Social networking services have been popping up all over the place, with most of them presenting their own take on the social networking game. Of course, with so many services out there, features are bound to overlap one another.
One social networking service that’s trying to catch people’s attention is the weirdly named ooVoo. It’s a social video call app that is available for both the Android and iOS operating systems. OoVoo is getting very popular. More →
Gift cards for the Android Market (now called Google Play), similar to the cards that Apple sells for its iTunes/App Store, has been requested by Android users for a long time now. After years of waiting, Google has finally addressed this request and has released Google Play gift cards.
The release of the Google Play gift cards came a few days after the Google Play Android App received an update that allowed for gift cards support. The cards come in both $10 and $25 denominations, but you can expect to see cards with higher denominations at some point in the future. The card itself has an ubiquitous Google Play logo in the front, you won’t ever mistake what it is, even from afar. More →
Texting while driving is a very real problem. At best it’s an annoyance to other motorists who have to contend with a person who’s probably driving too slowly at worst this habit can lead to accidents, with some of them proving to be fatal.
AT&T is addressing the problem of texting while driving behavior by releasing a new app that has been specifically designed to prevent or discourage texting while driving. The app is actually geared towards parents, who can control their children’s phones remotely by giving them access to their children’s cell phone service, allowing them to cut off the phone’s texting and internet browsing features and even the ability to receive and make calls when their children are driving. More →
One of the more popular and reliable email apps for the Android operating system is the Gmail app. Fortunately, Google (who owns Gmail and also Android) has been hard at work continuously improving their popular email app. The company has announced that it will be implementing new updates for the app, which was finally made available a couple of days ago. More →
Trying to find a good app can be hard at times because you need to wade through thousands of apps that are already in the market. Fortunately, this is a predicament that has been in the minds of other app developers and it’s being addressed with, you guessed it, an app.
AppAide is an app that will make recommendations of other apps based on your actual usage. The app, which was developed by BetaBait, uses much of the same technology that is being used by BetaNoodle, a company that BetaBait acquired recently. More →
The New York Times developed an app that for accessing New York Times content on various devices. But this week, the publication announced that it was going to stop supporting the New York Times app for BlackBerry devices. The reason? There aren’t enough users who use their app.
The decision to stop operating the app is because there are not enough users of the app. It’s not because the New York Times is unpopular. In fact, its apps for Android and the iOS are doing quite well. The anemic usage is attributed to only a few BlackBerry users who are going to the BlackBerry App World and downloading it. More →
One of the more interesting productivity apps that has come out recently is Pearltrees. It’s an app that helps a user in collecting and organizing their interests and related information.
Pearltrees does something that is also addressed by other apps but it does it differently by presenting the information in a unique, but very effective way. A few months ago, it released a web app and then released an iPad app. Now, Pearltrees is coming to the iPhone. More →
A new app recently debuted at the Google Play store and it has the potential to actually become extremely popular.
The app, called, Friday, is a personal assistant app. How does it work? Friday basically locates the different sources of information on your device – your Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, your email, your text messages, phonecalls, even photos – then scrunches it up into a seamless repository of all this data. What you get is one go-to place to find out what has been happening in your life by looking at all of this information. More →
When it first appeared in 2010, Word Lens astounded everyone with its amazing technology. The translation app, developed by Quest Visual, allows the user to translate foreign languages into English or English into various foreign languages all in real time. All the user needs to do is to point to the text that needs to be translated with their device’s camera. The user doesn’t need to type the words or speak into the mic. The camera and the app will do all of the work for the user. The user will get the translation – and it’s placed on whatever sign or material the original text was taken from. The presentation makes it look like the sign was naturally translated with the new language. More →
During the Google sponsored Google I/O Conference, the folks behind Google Play revealed a few new things about Google’s app store. Specifically, the company revealed that people can now buy TV shows, movies and magazines directly from Google Play. Previously, users can only rent videos from Google Play.
With the new functionality of Google Play, purchases are now officially opened to users. For example, for magazines, users can buy individual magazine issues or buy a subscription to receive new issues when it is released. More →