Friday, 1 August 2014

Amazon Fire TV Now Available In India

A few days after Amazon pumped $2 billion into its online store, its Amazon Fire TV is entering the Indian market. Surprisingly, instead of selling it through their portal at Rs. 9,190, it will be sold by

If you are one of those who love to log in to YouTube and watch the sitcoms or movies, this is the product for you and is aptly called ‘media streaming set-top box.'
The box is powered by Snapdragon quad-core processor with a dedicated Adreno 320 graphics engine and 2 GB storage memory, which transforms an HDTV into a world of online entertainment.

Biggest positive is that one will get legal access to the TV shows, movies, videos, music, games, photos and exclusive features like voice search, ASAP and FreeTime. As a bonus, the Fire TV combines subscriptions with Amazon’s massive digital library, which allows its users the freedom to rent videos and movies.

The box has HDMI ports and can stream content up to 1080p HD with Dolby Digital plus 7.1. Considering that video piracy is big industry in India, there will be a doubt about how many of them are ready to pay for what they watch on a TV.

Meanwhile, it also uses internet to download the videos and considering the bandwidth and the prices in India, Amazon may find it tough to penetrate the market and this might be one of the reasons for selling through some other website.

While the games are also available on Amazon, the set-top box due to its configuration does not support high-res games and if you are looking to play only games, then this is not for you.

XOLO To Announce Octa-Core Play 8X-1000 With Hive UI On August 6

Samsung has its TouchWiz, while HTC has Sense so why can’t a local Indian brand have its own UI? Well, XOLO is all geared up to launch just that. The company has scheduled an event for the 6th of August where it will be announcing its all-new HIVE UI along with its latest edition Play smartphone tagged as the XOLO Play 8X-1000.

The company so far has been revealing bits and pieces of the UI which seems to be a bit more advanced than Samsung’s TouchWiz (in terms of functionality at least). The UI will display all notifications in one place (could also be the lockscreen) and will also have a redesigned pull-down notifications bar with circular controls for adjusting toggles. Also expected is a new themes engine which will hopefully make an appearance with a large enough theme bank.

As for the Play handset, it will sport a an octa-core processor (MediaTek) with 2GB of RAM and a large 5 inch display which we guess will be of Full HD resolution. Whatever XOLO unveils you can head right here to know about the same on the 6th of August

Google Adds 76 Indian Heritage Sites To 360 Degree Street View

While the Google Street View ran into some rough weather in India, it hasn't stopped it from bringing in the 360-degree panoramic view of the Indian heritage sites and has added 76 more sites across India.

While Taj Mahal and Humayun Tomb have been a part of it for some time, Google and Archaeological Survey of India have included historical sites like Safdarjung Tomb, Ellora Caves, and Purana Quila, a statement said. 
These panoramas, collected using Street View technology, are available for viewing on the Google Cultural Institute site.

The Google Cultural Institute, an initiative by the search giant, in an effort to make important cultural material available and accessible to everyone and to digitally preserve it to educate and inspire future generations.

Starting today, people from around the world will now also be able to virtually explore over 1400 cultural objects from India on the Google Cultural Institute.

This launch of 76 new ASI sites brings the number of ASI locations now online to over 100, including the heritage sites launched in February such as the Taj Mahal and Humayun's Tomb.

Rare vintage images and paintings sourced from the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, Daricha Foundation, Parzor Foundation, and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research would also be now available for an immersive virtual exhibition on the Insitute's site, the statement said.

Five institutions that are already on the Google Cultural Institute, namely Delhi's National Museum, Delhi's National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Archive of Indian Music, Jana Natya Manch and ASI, have already launched new content.

Samsung Unveils Three New Budget Smartphones In India

Korean electronics giant Samsung has launched three new smartphones – Galaxy Star 2, Galaxy Star Advance and Galaxy Ace NXT - in India, aimed at the budget end of the market. The devices are priced between Rs 5,100 and Rs 7,400, support dual-SIM cards and run on Google's Android 4.4 KitKat.

Samsung has also tied up with Vodafone to offer 200MB of data per month for the first six months, in an attempt to appeal to India's mobile Internet savvy users. The three phones also comes with support for 12 regional languages, further improving its appeal to buyers.
Galaxy Star 2
The Galaxy Star 2 features a 3.5-inch HVGA (320x480 pixels) display and is powered by a single-core 1GHz processor coupled to 512MB of RAM. Internal storage memory stands at4GB while users can expand it up to a maximum of 32GB via a microSD card. Other hardware specs inclued a lone 2MP fixed-focus camera at the rear and a 1,300mAh battery. The Star 2 however lacks 3G connectivity.
Galaxy Star Advance
The Galaxy Star Advance features a larger 4.3-inch WVGA (480x800 pixels) display and is powered by a 1.2GHz processor coupled with 512MB of RAM. As with the Star 2, the device comes with 4GB of onboard storage which can be expanded to 32GB via a microSD card. A 3MP camera and flash unit are housed at the rear, while the phone is powered by a 1,800mAh battery. The Star Advance is also compatible with 3G data networks.
Galaxy Ace NXT
The Galaxy Ace NXT houses a 4-inch WVGA (480x800 pixels) display and is powered by a 1.2GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. Onboard storage stands at 4GB and can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card. The camera has a 3MP shooter with an LED flash module and the device is powered by a 1,500mAh battery. Like the Star Advance the Ace NXT features 3G connectivity, meaning faster Internet connectivity for users.

While the smaller Galaxy Star 2 is priced at Rs 5,100, the similarly equipped Galaxy Star Advance and Galaxy Ace NXT are priced at Rs 7,400. However, Samsung hasn't announced when exactly the devices will be available just yet.

Google’s mysterious barge-based container buildings being sold for scrap


Well, that was an anti-climax. After all kinds of speculation about why Google was building floating structures on a set of barges based in San Francisco and Portland, with Google finally revealing in not too much detail that they were to become “interactive spaces where people can learn about new technology,” it turns out that at least one of them is being sold for scrap.

The Portland Press Herald reports that the 250-foot Google barge that has been sitting in Portland Harbour since last October is now being sold and the container building sitting on it will be scrapped. 

Speculation as to the purpose of the mysterious barges had ranged from floating data centers to retail showrooms. The project ran into some issues with various official agencies, with the US Coast Guard demanding design changes and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission stating that the company had not yet obtained permits for construction or permission to dock it in the Bay. The commission insisted that Google move the SF barge to a new location, away from Treasure Island.

The project was the source of some amusement, with a Daily Show video and even a fake twitter account.

There’s no word yet on the fate of the three remaining barges, but it seems unlikely one would be scrapped while the others proceed as planned.

Android 4.4.2 rolling out to Verizon’s LG G Pad 8.3

LG-G Pad 8.3

While many devices are making the jump to Android 4.4.4 or the lesser 4.4.3, Verizon’s LG G Pad 8.3 is just arriving at software version 4.4.2. Although it’s not Google’s latest and greatest, this is still an upgrade for those who invested in this carrier connected slate. The highlights of this new software push include: Immersive Mode, which automatically places apps in full screen view and LG’s Knock Code security feature that lets users set up screen tap patterns to wake or lock their device.

In addition to the aforementioned standouts, this new software changes the device’s battery icon from blue to white and adds support for printers from HP, as well as Google’s Cloud Print. Lastly, Big Red’s new software bump adds multi-user access, which lets you create separate user profiles on a single device.

The update is rolling out as an over-the-air push, so it might take a little while to hit your tablet, however you can try to manually initiate the download through your device’s settings tab. If you already have the update installed, we’d love to know how it’s treating you and your G Pad.

HTC Unveils Newest J Butterfly, a Waterproof One (M8) With a Real Camera

HTC J Butterfly

A new J Butterfly device has been announced by HTC, set to hit overseas markets. The device looks quite similar to this year’s One (M8), but does feature a few updated specifications. As for the exterior, the J Butterfly has been graded with water and dust resistance, and also received a major camera sensor improvement over the One (M8). 
As for full specifications, the new J Butterfly features a 5″ LCD3 Full HD display, Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear-facing camera (with Duo setup), 5MP front-facing camera, 2,700mAh battery, 32GB of storage, microSD slot, Bluetooth 4.0, IPX5/IPX7 (water and dust resistant), and runs Android 4.4 out of the box. 
The last J Butterfly device to hit the US was the DROID DNA, but with Motorola now commanding all DROID branding, we shall see if this souped-up J Butterfly ever hits our shores in some variation.
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Top 5 Android Games: July 2014

A couple of the games we list this month feature addictive characteristics, meaning it is easy to die in the game, but even easier to press “replay.” In addictive games, you want to try again, hoping to do better than you did the last round. Other games for this month include a puzzler, platformer, and a FPS title.
Below are the Top 5 Android Games for July 2014. 

1. Thomas Was Alone ($5.39)
Thomas Was Alone is an interesting game, with all of the characteristics of a basic platformer. However, TWA is so much more than a generic platform game, as there is narration throughout the title by Danny Wallace.
You play as a conscious rectangle, aware of his own existence in a mysterious world. Your goal is beat levels, while also befriending other shapes in the game. It’s a rather cute game, but that little rectangle might tug at your heartstrings.
For the price of $5.39, skip that morning coffee from Starbucks and check it out.
The next installment in the Modern Combat series, Blackout is possibly the first FPS from Gameloft which features zero IAPs. Once you buy the game, you get the full title with no hidden gimmicks.
The game itself kicks major butt, full of sweet 3D graphics, action-packed gameplay, and tons of weapons in your armory to take down cyber terrorists around the world.
If you are a fan of playing FPS titles on your mobile device, check this one out.
3. Blek ($2.99)
At first, Blek is an amazingly developed puzzler, but once you reach the higher levels in this game, you will feel your fingers running up your head, ready to rip your hair out. It can be quite frustrating.
Using your finger to creature gestures, the gestures then move about a level, bouncing around trying to collect dots. But if your gesture hits a wall or object, it vanishes and you must start all over with a new gesture. It’s very tricky to master, but the gameplay is fresh and the music is awesome.
For only $2.99, it’s a must buy.
4. Timberman (Free)
Timberman isn’t exactly a new game on Google Play, but it seems to have been “discovered” this month, thanks to it making the rounds across the web. In the game, you play as a logger who is attempting to cut down an impossibly tall tree, while avoiding branches.
While chopping, you must dodge branches by standing on the right or left side of tree, with the main goal being to see how far you can get. I got to about 60 cuts, which was impressive for me, but there are others who get up to 200+.
It’s a very addictive, but fun game. And for the price of free, it’s a no brainer.
Being somewhat reminiscent of Flappy Bird, Don’t Touch The Spikes is a very fun, yet another addicting game featuring an adorable little bird. Moving from left to right, your goal is to not hit spikes (obviously), while also collecting apples to upgrade your bird’s look.
The feel of the game is very responsive, which is helpful, considering that one wrong tap could send your bird into deadly spikes. It’s cute, easy, and simple to pick up and drop at a moment’s notice.
The game is totally free, but does feature a few annoying ads. If you can handle a few ads, check it out.

Top 5 Android Apps: July 2014

For the month of July, you can tell that we reconnected with an obsession over wallpaper apps, since three made it onto the list. Outside of eye candy, we also found an amazing app that lets you toggle system settings through Google Now without root, checked out the new NPR One app, and watched as Google brought Material Design to one of our most used apps, Chrome Beta.
nowPaper - 1
Below are the top 5 Android app for July 2014. 
1.  SpinIt Live Wallpaper (Play Link:  $1.18, free)
SpinIt Live Wallpaper is easily one of my favorites of the last couple of years. This live ‘paper includes beautiful 3D imagery, amazing parallax and motion effects, and is buttery smooth thanks to the Unity engine powering it. There are currently six colorful themes to choose from, but the developer has told us to expect more in the near future. If you want an interactive live wallpaper, one that doesn’t seem to have impacted battery life after a day’s worth of testing, and could be something to blow the minds of your friends, give this a look.
There are pro and free versions, with the pro offering up multiple themes and additional features.

2.  Commandr (Play Link: free)
If there is one feature type that we wish Google would implement into Google Now, it would without a doubt be voice actions that can toggle system settings. Think of how convenient it would be to tell Google Now/Search to turn off WiFi, raise/lower phone volume, or even read unread Gmail messages. While we wait for Google to get on that, Commandr is already doing it, without root. With Commandr installed you tell Google to toggle system settings, change tracks, turn your flashlight on, and more.
The app is free, so head over to Google Play, read all of its uses, and then install it.

3.  Fracta Live Wallpaper (Play Link: $1.99, free)
See? Another live wallpaper! Fracta comes to us courtesy of the folks behind one of our favorite wallpapers of all time, Light Grid. Fracta is unique in that it takes on one of the wallpaper community’s hot trends in polygons and triangles. You can randomize a color palette, watch as lighting reflects throughout as you flip between home screens, or use your own photos as a source for colors.
There are pro and free versions, with the pro offering more pre-set themes to choose from.

4.  NPR One (Play Link: free)
NPR One brings you a personalized stream of public radio. The app starts with the latest headlines and top stories, but then lets you personalize it, pause/skip/rewind/share, search for favorite shows, and even find local news seamlessly woven in. If you love NPR (or even if you don’t), this might be the best way to get tidbits of daily hot news items without having to do much work. Simply pop in some headphones, hit play, and be informed.
The app is free, of course.

5.  nowPaper (Play Link:  $0.99)
Our third wallpaper app on the list! NowPaper takes inspiration from the backgrounds shown in Google Now that display depending on location, but then turns them into full-blown HD wallpapers that can be set on your home screen. The app currently features only a handful of cities and locations (Rocky Mountains, San Diego, San Francisco, Great Plains, etc.), but the developer plans to continue adding more. For each location, you also have options to show locations in night or day modes, plus it has support for Muzei live wallpaper. If you like the look of Google Now backgrounds, you will love this app.
The app runs $0.99 and is worth every penny.

All Most Made it:
·         Journey:  Journey is a brand new journaling app that uses parts of Google’s new Material Design guidelines. In other words, it is gorgeous. This is a fully-featured journaling app though, with Markdown shortcuts, word and character counting, image attaching, and syncing across multiple devices through Google Drive.

·         Chrome Beta:  A new update to Chrome Beta introduced its Material Design makeover, while also bringing a simplified sign-in for multiple Google accounts while browsing around the web.

·         ESPN Fantasy Football:  The popular ESPN Fantasy Football app received a major UI makeover, plus now has new alerts and live draft action within the app. Nice timing with football season almost upon us.

·         Chromecast App:  The Chromecast app received an update that included an option for casting your phone or tablet’s screen to any screen, also known as mirroring. Assuming you have a supported device, you can now show off the happenings of your device on a big TV, monitor, or almost any other screen that has an open HDMI port.

OnePlus OneWatch Reportedly Leaked in Photo of Screenshot, Features Premium Design

OnePlus OneWatch

A photographed screenshot taken from the OnePlus website, leaked by BGR India, shows off what could be the startup company’s next project – a smartwatch. Given the name OneWatch, it is still unclear whether this device is even real, let alone powered by Android Wear or a CyanogenMod build of something else.
What is apparently known are the materials the device is made of, as BGR India was also able to scoop up design sketches of the hardware, which show off an OLED display, “Saphire” glass, Qi wireless charging, configurable crown button on the side, leather bands, curved battery, and a titanium exterior.
If it is real, it looks kinda hot.


There are two things that lead us to believe this could just be a troll, though. First, “Saphire” is spelled wrong. Sure, everyone makes mistakes, but usually designers and engineers know how to spell out components they are using for a device. At least, I would hope so. Secondly, the last time a leak came from a “screenshot of the OnePlus website,” it was found to be a hoax.
We know OnePlus has been the source of controversy in the Android community lately, seeing as how you can’t exactly purchase their phone, but if the startup OEM was to announce a smartwatch, possibly based on Android Wear, would you be interested?
Share your thoughts below.

128GB SanDisk Class 10 Micro SD Card Down to $99 at Amazon

sandisk 128gb

Amazon currently has SanDisk’s 128GB Class 10 micro SD card available for $99, which is one of the lowest price points we have seen this much storage hit to date. If you look around the web, you will see it as low as $120 at Best Buy and NewEgg, but $99 with free Prime shipping almost makes this a no-brainer. Now that most of you own devices with micro SD slots, since manufacturers are fully buying back into removable storage this year, it may be time to upgrade.
Phones like the Galaxy S5, LG G3, and HTC One (M8) all support 128GB cards.
We ran a poll earlier in the week, asking if a micro SD slot is a deciding factor when buying a phone – 62% of you said yes, that you wouldn’t buy a phone if it didn’t have one.

Kapsula Speeds Onto Google Play for $1, Awesome 3D Racer


A new racer game is available on Google Play, titled Kapsula, bringing with it fiery fast driving gameplay. The game, however artistic it may seem, is apparently set it in retro-futuristic soviet space colonies, with little pods zooming down freeways at high speeds. 
As you make your way down a road, dodging traffic and collecting tokens to upgrade your pod, you can’t help but ride alongside other pods. Once you drive past one, it attaches to you, which you then must get off of you. You do this by crashing it into another pod of the same color, or by running into a wall of the same color, which is not easy by any means. On the difficulty scale, I would give it a solid 8-8.5 out of 10.
The game brings other titles to mind, movies and games included. To me, its essence feels somewhat rooted in TRON, with hints of Impossible Road tied in. As the road twists and curves, your head almost feels forced to move along with it, dodging traffic and taking in the darkened cityscape. It’s a very enjoyable racing experience.
The game is priced at just $0.99, with no IAPs. Go grab it immediately.

 Play Link ($0.99)

Moto G vs. Nexus 5 – Comparison

Google’s Nexus 5 was undoubtedly an unchallenged leader in the smartphone market in the recent past, until the arrival of the Moto G.

While Nexus 5 is priced slightly on the expensive side, Moto G is available at less than half the price and renders above average performance. Although both the smartphones have a plastic casing that present, a solid feeling when held in the hand, Nexus 5 is definitely more sleek and lightweight, when compared to Moto G. However, you can remove the rear cover of your Moto G phone and customize it the way you want. This option is not available with Nexus 5, as you cannot remove the back panel. A striking similarity between the smartphones is that both of them use Kitkat, Android’s latest operating system. While Moto G has a few additional apps added by Motorola, Nexus 5 has a Google Experience interface, which looks different from the standard Android interface.

Moto G vs. Nexus 5 – Screen Display
The Google Nexus 5 portrays a screen of 4.95 inches, larger than the 4.5 inches of Moto G, with a remarkably higher pixel resolution of 1920 x 1080 and pixel density of 445 ppi that renders sharper images. Both the phones feature scratch resistant Gorilla Glass 3 screens with IPS LCD displays. However, the images produced by Moto G, also have good clarity and appear without blur.
Verdict: As the pixel resolution actually causes a difference only on smartphones with a screen display of five inches or more, there is argument as to which smartphone is a better choice, with respect to the display. Both phones can be considered to be at par with respect to this feature.

Moto G vs. Nexus 5 – CPU and Power
The Google Nexus 5 clearly races ahead of the Moto G, with respect to the power aspect. The Nexus 5 features a 2.26 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU as against the 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU and Adreno 305 GPU of the Moto G. The RAM capacity of Nexus 5 is 2 GB which is also twice as that of Moto G.
Verdict: While for ordinary use, both phones function equally well, Nexus 5 is, without doubt, a superior choice for avid gamers and photography lovers, who enjoy using their phones to play 3D games and to capture a couple of quick photographs of something that they find interesting.

Moto G vs. Nexus 5 – Camera
Both Nexus 5 and Moto G have the same LED flash and lenses of f/2.4 aperture for their cameras. But, the Nexus 5 features an 8 MP camera with a 1/3.2 inch sensor which is far more than Moto G’s camera with 5 MP and 1/4 inch sensor.
Verdict: The camera in Nexus 5 produces sharper images with better clarity and optical image stabilization. Also, this camera is a better choice to shoot photographs when the lighting is less.

Moto G vs. Nexus 5 – Battery
Although Nexus 5 has a battery capacity of over 200 mAh higher than its counterpart, Moto G, it is Moto G that actually scores with respect to this feature. This is because Moto G offers its user about seven extended hours of talk time. With regular usage, you can use Moto G comfortably for a full day without charging, while Nexus 5 is ideal for a 17 hour use. Thus, if you are not likely to be able to charge your smartphone for an entire day, Moto G is undoubtedly the best bet.
Verdict: Moto G definitely scores over Nexus 5, if battery life is one of the key parameters that you are looking for, when buying a smartphone.
To conclude, Nexus 5 wins the bet in terms of technical aspects such as sharper screen, better processor, camera quality and high-resolution sensor.

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Story Campaign Trailer Released

The official single player story campaign trailer for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare was released and it is breathtakingly good.

Power is everything and it is the sole line between the good and bad people depicted in this imaginary story. The power lies with a private military organization named Atlas. Everything is run by the character played by Kevin Spacey, the actor who is known for his role in the famous political television series House of Cards. Things don’t look great for the national governments because they have handed over everything to someone who is not supposed to be in power and he starts making decisions that has the potential to change the world as we know it.
The storyline might sound relatively simple to hear, but in the trailer, it looks amazing with visuals that will keep you glued to the screen for a long time. It has all the potential elements of a great story that you would ask for including an engaging story, characters with depth, cinematic action sequences and other elements that Sledgehammer games are usually associated with. It is definitely going to be a game that fulfils all the promises that has been made on its behalf.

The Story
The new story trailer for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare revealed a brief glimpse into the story. When terrorist organizations manage to activate five different nuclear reactors in different countries, they take hold of almost everything including the government. The military that is supposed to stop them lacks the power and weapons to go against such powerful enemies. When everything falls apart, they seek help from a private military corporation named Atlas.
The company promises that they have all the advanced weapons and gadgets that could literally crush the terrorists. As promised, they save all the countries which is like putting the world back together. Because of their act, they are trusted with rebuilding the cities that got devastated during the attack. Years later, the owner of Atlas, Kevin Spacey, decides to attack a country and when the government stops him, he concludes that he is a private organization and does not answer to any congressional representatives. This is where the actual war begins where futuristic weapons and gadgets play an important role.

Amazing Graphics and Censored Scenes
The trailer of Call of Duty Advanced Warfare definitely revealed almost everything about the single player campaign and it also confirmed that the game is going to look great on powerful PC hardware as well as a new generation of consoles. While the question of which hardware is going to display the game best will be a hot topic in November, it is without doubt that the game will look gorgeous with amazing graphics on all the three platforms. Kevin Spacey’s acting in the lead role is definitely going to be a milestone for the actor as well as the game developers who have nicely infused his part into a game. It should bring life to the story and make it as cinematic as possible. The game’s multiplayer reveal is scheduled for November 8th.

Top 5 iPad Apps 2014

If you own an iPad Air or the new iPad Mini, you might need to start downloading the best iPad apps for 2014.

There are a lot of apps for your iPad. These apps can also be used as upgrades for the iPad 4 or an older iPad version.
The apps available for Apple devices are what set these devices apart, from their competition. There are more apps available for the iPad than there are for any other tablet in the market. So, which are the most ideal iPad apps for 2014?

The 1Password App   
Even though Apple iOS 7 came with the iCloud keychain for secure storage of payment info and passwords, this app is by far a much more powerful tool. This is because it has the ability to secure notes, hold identities, network information and even license details on top of securing passwords. This app also makes it possible to access your stores information on other devices – not necessarily Apple devices. It also has a built browser that can be used to make purchases.
This app is available for $17.99.

The Adobe Photoshop Touch App
This is an ambitious application that outdoes its desktop counterpart. While this app might not fully replicate the whole Photoshop experience, it comes pretty close. This app comes with a wide range of tools such as adjustments, layers as well as filters. Also, it has the ability to Photoshop images of 12MP.
This application is available for download at $9.99.

Air Video HD App
If there is something you cannot have enough of, in any iPad, is the amount of space you need to store all your stuff. This forces you to constantly delete your videos to free up space for more videos. You no longer have to go through this with this app. This application allows you to stream videos from your Mac or PC as it auto encodes. It supports offline viewing, Apple TV airplay and soft subtitles.
You can download this app for $2.99.

Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint
This year, Microsoft introduced productivity tools that are giving serious competition to the Google and Apple alternatives. Microsoft’s work on your iPad offers layout editing, word processing and imagery. This allows you to work on your presentation, directly from your iPad.  If you are the kind of person who cannot do without Microsoft apps, then this app is for you.
You can download it at $10.00 per month.

This is a new app from Foursquare that is taking the crown from the check-in feature which makes Foursquare solely for reviews and venue recommendations. Perhaps the greatest addition Swarm brings to Foursquare is the planning feature. It now allows you to indicate which events you are attending in the near future. You can also ping your close friends to see if they may be available for the event. Mayorships are now relatives in friends’ groups with check-ins and badges remaining relatively of the same.
It is amazing how Foursquare has gone all out in redefining itself. Currently, the Swarm app is available for iOS devices.
This app is available as a free download.

Why Should You have Viber in your phone?

Have you used Viber?
There are a lot of users who are now choosing to download Viber because of the flurry of features it offers. If you haven’t used Viber before, get acquainted with the basic details and understand the reason why it is hailed to be such a popular app.

Mobile and Desktop
Viber is one such app which can be used not just on mobiles, but even the desktop platform as well. It is compatible on a wide range of different platforms and you have the liberty of using it wherever you want.

While everyone loves mobile app, having a desktop version definitely adds an extra layer of flexibility. When you are working on your desktop and you want to communicate with people, you can easily log in to your Viber app on the desktop and start sending messages to your friends.

Call For Free
Viber offers you excellent call support. You can call your friends who are already using Viber and talk to them for free. If you have a 3G connection, you should not face any kind of call drop or interference and talking with your friends is going to be a whole lot easier and free too.

However, if your friends are not on Viber, you can still call them using Viber Out feature. This service is not free and will entail an additional charge. Despite the cost of calling, the rates charged are significantly lower compared to what the telecom operators are going to cost.

If you are tired of your increasing phone bills, you can always choose to call your friends for free, using apps like Viber.

The Ease of Use
If you are not much into technology and you do not want to have an app that requires considerable effort on your part to get familiar with the interface, Viber is the app to use. Viber comes designed with an extremely interactive interface and understanding the platform will be a cakewalk.

The app has been designed with flawless precision and you will be able to operate it without the need for help. You can find the people in your contact list who are already on Viber and there is no need for any invite to join.
All you need to get started is to register your phone number, after you have downloaded the app. Make sure to choose the version of the app which is compatible with your phone, and start texting friends and calling them for free.

Apps like Viber have made it much easier to stay in touch with international friends as well. As the app is available for free download, you can get it on your device and explore the different features. After you have used the app, you can pass a verdict on how you found it to be. Most people who have chosen to download Viber have been extremely pleased with the features. Bring your conversation to life and talk for free.