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Google Brings Augmented Reality To iOS

via Apple Insider

Long a favorite of Android’s early adopter crowd, iOS users can now get in on the augmented reality fun of Ingress — a game in which players battle through the real world to secure virtual portals for their team — after Google’s Niantic Labs released an official client on the App Store

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BBM For Windows Phone Opens Up

There have been plenty of requests for BBM to come to Windows Phone after it arrived on iOS and Android some time ago, lord knows why though because I am still struggling to find people who use BBM these days. They must be out there somewhere though because the request for BBM has been so high.

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Amazon Launches Dedicated Storefront For Wearables

via iMore.com

Amazon UK has launched a dedicated store that features various wearable devices across categories like activity trackers, smartwatches, smartglasses, wearable cameras and more.

With over a 100 different products already listed, Amazon’s wearable technology store currently offers the largest selection of wearable devices.


The store features several guides on the different kinds of wearable devices available for purchase, including device compatibility information and user reviews. There is also a “coming soon” section that highlights upcoming devices in this segment.

Products currently listed on the store include smartwatches from mainstream vendors, like LG’s G Watch, along with other wearable devices from brands like Pebble, Jawbone, Fitbit, Garmin and others.

What are you waiting for? Head on over to Amazon’s Wearable Technology Store and browse the latest in the world of wearables.



Why I Only Recommend The Nexus Experience

When I first got an Android phone in 2010 I decided to pick up a HTC Hero, and it sucked. The software, the whole experience put me off Android at the time. It was laggy, it crashed frequently enough and not long after I was pining for my iPhone back again, not long after I bought the HTC Hero there was no more software support for it. This is the now age old problem of Android fragmentation, something Google are trying to eradicate however it is still a common problem for most users. Continue reading

Swiftkey Coming To iOS 8

On the back of the news that third party keyboards are coming to iOS 8, Swiftkey has already thrown it’s hat into the ring and confirmed it will be joining the party. And if it is one thing I miss from Android, it is Swiftkey.

Here is what they had to say following the WWDC keynote;

“We’re delighted Apple has decided to embrace the importance of opening its platform to third party keyboards. For more than four years, SwiftKey has pioneered faster, easier typing on touchscreens, leading the industry with next-word prediction and smarter autocorrection. Our technology features on more than 200 million devices to date and we can’t wait to reach more. We first brought a taste of our technology to iOS in January this year with the launch of the free note-taking app SwiftKey Note. Are we going to build SwiftKey Keyboard for iOS 8? Of course we are. We’ve already started.”

So with Swiftkey already in the works for iOS this will be fantastic news for Apple users. Swiftkey is one of the best and most popular keyboard apps on Android, of course we are going to have to wait until the iOS 8 release this fall.

But I can put up with the stock keyboard until then for sure.



iOS 8 Overview

Huge for developers. Massive for everyone else.

Apple took the wraps off it’s latest iOS version at WWDC the other day, iOS 8. Building on the foundations of last year where Apple overhauled the UI in the form of iOS 7, this year is all about the detail. Apple has focused on adding functionality to what they put in place last year. Here is the low down on what you need to know.

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