Good news for those of you who love to take selfies, our app of the week is this week is CamMe, a camera app for iOS devices that makes capturing selfies as easy as grasping the air, literally. You know those awkward situations where you’re trying to take a picture of yourself or a group of friends, and your arms are too short to fit everyone in, hence accidentally cropping out someone? With CamMe, you’ll never have that problem again because it allows you to capture self-shots from as far 5 meters without even having to touch your phone and no, you will not need to pay for an expensive remote shutter button.
Good news for Gmail users for iOS devices, Google has just rolled out an update for its Gmail for iOS app that brings background app refresh and more, eliminating the need of manually refreshing your inbox, making it quicker for you to access all your mails the moment you open the app.
The days leading up to MWC 2014 were dominated by news of both Oppo and Xiaomi expanding their presence in the region. It was, largely, well received, as most of our readers enjoying the potential for growing smartphone options. The situation bears another look now that MWC is past. So are both Oppo and Xiaomi still viable options now that we know what is to come in the next 6 months?
You know how convenient it is to be able to use your Facebook or Google account to sign into new services, saving you the hassle of having to crete a new account and a new password that you tend to forget? Well, it looks like Yahoo might be removing such integration in the near future, reports Reuters.
Symphony Teleca has developed an app for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch that pushes turn-by-turn navigation instructions onto the smartwatch. The app, developed using Nokia’s HERE Android SDK, syncs the Galaxy Gear with a Samsung Galaxy device and provides walking navigation to the smartwatch, letting you keep that potentially-large smartphone comfortably in your pocket, and navigate confidently in foreign streets with just a watch.
Can’t wait to see what iOS in the Car is all about? Well, no problem, at the on-going Geneva Auto Show this week, Apple has just announced CarPlay, a new in-car interface that offers a “smarter, safer and more fun way to use iPhone in the car”. According to Apple, CarPlay will make it more intuitive to use your iPhone in the car, making it a lot easier to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and even access your messages with just a word or a touch.
Remember when WhatsApp went down about a week ago? That was definitely the worst time for the mobile messaging service to go down – since Facebook announced that they have acquired WhatsApp, many people have been talking about switching to another messaging app and that downtime just gave some of them a final push. Now, we’ve been hearing a lot about the popular messaging apps like Line, Kakao Talk, WeChat and such, but one particular player received the most attention ever since the whole WhatsApp deal started, so what app (no pun intended) is that? It’s Telegram.
We’ve all seen it. Reaction gifs so funny and so perfectly suited to the topic at hand, you can’t help but do this. You can be like that too! Introducing GIFWrapped, an iOS app that lets you sync and share your favourite gifs across your device. So if you have a folder on your phone of funny pictures or reaction gifs to keep things lively in your internet presence, you can add those to an existing library within the app for the ultimate collection of gifs ever. There is also a search engine which allows you to search for your favourite “OP IS A….” gif the next time you disagree with a thread.
Check it out on the App Store!
If you are a film buff, then I’m pretty sure you are aware that today is the The Oscars day – one of the biggest award in the industry. Hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, she has posted out quite a number of selfies on her Twitter account from the event including the one above.
Believe it or not, it has become the most popular post on Twitter to date.
During the recent Mobile World Congress 2014, we have showed you that users are able to use standard Android interface on Nokia X+ via third party launcher such as the popular Nova Launcher. That being said, such launcher still not able to provide native access to Google’s services such as Google Play and Google Now.
Turns out that it is indeed possible to access those services on Nokia X according to the ever resourceful people at XDA Developers.
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Since the demise of MSN Messenger and perhaps even before that, I’ve made the move to be on Google Talk fulltime as most of my friends have gmail accounts. On top of this GTalk actually is able to connect me to the internal office chats as well. Granted, Google Talk is now called Hangouts, Google has just released Hangouts 2.0 that brings the iOS client up to speed.
In the new version, you’ll have a new iOS 7 ready look with the ability to send 10second video messages for when your friends are not online for you to bug. On top of that, the iOS version has brought a more convenient 2 pane approach to make use of the iPad screen real estate.
The update has rolled out in the app store, so get updated now!
Want another app to spoil your weekend? Of course you do, the app we have for you this week is a brand new one available in the Play Store called the Kangkung Krush Fiasco. The game is the first fast-paced action game published by Weraku Games, a local indie video game publisher that has just been founded recently. What does the game do? Hit the break to find out.
Look at what Facebook is doing, just shortly after announcing that they will be launching Messenger for Windows Phone, Facebook will soon kill off its Messenger app for the Windows desktop platform. Starting today, Facebook Messenger for Windows users have been receiving a message from the social network saying tha the app is shutting down next week without giving any reasons or further details.