Instagram Adds 15 Second Video But Fumbles Android Updates

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The popular photo sharing social network Instagram, acquired recently by Facebook, launched an update to the app that adds the ability to post 15 second videos (much like Twitter’s Vine app). Each video posts to the Instagram network via the app, which allows users to sequentially shoot short snippets of video that the app automatically […]

Office Mobile for Office 365 Subscribers Comes Too Little Too Late

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Microsoft finally released a mobile app for iPhone called Office Mobile for Office 365 Subscribers. What a mouthful. It’s too bad they put more into the name than into the app. Office Mobile can’t compete with the third-party vendors that make awesome Microsoft Office compatible tools. We don’t think anyone should pay to become an […]

Breather Taps Home Automation Tech, Brings ZipCar Experience to Room Rentals

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Recent startups like Airbnb are beginning to transform the hospitality industry by allowing homeowners and those with extra space to rent out a room or their entire abode for short periods of time, allowing common citizens to compete against traditional hotels. However, despite the high-tech apps that match space owners with short-term renters, these solutions […]

BlackBerry to Pre-Load BBM on Select Android Phones

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After having announced that it would be freeing the BlackBerry Messenger, or BBM for short, service that’s been historically tied to BlackBerry phone hardware, smartphone-maker BlackBerry is now announcing that the messaging service will come pre-loaded on select phones running the rival Android operating system. Previously, BlackBerry had announced that BBM would be available as […]

Being Locked Out of Your Car Will Be a Thing of the Past for GM Customers

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Detroit auto-maker General Motors will be making remote unlock and remote start a standard feature on its fleet of cars for the 2014 model year. Through a smartphone-controlled OnStar RemoteLink Mobile app, GM car buyers can now tap into the vehicle’s OnStar system to remotely unlock and start their cars without the need for a […]

BatteryGuru Promises Better HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 Battery Life

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The new Qualcomm Snapdragon BatteryGuru app promises better battery life for the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 as well as other Snapdragon powered devices with a personalized method of making smart choices for apps and services that can deal the biggest blow to battery life. Unlike the built-in power saver modes on the Samsung Galaxy S4 […]

Say the Same Thing: The 50 Billionth Downloaded iOS App Gets Reviewed

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There’s a fun game available on both iPhone and Android that we think could become the next Draw Something phenomena. It’s fun and addictive, but needs one major change before it could hit that level of popularity. And at least one other person seems to like it, since Apple just announced that the app became […]

YouTube Caught In the Middle of Google-Microsoft War on Windows Phone

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Microsoft and Google have both been fighting a very public Cold War ever since Google announced that it won’t be releasing any official apps for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform and discontinued ActiveSync so Windows Phone users won’t be able to synchronize contacts and calendars from Gmail, and now the latest battlefront has shifted over […]

Nuance Brings Dragon Notes to Windows 8 Tablets and PCs

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Nuance, makers of Dragon Naturally Speaking and Dragon Dictate (among other great voice recognition software), announced their newest piece of software: Dragon Notes. Dragon Notes lets users organize notes, to-do lists, reminders and email using voice instead of typing or inking. The app adds the ability to post status updates to popular social media sites […]

Disney Debuts New WATCH ABC Live Streaming Application

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Disney has announced that as of today, the company will be rolling out Watch ABC, an iOS and Kindle Fire application that will allow users to stream content over the devices as it airs in real-time. According to today’s press release, WATCH ABC will be made available via an “open access preview” to users in […]

Facial Recognition Hack Makes Google Glass Useful in Medical Settings

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While we’re still not quite sure how exactly will Google Glass be used in the future as it’s still an entirely new mobile form factor and there are still not that many applications designed for the wearable computing platform, Glass will definitely be a beneficial tool to doctors and medical staff as demonstrated with the […]

ABC Streaming Live Shows to Mobile App This Summer

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Disney-owned ABC will begin streaming live television shows to its mobile app (currently available on iOS and Windows 8/Windows RT) starting this summer. The feature will initially come to New York and Philadelphia markets first, where users of the mobile app will find a “live” button to tune into live broadcast television. The feature will expand gradually […]

Samsung Shows Off SideSync in New Video

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When Samsung had announced the new ATIV branding for products running Microsoft’s Windows 8, Windows RT, or Windows Phone operating systems, it said that SideSync would be a pre-loaded app that would allow smartphones to easily connect. The company had been quiet on what SideSync will do and how it will work, but now it […]

Newly Launched Windows Phone YouTube App May Be Blocked By Google Soon

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Microsoft had recently launched a revamped YouTube app for its Windows Phone 8 platform that brings more functionality as well as an attractive UI that’s consistent with the official YouTube for other platforms, but the Microsoft-developed app may soon be restricted by Google from accessing content. This is because the app may be in violation […]

Market Helper Makes Apps Compatible When Play Store Says Otherwise

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An app called Market Helper helps users download apps from the Google Play Store, even if the store reports the app as incompatible with the user’s phone. When a user finds a great app they want to try, the Play Store often disappoints by reporting apps as incompatible. This often occurs for arbitrary reasons, such […]

Instagram Coming to Windows Phone 8 When Lumia 928 Launches?

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Popular Facebook-owned photo sharing service Instagram may launch its app for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform alongside the launch of Nokia’s new Lumia 928. New rumors suggest that the app, which has long been rumored for the platform, would arrive alongside several other apps this spring, including Temple Run 2 and Jetpack Joyride. Rumors of […]

Reminder+ Beats Apple’s Place Based Reminders but Forgets Time Based Tasks

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The Apple bundled Reminders app helps users organize their life, but a third-party app called Reminder+ does the same thing for location-based reminders with a prettier interface and a couple of extras. It adds a countdown timer, alarm and easier to use location-based reminders. However, it only works for location-based reminders. Reminder+ doesn’t seek to […]

Did Google Update Google Voice in Preparation for Babel Unified Messaging?

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With rumors about Babel–which has also been referred to as Babble in the past–Google’s update to its VoIP-like Google Voice service may indicate that the company is preparing for a broader unified messaging service. Babel is intended to unify Google’s many disparate messaging services and provide a common, threaded notification for users to stay on […]

Apple Explores ‘Street View’ for iOS Maps in Latest Patent, Next Stop iCar?

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In the latest Apple-submitted patent filing to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, it appears that the iPhone-maker may be exploring options to bring a Google ‘Street View‘-like feature to the Apple Maps application for iOS. With iOS 6, Apple had removed Google’s underlying code to power its Maps application on the iPhone, essentially shunning […]