News & Reviews: software
Aug 11, 2020
Last week, OnePlus announced that it will be looking to release the new version of HydrogenOS on 10 August 2020. Well, HydrogenOS 11 is now officially in China and it brings new features to OnePlus devices. Included in the bunch are the always-on display mode, an improved dark mode, and more.
Aug 04, 2020
OnePlus has always been one of the forerunners when it comes to Android implementation. Not long after Android 11 beta was released, OnePlus got in quickly and started testing it. While Android 11 isn't going to be officially released till 8 September 2020, OnePlus is already looking to unveil its latest Hydrogen OS 11.
Apr 29, 2020
Everyone is talking about video calls these days and with our smartphones, it's so easy to do these calls. But what if you want to do it on your PC and don't have a webcam? It turns out that a new alternative is to have certain Canon cameras around. Yup, you can now use selected Canon cameras as webcams using a new Canon software.
Dec 14, 2016
The app works by using Deep Neural computing that allows real time translation to happen in the smartphone. Users just need to download the app, and then sign in for a one-to-one translation or even a group translation that can either be done via text, or even in voice as the app will pronounce the translated phrases out loud.
Imagine that you are stuck in a country that you do not know the language. Just download this app, and walk around with confidence that your thoughts will be made known to anyone you want to communicate with. Technology is great isn’t it? The app is now available on iOS, Android and even the web.
If you are into science fiction, you must know of Star Trek’s Universal Translator that is present in just about every show – it allows aliens to talk to each other in their own language, in real time. Well, real life has finally mimicked the arts, as the first true univeral translator is now available on your smartphone, from Microsoft.
Dec 09, 2016
While Windows 10 as an experience is great on desktop-grade processors, it has traditionally been absent on ARM-based devices, as the codes required to run on these two platforms are as different as apple and oranges. However, Microsoft and Qualcomm has worked a way to enable the full Windows 10 experience to run on the Snapdragon 820 processor – and it runs perfectly fine there.
Nov 29, 2016
If you are a constant user of Waze – this will be a treat for you. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are now on Waze as a voice pack that you can download to give you navigation on the road.
Nov 24, 2016
If your phone is running Android 2.3 Gingerbread – you may want to either find a way to update it or replace it pretty soon as Google has announced that their support for smartphones running Gingerbread would end by early 2017.
Oct 07, 2016
Head’s up Xiaomi smartphone users. MIUI 9 is real, and it has been teased online. The new OS based on Android 7.0 Nougat is set to be available for Xiaomi devices either sometime the end of this year, or perhaps in 2017.
Oct 05, 2016
The top messaging-app has been updated to make it a bit more, well, fun. With the latest version of WhatsApp, users will be able to customize and improve the photos and video they want to share with friends and family. There's a set of new camera features that have been implemented in the Android version of WhatsApp, which enable users to write or draw on photos and videos.
Sep 15, 2016
The big boss of AirAsia is no stranger to exposure to the normal people – Tony Fernandes's airline moves millions of people around the region and beyond every day. Now you can get a slice of his time, as he voices the directions on your daily Waze drive.