Apps

Twitch SDK means apps can broadcast their gameplay

Twitch SDK means apps can broadcast their gameplay

After the massively successful run last week, whereby Twitch played Pokemon, Twitch is quite big news right now. They’ve just celebrated more than 10 million mobile installs of the Twitch app on Android and iOS devices and have just announced an SDK to allow mobile developers to include their games to the streaming platform. For those unfamiliar with Twitch, it’s a community for gamers that allows them to stream games, chat about gaming or watch games in the process of being played. It’s a massive service that’s extremely popular and is included as a service on most consoles and SmartTVs.[Read More...]

by 12:15 PM on March 7, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Google Text-to-Speech for Android receives huge update to version 3.0

Google Text-to-Speech for Android receives huge update to version 3.0

If you’ve heard that voice giving you updates or reading out information in your Apps before, then Google has just released an update to their Text to Speech service for Android, adding some cool new features which users have been requesting. It’s a service that most users don’t think about that often, so what is the big fuss? Well first off, the app adds support for high quality voices, this means the voices provided will be updated from a relatively small 5-6MB worth of files to 200+MB. The update gives you the option in the default UK English setting to[Read More...]

by 11:11 AM on March 7, 2014 0 comments Apps, Google Play, Other
Google Play Games app updated to V1.5 with new features

Google Play Games app updated to V1.5 with new features

Google has updated their Google Play Games app adding a few new features to enhance the gaming experience on Android as well as engage with more gamers. The update, which was pushed through yesterday morning, brings the app to version 1.5.08. Feature wise Google Play Games will now allow you to see who is playing in other games as well as see invitations for multiplayer games and quickly search for ‘something fun’ to play in the Find Games section. This seems to be a fairly small update in terms of number of features, but the functions it brings is quite[Read More...]

by 10:58 AM on March 7, 2014 0 comments Apps, Google Play, Other
Glitchr comes to Android – a retrofied way to edit your photos

Glitchr comes to Android – a retrofied way to edit your photos

Sick of the filters from all the photo sharing Apps around? Instagram, Schminstagram – try Glitchr, a new entrant to the photo editing/filtering marketplace, which is promising to bring back the old school look of the NES and Gameboy for those people who want a retro charm added to their photo’s. Glitchr gives you the ability to add filters to your photos based on older style ‘retro’ tech, from Gameboy to VHS effects. At this stage they’ve included eight effects in total. It’s quite easy to use and there are no In-App Purchases or advertisements at this stage and the[Read More...]

by 10:50 AM on March 7, 2014 0 comments Apps, Google Play
Humble Bundle Mobile 4 is live with 6 great games on offer

Humble Bundle Mobile 4 is live with 6 great games on offer

The Humble Bundle Mobile is back with version 4, and this time the games on offer are just as good as previous offerings. There’s four games available for any price you want to pay, but six if you pay above the average – which at the moment sits at US$3.64. One quick note on the Humble Bundle sale is that they appear to have updated their background image from a Nexus 4 silhouette to a more up to date Nexus 5, guess we can tag that one as #NerdTrivia, but, onto the games. The games available for any price are[Read More...]

by 2:19 PM on March 6, 2014 0 comments Apps, Deal
Adobe Revel is a photo sharing app with a difference

Adobe Revel is a photo sharing app with a difference

Adobe, the heavy-weight of photo and media management and manipulation, has released a new app for Android that gives users a semi-private space to share photos with family and friends, without having the concern of the public stumbling across those precious memories. Adobe Revel is a photo sharing platform with a little twist; it features user access control allowing you to share photos with a limited group. Better yet, members of that group can then add their own photos into shared collections making the service more of a collaborative photo sharing platform. This would make a great way to share[Read More...]

by 8:03 AM on March 6, 2014 2 comments Apps, News
Chrome Beta for Android adds Chromecast support

Chrome Beta for Android adds Chromecast support

Recently we’ve seen a lot of movement in Chromecast, with a flurry of apps now spruiking support for the popular little media player/dongle following the public release of the Chromecast SDK just a month ago. The latest addition to apps offering Chromecast support is one of Google’s own, with the Chrome Beta browser being updated with Chromecast support. Previously, casting webpages containing video was only possible from desktop environments, but now, no laptop or desktop is required. Watching a web video on your handset and wish you could watch it on the bigger screen? Now you can. Enabling the function requires[Read More...]

by 7:57 AM on March 6, 2014 2 comments Apps, Chromecast, News
Google’s URL shortener gets a nifty new Android app

Google’s URL shortener gets a nifty new Android app

Considered by some to be part of the glue of the social web, URL shorteners may have fallen a little by the wayside since the earlier days of Twitter and Facebook, but they still have their place. They take an often long and unsightly URL (for example, a Google Maps URL) and present it in a much shorter, easier to share form. Google has such a URL shortener, called simply goo.gl, and with this service, you can take those large URLs, and shrink them to one that will probably be much smaller, and easier to tap out in a message[Read More...]

by 10:37 AM on March 4, 2014 1 comment Apps, News
Samsung’s Knox 2.0 brings new security features for enterprise

Samsung’s Knox 2.0 brings new security features for enterprise

Samsung’s Knox product may not be particularly well known outside enterprise IT circles, but the product is now just one year old, and received a major update at the recent Mobile World Congress. For those who don’t really know too much about it, Samsung Knox is basically a mobile security platform designed mainly for enterprise which allows business and personal apps/data to co-exist in the same handset, while maintaining the security of the business information and ensuring it can’t be inappropriately used or accessed, all the while protecting both sets of data against security risks. This is just a brief[Read More...]

by 10:29 AM on March 4, 2014 1 comment Apps, News
Samsung Galaxy S5 will come with up to $500 worth of free ‘gifts’

Samsung Galaxy S5 will come with up to $500 worth of free ‘gifts’

Samsung is pulling out all the stops when it comes to making sure the Galaxy S5 is full of incentives to people looking to purchase a flagship smartphone, offering some bonus offers from services like the Wall Street Journal, Runkeeper, Box and Evernote as sweeteners. The list of services is detailed on the Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Gifts micro-site and seem like a good variety of bonuses with a fitness and business heavy focus : Runkeeper – 1 year free premium service ($20) Skimble – 6 months free premium service ($42) Wall Street Journal – Free 6 month subscription to[Read More...]

by 3:28 AM on March 4, 2014 15 comments Apps, Manufacturer
NRL updates their Android team Apps for the 2014 season

NRL updates their Android team Apps for the 2014 season

Mount up NRL Fans, the NRL has updated their Android offerings in Google Play releasing a whole new lineup of Apps for the 2014 season. Just ahead of this weekends official start to the 2014 season the NRL has released a new App for each team. The App descriptions state that the 2013 Team Apps will not be updated and users will need to uninstall the 2013 App and install the 2014 version. There’s an App for each team playing within the NRL, as well as one for each state – NSW and QLD – for the State of Origin[Read More...]

by 8:32 PM on March 3, 2014 3 comments Apps, Google Play
Nokia X gets root, Google Apps, Google Play store and Now Launcher

Nokia X gets root, Google Apps, Google Play store and Now Launcher

With the launch of the Microsoft/Nokia services focused Nokia X series of phones, the race is seemingly on for the first person to get as many Google services working on them as soon as possible. At least one has found its way into the hands of the CyanogenMod team, but other developers have the Nokia X in hand and are apparently hard at work with at least one being successful so far. Senior Member – Kashamalaga – over on the XDA-Developer forums, has worked out a process for gaining root access on the Nokia – thanks to the Galdalf Exploit[Read More...]

by 11:43 AM on March 1, 2014 1 comment Apps, Google Play, Modding
Trend Micro unveils new mobile security solutions for smartphones

Trend Micro unveils new mobile security solutions for smartphones

It seems odd to be reporting on mobile Internet Security after this morning reading about how Google is addressing malicious Apps on Android, but Trend Micro has just unveiled two new mobile security solutions for Android (and iOS) devices that they believe will help mitigate threats to devices from cyber attacks. There is of course great value in Google advertising how secure that Android is, but on the flip side there’s just as much value in security companies advertising insecurities within Android (and iOS). Trend Micro has released their 2013 Mobile Threat Report which advises that they detected ‘1.3 million[Read More...]

by 2:56 PM on February 28, 2014 6 comments Apps, News