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Angry Birds Toons – Cartoon series starts from March 16 : Rovio

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It’s Captain Buzz Lightyear who says “To infinity… and beyond!” but now Angry Birds too can say that. Yes. Angry Birds Toons – Its beyond iPhone and Android Gaming. Rovio is all set to launch its first cartoon series Angry Birds Toons starting from March 16.

Angry Birds Toons Poster

Rovio in its blogpost mentioned,

Angry Birds Toons is an all-new animated series that throws the doors to Piggy Island wide open! For the first time ever, you can get up close and personal with your favorite characters. Join us every week starting the weekend of March 16th for a brand new episode featuring the latest adventures of the birds and pigs!

Rovio Entertainment launched its breakthrough (Free)iOS Game, Angry Birds back in 2009 and since then Rovio came up with different versions of Angry Birds which totally crossed 1 Billion downloads across all platforms and including both regular and special editions and now the company is all set to launch their Cartoon series to entertain its fans.

Watch Angry Birds Toons Web series Teaser:

Source: Angry Birds Toons

Audiobox.fm launches Airplay enabled iPhone App

Image Courtesy: iTunes

Cloud Music Player service Audiobox.fm has delighted its users by launching a new iPhone App. Growing rapidly online, Audiobox wants to ensure their presence in Mobile platform too. The new iPhone App makes it easy for their users to play the music in their cloud from iPhone.

[ Click here to download Audiobox iPhone App from AppStore ]

Introducing the app in iTunes, Audiobox says,

“AudioBox official client for iOS. Your media collection is now truly portable! Stream from anywhere, it doesn’t matter where your files are stored. Upload and stream from the cloud, directly from your desktop or from the most popular cloud services. Mix your favorite tracks in custom or smart playlists, even if they are stored on different cloud sources.”

Image Courtesy: iTunes

Image Courtesy: iTunes

Features of Audiobox iPhone App listed down in iTunes:

* Retina-ready, pixel perfect.
* AirPlay enabled.
* Background streaming.
* Pause/resume during phone calls.
* Artwork and track informations in lock screen.
* Native now playing info center enabled.
* Remote controls.
* Pre-buffering.
* Gapless playback.
* Offline playlists.
* Lyrics integration.
* Artwork support,
* Grouped album collections.
* Share metadata informations on social networks.
* Output can be mixed with other applications.

In addition to these, the new iPhone app is also capable of bringing in artist information from Last.fm, showing related videos from YouTube and concert listings from SongKick.  iPhone 5 users can be happy to have a retina-ready app and it does supports Airplay.

 

Opera to launch webkit based Opera Ice Browser for iOS and Android

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Opera, once a leader in the world of browsers, was downed and dominated by the fluidity and elegance of Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Though Opera already has a browser for smartphones, it doesn’t appeal much other than to the users who are looking for low-bandwidth browser. and now it’s revealed that the team is planning to launch a completely new browser that based on webkit. WebKit is the engine used on mobile Safari, Google Chrome and the Android stock browser.

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Opera Ice Browser – Image Courtesy: Pocket Lint

Named as Opera Ice, This new Ice Browser will be launched for both Android and iOS Platforms. Instead of using Buttons, Opera Ice Browser uses gestures to navigate between pages similar to native Android or iOS apps. Traditional Tabs are replaced with stylish Icons. Opera wants to make it a Full touch browser and looks to optimize the same for Tablets too.

The new Opera Ice to expected to be launched during Mobile World Congress next month in Barcelona.

[Via Pocketlint]

App to Pop Pills

Colors and capsules go hand in hand. Its always a pain to take pills and what’s worse? To remember each pills you have popped in. And then wondering if you popped in the wrong one. This could be a fatal mix-up. Now there’s an app to help.

To avoid such blunders, scientists have developed software that can identify a pill from a phone camera image. Websites such as Drugs.com and WebMD have tools to help distinguish between pills but you have to type in a description, making these services too time-consuming to use in a clinical setting.

Image source: goodfon.com

This software extracts the shape, color and imprint of a pill from its image and identifies the drug with 91 per cent accuracy in less than a second. Future accuracy will be improved when the system learns to recognise a pill from a wider range of angles. The technique is also simple enough to work as a smartphone app so could be used at home.

The team tested the system on images of 568 of the most prescribed pills, taken from different angles and in a range of lighting conditions.  Now, that’s a cool app!!!

Article source: newscientist.com

Girls around Me pulled back from iStore after Privacy issues

Controversial iPhone application “Girls Around Me”, which allowed users to track all females in the area by collecting their information from social networks, has been taken down by the developer in the wake of a public outcry over privacy.

“Girls Around Me” used information from location-based social network Foursquare to find women on a map and view their publicly-available pictures from Facebook. The women had no idea they were being tracked by strangers and had no chance to opt out.

As the application sparked debate over whether it encourages stalking, Foursquare cut access to it saying it violated a policy against aggregating information across venues.

This is a violation of our API [application programming interface] policy, so we’ve reached out to the developer and shut off their API access,” Foursquare spokeswoman Laura Covington told The New York Times.

The creator of Girls Around Me, Russian developer i-Free Innovations, had to withdraw the application from Apple’s App Store. It fired back at accusations in a letter to the Wall Street Journal saying it was “unethical to pick a scapegoat to talk about privacy concerns.” It explained that the application was misunderstood, insisting that Girls Around Me only provides data that is already publicly available.

The app was intended for facilitating discovering of great public venues nearby. The app was designed to make it easier for a user to step out of door and hang out in the city, find people with common interests and new places to go to,” i-Free said in a letter.

Since the app’s launch we’ve seen numerous positive comments from users who claimed that the app helped them to discover ‘hot spots’ – venues that are popular among girls or boys,” it added.

The outcry around Girls Around Me once again raised the issue of online privacy, highlighting the question of how much data one should share publicly to stay safe.