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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Microsoft‘s Cortana is jumping off the Microsoft exclusive wagon and is heading straight to iOS and Android. This was just revealed in a video as explained by Redmond’s Joe Belfiore and Cortana will be presented as a “phone companion app” to be some serious competition for Apple’s Siri and Google Now.
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.
Piloting a drone can be tough for first time users. What if you had a GoPro enabled drone that could pilot itself? This is the Lily, the only drone with a built-in camera that you can throw up into the air and have it follow you to capture life’s greatest adventure.
Last week we announced that Snake Rewind, the game of classic Snake reborn for touchscreen devices, was on the way and now it’s finally available for download.
From the creators of the original Snake, Rumilus has made the game available as a freemium title with the game free to download and you can either collect or purchase Fruits to spend in the in game “Fruit Store” for power ups. The best part is, if you happen to crash you can just rewind and get back on the ball. Graphics are quite minimalist but up to date with a snazzy soundtrack to boot.
It also looks like there will be a healthy mix of old and new features, with missions you can complete in the game as well as visual modes that imitate Snake from past and present, so if you fancy playing Snake on a Cathode Tube screen or exactly the way it was on the Nokia 6110 you can do just that.