02/27/2014, For Android users running the latest version of Android (KitKat), chances are you use Google Hangouts on a regular basis simply because Google has decided it was a good idea to merge SMS and Google Hangouts into a single app. At the same time, the app also allows Google users to chat with one another. For iOS users, the use of Google Hangouts could also be just as frequent, and […]
02/27/2014, If you have used WhatsApp before, you know that WhatsApp provides statuses on you that your friends and contacts can see. Basically it tells them when was the last time that you were seen online on WhatsApp. It’s handy if you want to check if a particular number is still being used for WhatsApp, but at the same time can be kind of stalker-ish. The good news is that WhatsApp […]
02/27/2014, Back at MWC 2014, Nokia surprised everyone by announcing the Nokia X series of Android handsets. An odd move by a company who has not been shy to throw their eggs into the Windows Phone basket, and for a company on the cusp of being acquired by Microsoft, who coincidentally enough owns the Windows Phone platform that Nokia uses on the majority of their smartphones. That being said, with the […]
02/27/2014, The free-to-play model is a model that many developers have chosen to adopt these days for their games. It basically makes a game free for download, but at the same time monetizes by charging gamers for in-app purchases. It is a good way to get gamers to try the game and at the same time potentially making a lot more from it. Naturally this is not a model that gamers […]
02/27/2014, Say what you will about the free-to-play model or in-app purchases, but they’re here to stay, although interestingly enough it has been found that while these models are indeed doing very well with titles like Candy Crush raking in over $600,000 a day, it turns out that maybe those in-app purchases were done by a very small, but very dedicated, group of players. This is according to analytics firm, Swrve, […]
02/27/2014, Mobile gaming is a big deal. With most people owning a smartphone or a tablet these days, creating a game for such platforms does make perfect sense. In fact the IDC has recently released some numbers which shows proof that the revenue made by mobile games is only on the rise. As you can see in the graph above, it shows how mobile gaming revenue for iOS has double while […]
02/26/2014, One of the added benefits of playing on a console system like the Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS is that you have two screens to play with. One could be used as a map or your inventory while the other screen displays the main content. Well the good news is that the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will be coming with dual screen gameplay, thanks to an […]
02/26/2014, One of the problems that might potentially hold the Nokia X from becoming one of the more popular Android phones would be its apps. Due to the fact that it runs a forked version of Android, it means that it does not have access to Google’s services, including the Play Store, unlike most other Android phones. Well Nokia is hoping to change that by announcing a contest in which they […]
02/26/2014, One of the main concerns of Nokia running a forked version of Android would be app availability. Nokia has reassured customers that 75% of Android apps will be compatible with their version of Android, while the remainder will require porting. Well the good news is that things have kicked off as it would seem that the Pebble app for Android devices has since been ported onto the Nokia XL. The […]
02/25/2014, BBM one of the services of BlackBerry that is extremely popular. Before its release on iOS and Android, it was only available exclusively on BlackBerry which prompted some phone buyers to purchase a BlackBerry just for that feature. However what is the future of BBM? Will it forever remain as a mobile messaging service, or will we see it evolve?
02/25/2014, Rumor has it that Samsung wants to make your experience of purchasing a Galaxy device from its retail store more personalized. Apparently the company is going to install third party applications based on the user’s personality, when that user comes in to a Samsung retail store to purchase a Galaxy device. So for example banking and finance apps would be installed for someone working in a corporation or running their […]
02/25/2014, The Walt Disney Studios today released a free iOS app called Disney Movies Anywhere. This iTunes integrated app allows users to stream digital Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies they have already purchased and also lets them browse through a catalog to buy new ones. Disney Movies Anywhere is also available on the web. The app has only been released for iOS devices now and its compatible with the iPhone, iPad […]
02/25/2014, So at MWC 2014, Nokia unveiled a trio of Android handsets in the form of the Nokia X, Nokia X+, and the Nokia XL. This is an interesting move by Nokia, and some might say a smart one given how widespread and popular the Android operating system is.
02/24/2014, Running/walking in place at the treadmill can be a pretty boring affair. In fact the monotony of running/walking is felt by many although admittedly it is a pretty crucial exercise for those looking to build some stamina and stay in shape. That being said, how come it feels so different when we’re walking with friends and we don’t realize how far we’ve walked? Perhaps it could be due to an […]