Apple has released an update for OS X, which brings the version number to 10.8.4. The latest update brings quite a few bug fixes, particularly to the Messages app and also a new version of Safari.
One of the key fixes in this update is to iMessage. The Messages app on OS X has a horrible habit of occasionally showing messages out of order, especially when communicating across multiple devices. Suddenly in the middle of the conversation, it would start showing previous messages, which stayed until you restarted the app. The new update aims to fix that problem. Read more »
After releasing the updated Gmail app for Android, Google has released an update for the iOS version of their popular mail app. Unlike the Android version, however, the iOS version is actually out on the store and can be downloaded right now.
The big change here is the same as on the Android version. The Gmail app for iOS now supports categories in inbox, meaning you now have your mail sorted into Primary, Social, Promotions and Updates. Gmail automatically sorts your mail into the correct category by looking at their content. Read more »
If you’re a fan of the Final Fantasy franchise and happen to own an Android smartphone (Gingerbread 2.3.3 and above) then you can now get the 1991 Final Fantasy IV straight off Google Play.
There’s a catch, however, as the game developer has decided to ask premium for the game and you’d need to pay $15.99 or £10.99. Read more »
Eye-Fi cards bring some “smarts” to digital cameras, which haven’t really experienced a functionality boom like smartphones have. If price was the only thing keeping you from getting one, then have a look at the new Eye-Fi Mobi.
Just like the pricier Pro X2 card, the Mobi creates a Wi-Fi network that you can connect to with your iOS or Android device where the Eye-fi app will automatically download the photos. You can then browse the photos, edit them with your image editor of choice and share them on your favorite social network. Read more »
When BlackBeery announced that its Messenger service (BBM) was coming to iOS and Android many people, including me, got very excited, but unfortunately, the company wasn’t ready to announce a release date back then.
Now, almost a month after the Blackberry Live 2013 conference, the company has announced that its BBM service will hit Android and iOS as a standalone app on June 27. Read more »
The recently-announced Asus PQ321 4K monitor raised a few eyebrows at the Computex 2013 showroom last week, being one of the first consumer available panels which support 4K resolution.
Now, the panel gets its priced revealed at a hefty $4000. Yet, the fact that even a Retina display MacBook Pro can barely support its output should be an even bigger concern than the price. Read more »
Qualcomm is working with Microsoft to introduce the Snapdragon 800 chipset to future Windows RT 8.1 devices, making it just the third to make it to the young platform after Snapdragon S4 (also Qualcomm’s chip) and NVIDIA’s Tegra 3.
The chip uses four Krait 400 cores with a maximum clock speed of 2.2 GHz, the Adreno 330 graphics chip and has support for LTE. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is chock full of features so various and different that many people were wondering how they might use them in their everyday life. Happily, Samsung is here to help with yet another ad of its Android flagship, which thankfully isn’t outright weird.
The latest one is titled Swaddle master and features a dad who has to wrap his son in blankets without the help of the mom, who is running errands. Read more »
It’s been a while since we last heard any novelties surrounding Samsung and Intel’s joint work on the HTML5-based Tizen OS. Couple of months ago there were even rumors that both companies might announce the first Tizen device to run the latest version of the OS, which is currently 2.1, but alas.
That’s why for now we’ll have to do with the batch of screenshots of the OS that Tizen Indonesia has posted. They gives us a glimpse of what the camera interface looks like, as well as the email client and the web browser. The latter promises to be extremely good, and it’s as it was and currently leading the charts in HTML5 Mobile compatibility test. Read more »
Sony has claimed yet another letter from the alphabet with its latest device, the Sony Xperia M.
The Sony Xperia M will be a lower-midrange smartphonerunning on a dual-core 1 GHz CPU alongside a 4 inch display of 854 x 480 pixels. Read more »
Google has released the v4.5 update for the Gmail app for Android, which brings with it some UI changes, some of which are in tune with the recent changes seen on Gmail website.
The first thing you’ll notice is that Google has done away with the bottom bar that hosted buttons for new mail, search, labels, refresh and menu. Three of those have now been moved to the action bar on top and refresh has been included in the UI in the form of pull to refresh. The options in the drop down menu on top to move between your accounts, folders and labels has now been moved into a drawer on the left. Read more »
Adobe Reader, the popular application for viewing PDF documents across platforms and devices is now available in the Windows Phone Store for all the Windows Phone 8 users.
The official Adobe Reader for Windows Phone allows you to access a wide range of PDF types including the password protected documents. The app lets you view, open and search PDF documents and lets you zoom in on text or images. Read more »
The long expected sequel of the arcade game Plants vs Zombies will soon be available on iOS devices. PopCap Games has officially announced that its Plants vs Zombies 2: It’s About Time will be coming to the Apple platform on July 18.
PopCap Games has also released a trailer for the upcoming title, giving us a hint on what to expect. In the trailer, the botanist Dave sets himself to defend his house with the help of peashooters, walnuts and other plants. Read more »
Google has updated its Drive and Chrome applications for the iOS platform and the latest versions come with few minor changes, bug fixes, stability improvements and performance enhancements.
The updated version of the Google Drive app for iPhone and iPad now allows you to browse through all your images by simply swiping through them. The mobile version of the popular cloud service offers you to view, create, reply and resolve comments in doc files on the go. Read more »
With Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference just a week away, the company has released its official app for the developer-oriented event.
There, Apple developers can watch videos of the sessions directly on their iPhones and iPads. Read more »