News: Apps and Software

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Apple: Samsung Galaxy S4 & Google Now Violate Siri Patents

Apple: Samsung Galaxy S4 & Google Now Violate Siri Patents

Apple says that the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Google Now service for Android violate Siri patents. The Cupertino-based company has filed the motion to amend its existing infringement complaint in a California court.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Google Play Music All Access Service Takes On Spotify

Google Play Music All Access Service Takes On Spotify

At Google I/O 2013, Google has announced Google Play Music All Access, a paid subscription streaming music service. It will be available in the U.S. for US$9.99 per month after a 30-day free trial.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Windows Blue to Be Officially Called Windows 8.1; Will Be a Free Upgrade to Windows 8

Windows Blue to Be Officially Called Windows 8.1; Will Be a Free Upgrade to Windows 8

Microsoft's Tami Reller has confirmed that the upcoming Windows 8 update, internally codenamed Windows Blue, will be officially named as Windows 8.1. It will be a free upgrade for all Windows 8 users.

Thursday, 18 Apr 2013

3D Fit Mobile App by Glasses.com Scans Your Face, Lets You Try on Virtual Glasses

3D Fit Mobile App by Glasses.com Scans Your Face, Lets You Try on Virtual Glasses

3D Fit is a mobile app from Glasses.com which enables you to see how glasses look on your 3D model via augmented reality.

Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013

Facebook 6.0 for iOS Brings Chat Heads to iPhone & iPad

Facebook 6.0 for iOS Brings Chat Heads to iPhone & iPad

The new Facebook update for iOS brings Chat Heads to iPhone, but only for messaging within Facebook. Other changes include Stickers, giant illustrated emoticons, and a cleaner, easier to read design for iPad.

Friday, 12 Apr 2013

LinkedIn Acquires Pulse Newsreader for US$90 Million

LinkedIn Acquires Pulse Newsreader for US$90 Million

Professional network LinkedIn has confirmed its acquisition of 3-year-old news reading app, Pulse Newsreader, for about US$90 Million. 90% of deal was settled with LinkedIn stock, while 10% was in cash.

Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013

Google Play Music Hits Seven More Countries

Google Play Music Hits Seven More Countries

Google Play Music is rolling out to seven more countries. Users in Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Luxemburg, Austria, Ireland and Portugal are now able to store their music in Google Play for free, and stream them to their Android devices from anywhere.

Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013

Tumblr for Android Updated with New UI

Tumblr for Android Updated with New UI

Tumblr has just updated its Android app with a whole new look. The app comes with fancy new animations, and a look that's more in-line with Android's "Holo" theme.

Monday, 8 Apr 2013

Revamped Evernote for Windows Phone Offers Improved UI

Revamped Evernote for Windows Phone Offers Improved UI

Compatible with devices running on Windows Phone 7.5 and 8, the upgrade comes with new and improved features such as a redesigned home screen, new shortcuts, and better tags, among others.

Friday, 5 Apr 2013

Paul Thurrott: Outlook for Windows RT Exists

Paul Thurrott: Outlook for Windows RT Exists

Outlook RT exists and looks to be edging closer to release, according to Paul Thurrott of SuperSite for Windows fame. Regarding Office for iPad, he's heard that it would only arrive after Microsoft ships Outlook RT.

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