Monthly Archives: April 2013

Google Now available on iOS devices

Google's predictive search app: Google Now is now available on Apple's iOS app store (previously Android only). Many features have been moved across from the Android app, including: weather, traffic, flights, hotels, appointments, packages, restaurant reservations, public transit, movie tickets, currency conversions and translation. The app also uses WiFi location only (not GPS) to conserve battery by recognizing entrance [...]

Are free mobile messaging apps slowly killing off SMS?

As the SMS (short message service) celebrates its 21st birthday this year (December), The Next Web considers how many more years it has left. It will come as no surprise that whilst free mobile messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Kik, Viber, WeChat and MessageMe are becoming increasingly popular in the developed world they’re eating away at the telecom operators’ SMS revenues, which has traditionally been [...]

App of the week: JUST EAT (Android)

JUST EAT, the popular online takeaway food delivery service that offers 15,000 restaurant menus to 13 countries, has now launched its own JUST EAT app on Android (previously only available on iOS). The app allows you to search by postcode to find dozens of local restaurants in your area, then you can choose your meal and pay by cash (on delivery) [...]

Bid for Cook

Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, is auctioning an hour of his time at the company’s headquarters in California for Charity. An hour with Cook is already at a staggering $505,000 on the website CharityBuzz, where all proceeds will run until May 14th and are going to the Robert F Kennedy Center for Justice and Human [...]

The launch of Draw Something 2

If Draw Something wasn't fun enough, Zynga has officially launched Draw Something 2. The Pictionary like mobile app, Draw Something, was highly successful. Their follow up version brings new ways to play, a number of new drawing tools, along with textures and patterns that can be incorporated into drawings. Draw Something 2 is also becoming more involved [...]

World’s first Braille smartphone could hit shelves this year

When you consider 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide: 39 million are blind and 246 have low vision, it's about time a Braille-enabled smartphone entered the market. New startup: Kriyate may have come a step closer to 'creating a more sensory experience to devices that could change the game for blind users'. The phone has repressible Braille [...]

Budget-friendly Nokia Asha 210 announced with QWERTY keyboard

Nokia has been building speculation around its latest feature phone recently and released an official teaser on Monday showing a handset similar to the Asha 205 but with what looked like a QWERTY keyboard. It has now been identified as the Nokia Asha 210 (available in Single or Easy Swap Dual-SIM variants): the most social Asha yet, which has been designed to offer consumers more social [...]