Just because parents are a lot older than us and are probably not as tech savvy, do not underestimate what they can do. A mum, Sharon Standifird, was so frustrated that her teenage children were ignoring her calls that she developed an Android app to make sure they never do so ever again.
Foro Technologies Inc. has recently released its new app, an instant messaging app named Truth. Unlike some discreet messaging apps such as Bleep from BitTorrent where user’s message conversation history is untraceable, Truth puts up the obscurity to the message receivers. It is an app that allows users to send messages to the recipient without ever having their identity known.
The iPad will soon be home to the Pokemon Trading Card Game. It’s not quite what fans of the series might be hoping for, but at least it is still getting Pokemon on the platform. The lone picture of the game comes from a post on Twitter, although it has been confirmed by an official from the Pokemon Company that the rumour is indeed true.
Ever since Google replaced Gtalk with Hangouts, the company has been finding ways to keep the social messaging app as updated as possible by introducing new features such as merging SMS conversations from the same senders, and has also gotten an optimisation for business use. Google’s efforts on Hangouts is set to continue by revamping it with a new interface, and also adding a rather “Facebook Messenger” twist to it.
Online music streaming service Guvera has announced its availability in Malaysia. Guvera was founded back in 2008 by founders Claes Loberg, Brad Christensen and Darren Herft with a goal to provide people access to tons of music online the legal way that award royalties to the artists and record labels responsible for producing it. Songs in Guvera are distributed DRM-free MP3 downloads either in 256kbs and 320kps format.
Razer has announced that it has Chinese mobile game developer Tencent is beginning to intergrate the Razer Nabu into its games. The initial game to benefit from this is Timi Run Everyday, a side scrolling platformer that is already integrated with – also Chinese – instant messaging platform WeChat. This will allow players to earn rewards for talking, burning calories, and getting a good night’s sleep.
The world’s largest social media platform has just implemented a feature that allows it to track consumer behaviour across platforms. Facebook announced on a blog post yesterday that it would now allow advertisers to track consumers who had clicked on mobile ads and subsequently moved to a desktop to make a purchase. While the idea is for brands and stores to better understand how people use the internet to shop, it might not be so enticing for consumers to be consistently watched while on the internet.
It looks like Vince Mcmahon is trying to grab a portion of the online CCG market. WWE recently announced the launch of WWE SuperCard, a collectible card game for mobile devices. Players will collect cards representing current and past Wrestling superstars, and battle against opponents over the internet. Booster packs will be available for purchase, although there is no word if it will follow the Hearthstone model and allow people to grind for in-game currency.
The Sony Xperia Z series are great water-resistant smartphones but what’s the use of a waterproof smartphone besides being able to take it for a swim and maybe for a bath? Sony has just launched a set of apps called Underwater Apps that will allow you to actually use the phone while being underwater.