Viber updates iPhone app, features iOS 7 redesign
Calling and messaging app Viber today has announced an update for its iPhone app, featuring a redesign for iOS 7. Viber facilitates free world-wide calling and messaging over a Wi-Fi or 3G connections to other Viber users, with calls made to non-Viber landlines and mobile numbers possible at low rates. Viber v4.2.0 features a revised aesthetic to compliment iOS 7, and the added ability to send up to 10 photos and videos at one time, to reduce redundancy in file transfer. Users can now send longer video messages, and contacts can see when a user is typing a message to them from an Android tablet, Linux, Mac, PC, or Windows 8 device. Viber is free to download through iTunes for devices running iOS 6.0 or later.
Smartphone Support System now available for Samsung Galaxy S4
On Monday, case maker PureGear announced the availability of its Smartphone Support System for Samsung Galaxy S4. First released for iPhone 5, S4 owners can now buy this versatile case system. The unit is the first to deliver a variety of functional options for the Galaxy S4, allowing users to position their smartphone as needed by propping it up, or clipping it to an object. Available in black/black and white/gray, the Smartphone Support System is priced at $35 at PureGear as well as a variety of US Retailers.
STM fits 13-inch MacBook, 15-inch MacBook Pro
RadTech has introduced a new product in its line of notebook accessories, the STM Sonic shoulder bag. Designed to hold a 13-inch MacBook or 15-inch MacBook Pro, the bag is made from Heavy-gauge PU fabric, with a water-resistant coating, and high-density internal padding for shock absorption. The internal compartment helps protect the notebook while separating it from the other items in the bag. An adjustable shoulder strap comes with swivel mounts and can double as a short handle when carrying by hand.
Sonic, Convoy bags support up to 15-inch laptops
STM has released two new laptop bags, the Sonic and Convoy, designed to handle most 15-inch screen sizes. Sonic is made from PVC-free vinyl fabric, with a padded section designed to help protect against shock. The bag offers a large internal space for storing books or folders, along with a built-in organizer pocket for holding accessories. Additional features include water resistant lining and an adjustable/removable shoulder strap.
Boa flow, nerve and squeeze laptop bags
Booq has expanded its line of Boa bags and cases with the release of Boa flow, Boa nerve and Boa squeeze. Each bag delivers a ballistic nylon exterior and water repellent coating, and is capable of fitting up-to 17-inch Macs or 15-inch PCs. The Boa flow somewhat resembles a standard backpack design with a series of extra pockets and compartments to hold everything from computer accessories to water bottles, along with media players or school work. It also comes complete with breathable back-padding for additional comfort, and stands approximately 17” x 14” x 8” in size.
Manhattan Portage bags
Manhattan Portage has debuted four of its latest laptop bags, the DJ Deluxe, Laptop Tote, Ballistic Briefcase, and Wallstreeter. DJ Deluxe comes with a built-in padded laptop sleeve, a posterior convertible zipper section for books or accessories, and a shoulder pad on the strap. Underneath the flap contains multiple pockets and key ring loops. For durability, the corners have been double reinforced and the bag has a water resistant coating.