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Citymaps goes global with a revised Android app and further funding

Citymaps goes global with a revised Android app and further funding

Citymaps, a company based in the USA, has been for a little while now been trying to create a mapping platform that is personalised, customisable, social, and designed for a mobile-first world. Overnight in New York, they’ve announced that they’re launching their social mapping app globally through an app update. The app update is rolling out to existing users now[Read More…]

by 11:24 am on February 27, 2015 0 comments Apps, News
iA Writer makes the jump to Android

iA Writer makes the jump to Android

iA Writer, until now only avaiable on iOS and Mac, today made a giant leap to debut on Android. The company behind the app, Information Architects, made the announcement via their blog, and gave a little insight as to why it has taken them so long to make the jump. In their post, they explain that the team was concerned[Read More…]

by 11:10 am on February 27, 2015 0 comments Apps
Sundar Pichai hints that Hangouts and Photos may split from Google+

Sundar Pichai hints that Hangouts and Photos may split from Google+

There have been rumours for some time now that Google might split some of its better-received and frequently-used features out of Google+ and it seems from recent comments by Chrome and Android boss Sundar Pichai that this may well be the case. In a pre-MWC interview with Forbes, Pichai stated that he thinks certain features should be split out of[Read More…]

by 10:03 am on February 27, 2015 11 comments Apps, Google Services
Authy acquired by cloud communications company Twilio

Authy acquired by cloud communications company Twilio

Authy, the cloud-based two-factor authentication service, has announced this week that they are in the process of being acquired by cloud communications services provider Twilio. Twilio and Authy have had a long-standing relationship with one another, Twilio having been selected by Authy back in 2012 to power the sending of authentication codes via SMS and phone calls worldwide. Authy founder[Read More…]

by 9:42 pm on February 26, 2015 0 comments Apps, News, Other
Google is working on a ‘Chrome reading mode’

Google is working on a ‘Chrome reading mode’

Google Chromium leader François Beaufort has taken to his Google+ profile to announce that the Chromium team are working on a Reader Mode for Chrome desktop and mobile and has given us a small but significant sneak peak into this new feature which is above. Beaufort stated in the post that the new ‘Reader Mode’ is designed to make on-screen[Read More…]

by 11:59 am on February 26, 2015 2 comments Apps, News
Google Play Music now lets you store 50,000 tracks in the cloud

Google Play Music now lets you store 50,000 tracks in the cloud

Google has increased Play Music’s storage for users to 50,000 tracks, with a friendly “Encore! Encore!” message displayed to users logging in on the desktop/web interface today. The message is curiously absent from the app (whoops), and someone should probably tell Google that an “encore” involves repeating something rather than a new one. Still… Since Play Music launched a few[Read More…]

by 8:34 am on February 26, 2015 9 comments Apps, Google Services
Google partners with US carrier-backed Softcard to bolster Wallet

Google partners with US carrier-backed Softcard to bolster Wallet

Google has announced that it’s partnering with US carriers AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless and their mobile payments company Softcard to help make Android users get better tap and pay functionality. They also added that they’ll be acquiring technology and IP from Softcard to make Wallet better, which might be of more interest to those of us in[Read More…]

by 7:19 pm on February 25, 2015 1 comment Apps, News
New app: Telstra Treats, rewards for Telstra customers

New app: Telstra Treats, rewards for Telstra customers

Telstra has launched its own rewards app, Treats. The company says it will bring awesome rewards to its customers as a way of saying thanks for being with and using the Telstra network. The Treats App is a free download for Android (and something called iOS), and brings discounts on designer clothes, fine dining or live music events straight to[Read More…]

by 11:26 am on February 24, 2015 10 comments Apps, Carriers, News
Foxtel adds smartphone support to Presto mobile app

Foxtel adds smartphone support to Presto mobile app

Video streaming is becoming a hot topic in Australia ahead of an Australian launch of international video streaming juggernaut Netflix in March. While Streamco service Stan launched last month, they were already playing catchup to Foxtel offering Presto which launched their TV offerings earlier this year, though only for tablets. Today Presto has advised that they have updated their app[Read More…]

by 9:30 am on February 23, 2015 7 comments Apps
Facebook will rollout an update allows you to add stickers to photos

Facebook will rollout an update allows you to add stickers to photos

Facebook will be pushing out an update which will allow users to add stickers to already uploaded photos along with a few other stable improvements to the very popular social networking app. The update which is slowly rolling out to users in various countries brings what was already available to users through the Messenger app and within the comments section.[Read More…]

by 9:14 am on February 22, 2015 1 comment Apps, News