing on the Leenback Launcher of Android TV that’s running on ADT-1 (dev box for developers given at Google I/O 2014). Mobli shares that 1080p video playback is a breeze and everything is running flawlessly. Read more »
Xiaomi plans to launch an update for its Xiaomi Mi 2 and Mi 2S smartphones by the end of this week. The update in question is MIUI v.6, which was first mentioned at the launch of the Xiaomi Mi4.
The latest version of MIUI will sport a more simplified look that’s free of clutter. It’ll be sporting the popular “flat design” with a bunch of new features. Read more »
Apple’s ‘Your Verse’ page showcases people from around the world using their iPad to do creative work in their field using various apps that are only available on iOS. Apple has now added two new videos to the list, Jason Hall’s story and Yaoband.
Jason Hall is a biker from Detroit who started a biking club called Slow Roll, which organizes weekly bike rides to improve Detroit’s image in people’s mind and make them see it differently. In his story, he shows how his iPad helps him organize the events and meetings, along with all the apps he uses. Read more »
The Siri-dominating Cortana might be included in the final release of Windows 9. Microsoft’s virtual assistant has so far received a good deal of praise for its performance on Windows Phone 8.1.
According to a report from Neowin, Cortana has been upgraded from an engineering build to a more stable release cycle in the early builds of Windows 9. Read more »
Sony Mobile released six apps that showcase the water resistance of its flagship Xperia smartphones. Sony Underwater Apps is currently available in the United States for Xperia Z1s and Xperia Z.
The apps, which look undeniably fun and goofy, utilize a great deal of clever engineering to work. Read more »
Looks like Microsoft isn’t interested in taking the high road, and are launching a new set of PC vs Mac advertisements.
In the 3 ads, MS compares its Surface Pro 3 to the Macbook Air. Read more »
Torrent apps have not been allowed on iOS devices for a while due to all of the stigma (usually due to piracy) associated with the downloading medium.
That is, until now. Blue Downloader is a bit torrent application for iOS that let’s users download torrent files right onto their device. Read more »
Want to watch all of your favorite sporting events on Sky TV, but are bummed out by the price tag for only 24 hours of access?
Well now, you’ll be able to get a Sky Sports Pass for for seven days and enjoy streaming your games all from your mobile device or tablet. Read more »
Today a new firmware update for the OnePlus One started rolling out, albeit slowly. It’s expected to have reached all the devices out there by the end of this week and it brings with it the absolute latest version of Android – 4.4.4.
Alongside that and many bug fixes, there’s also a new camera feature called Clear Image which stitches together 10 individual shots for a final “super high-res photo”. Read more »
Sprint has just announced that it will start selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 on August 15, which is this Friday. The tablet will be the first in the carrier’s roster to support its Spark high-speed LTE network.
The Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 will be available in all of Sprint’s sales channels, with a $299.99 full retail price sans taxes. Read more »
Samsung has been granted a trademark over the “Galaxy Note Edge” name, further suggesting the company plans to launch two versions of the Galaxy Note 4.
The Note Edge moniker is strongly indicative of what has been confirmed by a previous company patent – a Note 4 with a three-sided display. Well, we can now safely call this one a Galaxy Note Edge. Read more »