Viber has announced that it has updated its Android app to version 5.0. The key new feature in the updated app is that users can now get video calling on their mobile device. Other enhancements and features are also included in the new update.
The Humble Bundle has been around for a while now giving mobile gamers access to some cool games in a bundle where you can pay what you want for access to the games. The Humble Bundle 7 is now available for gamers to grab and as always, it brings access to full versions of games that are DRM-free.
Ever since short (and we mean really short) videos started becoming popular on social media, there has been a glut of apps catering to this need to post 15-second “masterpieces” online. Vine, Instagram, and even Facebook have gotten in on the action. The popular video editor and creator Magisto has joined the fray as their latest update now allows you to create videos that can be posted on image sharing giant Instagram.
If you’re one of those people who always has buyers’ remorse after purchasing an app, whether it’s $0.99 or $9.99, you can now rest assured that your “mistake” can be corrected within two hours of buying an app or game on Google Play Store. At least, that’s what it officially says on their GPS policy page now.
There you have it. Just a day after we were speculating about the seeming migration of Google Voice to Hangouts, Google has officially made an announcement to the effect. When you update your Hangouts to its latest version, you will now be able to make free calls to other users of the messaging service, to numbers within the United States, and for a low fee, even calls outside the country.
Fitness company Jawbone has announced that their health app UP will now be compatible across platforms and across different devices as well, including smartwatches and wearables. They will also be releasing an open-device connectivity framework later on to enable OEMs to create products that will be able to connect to the app through Bluetooth, Smart or WiFi. This means that more people will be able to use the activity and lifestyle-tracking app.
In what may be the logical conclusion to this story, several Google Hangouts users have reportedly been receiving prompts to migrate their Google Voice to the messaging service. However, there has been no official announcement from Google yet, and even if you choose to "turn it on”, it’s still not working properly which may mean the process isn’t complete yet or this wasn’t supposed to happen yet but someone pushed a button already.
When Netflix introduced the Post-Play feature to its Android apps a few months ago, it brought watching streaming videos to another level. It also further established binge-watching as one of America’s favourite hobbies. But US and Canada viewers were unable to enjoy this on their Chromecast, until now that is, as Netflix announced it has finally arrived in North America.
It’s taken them a while but online retail juggernaut Amazon has now given Android users access to its Prime Instant Video service through an app. The app itself actually enables the Instant Video streaming within the now updated main Amazon app and gives access to all the movies and TV shows available on their catalog, with a subscription fee of course and available for US residents only.
Samsung has updated its WatchON Plus app for Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 users. The app is specifically designed to make it easier to find, search for, and watch on-demand and free web content on your mobile device.