Google purchased Bump back in September of 2013. Bump is an application made for use on smartphones and other devices that might feature NFC tech or not. Bump allowed users to share data between two devices by making a bump motion.
The Archos team are preparing for the oncoming wearable fad wave for CES 2014 with a set of “Archos Connected Self” devices this week. These devices all work with an upcoming app called Archos Connected Self, each of them working with health-related bits and pieces from the outset. These devices center on the fitness of the wearer or the user, right out of the box.
Earlier this month, Blackberry pushed out an update to the Twitter mobile app for Blackberry 10, bringing it up to version 10.2.2. Along with the new release came some new features, such as the ability to be BBM connected, to reply within tweets, a boost to the search function and more. Unfortunately, the update also brought a variety of bugs with it, and as a result Blackberry has pulled it a little over a week after its release.
Snapchat is an application that was originally designed to allow users to take photos and videos that they could send to other users that automatically deleted after 10 seconds. The pics were supposed to be unable to be copied, but hacks quickly surfaced that allowed the images to be saved no matter the apps intentions.
Google has released the MyGlass for iOS app, giving iPhone users the same navigation and other functionality with the Glass headset as their Android counterparts have, after prematurely setting it wild earlier in the week. Whereas iPhone users would previously have to use the web-based interface to adjust their Glass settings, and did not get the same turn-by-turn directions support as with Android phones, the new app allows the wearable to access the iOS smartphone's GPS among other things.
If you are the sort that wants to be as green as possible, you might be looking at replacing your normal incandescent bulbs with LED alternatives. If you also happen to like using dimmers to control the intensity of the light in your room, you may be aware that normal dimmers don’t work well with LED bulbs. A company called Luxera has announced a new LED lighting kit for the home or office that has everything you need.
Apple has given developers a deadline to make all app submissions optimized for iOS 7. The deadline for all submitted apps to be optimized for the new OS is February 1, 2014. The optimization requirement holds true on all new apps as well as updates to existing apps.
A lot of people, especially parents, don’t like the fact that any content they or their kids post on traditional social media sites can be hard to remove if needed. You can delete pics from a Facebook profile you own, but it can be difficult to remove any shares of the photos by other users. A new social media sharing app has launched called BackPeddle that is aimed at people that want control over their content.
Pebble users are getting a bit of an early Christmas gift, with the company announcing the latest firmware release: version 1.14. The update runs the gamut of changes -- new features, fixed bugs, and some improvements in general -- among them being some handy functions like "Do Not Disturb" and a "Snooze Alarm" option. The update is available now, so one only has to head into their related Android or iOS app to nab it.