Twitter has announced a new “Mute” feature through which, you will be able to hide the tweets from and retweets from selected users so that they do not appear on your Twitter homepage timeline. You will also not receive any push or SMS notifications from these users. This feature is available on Twitter app for iOS and Android, and on Web site. The muted users will still be able to reply to, fave, and retweet your tweets; however, any of that activity will not appear in your timeline. If you unmute someone, they will not know about it. You can also unmute them anytime. Continue reading Twitter Introduces a Mute Feature
Google has added a number of new features in its update of the Maps application for iOS and Android devices. While giving directions, the app will now show you which lane you should stay in or move to for taking the turn or exit. It will provide alternate routes while you are navigating, so you can select the best route. You will be able to save Google maps for using them offline. Search an area in Google Maps and tap on its place info sheet. There is an option “Save map to use offline” which will enable you to save the map for using it offline. Directions and Navigation feature along with satellite, terrain, indoor maps and 3D building will not be available in the offline maps. Continue reading Google Offers Offline Maps with the Maps app Update
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Rumor mill is hot that Apple will be launching iPhones with bigger screens this year. Apple’s current iPhone 5 series screens measure 4 inch diagonally. Several publications including Reuters, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg have reported that screens of the new iPhone models that Apple is planning to launch will measure 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch diagonally. According to the rumors, Apple will launch iPhone 6 with a 4.7 inch diagonal screen in September this year. A bigger iPhone model with 5.5 inch diagonal screen will launch either at the end of this year or early next year. The new iPhone models may also feature screens made of Sapphire crystals instead of the Corning gorilla glass that Apple currently uses. The processor in the new models is also be likely upgraded from A7 to A8 which will feature both a quad-core 64 bit processor and quad-core graphics.
The fate of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 is still shrouded in mystery. What happened to the flight after transponder stopped sending signals and which exact flight path it took remains unknown. There are a number of applications for iPhone and Android smartphones that can track flights in real-time and show it to you on a live map. These won’t of course track the flight any longer if something as unprecedented happens, as in the case of Malaysian airlines flight MH370 that the transponder stops sending signals. Some of the apps that can track flights in real-time are:
1.FlightAware: A free application for iPhone, iPad, and Android smartphones that can provide you the real-time flight status, and a tracking map of any commercial flight worldwide and private and charter flights in the United States and Canada. It will also provide arrival, departure gate/terminal information and changes, delays, cancellations, and information about flight connections and status. A feature in the app also allows you to see information about aircrafts flying near to your location.
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LookAway player is bringing some of Samsung Galaxy 4’s feature to the iPhone and iPad devices, even before the Galaxy 4 is available for sale. Galaxy 4 has a feature where it pauses the video that a user is watching, if the user turns her head away from the device. LookAway player which can only play YouTube videos has the same functionality. If a user moves his/her head away from the device, the video pauses. If the user puts his/her finger on the lips and makes a “shhhhh….” sound, the device is muted. Continue reading LookAway Player Brings Samsung Galaxy 4’s Features to iOS
iPhone 5 will be finally available on T-mobile from this Friday, 12th April 2013. T-mobile is offering the iPhone 5 contract free, i.e., you can cancel the plan anytime. The phone costs $99 upfront, but T-mobile is offering to waive that fee if you trade your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S. T-mobile will issue you a credit of up to $120 depending upon the condition of your phone. T-mobile will charge you a monthly fee of $20 per month for two years for the cost of the device, which is not charged up front. If you cancel your contract before that period, you will have to pay the remaining cost of the device. T-mobile is offering iPhone 5 on a $50 monthly plan with unlimited talk and text, and 500 MBs of data usage. You can pay an additional $10 to get 2.5GB of data usage, or an additional $20 to get unlimited data usage. Continue reading T-Mobile Offering iPhone 5 Contract Free with Nothing Down
Electronic Arts has announced a huge sale on its games for iPhone and iPad devices for President’s day. It is offering 50% to 90% discount on its games. For the iPhone, the games that are on sale include Need for Speed Most Wanted, FIFA Soccer 13 by EA Sports, The SIMS 3, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Madden NFL 12, Mass Effect Infiltrator, The SIM3 Ambitions, Shift 2 Unleashed, Monopoly Millionaire, Dead Space, The Sims 3 World Adventures, Word Smack, The Sims Medieval, Need For Speed Hot Pursuit, Risk, Need for Speed Undercover, Burnout Crash, World Series of Yahtzee, Fight Night Champion, and Dragon’s Lair 2: Time Warp. The games that are on sale for iPad include Need for Speed Most Wanted, FIFA Soccer 13, Monopoly Millionaire, Tetris, Monopoly, Dead Space, Simcity Deluxe, The Game of Life, Mirror’s Edge, Command and Conquer Red Alert, Mass Effect Infiltrator, Monopoly Here and Now: The World Edition, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, The Sims Medieval, World Series of Yahtzee, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12, NBA Jam, Reckless Racing HD, Madden NFL 12, Yahtzee HD, Flight Control HD, Word Smack, Trivial Pursuit Master Edition, Pictureka!, Risk, Coconut Dodge, Max the Magic Marker, Snood, Bop It!, Shift 2 Unleashed, Battleship HD, Draw Jump HD, Battleship Bad Company 2, and Burnout Crash. Most of the applications on sale can be purchased for 99 cents. Continue reading Big Sale on Electronic Arts Games for iPhone and iPad
The taxi cab industry is getting disrupted by smartphone applications which are changing the way how you call a taxi, get a ride, and pay for it. Gone are the days when you had to whistle, waive, make a call and wait for half an hour for taxi to come, and then worry, whether the taxi driver accepts a credit card or not. There are smartphone applications which can get a ride for you in a tap. Three of the most popular ones are Uber, Lyft, and Side car. Uber provides you multiple options to select a car. You can select from a taxi, a limousine, an SUV, or a car owned and driven by someone who wants to earn some extra cash. Uber launched its Uberx service to compete with Lyft and Side car which provide rides at prices lower than that of a taxi, using cars driven by people who are not taxi or limousine drivers, but drive their car in spare time to make extra income. Continue reading Get a Taxi, the Uber Way
iPhone 5 for Pre-order
The iPhone 5 is now available for pre-ordering from the Apple store. The shipping is free and currently the site states that the iPhone will start shipping in 2-3 weeks. The supply to be shipped on 21st September was already exhausted within a hour or the pre-order becoming available. It will be also available for purchase from the Apple retail store, starting at 8 a.m. on September 21. The iPhone 5 is available in black and white colors. The 16GB is priced at $199, the 32GB is priced at $299, while the 64GB version is priced at $399 with a 2-year wireless plan from AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon.
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Lighting to 30-pin Adapter
The new iPhone 5 has a smaller dock adapter, called Lighting, than the 30-pin adapter on iPhone 4S. Lighting is an all-digital, eight signal design adapter, which is reversible, so you can plug it from either side. However, if you have old accessories, you will not be able to plug them into the new iPhone 5. To resolve this issue, Apple is selling an adapter for $39 which coverts Lighting into a 30-pin adapter, so you can use any old iPhone accessory with the new iPhone 5. The Lighting to 30-pin adapter can be pre-ordered from Apple Online store, and it will start shipping in October.
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