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 a Friday leading to the festive weekend of March 14th, 2014.
Specs of a Google Nexus Smartwatch powered by LG Leaked
The reliable Twitter account @Evleaks has dropped massive hints about the upcoming Nexus smartwatch. The watch would be made in partnership with LG who have been responsible for the two most recent Nexus smartphones. As fr the specs, the watch is expected to be a square piece with 1.65 inch square dimensions. It is rumored that the watch would have 4 GB of Internal memory as well as 512 MB of RAM on board.
New Google Play Update Brings interesting features
Android world is on a bit of a roll. We recently saw some neat new features come to Google Now and today Google has silently pushed an update to the Google Play Store. The update takes Google Play Store to version 4.6.16. The update brings a new batch install of applications, which would be really welcome when migrating from one phone to the other with the same Google account as well as the ability to set a timer for password requirement when making in app purchases. There are also subtle UI changes like, that in the sidebar.
First Screenshots of iOS 8 leak out
It’s hardly been a matter of few days that iOS 7.1 was released by Apple. But, looks like the company is already a couple of steps ahead and planning/testing for the future. Recent leaks of iOS 8 suggest a healthbook which would be one stop record for all your health monitoring as well as a new and neatly laid our Control Center as well as Notification Center. Not just this, there are also a couple of new apps in the screenshots called Preview and Textedit which looks like another move in the direction of unifying Mac OSX and iOS with similar core apps and functionalities. It is too early to speculate about iOS 8 yet though, and it may prove out these leaks are totally bogus.
Nokia makes the Refocus App Available on all Lumia Devices
Nokia’s Refocus app is one of the coolest apps in the world populated by thousands of interesting photo editing apps. The app allows the user to select any area of a picture after shooting it, and brings that particular area into focus, a bit like lytro cameras. The app was initially available on the likes of Lumia 1020 and was one of our personal favorite apps. Nokia though, has now made the app available on every Lumia device. To look for the app, simply go into your Windows Phone Store and do not fret if you are unable to find it, as it would surely appear there in maybe a day or two’s time.
Popular music streaming service Rdio acquires Dhingana; will launch Rdio in India this year
The competition in the music streaming world is more intense than ever in India. With several services such as Hungama and Saavn doing very well, presence of a global leader like Rdio will only be a welcome news for competition as far as consumer’s interest go. Rdio has acquired another popular Indian streaming service called Dhingana, which announced last month around this time it’s decision to pull the plug from their interwebs presence. Dhingana boasts of over 1 million songs in 42 languages and acquiring that could well prove to be a masterstroke if Rdio does become a hit, like we expect it to be in India.