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GeeksTech Weekly News. EP 07

Vine For Android

Vine is now available to Android users and it also has many of the same features as the iOS version.

What Vine for Android is getting extra over the iPhone users is a zoom feature however android user will not have access to the follow features: front-facing camera, mentions, hashtags & search feature.

So it’s a bit of give and take feature wise atm, but at lease Android user can now start getting involved.

Twitter has promised that these features will arrive soon.

Goodbye Yahoo Mail Classic

Say goodbye to Yahoo Mail Classic.

Yahoo has announced, starting this week Mail Classic will no longer be available. Users will need to upgrade to newer version of Yahoo Mail

The company has said: users should have received an email informing them of the mandatory upgrade.

How getting the new version is easy to do and will not cost you a penny. You just basically sign in to your account as normal accept the new Terms of Service and Privacy Policy and away you go, well it be something along them lines anyway and in any case it will give you all the info you need to upgrade when you sign into your account.

Eye-Fi New Memory Card

Eye-Fi has launched a new memory card for cameras, that can send photos and videos to your smartphone and tablet device.

How it works is, you replaces the standard SD memory card in your digital camera, with an Eye-Fi Mobi SD Card and with its built-in Wi-Fi, the card sends photos and videos to your smartphone or tablet all without an active Wi-Fi network or Internet connection. The card pairs with an iOS or Android app through a unique 10-digit code.

These wireless SD cards are really useful for anyone wanting to share a DSLR photo quickly on social media, as you just send the photo via Wi-Fi to your phone or tablet, then push that to your social media. If you’ve ever accidentally formatted or deleted your card’s contents, Eye-Fi cards are also convenient for automatically sending a backup of your photos to another device.

Eye-Fi Mobi card are now available in the us priced at: $49.99 (8 GB) and $79.99 (16 GB)
A UK release will follow but no date has been announced as of yet.

Halo: Spartan Assault

Are you a Halo fan? Then you be pleased to know that Microsoft has announced Halo: Spartan Assault, which is an all-new single-player Windows 8 Phone, Tablet and PC top-down action shooter.

The game will feature 25 missions with weekly challenges, and a leaderboard. There is also 40 achievements and medals that you can collect.
There will also be cloud saves, so you can stop playing on one device and pick up where you left off on another.

Now there is going to be a number of ways you can control the game, you can use a mouse and keyboard, an Xbox 360 controller or even a touchscreen monitor.

The game is set to be released this July across all countries and devices.

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Wayne Lewis

Managing Director & Presenter of GeeksTech.co.uk. Specialises in doing video reviews on technology & gadgets that the everyday non techie consumer can understand.

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