Twitter for Android at last adds new reply composer, tweet sharing via direct message

Twitter pushed out updates earlier this month for its Android and iOS clients, but Android users didn’t receive the new reply composer that iOS users got. But on Wednesday, Twitter for Android was finally updated with the feature. According to the change log on the Play Store, Android users can now “join conversations with a new reply composer”. Thebuilt-in Tweet…

Angry Birds Star Wars II coming 19 September, featuring Skylanders-style Telepods to put into the game

As teased at the end of last week, Rovio has announced Angry Birds Star Wars II and it is bigger and more innovative than any of the former games in the franchise. It won’t be available until 19 September, but the developer and publisher has revealed that it will be based on the prequel Star Wars movies and feature a…

Windows Phone gets more iPhone apps; Vine and Path confirmed

Microsoft has confirmed that it has snagged Twitter video app Vine and social network app Path for the Windows Phone platform. The two new apps – one announced at the Nokia event in New York and the other confirmed by Jo Harlow, VP in charge of devices at Nokia, in an interview withPocket-lint – signal yet more apps that are…

WakeUp Alarm for Windows Phone 8, an interesting usage of NFC/QR tech to get you out of the bed

At first glance WakeUp Alarm for Windows Phone 8 looks like your average alarm app. You can create up to five active alarms that can repeat daily or once a week. What sets WakeUp Alarm apart from other alarm apps is the use of NFC and QR codes to disable the alarm. You can create a situation where you physically…

Ultima Forever – Quest for the Avatar iPad and iPhone preview

Originally designed as a massive, sprawling PC game, Ultima Forever – Quest for the Avatar fits better with iPad and iPhone. Not only is the multiplayer game easy to dip in and out of when you’re on the bus, but its controls suit a touchscreen so perfectly that you wonder why developer Mythic explored its PC potential in the first…

Google is killing yet another service: Alfred to shut down 19 July

On the heels of its hotly disputed Google Reader shutdown, but just a few weeks before the killing of Latitude, Google will say goodbye to yet another one of its services called Alfred. Alfred is an app that serves up recommendations based on location. Google acquired the app in December 2011 from developer The Clever Sense, with the intent of…

App of the day: Yahoo! Wireless Festival 2013 (iOS / Android / Blackberry)

Heading to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the Yahoo! Wireless Festival this coming weekend? Then don’t leave home without the official festival app, complete with listings, a planner, map, news, social media integration and even push notifications which, we hope, will lift the lid on those “TBA” special guests announcements. Yahoo! Wireless Festival 2013 Format iOS | Android | Blackberry…

Google adds voice to Hangouts, bringing calls back to Gmail

Google announced on Tuesday that it has reintroduced the ability to make calls from Gmail, thanks to a new voice-calling feature in Hangouts. Hangouts is an instant message and video platform available in Gmail, Google+, and in Chrome with an extension, and now people can use the service to make voice calls to the US and Canada from any country…

VLC for iOS media player to relaunch on App Store after two-year absence

Apple pulled the popular VLC app from the App Store in 2011 over copyright and licensing issues, but now the media player has announced that it will officially return to iOS on 19 July. Major changes to the free iOS app include AirPlay support, Wi-Fi uploading, Dropbox integration, third-party app integration, video playback filters for brightness, contrast, etc, and the…

Yahoo! Mail for Android updated with Dropbox attachments integration

On the heels of Dropbox’s Dropbox Platform unveiling, Yahoo Mail for Android updated on Tuesday with the ability to send files of any size while on the go via Dropbox attachments integration. Read:Dropbox unveils Dropbox Platform, cloud syncing for third-party apps Yahoo initially collaborated with Dropbox in April as a way to make the email experience simpler for customers. On…

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