If you happen to have a Google account and be using an Android phone you might be having a problem on your hands, as its just been discovered that Google Photos will keep uploading your photos to the cloud even if you’ve deleted the app.
This is mostly because if you are using a Google account (which most people on the internet are likely to own) the entire system has a habit of zealously syncing everything you do with said account to you devices and any other service you use. Considering this is a huge privacy concern because it pretty much affects any Android device, there’s thankfully a way to stop Google Photos from continuing to save your data to the cloud.
Chromecast users rejoice! you can now use your favourite broadcasting dongle with iflix to catch your favourite shows on the streaming service. All you need to do is plug it into your TV and your phone essentially transforms into a mobile media device.
iflix is basically what people have been calling the “Asian Netflix”, with the service launching locally about two months ago. The service is similar to that of Astro On the Go and HyppTV and resides in the same market niche. The service starts from RM 10 a month for unlimited access but you can get a subscription for just RM 8 a month after that with the yearly subscription, which will only set you back RM 96.
Good news for mobile gamers on Android, Sony has announced an app that now allows you to stream your games live to Twitch and YouTube.
As part of a partnership with Twitch, Sony has enabled their newer, Snapdragon 810 powered devices, namely the Xperia Z3+ /Z4, Xperia Z4v or Xperia Z4 tablet to stream directly to both said platforms. The app brings integrated in-device broadcasting to said phones, and with 35 million installations of the Twitch viewing app so far, this will only add to the viewership.
What happens when you take the Tinder app and stuff it on a device with a heartbeat sensor? you essentially get a hands free Tinder experience that runs by your heart instead of your head.
Most of the time, when we pop up Tinder we are using our brains (and eyes, mostly) to pick a potential date, but this app concept from T3 uses your Apple Watch ‘s pulse sensor to deduce whether or not to swipe left or right.
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The Apple Watch’s first ever swimming app has surfaced, but cannot be listed on the App Store because the Watch is not designed to handle an afternoon swim.
With an IP certification of IP X7, the watch can basically handle being submerged for up to 30 minutes in up to a metre deep of water with no issue but even then Apple doesn’t recommend wearing it to the pool.
Accessible via smartphone or via the web, the technology allows Muslims living away from their loved ones connect with one another and share locality relevant information like the sunset time, traffic and navigation and even some tasty recipes to break the fast with.
For countries that don’t have the benefit of fast internet or good data coverage opening up the Facebook app can be quite a pain with the connection more or less ruining the experience.
Initially available in developing countries, Facebook has finally launched the “diet” version of the app on the Google Play Store, Facebook Lite to help developing countries deal with sluggish data connections by trimming down the access fat for a simpler experience. The app has already been in development for about a year with the purpose of having it functional on any Android device regardless of what’s under the hood.
Shazam is for more than just music now, with the latest version of the music identification app being able to scan images and QR codes to offer access to interactive content.
Starting today, the newest version of Shazam will have a new camera icon on the interface. The new button will allow users to wave their phone over items with the Shazam camera logo or a QR Code to bring up interactive content, special offers and other custom mobile content. Shazam is working hand in hand with a long list of companies to make this work, including that of the Warner Brothers, Guerlain and Evian to name a few, to put interactive content on their products that can be accessed via the app. The app can also read content on regular QR codes with no problem either.
If you’d like to give it a go, you can download Shazam here though it will be awhile yet till we see Shazam specific content around our parts.
We reported some time ago that Google was splitting up its services from Drive and now unlimited cloud storage for videos and photos is here in the form of Google Photos. Already available for Android, iOS and web users will be getting a taste of the app as they get launched.
The service will feature free unlimited storage that allows you to upload photos which will be stored at original quality up to 16 megapixels and videos up to Full HD 1080p. The app will also automatically backup images from your PC, tablet and smartphone. Apparently you will be able to upload images from your camera but this hasn’t yet been confirmed.
Basically what the app allows you to do is it lets you watch and record live broadcasts straight from your smartphone and it looks like it will be a game changer when it comes to how we share live broadcasts.
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