If you've become fond of the convenience that comes with going hands-free (and you're a Chrome browser user), Google's latest announcement is right up your alley: hands-free voice search in Chrome. It is a simple yet notable update that has the potential to make users' daily activities far more efficient.
In the newly released iOS 7.0 app update, Facebook silently slipped in a new feature under the new People tab called "Highlights". The feature does what it says: it highlights notable things from among your account and your friends' activity, surfacing to the top pending friends requests, Life Events, and more.
Digital security is never properly appreciated until it fails in some way, something that could potentially lead to online accounts being compromised and sensitive data being pilfered. Such was the case with a vulnerability in iOS, which Apple has recently revealed alongside an update to fix it.
Rounding out this quiet Friday night, a couple of apps have scored improvements and new features with updates that rolled out today: Jawbone's UP app and EasilyDo Smart Assistant. With the updates come changes ranging from bug fixes to a revamped design and additional functionality.
The folks at Evernote have rolled out another update for its iOS app, giving iPad and iPhone users a few new perks in addition to a speed boost, improvements to its business card-scanning abilities, and quite a few bug fixes, including the bothersome corrupted audio notes issue that vexed some users.
Spherical panorama images have become a popular stitching activity among photo-takers, and as a result some smartphones and applications have cropped up that can make them. The process can still be tricky, however, and that's where Ricoh's Theta camera came in, making the process simple. Starting today, an apps update for the camera simplifies another process: posting images to Google+ and Google Maps.
If Tumblr isn't satiating your GIF needs, Pinterest might become your new favorite stomping ground -- the company has announced on its blog new support for GIFs, adding an element of easy-to-browse animations to the picture-pinning social network. To get people in the mood, it also collected together some of its favorites for all to enjoy.
Apple's Mac mini doesn't get a lot of love, at least when it comes to updates. It looks like that will change next month, if a Belgian retailer's website is accurate -- a model update is set to arrive bearing Intel Haswell processors, as well as a couple other changes. Unfortunately, no images of the next iteration are available, but the end of February appears to be its slated launch time frame.
The most time consuming part of switching phones is often transferring data from the old handset to the new one, something simplified for those switching to Motorola via the Moto Migrate app. In addition to shuttling content from an Android handset to one of Motorola's phone, it can now also be used by iPhone defectors.