Posted by A Ocean on May 20, 2013 ·
Tumblr got more than its share of attention this week, but, Yahoo did not forget Flickr, another beloved start-up when Yahoo purchased it eight years ago. Yahoo has announced a new remodel to Flickr that puts more emphasis on the photographs plus Flickr users now get1 terabyte of space without shelling a dime.
“At Flickr, we believe you should share all your images in full resolution, so life’s [...]
Posted by A Ocean on May 16, 2013 ·
At Google I/O, Google unveiled a major new unified messaging service for iOS and Android called Hangouts. Hangouts is a cross platform service that will replace Google Talk, Google+ Messenger and the Google+ video chat. Earlier it was rumored to be called Babel, but Google announced it as Hangouts.
Google Hangouts will allow the sharing of photos, emoji, and video calls, together with traditional [...]
Posted by A Ocean on April 29, 2013 ·
Google was reportedly working on launching its Android based information aggregation tool Google Now to iOS. Google has now officially made Google Now available on iOS with an update to the Google Search application.
The look and feel is identical to it’s Android version and is available for both the iPhone and iPad,
“Google Now is about giving you just the right information at just the [...]
Posted by A Ocean on April 29, 2013 ·
Latest number from market researcher Kantar confirm’s Android’s overwhelming dominance of the UK and the Global smartphone market Among the nine countries (Australia, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, UK and the U.S.) surveyed by Kantar Android on average accounted for 64.2% of all handset sales in Q1 2013.
Windows Phone accounted for 6.5% of sales with an increase of [...]
Posted by A Ocean on April 16, 2013 ·
Google updated its YouTube app for iOS on Monday, adding a new features like live streaming and the ability to queue videos for TV playback.
According to the update notes listed in the App Store, version 1.3 brings these new features:
Quick access to new uploads for subscriptions via “My Subscriptions” feed on the Guide.
Access to Live streams.
Queue up videos to play on TV.
One Channel [...]
Posted by A Ocean on April 11, 2013 ·
Rumours of Microsoft prepping Office for iOS and Android has been surfacing at regular intervals, Microsoft repeatedly kept denying those were real, according to a fresh report by ZDNet Microsoft’s Office app will not be on iOS or Android mobile devices until mid-2014.
The report is based on a roadmap for Office supplied by a source. Microsoft, as expected, has declined to say anything [...]
Posted by A Ocean on April 10, 2013 ·
AppGratis one of the most used discovery app among iPhone users with more than 12 million iOS users have been pulled by Apple from the App Store couple of days ago.
Apple claims it violates two clauses, first banning apps that promote other apps in a manner similar to the App Store, and second forbidding apps using push notifications to send advertising, promotions, or direct marketing of any kind.
Posted by A Ocean on April 4, 2013 ·
Twitter was fast in rolling out the new Twitter Card formats Twitter’s mobile iPhone and Android apps and mobile.twitter.com.
Twitter for Android gets a brand new look and feel to the social app which according to Twitter “reflects a native Android experience: wider and taller timelines that fill the screen, a flat navigation bar, tap and hold for quick actions, and more.”
New in this [...]
Posted by A Ocean on March 8, 2013 ·
PayPal has announced a new mobile SDK today to try to make it easier for developers to accept payments in iOS apps.
“Developers should have the freedom to focus on innovating for their customers, not spending time worrying about handling the complex task of payments. As one of the largest, most trusted online payments service around the globe, nobody can grow with a developer’s business the [...]
Posted by A Ocean on March 7, 2013 ·
Apple leads the U.S. smartphone market according to a report by comScore on the mobile phone users for the November-January period.
Apple’s smartphone market share rose 3.5 percentage points between October and January, up to 37.8% of both U.S. smartphone platform and hardware sales. Samsung was second in hardware makers with 21.4%, up from 19.5% three months earlier. HTC and Motorola both [...]