Google has turned Chromecast-equipped TVs into collaborative media walls, releasing a new app for iOS called Photowall. Billed as a "Chrome Experiment" the app - which as of writing has no Android counterpart - allows multiple iPhone and iPad users to share photos with one TV, and then create a YouTube video of the whole thing for later sharing.
Apple has been working hard to make its maps better and improve what users think of its maps service after the fiasco when Apple Maps first rolled out. The maps were not good initially and the press was so bad that Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized to users. One of the cooler features for maps that Apple has been rolling out is 3D flyovers.
The battle between Samsung’s Galaxy smartphone line and the Apple iPhone rages on. The folks behind the ad group Chitika have released a new study which incorporates several angles centering on the web traffic of iOS and Android devices. More specifically, today we’re looking at the web traffic generated by the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Apple iPhone 5 in the months after they were first released last year (and the year before that).
The tablet market around the world is booming right now with significant growth in the industry. The growth of tablet shipments and smartphones has come at the expense of the PC industry, which is seeing a significant downturn. New research looking at the tablet market from ABI Research has been published.
If you've ever been in a situation where you needed to draw up a floor plan or recreate a room's dimensions, then you'll appreciate what RoomScan can do for you. This deceptively simple iOS app can do all that for you and all you need to do is tap on the walls.
Google Voice could be next on the company's consolidation chopping block, according to recent word that has surfaced, with the app being nixed in favor of integration with Hangouts, following the lead set by Talk and Google+ Messenger. Such a change, should it take place, reportedly won't happen for months.
This week Apple has made a couple of moves in their iPad and iPhone collections available on the market that might not make a lot of sense to consumers. For the iPhone, they’ve added an iPhone 5c that works with 8GB of internal storage space - the previous smallest model was 16GB. For the iPad, they’ve gotten rid of the iPad 2 (the last model available with a 30-pin connector), replacing it with the iPad 4 (aka iPad with Retina Display and Lightning connector).
The latest update of the LINE chat app has added a system in which users will be able to make use of free voice calls inside their own countries and abroad. This "LINE Call" system works inside a number of countries - Columbia, The Philippines, Spain, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, Peru, and the United States, and will be available to users who have registered their mobile phone number with the service. Which calls are free and which are available for "cheap domestic and international calls" is not yet entirely clear.
There’s a new ecosystem within iOS being rumored this season which includes a health-centered aim for the next generation of iPhones. While this "Healthbook" will work with the iPhone 5s as well, the big dish will be inside iOS 8 for the next generation. These details come from 9to5Mac where Mark Gurman appears to have the full run-down. This update will likely be appearing before the end of 2014.