Category Archives: iOS
Nokia (NOK) announced new mapping platform, Here, and company will be extend the service beyond Windows Phone platform. New Maps app Here will be available for iPhone and Android, and web based version for Mozilla’s Firefox OS sometime next year. The new Here app will offer turn-by-turn directions, public transportation information, and the app will be available for iPhone as soon as Apple approves the app. Company will also offer SDK for Android developers, allowing them to integrate the service into their apps.
New Here app platform combines both cloud and local-based date and rendering. Nokia also says that the Windows Phone version of the app will use up to 2.2GB of storage. It’s still unclear that does iPhone and Android apps use as much.
Evernote 5.0 now available for iPhone and iPad, Mac app still in the works. Evernote 5.0 brings completely re-designed UI, so no more button filled user interface. Obvious new feature is in apps home screen, it contains now 5 tabs, each leading to All Notes, Notebooks, Tags, Places and Premium features. You can also now click on the tab and it brings you to the full screen. There’s no back button either, if user wants to go back from full screen mode, user must drag down on the tab. Evernote also states that they have included multiple stability improvements and bug fixes. Evernote 5.0 is now available from app store for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Check out the video of Evernote 5.0 from below.
Seems that native apps are coming, first Facebook changed from web view to native Facebook app, and now is Tumblr’s turn to release their native app. New native Tumblr app comes with many improvements, new dashboard view with better performance and bigger images. GIF’s are now also played automatically and you can view them frame-by-frame. There’s also new notifications panel, which is redesigned, and it shows now exactly those posts which was liked or reblogged. Anyway this is a new update for those who wants more Tumblr goods.
Long waited Angry Birds Star Wars is finally here. Finland’s biggest gaming company Rovio has just launched it’s next game to Angry Birds franchise. In Angry Birds Star Wars Rovio teamed up with LucasArts to craft entirely authentic Star Wars experience. Angry Birds Star Wars introduces new gameplay elements and Star Wars themed birds. There’s not so much new birds in this game, but there’s old birds with new features.
If you played Angry Birds before (and of course you have) there’s not much new to see, but that’s not bad thing. Angry Birds Star Wars is going to be one of the best games in this franchise and i highly recommend you to download it.
Angry Birds Star Wars is available for iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows Phone and Windows 8
Microsoft’s Office for iOS and Android is now reality. It’s been rumored long time that Microsoft is making it’s Office line up to mobile and now it’s been spotted outside the Microsoft’s labs. Microsoft is believed to launch Office for iOS and Android in early 2013. Microsoft’s Office for iOS and Android needs Microsoft account. Word, Excel and PowerPoint are included in launch, editing those files can be enabled with an Office 365 subscription. You can buy Office 365 subscription within iOS app. iOS devices will get Office mobile first in late February, and Android users get their hands-on in early May.
Source: The Verge
Microsoft released Xbox SmartGlass for Android recently and now it’s time to release SmartGlass to iOS devices. Xbox SmartGlass replaces My Xbox Live app in iTunes and it will be available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, running iOS 5 or higher. The UI is almost identical as is in Android version, Xbox SmartGlass allows iOS devices to serve as a remote and a keypad for Xbox 360. You can download the app from iTunes from the link below.
Android smartphones were in pretty good lead in Q2 2012, and now in Q3 2012 Android OS is claims 75% marketshare. According to IDC in quarter three there were 136 million Android headsets shipped. Even Apple launched pretty impressing new hardware, iOS were far behind from Google OS’s numbers, getting only 14.9% marketshare in quarter three. Blackberry was third with 4.3% marketshare and Symbian was 4th with 2.3% marketshare. Windows Phone dropped to 2% marketshare, keeping Microsoft in 5th place. As Windows Phone 8 smartphones starts to ship there’s going to be boost and Windows Phone will be higher on the list.