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Twitter Launched Long Awaited Retro Photo Filters For Mobile Apps

This from the Twitter blog:

Every day, millions of people come to Twitter to connect with the things they care about and find out what’s happening around the world. As one of the most compelling forms of self-expression, photos have long been an important part of these experiences.

Starting today, you’ll be able to edit and refine your photos, right from Twitter. The latest versions of Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android introduce a few new ways to enhance the images you tweet. We’re grateful to our partner, Aviary, for powering our filters and effects.

Filters. Apply one of eight filters, ranging from black & white to vintage, to add a new look and feel to your photos.

Take a bird’s-eye view. See how each filter would affect your photo in a single grid view, or swipe through looks to compare your options.

Frame the action. Crop and pinch to zoom in order to focus attention.

Auto-enhance. Make your photos pop with balanced light and colors by tapping the wand.

In June, 2011, we introduced the ability to attach a photo to your Tweet, a first step toward improving the entire photo experience on Twitter. Since then we’ve been making it easier and faster to share and discover and enjoy great photos on Twitter every day:

  • You can expand Tweets to view photos from various photo services right on Twitter;
  • You can preview photos directly in Discover and search;
  • You can quickly swipe through images on Twitter with photo streams in profiles and search results.

Source – Twitter

December 11, 2012 Posted by | Android, Apple, Applications, iOS 5, Twitter, Video | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Video Preview on Nexus 4, Nexus 10, Android 4.2

Great preview on the new Nexus and Android 4.2 done by the guys at The Verge shot inside Google HQ.  The Verge is definitely one of those awesome video podcast that you shouldn’t miss, add them to your podcast list today.

Source – The Verge

November 1, 2012 Posted by | Android, Google, Nexus 10, Nexus 4, Video | , , , , | 1 Comment

First Look Video on Samsung Galaxy Note II

Guys over at TechnoBuffalo have a first crack at the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Note II.

Source – TechnoBuffalo

August 30, 2012 Posted by | Android, Gadgets n Gizmos, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note II, Jelly Bean, Samsung, Smartphone, Tablet, Video | , , , , , | 2 Comments

InstallFree Nexus Bringing Cloud Based Office to Any Mobile Devices and Desktop


This nifty application is in beta and sure looks promising. The developers announced that Dropbox and Google Drive support are coming soon, probably by their launch this month.  According to ZDNet, InstallFree Nexus will come in two versions,

InstallFree Nexus Basic

  • The full LibreOffice (formerly OpenOffice) application suite for creating and editing documents from any device or browser
  • Full-fidelity viewing of Microsoft Office files
  • Seamless integration with Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, SkyDrive, SharePoint, Office 365 and other storage services
  • Free

InstallFree Nexus Premium

  • All the capabilities available in Nexus Basic
  • Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher) subscription license
  • $4.99 per month / $49.99 per year for academic licenses
  • $19.99 per month / $199.99 per year for standard licenses

The downside is….. well the beta is not available in our region, aka Hong Kong, so we cannot test-drive it….. real bummer.  Hope it’s available by launch.

Source – InstallFree via ZDNet

August 19, 2012 Posted by | Applications, Cloud, Microsoft, Mobility, Tablet, Video | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

PULSE Is Live On The Web Now

Pulse, an awsome iOS and Android news app, finally launched their web app.  You can now log into your accounts on the web and get all your accounts in sync. Check out the video below. The video shows  the Pulse on the Windows 8 platform, pretty slick right?

Source – Internet Explorer

August 11, 2012 Posted by | Android, Applications, News Related, Video | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Best Twitter App for Android – Carbon – Releasing Soon

Here’s a sneak peak video on Carbon for Android, possibly the best Twitter client for Android.  Word on the street is this app will be released the week of 22 July 2012.

Source – dot1ne

July 14, 2012 Posted by | Android, Applications, Twitter, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – My Android Experience After Five Years of iPhones

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “My Android Experience After Five Years of iPhones”. Click here for the full read.

July 13, 2012 Posted by | Android, Apple, Blogroll, CNET, Ice Cream Sandwich, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, Jelly Bean | , , , | Leave a comment

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Videos

Starting at US$199, gee, I want one.  This baby has the horsepower, battery, screen estate …….. ah…… too bad Hong Kong not one of the first available cities.

Source – bayridge0329, CNET

June 28, 2012 Posted by | Android, Gadgets n Gizmos, Google, Jelly Bean, Nexus 7, Tablet, Video | , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Chameleon – An Alternative Home Screen for Android Tablet Now on Kickstarter

Chameleon replaces the standard Android Home Screens and App Launcher with one that isn’t just more useful, but more beautiful as well.

You can set up multiple Home Screens with your own layout of widgets and apps, giving you the most relevant information that you want, when you want it. So whenever you unlock your device, you are presented with the Home Screen that is immediately valuable to you.

Your apps, your content. When you need them, where you need them.

Chameleon Home Screens can be set up based on GPS locations, WiFi networks and time ranges, allowing you to define which Home Screen is the most relevant for the situation. Patent Pending

For US$5, you can get the app before its formal launch on Google Play.  Hop on over to their Kickstarter page, link here and check it out for yourself.

May 20, 2012 Posted by | Android, Applications, Kickstarter, Video | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Check Out The All New Evernote Interface For Android

Source – Evernote

May 17, 2012 Posted by | Android, Applications, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

Samsung Galaxy SIII User Manual is Now Online

The User Manual for the all new Samsung Galaxy SIII is now online, check it out, link here.

Source – Samsung

May 15, 2012 Posted by | Android, Galaxy SIII, Ice Cream Sandwich, Mobile Phone, Samsung | , , | Leave a comment

First Look Video on Official Android 4.0 ICS on Samsung Galaxy Note

According to Pocketnow, “for users concerned with too much change, there is no need to fear. Samsung has kept the user experience cohesive by sticking with a similar TouchWiz interface and application folder system. To update your international Galaxy Note (GT-N7000) follow the instructions on the XDA-Developers post here. For those that want a lot of customization check out the CyanogenMod 9 for the Galaxy Note that Brandon showed off a few days ago.”

Source – Pocketnow

May 14, 2012 Posted by | Android, Galaxy Note, Ice Cream Sandwich, Mobile Phone, Samsung | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Samsung Galaxy SIII Video Roundup – Launch, TV Commercial, First Hand Review

Source – Telegraph Video, FatyakmS, whowired

May 4, 2012 Posted by | Android, Galaxy SIII, Ice Cream Sandwich, Press Release, Review, Video | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Samsung Galaxy Note’s Ice Cream Sandwich Taste Like?

Sure looks promising but given the slightly slower processor under the hood especially with what the new HTC One has, I’m pretty sure we will be seeing the next generation Galaxy Note soon.

Source – Samsung Mobile

April 25, 2012 Posted by | Android, Galaxy Note, Ice Cream Sandwich, Mobile Phone, Samsung, Video | , , , , , | 2 Comments

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