Google’s next iteration of Android wasn’t quite the full-point release jump that many of you were perhaps anticipating. Rather than using Google I/O 2012 as the launching pad for Android 5.0, we’re being formally introduced to v4.1 — a mere 0.1 ahead of where Ice Cream Sandwich placed us around six months ago. Aside from grabbing a name change, the minor numerical bump also provides Jelly Bean the opportunity to usher in a few new features for Nexus owners to enjoy.
If you missed yesterday’s keynote, Google revealed that Android 4.1 would arrive on Nexus devices in [...]
Skype mobile development team from Microsoft has released Skype for Windows Phone beta app, which is free for download via Windows Market Place.
“Make and receive voice/video calls and instant messages to anyone else using Skype, whether on a Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Mac, PC or television.
Use your Skype account for free at home, at work, or on-the-go (WiFi connection or mobile data plan required).”
Skype beta for Windows Phone is compatible with Windows Phone 7.5 or higher.
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Skype for Windows Phone Beta App Demo Video
When Apple revealed Siri to the world, people gaped at its amazing powers of voice recognition.
Meanwhile, Glaswegians the world over turned to each other and said, “Aye, weel. We’ll see aboot tha’, pal.”
Which got us thinking – just how well can Siri handle the accents of the world? And thus we took to the international population of TechRadar HQ to find out…
The iPhone 4S is here – - so we’ve taken an in-depth look at the key specs and seen how it compares to its year-older sibling, the iPhone 4 and two-year old iPhone 3GS – still going and now the budget handset of the pack.
The iPhone 4S has a UK release date of 14 October, but is it worth upgrading? Let’s look at the differences between the three handsets.
You can check out our iPhone 4S video preview, complete with a look at the new voice controlled Siri software.
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Processor and memory
The iPhone 4S boasts the same dual-core [...]
Google Maps app for Android is updated to version 5.10 with some new features which is available free for download via Android market compatible with Android 1.6 or later.
Google Maps for Android Updates:
Voice and ring tone notifications for Transit Navigation (Beta)
Tablet support for Transit Navigation (Beta)
‘Bubble Buttons’ Lab to add call and navigate buttons to results on the map
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Although the SteelSeries Spectrum 5XB gaming headset is compatible with PCs, and is perfectly good at playing music, it really comes into its own if used when playing games online on Xbox 360.
In games where communicating with teammates is essential, this is a fantastic headset.
Not only does the unobtrusive microphone (similar to the SteelSeries Siberia V2′s mic) pick up voices incredibly well, the SteelSeries Spectrum 5XB comes with the SteelSeries AudioMixer. This is an inline remote with two volume controls – one for voice and the other for game audio. It connects to the Xbox 360 controller, [...]
Ready for a newly refined recipe for the next flavor of iOS? After dropping iOS 5 beta 2 on us on June 24th, Apple has now unleashed beta 3, meaning those with sensitive taste buds (and developer accounts) can start sniffing and sussing out what’s changed. Of note seem to be a bevy of toggles controlling location services in detail, while there’s also a new switch for voice roaming in settings. From what we’re seeing not a lot has changed visually anywhere outside of the gears icon, but don’t let that stop you from grabbing this savory download.
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Yahoo Messenger app for iOS devices is updated to version 2.1 and includes support for iPad 2 users to make voice and video chat through FaceTime to PCs.
What’s New in Version 2.1
Voice & video calling for iPad 2
Improved spam management: block one or all add requests from a single view
Fixed multiple bugs including the unexpected sign-out issue
This update requires iOS 4.0 or higher.
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Google has released Google Talk with video chat capability for Android devices including mobile phones and tablets.
New Google Talk app allows Android users to do text chat and video chat at the same between Android to Android or even for Android devices to computers through Google Talk from Gmail.
“Google Talk with video and voice chat will gradually roll out to Nexus S devices in the next few weeks as part of the Android 2.3.4 over-the-air update and will launch on other Android 2.3+ devices in the future.”
Check out the video below to see how Google Talk video chat works.
Google has rolled out Google Search app v0.8.0.6023 for iOS devices that let you allow to search in new and different ways. The app is available free for download through App Store and compatible for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
Get the most advanced Google search experience for your iPhone, now with Google Goggles, Voice Search and My Location.
Search by taking a picture with your iPhone camera.
Image recognition technology recognizes objects and returns relevant search results.
Good at identifying barcodes, products, famous landmarks, storefronts, artwork, business [...]