IFTTT for Android Launch

After iPhone, popular service IFTTT gets ready to launch on Android

By on April 8, 2014 at 2:28 PM.

After iPhone, popular service IFTTT gets ready to launch on Android

After launching on iPhone last summer, and on iPad a few days ago, popular automated task service IFTTT (If This Than That) is getting ready to land on Android as well, with the company currently beta testing its Android application. The company announced the beta program on Google+, Phandroid reports, posting a link to a Google spreadsheet for interested testers. Soon after that, it deleted the Google+ post. The publication has apparently also obtained an APK of the IFTTT Android beta app, although it didn’t release it to the public. It’s not clear when IFTTT for Android will be available in the Google Play Store. More →

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Apple Maps Search Engine

Searching on Apple Maps is about to get a lot more reliable

By on April 8, 2014 at 10:32 AM.

Searching on Apple Maps is about to get a lot more reliable

The search engine in Apple’s iOS Maps definitely leaves much to be desired but 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman reports that the company has made a key move that will make searches on the application much more reliable going forward. One of Gurman’s sources says that Apple has recently hired Benoit Dupin, the former vice president of Amazon A9′s Search Technology group, to work for “Apple’s search technology team for Maps, the iTunes Store, and the App Store,” which makes sense given his extensive background working in search for Amazon. More →

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Android Hera Features and User Interface

Major Android update tipped to improve multitasking across devices and web

By on April 7, 2014 at 1:54 PM.

Major Android update tipped to improve multitasking across devices and web

Google is reportedly working on a major Android update that will bring further functionality to the mobile platform, Android Police says. Referred to internally as project “Hera,” this Android OS version will let the user manage tasks across devices, whether they’re Android apps, Chrome apps, web-based apps or web elements of apps. More →

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Top 15 Android Apps Vs iPhone

5 fantastic free Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

5 fantastic free Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

By on April 7, 2014 at 11:50 AM.

When it comes to smartphone platforms, there’s plenty to enjoy on iOS and Android alike. The “iPhone vs. Android” debate is obviously a heated one among enthusiasts, but most people will acknowledge that both platforms have advantages and disadvantages compared to the other. Many pros and cons leave room for debate, of course, but one thing is certain when it comes to third-party development: Google’s Android platform gives app makers far more freedom to explore new functionality than Apple’s iOS software. More →

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PhotoMotion Free Download

Download this app right now: PhotoMotion for iPhone is now free

By on April 7, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

Download this app right now: PhotoMotion for iPhone is now free

The nifty highlight feature on the new HTC One (M8) takes your photos and videos and automatically combines them into a great little highlight reel with effects and music. Of course, the downside is that the M8′s camera doesn’t take very good photos to begin with. What if you want the ability to create similar short highlight reels without having to ditch the awesome camera on your iPhone? Say hello to PhotoMotion. More →

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AirMusic Free Download

Download this app right now: AirMusic for iPhone and iPad is now free

By on April 4, 2014 at 10:50 AM.

Download this app right now: AirMusic for iPhone and iPad is now free

Apple’s AirPlay is great, as long as you own plenty of compatible devices. The proprietary wireless streaming solution allows users to stream music and videos from an iPhone, iPad or Mac computer to another device with a simple tap or click. For Apple TV owners and users of various compatible third-party devices, AirPlay is awesome. But what happens if you have a Chromecast, Xbox, PlayStation or some other device that doesn’t tout Apple compatibility? Say hello to AirMusic. More →

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Reactr Image Sharing iOS and Android App

This app will tell you whether you should sext professionally

By on April 4, 2014 at 12:15 AM.

This app will tell you whether you should sext professionally

iOS and Android users who share a lot of images and videos with their friends and would like to see the actual expression on their faces when they receive the photos and clips can try out Reactr. The application, which was launched on iOS last fall, is now also available in the Google Play Store as a free download. More →

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Microsoft Cortana Tips and Tricks

These 13 videos might be silly, but they still make Microsoft’s Cortana seem impressive

By on April 3, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

These 13 videos might be silly, but they still make Microsoft’s Cortana seem impressive

In addition to posting several comparison videos showing the differences between Siri and Cortana, Microsoft has published several other short clips to reveal the distinct “personality” of its voice-based virtual assistant. The company is showing several of Cortana’s features, including its built-in sense of humor, with short videos that have the potential of going viral on YouTube in an obvious attempt to make this future Windows Phone 8.1 feature popular with consumers. More →

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Microsoft Office For iPad Sales

Microsoft: Office for iPad is a smash hit, with 12 million downloads in one week

By on April 3, 2014 at 4:45 PM.

Microsoft: Office for iPad is a smash hit, with 12 million downloads in one week

Gee, do you think there was a bit of pent-up demand for Microsoft’s Office software on the Apple iPad? Microsoft announced on Thursday that its assorted Office apps for the iPad had been downloaded 12 million times in just the last week alone. While everyone expected Office for iPad would be a hit, this is still an impressive number, especially when you consider that Microsoft’s Office apps have also regularly been among the top grossing apps on the App Store as well. This is obviously good news for Microsoft, whose Office software has long been a major cash cow that only figures to become even more profitable now that it’s on the world’s most popular tablet.

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Windows Phone 8.1 Tips and Tricks

Video: Here’s everything you need to know about Windows Phone 8.1

By on April 3, 2014 at 2:21 PM.

Video: Here’s everything you need to know about Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft on Wednesday announced two new updates for its mobile and desktop operating systems including Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update 1. Both updates bring quite a few new features — although some are more important than others — and they will be available soon. Meanwhile, users who want to know more details about the main features available in Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 8.1 OS can check out three new Microsoft videos in which Joe Belfiore recaps everything there is to know about it, including useful tips and tricks. More →

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Beautiful Widgets Pro Download

Download this app right now: Beautiful Widgets Pro for Android now on sale

By on April 3, 2014 at 12:21 PM.

Download this app right now: Beautiful Widgets Pro for Android now on sale

Thanks to its open nature, there are plenty of awesome things Android can do that the iPhone and iPad simply cannot. For some good examples, check out this collection of 5 great Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t. An excellent example of native functionality in Android that iOS doesn’t have is widget support, of course. As is often the case though, Android’s widget support is made even better when third-party developers come into play. More →

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FireChat for Android Launch

Immensely popular iOS app FireChat brings Internet-less chat to Android

By on April 3, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

Immensely popular iOS app FireChat brings Internet-less chat to Android

The recently launched FireChat instant messaging iOS app that doesn’t require an Internet or cellular connection to allow users to send and receive messages – it’s taking advantage of new wireless technology supported by Apple in iOS 7 – quickly became a hit app in many markets. The company on Thursday announced that it’s making the app available to Android users, with FireChat for Android having now been made available as a free download from the Google Play Store. More →

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