Last year was the first time that I left my iPhone for more than a month and switch to Android. I used the Galaxy S7 for around 5 Months until the iPhone 7 came out. I've always liked Android but until a couple years ago it just wasn't as good as iOS and when I say good I mean the apps available on the OS were not as good as those on iOS.
I believe 2017 is the first year that it doesn't really matter what phone you choose because all of them are going to be pretty much the same. The iPhone 8 will look and function very similarly to the Galaxy S8 and both devices have lots of features which end up accomplishing the same thing. I sold my iPhone 7 a couple of weeks ago in preparation for the Galaxy S8 because it is the best smartphone ever made. The combination of materials, features, software, and design of the phone make it the most comfortable smartphone I have held and it sports the most beautiful screen I have seen. The iPhone 8 will most like match all this but we are still months away from an announcement this means it's currently Samsung's turn to shine.
I ended up purchasing the Silver since I have had a black phone for the past couple of years and Samsung has given all the S8 colors black fronts which is perfect. If you have yet to see one in person, I highly reccomend going to a store and checking it out. This is what phones will look like for the next couple of years until the foldable displays become more affordable. I’ll be making some videos on the S8 this coming weekend so stay tuned for those!
Vine compilations seem to be catching on but there are many people who don’t know how to download Vines to make Vine compilations themselves. This easy tutorial will work on anyones Vine profile and any number of Vines, it allows you to download all Vines on a page or just one.
One of the most popular messaging services, WhatsApp, has been updated with a cleaner user interface to match iOS 7. WhatsApp is a smartphone messenger that uses 3G or WiFi to communicate with others that have the app through messages, pictures, audio notes, and video messages.
What’s New In This Version:
– new iOS 7 User Interface
– broadcast lists: communicate with your classmates, work colleagues or just friends by messaging many people at once.
– improved share location: 3D map view, hide places, search places
– large thumbs: see more
– new notification alerts and sounds: WhatsApp Settings > Notifications > New Message.
– application will now use your device text size as configured in iOS Settings > General > Text Size
– new improved User Interface for managing your blocked contacts: WhatsApp Settings > Chat Settings > Blocked
– crop image before sending
If you are already a WhatsApp user then make sure to backup your conversations to iCloud before updating the app.
Version 3.0 of Tweetbot is now available for download in the iOS App Store. The latest version includes a complete design overhaul to match iOS 7, customizable navigation, and realistic physics. Check out the video below…
Tweetbot is a full-featured Twitter client that’s fast, beautiful, and redesigned from the ground up for iOS7. Tweetbot has slimmed down to look and feel more like iOS7 and has also gained a lot of charm and speed in the process. Prepare to fall in love with your favorite Twitter client all over again.
◆ Completely redesigned from the ground up for iOS7.
◆ Native Push Notifications.
◆ Mute filters lets you block messages from users without unfollowing them. Mute services, hashtags, people, and even keywords (regex included).
◆ Sync timeline position, direct message read statuses and mute filters between iPhone, iPad, and the Mac via iCloud or Tweetmarker.
◆ Customizable Navigation. The last 2 tabs are customizable and unused tabs are easily accessible.
◆ Support for multiple services like Pocket, Instapaper, Readability, CloudApp, Droplr, and more.
◆ Save drafts, add locations and POI’s, attach photos/videos, manage your lists, and much more.
Activision has finally gotten around to releasing a Call of Duty game for iOS that shows potential. In Call of Duty: Strike Team you can play in both first-person and third-person which creates a very unique experience. Check out the video review below…
Today at Google’s I/O keynote they announced the new maps that we have been waiting for and the wait is worth it. The new Google Maps will be available soon on desktop and this summer for Android and iOS with dedicated apps for tablets and phones.
Discover more with every click
The entire map is now interactive. Clicking anywhere will focus the map on that location and show you helpful things, like related places and the best ways to get there.
Dive into your world
From outer space down to the streets, the new Google Maps gathers all the imagery of a location into one spot, making it easy to explore your world from every angle.
Find the best way there
You can now compare multiple modes of transportation right on the map to find the best way there and the best way home.
A map that gets better with use
As you search the map, star places you like and leave reviews, the map starts to adapt and can suggest things like restaurants you might enjoy or the quickest way home. In other words, the more you use the new Google Maps, the more helpful it becomes.
Check out Google’s video above which gives us a tour of the new Maps and its features. If you want a early access to the maps, go to the source link below and sign up with your Google account.
iOS users can finally enjoy (almost) all of the functions of Google Glass. Having an iPhone, it was somewhat cumbersome to use some of the features like directions and screencast since I needed to use an Android device. Google’s new app allows Glass users to set up the device and download apps to Glass.
MyGlass allows you to configure and manage your Glass device. Use it to set up Glass, get directions on the go, screencast what you see on Glass to your phone, and add Glassware and contacts.
If you don’t have Glass, then downloading this will be a waste of time. Sorry about that. Learn more at google.com/glass.
The official Google Play Music app is now available to iOS users. The app allows you to access music that you have uploaded to the cloud, create custom radio stations, and cast music to your Chromecast.
Google Play Music makes it easy to discover, play and share the music you love, anywhere!
With our new All Access service, you can enjoy millions of songs, listen to custom radio with no limits, and discover more of the music you love
With both All Access and the standard service, the Google Play Music app lets you listen to your music collection anywhere. All your music is stored online, so no need to worry about syncing, storage space or offline playback. You can listen across any device and on the web, seamlessly.
All Access features:
* Listen to unlimited songs
* Create custom radio stations from any song, artist or album
* Enjoy radio without skip limits
* Get smart recommendations based on your tastes
* Enjoy handcrafted playlists from our music experts
All Access and standard features:
* Add up to 20,000 of your own songs from your personal music collection using your Mac, Windows or Linux computer
* Listen on all your devices and our web player at play.google.com/music
* Access your music anywhere without syncing, and save your favorites for offline playback
* Experience all your music without ads
* Learn more about availability of Google Play Music at https://support.google.com/googleplay/?p=availability
Rovio has posted a video on their YouTube channel confirming that they are indeed making an Angry Birds Go Kart Racing game which will be titled “Angry Birds Go”. Check out the video below where Kalle from the Rovio Games team explains a little more about their upcoming game.
No pricing or release date has been announced, all we know is that they are “almost ready to share a release date and gameplay trailer”. Check out http://go.angrybirds.com for more info on the upcoming game.
The developers behind the Clear To-Do app for iOS have announced the Analog Camera app for iOS which will be a mobile version of the currently available, Analog for Mac. The app makes it super simple to take a picture, add a filter, and then share to Twitter and Facebook without any complications.
Check out the video above to see Analog for iOS in action and, if your interested, you can sign up here to stay tuned for updates.