Everyday news breaks left right and centre 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 4th of April, 2014.
Motorola Moto G Exchange Deal available on Flipkart
Several OEMs are coming up with interesting offers including buy back and exchange schemes to promote the sale of their devices. We saw the likes of Apple gain a lot of traction at least in the Indian market with exchange schemes last year. Moto G has been one of the most revered smartphones in the industry recently and picking one up has got more tempting. If you have a smartphone at home and it is in working condition then, you can get up to Rs 2,000 off on your Moto G. This may seem a bad deal especially if the device is an expensive smartphone for which you could get a lot more. But for a feature phone, maybe from a couple of years ago, this deal makes a lot of sense. There is a drop down section on the site from where you can actually see if your device is actually eligible for the discount. (HT: BGR India)
Ativ Core is a budget WP 8.1 Device from Samsung
Samsung is set to introduce the Ativ Core, as they continue their comeback in the world of Windows Phone. The device is a mid range smartphone and would be the very first Windows Phone 8.1 device from the Korean giants. The phone is expected to bring a 4.5 inch display with a 720 P display, 1 GB of RAM, 8 MP Camera and 2100 mAh battery. The device is expected to make its appearance sometime in May alongside the Nokia Lumia devices running WP 8.1 (HT: Sammobile)
“People” Section in Google Play shows you what your friends are downloading
Thanks to a million applications out there, it is always possible, your friend could discover an application before you. Although there are several ways of sharing the information, it would be good if you automatically knew the apps that your friends have downloaded. This is exactly what is the new feature in Google Play. From the side navigation bar of Google Play, you can select “People” option which would show you the details of different people in your G+ circles and what they have downloaded. Not just this, you can also follow people from inside Play Store and also check out their profiles. This is a neat add-on indeed. (HT: Android Police)
Microsoft Office Downloads for iPad already crosses the 12 Million Mark
When Microsoft announced Office for iPad last week, a lot of knowledgeable folks from the industry hinted that they were really late to the party and some of the other alternatives including the likes of Google Drive have already become the preferred choices. A week later, not only are the three apps on top in the most downloaded free apps list in several regions, but have already crossed more than 12 Million downloads mark. Microsoft took to their Facebook page to thank their fans for the love and support. This number once again shows the popularity of the Office Apps. It is worth noting though, that these numbers also contain the download numbers of Microsoft One Note, an application that has been available for now almost two years.
Recall Messages with Samsung ChatON, thanks to the latest update
How often it has happened with you that you have sent a message or an E-Mail and immediately wished you did not press the send button? In an attempt to come on par and compete with the more popular IM apps such as BBM and Whatsapp, Samsung has brought some very interesting features in the latest update to ChatON. The Version 3.5 now allows you to recall the message that you may have sent. To recall simply hold the message bubble of the sent message and click on recall option. The message would automatically be deleted from both, your chat window and the recipients. This feature though is not available for group messages.