After a long time, Google has finally added support for Notification Center on Gmail for iOS. The App allows users to access only Google Mail in an intuitive format and has acquired full credit for its user interface design. When released, Gmail for iOS was a complete disaster. The App was released on the App Store and then even pulled back as it did not function as advertised and contained a lot of bugs. But, Google survived the PR storm and again made it available on the App Store for iOS users. Read More
FreakDroid is a new iPhone and Android App which includes a robot who has a thing or two for movies. The robot is witty and claims to know all about movies. In FreakDroid, if you think you are a movie buff and are up to the challenge, you can connect with your Facebook account to take a quiz which will ask you all about films. Questions seem to be updated on a daily basis. Read More
Eric Schmidt, Google chairman and former Google CEO took stage today at the Dreamforce conference, and when asiked to comment on Steve Jobs, here is what Eric said, Steve Jobs was “probably the best” CEO in 50 or 100 years. Read More
This is interesting. As discovered by Chinese blog M.I.C Gadget, it appears that Chinese iPhones and iPads will not include the YouTube App which is pre-loaded into all iOS devices in other countries. Chinese video site Youku is set to replace YouTube on Chinese iOS devices. Read More
Both Apple and Google are collecting your location is some way or the other. AllThingsD have posted a video compilation of Steve Jobs and Andy Rubin discussing privacy related to their mobile platforms. In the video, Apple CEO Steve Jobs, and Android godfather Andy Rubin make privacy related statements that seem to somehow relate to the present location tracking issue. Read More
Android is way better than iOS in terms of notifications. The way the OS notifies the user about anything is remarkable, and most people agree that the iOS notifications system needs to be revamped. Mock-ups and suggestions for the a better and much more unified notification system have been posted on certain websites, and here is another idea that sounds really neat. Read More
Amazon has just revealed its new cloud based music streaming and storage service dubbed “Amazon Cloud Player” and “Amazon Cloud Drive” that will kill Apple and Google’s music services. The new service from Amazon allows users to store music in the cloud, and then stream it from the cloud using the Web or an Android device. iOS devices are not yet supported by the Cloud Player. Read More
iPhone users can now use the completely free App to translate words from one language to another. They can also speak in a particular language and translate it to another language by using the microphone button in the App. Listening to your own translations is also possible in 23 different languages.
Google Instant Previews, a feature that allows you to view screenshots of pages in the search engine results page itself is now available for iOS devices. If you have Instant Previews turned on, you could simply hover your mouse over a link and a screenshot of the desired page would appear on the right side.