Rogers has started to roll out 700MHz spectrum in various communities in Calgary, Toronto, and Vancouver to improve LTE connection in the areas. This update means subscribers can get better coverage inside concrete office buildings, high rise condominiums, elevators, deep basement apartments, and underground parking garages. That will be convenient when you want to catch the 2014/2015 NHL season no matter where you are.
Google wants to bring features of its stock Android Camera to more users (well, at least those running Android 4.4) with the release of the app on Play Store. It brings Photo Sphere feature to more devices and introduces Lens Blur. This new feature is similar to what HTC and Samsung have introduced in their new flagship devices. It lets you adjust the depth of field on your photos similar to what you can do with DSLRs. Of course, the effect isn’t as accurate as what you’d get on a professional camera but it’s nice to have that option and lets you play around with on your phone.
Google has been rolling out the update in the past few days or you can check it out through its Play Store link.
It’s time to put the iPhone 5s’s movement tracker to use with Runkeeper’s Breeze app. This pedometer app tracks your daily and even weekly steps, lets you set daily goals, and provides you with real-time status updates. If you want a more automated approach to setting goals, Breeze has a built-in coach of sorts to help you reach your walking goals.
Google Chrome extension Do Not Disturb wants to make sure you aren’t annoyed by ads, content widgets, data miners, user trackers and the like. It even provides you with a report of the things it blocks on your behalf and allows you to whitelist certain that you want to keep browsing. The free app also works in incognito mode of Chrome.
Toshiba is looking to help out owners of small mirrorless cameras (or even smartphone users) to shoot faster with new microSD cards. The new storage cards meet UHS-II specs, meaning it matches the performance of fastest full-sized SD cards, and has write speeds that are eight times faster than Toshiba's previous microSD line. It can help users take burst photos easier and even possibly support 4k video recording without hitches. Toshiba has provided 32GB and 64GB samples to different chip and gadget manufacturers to test out.
A recent report from Bloomberg claims Apple plans to integrate the song recognition feature of Shazam into future iteration of iOS. It would be similar to how the mobile platform is integrated in Twitter without the need to download a separate app. It will also be able to use Siri to name a song you hear instead of having to open an app. This could be a handy feature if the rumours will ever be confirmed. Perhaps Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference will bring this rumour to light or debunk the report.