Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Google Voice: Open Invitation to the U.S.

After a year, Google Voice is now open to all in the United States. Head over to the the Google Voice site to sign up. Watch the video below to learn more about Google Voice.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Google Maps Navigation in 11 more European Countries.

Google has released Google Maps 4.2 for 11 countries across Europe: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland for Android devices 1.6 and higher. If you live or are travelling to any of these countries with a Android phone in your pocket, you will easily find your way around with Google Maps. Just search Android Market to download your free copy and enjoy.

Read more here.

Swype updated

The folks behind Swype have released an updated version of the fancy keyboard for Android. To be able to use it, you must uninstall the current version before installing the update. The new version can be downloaded here.

Changes in this version of Swype--

  • Added better context sensitivity for the "magic button" (go/search/enter/smiley)
  • Added automatic apostrophe insertion for contractions (e.g. won't, don't, wasn't, etc)
  • Added the Italian language dictionary
  • Improved sensing of field type to prevent the display and addition of passwords to the UDB (user dictionary)
  • Improved suppression of auto-spacing in fields such as URLs and email addresses
  • Updated the built-in dictionary to include several common words that were previously missing
  • Rewrote some settings descriptions to be more clear on their functionality
  • Fixed licensing issue causing "Limited Functionality" errors when rebooting devices running Android 2.0 and later
  • Fixed licensing issue causing some users to receive an "Incorrect ID" error when installing Swype
  • Fixed a bug where manually typing some words with word-prediction enabled would cause Swype to crash
  • Fixed a bug which caused some words added to the UDB to erroneously override other words when word-prediction is enabled
  • Many other minor bug fixes!