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Dropbox Carousel Photo App For iOS And Android Announced


As well as announcing the new Dropbox Mailbox app for Android and the Mac, Dropbox also announced a new photo gallery app for photos and videos called Dropbox Carousel.
The new Dropbox Carousel is a stand alone gallery application for Apple’s iOS platform and Google’s Android platform, and it will combine the photos you have stored in your Dropbox with photos on your smartphone.
We’d like you to meet Carousel: a gallery for all the photos and videos from your life. It combines the photos in your Dropbox with the photos on your phone, and automatically backs up new ones as you take them. Carousel sorts all these memories by event so you can easily travel back in time to any photo from any date. And unlike other mobile galleries, the size of your Carousel isn’t constrained by the space on your phone, which means you can finally have your entire life’s memories in one place.

We also think those memories are meant to be shared. That’s why we built private conversations into Carousel — as a way to relive entire events with friends and family. With Carousel, you can share hundreds of photos in the same amount of time it’d take to send just one by text. Even more, you can capture an event from every angle by saving the photos others share with you.
The Dropbox Carousel app is available as a free download for Android and iOS, you can find out more details about the application over at Dropbox at the link below.

Source Dropbox
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Livestream Google Glass App Unveiled


At NAB 2014 this week the world’s largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development. Livestream has taken the opportunity to announced the launch of its new Livestream Google Glass application.
The new Livestream Google Glass application has been created to enable Livestream users to share video on the video website and enables you to stream hands-free live streaming video from your Google Glass device.
“The first live broadcasting video app for Google Glass allows users to broadcast live from their Glass camera to Livestream’s Platform™ with a single tap. Additionally, Livestream’s Glass app enables users to view real-time chat messages from audiences online and respond via voice. The app can also be used as a remote camera with Livestream Studio”
To start a new event using the Livestream Google Glass app can be initiated by using a voice command “Livestream” together with a single tap on the side of your Glass headset enables you to stream footage live to your account.
To set up the connection between your Google Glass headset and the Livestream website you will need to scan a QR code using your Google Glass eyewear. Livestream Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Phil Worthington explains Our mission is to democratize live video broadcasting, so this is the best step in our revolution. We want to be on every device possible,”
For more information on the new Livestream Google Glass App jump over to the Livestream website for details.
Source: Livestream : Engadget
Monday, April 7, 2014

Leaked Screenshots of Gmail for Android


Gmail for Android is one of my personal favorites. It’s one of the best email client I use to get all my emails. According to a new leak, the official Gmail app for Android will soon get a new update that brings a bunch of new features as well as a new UI.
The UI looks a lot elegant compared to the current version, as well as a new pinned system and the ability to temporarily quiet an email notification.
According to the guys at Geek, there will be more tabs, including Travel, Finance, Purchases, along with the usual Primary, Social, and Promotions. Additionally, users will also be able to pin images which will let the email float on top of your inbox, along with a toggle button to let you view the pinned emails as well as unpin them to make them go back to their original place. The latest update will also allow users to snooze an email for a specific amount of time, depending on the users’s needs.
We want our readers to take this with a pinch of salt, as it’s not an official app, and is not confirmed to reach end users. It could be that Google is just testing out new features, and since the company revamped its Android app last year, it might be a little difficult, but you never know.
Source: Geek
Sunday, April 6, 2014

BBM Gets Updated


There one area where Blackberry is receiving a some what decent response is the Blackberry Messenger app for Android and iOS. Released last year, the app has managed to grab 85 million users, and consistently working on adding new features to the app for all platforms.
Recently, the company released another update which introduces a number of new features and bug fixes, including stickers support, increased file transfer size and more.
In the latest BBM, users can get stickers from the BBM shop and use them in chats. Stickers are available in packs of 20-25, some of them are free while others come with a price tag. Additionally, the latest update increase the file transfer limit to 16MB in chats, as well as the ability to send images in a multi-person chat.
Here’s a complete change log:
  • Add more fun to your BBM chats with the introduction of stickers available in the new BBM Shop
  • Increased file transfer size (16MB) lets you share higher quality photos, bigger files and longer videos
  • Picture sharing in multi-person chats makes it easy to send a pic to a group of people so you can all talk about it together
  • Other bug fixes and performance improvements
Head over to the App store or the Google Play Store to grab the latest BBM.
Saturday, April 5, 2014

Friend Compass - iPhone/Android Travel App Review



Barely a day passes without a news story emerging online or in a newspaper about a new advance in technology or social media that makes our lives more connected, fun or efficient.
One of the newest kids on the block in this respect is Friend Compass which has been created by travel search engine company momondo. Whilst there are other apps out there that either find flights for you or show where on earth your friends are at that particular moment in time, Friend Compass claims to be the first app that combines both functionalities.
The app will work out what city all of your Facebook friends are in, and then provide you with a list of flights from your current location to theirs.
The first question to ask about this app is, why exactly do we need this type of functionality? Well, with the Global Village seemingly growing smaller all the time, it's not unusual to have friends in a vast and diverse array of different cities and countries.
Now, when you get that urge to go and see them in person, it's that much easier to work out in an instant how much it will cost you and when you can get there. Is it the most important advance in the history of technology? Certainly not, but having tried out the app, it's definitely a very neat idea that is impressively executed.
What are the alternatives though, if Friend Compass doesn't float your boat? Well, as we mentioned above, this is the first app to combine these two functions, so you're going to have to use two separate apps to get the same results.
In terms of location apps, it's probably fair to say that Foursquare is still by far the most popular choice. It's the sort of app that people either love or hate, and we're sure that you know which camp you fall into at this stage, as it has been on the market for years now.
Beyond that, there's surprisingly few other location apps out there. Google actually retired their Foursquare-type offering, Latitude, in the middle of last year, suggesting that enthusiasm for such apps is on the wane. As such, if Foursquare isn't your thing, you may enjoy using Friend Compass as an alternative just for its location functionality.
Overall, Friend Compass is a nicely executed and novel twist on a couple of well established ideas. We don't expect that it will develop into one of those 'must have' apps, but it seems likely that it will find its niche with people who have a large network of friends around the world and like to visit them often. If that's you, then Friend Compass will be a dream come true, and we'd suggest you get over to the App Store or Google Play as soon as possible to get it installed on your device!

WhatsApp processed 64 Billion Messages in just 24 hours


WhatsApp was recently purchased by Facebook in a deal which is worth $19 billion, the company has been growing at an incredible rate.
WhatsApp has now announced that they ahve hit a new milestone, they processed a total of 64 billion messages in 24 hours.
Back in January, WhatsApp announced that they had processed 50 billion messages in just 24 hours, so that is quite an increase in just three months.
For the 64 billion messages, the company send a total of 20 billion message and received 44 billion messages in a 24 hour period.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Microsoft Office for iPad is on Top of App Store Charts


It’s been a while since Microsoft released their Office suite of apps for iPad, and in less then two days, Word, Excel and Powerpoint managed to top the charts in various regions across the globe.
At first, it may seem that Office for iPAd may be the productivity suite every iPad users must be waiting for, but we’re not sure. There are several handy alternatives available in the App Store, but obviously, an official Word app from the Redmond-giant itself was supposed to get this much popularity.
All the apps — Word, Excel and Powerpoint — for iPad follows a freemium business model, and can be download free from the App store, but with limited functionality, at least for the iPad owners. The free model lets users view their documents on the app, but to edit them, you need to have an Office 365 subscription which costs $9.95 per month.

Microsoft also announced a personal package which will be available in the coming weeks, and costs a little lower, that is, $6.99 per month. Users also have the option of purchasing an Office 365 subscription from within the app, but in that case, it will have to give a little bit of share to Apple.
Source: AppleInsider
Saturday, March 29, 2014

eReading App Readmill Acquired by Dropbox


Readmill is a fairly popular eBook reading app that has received its fair share of success on both Android and iOS. If you’re a regular user of the app, we have a piece of bad news for you.
The company announced it will shut down all its operations, and will be no longer available after July 1st. New users don’t have the option to create a new account, while those already registered can export their reading data in multiple formats to look for an alternative.
They also announced they’ll join the talented team at Dropbox, and work on making it the best cloud storage service, but their roles are not clear at the moment.
As of today, it is no longer possible to create a new account, and on July 1, 2014, the Readmill app will no longer be available. For the next three months, our first priority is to help you transition to other services and get back to reading. All of your books and reading data are available for export in multiple formats.
Our team will be joining Dropbox, where our expertise in reading, collaboration and syncing across devices finds a fitting home. Millions of people use Dropbox to store and share their digital lives, and we believe it’s a strong foundation on which to build the future of reading. We’re delighted to work alongside this talented team and imagine new ways to read together.
Many of you might be thinking that Dropbox is planning to launch a reading app, but that’s not the case. Well, just below the epilogue, there’s a FAQs section which has the answer to this question. “No. But since reading on screens of all sizes is essential to work and life for so many, we’ll be approaching similar challenges in new ways at Dropbox.

Tweetbot for Mac Gets Updated


Tweetbot is a fully featured Twitter client for Mac, which helps users makes the most out of Twitter, and is possibly one of the best Twitter apps for Mac.
Recently, Tweetbot for Mac received an update, bumping it to version 1.5, and introduces several new features and bug fixes for the app.
The latest update fixed several bugs, including a layout fix when viewing tweet details as well as some issues related to context menus. Additionally, the latest Tweetbot for Mac brings a refreshed design for image thumbnails as well as a new large image thumbnail option.
Here’s the complete list of features and bug fixes Tweetbot for Mac v1.5 comes with:
  • Large image thumbnail option (as well as an option for no thumbnail) in the display settings.
  • Refreshed design of image thumbnails
  • Three finger left/right swipes in your timeline function if trackpad settings are configured that way.
  • Fixed the issue where some context menus had the first option highlighted by default
  • Fixed layout issues when viewing tweet details
If you’re a regular Tweetbot user, head over to the Mac App Store and update the application. Alternatively, you can grab the app for $19.99 if you’re a Twitter addict in hunt for a decent app for Mac.
Source: Cult of Mac
Sunday, March 23, 2014

WhatsApp's VoIP Feature For iOS Revealed In Screenshots


At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, WhatsApp’s CEO Jan Koum hinted at the possible launch of voice services within the app by summer, giving users the ability to make voice calls in WhatsApp.
Guys at iPhoneItalia released some alleged screenshots demonstrating the VoIP features of WhatsApp, specifically voice calls using the app.
The interface of the voice call windows looks quite similar to the visual tweaks made in the recent iOS 7.1 update, with circular buttons. It was revealed before that users will be able to make voice calls over mobile data or WiFi for free, and this will make WhatsApp a direct competitor of apps like Viber, Skype, etc. It’s a competitor to Apple’s FaceTime as well, and it would be interesting to see the competition getting fierce.
In addition to VoIP calls, the update also brings a camera button in chats that will allow userse to easily capture images and videos on the go, without have to go through the lenghty insert media option.
The service has a user base of over 450 million, and was recently purchased for a whopping $19 billion by the social networking giant Facebook.
Currently, there’s no news about the launch of the update for WhatsApp, but we heard before that it will launch in the second half of 2014.
Sunday, March 16, 2014

Google Maps For Android Updated


Google has been busy updating several of its apps in the past few weeks, introducing several new features. Not too long ago, the company pushed updates for Google Wallet and Google Translate with a few exciting features.
These are not the only apps, recently, Google also pushed an update for Google Maps for Android. It’s not a big update, but still comes with several handy features on board. Dive in to find out more.
Along with the usual bug fixes, the latest update comes with a handy new feature that shows you upcoming events at the venues you’re visiting. For instance, if you’re in an exhibition area, it will show you the upcoming list of events in that particle venue, just below its address. Sounds interesting? Well, it is.
Apart from the list of upcoming events, you can also tap and hold anywhere on the map on your Android device to drop a pin and save the location, if you’re a frequent visitor of that place. Additionally, you can also share that location as well.
If you’re a regular Google Maps for Android user, you can grab the latest version from the Google Play Store using the link below.
Saturday, March 15, 2014

Instagram For Android Updated With New Sleeker, Faster Design


Instagram have released an update version of their app for Google’s Android platform, and the update brings an improved design to the app on Android.
According to Instagram the new look for the app is designed to make it faster and more responsive, here is what the developers have to say about the update.
These changes mean a faster, more responsive app. Your profile screen now loads twice as fast, and we’ve cut the overall app size in half to increase speed throughout Instagram.
By making our design cleaner, we’ve also made Instagram for Android easier to use. We’ve simplified our visuals throughout our app, making use of valuable screen space for small devices and feature phones and rearranging our design to keep buttons within easy reach as you navigate the app on a larger device.
You can download the latest version of Instagram for Android over at the Google Play store, and you can find out more details about the update over at the Instagram blog at the link below.
Source Instagram
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Starbucks iOS App Will Let You Tip Your Barista


Starbucks have announced that next week they will be rolling out a new update to their iOS application in the US, UK and Canada with new features that will enable customers to leave a tip for the Starbucks barista ranging from $.50 to $2 directly from their mobile device.
The new Starbucks iOS application will be launching on March 19th 2014 and will allow customers to request the application send them push notifications after paying at Starbucks with a reminder to tip the barista.
The Starbucks iOS application will then provide users with a two-hour window to decide on how much they would like to tip. Chief Digital Officer Adam Brotman explained that Starbucks customers have been requesting the tipping feature for some time and explained “We think it’s going to be great for our baristas,”.
Currently there are more than 10 million active users enjoying the Starbucks mobile applications and Starbucks says that it processes over 11 percent of its transactions are made by customers using mobile applications translating to around 5 million every week.
Source: Forbes

WhatsApp For Android Gets Updated With New Privacy Settings


Last month Facebook purchased messaging app WhatsApp, the deal is worth $19 billion US dollars to WhatsApp.
WhatsApp for Android has now received an update, and the latest version of the software is version 2.11.186, and it brings new privacy settings to the applications.
You can see a list of what is included in the latest version of WhatsApp for Android below.
2.11.186
new privacy settings for last seen, profile photo and status
add Camera shortcut for quicker picture sending
add ability to pay for a friend’s WhatsApp service
add large video thumbnails in chat
add option to show unread messages on home screen widget (Android 3.0+)
add option to share/save profile photo/group icon
increase message history user can send
fix sending flag emoji on Sony phones
fix voice note recording volume on Samsung Note 3 and Sony phones
enabled Hindi (Android 4.1+)


The latest version of WhatsApp for Android is available to download from the Google Play Store.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Top 10 Free iPhone Medical Apps For Healthcare Professionals



Over the past few years, the face of medical technologies has seen tremendous changes. The use of App Store along with iPhones has also changed significantly. There are several apps that healthcare professionals should consider downloading to help them on their day to day activities.


Besides the medical apps, there are other non-medical apps for physicians, which when configured appropriately, can be applied in the medical field.
Here is a list of the top 10 apps that dominate the free Medical Apps in the App Store for physicians, medical students or any other professional in the healthcare related field.



1. Feedly

Feedly is an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) reader application that works across most browsers including Firefox, Chrome and Safari as well as mobile devices that run Android and IOS. It presents website content in an easy to read format from a variety of sources and medical practitioners can customize the display of the information and share it with others. Medical professionals can access great information written by the rest of the community members in the field and be enlightened.



2. Evernote

Evernote is an app that’s available on several devices including Web, Android, iPhone, Desktop and iPad among many others that allows you to capture anything. It is used extensively to store PDF files and keeping track of medical notes by physicians. You can use Evernote to take pictures of your handouts or store Trauma protocols the hospital is working on. Simply put, this app prevents you from having to carry with you, paper documents.



3. Medscape

This was released to the App Store in the summer of 2009, and has eclipsed several free medical apps with its recent updates. The app has a reference section with 6,000 generic, OTC and brand drugs in addition to a drug checker. The recent update of the app sees an addition of a Disease and Condition section that contains very useful information with pictures and videos.



4. DropBox

DropBox maintains a folder on your iPhone which is synced automatically over the internet. With this app, you can store all your medical files, ranging from your medical literature PDF files to other documents, photos and your Grand Rounds presentations. You can access all these files using the free Dropbox on your iPhone or any other mobile device.



5. Skyscape Medical Resources

This app provides a collection of medical information as well as a decision for healthcare professionals. Some of the resources include evidence based clinical information on symptoms and diseases, RxDrugs, Medical Calculator, an up-to-date Med Alert drug information and Archimedes.



6. EyeChart

The Snellen EyeChart is an eye chart that is used by healthcare professionals to measure visual acuity. This iPhone app is held at 4’ for rough acuity, but the original chart is usually placed at 20’.



7. Epocrates

Epocrates is one of the most trusted application in the field of medicine and is widely used in med schools and institutions. Its recent version, the Epocrates RX, has drug interactions and information, pill identifier and a medical calculator, a feature that even Medscape lacks. It allows you to view continually updated clinical data.



8. MedCalc

This is a free iPhone medical calculator that provides professionals access to several medical formulas and scores. It among the most popular medical calculators in the App Store. Other features include support for SI units, custom overlaid controls, lists of recently used equations and bibliographic reference for formulas.



9. Medical Radio

This is a ReachMd product. Medical Radio is popularly known for its XM satellite-Radio broadcast feeds of medical information, with feeds available through the app. The app allows users to keep up-to-date with the changing clinical guidelines.



10. Eponyms

This app is mainly for medical students. It displays short descriptions from over 1600 medical eponyms, for example Virchow’s node, Sheehan’s syndrome. It is a free learning iPhone app for medical students.



Author Bio:
Josie is a passionate blogger about new medical technologies and works alongside of healthcare companies such as Admedus.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: The Best Small Business Apps You Need to Know About



By the end of 2013, 6% of the global population will own a tablet, 20% will own PCs, and 22% will own smartphones.  This is according to a BI intelligence report, the subscription service offered by Business Insider, one of the world’s leading business blogs.


With that many people in the world connected at all times, who have the facility to use mobile apps on a consistent basis, the market for mobile applications has never been bigger. For many companies, apps for business have become a regular part of office life. Trends show companies are looking at Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) to work, increased interest in cloud computing and complete overhauls of the traditional office tools.
Here we profile some of the best small business apps that you really need to know about if you want to get ahead in your business. From the best business app for tracking brainstorming sessions, to the best business app for customer service. We look at the best business app to help with cash flow, to the best that will track your courier packages.
We’ve even got you covered when it comes to large scale file sharing and what to use for your email newsletter and management campaign. Travel much for work? We know the app that will do it all, so you don’t have to. Trying to find time to monitor all of your social media? Need to know how to measure all that online chatter? We know which app can do this all for you in one simple dashboard.
Got a chunky rolodex sitting on your desk? Too many business cards lying around? We know the perfect app to catalogue them all. We also break it down so you know they key features and USP, what the app actually does, what platform each one is compatible with and how much it is going to cost.



Irish Apps Infographic


Courtesy of: www.irishapps.org



Author Bio.
Cathal Greaney is Managing Director of IrishApps.org, a mobile app development company based in Ireland. He regularly blogs about app development, technology and business.

Monday, February 24, 2014

There's An App for Everything: The 6 Best Hiking Apps







If you’re into hiking, trekking, walking, or climbing; you might find these 6 hiking apps useful. Many of them can be used offline, meaning that you can be just about anywhere and benefit from their features. If you usually leave your iPhone at home when you’re out hiking, now is the time to start taking it with you! Here are the 6 best hiking apps to accompany you on your next adventure:





Gaia GPS Offline Topo Maps and Hiking Trails

If you’re afraid of getting lost on a hike, this app could be very useful. You’re able to download maps offline, so you’re never lost hiking in the United States/Canada. You can customise the app however you like, aswell as take photographs to remember your trek.





Columbia’s GPS Pal

This app has many features. It not only allows you to keep your memorable experiences safely recorded, it let’s you tag your favourite spots with photos and videos. Your route will also be tracked, along with your elevation, time, and route. When you’re done, save your path for later and share the whole experience online! Great for a Kilimanjaro climb or another of the seven summit-





Point de Vue

If you enjoy hiking higher distances and have taken the opportunity to go on a Kilimanjaro climb, this app will give you all the information you could ever want about the mountains around you. It’s very useful if you have bad weather and can’t see the summit!





EveryTrail Pro

This app allows you to take videos and pictures along on your hike to remember the experience. There are also over 400,000 hikes packed on to the app! The app is a powerful little tool perfect for anybody who loves hiking.





MapMyHike

If all you’d like is a free app to track your hikes, MapMyHike is a good little app. There aren’t many features, this app believes that less is more when it comes to hiking apps. Simply track and log your hikes without worrying about anything else!





i.Walk

i.Walk is the new way to coach yourself through a hike - it’s a fitness instructor for your phone! Feel like giving up? You won’t with this app! You’ll be encouraged to push yourself and work as hard as possible to reach your goals.



Hiking can be trying, it can be dangerous, it can exciting, but above all else; it can be fun. If you’re an avid hiker, these 6 apps will make your hikes even more enjoyable than they already are, and much simpler. You’ll be able to download maps, take photos and videos, track your routes, distance, elevation, and so much more. Providing you’ve taken the proper safety precautions and trained so you’re fit enough for the kind of hike/climb/trek you’re doing, you should have a pleasant hike that gives you a great sense of achievement! Are there any apps you find useful? Let us know in the comments!


Monday, February 17, 2014
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Top 3 iOS Apps For Free International Calls

While the iPhones don’t support VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) as a default feature of the device, you can download a free VoIP-based application to save on both international and short-distance calls. Most of the apps are available for free download, and some require a nominal fee. There are also applications offering ‘pay-as-you-go’ option. In this article the focus will be on freemium (free+premium) iOS applications that have bought the heart and trust of millions.


#1 CFC (ex CallsFreeCalls)




CFC is one of the most popular apps for free calls out there. With this app you can make free calls and send messages to any phone number, regardless of its location. This was made possible thanks to the revolutionary VoIP technologies used for developing this piece of software. You may wonder why CFC is free. The answer is pretty simple and straightforward: there are sponsors showing their banner ads in the app - by clicking on these ads (downloading a game or completing any other offer by a sponsor) you ‘pay’ for your calls and text messages.
In CFC you get special bonuses for each offer. Since recently, you can also win these bonuses using the ‘Happy Friday’ giveaways. Therefore, all you need is a couple of minutes per day to refill your balance. Because CFC is a rapidly growing community, its developers update the app with lightning speed. Below are some of the recent updates (version 3.0):

- Custom interface: users can now change the color of the interface. You’ll be surprised to learn that this feature was suggested by a CFC user.
- Internal message protection: all messages transmitted via the system are protected with an enterprise-level encryption algorithm.
- Free internal calls (within the CFC community).

#2 iCall




Similar to CFC, iCall app also allows to make and receive free calls. With this app you can talk up to three minutes at a time before disconnecting. This product requires a stable Internet connection (either Wi-Fi or 3G). Additional features include the ability to redirect phone calls from cell to the application. iCall is compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Just imagine, you can turn your iPod into a full-fledged phone!


#3 Truphone




Truphone is a fairly easy-to-use application allowing you to place calls to landlines and mobiles at ridiculous prices (you will see how much calls cost before making them, no surprises). With this application you can keep your own number - no need to send new contacts to your friends and family. The app provides different plans depending on your frequency of calls. For heavy users they have Premium plans coming at $28.99 - $49.99, and for less active users there are lighter plans ($2.99 for instance). This app rests on a sophisticated encryption methodology to protect your privacy. Many choose this product because it has no adverts at all.
Long-distance calls don’t necessarily have to cost a fortune. With any of the aforementioned apps you can save on calls and messages without sacrificing the quality of communication.



Author Bio:
Robert Simons is the owner of http://yourtechlib.com/, a website covering various tech topics. Robert loves reviewing popular iOS and Android applications. Feel free to contact him anytime via his social accounts.
Friday, February 14, 2014
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