Author Archives: Ida Torres


Are nuclear batteries the future (if they won’t kill us)?

Whenever your mobile phone would run out of juice during crucial moments, didn’t you ever wish that someday, someone would invent a battery that would last not just for a few hours, days, months but for the rest of your life? But what if it would mean not having children anymore and maybe potential death from radiation exposure? Well if you will choose battery life over your own life, then there might be good news for you (and maybe bad news for your loved ones)!

Google reportedly looking at HTC to produce new tablet

They may not have had produced a tablet since the failure of the Flyer back in 2011, but if reports are to be believed, HTC is apparently being eyed by Google to produce the next Nexus 9-inch tablet. The Taiwanese OEM has been focusing on creating smartphones and their flagship HTC One devices have been receiving rave reviews, despite sales being less than what is expected.

Sunrise update: Google Cal sync, Todoist, Trello integration

With so many calendars for Android devices out there, it’s now become a race to have as many popular or essential 3rd party apps integrated into your app. One of the more popular ones out there is Sunrise, and the newest update will make its users even happier and might convince others to switch to this particular calendar app as it now seamlessly syncs with Google Calendar and is integrated with two other productivity apps.

Microsoft increases OneDrive increases free storage to 30GB

The cloud storage wars have been heating up, as more mobile users want easier access to their files and photos by saving it not on their devices’ limited space, but on the bigger cloud drives. In the early days, we were already happy with 5 or 10 GB of free space, but nowadays, that’s just a minuscule of the space we consume. Microsoft announced this weekend that they are doubling their OneDrive free storage from 15GB to 30GB.

Relive the book and movie experience with Maze Runner game

It seems like America has fallen in love with Maze Runner, if book sales and the box-office this weekend are any indications. The movie based on the book series by James Dashner took top spot in most theatres in the country. Now mobile gamers will have the chance to experience being a Glader in the new movie tie-in Android game, of course also called The Maze Runner.

LINE launches SnapMovie video making and editing app

LINE is already one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, but they have not been sitting idly on their laurels. One of the newest products that they've launched the past months is a movie making and editing feature that has made wanna-be mobile filmmakers happy. Well now, they will be even happier as SnapMovie is a separate app altogether, bringing more features to make the mobile moviemaking experience well, a snap.

Horizon lets you take videos the right way (not vertical)

Have you ever had that moment when you thought you were taking a great video, for example the surprise party for your best friend, only to realise later on when you play it back, that the video was in vertical mode? Well, we’ve seen a lot of those kinds of videos on Facebook, YouTube, Vine, etc. And while it is just okay when playing on your smartphone, the black bars can be quite distracting when played on a bigger screen. Now you have Horizon to the rescue.

BitTorrent opens Bleep Alpha messaging service for Android

If you think that tech company BitTorrent is just known for revolutionizing the (not-so-legal) way we share large files, then they are out to prove you wrong. A few months ago, they launched the testing of a messaging app that they've created, and now, after working out the feedback they've received, they are now opening up Bleep Alpha to the public, particularly the Android users. But what will make it different from the glut of messaging apps that have flooded the market?

Moto Maker now available in France, Germany, UK

When Motorola unveiled the new Moto X earlier this month, the mostly positive reviews have fuelled the anticipation for when it will actually be available for purchase. Some folks over in Europe who are looking forward to having it should be even more excited with this new announcement from Motorola. The Moto Maker is now live for France, Germany and the UK, even though their new flagship will not be available yet for the said region.

OneNote now available for Android Wear

The recently concluded IFA 2014 in Berlin has reinforced what many are saying that we are entering the ear of the wearable, as smartwatches took center stage. A lot of developers have also been coming up with wearable-friendly apps or making exisitng apps relevant to health bands, smartwatches and the like. Microsoft is now getting on the Android Wear "revolution", by making its note-taking app One Note available for smartwatches that are running on the platform.
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