Nexus phones have never been known for their camera quality. Google tried to change that with Nexus 5 by including an 8MP rear camera with optical image stabilization but unfortunately, the reviews still blasted away the results due to saturation, color and autofocus issues. Luckily for users, XDA exists and its amazing user base with talented developers. They have created a mods that greatly improves the photo and video quality of Nexus 5’s camera.
With the imminent launch of PlayStation 4, Sony have released the official PlayStation app for Android and iOS (iPhone). The app brings the PlayStation experience to smartphones and lets users stay connected with their friends and do much more.
Facebook has released a brand new Messenger app with a redesigned interface for Android. Messenger has improved integration for text messaging and sleek and cleaner interface, which looks to have been inspired by flat designed operating systems such as Windows Phone and iOS 7.
Google has been really beefing up their cloud offerings ever since the introduction of Google Drive. Not only did they unify the storage space for different Google services with Gmail, they also allowed attachments to be shared via Drive. The integration takes one huge step further now, with attachment saving and viewing coming right within Gmail, using the power of Google Drive.
Vine is the popular new app by Twitter which lets users record 6 second videos and share them on social networks. The cool trick is that it lets you shoot a video by pausing recording as many times as the user likes. Users have really capitalized on the 6 second limit and created amazing videos including funny and very artistic ones. Plus, you know a service is popular when celebrities start using it.
Google’s agenda of forcing all their users to start using Google+ is not hidden from anyone. From search, to Gmail and Android and now YouTube – Google is ‘integrating’ Google+ as an improvement to their services. But do the facts really match what the Mountain View giant is trying to sell us? A video posted on YouTube goes through various features of the website and rips them apart in a very friendly manner.
Tweetbot is one of the best Twitter apps out there on any mobile ( and even desktop ) platforms. Having used a wide variety of apps on OS X, Windows, iOS, Android and Windows Phone, I have yet to find one that comes even close to what Tweetbot offers. From user experience to design and features, it just feels right. Tweetbot refreshed their app for iOS 7 recently and as expected with any app refresh, there were some refinements required. With version 3.1, Tweetbot has brought forth those much needed improvements.
Twitterrific is one of the oldest Twitter iPhone apps since the inception of the App Store but users would find it hard to tell if it is dated by any means. The developers have been working hard at churning out new features, improvements and fixes to different parts of the app. The latest release, 5.5.3 brings a new layout for user profiles as well a list of visual tweaks and bug fixes along with it.
Microsoft has been hard at work trying to improve Internet Explorer with each release. Internet Explorer 11 is the latest release of their popular browser, which shipped with Windows 8.1 and almost a month later, it is now available for Windows 7 in both 32 and 64 bit variants and in 95 languages.
Thanks to Nexus 5, Nexus 4 is not Google’s latest flagship smartphone anymore. While most users are scampering to upgrade to the snapdragon 800 powered beast that is the Nexus 5, a large number of users, including yours truly, are more than happy with the N4. While we currently wait for the stock Android 4.4 release, I decided to put together a small guide to help you root Nexus 4 and try out custom ROMs based on Kitkat.