Nokia made its HERE Maps apps for Windows 8.1 available all around the world earlier today. As part of the wider release, the company has also included a bunch of cool updates to the app.
Highlights include manual location settings, new City page design, and a weather forecast feature. Read more »
You own a Galaxy Gear and need to get somewhere but don’t know the way. While Google Maps integrates with Android Wear, your Tizen-powered Samsung Gear smartwatch can’t use Android Wear apps. How to get out of this conundrum? The free D.M.A. Navi Watch app.
The app still uses Google Maps for navigation, but transfers the notifications put out by Maps onto your wrist. Read more »
India’s largest e-commerce company, Flipkart, boasted that it has raised a new funding of $1 billion. Flipkart says this is the largest venture investment to be received by an Indian internet-based business.
As the New York Times points out, Flipkart is only outdone by Uber, which managed to raise $1.2 billion. Read more »
We talked about the Bolt service a few days back. The app is now officially available on iOS and Android, but only in New Zealand, Singapore, and South Africa for now.
Bolt lets you have a group of close friends that you can instantly send photos or videos to. Just tap on their contact name and it takes a photo and sends it. You can press and hold on the contact name to send a video. Just like with Snapchat, the photos and videos are not sent and are removed from your device when you swipe them away. Read more »
Spooked that the NSA is snooping on your phone calls?
Then you might want to try out Signal, the app that encrypts your iPhone’s calls. Read more »
EA and Microsoft have worked together to bring a Playstation Now-esque service for Xbox One owners called EA Access.
For $5 a month or $30 a year, players will have the ability to have unlimited access to a selection of “vault” games. Read more »
You always had a feeling that Xiaomi’s deals were too good to be true, but you just couldn’t figure out what the catch was exactly, right?
Update, July 31: Please have a look at our follow-up on this story before drawing conclusions and leaving a comment.
Well it’s safe to say now that that puzzle’s been solved, as the RedMi Note was caught red-handed sending private user info to a Chinese server. Read more »
NVIDIA’s powerful new tablet, the Shield, is now out. It was made official exactly one week ago, after many leaks about it had popped up in the past.
The NVIDIA Shield tablet can be yours for $299, directly from the company’s own online store for the US. This price, however, doesn’t include the Shield Wireless Controller, the Wi-Fi-based gamepad that’s been prominently featured alongside the tablet in promo materials. Read more »
Microsoft has today released an update to its OneNote app for iOS (which is “optimized for the iPhone 5″). The new version brings with it many new features.
It now lets you insert files, password-protect sections, add PDF printouts, organize notebooks, use formatted text, as well as create notebooks and save them to OneDrive for Business. Read more »
Canon has officially introduced two new compact, super zoom cameras – PowerShot SX520 HS and PowerShot SX400 IS. Both the cameras are designed to fulfill the need of capturing subjects from far away.
The PowerShot SX520 HS comes with a high-powered 42x optical zoom lens and with the ability to shoot Full HD videos. Read more »
According to TPK, the company that’s reportedly in charge of producing silver nanowire ink for Apple’s iWatch, the watch will enter mass production in the final four months of this year and not in the third quarter as previously expected.
TPK, which expected solid profit in Q3 because of the deal with Apple, has now reevaluated things with a higher Q4 profit expectation. The reason – TPK expected the Apple iWatch to enter mass production in the third quarter, not the fourth one. With this development doubts have risen as to whether Apple can build the quota of iWatches it needs to meet 2014 demand. Read more »
It may sound unlikely but some manufacturers of Windows 8 tablets are trying to bring the price fight to Android with $100 tablets. Back in June we saw the 8″ Emdoor EM-i8080 and now the Kingsing W8 enters the stage.
The Kingsing W8 is powered by a quad-core Intel Bay Trail-T processor clocked at 1.8GHz paired with Intel HD graphics. This is proper Windows 8 too, not the failed RT branch. Read more »
Amazon may be working on a revamped flagship tablet, the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. The original one launched with the then-current Snapdragon 800, while this new version spotted by the AnTuTu team uses the latest Snapdragon 805.
Other key specs seem unchanged – like the 8.9″ 2,560 x 1,600 screen, 2GB of RAM or 8MP / 1MP camera setup. Read more »
Apple refreshed its MacBook Pro lineup but it’s a relatively small upgrade. The 13″ and 15″ are more or less as rumored yesterday. This update comes less than a year than the previous one.
They are still powered by Haswell-based Intel Core processors, but with some new options. You also get 8GB RAM as standard on the 13″ MacBook Pro and 16GB on the 15″ model (last year it was 4GB / 8GB). Read more »
Looks like LG just decided to turn it all the way up to eleven. The latest television to come from the South Korean manufacturer is the LG 105UC9, boasting a spec sheet that is scarcely believable.
Well, first of all, this TV is 5K. Or at least that’s what LG is calling it, since it’s not an official term. The name comes from the resolution, which is an astonishing 5120 x 2160, which gives it an aspect ratio of 21:9. If that was not enough, the panel is a whopping 105-inches in size and is curved so it can go around your house more easily. Read more »