News tagged ‘mobile’

Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013

Motorola Introduces Open Hardware Platform for Modular Phones

Motorola Introduces Open Hardware Platform for Modular Phones

Motorola recently unveiled Project Ara, a free and open hardware platform for creating highly modular phones. Early designs of these phones show that each and every part can be swapped around, letting users choose what their devices can do, and how much they cost.

Monday, 28 Oct 2013

Google Launches WiFi Passport, Provides Free or Affordable Wi-Fi in Jakarta

Google Launches WiFi Passport, Provides Free or Affordable Wi-Fi in Jakarta

Google recently launched Google WiFi Passport in Jakarta, Indonesia, that provides free and affordable wireless online access through designated Wi-Fi hotspots. This service is only available to Android users, whose devices are running Android 2.2 (Froyo) and above.

Thursday, 26 Sep 2013

Google Books Now Available in Singapore

Google Books Now Available in Singapore

Google announced today, that Google Play Books for Android, iOS and web, is now available in Singapore. Famous Singaporean books like Riot Green and Conversations with Lee Kuan Yew can now be bought and downloaded from the Google Play Store.

Thursday, 12 Sep 2013

Yahoo CEO Says Monthly Active Users Up 20%, Over 350 Million Users on Mobile

Yahoo CEO Says Monthly Active Users Up 20%, Over 350 Million Users on Mobile

At Techcrunch Disrupt, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is optimistic for the company, revealing that monthly active users are up 20% and that the company is on the right track.

Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013

Gmail on Feature Phones Now Faster and Easier to Use

Gmail on Feature Phones Now Faster and Easier to Use

Most of us may own a smartphone or two, but feature phones are still very much alive, and are still popular in emerging markets. Because of that Google recently updated Gmail for feature phone browsers, making it faster and even easier to use than before.

Thursday, 29 Aug 2013

Android VP Hugo Barra Leaves for Chinese Handset Maker Xiaomi

Android VP Hugo Barra Leaves for Chinese Handset Maker Xiaomi

Hugo Barra, one of Google's top Android executives, will be leaving Google to join up-and-coming Chinese handset manufacturer, Xiaomi. It is currently one of China's fastest growing tech companies, and is said to be worth approximately US$10 billion.

Thursday, 22 Aug 2013

Evernote Partners with StarHub to Offer Free 1-year Evernote Premium Subscription to Eligible Customers

Evernote Partners with StarHub to Offer Free 1-year Evernote Premium Subscription to Eligible Customers

To expand its presence in the Southeast Asia, Evernote is partnering with StarHub to look for new areas of growth. For a start, Evernote and StarHub will offer a complimentary one-year Evernote Premium subscription to all re-contracting and new StarHub Mobile post-paid customers.

Monday, 12 Aug 2013

Acer to Offer More Chromebooks and Android Products

Acer to Offer More Chromebooks and Android Products

Acer President, Jim Wang stated that the company will be offering less Microsoft products, while producing more Android products, as well as Chromebooks. This comes as the company posted a significant second quarter loss due to lower sales and rising expenses.

Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013

WhatsApp Introducing Voice Messaging Feature

WhatsApp Introducing Voice Messaging Feature

WhatsApp, a popular cross-platform mobile messaging app, has announced that a new voice messaging feature will be made available to all users on all platforms by the end of the week. Users can now push a button to record voice messages, while releasing the button sends the message automatically.

Monday, 5 Aug 2013

Android Device Manager Helps Find Your Lost Phone

Android Device Manager Helps Find Your Lost Phone

Google will be rolling out a new feature called Android Device Manager which will be able to help pinpoint the location of lost devices, as well as get it to ring at maximum volume. Users can expect to start using the new service by the end of August.

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