August 26th, 2014
Volvo, the Swedish carmaker, has announced its new Volvo On Call app and Sensus Connect technology. The new technology will be available in their 2015 models, which will let the car owners control select features of their car with the Volvo On Call smartphone app.
Volvo On Call provides users with 24 hour roadside assistance, SOS emergency service with crash notification and stolen vehicle tracking facility. If the service is used in conjunction with On call smartphone app, it also keeps check on lock status of doors and fuel level of vehicle.
Volvo On Call app features:
- See vehicle dashboard values, such as fuel level, trip meters, and more.
- Control your engine block heater, if your car is equipped with a fuel-driven engine block heater.
- Locate your car on a map or using the car’s horn and direction indicators.
- Lock and unlock the vehicle.
- Request roadside assistance from the app.
- Keep an electronic driving journal that will create trip reports for every trip made with the vehicle.
The Volvo on Call app can be downloaded from Google Play.
August 22nd, 2014
Google Search v3.6 version
Google has updated its search app on Android with support for handling multiple languages at once in voice search. In a post on the official Inside Search blog, Google announced the roll-out of this feature. The latest version of the app will automatically reach all Android device users with access to Google Play.
Earlier, the Android users were able to use voice search in over more than 50 languages, however it required change of settings if anyone wanted to switch between languages. Now, with the Google Search v3.6 version, the users can simultaneously search in multiple languages.
Right now, the application allows you to select upto five languages and Google will automatically understand the language you are using. To select the primary and others languages, open Google Settings app, tap Search & Now > Voice > Languages, and select your languages.
The present limitation of the app is that you have to stick to one language per sentence. I think that will work for most of us.
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August 22nd, 2014
Dong Nguyen, the famous indie developer behind Flappy Bird, has come up with a new challenging game dubbed as Swing Copters. The game can be downloaded from Google Play and it costs nothing.
Swing Copters is a simple but difficult arcade style game and you have to tap on your screen at the correct intervals to allow your character to pass through the obstacles. Tapping on the screen changes the direction of your character. The game is quiet similar to Flappy Bird but difficultly level is at least ten-times of its predecessor. It will take you multiple tries to even pass through the first obstacle.
I have personally been playing the game for hours now and it is really frustrating and the highest scores I have managed is 2.
August 20th, 2014
Samsung has launched a new device experience app to learn about the design and features of Galaxy Alpha. If you are interested in purchasing the device, you can download the Galaxy Alpha Experience from Google Play. The size of the app is 48MB and it is free of cost.
To remind you, Samsung unveiled Galaxy Alpha on 13 August and the smartphone is equipped with a 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED display. It runs on Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) and is powered by Exynos 5 Octa (Quad 1.8GHz + Quad 1.3GHz) processor. It also comes with a 12MP rear camera and 2.1MP front camera.
The Galaxy Alpha will be available at the beginning of September and it will be available in Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver, and Scuba Blue colours.
August 18th, 2014
Afterlight, the photo editing app, which was only available for iOS users until now, has made its way to Android. The app can be downloaded from Google Play Store for $0.99.
Afterlight is a quite decent photo editing tool for fast tweaking of the images. It has got 15 adjustment options to increase the quality of images. It also comes with 27 fully adjustable original filters, 14 guest filters by various Instagram users and the new Seasons filter pack.
15 Adjustment Tools: Use any of our 15 uniquely made adjustment tools to enhance your images to perfection with ease.
59 Filters: Afterlight has 27 fully adjustable Original Filters, 14 Guest Filters by various Instagram users, and the new Seasons filter pack including 18 filters.
66 Textures: Afterlight includes a range of real and natural light leaks we created with 35mm film and instant film, to simplistic scratchy film textures.
Cropping & Transforming Tools: Crop your photos with our quick and easy cropping tool with 15 different presets. Transform your photos with our rotating tool, vertical and horizontal flipping tools, and straightening.
Frames: We provide a list of 77 different simplistic and adjustable frames, paired perfectly with Instagram. Now including the new Wallpaper Pack.
August 9th, 2014
If you are interested in using free call service to speak to your families, friends or anybody else in Singapore, then Nanu, an Internet phone service that is set to deliver free calls to customers in the country.
The company behind it, Singapore-based Gentay Communications, believes that people will love to use the app as it benefits them by giving international calls free of cost. » Read more: Nanu app allows free calls in Singapore