Stock Android Camera App

Video: Here’s how Google wants to fix annoying portrait videos

By on April 17, 2014 at 6:25 AM.

Video: Here’s how Google wants to fix annoying portrait videos

Google on Wednesday updated the stock Android Camera app and made it available to other Android devices by releasing it to the Google Play Store. The application comes with a new interface and some interesting new features including a new Lens Blur mode, support for 50-megapixel Photo Sphere panoramic pictures, and a feature that should help users ditch their bad habits of recording video in portrait mode. However, the application will only work on Android devices running a KitKat version. More →

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Gmail Insert Photo Feature

Gmail just got a lot better for smartphone users

By on April 15, 2014 at 4:08 PM.

Gmail just got a lot better for smartphone users

Google on Tuesday announced that Gmail is getting a brand new feature that should definitely be appreciated by photographers who mainly use their smartphones to take pictures. Google’s email app will now let users insert their images faster in their emails when using the desktop version of Gmail, as long as their phones are configured to automatically back up photos on Google+. More →

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Office 365 Personal Subscription

Here’s an even cheaper way to unlock the full Office for iPad

By on April 15, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

Here’s an even cheaper way to unlock the full Office for iPad

Microsoft finally launched its Office productivity suite for iPad a few weeks ago, but the free application will only let users view documents unless an Office 365 subscription is purchased. The company offers new subscribers a way to purchase Office 365 inside the iOS application for $99.99 per year, out of which Apple gets its own cut. However, Microsoft on Tuesday announced that its Office 365 Personal subscription, a cheaper alternative for buyers, is now available at a big discount. More →

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Cortana vs Siri vs Google Now

Video: Cortana, Siri and Google Now battle in extensive comparison

By on April 14, 2014 at 2:21 PM.

Video: Cortana, Siri and Google Now battle in extensive comparison

One of the main features of Windows Phone 8.1 is Microsoft’s voice-based virtual assistant called Cortana. While Microsoft has extensively demoed Cortana on stage during its Build 2014 opening event and in many videos it posted on YouTube, now that Windows Phone 8.1 is available the assistant can be tested in real life situations. That’s exactly what WPCentral did, comparing Cortana to its rivals from Apple and Google. More →

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Auki iOS 7 Download

This is the iOS 7 messaging tweak you’ve been waiting for

By on April 14, 2014 at 1:41 PM.

This is the iOS 7 messaging tweak you’ve been waiting for

Android has hundreds of terrific features but one of our favorites is quite simple: actionable notifications. This relatively new Android feature provides a series of actions alongside certain notifications. So instead of just tapping a notification to open the corresponding app, users can perform a variety of functions right from within the notification pane. Apple might have borrowed Android’s notification format starting with iOS 6, but unfortunately it hasn’t yet borrowed actionable notifications. With a new tweak, however, iOS 7 one-ups Android’s actionable messaging notifications and lets users respond to a text or iMessage from any screen. More →

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ProCam iPhone Download Free

Download this app right now: ProCam turns your iPhone into a DSLR, and it’s now free

By on April 14, 2014 at 10:10 AM.

Download this app right now: ProCam turns your iPhone into a DSLR, and it’s now free

The iPhone 5s has one of the best smartphone cameras in the industry, but Apple’s camera software is also one of the most simple and lackluster stock camera apps out there. While rival companies like Nokia, Samsung and HTC add exciting new features to their camera software, Apple continues to rely on third-party developers to issue nifty camera enhancements for the iPhone. And with apps like ProCam in the App Store, it’s easy to see why. More →

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How To Run Windows XP On Windows 8

How to keep Windows XP alive by running it through Windows 8

By on April 10, 2014 at 11:00 PM.

How to keep Windows XP alive by running it through Windows 8

Some longtime Windows XP users are having a hard time letting go of the operating system that has served them so well over the years, but The Register has discovered a way to keep Windows XP alive even if you’ve upgraded to Windows 8 or higher. More →

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Android 4.4.3 KitKat MR2 Update

Android 4.4.3 KitKat reportedly launching in coming weeks

By on April 10, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

Android 4.4.3 KitKat reportedly launching in coming weeks

Various reports have detailed several Android 4.4.3 KitKat sightings and suggested an update was imminent, but it looks like Google is not quite ready to release it. Android Police says that it has learned from several reliable sources that an Android 4.4.3 build has been rolled out to 1% of Googlers outside of the Android team for internal testing, or “dogfooding,” which means the final release isn’t expected for a “number of weeks” – unfortunately, an actual release date isn’t available yet. More →

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Apple iTunes Store Overhaul

Apple is planning a major iTunes overhaul to stop it from getting crushed by Pandora

By on April 9, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

Apple is planning a major iTunes overhaul to stop it from getting crushed by Pandora

Back in the days when MP3s were all the rage, Apple’s iTunes Store was the go-to place to pick up music for your iPod. But now that streaming services such as Pandora and Spotify have made it cheaper than ever to just stream music to our devices, people have stopped shelling out money for MP3s. This is a problem for Apple, which has seen digital music sales steadily decline even after it launched its iTunes Radio streaming service last year in an effort to get more people to buy music they like. More →

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IDrive Cheap Cloud Deal for Android

Here’s the cheapest cloud Android users can buy

By on April 9, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

Here’s the cheapest cloud Android users can buy

Android users who require more cloud storage options, which could come in handy when looking to fix storage issues with their devices, will be happy to hear that IDrive is now offering them an absurdly cheap cloud storage and sync plan. The company on Wednesday announced that only Android users will be able to grab 100GB of cloud for “less than $1 per year” – the offer includes 50GB of backup and 50GB of sync. More →

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Google Now Where You Parked Card

Google Now may get its smartest feature yet in an upcoming update

By on April 9, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

Google Now may get its smartest feature yet in an upcoming update

Not knowing exactly where you parked your car can be a very problematic issue, and one that has probably affected us all more than once during our lifetimes. Luckily, Google is aware of this major problem and may have already devised a way to fix it: with help of Google Now. Android Police has found evidence that Google may be working on adding such functionality to its search-based virtual assistant in the future, although nothing is official just yet. More →

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Mailbox Android Download

Mailbox, the best email app on the iPhone, is coming to Android and PC

By on April 9, 2014 at 1:40 PM.

Mailbox, the best email app on the iPhone, is coming to Android and PC

Mailbox is a fantastic app. It’s so great, in fact, that Dropbox spent $100 million to acquire it last year. The Mailbox app helped me destroy email, and for that I will forever be grateful — but there has always been one huge problem with it: there’s isn’t any desktop or Android client. As Dropbox announced on Wednesday, however, that won’t be the case for much longer. More →

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