Do you use BBM? If so then you will be pretty happy to know that version 2.2 is on the way for Android and iOS which will focus on streamlining the user experience for the two recent platforms on the BBM family. The goal will be to make it easier for those new users joining up to the BBM community and also to make it easier to find friends on BBM.
Okay, I know that this was Macworld and not at WWDC however this morning I thought it would be nice to have a little flashback to the moment where Apple, ‘reinvented the phone’ in 2007. Steve Jobs took to the stage and gave a presentation that I have watched countless times since then, even 7 years on I go back and have a look at it from time to time.
Here is the keynote in all it’s HD(ish) glory…
Getting your phone stolen can make your stomach drop in the blink of an eye, that’s why some security app devs, like Lookout’s, try to make it easier by offering anti-theft features.
The app’s latest version comes with a new tool suite called Theft Alerts, which, as you can tell, gets the digital sirens blaring when it detects unusual activities. Lookout studied the common ways thieves deal with stolen phones and now sends out emails when someone removes your SIM card, enables Airplane mode, turns off your device and removes the app as the phone’s administrator. You can then decide whether to use the other weapons in Lookout’s arsenal, including those that let you lock and wipe a phone remotely.
Google loves photographs, we know that from how much emphasis they put on photos in Google+, their recent joining of Instagram and the fact that they like to update the camera app on their phone with new goodies.
When I first saw Acompli I was really excited, to me this looked like an email app that I wanted to use, having calendar, people and email hubs all in the one app made so much sense. This is how email apps should be done, however at the time of my review I docked one single point off and scored it 9/10. The reason for that one point? No iCloud integration at the time, however thankfully that is no longer an issue.
Watch Dogs has to be the most anticipated game to be released on next gen consoles to date. After it was delayed late last year for several months gamers can at last get their hands on the hottest game on the market at present. However, with all the hype and the anticipation, does Watch Dogs live up to it’s billing? Or does it fall short of greatness?
Deal done! Apple has announced they are acquiring Beats for $3Billion. The deal will include both streaming music service, Beats Music and Beats Electronics. The deal will also see the Beats co-founders, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine join the Apple team, the press release from Apple follows;
Watch Dogs is nearly upon us, next Tuesday gamers will finally start getting their hands on what is at the moment one of the most anticipated games on next generation to date. Watch Dogs has placed and embargo on all reviews until it is released on Tuesday and you can bet we will be all over it when we get to grips with it.
Apple is rumoured to be in the process of working towards closing a deal for Beats Electronics. It may not have happened as quickly as some may have expected it to after initial reports of Apple moving in for Beats however it appears to be now coming to a close for an estimated value of $3.2 billion.
Any.Do has been around for some time now, with its beautiful simplistic design it has kept us organised across our mobile devices. Now they are finally launching on the web for desktops from today. There is already a decent extension if you use Chrome however this is the first native website for the service.