Google’s customary and widely-used web browser ‘Chrome’ for Android devices has been restored with fresh updates, offering latest security features and fixes. The automatic update offers the browser a clean look and feel. Under the new Google Chrome Web Browser, users will enjoy multiple benefits. The browser will update automatically on devices, for free. Along with the browser’s update, Google has also rolled out updates for the Chrome 35 Android Beta. Available in the Play Store, the new features for the Chrome 35 Android Beta update include- Undo Tab Close Subtitles and HTML5 controls in fullscreen videos Multi-window devices support Support for casting some videos with Chromecast However, Google still hasn’t addressed two major issues including YouTube support for casting videos and full-screen video controls.
The Moto 360 smartwatch by Motorola is the most awaited device of 2014, and according to a latest leak by blogger Luca Viscardi the device would be equipped by a powerful battery that will last for about two and a half days on a single charge. Although it is not a very impressive feature, it will surely give Motorola an edge over its competitors. This yet to be launched smartwatch will give us something different from that of the square-shaped displays of the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live, which operates on the same software. The computerized boxy designs of the Pebble Steel and Samsung Gear 2 are no longer in fashion. The Moto 360 has not been released yet and there is not much information regarding the price of the device as there is no official statement yet by the company. It was earlier rumoured that the device [+more]
In a recent news story, CBI is reportedly conducting a probe against the Internet search giant Google. The latter has allegedly babbled out some confidential information on the web as claimed by Surveyor General of India. Despite repeated warnings and notices, Google continued to pollute the internet with classified locations on its map app, said Swarna Subba Rao, Surveyor General of India. In a statement to PTI, Dr. Rao says, “During their (Google’s) Mapathon 2013 exercise, they collected lot of classified data and we had approached them to refrain from doing so when we came to know about it.” The case has been registered by the Survey of India (SoI), which is the official mapping agency of India. Earlier in Feb-March 2013, the Internet giant, however, had abstained from seeking the SoI’s approval before holding a mapping competition, where people were told to map their locality, along with areas such [+more]
It’s been more than a decade that we have seen the advent of smartphones. And now with the industry booming, we see a new invention every month. With a plethora of devices piling up the market shelves, decision making has become tedious. Therefore, to ease purchase making decision for you, we compare three of the new smartphones Amazon, HTC and LG have launched this season. Lets look at the rivals: Amazon Fire Phone vs HTC One M8 vs LG G3. Specs Amazon Fire Phone HTC One M8 LG G3 Screen size 4.7-inch 5.0-inch 5.5-inch Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels 2560 x 1440 pixels Pixel density 315 ppi 441 ppi 538 ppi Operating system Android 4.2.2 Fire OS 3.5.0 UI Android 4.4.3, 4.4 HTC Sense 6 UI Android 4.4.2 KitKat Processor Snapdragon 800 quad core 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 801 quad core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801 quad [+more]
Following the league of other big smartwatch makers, Motorola too has plans to roll out the Moto 360 smartwatch that’s touted as one of the most awaited gadgets to look out for this year. Curiosity doubles as the firm stays secretive about its upcoming device. With no release date or pricing revealed, the Moto 360 stays one of the most speculated device. However, certain speculations hint towards the device featuring wireless charging and optical heart rate monitoring capabilities. Pictures of Moto 360 that have hit the web show the device with a striking dock that looks easy-to-use. Powered by Android, the Moto 360 is rumored to be a water-resistant device, made of 316L stainless steel. With a circular customized OLED display, the Moto 360 looks striking. Sized like its two big Android competitors–LG G Watch and Galaxy Wear–the Moto 360 gets an edge with its basic charging feature. However, the [+more]
Need your fav Paulo Coelho book delivered today? Order from Barnes & Noble as the firm has now joined the league of Amazon, which offers quick and cheap delivery of books. Enlisting with Google, one of its rivals in e-book sales, both the firms together hope to knock over Amazon, which has always dominated the market of e-books. The partnership comes at a time when Nook business sees a stumble of 22 percent in the Q4 as compared to previous year. The alliance between Barnes & Noble and Google will benefit buyers in Manhattan, West Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. Starting on Thursday, local Barnes & Noble stores will offer same-day online shopping delivery using Google Shopping Express. Using the one-year old Google Shopping, users shop online from stores including Costco, Walgreens, Staples and Target to get deliveries within hours. Amazon already offers same-day delivery at $5.99 [+more]
HTC 8X users are in for a treat as they can look forward to update their device’s hardware to Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1. Sadly, for HRC 8S users, the update stays unavailable as the device lacks update’s hardware requirements. Low internal memory of the 8S could also be the reason for not receiving the update. However, for 8X users, the wait is going to be a bit longer as HTC, first needs to evaluate the performance of the device running the update before rolling it out to users. As for now, HTC has not mentioned any specific time period to take out the update. While users of 8X smartphones get ready to update their device, 8S users will just have to wait to see what all HTC might have to offer.
A tip-off from Fox News has led to the discovery that not all Ultra High Definition Televisions (UHD TVs) can run Netflix 4K videos. These UltraHD TVs come with built-in HEVC decoders and therefore are expected to play all videos with 4K resolution. High Efficiency Video Coding or HEVC, formerly called H.265, is a video compression standard, used to send 4K videos that occupy too much of space, via existing broadband networks with low speed of 15 to 16 Mbps. The revelation included UHD TV sets made by some of the biggest television makers including LG Electronics, Samsung and Sony, which could play 4K videos such as “Smurfs 2” and “Ghostbusters” without a hitch. However, the stumble turned out on Panasonic’s TC-58AX800U, which couldn’t stream Netflix content with 4K resolution. Netflix passes on its own certification program to TV set makers so that they receive Netflix 4K videos. And [+more]
Not yet ready to take down its guard, HTC has recently rolled out HTC Desire 516 phablet in India and Europe. The war in the competitive market of low-cost smartphones seems to be far from over with the entry of BlackBerry Z3 and Asus ZenFone 5. Launched in direct competition to Moto G, the Desire 516 is a 5-inch device boasting sleek design and round edges. With a removable plastic rear cover and battery, the Desire 516 holds 5MP camera with 540 x 960 pixel resolution and 220 pixel density. The 2MP front camera makes it a great choice for those who love to take selfies. However, the glossy finish of the device makes it uneasy to hold with one hand. Weighing 160 grams, the phablet is 9.7 mm in thickness. Available in full black and full white variants, it holds lighted back and home touch buttons for easy use [+more]
Founded in 2004, Yelp is a California-based online urban city guide, developed by Jeremy Stoppelman and Russel Simons. Initially a web-based business review site, Yelp helps users find places to eat, shop, drink and unwind. This means, Yelp.com guides its customers through anything exciting that’s happening around in the city- be it great discounts, finding small businesses, exciting events or a new eating place that’s open now. Available on Andorid, iPhone, iPad, amazonkindle and Windows Phone, the Yelp App offers inside perspective with access to millions of reviews, photos, tips and check-ins written by Yelpers. Crossing the mark of 138 million users in the Q2 2014, Yelp has expanded its services to Europe and Canada. With phone numbers and an address book, Yelpers can also make reservations directly from the app or website. Easy and simple as ABC, Yelp App can be downloaded free of cost. The travel app also [+more]