Providing iPad and iPod users are running at least iOS 6, the new unified iOS app (free, iTunes) will allow these folk to send both personal and group messages to their BBM contacts.
The new and improved app also fixes a previous bug where users were missing contact names and makes it easier for users to find friends and to invite contacts to group conversations.
That last change has also been applied to the firm’s Android app, which has received a few notable changes too. The application (free, Google Play) is now apparently easier on device battery life and makes it simpler for users to sort and filter through BBM group lists.
BlackBerry Messenger has [...]
Now your lists in Clear will now update more often, refreshing your lists from iCloud in the background and keeping them up to date across all of your devices running Clear.
The update is available for the $1.99 Clear app for iPhone and the $4.99 Clear+ for iPhone and iPad.
LinkedIn has a huge database of users (over 200 million now) but it hasn’t always got things right when it comes to design and the user experience. In fact, I’ve been particularly critical of the LinkedIn iPad app, which lacked a number of the iPhone features and which wasn’t even working consistently after I upgraded to iOS 7.
Fortunately, the company seems to have turned it around and has rebuilt the app from the ground up.
Style was never an issue with the previous version but it nonetheless now sports a more visual design, and important sections like Profile, Groups and Jobs as well as new [...]
The XPS 10 Web page lists models of the tablet as being “unavailable,” and points users to the Latitude 10 tablet, which runs Windows 8 and has an Intel Atom processor.
While Lenovo, Asus and Samsung have announced new Windows 8.1 hybrids with Intel chips, none of them have said they plan to relaunch an RT product based on an ARM processor.
The new app for iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch), will automatically scan for existing local Chromecast devices, as well as let you set up a new one to add to your Wi-Fi network. It also lists compatible apps, which for now include both YouTube and Netflix on iOS, from which to broadcast content.
The Chromecast for iOS app is essentially equivalent to the Android version released in mid-August.
The Tophatter app (free, iTunes) allows users to take part in a virtual auction world where every buyer and seller has an avatar, and where bids can start from as little as $1.00.
Buyers and sellers can gather in virtual rooms to compete on specific products, while the iPad’s larger screen enables folk to browse items, see lists of sales items and even use the chat feature to talk with other buyers and sellers.
Tophatter claims that the iOS app, which debuted on iPhone and iPod Touch some four months ago, has been downloaded more than 400,000 times since launch.
The app now enables power users to jump between various Twitter accounts as well as pin certain accounts or Twitter lists (note: these can be any lists, not just your own) to your Windows 8 home screen. This last feature is particularly useful when you consider that the app promises to update these in real-time.
Twitter also claims to have boosted the speed of the Windows 8 app, which is available for free from the Windows Store. The app, which only launched in March of this year, works on both Windows 8 and Windows RT devices.
The retailer lists 16GB and 32GB versions of the tablet and also reveals that the tablet will run the latest Android 4.3 operating system, something which has been subject to much speculation prior to the launch.
The product page goes onto state that the tablet has – as expected – an improved 1920 x 1200 resolution display, the quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and dual-facing cameras (5MP on the rear, 1.2MP on the back).
Best Buy lists the 16GB and 32GB Nexus 7 tablets at $229.99 and $269.99, respectively, but doesn’t detail when customers can expect to receive their delivery. That said, a previous leak from the firm suggests that [...]
A device codenamed SM-P900 was spotted on a Samsung website which lists ‘User Agent Profiles’, files which mobile devices refer to so in order to identify themselves to web servers.
Japanese tech blog RBMen found three variants of the SM-P900– SM-P900 (thought to be the 3G version), SM-P901 (Wi-Fi) and SM-P905 (LTE) – and each of these list the tablet as having a 1.4GHz processor, the Android 4.2.2 operating system and a screen size of 2560 x 1600.
Perhaps because of this, Samsung fansite SamMobile believes that the model in question could be the Galaxy Tab 3 Plus, a tablet which is expected to bear some similarity to Google’s Nexus [...]