Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Share web links through sound (that's right)

If Google has its way, the days of sharing web links through copying text (or bumping devices) will soon be over. The internet giant has released Google Tone, an "experimental" Chrome extension that shares your browser's current web address to other computers through specially crafted sound bursts. So long as the recipients are within microphone range and use Tone, they don't have to lift a finger -- their machines will pick up the audio cue and start surfing. There are a lot of variables that could sour your experience (don't try this in a noisy room, folks), but this could still be ideal if you just have to send cat videos to everyone within earshot.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

WhatsApp finally comes to the web

WhatsApp founder Jan Koum just announced that the hugely popular messaging company has launched a web client that'll let users fire off messages from inside the desktop version of Google Chrome. As Koum points out, WhatsApp for the web is only an extension of the mobile apps you're already familiar with, meaning all of your lengthy conversations and exchanges still live primarily on your phone.

WhatsApp Web requires that you install and run the latest version of the mobile app on your phone, and it just might not be available for everyone yet. The (characteristically simple) setup process requires you to scan a QR code from the mobile app of your choosing from this site (WhatsappWeb). And you are all set to use WhatsApp on the web.

Windows 10: a free upgrade for all Windows 7 and 8.1 Users

Wondering how much Windows 10 will set you back? In most cases, nothing. Microsoft has announced that the new operating system will be a free upgrade in the first year for everyone using Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone 8.1. The company sees Windows as a service rather than a product, Terry Myerson explains. Yes, Microsoft is partly following in Apple's footsteps (OS X upgrades have been free since Mavericks), but it's hard to complain about getting a big update for free.

Source: Engadget

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Simple Weather - android

Simple Weather provides you the current temperature and outside weather condition with a colorful interface to please your eyes.

Simple Weather brings you:- The current temperature- Humidity- Pressure- No Ads
The application is fully dependent on gestures 
and thus, no crappy buttons.

Download (Free) : PlayStore

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

LG Fx0, Japan's first FireOS smartphone

Today, KDDI Corporation announced that its au brand will begin to sell the country’s first Firefox OS phone, come this Christmas. This is in-and-of-itself an almost unprecedented turn around, as typically products are announced here that don’t hit stores for months on end. The device, called the “Fx0″ will be manufactured by LG Electronics and feature a 4.7 inch IPS display (resolution not specified), a Snapdragon 400 CPU, a 2370 mAh battery, 16GB of on-board storage and 1.5GB of RAM, an 8.0 megapixel rear camera and 2.1 megapixel front, and support microSDXC up to 64GB. The device will be powered by Firefox OS Version 2.0, support LTE,  and is designed by Tokujin Yoshioka, who has won various awards in his career.

That the device has a peculiar design and runs Firefox OS is not the main issue here, but rather, the fact that KDDI actually actively sought out and worked with LG to deliver a phone with an alternative smartphone OS. It’s also worth noting that Firefox phones are typically sold unlocked and not directly through a carrier, making this one of the few carrier-sold Firefox OS phones that we are aware of. Should this device take-off with consumers, it seems reasonable that additional follow-ups would be released. As this product has been a long time coming, it’s also safe to say that KDDI au may not be so quick to drop it should it have poor sales.

While KDDI au is far from the dominant carrier in Japan, the fact that one of the “big three” has a product that is made by a major OEM (LG) would hint that the other two might follow suit. Given that LG itself has made the device, there is technically nothing to stop it from releasing the Fx0 -or similar hardware- in additional markets, especially if the Fx0 will retail for a low price (which would match its mid-range specs). The existence of hardware like this could eventually have a larger effect on the Android marketplace, at least with respect to developing countries, the likes of which (India for example) is currently a major target for Google’s Android One platform.
No pricing has been announced yet for the device, however this story will be updated when/if additional information is known.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Gear Solo by Samsung

Samsung may be looking to announce more than the Galaxy Note 4 at IFA 2014. “Industry sources” claim the Korean giant is ready to announce a new smartwatch. This wearable device would be unlike most current devices of its kind. Named the Samsung Gear Solo, it is meant to stay true to its name, holding no need to tether to a smartphone.

Previously rumored with the same moniker, the Gear Solo is said to sport its very own USIM (universal subscriber identity module) card slot, allowing it to connect to cellular networks. This is where the main downfall lies, as the device is said to only support 3G and not 4G LTE. Regardless, the device’s connectivitiy will set it aside from all other Gear smartwatches, making us suspect the price will also be driven higher. These are details we will probably learn more about next month, though. The Samsung Unpacked Chapter 2 event is scheduled for September 3rd.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Phone out of charge? No problems! Use PPL Connect...

PPL Connect makes physical phones virtual and is now available via open beta to Android users.

By creating a PPL Connect account and linking it with your phone number via an Android app, you gain access to your contact list, text messages and phone calls from any device with an internet connection -- letting you both make and take calls and send and receive texts straight from the browser. And the best part? Because it's fully virtualized, your phone doesn't even need to be turned on for you to use it remotely.

- Send/Receive your SMS on a computer, tablet, second phone 
- SMS are synced between all devices and your phone’s SMS inbox 
- Call your friend’s from a computer, tablet, second phone - Have access to your contacts on any device - Multitask (SMS, Call, View contacts) simultaneously - Even connect to your Virtual Smartphone on a friend’s phone 

Link: Google Play