One of Windows (Mobile)’s biggest holes is the fact that the app store is such a barren desert. Many well-known apps are missing and that’s just one of the reasons why people don’t even start to consider the operating system. For the year 2015, Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store have at least 1.2 million apps each – Windows? Only 300,000.
Redmond wanted to solve this, by introducing a Windows Bridge platform aka Project Astoria. Through the project, app developers could easily just port over the same Android code that they used to make apps for the Google Play Store for Windows Phone devices.
Then, last year rumours flared up that Project Astoria was going bust and now Microsoft has confirmed it themselves.
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A document has surfaced detailing that Facebook will be launching ads in their Messenger app sometime in the Q2 of 2016. That means instead of getting harassed by friends who need help with “likes” on their newly established page or participation in an assignment survey of theirs, you’ll now be getting bombarded by businesses and brands.
Well, when you compare the two, it’s essentially the same thing but with “friends” you could easily just get rid of them by “unfriending” them, ads on the opposing end is more or less involuntary.
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Let’s face it. The internet is full of vulnerabilities and even our smart phones isn’t spared from exploits. Having your data stolen is not funny but you can take action now with Zipit Chat.
Using a globally recognised encryption system, it gives you a peace of mind when communicating with your peers. So how does Zipit Chat work? Read on to find out.
Expecting a huge margin of their sales to come from individuals wanting to start their fitness journey in line with the New Year resolutions, Fitbit has sought out to add something special to its existing products. Since the company based out of San Francisco hasn’t released anything of late, this update could be the next best thing; adding 3 great features to revitalise the Fitbit Charge HR and Surge.
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The world is full of people who would love to get their hands on your private information; with hacks and identity theft at an all-time high, you’re never sure if your info will truly be safe. That extends to any messaging service, be it Whatsapp, Facebook chat and the like, you don’t know if the data flow is secure.
That’s where Celcom’s Zipit Chat comes in, being the most secure communications app you’ll ever lay your eyes on.
The reason? It’s because it uses Military-Grade AES256 Encryption.
Distractions on the road can be fatal, yet many still continually use their devices while driving. While usage of smartphones are usually for texting and social media, navigation would be the second thing that comes to mind. So what about driving? Your eyes are supposed to be peeled on the road, but we all still want access to our GPS and speedometer. Here’s when HUDWAY Glass, a universal vehicle accessory comes into the picture.
In terms of looks, Layout is basically the same on Android and iOS with the same basic features that allow the creation of Instagram ready photo collages with up to nine photos. Once you pick the layout you want, you can resize each photo, swap them around and rotate or flip individual images. You can also emulate photo booth style photos straight from your phone’s camera.
The resulting images will adhere to Instagram’s square form factor for photos and can be immediately uploaded via Layout to your Instagram account.
The app is available for smartphones running Android 4.1 and up and can be downloaded for free on Google Play.
Heads up Maxis Postpaid users, you can now snag yourself extra data for free when you buy any data plan using the MyMaxis App. On top of letting you keep an eye on your internet usage the app also makes it easy to purchase data.
From the 18th May to the 19th July, any data plan bought using the MyMaxis app awards you 500MB free data during the promo period. That’s right, even buying the daily 100MB plan for RM2 can get you that 500MB of data. The 500MB Mobile Internet Pass is valid for 30 days but the extra data is a one off freebie that can only be redeemed once per customer or number.
Do note that this doesn’t apply to supplementary lines so only the principle line will be awarded the free data. The free 500MB data will be credited on a weekly basis and you’ll receive an SMS upon activation.
For more information, head over to Maxis’s Free 500MB Promo page.
If you happen to own a Hyundai, you’re in luck; you can now control your car with a smartwatch.
The Blue Link companion app developed by Hyundai for smartwatches is finally available to download for Android Wear devices, and it lets you pretend you’re a spy by letting you remotely take control of your car.
Sadly it doesn’t let you drive it remotely (we don’t think technology is that sophisticated yet) but it does let you remotely lock/unlock doors, start and stop the engine, flash lights or honk any Blue Link enabled car’s horn, call roadside assistance, and our favourite; help find your car if you’ve forgotten where you parked it. All of those functions are able to be done via voice command too; as long as you got your thumb on the mic button.
There will also be an Apple Watch version ready to launch the moment the wearable hits the market.
The Z Launcher is probably the best contribution to Android coming from Nokia. It is super easy to use and it gets smarter by putting forward your likely to use apps on the home screen. Whenever you need to launch an app, just scribble the first letter and it will search through your apps immediately. The more you use it, the better it knows your app habits including your favourite contacts at specific times of the day.
With the announcement of its first Nokia N1 tablet, the Z Launcher is running on it by default on top of the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop. If you want to try it out, the Z Launcher is now available on Google Play.
Check out the Z Launcher in action after the break.