Mobile Minutes: Google’s Shazam command; Amazon’s Instant Video app; Microsoft’s mobile computing; HoloLens apps
‘OK Google, Shazam this tune’: Android users can now identify songs using voice commands
Google users can now ask their phones and tablets to identify mystery songs on the radio or in adverts without even touching their device. The tech giant has partnered with music discovery app Shazam to enable voice commands across Android handsets.
Read more on The Daily Mail
Amazon updates Instant Video iOS app with overdue features
Amazon rolled out a new version of the Instant Video app for iOS that brings it into the world of HD and includes a couple other worthwhile updates as well. The Amazon Instant Video for iOS app works with both the iPhone and the iPad.
Read more on Forbes
Microsoft looks to software subscriptions as mobile computing spreads
In a roughly two-hour session with financial analysts, Mr. Nadella and other Microsoft officials laid out the case that the company’s business is growing less dependent on sales of software products that are bound to decline as desktops give way to mobile computing.
Read more on Wall Street Journal
Here’s what it’s like to build hologram apps for Microsoft’s HoloLens
A big part of Microsoft’s pitch for HoloLens, a headset with glasses designed to project interactive 3-D holograms, is that developers will easily be able to make any Windows program compatible. That would ensure plenty of software available for HoloLens at launch.
Read more on Bloomberg