Yes Nokia HERE is here! Nokia has released is much anticipated mobile app for all Windows 8 users. This popular app on Windows phone made its way into Nokia’s Windows RT tablet and people were wondering if the day will come that all will benefit from this app. Well the day is HERE. Pun intended. Continue reading
Bing Maps Preview is now in the store! Your long wait is over. Microsoft dropped this on us today. I got wind of the app from @LocalJoost just this morning, and lo and behold, there it is in the Store. Continue reading
OK, here is another useful app from the Store if you don’t use Microsoft’s Bing Maps App. G Maps is indeed Google Maps App in the Windows 8 Store, and I am impressed with the app. Even if you use Bing Maps, you want to have such an App as this for backup. This app includes Turn-by-turn navigation feature of Google Maps. I am yet to test its Turn-by-turn, but I am sure you’ll be impressed too. Here is quoting the app from the Store:
G Maps – Ultimate Google Maps for Windows 8
Search for a Particular Address
Get Directions between Addresses
Get Turn by Turn Navigation
Download this app now for you Toolbox via the Source Link:
Source: Windows Store
In a recent court battle between Apple and HTC Apple came away with what could be considered a major blow to one of it’s top competitors. So, what’s such the big win here?” Well, within the operating system of the HTC Android it’s operating system is “too” similar to Apple’s iOS in this way:
When an iPhone receives a message that contains a phone number or an address — e-mail, Web or street — those bits of data are automatically highlighted, underlined and turned into clickable links.
Click on the phone number, and the iPhone asks if you want to dial it. Click on the Web address, and it opens in Safari. Click on the street address, and Maps will display it.
Not only has Apple gone after the HTC Android but they could potentialy go after other Androids with a similar operating system. So is this Apple’s warning to other Android devices with a similar software? Well, here’s the downside for HTC Android users: If all goes as planned the HTC Android will be officially banned from the US in April 2012. For those of you worried that your device is on the ban list here’s a run-down of what’s banned: Droid Incredible, Evo 4G, T-Mobile G2, Nexus One and a bunch of older Android devices. Check back in the near future for a full list of banned devices for the above date.
HTC’s Peter Chou had this to say about the lawsuit and the decisions being made right now about the patents:
This industry should not allow one company use its powerful weapon to stop other innovation and take it all…this is not fair.
Rumors are already going around that HTC has started a plan to “go around” Apple’s patent violation by modifying their current operating system.