Applications

Apple is Working on a Google Now-Like Feature ‘Proactive’ to Replace Spotlight in iOS 9

Apple is Working on a Google Now-Like Feature ‘Proactive’Apple plans to reveal a deep search feature with iOS 9. It is currently codenamed ‘Proactive‘ , has actually been in development for many years, as well as will function a lot like Google’s Google Now assistant, it’s said. Baseding on 9to5Mac, Proactive leverages data from Siri, Contacts, Calendar, Passbook, & 3rd-party applications in order to immediately provide quick and pertinent information based on your history and also device usage patterns, while still keeping privacy preferences.

Proactive has been thought about an evolution of the Spotlight drop-down menu, which is capable of exploring the content on your device, yet Apple wants it to be able to integrate significantly deeper and eventually become a new layer in iOS that will replace Spotlight. Continue reading

Periscope – Twitter Finally Launches Live Video-Streaming App Periscope for Android

Live Video-Streaming App Periscope for AndroidTwitter has finally launched its live-streaming application “Periscope” on Android, 2 months after the application was released on iOS. You can download it from the Google Play Store if your phone’s running Android 4.4 KitKat or higher.

The company lunched the application in late March, with 1 million signups in the first 10 days. But just iOS users could register, with everybody else being forced to see on the web, where users can not comment or register for feeds. Because Periscope was launched 2 months ago, it has been used to films information events in addition to scheduled events including those revealing writer’s working spaces & live talks with celebrities consisting of Rory McIlroy and also Nicola Sturgeon. Continue reading

Google’s Hangouts for Windows, OS X, and Linux Updated with New Look

Google's Hangouts New LookGood news if you use of Google’s message application Hangouts on your desktop! The company pushed out a new user interface design for the Chrome application, featuring the now typical Product Layout visual that debuted with Android Lollipop. The application now a lot better matches the mobile versions on Android & iOS, and is all-around much more pleasing to the eye. The update is available for Chrome users on Mac, Windows, Linux & Chrome OS, however those last 3 OS will certainly need users to go to the setups menu & choose ‘Disable transparent UI’. Continue reading

Mozilla Makes Firefox for iOS is Almost Ready for Testing

Mozilla Makes Firefox for iOSIt’s been a long time coming, however Firefox for iOS is nearly here – in a way of talking. Mozilla has exposed that it’s about to carry out a ‘Limited’ beta test of the web browser, and has already published source code for very early testers. The company wants to have an open beta that provides everybody an early peek (à la Android), but that’s not actually possible regarding Apple’s current screening system. Still, a public release is most likely close behind – if you’re not a follower of your apple iPhone’s existing web surfing options, you’ll have an additional significant option before long.

YouTube Live Streaming Now Support HTML5 Playback and 60fps Video

YouTube LiveGoogle is proceeding their push right into the real-time streaming market, today announcing that YouTube now supports live-streaming 720p and also 1080p content at the game-friendly structure rate of 60 fps.

While 60 fps live streaming is also supported by the internet’s largest streaming site, Twitch, Google surpasses their offering by supporting HTML5 playback. Compared to Flash, which Twitch uses for their streams, HTML5 playback is much more effective and also supports changeable speed playback, allowing users to rewind while watching a real-time stream and then catch up at 1.5 x or 2x regular speed. Continue reading

Microsoft Office for Android Smartphones Preview Now Available

Microsoft Office for Android Smartphones Preview Now AvailableMicrosoft is bringing a new features and look to its Office mobile applications for Android phones. After launching an Android tablet version in January, the new Office applications for Android phones look very comparable. They’re additionally almost identical to the iOS version available on the iPhone, and designed with the exact same features in mind.

While the tablet versions permit you to get a fair quantity of editing done without a keyboard & mouse, the phone editions are truly for basic and also fast edits. Microsoft is utilizing the very same editing interface at the end of the screen, with options to quickly change font styles and also styling in Word. Continue reading

Microsoft’s Most Latest Windows 10 Mobile Preview Adds Office and Xbox Applications

Microsoft's Most Latest Windows 10 Mobile Preview Adds Office and Xbox ApplicationsMicrosoft has released a new Windows 10 Mobile preview build, bringing with it a range of new features and also changes, and better compatibility with the large range of Windows Phones on the marketplace.

In the Windows 10 Mobile preview build 10080, Microsoft has actually introduced a beta version of the Windows Store, which has actually been built as an universal application with an interface just like the desktop computer Store. Microsoft says this Windows Store beta is much from feature complete, yet essential functionality, such as the capability to find and download and install applications, has actually been included. Continue reading

Gmail v5.2 On Android – New Features Contact Cards, Recent Conversations And Many More

Gmail v5.2 On AndroidGoogle on Wednesday pushed out a minor update for its Gmail application for Android, which brings many small but beneficial features for customers, and also bumps the version number up to v5.2.

Users after the update will certainly be able to touch on various other user’s avatars to view their recent conversations with them in addition to the user’s contact details. The upgrade also makes it less complicated to open up several Gmail accounts & brings improved support for non-Gmail IMAP addresses. Also new in the Gmail application for Android is that when users bring in a new email account, it takes over the full screen rather than a discussion box hovering over the navigation drawer as seen just before.

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Skype’s Real-Time Translator Feature is Now Available for Anyone to Use

Skype's Real-Time Translator FeatureMicrosoft has been previewing its powerful Skype Translator for nearly 6 months, and the company is now ready for anyone to examine the software. While the previous releases, including support for Italian & Chinese, have been restricted to a small group of testers, Microsoft is getting rid of the sign-up need today to open up the preview to the masses. That means anyone could now make use of Skype Translator to translate English, Spanish, Italian, and also Madarin in real-time.

Skype Translator works by using a modified version of the Skype Windows 8 app to translate talked words right into text or sound. Continue reading

Google Play Store Now Allows Android Users To Pre-Register For Upcoming Apps and Game

Google Play Store Now Allows Android Users To Pre-Register For Upcoming Apps and GameGoogle Play has now introduced a new and interesting feature which lets users ‘Pre-Register’ for apps in Google Play Store. The Pre-Register button allows interested Android customers to get notifications when the application or game is ultimately provided for download or to purchase .

The initial application to go deal with the Pre-Register feature is Terminator Genisys: Revolution, by Glu Mobile. The application is the official game of the Terminator Genisys: Revolution Movie, which is set to release in theaters starting July. The application is most likely to be available for download or to buy throughout that duration as well. Continue reading