News & Reviews: Apps
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2020
While we recently tried out the AI-powered Adobe Photoshop Camera, Adobe also came out with a lot of new updates and features for their Creative Cloud apps. This includes Adobe Live which lets you Share Edits in Adobe Lightroom (it also has new Local Hue controls) and livestream how you paint or draw in Adobe Fresco. In line with all this automatic sharing, Behance has new search tools while the job boards are free for use.
Last Updated: Jun 01, 2020
Does the country of origin of an app that you're using matter? These days, the apps that you're using are made by the genius from all over the world and they're pretty harmless to use. However, there are also some apps that would steal your private information and use it for who knows what. Therefore, we still need to be cautious when come across certain suspicious apps. Recently, an app called Remove China Apps has suddenly made it to the top of India's Google Play Store, claiming that it helps users to remove apps made by China.
Last Updated: Feb 15, 2017
Ever wondered if you could analyze the food you’re about to eat, with just a snap of a photo? Well, Sony Mobile now offers a Meal Image Analysis software that’ll recognise the food and offer an in-depth analysis of it, including the calories intake.
Last Updated: 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.
Last Updated: Oct 04, 2016
While Facebook is a great platform to connect with your friends and family, the queen to have two different apps on your smartphone to be on that social network can be infuriating. Facebook is trying to lessen the burden of the users by deploying a lighter version of their Messenger app, aptly named Messenger Lite – and Malaysia is one of the first countries in the list.
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2013
Ever wanted a stronger flash for your teensy tiny built-in smartphone LED flash? Well, startup iblazr is currently developing such a flash just for smartphone and tablet users. The equally small world's first portable smartphone flash comes with 4 CREE LEDs that should provide 100 lux on 1m in video mode and more than 180 lux in flash mode. Less then 10mm thick, the iblazr flash connects through the earphone jack but since it has it's own built-in battery, it won't drain your smartphone. Due to its design it can be switched around for either your rear or forward camera. The free app that comes with it will let you control the brightness in either video or impulse mode. For more information check out the iblazr site.
Last Updated: Jul 18, 2013
Combining everything you could need as a Muslim, Muslim Pro is an Android and iOS app designed to keep you in touch with Islam and your faith through your smartphone. With more than 5 million downloads in various Muslim countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, United Emirates, Turkey and Morocco the app offers many features in one app. These features include:
- Accurate prayer times based on user location
- Worldwide Qibla directions
- Foursquare integration to find Halal restaurants or Mosques
- Built-in Full Audio Quran with translations
- Islamic Hijiri calendar
- and many more...
Last Updated: Jun 28, 2013
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition and HTC One Google Edition recently went on sale on the US Google Play Store. Both run Android 4.2.2, however, both of them also seem to be carrying new versions of the camera app, some different boot animation and wallpapers. The camera app in particlar enables these features:
- Arc shaped menu
- Ability to use Volume Rocker as dedicated camera button
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2013
As promised when it was announced recently, the Apple iOS 7 beta 2 is now available to download for developers. Aside from the features announced previously, the new beta enables support for the Apple iPad and iPad mini along with Siri's decidedly better voices and other enhancements. Apart from this not much more has changed except for perhaps a combined iTunes and App Store settings menu, working Voicemail and better UI enhancements. The full version is expected to be released along with the next generation of iOS devices (Apple iPhone 5S, iPad 5, etc.) which may be due in Q3 of 2013.
Last Updated: Jun 25, 2013
Smartphone game maker Klab, Inc has made a deal with Microsoft that may soon allow us to play Xbox and Windows PC games (under the Microsoft banner) to be ported over to iOS and Android devices. According to rumours, these games may soon be available for iOS and Android later in 2013. So far the first game scheduled to come from this deal is rumoured to be "Age of Empires" and it is expected to be free to play (or perhaps just the first few levels).
While Windows Phone does have access to Xbox games in general, the selection of titles for the Windows Phone platform is relatviely limited. If this deal does go through well, and there are a whole bunch of things which can go wrong (too difficult to port over, bad port, too much like an emulator etc.) then we can expect even more games from other platforms or brands perhaps making their way to iOS and Android devices in the not so far future. Stay tuned, we'll keep you posted.