Sony are releasing the first selfie phone.
It seems Sony are well and truly on the selfie bandwagon with the new Xperia C3. The device comes with a ‘PROselfie’ cam that in essence is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with some unique tweaks to help retouch the photos you take.
Other specifications include:5.5″ HD IPS display Snapdragon quad-core 1.2 GHz processor 1GB RAM, 8GB Flash Memory Dual-sim compatible
The Sony Xperia C3 will be available in black, white and mint and will be shipping from August 2014 starting in China.
Send self-destructing private messages with Confide
Confide lets you send private text messages that self-destruct and can’t even be screenshotted. It’s a similar concept to Snapchat, but purely for sending text missives rather than photos or videos.
Finally, after several months of iOS exclusivity, the Android version is here and offers a similar experience with a couple of notable changes. Upon signing up, you need to verify your email address and phone number. The app then scans your contacts list for any Confide users. It can also be linked to your Facebook account to find users, but you’ll be glad to know that this process is encrypted so it can’t access any personal data.
The app permits you to send a message to any email address or phone number – even that of a non-user, although they’ll need Confide to view it. All messages are end-to-end encrypted and so can only be read by the intended recipient. Upon receiving a message,all the words have been covered with orange rectangles as if they’ve been censored. Revealing each word is easy, you only to swipe your finger across them, however only a fragment of a sentence is shown at a time, adding an extra level of privacy against anyone looking over your shoulder. You can reply to a message but not forward it. Once closed, the message is erased – on both your device and Confide’s servers.
Nexus 4 users can now check out the delights of Android L.
After it was announced that both Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 5 users will have access to the Android L preview, it seems that the Nexus 4 is not far behind. Over at XDA, the L preview has been made fully available for all Nexus 4 users.
The installation process might be a little different to what you’re used to, but they’re easy enough to follow. Follow this link to the official forum thread and download source.
Via: XDA [sykopompos]
Get quick access to key features without unlocking the screen
The lock screen is an essential addition for any device. It provides a focal point for the user and of course enables users to add a layer of security if they wish to. However, the downside to having a PIN, password or pattern is that you will need to enter this every time to get access to a device. This can be really inconvenient when a user needs access to a service on a regular basis. Android gives access to email and a range of Google services via the lock screen. Simply select from the option you want, add, and it will be ready every time you fire up the screen. Here’s how to make it happen…
Experimental software Cider brings the Apple experience to Android
Experimental software Cider brings the Apple experience to Android.
Is this the future of your Nexus 7? Cider is a new program that enables users to run iOS apps on any Android device – and have access to all their Apple content.
A day where Android users can have full access to Apple’s App Store may be with us sooner rather than later. Six students at Columbia University have developed Cider, a piece of software that enables users to access a wide library of iOS apps across their Android devices. You can watch a demo video here.
Got a Chromecast? Here are some apps you need to check out.Stevie for Chromecast
Social media addicts will no doubt love the Stevie app. It brings together your Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts into one place and creates a virtual TV show of each account for you to look through on your TV. On top of that, Stevie also brings together social media content from bands, magazines and other public figures and creates another TV channel where you can see what they’ve been up to or search for additional content using hash tags.