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27May, 2015
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iOS bug able to crash your iPhone with a single message surfaces

A major iOS bug seems to have surfaced affecting users with devices running on iOS 7 and 8. The bug causes phones to crash when they receive a special/malicious text message through either SMS or the iMessage application. If someone sends you the below string of Arabic characters via SMS or iMessage, it might cause the Messages app to stop working and most likely take down the phone […]

27May, 2015
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Google makes its Roboto font open source

It has been 4 years since Google introduced the Roboto font which has been in use on Android back in the days of ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich). It’s grown to be the default font for Android and Chrome OS, and it’s a big part of Google’s overall Material Design language that we’ve seen spread across many of its web services such as Inbox and Google Play […]

26May, 2015
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Microsoft showcases how Cortana will look like on iPhone and Android

Microsoft has indirectly confirmed that it will be bringing its Voice assistant application ‘Cortana’ to both iOS and Android through a YouTube video. Cortana which is currently integrated on devices running Windows phone 8.1 is an intelligent voice assistant similar to Apple’s siri that one can use voice commands to conduct a number of functions with or do searches. A companion app on Windows 10 PCs will […]

26May, 2015
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Jony Ive becomes Apple’s Chief Design Officer

We all knew that it was just a matter of time before this came to pass; Apple’s much acclaimed designer Jony Ive has now become Apple’s Chief Design Officer. The English designer will now oversee the Apple Industrial Design Group and also provide leadership and direction for Human Interface software teams across the company. Ive is the designer of many of Apple’s products, including the […]

26May, 2015
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Limited edition Iron Man Galaxy S6 edge is now official

It had been long rumoured and people were quite anxious to see if Samsung would actually relaease a limited iron man edition of the Galaxy s6 edge. It turns out that the rumours were actually true as Samsung has rolled out the Avengers-themed phone and accessories in South Korea already. Samsung partnered with Marvel and the results are just marvelous: this Iron Man S6 edge […]

25May, 2015
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Google’s stand-alone Photos app set to give users more creative control

There has been news all around that Google plans to finally break out its Photos app from Google+ and have it as a standalone application. The Photos app is probably one of the recent additions that Google made to Google+ and it appears its success is what might be pushing the search giant to have it as a standalone application. If you haven’t used Google’s […]

22May, 2015
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Microsoft is revamping Outlook.com with new look and features

Looks like Microsoft is finally upping its game in an effort to get even or better yet beat Google when it comes to webmail. The software giant has began rolling out a number of fresh new changes to its Outlook.com webmail service. One of the most annoying things about Outlook.cpm is by no doubt the search feature which is far more inferior to what you […]

21May, 2015
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Adblock Plus Releases a Standalone Android Browser That Blocks All Ads

Since Google has been rather stubborn in allowing any form of Adblock running on its Chrome mobile browser, the folks behind the most popular Adblock plugin on the web AdBlock Plus have decided to release their own standalone mobile browser that completely blocks out all ads. The app is currently available as a beta for Android (which means you will have to go through the usual […]

20May, 2015
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Google’s Tone Chrome extension uses sound to transmit between computers

  Have you heard of Google’s new Chrome extension called Tone? The new extension can transmit URLs from a tab on one computer to another computer within hearing range using only sound. The extension is a bit like how  Apple’s Airdrop works in concept — the idea that machines can exchange information easily and quickly in close proximity if both of them have the extension installed. A Google […]

19May, 2015
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President Obama’s new Twitter handle @POTUS breaks fastest million follower count record

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last 24 hours you should probably be aware of president Obama’s new twitter account @POTUS which is associated with the presidential office. The US president already has the account @BarackObama which has some 60 million followers, but this one was more of a personal one that he has been using for a while now. With […]