BlackBerry Passport, that’s a very interesting concept for a smartphone. Or is it a tablet? It might be a hybrid, a phablet. In any case, the Canadian smartphone manufacturer is yet to take the wraps off from the smartphone. But people are not so patient after all. One YouTuber has already made a video about the smartphone by taking a printout of the smartphone and comparing it with other smartphones. You can take a look at it below. The company is yet to release the smartphone officially. So it is better to hold your horses before coming to any hard conclusion.
Doom, an that’s all. I don’t think anybody needs any introduction to the awesome old school video game. The game, which has been running on several types of devices for decades, is in the headlines again. And this time, for running on an ATM machine. AS you can see from the image above, the person has been able to tinker with an ATM machine (somehow) and has been able to install the super cool game on the machine. I’m pretty much sure that banks will not want this to be installed on any of their ATM machines which are public, anywhere in the World.
Nintendo has a new trademark in Japan, a new term for a concept known as the Pokémon Game Factory. By the looks of it, you can pretty much make out that it is a toy, a pin ball kind of a game where you maneuver the ball using two Pokébolls. This is a interesting concept for sure. But we have to see if this is going to the small screen anytime soon or if it is going to be a toy only thing. Moreover, the trademark is filed under the “toys” category. So I guess I should just, go figure.
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Motorola came out with an awesome smartphone accessory last year, the Skip. The device let you unlock your smartphone without touching the screen, but you just had to tap your smartphone to this wearable accessory. This time, the company has stepped up its game by replicating the smartphone accessory as a temporary digital tattoo. The accessory, designed by Motorola in collaboration with VivaLnk, can be just “pasted” on your skin, like a tattoo. You just need to tap your smartphone to this tattoo to unlock this. The tattoo works for up to five days, and is water resistant. However, this still works only with the Moto X.
Source: Boy Genius Reports
The Mountain View based search engine giant, Google, has updated its Maps application on Android to a new version, adding a lot of new and exciting new features. One of the new features is voice actions in navigation mode. So with the tap of a button, you can ask questions to the app and instruct it to do things. For example, you can ask how much more distance is left to your destination. Another interesting feature is the inclusion of elevation details in navigation for bikers. So you get to know which route will present minimum climbing for you. The update is already live on the Play Store.
Source: The Droid Guy
After releasing the Samsung Galaxy Star 2, the South Korean smartphone giant is ready to release another entry level smartphone in India, in the next few days. Named the Samsung Galaxy Star Advance, the technical specs of the device are a bit more advanced than those of the Star 2. Phone Arena writes, “Sporting a 4.3-inch WVGA display, the new Galaxy Star is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor of unknown provenience. The handset also offers HSPA connectivity, a 3MP rear camera with LED flash, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, microSD card support, and a 1,800 mAh battery.”
Source: Phone Arena
We know that Twitter is losing its game, the company’s stocks are dropping, and the number of monthly active users is also dropping. These stats were being provided to the world by a number of third party apps. But Twitter decided that it is supposed to do something to bring back traffic to its app or it is going to lose very badly. So, the company just axed the access to its APIs, from these third party apps, on the grounds of violating its privacy policies. We do not know when the micro blogging service is going to lift this.
Source: Business Insider
The LG G Vista has been in the news for a couple of weeks now. The smartphone from the South Korean smartphone manufacturer is set to come to the US shortly. @evleaks has now tweeted a release date, and that is this Friday. The smartphone, which is believed to the US version of the LG G Pro 2 Lite, comes with a 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU, 1.5GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. The display will be of the 5.7-inch 720p variety, which is a far cry from LG’s recent G3 flagship which has a 5.2-inch QHD screen.
Source: GSM Arena
The LG G3 is an awesome smartphone, and the keyboard that the company released on the smartphone is much better compared to its older version. But even though the global rollout of the smartphone is still happening, the company has already released an update to the keyboard. According to the company, below are the new features in the keyboard:
- Emoji suggestions – if a user types a word like “love” the keyboard will include the heart emoji as a recommendation.
- Application-based Text Tone suggestions – the keyboard will learn what words a users typically uses in different applications and make recommendations using that information. For instance, the keyboard will learn how a user likes to start off emails and suggests that as soon as the user starts to type an email.
- Next Word suggestions – LG says they have improved the algorithms that analyze a user’s style and makes suggestions for next words.
- Bilingual Word suggestions – the keyboard will automatically detect and change to the correct language based on what a user is typing.
- Real-time Path Input – this is LG’s take on tracing words on the keyboard versus tapping them out.
Source: Talk Android
The South Korean smartphone giant, LG, has announced a new product for kids, the LG KizON. The KizON is a smartwatch for the kids, with obviously some control from the parents. The smartwatch comes with a Wi Fi module and a GPS module, giving real time location updates to the kids’ parents on a companion app on their smartphones. Parents can directly call the smartwatch. And if it is not answered in 10 seconds, the call is automatically answered. And with the dedicated button, the kids can easily call one of their parents. The product is available immediately in South Korean and will make to the other parts of the world soon.
Source: The Droid Guy