On October 31st, 2013, Google finally unveiled their latest operating system—Android Kit-Kat—and to match it, a new smartphone named the Nexus 5. This reference-design phone (manufactured by LG) is the first to be equipped with Android 4.4, and it’s electrified the market. Specs, display, price, there’s nothing it lacks except design. The Nexus 5 also works unlocked, so you can use it anywhere in the world.Read More
Snapchat, one of the newer rising messenger apps, is becoming the center of attention among the companies of Silicon Valley.
Recently, Snapchat was offered three billion dollars to assimilate into the Facebook network. This begs the question of what makes Snapchat unique enough to be considered for purchase by Facebook. Compared to Kakaotalk, Line, and WeChat, Snapchat is only famous for its one of a kind idea of ‘disappearing photo messages’. Once these messages are read, one cannot come back to those messages and look at it again.Read More
If you are an owner of a Windows-based Phone, the chances of that being quite slim, sadly for now you must tediously use the under-par Internet Explorer app to access YouTube. In contrast, fortunate iPhone users are blessed with the YouTube app that was specifically designed to make the world’s favorite video portal easily accessible hassle free. This is especially unfortunate since Windows Phone users were told that they would not be in such a position back in May and then again in August. Nonetheless, Google’s repeated decisions have chosen to block such developments from materializing.Read More
The concept of Snapchat, a now 800 million dollar app, was created by the two college roommates, Evan Spiegel and Frank “Reggie” Brown IV, at Stanford University. In order to bring this into life, Spiegel hired programmer Bobby Murphy to help write the code and assemble the app. Together, they created an app that would be downloaded on nearly 19% of all iPhones and 8 million daily users.Read More
Google’s latest innovation is Keep, a note-taking, list-making app available on any computer or Android device, but not iOS (yet). It has a very simple yet user-friendly user interface that allows users to change the color of notes to organize them in a way that suits them. Google Keep also allows users to take notes using their voice, in which their words are transcribed to text. Keep is undoubtedly another useful idea by Google.Will it be as useful as the app developers hope it would be? Or will it eventually die out as Google Reader?Read More