A few months back, the Google Play Store was updated with a splash of Material Design in the form of an updated App page. Now, however, we may soon be seeing Version 5 of the Play Store with a full Material Design overhaul, at least according to the leaked Screenshots by Android Police. The new version will completely change the current theme of the Play Store with many more colourful action bars, a new tab style, and much more: Read More
Following the launch of the new iPhone 6 models and Apple Watch, today Apple will be rolling out iOS 8 upgrade for its iOS devices. In order to make the iOS transition easier for current Android users, Apple has posted a guide on its website. The guide gives details on how to move content like mail, contacts, calendars, photos, music, videos, books, Apps and other documents from an Android device to an iOS device. It also lists a number of third-party Apps, like Copy My Data, Photo Sync, and AT&T Mobile Transfer to help in the transfer of data. Read More
For third-party Apps that access iCloud, Apple is offering App-specific passwords that would allow users to generate unique one-time passwords to sign into iCloud securely. This will be applicable from October 1 and will help in two-step verification process.
If you use iCloud with any third party apps, such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, or BusyCal, you can generate app-specific passwords that allow you to sign in securely, even if the app you’re using doesn’t support two-step verification. Using an app-specific password also ensures that your primary Apple ID password isn’t collected or stored by any third party apps you might use.
I must say I was a bit disappointed when Apple decided to call their smart watch Apple Watch, instead of iWatch. iWatch, to my ears, has a much better ring to it, sounds fun and goes with the naming convention that Apple has followed so far. “Apple Watch” just doesn’t do justice to the watch’s ultra-chicness. My hope is that iWatch, as it had been rumoured so far, will stick and slowly take over. However, the name aside, when on 9th September I saw the presentation slide which said, “One more thing …” followed by a photo of the shiny, square watch, I couldn’t help but wonder if this device could become Apple’s bestseller yet. Read More
With new messaging Apps rapidly gaining popularity among users, sometimes it takes more than two or three messaging Apps to keep in touch with all your friends and colleagues. Every day we send and receive tons of emails or messages via iMessage, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Instagram Direct, and so on. To ease the pressure of making timely responses Contact Center gives you instant access to all your messaging Apps from one spot. Read More
In the second part of a two part–interview of Apple CEO Tim Cook by Charlie Rose, Cook spoke about Apple, its values and privacy. Cook talks about Apple’s policy regarding the privacy of user data; he understands the fact that people “have a right to privacy.” According to him, Apple just picks up a very small set of data from users and almost all of it is encrypted. Read More
Google has officially started its Android One initiative in India, introducing three new devices running stock Android KitKat, all priced at around $100 (6000 Indian Rupees). The devices were released in partnership with three local brands, Micromax, Karbonn, and Spice Mobiles:
- Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498
- Micromax Canvas A1
- Karbonn Sparkle V
Finally, the most anticipated, nerve-racking warfare and air assault game of the year, Enemy Dawn, is out! After watching the game trailers, it’s impossible to not jump right into the WWII action. Based on an inspirational storyline of Poland’s invasion in 1939, expect nothing short of non-stop action as you shoot down enemy aircraft with ground-to-air Katyusha rockets. It only gets better as you neutralize enemy infantry on the ground and take the battle to the battleships. Developed by Simplus Technologies Group, LLC, Enemy dawn brings a unique and electrifying gaming experience in a deluxe, action-packed combo! Read More
A new Motorola phone has just passed through the FCC’s database, heading over to Verizon. Codenamed ‘Quark’, the device will boast beastly specifications: a Quad HD Display, 2.65GHz Snapdragon 805 Display, Adreno 420 GPU, 3GB RAM, and will be running Android KitKat 4.4.4. Unlike the recently announced Moto G, this device will apparently support Verizon’s LTE bands, as well as international roaming. Its software version is also listed as ’5821.0.463.QUARK_VERIZON.EN.US’, leading us to believe that this device might in fact be heading over exclusively to Verizon in the US. Read More
The other rumoured service that was expected to launch at Flint Center today was the new payment method that uses the NFC technology. During the event, besides introducing the new phones and Apple Watch, Apple also introduced Apple Pay that will replace Apple wallet. Apple Pay allows users to hold iPhone 6 closer to a sensor to initiate payment and then confirm the payment by using the Touch ID sensor at supporting locations. The system uses the NFC technology via NFC chip built into iPhone 6. The list for supporting locations currently includes Subway, Staples, McDonalds, Walgreens, Whole Foods and Disney. Read More