Recently, at the Google 2013 I/O held at San Francisco, the internet search giant officially introduced the Google Music All Access, a subscription music service, priced at $9.99 a month. With a large library and competitive price, Google Music All Access comes with a 30-day free trial for users with an offer price of $7.99 for all those who sign up for a free trial before June 30. Standing on the same lines as Spotify and Rdio, Google Music All Access adds new streaming choices to users, giving access to millions of songs on the Android smartphones, tablets and computers. With this official announcement by Google, it looks like the war of music streaming has now begun. Among other competitors, it seems more like an All Access versus Spotify story, which is a five-year-old streaming service. To see which service we like more, let’s consider some of the similarities. Spotify, currently [+more]
A recent announcement from phone manufacturer Blackberry took the app world by storm. The company has said that it plans to launch the BB messenger, once voraciously popular for its deftness, on both Android and iPhone. This news is sure to trouble the people sitting at the apex of other social networks and chat apps. Once only available to Blackberry users, if the new BBM heads for the Android and iPhone, it will work as head on competition with Whatsapp. While it is too early to decide who will be king, it’s going to be a tough fight. However, if we see the new BBM on the Blackberry Z10, this messaging app could sure be on its way up. The new Blackberry messenger has BBM voices and also the BBM Video with screen share. One more feature of the BBM, where the native Whatsapp messenger lags behind, is in its [+more]
Apple fans now stand a chance to be rewarded for their loyalty. Apple is keeping a tab on the number of app downloads from its App Store and is offering $10,000 for the user who downloads the 50 billionth app. There’s a counter on the lower right hand corner of Apple’s site for you to keep a tab. Now we doubt if the counter’s actually getting updated in real-time, but a quick look does show just how close Apple is towards reaching the 50 billion downloads’ mark. It was only in January 2013 that the company touched 40 billion app downloads, making it quite a fast progress till here. But the festivities don’t just end there – Apple’s also offering $500 gift cards to the first 50 app downloads after the 50 billionth download. It’s a great marketing tactic and comes just in time as the company battles a fall [+more]
And you thought the Apple iPad was only designed for geeks? Taking Samsung Galaxy S’s claim to have been designed for humans, Apple has taken a route most of us failed to even imagine. Sex and seduction sells in any case-Apple has believed this adage too seriously and has chosen to offer the Kama Xcitra to iPad users on iOS. Forget the blushes and the “awwws”, it is time to get in bed with tech to catalyze your lovemaking! The app bases itself on augmented reality (AR) that almost makes you feel you are seeing someone teach you the positions up close and personal. The more you shake the more to gain—no pun intended—the iPad responds to give you “all-around” views of the 3D figures on screen, as you view it from varied angles. The Kamasutra Xcitra excites you enough to get to real time action with real augmented [+more]
Ever wondered how to get rid of those unwanted calls on your iPhone 5 for free? Yes, we know you can always call up your wireless carrier and request for number blocking services, but for this, you would have to shell out a monthly fee. But now, thanks to a jailbreak app on the iPhone 5 called iBlacklist, you can block a number for just a one-time payment. You can check out the app for free, but after the trial period ends, you would have to pay $12 to activate the app on your iPhone 5. Not bad, considering you can use the app for as long as you wish once it is activated. It’s the least you can do to reward the app developers who have worked hard on creating the app for you. It’s available on the Cydia store, and for those of you who don’t want to [+more]
Google Map: The best app present on Android and iOS to make your road travel a smooth and unforgettable experience. Facebook: Undoubtedly this is your social savior and now with a mobile friendly version it has become all the more fun to be connected to your Facebook friend on the go. Instagram: Most interesting photo taking app around. Must have for the photo sharing addicts. Twitter: If you sleep , breath and eat Twitter, then you can’t do without this app Pandora: A delight for those who crave for free music. Create radio stations as per your favorite songs. Kindle : Lets’s you purchase books and even read them without much hassle. Dropbox: If you are having space issues in your phone, then drop box is here for your rescue providing you plenty of space for your music, photos and games.
Looks like Nokia’s taken it upon itself to make Windows Phone experience as comfortable as those on Android or iOS. After all, a lot is riding on its success for Nokia too. Windows Phone users who have been missing out on Instagram have reason to cheer – Nokia has recently developed an app, “#2InstaWithLove”, as a request to Instagram developers to bring this popular image sharing app to Windows Phone too. Essentially, the app features filters similar to the Instagram app that users can apply on images they click and then upload these pictures onto their social networks. The only additional thing the app does is add its name as a hashtag to the post to catch Instagram developers’ attention. Nokia is hoping to generate enough buzz through the app to get Instagram to notice and fill this missing gap by offering its mobile app to Windows Phone users as [+more]
It seems Twitter is on its way to achieve something big with an app Lives on. The App uses artificial intelligence which lets your friends and family receives tweet even when you are dead. This sound a little spooky though there more apps like this, Dead Social does the same thing but it requires you o write messages when you are alive but Lives on captures your writing style and sends messages accordingly when you are in your grave. Whosoever wants to use this app would need to appoint an administrator who can manage your account once you are gone “It divides people on a gut level, before you even get to the philosophical and ethical arguments. It offends some, and delights others. Imagine if people started to see it as a legitimate but small way to live on. Cryogenics costs a fortune; this is free and I’d bet [+more]
The best part about this valentine day is that you can get your hands on free app from Apple. This week a free app from Apple store is called Infinity blade. This action packed game is a must for adrenaline rush, especially if you live and breathe games. This is one is by far the most popular game from Epic and it uses Unreal 3 graphics engine which are much better than any console game. So what are you waiting for ,hit the game pad for some thrill.
Android does come across as the gadget geeks’ darling platform but surprisingly the industry magnate seem to lean over to iOS more than Andy. However, this tendency could be in for a toss with the Google Play Store revenues crossing the iTunes App Store mark by the end of this year! We have reasons to believe that the Google Play revenue figures have been climbing up the ladder and has seen about 200 per cent spurt in the last quarter of the past year! Seems like Andy is all set to catch up with iOS now. Stats speak a story that reveal 701 per cent smartphones to have chosen Android, in the year gone by. This only signals that developers could take the Android road soon enough but wait—2012 could see new entrants on the platform front too. Sailfish. Ubuntu—we hear you coming. However, our hearts and brains know that [+more]