HindustanTimes Fri,26 Dec 2014

Application Reviews

Now, get Vine on Windows Phone!

For the fans of the social-video sharing app, Vine, there is a good reason to be happy about as the company has finally made the app available on Windows Phone.

Passport Seva mobile app now on Windows, Apple platforms

Encouraged by public response to its Passport Seva mobile app for Android phones, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has now launched the application for Windows and Apple iOS platforms.

Third-party apps to stop working with Skype in December

A much-awaited overhaul to the VoIP voice and video calling service means that from next month, current plug-ins, third party apps and devices that use Skype drivers, such as headsets, will no longer work.

Apps pair with smart pens to bring digital handwriting

Writing with pen and paper is entering the digital world thanks to new apps that work with smart pens to capture the written word and share and edit the content.

Voice-controlled apps coming to Windows

Microsoft may be playing a bit of catch-up in the tablet and smartphone markets but it is right at the cutting edge when it comes to next-generation computer interfaces and in particular voice recognition.

Apps for breakfast

Checking our smartphones is now as much a part of the daily morning ritual as emptying the dishwasher, preparing breakfast and nagging children to get out of bed.

Instagram finally coming to Windows Phone

Nokia's CEO revealed during Tuesday's Nokia World keynote in Abu Dhabi that the popular image-sharing app will soon be on the Windows Phone platform.

Is Apple's GarageBand app about to go freemium?

According to an Apple website update -- which has since been removed -- the company's popular music creation and sound editing app is set to become a free download.

Now, app that checks hidden chemicals in your cosmetics!

With women exposed to a lot of chemicals in everyday beauty products, a new app has been reportedly developed that scans barcodes to review the product for safety.

Two alternative apps for email on the go

While Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and other email providers offer their own official mobile apps, a few alternative solutions have cropped up as well, claiming to provide a more mobile-friendly interface and to make better use of touchscreen capabilities. Mailbox and Hop, the two most notable of these apps, are currently available only for iOS.

Now, app that encourages men to 'bribe' women for dates

A new app has been developed that allows men to bribe women to go on dates with them.

Facebook launches official Windows 8.1 app

Just after the release of the first major Windows 8 update, Facebook has presented its first native app for Microsoft's latest OS.

Apps aim to revive tradition of hand-written notes

Whether it's a heartfelt note to a loved one or a thank you letter following a job interview, new apps are aiming to revive the tradition of hand-written notes with a high-tech twist.

New app to sort out your weekends

Want to have a better social life? Well, a new app is there to sort out your weekends so that you never miss out on any event happening in London.

Instagram updates app with data use control

Instagram has reportedly updated its iOS and Android apps with latest sound and data use control and photo straightening features.
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