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Updated iOS Nokia HERE navigation app available on iTunes

Published by on Mar 13th, 2015, 2 Comments

Nokia HereApple released Apple Maps back in 2012 and to be honest, as an Apple user I have never used it. All my navigation is done through Google Maps and the reason is obvious. Apple Maps had a disastrous debut and hasn’t really recovered since then.

I know there has been a lot of advances made with Apple Maps but still most iOS users prefer to use a different navigation application. Apart from Google Maps there are other options, and the best is Nokia’s HERE Maps. The updated HERE application is now available for iOS on iTunes. (more…)

Google reportedly preparing Android Wear for iOS

Published by on Mar 4th, 2015, No Comments

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Google is reportedly preparing to release an Android Wear app on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, according to a French technology website.

The report claims Android Wear with extended iOS support could be announced at Google’s I/O developer conference in late May, although Google may push the agenda depending on sales of the Apple Watch. (more…)

YouTube releases child-friendly app

Published by on Feb 23rd, 2015, No Comments

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To the relief of all parents anxiously watching their children navigate the minefield of the internet, the YouTube - under Google - has released a child-friendly app client aptly named YouTube Kids.

YouTube’s group product manager, Shimrit Ben-Yair, cites that the decision was made following many requests from parents to help make navigating YouTube a far more child-friendly experience. “Parents were constantly asking us, can you make YouTube a better place for our kids”, Ben-Yair says.

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Google Inbox expands to more devices

Published by on Feb 19th, 2015, No Comments

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Today marked a great turn of events for Google’s new Inbox mail service, as the service expanded into several new platforms, including the Firefox and Safari desktop browsers, as well as launching native iOS and Google Play apps for the iPad and Android tablets respectively.

On launch, Inbox initially worked inside Google’s own Chrome browser, and with a native iOS and Android app geared for mobile phones.

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It’s a new dawn: Microsoft acquires Sunrise

Published by on Feb 12th, 2015, No Comments

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Seeking to re-assert itself as the kingpin of productivity, February 11th saw Microsoft officially confirm its acquisition of mobile calendering startup Sunrise.

The news was first broken by TechCrunch on February 4th, where it was rumoured that Microsoft had allegedly acquired the vendor behind one of the most popular calendering services on the mobile front. A week later, Microsoft has now publicly confirmed that it has spent over US$100 million to acquire Sunrise. (more…)

iOS 9 to be more focused on faster performance

Published by on Feb 10th, 2015, No Comments

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It seems as though iOS 8 was just released the other day, but already we are seeing reports of what we can expect from Apple’s next update, iOS 9.

While iOS 8 was all about cool, integrated new features like Healthkit, Apple Pay and the Touch-ID finger scanner, early reports are suggesting that iOS 9 will focus on performance rather than features and fancy new apps.

According to an initial report by 9to5Mac, Apple is said to have a more “directed focus” on optimization and stabilization of the current iOS.

iOS 9 – which is reportedly codenamed ‘Stowe’ for now – can almost be seen as a faster, better version of iOS 8. That being said, this doesn’t mean that iOS 9 won’t have its own new features, so Apple fans can breathe a sigh of relief… (more…)

Top 5: Must have sports apps for any South African fan

Published by on Jan 30th, 2015, 2 Comments

SportFor the average South African guy (and to a growing extent – woman as well!) being up to date with sports scores is an absolute necessity. The digital and mobile revolution has brought information to our finger tips and we can now track our favorite teams’ scores, performance and news even though your stuck in some far flung place between Gat-sonder-water and Pofadder. No more waiting for tomorrow’s newspaper to find out what is happening with the Proteas down-under.

If you are anything like me, a good sports app is one of the first-to-be-downloaded and most used apps on my smartphone. Here are Bandwidth Blog’s 5 must have sports apps for any avid sports fan. If your favorite sport doesn’t feature on the list, feel free to leave a comment with a great app recommendation!  (more…)

New iOS 8 update coming this week

Published by on Jan 12th, 2015, No Comments

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iOS 8.1.2 was rolled out about a month ago, which added some minor features and fixed bugs, most notably the WiFi connection issues some of the new iPhones were experiencing. It wasn’t really anything major, but Apple continue to make the experience as good as possible. (more…)

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