Remember Pulse? Once a very well regarded news reading app for mobile, it got acquired by LinkedIn back in 2013, and we haven’t heard much about it since. Until today, that is. LinkedIn is now relaunching the app in both the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store.
The new Pulse has been rebuilt from the ground up to deliver personalized news that’s based on your LinkedIn connections. Or, as the company puts it, “your professional world”. Read more »
Gameplay streaming and commentary have always been trendy with PCs and consoles – so much so, that quite a few people are making good money doing just that on media platforms, such as Twitch and YouTube. Yet, recording from mobile devices is still kind of a hustle and Samsung has realized the need to simplify the whole process releasing the appropriately named Game Recorder+.
The app is pretty straightforward – it can capture gameplay footage from your games as well as audio and video from your device’s front-facing camera for on-the-fly commentary. Once you have the said footage, Game Recorder+ allows you to quickly trim it and even upload the final creation to YouTube. Read more »
BitTorrent has released a new app that the company claims allows you to share files directly between mobile devices without going through the cloud. Dubbed Shoot, the app is based on BitTorrent Sync technology, and is compatible with Android, iOS, as well as Windows Phone devices.
“If you’ve ever experienced a situation where you’re on iOS and a friend next to you has an Android phone, sending something like a big batch of photos or a long video is a challenge,” the filesharing company said in a blog post. “The Shoot app was developed to make this easy.” Read more »
Over a month after both its Android as well as Windows Phone versions were taken down, the HTC Sense TV app is back on the Windows Phone Store.
If you aren’t already aware, the app allows owners of the HTC One (M8) to use their smartphone as a remote control for their TV. At the time the Sense TV app was discontinued, the company said that users will be prompted to download the Peel app, on which the former is based. However, that never happened. Read more »
Back in May a leaked report claimed HTC was gearing up to introduce ads to its BlinkFeed app, and today the Taiwanese company itself has confirmed this. Furthermore, the promotional content will start showing up in BlinkFeed today, at least for users in certain regions.
So if you have an HTC device with BlinkFeed on it and are currently in the US, UK, Germany, Taiwan, or China, expect to start seeing ads such as the one in the screenshot above very soon, if you haven’t already. Read more »
Last month AT&T finally started pushing out the Lollipop update for its version of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S 10.5, and today it’s time for that device’s smaller sibling to receive the tasty treat too. We’re talking about this carrier’s iteration of the Galaxy Tab S 8.4, of course.
In its unlocked form, the tablet started getting the update in early May in certain markets. If you bought yours from AT&T, though, only now can you truly celebrate. Read more »
Motorola is planning a summer sale for the UK, which will take place from tomorrow, June 17, and until June 30. The two devices involved are basically the company’s flagships at the moment – the Moto X (2nd Gen) and the Nexus 6. The former being the one for people who like ‘normal’ sized phones, while the latter should fit fans of the phablet genre perfectly.
So, starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to save a whopping £166 on the second generation Moto X. The 16GB model will be offered for just £229, compared to £395 right now. If you want more storage, the 32GB version will go for £269. Read more »
We’ve known that Microsoft is working on bringing Cortana to iOS and Android since last month, but today we’ve received an actual release time frame from the software giant. At least for the Android version, that is.
According to Microsoft itself, we should expect to see a beta version of Cortana for Android hit the streets in July. No information has been shared about the iOS release at this time. Read more »
Google has updated its Maps application with a couple of new and interesting features as well as some bug fixes. You’ll be pleased to know that the app will now warn you when you are about to navigate to a place that will be closed at your time of arrival.
As clear from the screen-shot above, the app will also display the working hours of the establishment as well as your estimated time of arrival below the warning message. Read more »
According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the Huawei Watch will not launch in China until next year. The Android Wear device is still set to debut in the United States and Europe in the coming months.
Citing Huawei’s manager for wearable devices Yang Yong, WSJ reports that issues with the implementation of Android Wear will prevent the device from hitting the shelves on time in its homeland. Read more »
Facebook has released a new mobile app today. It’s called Moments and it’s already available for iOS and Android, at least in the US. The idea behind it is simple. At many events such as weddings, but also smaller gatherings like nights out, many people take photos – but you don’t have an easy way to share these with the people who participated.
Moments privately syncs photos you and your friends have taken in the same place at the same time. It doesn’t make any of the images public on Facebook, but it does give you a way to easily give specific friends your photos from an event, while at the same time receiving theirs. So after using Moments you’ll all have all the captures you snapped together. Read more »
Xiaomi Mi Note went official in January and hit the shelves soon after. Three months later Xiaomi introduced a Natural Bamboo Edition with a rear panel made out of bamboo.
The regular edition of the Mi Note is priced at CNY 1,999 (€290), while the Bamboo Edition was more expensive at CNY 2,299 (€330). Well, this is no more – Xiaomi decided to lower the price of the Natural Bamboo Edition now. Read more »
Here are some of the best apps and games that came out this week. Read more »
Xiaomi Mi 4i turned out quite an interesting smartphone, a worthy alternate of the original Mi 4. The new Mi 4i model changes the design, keeps the 5″ screen and 13MP great camera, but comes running on the Snapdragon 615 chip. There is a beefy 3,120 mAh battery, which should keep the Mi 4i up for days.
The MIUI v.6, just like before, offers Performance and Balanced power modes. The Performance mode allows the phone to use all processor cores, while the Balanced limits the CPU usage in order to save battery. Throughout our tests – call, video, browser and standby we used the Balanced mode, as any MIUI users will do most of the time. We tried switching to Performance and re-test the device, but we noticed just minor differences in the results. Read more »
Google released an online tool to help you choose the right Android smartphone for you. The solution is available via the search giant’s Android homepage.
The entire process features a nice graphical interface and is quite fun. Read more »