Everyday news breaks left right and center in the world of technology. It is pretty much impossible to capture all these stories and bring a detailed report. And not bring this news to our readers feels unfair.
Just as a disclaimer, we would not be divulging into details of the story and just give a brief outline of what the story was all about. So without any further adieu lets begin on what caught our attention on what has been a very slow news day on February 28th, 2014 as we go into the weekend.
Hangouts 2.0 released with iOS 7 support and several improvements for iPhone and iPad
Hangouts has been one of the largest used IM applications in the world today. Thanks to cross platform sync and a very reliable desktop client, Hangouts has steadily grown into popularity since its release last year. However, the application was buggy and slightly sluggish on iPhones and was not updated to match the new iOS 7 design language. However, Google has changed that and the new Hangouts, or Hangouts 2.0 is definitely faster, crashes a lot less and has bought a ton of new cool features like sending animated stickers as well as the ability to send cool 10 second video messages.
Download: You can download Hangouts 2.0 from iTunes for free here
Apple details the Security issues of Touch ID in the newly released Security Document
In the day and age where data is gold dust for companies, the user is getting more and more cautious about using services which compromise on the security of his personal information. There had been fears over the same after it was revealed that Apple had gaping security flaws in iOS 7 until recently when it decided to patch things up with iOS 7.0.6 update. However, Apple has published a white paper that clearly talks about how Touch ID and Security Enclave, which is a coprocessor in A7 chip, work together in making sure no data of the user is ever compromised.
Developer brings the Nokia X App Store for all Android phones
Nokia X was the big announcement from Nokia at MWC 2014. It is an Android device that runs Android in it’s most unrecognizable form. There is no Google Play Store that is available on the device and the users have to make do with a Nokia owned App store or third party app stores. However, if you would like to get feel of what sort of Apps would be available on the Nokia Android Store, it is possible to do so now on your own Android device. It is as simple as installing a bunch of apk files and you would be good to go.
Learn how you can add Voice Notes in Comments on Facebook
Several IM services such as Whatsapp and BBM allow you to send Voice messages to your friends and relatives, making the whole experience a little more engaging and personal. If Facebook is your thing, and you actively comment on Facebook and would like your voice to be heard, literally, then Talk and Comment is exactly what you need. It is a Chrome extension that allows you to send Voice Notes or Messages as comments on the largest Social Networking site easily.
There could be a Minecraft Movie coming fairly soon!
Someone is trying leak the fact that we’re working with Warner Brothers on a potential Minecraft Movie. I wanted to be the leak!
— Markus Persson (@notch) February 27, 2014
Since its Friday evening and we always wish you the very best for the weekend, how about ending the roundup with some news from the world of Hollywood. Markus Persson, the creator of Minecraft has taken to Twitter to reveal that a movie is set to be made on the popular Indie game. He also went on to reveal that the movie would be made by Warner Bros with Roy Lee set to oversee the project. Obvious details about the finances and release date have not been disclosed yet, but this is a pretty interesting move nonetheless from Warner Bros. who recently saw The Lego Movie do very well on the box office.