Snapchat has introduced a new feature called Context Cards. These will help users get more information about a Snap their viewing.
Earlier this year, Plex acquired video news service, Watchup and now they’re putting the acquisition to good use, with the launch of Plex News.
It’s been exactly five years since Google first launched Google Play (today to be exact, on March 6th, 2012).
Now it has grown to more just apps, over the past five years, Google has added games, movies, TV, books and music to their Google Play.
They’ve accumulated over 1 billion active users in 190 countries and there are millions of apps, 40 million songs, 5 million books and lots of movies to choose from.
Google has teamed up with H&M’s digital fashion house, Ivyrevel for a new project they’re calling Coded Couture.
Google has announced a new app that will help you digitize your printed photos. How it works is that the app uses your device’s camera to scan physical photos by asking you to move your phone around so the app can see your photo by multiple angles.
On February 24th, Pebble announced their newest smartwatch, the Pebble Time. They also announced a new hardware platform for the Pebble Time.
Now a week later, Pebble has announced the Pebble Time Steel. Before this announcement, Pebble’s latest KickStarter campaign was over $12 million.
Today (February 8th 2015), marks the 10th anniversary of Google Maps.
Google made the announcement official on their Google Lat Long blog and had this to say:
For 10 years Google Maps has made it easier to navigate and explore your world. If you hopped in your DeLorean for a trip back to before 2005, you’d remember the days when we were all dependent on paper maps, print-outs, post-its and sometimes even a compass for directions! Getting from point A to B is something we do all day, every day—from finding the fastest way to get to work, to dropping the kids off on a carpool route, to meeting friends for drinks at a new spot—so it should be as easy as possible. That’s why we created Google Maps and why we’ve spent the last 10 years figuring out better ways for you to get around.
Google an infographic, showing the milestones of Google Maps.
Here’s to another 10 years of Google’s innovation and improvement to their existing and future products to add to the “Google experience.”
Source: Google Lat Long: Today we turn 10!.
Here are just some of the apps and games that I used most often in 2014. Some are available for just one platform (just Android or just iOS) while some apps are on both or have a web app as well.
There are a number of ways that a avid Android user can use to customize their device to their liking. The most common comes in the form of a launcher. Essentially a launcher is a skin that changes the overall look of an Android device. There is a wide-variety of launchers to choose from. The three most popular launchers for Android are Action Launcher, Google Now Launcher and Yahoo Aviate launcher.
There were quite a few announcements made at Apple’s WWDC Keynote, they mostly had to do with Apple’s software platforms, iOS and OS X. iOS 8 was officially announced, which still retains the same look esthetic as the previous version, iOS 7. The same flat design was featured in the most recent version of iOS. Most of the new features were not major overhauls but more improvements to the changes made in iOS 7.