Facebook Lite for emerging markets now official, begins rolling out


Facebook’s solution for mobile users in emerging markets, “Facebook Lite,” is now rolling out in select regions.

The app is designed to work efficiently on slow networks with minimal bandwidth capacity. The download is only a 1MB file, so you could imagine there are quick install and load times. Features in the app include core Facebook functions, including status updates, News Feed, photos, notifications, etc.

Asia’s first on the list to receive the app — next up is Latin America, Africa and Europe.

Source: Facebook Newsroom

Star Wars: Uprising game coming to Android devices soon

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Kabam RPG Studio has teamed up with Lucas Films and the Walt Disney Company to create “Star Wars: Uprising,” an upcoming game on mobile devices.

The game will “introduce a new chapter of the Star Wars™ universe that will illuminate dramatic events in the Anoat Sector, inclusive of Hoth and Cloud City, following the Battle of Endor and the death of the Emperor,” according to a release.

The RPG will immerse players in the Star Wars universe during a unique time following the fall of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine.

Although there is no set date for the app’s official release, users can pre-register to receive a beta rollout in the coming weeks.

Hit the break for the full presser and the app’s promotional video.

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Any.do, Ginger Keyboard team up for app integration


Everyone’s favorite note-taking app, Any.do, has paired up with Ginger Keyboard to offer Ginger users added capabilities in the form of easy list-making.

When in Ginger Keyboard’s Smart Bar, you can quickly tap on the Any.do logo and make lists without closing the keyboard. Users can also access their Any.do schedules from the Smart Bar.

The added features will surely make both apps more attractive to all users, especially ones who use one of the two, and not both.

Source: Ginger Software

Chevy’s 2016 cars to support both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

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14 of Chevrolet’s 2016 models will support both Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay, the company announced today, including cars, trucks and crossovers. This way, the car will cater to both Android and Apple users, without segmenting half of the market or selling multiple models of each car. The dual-compatibility will be made possible by Chevy’s “Mylink infotainment system.”

Chevy will let users use the data from their carrier plans, or users can take advantage of its OnStar 4G LTE plan. With the second option, you’ll just have to connect to the car’s WiFi hotspot.

Source: Chevrolet