Showing posts from May, 2012

SkyDrive to get Android App, Recycle Bin In July [Rumor]

After SkyDrive released an app for its cloud-based storage service for the iOS and Windows Phone platforms, Android users were not exactly stuck with no options. But then again, some people might prefer to opt for the Microsoft version of the system as opposed to other cloud-based services like Dropbox and Google Drive. Now apparently, an anonymous tipster has told the folks over at LiveSide that he has obtained documents from a few SkyDrive folders belonging to several SkyDrive team members. The irony that he claims to have gotten SkyDrive documents from SkyDrive folders belonging to SkyDrive team members isn’t exactly lost on us.
(more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Baidu releases ROM of their own for Android smartphones in China, Flipboard beta for Android has been launched, SkyDrive to get Android App, Recycle Bin In July [Rumor]
Pradeep Chandrasekaran
Thu, 31 May 2012 12:51:47 GMT

Netflix iOS App Update Adds New Player, Controls, Facebook Sharing Toggle and More

It seems that Netflix has realized that more and more people are accessing its content via mobile devices and it has pushed out an update today that might make the experience just a little better. The update for now is just for iOS devices and it is said to bring and improved video player with the addition of more controls and enhancements. The updated look for the Netflix iOS app for the iPad and iPhone includes features such as more pronounced player-related controls and thumb-nails to the scrub-bar so get a little glimpse while going through content and this we believe will definitely make your life a little easier. Also included in this update are improved methods of accessing options related to audio as well subtitles.
(more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Netflix iOS App Now Supports iPhone And iPod touch, Absinthe 2.0 Jailbreak Used on Over 1 Million iOS Devices Over the Weekend, Netflix iOS App Update Adds New Player, Controls, Facebook Sharing Toggle and More
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BlackBerry Desktop Manager v7.0 Bundle 60 Released for PCs

I was waiting a bit to see how this one panned out before mentioning the release of Desktop Manager v7.0 bundle 60. The last public release of 7.0 Bundle 44 was an unmitigated disaster with “preparing sync preview” issues abound when it came to synching PIM data. RIM fixed that with releases in the Beta Zone and even released a version of Desktop Manager 7.1 beta in the beta zone. Still its nice to see the official Desktop Manager release fixed at v7.0. You can download it now directly from RIM or check out the change log PDF here. Sadly this version still does not bring PlayBook PIM desktop sync. If you liked this article, you might find these interesting:BlackBerry Desktop Manager v7.0 Bundle 59 Released in Beta ZoneBlackBerry Desktop Manager Bundle 15 LeakedBlackBerry Desktop Manager Updated v6.1.0.35 Bundle 34BlackBerry Desktop Manager v6.0.1 b21 Released With Better Backup EncryptionBlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac v1.0.3 ReleasedUnlock ANY BlackBerry for Only $9!!! @ …

Twitter Rolling Out New Profile-Based Follower Email Notifications

Twitter seems to be on a roll with newly added changes and features to its micro-blogging service. In the past two weeks, we’ve seen the service agree to the Do Not Track option on browsers and Twitter has also started to send users highlights via email. Now apparently, Twitter is gradually rolling out something that seems to be a new format for emails that are sent to alert you about new followers.
(more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Killer App Revamped: Yahoo! Mail Beta, The Listening Machine takes tweets and turns them into music, Twitter Rolling Out New Profile-Based Follower Email Notifications
Pradeep Chandrasekaran
Tue, 29 May 2012 13:24:42 GMT

Apple’s new iOS 6 Maps app with 3D mapping is coming this summer, and we have photos

Apple has been working on an in-house mapping solution for a few years, and it appears as if the company is finally ready to release a new Maps app for iOS, sidestepping Google’s mapping data for its own. BGR has obtained exclusive information and photos of parts of Apple’s new Maps app from a trusted source, and the app features a refreshed user interface including a brand new navigation bar. This bar, we’re told, is silver instead of blue. Since the current Maps app follows the standard blue iOS color scheme, we think it’s possible Apple might shift toward a silver color theme in iOS 6 like on the iPad. The iPhone version of Maps has a floating locate me button (it sounds very similar to Android’s Google Maps app) in the bottom left corner. To access 3D mode, which will make use of Apple’s C3 Technologies acquisition, you have to peel back the lower right corner of Maps just like the current version and enable 3D mode. Once enabled, you can switch in and out of 3D mode by tapping a …

BlackBerry Messenger Will Not Be on iOS or Android Anytime Soon

There have been plenty of rumors in the past about RIM bringing BlackBerry Messenger to both the iOS and Android platforms.   Now RIM’s CEO Thorsten Heins has said in the past that RIM might look into licensing with other platforms.  A new report for the Wall Street Journel shows that RIM was actually testing bringing BlackBerry Messenger to other platforms under the code name “SMS 2.0″.  However it looks like RIM has put that idea on hold for now.   Thorsten Heins told the WSJ that the idea was no longer up for discussion.  BlackBerry Messenger will be staying only on BlackBerry! Related posts: True or False: BlackBerry Messenger Coming to iOS and Android?Leaked Images of BBM for Android Surface- Too Bad They are Fake!BlackBerry Messenger v6.1.0.49 Now Available for Download!BlackBerry Messenger Will Not Be on iOS or Android Anytime Soon (Brad Gesullo)
Fri, 25 May 2012 04:14:52 GMT

FB Launches Facebook Camera – An Instagram-Style Photo Filtering, Sharing, Viewing iOS App

Facebook is dead serious about mobile. Today it begins rolling out Facebook Camera for iOS to English-speaking countries, a standalone photos app where you can shoot, filter, and share single or sets of photos and scroll through a feed of photos uploaded to Facebook by your friends. Developed by Facebook’s photos team without the help of Instagram because the acquisition deal hasn’t closed yet, Facebook Camera looks a lot like the app TechCrunch leaked images of a year ago, and is designed for quicker publishing than Facebook’s multi-featured primary mobile app. Facebook Camera lets you rapidly pick one or more photos, apply filters, tag friends and locations, add a description, and post. While its 14 filters, batch uploads, and streamlined interface are a big step up from Facebook for iOS, the design isn’t as beautiful as Instagram and neither are the photos you’ll see in it. When asked if Facebook Camera would become a direct competitor to the photosharing network it bought last mon…

Windows 8′s Boot Experience Will Be Different

When there is something wrong with my Windows 7 desktop PC, I tend to hammer on the F8 key during boot to get into the advanced boot options. Here I can then repair or recover from issues that I may experience at that time. With Window s8, that process will be completely different. The main reason for this is the fast boot time of the operating system according to Microsoft. Or, more precisely, the interval that the operating system will recognize the F8 key. Windows 8 users have 200ms to hit that key during boot. If they miss by one second, Windows 8 will skip the advanced boot menu and boot right into the operating system. To put this into perspective, users who type fast manage to hit four times the F8 key in a second, which results in individual key press intervals of 250ms. If you do not get the timing perfectly right, you will bypass the boot menu. That’s obviously an issue that Windows 8 users will have to deal with, and Microsoft has decided to change the boot experience to re…

Visual Studio 11: Only For Windows 7 or higher

Windows 8 is not the only product that Microsoft is currently working on.  The company is also working on a refresh of their popular Visual Studio product lineup, and boy, there will be changes that will certainly irritate part of the user base that is currently working with the product. Microsoft notes that Visual Studio 11 will only be available for Windows 7 or higher (which at the time of writing means Windows 8), and not for Vista, XP or other Windows operating systems.  According to the official announcement, this is due to the leveraging of core capabilities that only those operating systems offer. Microsoft unfortunately fails to mention what these core capabilities are. The company notes further that the default target for applications will be set to .Net Framework 4.5 when it comes to managed apps, which means that those will run on Windows Vista or higher, and not on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003. If compatibility is an issue, developers can target new or existing appli…

Microsoft set to release Office for iOS and Android tablets in November

BGR has learned from a reliable source that Microsoft is currently planning to release the company’s full Office suite for not only Apple’s iPad, but for Android tablets as well. The company is targeting November of this year for both launches. Additionally, our source has seen Microsoft Office running on an iPad first-hand and has said that it looks almost identical to the previous leak from The Daily a few months back, despite the fact that Microsoft flat out denied that the app was authentic. It is also plausible that Microsoft Office will be coming to the iPhone and iPod touch rather than only the iPad, as we’re told the loading screen in the app clearly said “Office for iOS” and not just iPad. Microsoft set to release Office for iOS and Android tablets in November
Jonathan S. Geller
Wed, 23 May 2012 15:05:00 GMT

Facebook launches dedicated Pages Manager app, making it easy to, well…

One of the gripes that I have about Facebook’s mobile apps are that the service has simply too many features to pack into one mobile experience. I was really stoked when Facebook Messenger was released, because it made complete sense to focus in on that feature with a really great separate product. According to 9to5mac, it looks like Facebook is peeling off more features into separate apps that might take the stress off of the company to pack everything in too tightly. The notification of a new app called “Pages Manager” is presenting itself to those with access to the Australian App Store for iOS, offering users to install it separately: If you manage pages for work, school, or for other organizations that you’re involved with, it looks like you’ll be able to handle that process in an isolated mobile app experience. By focusing on managing Pages, it allows you to not have to mix “business and pleasure”, as it were. We’ve reached out to Facebook to see when the app would be more widel…