Halloween Stories October 28, 2015

Skype for Android adds video message filters, improvements to conversations & contacts

Skype is rolling out an update for its Android app today that introduces new video filters not unlike competitive video chat services.

The new filters can be applied to video messages with various effects to choose from, and you’ll also find some Halloween themed emoticons and filters to celebrate the occasion this month:

Get started by tapping the filter wand at the bottom left of the video message window. Choose a filter to see it in action then, when you’re ready, hit the record button. Add balloons to your video message to celebrate any occasion. If you’re feeling goofy, change the appearance of your face to make it look rounder or longer – we love this one! Or, if you’re sending a video message showing off your Halloween costume, add some ghosts or use the negative filter to set a spooky mood.

And lastly, Android users get a few welcomed improvements to conversations and contacts in the update, including:

• Quickly send photos and files to the entire group by tapping on the corresponding icon in the group chat media bar.
• Want to chat with a friend who isn’t in Skype? Invite your friends to join Skype from the contacts tab.

The updated Skype for Android app is available on Google Play now.

Halloween Stories October 29, 2014

Google+ lets you add “spooky” effects to your photos to celebrate Halloween

In celebration of Halloween, the Google+ Photos software has been updated with a couple of new Auto Awesome effects that “Halloweenify” your pictures. If you’re feeling festive, just head on over the Photos tab in Google+ and you’ll have your choice between adding a “fun” or “spooky” effect to your collection of pictures.

Halloween Stories August 25, 2014



We heard last month that there was a new Nexus phablet on the way, code-named Shamu. The device is said to have a 5.9-inch 1440×2560 screen and a fingerprint sensor, and to be made by Motorola rather than LG – and seemed a good candidate for the Nexus 6.

PhoneArena is now citing anonymous Motorola sources as saying that the device will instead be launched as the Nexus X, to avoid trademark issues over the Nexus-6 androids in the Philip K Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep – later turned into the cult movie Blade Runner …  expand full story

Halloween Stories October 25, 2012

Amazon Appstore for Android launches ‘7 days of Halloween deals’

Amazon’s Appstore for Android just announced it is starting a seven-day app sale in celebration of Halloween.

Today and through October 31 the Free App of the Day will feature some of the hottest Halloween themed apps including The Haunt app and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown app.

A “sneak peak” schedule of the upcoming free apps is below, starting with today’s Free App of the Day:

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