We sometimes accidentally send a message to the wrong person on our list or make a mistake which we cannot correct. Samsung’s new update to the ChatON application addresses this very issue with the help of a message recall feature which allows users to cancel a message or recall it even after it’s been sent. The messages can be wiped even after the person on the other end has read it, so this will only help if you’ve sent something which your friends haven’t read. It is said that this feature is applicable to group...

The Verizon branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.0 has just made its way to the FCC for certification. We saw the 7 and 10.1 inch variants from Verizon on the certification portal a few days ago, so this officially means that the carrier will carry all three Galaxy Tab 4 devices in the coming weeks. The certification is merely an indicator of its existence, so we don’t have info on when the carrier will announce these new tablets. But given that they’re midrange offerings, we might not see Verizon waiting too long to launch them. The...

Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has just launched its popular MIUI launcher as an apk file for all Android users to give it a try. This launcher is still in Beta apparently, which means that some of the features are still missing. However, if you want to try your hand with one of the most popular custom Android interfaces out there, this is definitely worth a try. The file is 28MB in size and will require your device to allow installation of apps from third party sources, which can be toggled from the security settings. It isn’t available...

Xiaomi has announced an add-on accessory button that plugs into the phone’s audio jack. If this sounds familiar, then you may have already heard about Pressy, an earlier successful, but yet-to-ship, Kickstarter campaign that essentially does the same thing. Here are our thoughts on the matter. In August last year, a startup called Pressy launched a successful Kickstarter campaign for an innovative device: an additional button for your smartphone that plugs into the headphone jack. Called Pressy, the plug-in button promised to enable...

There are already quite a couple of Android gaming consoles out in the market today such as the OUYA and the Mad Catz M.O.J.O. to name a few. These devices offer an alternative gaming platform that is considered cheaper than the Xbox or PlayStation consoles. Equiso Play is another upcoming Android gaming console that aims to make it into the market this year. Equiso Play is an open source console designed to bring affordable gaming to consumers. Unlike regular consoles that uses bundled controllers this device uses your smartphone as...

Amazon has just released its new device called the Amazon Fire TV which is a set-top box that also has gaming capabilities. One game created by Amazon Game Studios called Sev Zero will be an exclusive title for this device with hundreds of games already playable and thousands more coming. Gameloft, a leading publisher of digital games, recently announced that it will optimize three of its popular games for his platform. The three titles that are optimized for the Fire TV include Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Asphalt 8: Airborne, and Modern...

According to a new rumor, Google Now could soon be able to handle user queries to set a countdown timer. Users of the feature will know that in its current form, Google Now can only set an alarm when asked for a timer. This is particularly annoying if you want to see how much time you have left on the timer. It’s odd though that this feature is available on the default clock app but not on Google Now. Android Police points out that Android 4.4 already has a system in place to accommodate this feature, so we might see it coming very...

During the CES 2014 event Samsung detailed its plans to link together all of its products in such a way that the consumer can control all of them from just one system. The company calls this as the Smart Home service and it will first roll out in South Korea and the United States. The Samsung Smart Home platform allows users to easily manage appliances and devices such as TV sets, washing machines, and refrigerators just to name a few from an app as long as they belong to the same Wi-Fi network. Dr. WonPyo Hong, President and head of...