Last week Facebook released their new app which is essentially a launcher for Android to the general public. If you wanted to participate in the downloading of the app, first you’d have to meet the criteria, have one of a handful of the supported phones and be a resident of the US. If you don’t meet any of the criteria Paul O’Brien of MoDaCo has a work around for you.
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After Google updated their Chrome app for iOS yesterday, reports starting coming in from users that the app would immediately crash after launch.
it seems that it is only affecting jailbroken iOS devices at the moment but fear not there is a simple fix that will get Chrome working again.
Simply uninstall and then re-install the Chrome app, launch the app and then tick the check box that allows usage statistics and crash reports to be automatically sent to Google. Press the accept and continue button before the app crashes and then Chrome should be fine after that.
An update to Twitter’s Android and iOS apps have added the ability to apply filters to uploaded photos. Coming shortly after Instagram stopped supporting Instagram photos in Twitter timelines, the micro-blogging service have added their own filters to their first party app.
Users have eight filters to play with and also get the usual features like zooming and cropping images.
If you like to save long articles to Pocket reading them can be very time consuming and maybe even boring after a while.
Pocket for Android has just seen an update that lets the application read out your chosen article through Android’s Text-To-Speech function . This is a nice addition for anyone thats too lazy to read their articles or would just prefer someone else doing all the hard work. Text-To-Speech on an Android tablet will be very useful for some, it will allow users to hear the articles and frees them up to do other things instead of holding a tablet.
After Apple said that they would be no longer be shipping the YouTube app with iOS, Google promised that they would be working on a their own version for the App Store. Today Google has pushed the resigned YouTube app for iOS to the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch. For tablet users there is no new YouTube app for the iPad yet, but Google are working on a iPad optimized app that will be available in the coming months.
Source: YouTube Blog
If you missed one of your favourite shows on the BBC your first port of call would be the iPlayer app for iPhone and iPad to stream the content you missed.
From today everyone eligible to use the iPlayer app for iPhone and iPad will be able to download their chosen program for offline viewing.
Users will be able to download video over a Wi-Fi connection, but 3G downloads will be coming later. After a program is downloaded you will have 30 days to watch it and once you’ve started to watch a program you have 7 days to finish watching it.
This download feature is only for iPhone and iPad at the moment but the BBC are planning to bring it to Android in the “near future”.
Source: The Gurdian
For a while now Sky subscribers have been able to stream select Sky channels such as Sky Movies and Sky Sports through the Sky Go app. Currently the app only supports eight Android handsets running Android 2.2 or 2.3 but Sky plans to update the app to support more handsets and Ice Cream Sandwich by the end of July.
At the moment the only Android devices that can advantage of Sky Go are the HTC Desire, HTC Desire S, HTC Desire HD, HTC Incredible, HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation XE, Samsung Galaxy S and the Samsung Galaxy S ll but Sky plan to add the Samsung Galaxy Note and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus to the list of compatible devices.
The second Google app to bless the Apple App Store today is Chrome for iOS. Everyone is familiar with Chrome on a PC or Mac but now it’s available for more mobile devices. Up until yesterday Chrome was labelled as a beta application but at day one of Google I/O Chrome for Android lost its beta moniker. Now Chrome is in the App Store, any iOS users can go ahead and download it.
Google’s cloud storage application “Google Drive” is now available for iOS devices. When it first launched back in April it was released for Android, PC and Mac. Google Drive allows you to upload your data to the cloud, in a similar way to DropBox and let’s multiple people collaborate on projects.