MANILA, Philippines – On Episode 21 of TechRap, we flew to New York to watch Samsung take the wraps off its newest flagship smartphone – the Galaxy S4. Nokia is working on an Aluminum Lumia phone, and barely a week after unveiling a redesigned News Feed, Facebook announced making improvements to its Timeline.
Samsung unveils the Galaxy S4
Aluminum Nokia Lumia in the works
Google Now on other mobile OS?
Facebook announces improved Timeline
TechRap got some one-on-one time with the newly unpacked Samsung Galaxy S4 and we went through the features that make up the 4 pillars – Fun, Relationship, Life Task, and Life Care – behind its “life companion” tagline.
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Google Glass at the SXSW conference
Google showed off more of Google Glass at this week’s South by Southwest conference in Austin Texas. We ran you through some of Glass’ features on TechRap a few week’s back. So what’s new?
Developers confirmed they are working on a prototype with prescription lenses – they’re glasses after all.
Developers also showed off the first third party apps that will run on Glass – including The New York Times, Gmail, and social networking app Path.
Google’s high tech wearable computer is expected to be commercially available before the end of 2013 in what it calls an Explorer Edition. The cost of being an early adapter won’t come cheap. Users will have to shell out up to$1500 dollars to experience the future of computing.
Facebook announces Mobile DevCon 2013
Mobile app developers interested in the world of social should get a treat from Facebook’s Mobile DevCon 2013.
It is a series of events around the globe aimed at helping developers understand the Facebook platform better so that they can build products that integrate well with the popular social networking site.
Developers are expected to get one-on-one time with Facebook engineers and will learn a whole range of topics – from design tips to Open Graph Best Practices.
The conference schedule is as follows – here in New York April 2nd. London on May 2nd and for developers in Asia – Seoul, South Korea on May 7th.
Dropbox updates desktop client
Dropbox gives users more reason to download the desktop client. In its latest update, the cloud storage service allows faster sharing of files with others and helps user keep up with the app.
Users can now share with a link directly from the Dropbox desktop menu. Users can also accept or reject invitations to folders and accept files through the said menu. The company said the notification will be sent out real-time and will also show up on the iOS and Android versions of the app.
WATCH PREVIOUS EPISODES
Episode 20: Facebook News Feed Hands On
Episode 19: Highlights from Mobile World Congress 2013
Episode 18: Take a look through Google Glass
Episode 17: LINE app – messaging the sticks
Episode 16: PlayStation 4 and Mailbox app
Episode 15: BlackBerry makes a comeback
Episode 14: Samsung Galaxy Camera, the Android digicam
Episode 13: Facebook Graph Search Demo & Nexus 4 Review
Episode 12: The Best of CES 2013
Episode 11: iPhone 6 & Samsung Galaxy S4 rumors
Episode 10: Top 10 Tech Stories of 2012
Episode 9: The Best Social Media Moments of 2012
Episode 8: Photo App War Chronicles
Episode 7: Globe, Smart LTE shootout
Episode 3: Dragon Baby’s secrets & iPad mini unboxed
Episode 2: New Windows Phone 8, old skeuomorphic iOS
Episode 1: Bad Piggies meet the Galaxy Note 2