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
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
Guys over at TechnoBuffalo have a first crack at the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Note II.
Source – TechnoBuffalo
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
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.
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
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.
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.
The User Manual for the all new Samsung Galaxy SIII is now online, check it out, link here.
Source – Samsung
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
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