Posts Tagged Feature

Facebook’s mobile app to now support Voice Calling

Facebook is planning to integrate a new feature in its Messenger app, which would now allow its users to make voice calls (VoIP) to their friends. The feature is already available to smartphone users in Canada, and the social networking giant now wants to roll the feature out as an update to rest of its users.facebook

The feature would allow anyone to call their Facebook friend through VoIP (Voice over IP calls, or more commonly known as, internet calls).

Facebook has been working tenaciously to augment the standards of its app on iOS and Android. We know how Facebook dropped the sloppy HTML 5 and refurbished it with native coding. The result was that the app became incredibly fast, intuitive and light-weight.

Just a few days back, Facebook has also released the new voice message feature, which allowed users to send recorded voice messages to each other. Perhaps, Facebook just went a step further this time by introducing the VoIP calls. According to Tech Crunch, the ability to make ‘internet voice calls’ and also send voice messages would make Facebook a more complete app.

Speaking of complete app, well, Facebook is also gearing up to launch its Poke app, which would allow users to record their voice by pressing a red button and it would appear as an in-line conversation.

While it may seem that Facebook has encircled almost everything when it comes to online social interaction, there’s still room for improvements. Perhaps, it could integrate the video messaging feature as well. Right now, Facebook Messenger only has support for sharing photos and audio.

Facebook clearly wants to popularize its Messenger app, which is overhauled by the likes of WhatsApp, Nimbuzz and GTalk. With more than a billion mobile users, the social interaction is shifting to a whole new frontier.

Right now, people have to use WhatsApp and Facebook both to stay in touch with their friends and family. Facebook might strike gold, if it succeeds in making Facebook Messenger a much better and convenient option than WhatsApp.

The wheels are already in motion for an app which promises complete social interaction. Who do you think would make finally make it?

Enlighten us, in the comment section below.

, , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

More Details Of Rumored HTC M7 Smartphone Leaked: Will Feature All-Black Design & Is Possibly Headed For Sprint

 

HTC has had an incredibly successful year bringing in some hits here and there, but it appears that the Taiwanese manufacturer is looking to take things to another level in 2013. While we’ve heard whispers about a mysterious M7 smartphone in the works before, we are now starting to get an idea of what the device is capable of and its awesome features. According to the folks at HTC Source, the M7 is designed to be loosely based off the existing DROID DNA smartphone, having items like a black shell casing and a “very nice looking beveled edge” along the screen. In addition, the smartphone will feature a quad-core Snapdragon processor, a 4.7-inch 1,920 x 1080 display capable of 468ppi and 32GB of internal storage— all being operated by Jelly Bean topped off with Sense 5.0, which promises to to have a “simple and clean” UI.

As it stands, there are no additional hardware features to share for now— though it appears the smartphone is currently in testing on Sprint’s LTE network, giving NOW Network customers yet another device to possibly look forward to. Is it possible we may be looking at the latest addition to the HTC EVO series for Sprint? Perhaps we’ll see it at CES in just a few days

source: HTC Source

, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

More Details Of Rumored HTC M7 Smartphone Leaked: Will Feature All-Black Design & Is Possibly Headed For Sprint

 

HTC has had an incredibly successful year bringing in some hits here and there, but it appears that the Taiwanese manufacturer is looking to take things to another level in 2013. While we’ve heard whispers about a mysterious M7 smartphone in the works before, we are now starting to get an idea of what the device is capable of and its awesome features. According to the folks at HTC Source, the M7 is designed to be loosely based off the existing DROID DNA smartphone, having items like a black shell casing and a “very nice looking beveled edge” along the screen. In addition, the smartphone will feature a quad-core Snapdragon processor, a 4.7-inch 1,920 x 1080 display capable of 468ppi and 32GB of internal storage— all being operated by Jelly Bean topped off with Sense 5.0, which promises to to have a “simple and clean” UI.

As it stands, there are no additional hardware features to share for now— though it appears the smartphone is currently in testing on Sprint’s LTE network, giving NOW Network customers yet another device to possibly look forward to. Is it possible we may be looking at the latest addition to the HTC EVO series for Sprint? Perhaps we’ll see it at CES in just a few days

source: HTC Source

, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

More Details Of Rumored HTC M7 Smartphone Leaked: Will Feature All-Black Design & Is Possibly Headed For Sprint

 

HTC has had an incredibly successful year bringing in some hits here and there, but it appears that the Taiwanese manufacturer is looking to take things to another level in 2013. While we’ve heard whispers about a mysterious M7 smartphone in the works before, we are now starting to get an idea of what the device is capable of and its awesome features. According to the folks at HTC Source, the M7 is designed to be loosely based off the existing DROID DNA smartphone, having items like a black shell casing and a “very nice looking beveled edge” along the screen. In addition, the smartphone will feature a quad-core Snapdragon processor, a 4.7-inch 1,920 x 1080 display capable of 468ppi and 32GB of internal storage— all being operated by Jelly Bean topped off with Sense 5.0, which promises to to have a “simple and clean” UI.

As it stands, there are no additional hardware features to share for now— though it appears the smartphone is currently in testing on Sprint’s LTE network, giving NOW Network customers yet another device to possibly look forward to. Is it possible we may be looking at the latest addition to the HTC EVO series for Sprint? Perhaps we’ll see it at CES in just a few days

source: HTC Source

, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

More Details Of Rumored HTC M7 Smartphone Leaked: Will Feature All-Black Design & Is Possibly Headed For Sprint

 

HTC has had an incredibly successful year bringing in some hits here and there, but it appears that the Taiwanese manufacturer is looking to take things to another level in 2013. While we’ve heard whispers about a mysterious M7 smartphone in the works before, we are now starting to get an idea of what the device is capable of and its awesome features. According to the folks at HTC Source, the M7 is designed to be loosely based off the existing DROID DNA smartphone, having items like a black shell casing and a “very nice looking beveled edge” along the screen. In addition, the smartphone will feature a quad-core Snapdragon processor, a 4.7-inch 1,920 x 1080 display capable of 468ppi and 32GB of internal storage— all being operated by Jelly Bean topped off with Sense 5.0, which promises to to have a “simple and clean” UI.

As it stands, there are no additional hardware features to share for now— though it appears the smartphone is currently in testing on Sprint’s LTE network, giving NOW Network customers yet another device to possibly look forward to. Is it possible we may be looking at the latest addition to the HTC EVO series for Sprint? Perhaps we’ll see it at CES in just a few days

source: HTC Source

, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

Sphero Drive App Updated, Adds Beta Support For ‘Multi-Ball’ Mode

sphero

If you have a Sphero – the Bluetooth-controlled robot ball – then you know just how much fun they can be. If you happen to have more than one Sphero, you’re in for a real treat, as you can now operate multiple Spheros from a single device, thanks to a new feature in the app called Multi-Ball.

1

It’s worth noting that Multi-Ball is still in its experimental stages for the time being, so it may not work properly 100% of the time.

To use the feature, all you need to do is select each ball individually from the connection screen, hit done, and…

Done With This Post? You Might Also Like These:

Sphero Drive App Updated, Adds Beta Support For ‘Multi-Ball’ Mode was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

Play Magazines now offering ‘free for print subscribers’ option

Play Magazines Subscription

According to a Google Play support document — and confirmed when we browse to some magazines — Google is now offering a "Free for print subscribers" option for certain magazines in the Play Store. When browsing many popular magazine subscriptions in the Play Store that have a print component, tapping on "subscribe" offers you three options. On top of the regular monthly or yearly subscriptions, you now have the option to get the digital version for free if you're already a print customer.

Google has likely signed some kind of content deals to make this happen, but however it happened it's a good thing. Many different publishers have offered this feature for their own websites and magazines, but its nice to see Google offering the same option with a digital subscription through the app as well.

Source: Google; Via: Android Police

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

Sprint confirms pay-as-you-go service, promises not to throttle speeds or cap data

Sprint confirms pay-as-you-go service, promises not to throttle speeds or cap data

Word of a Sprint pay-as-you-go service crossed our desks just yesterday in the form of a leaked slide, and now Big Yellow has confirmed to FierceWireless that the effort, dubbed Sprint As You Go, will launch on January 25th. The Now Network’s new initiative will offer a $70 monthly plan for smartphones and a $50-a-month plan for feature phones. Both options won’t offer premium features such as WiFi tethering and Sprint Navigation, but Sprint says customers will see neither hide nor hair of data caps or speed throttling. As for hardware, the smartphone tier includes the LTE-enabled Samsung Victory at $250 and the LG Optimus Elite for $150. On the feature phone end of the spectrum, Samsung’s Array and M400 handsets are available on the service (presumably ringing up at $80 and $50, respectively). Angling to take advantage of Sprint’s new offer? You’ll have to forgo online shopping this time, as the firm is making the offer available exclusively through it’s brick-and-mortar Sprint Stores.

Filed under:

Comments

Via: PhoneDog

Source: FierceWireless

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

RCA Mobile TV Tablet unveiled with availability expected in the spring

RCA has unveiled, and will be showing off an Android tablet during CES. The device is called the RCA Mobile TV Tablet, and as the name would imply — a big feature of this device will be television related. In fact, the tablet will be a dual-tuner device featuring a standard over-the-air tuner and a Dyle mobile TV tuner.

rca-mobile-tv-tablet-540

Some may recognize the Dyle name as MetroPCS released the Galaxy S Lightray 4G with support for mobile TV through Dyle back in August of last year. That aside, this tablet will allow users access to 130 mobile television stations across the country. Otherwise, the RCA tablet will feature an 8-inch IPS display at 1024 x 768, 1GHz Cortex A5 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage space and a microSD card slot.

The remaining features include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, HDMI, microUSB, USB, GPS, a pair of speakers and both a front and rear-facing camera. The tablet is said to weigh in at 1.4 pounds and for those wondering — will arrive will access to the Google Play Store. The battery should hold out for up to 4 hours in mobile TV mode or up to 10 hours for web browsing.

Touching back on the TV support for a moment. Dyle currently has service in 35 markets and the tablet will feature goodies such as real-time signal strength display, on-screen program information display and digital closed captioning as well as language settings, auto channel scan and a favorite channel setting. Lastly, the RCA Mobile TV Tablet is expected to come available this spring with a price tag of $299.

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

HTC M7 to Feature “Simple and Clean” UI and All Black Design?

According to a source inside HTC that spoke with HTC Source, we now know quite a bit about the M7, although we still don’t have any leaked images. Apparently, the M7 may feature Sense 5.0, but it is a very “simple and clean” redesigned interface. Could this be the change that HTC has needed so desperately?  [...]

Click the post title to continue through and join the conversation!

, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

Facebook Messenger update adds quick voice message option

Facebook Messenger Voice Message

Facebook's popular Messenger service, which has its own standalone app, is getting a voice message feature in its latest update. The service has relied on the combination of text and picture messages, as is the case with most instant messaging platforms, but is now aiming itself squarely at the likes of Voxer and other voice messaging apps out there with this latest addition.

You can send short messages back and forth quickly, and the UI is very simple. The feature is accessed from the "plus" button on the side of the text box, the same way you add pictures and smilies. Just press and hold the record button to start talking, then release it to let the message send. It wouldn't have been a bad idea to let you cancel a message if you happen to have misspoke, but you can see why Facebook made it auto-send to keep the "walkie talkie" type of feel.

The app is free at the Google Play link above if you're interested, and it's something fun to play around with even for a little while until the novelty wears off.

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

Facebook Updates Messenger App With Voice Message Feature, Tests VoIP in Canada

If you are big fan of all things Facebook, including Messenger, you’ll be pleased to learn that the latest update introduces a voice messaging system. Oh, boy. You know, for those times that an emoticon, photo, or tapping of your keyboard won’t do the job. Your virtual friendship begging can now be taken to a [...]

Click the post title to continue through and join the conversation!

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

Facebook Messenger Gets Voice Message Feature in Android

Facebook has just updated their Facebook Messenger app for Android which now includes a voice messaging feature. The current version in Google Play is 2.2.4 and if you haven’t updated your app I suggest you do so now. The new feature allows you to be able to record a voice message and send to your contacts if typing a long message is not your style. This is great when you are giving out directions or instructions.

facebook messenger voice message

Sending out a voice message is easy. Just choose a contact then click on the plus sign (+) on the left side of the write message bar. You will see a Record Voice icon pop up. Clicking on this icon will reveal a red button. Click on the button to start recording and release it once you are done recording. The great thing about this is that the recipient will be able to listen to the message on his or her mobile device or by through a web browser.

I’ve tried using this new service and I must say I’m pretty impressed. The voice messages are delivered quickly, the audio is clear enough and there’s no lag in the interface. It definitely makes a great addition to the Messenger app.

Aside from the voice messaging feature Facebook is also beta testing a VoIP calling feature between Facebook users using their iOS app. This feature is still available only in Canada though. This feature is similar to Skype where people can make Skype to Skype calls for free. Once the testing phase is complete it will be made available to everyone and you will be able to call your Facebook contacts through the Messenger app without using cellular credits.

The company promises more features to come this year. We might even be expecting a video messaging feature to be added soon. As of now though the company has no plans of bringing the voice messaging feature on its website as it is concentrating more on its mobile apps.

via thenextweb

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

LG Rumored To Announce Optimus G2 At CES Next Week, Will Come Decked Out At 5.5-Inches And Feature A 1080p Display

 

Hot off the heels of having a very successful 2012 campaign, LG is set to come into 2013 with a bang by introducing a new flagship device to the masses as early as next week. According to DigiTimes, the Korean manufacturer has developed the Optimus G2 smartphone, which is a full 5.5-inch device featuring a 1080p display and newly minted Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Prime MSM8974 chip. Although additional details are slim for now, it appears that LG is clearly intent stealing all of the phablet attention as we’re also expecting to see offerings from Huawei and Sony as well.

Ladies and gentlemen– let the next round of the phablet wars begin. Let’s just hope Samsung is ready for what looks to be an exciting battle.

source: DigiTimes

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

Sprint to launch pay as you go service with four handsets, all you can eat plans from $70

Sprint to launch pay as you go service with four handsets, all you can eat from $70

Want a bit of Sprint, without signing on the dotted line? Okay, there are other ways of riding its waves without committing to a contract, but starting on the 25th of this month you’ll be able to do it in the network’s very own colors. The “Sprint as you go” service will launch with a somewhat limited selection of four handsets. LG’s Optimus Elite, and the Samsung Victory make up the “higher” end of the offerings, costing $149 and $249 respectively. If you want to keep a little more coin in your pocket, there are two feature phones available too: Samsung’s M400 ($50) and Array ($79) models. There are two associated plans, an all you can eat (talk, text and data) for smartphone option (no talk of LTE just yet) for $70 per month, and $50 per month for the feature phone plan. The finer details are yet to be ironed out, so we’ll have to wait until the official reveal, but with that launch date not too far around the corner, it should all become clear soon enough.

Filed under: , ,

Comments

Source: Android Police

, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

LG Rumored To Announce Optimus G2 At CES Next Week, Will Come Decked Out At 5.5-Inches And Feature A 1080p Display

 

Hot off the heels of having a very successful 2012 campaign, LG is set to come into 2013 with a bang by introducing a new flagship device to the masses as early as next week. According to DigiTimes, the Korean manufacturer has developed the Optimus G2 smartphone, which is a full 5.5-inch device featuring a 1080p display and newly minted Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Prime MSM8974 chip. Although additional details are slim for now, it appears that LG is clearly intent stealing all of the phablet attention as we’re also expecting to see offerings from Huawei and Sony as well.

Ladies and gentlemen– let the next round of the phablet wars begin. Let’s just hope Samsung is ready for what looks to be an exciting battle.

source: DigiTimes

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

New interview reveals the future of Google Glass

Google Glass made big news last year when Google introduced the wearable computer at Google I/O in a stunt-filled, live-streaming action sequence, complete with BMX riders, skydivers, and wall repellers. Since then things have been pretty quiet regarding the quirky eye-wear, but today Babak Parviz, who leads the Google Glass project, conducted a small interview with IEEE Spectrum. In the interview Parviz lets us in on both the progress and the future of Google Glass. Below are the most notable tidbits from the interview:

  • The current goal for Google Glass is not an Augmented Reality platform…but in time Parviz believes augmented reality will become a large part of what Google Glass does.
  • Google is planning to ship developer devices out to those who pre-ordered “early” in 2013.
  • The feature set for the device is not set yet. It is still in flux…meaning, Google is not 100% sure what they want the device to do.
  • Users can control the device using a built-in touch pad, voice commands, or head gestures.
  •  Currently, Google has no plans for advertising on the device.
  •  Parviz and team are working on making it possible to accept phone calls on Google Glass.
  • They hope to have battery life be sufficient for the whole day.

If you’re interested in more than just a summary, you can read the whole interview at the source link below. Personally, I don’t see myself wearing something like this on my face, but maybe if Google makes the headset so feature-packed and useful I’d reconsider. Maybe in ten years or so it’ll be a viable product. Anyone think they’d actually wear these things?

Source: IEEE Spectrum

, , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

New interview reveals the future of Google Glass

Google Glass made big news last year when Google introduced the wearable computer at Google I/O in a stunt-filled, live-streaming action sequence, complete with BMX riders, skydivers, and wall repellers. Since then things have been pretty quiet regarding the quirky eye-wear, but today Babak Parviz, who leads the Google Glass project, conducted a small interview with IEEE Spectrum. In the interview Parviz lets us in on both the progress and the future of Google Glass. Below are the most notable tidbits from the interview:

  • The current goal for Google Glass is not an Augmented Reality platform…but in time Parviz believes augmented reality will become a large part of what Google Glass does.
  • Google is planning to ship developer devices out to those who pre-ordered “early” in 2013.
  • The feature set for the device is not set yet. It is still in flux…meaning, Google is not 100% sure what they want the device to do.
  • Users can control the device using a built-in touch pad, voice commands, or head gestures.
  •  Currently, Google has no plans for advertising on the device.
  •  Parviz and team are working on making it possible to accept phone calls on Google Glass.
  • They hope to have battery life be sufficient for the whole day.

If you’re interested in more than just a summary, you can read the whole interview at the source link below. Personally, I don’t see myself wearing something like this on my face, but maybe if Google makes the headset so feature-packed and useful I’d reconsider. Maybe in ten years or so it’ll be a viable product. Anyone think they’d actually wear these things?

Source: IEEE Spectrum

, , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

Bizarre Holidays 2013 Released for iOS – Hundreds of Reasons to Party

Bizarre Holidays  
Developer: Matthew King  
Price: $0.99   Download

Matthew King, introduces the release of the newly updated Bizarre Holidays 6.0 app for the 2013 calendar year. There are one or more reasons to celebrate every single day, including Talk like a Pirate Day, Take Your Dog to Work Day, Popcorn Day, and hundreds more. The app allows users to see just one day’s worth of zany holidays or look ahead with the calendar feature to plan upcoming celebrations. Many days of the year have more than one random holiday and the app is updated annually at no cost to provide endless bizarre holidays. The app also features Facebook and Twitter capabilities so users can share the fun with their friends.

Featured in USA Today’s “Strange but useful iPhone apps,” Bizarre Holidays is a well-loved app that gives people a reason to celebrate every day. “Bizarre Holidays presents you with one wacky holiday each day. You’ll find silly holidays like Blame Someone Else Day and Dance like a Chicken Day. Use it to have a little fun or plan fun parties for friends and family. It is updated yearly,” says USA Today.

Special Features:
* Share holidays with friends via Facebook and Twitter
* Updated annually at no cost
* Colorful and festive backgrounds
* Calendar feature for looking ahead
* Multiple holidays listed on many days

Bizarre Holidays 6.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Reference category.

Finish reading “Bizarre Holidays 2013 Released for iOS – Hundreds of Reasons to Party” and see screenshots for the app on AppCraver.com.

, , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

GymPact launches for Android just in time to help with those resolutions

Coming as what would seem perfect timing for all of those who vowed to get back into the gym this year, the GymPact app is now available in the Google Play Store. The app free to download and aimed at those who need some extra encouragement in getting to the gym and also those who like to be rewarded for following though on their commitment.

gympact-540

GymPact comes with the promise of helping to motivate you to workout with the promise of cash rewards, paid for by non-exercisers. And while we cannot say that will work for everyone, the folks at GymPact said they helped their users succeed on 86% of the workouts they committed to do in 2012.

The basic is that you check-in using the GymPact app. In fact the number one listed feature is the ability to check in, and out of your gym. In addition, GymPact allows users to share their workouts and rewards, keep track of and manage week-by-week pacts, see the total workouts and earned rewards and even import GPS-verified activities from RunKeeper.

All said and done, by making and sticking to a pact, you may be able to earn a few extra bucks. As you can see from the above image, going to the gym 3 days a week can score you a little over $2. And sure, that is not all that much in terms of cash, but at the very least it will probably pay for a Starbucks every so often.

[via GymPact]

, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

New interview reveals the future of Google Glass

Google Glass made big news last year when Google introduced the wearable computer at Google I/O in a stunt-filled, live-streaming action sequence, complete with BMX riders, skydivers, and wall repellers. Since then things have been pretty quiet regarding the quirky eye-wear, but today Babak Parviz, who leads the Google Glass project, conducted a small interview with IEEE Spectrum. In the interview Parviz lets us in on both the progress and the future of Google Glass. Below are the most notable tidbits from the interview:

  • The current goal for Google Glass is not an Augmented Reality platform…but in time Parviz believes augmented reality will become a large part of what Google Glass does.
  • Google is planning to ship developer devices out to those who pre-ordered “early” in 2013.
  • The feature set for the device is not set yet. It is still in flux…meaning, Google is not 100% sure what they want the device to do.
  • Users can control the device using a built-in touch pad, voice commands, or head gestures.
  •  Currently, Google has no plans for advertising on the device.
  •  Parviz and team are working on making it possible to accept phone calls on Google Glass.
  • They hope to have battery life be sufficient for the whole day.

If you’re interested in more than just a summary, you can read the whole interview at the source link below. Personally, I don’t see myself wearing something like this on my face, but maybe if Google makes the headset so feature-packed and useful I’d reconsider. Maybe in ten years or so it’ll be a viable product. Anyone think they’d actually wear these things?

Source: IEEE Spectrum

, , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

New interview reveals the future of Google Glass

Google Glass made big news last year when Google introduced the wearable computer at Google I/O in a stunt-filled, live-streaming action sequence, complete with BMX riders, skydivers, and wall repellers. Since then things have been pretty quiet regarding the quirky eye-wear, but today Babak Parviz, who leads the Google Glass project, conducted a small interview with IEEE Spectrum. In the interview Parviz lets us in on both the progress and the future of Google Glass. Below are the most notable tidbits from the interview:

  • The current goal for Google Glass is not an Augmented Reality platform…but in time Parviz believes augmented reality will become a large part of what Google Glass does.
  • Google is planning to ship developer devices out to those who pre-ordered “early” in 2013.
  • The feature set for the device is not set yet. It is still in flux…meaning, Google is not 100% sure what they want the device to do.
  • Users can control the device using a built-in touch pad, voice commands, or head gestures.
  •  Currently, Google has no plans for advertising on the device.
  •  Parviz and team are working on making it possible to accept phone calls on Google Glass.
  • They hope to have battery life be sufficient for the whole day.

If you’re interested in more than just a summary, you can read the whole interview at the source link below. Personally, I don’t see myself wearing something like this on my face, but maybe if Google makes the headset so feature-packed and useful I’d reconsider. Maybe in ten years or so it’ll be a viable product. Anyone think they’d actually wear these things?

Source: IEEE Spectrum

, , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

YouMail App Aims To Make Voicemail Services A Little “Smarter”

 

As we approach 2013, we are seeing the adoption newer technologies such as visual voicemail service. As the most well-known and popular option, Google Voice arrived with immediate fanfare a few years ago and brought with it the transcriptions of messages to the mainstream public. While Google Voice is away and by far the most popular, it does seem a bit limited to a certain extent for some users, so it’s only natural that different alternatives surface. With that in mind— YouMail aims to make receiving voicemail and transcriptions of voicemails just a little bit… “smarter” than other offerings from services like Google Voice.

Many of you are probably wondering what YouMail is, right? Well in a nutshell— it’s a service that allows users to access their voicemails and messages on their smartphones or tablets using the YouMail app. Essentially, cellphone users sign up for the service by simply giving their name and cellphone number. Once done, YouMail replaces your main voicemail number with its own voicemail number to start off with and then from there users of the app and service begin to personalize both to their liking.

The main feature of the app and service is simple enough– but it goes much deeper beyond visual voicemails. In addition to the traditional read-by-email transcription service, which includes the ability to organize your messages into folders— YouMail offers a few additional cool features. The most noteworthy one right off the bat are the Smart Greetings, which actually greets callers by calling them by name or through a pre-recorded greeting either from the app or done by you. Another is Caller Ditching– which is another way of being able to screen callers and either trick them into thinking your cellphone number is out of service or thinking they can’t leave a message. Very cool indeed.

The app is free to download and is available for all Froyo+ plus devices— however we must note that the service is not available for prepaid cellphone users at this time. But for the rest of you, YouMail certainly is worthwhile to at least try out. Once you get used to it and use it regularly, we’re sure you’ll use it as your main voicemail service.

 

Play Store Download Link

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

Ubuntu For Android to Be Launched January 2?

If you head out over to the Ubuntu homepage you will see a countdown timer prominently displayed at the center. This timer reaches zero on January 2 and the only clue given is the tagline that says “So close, you can almost touch it”. While we could speculate as to what this really is the sure thing is that Canonical, the company overseeing Ubuntu’s development, will be launching a new product which will be officially announced when the timer reaches zero.

ubuntu for android

What could the product be? Judging from the tagline it’s going to involve a touch based feature. The company might be announcing a touch based operating system which will operate on various devices. Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth announced earlier this year that a cross-device operating system was being developed and is expected to be released in 2014. This means that any possibility for an Ubuntu Smartphone or Tablet being announced is out of the question as of now.

One likely probability is that the company will be making an announcement regarding Ubuntu for Android. This project of the company which was demoed earlier this year on a Motorola Atrix 2 seems to be  a stop gap measure until the full touch based OS will be released.

Here’s how it works. Your smartphone will still be running on Android. When your device is docked it will launch the full Ubuntu experience which will appear on a connected external monitor. As soon as you take out the dock your smartphone will revert back to the Android system.

With only hours away until the company makes an announcement a lot of people are eagerly awaiting what they have in store for us.

Ubuntu is an operating system that is based on the Debian Linux distribution. It was first released in 2004 and follows a six month release pattern. The current version of the OS is 12.10 Quantal Quetzal which was released last October.

via ubuntu

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

[New App] Zime Is A Stylish 3D To-Do Manager And Calendar App

unnamedSo maybe you made some resolutions this as the new year is upon us, but how are you supposed to keep track of all your resolution-related tasks with only two crummy dimensions? Hmm? Yeah, you’re going to want at least three dimensions of to-do management, and that’s where Zime comes in. This app is still in beta, but it’s a really cool, flashy to-do list that relies on a gesture-controlled timeline view.

1 2 3

4 5 6

Zime automatically plugs into your Google Calendar and displays events in a smooth conveyor belt UI. You can add events on your Google Calendar from within Zime, but these are different from tasks on your Zime to-do lists.

Done With This Post? You Might Also Like These:

[New App] Zime Is A Stylish 3D To-Do Manager And Calendar App was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

YouMail App Aims To Make Voicemail Services A Little “Smarter”

 

As we approach 2013, we are seeing the adoption newer technologies such as visual voicemail service. As the most well-known and popular option, Google Voice arrived with immediate fanfare a few years ago and brought with it the transcriptions of messages to the mainstream public. While Google Voice is away and by far the most popular, it does seem a bit limited to a certain extent for some users, so it’s only natural that different alternatives surface. With that in mind— YouMail aims to make receiving voicemail and transcriptions of voicemails just a little bit… “smarter” than other offerings from services like Google Voice.

Many of you are probably wondering what YouMail is, right? Well in a nutshell— it’s a service that allows users to access their voicemails and messages on their smartphones or tablets using the YouMail app. Essentially, cellphone users sign up for the service by simply giving their name and cellphone number. Once done, YouMail replaces your main voicemail number with its own voicemail number to start off with and then from there users of the app and service begin to personalize both to their liking.

The main feature of the app and service is simple enough– but it goes much deeper beyond visual voicemails. In addition to the traditional read-by-email transcription service, which includes the ability to organize your messages into folders— YouMail offers a few additional cool features. The most noteworthy one right off the bat are the Smart Greetings, which actually greets callers by calling them by name or through a pre-recorded greeting either from the app or done by you. Another is Caller Ditching– which is another way of being able to screen callers and either trick them into thinking your cellphone number is out of service or thinking they can’t leave a message. Very cool indeed.

The app is free to download and is available for all Froyo+ plus devices— however we must note that the service is not available for prepaid cellphone users at this time. But for the rest of you, YouMail certainly is worthwhile to at least try out. Once you get used to it and use it regularly, we’re sure you’ll use it as your main voicemail service.

 

Play Store Download Link

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

YouMail App Aims To Make Voicemail Services A Little “Smarter”

 

As we approach 2013, we are seeing the adoption newer technologies such as visual voicemail service. As the most well-known and popular option, Google Voice arrived with immediate fanfare a few years ago and brought with it the transcriptions of messages to the mainstream public. While Google Voice is away and by far the most popular, it does seem a bit limited to a certain extent for some users, so it’s only natural that different alternatives surface. With that in mind— YouMail aims to make receiving voicemail and transcriptions of voicemails just a little bit… “smarter” than other offerings from services like Google Voice.

Many of you are probably wondering what YouMail is, right? Well in a nutshell— it’s a service that allows users to access their voicemails and messages on their smartphones or tablets using the YouMail app. Essentially, cellphone users sign up for the service by simply giving their name and cellphone number. Once done, YouMail replaces your main voicemail number with its own voicemail number to start off with and then from there users of the app and service begin to personalize both to their liking.

The main feature of the app and service is simple enough– but it goes much deeper beyond visual voicemails. In addition to the traditional read-by-email transcription service, which includes the ability to organize your messages into folders— YouMail offers a few additional cool features. The most noteworthy one right off the bat are the Smart Greetings, which actually greets callers by calling them by name or through a pre-recorded greeting either from the app or done by you. Another is Caller Ditching– which is another way of being able to screen callers and either trick them into thinking your cellphone number is out of service or thinking they can’t leave a message. Very cool indeed.

The app is free to download and is available for all Froyo+ plus devices— however we must note that the service is not available for prepaid cellphone users at this time. But for the rest of you, YouMail certainly is worthwhile to at least try out. Once you get used to it and use it regularly, we’re sure you’ll use it as your main voicemail service.

 

Play Store Download Link

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

YouMail App Aims To Make Voicemail Services A Little “Smarter”

 

As we approach 2013, we are seeing the adoption newer technologies such as visual voicemail service. As the most well-known and popular option, Google Voice arrived with immediate fanfare a few years ago and brought with it the transcriptions of messages to the mainstream public. While Google Voice is away and by far the most popular, it does seem a bit limited to a certain extent for some users, so it’s only natural that different alternatives surface. With that in mind— YouMail aims to make receiving voicemail and transcriptions of voicemails just a little bit… “smarter” than other offerings from services like Google Voice.

Many of you are probably wondering what YouMail is, right? Well in a nutshell— it’s a service that allows users to access their voicemails and messages on their smartphones or tablets using the YouMail app. Essentially, cellphone users sign up for the service by simply giving their name and cellphone number. Once done, YouMail replaces your main voicemail number with its own voicemail number to start off with and then from there users of the app and service begin to personalize both to their liking.

The main feature of the app and service is simple enough– but it goes much deeper beyond visual voicemails. In addition to the traditional read-by-email transcription service, which includes the ability to organize your messages into folders— YouMail offers a few additional cool features. The most noteworthy one right off the bat are the Smart Greetings, which actually greets callers by calling them by name or through a pre-recorded greeting either from the app or done by you. Another is Caller Ditching– which is another way of being able to screen callers and either trick them into thinking your cellphone number is out of service or thinking they can’t leave a message. Very cool indeed.

The app is free to download and is available for all Froyo+ plus devices— however we must note that the service is not available for prepaid cellphone users at this time. But for the rest of you, YouMail certainly is worthwhile to at least try out. Once you get used to it and use it regularly, we’re sure you’ll use it as your main voicemail service.

 

Play Store Download Link

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

Review: Asva The Monkey HD is a Brain-Teasing Adventure Game with Over 90 Different Levels

Asva The Monkey HD  
Developer: SLEKRITH FILM Co., Ltd.  
Price: $1.99   Download

Asva the Monkey HD is the first full feature game by the developers at Osja studios, and, boy, is it a home run. The app is a puzzle adventure game that requires logic and problem solving skills and is, not only a brain teasing game, but, a lot of fun as well.

Asva the Monkey HD revolves around a cute little monkey named Asva, who loves to eat watermelon and lie around in the trees. One day, Asva the Monkey sees a magical light, and when he goes to inspect it, is transported into another world. The game then starts with you controlling Asva and helping him solve puzzles to collect crystals in order to return him home.

The game is quite simple once you get the hang of it. The rules of Asva the Monkey HD are that you must retrieve a crystal by walking on many platforms that disappear once you move to the next one. So, you cannot move backwards, and must use every platform in the level before you can retrieve the crystal and move on. The intrigue of the game is figuring out the correct sequence of movements in order to jump on all the platforms that lead to the crystal without repeating yourself. (more…)

Finish reading “Asva The Monkey HD is a Brain-Teasing Adventure Game with Over 90 Different Levels” and see screenshots for the app on AppCraver.com.

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

YouMail App Aims To Make Voicemail Services A Little “Smarter”

 

As we approach 2013, we are seeing the adoption newer technologies such as visual voicemail service. As the most well-known and popular option, Google Voice arrived with immediate fanfare a few years ago and brought with it the transcriptions of messages to the mainstream public. While Google Voice is away and by far the most popular, it does seem a bit limited to a certain extent for some users, so it’s only natural that different alternatives surface. With that in mind— YouMail aims to make receiving voicemail and transcriptions of voicemails just a little bit… “smarter” than other offerings from services like Google Voice.

Many of you are probably wondering what YouMail is, right? Well in a nutshell— it’s a service that allows users to access their voicemails and messages on their smartphones or tablets using the YouMail app. Essentially, cellphone users sign up for the service by simply giving their name and cellphone number. Once done, YouMail replaces your main voicemail number with its own voicemail number to start off with and then from there users of the app and service begin to personalize both to their liking.

The main feature of the app and service is simple enough– but it goes much deeper beyond visual voicemails. In addition to the traditional read-by-email transcription service, which includes the ability to organize your messages into folders— YouMail offers a few additional cool features. The most noteworthy one right off the bat are the Smart Greetings, which actually greets callers by calling them by name or through a pre-recorded greeting either from the app or done by you. Another is Caller Ditching– which is another way of being able to screen callers and either trick them into thinking your cellphone number is out of service or thinking they can’t leave a message. Very cool indeed.

The app is free to download and is available for all Froyo+ plus devices— however we must note that the service is not available for prepaid cellphone users at this time. But for the rest of you, YouMail certainly is worthwhile to at least try out. Once you get used to it and use it regularly, we’re sure you’ll use it as your main voicemail service.

 

Play Store Download Link

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments