Now that the doors have swung wide open for any and all to join Google+, the company is stepping up their mobile app features to make it easier for members to connect with each other. Matching an Android update last week, the iOS version now includes Hangouts and plenty of other changes -- but still no iPad love.
Just ahead of this year’s season premieres, NBC has finally joined ABC in offering full episodes on their iPad app. Didn’t know there was a free NBC iPad app? That’s probably because there were no full episodes available for streaming until this week, when you can watch the last five episodes.
The fring app for iPhone and iPad has been a popular platform for free voice calls, texting, and video chats (to other fring users) for a while now. Today, with version 188.8.131.52, fring brings something new to the table: the ability to jump into a lively four-way video chat with total strangers, discuss your favorite topics, and even make new friends.
The new feature, called Playgrounds, allows you to join or create group video chats about your favorite subjects with any fring user, whether you know each other or not.
If you need to share files from your computer with other internet users, there’s no easier way to do it than Presence, the app formerly known as FarFinder. With this week’s 2.7 update, the developer has improved reliability for the software as well as making the marquee feature EasyConnect absolutely free unless you transfer a lot of data.
Despite the money and effort being put into Google+, there's no guarantee that its user numbers will ever rival those of competitor Facebook's. Part of that effort is providing its members with diversions equal to those of FB, which means Flash games. On this front, Google received a big show of support today from iPad developer iSwifter, who have announced support for Google+ Flash games.
As rumors swirl that Netflix is planning to go beyond North America, Hulu beats them to the punch by launching in Japan, although the service is following the Netflix playbook on at least one front, with higher prices. Meanwhile, a new update to the existing iOS app allows HDMI output on the iPad 2 -- as long as you’re down with standard definition, that is.
In true Street Fighter form, the expansion to the extremely popular iOS game Street Fighter IV, Street Fighter IV Volt, has received an update that will give players another two characters to choose from.