Archive for the ‘Android Apps’ Category

Philips may have caused a storm in achievable and affordable home automation when it introduced the excellent Hue range of connected bulbs and lighting solutions, but the same really couldn’t be said for the accompanying Philips Hue app for iOS and Android. It could probably be best described as “functional”, in that it did what it needed to do, but wasn’t particularly precious about looking slick or offering a fluid user-experience.

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Starbucks has just released its own customized emoji keyboard for iOS and Android devices. The keyboard is available to download right now from the relevant app stores.

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Users of Facebook Messenger app on both iOS and Android can take part in group audio calls with as many as 50 people at once if they so wish, and it’s absolutely free.

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GoPro has stepped up its 360-degree video and VR game by releasing dedicated apps for iOS and Android that lets users watch videos shot by special GoPro hardware directly on an iPhone or Android device. The company is calling the app GoPro VR.

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Google Play APK 6.4.13 Update: You can now download the latest Google Play Store APK 6.4.13 which brings with it a bunch of changes and bug fixes for issues that users have been facing for quite a while. Check the full details below.

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Facebook may have started out as a social network that was aimed at allowing lost connections to reacquaint themselves with one another, but as we can all tell now, it’s grown exponentially since then into the Internet behemoth we know today. Facebook also likes to boast that part of the astronomical social experience centered around the fact that businesses on Facebook and end-users have together exchanged more than one billion messages between them, which perfectly paves the way for the introduction of Facebook’s new chat bots, officially called as “Bots for Messenger”, as announced during the company’s annual F8 developer conference today.

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Dropbox is now integrated into Facebook Messenger, making file sharing much easier than ever before. Here’s how it works.

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Here’s how to find hidden filtered, requests or messages, in the Facebook Messenger app on iOS and Android. It’s not difficult, but it’s not a process you’re likely to stumble upon, either. Here’s how to go about it.

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Reddit has today launched its very own apps for both iOS and Android, replacing the Alien Blue apps that had carried the Reddit torch for the last 18 months or so.

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Fans of Instagram will soon be able to record longer videos for sharing with their friends and anyone else on the planet after the photo and video-based social network announced that videos of up to 60 seconds will soon be accepted.

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Facebook Messenger app for iOS and Android has a basketball game hidden inside it. Here’s how to enable and play it with your Facebook friends.

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Nintendo’s first game for iOS and Android is finally here! Download Nintendo Miitomo for iPhone, iPad and Android from here.

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Uber has launched a new Family Profiles feature in select regions, allowing family members there to share the service using just the one payment source. Here’s how it works.

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F.lux app for Android is now available to download from the Google Play Store. The app is in a preview stage for now, and requires a rooted Android device to work.

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Kodi has announced two brand new skins “Estuary” and “Estouchy” which will be available in Kodi 17. Here are the details on them.

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Fans of the popular F.lux app on iOS, Mac and PC will be pleased to learn that the app is very much on its way to Android operating system, though a timescale for its official release is as yet being kept under wraps.

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Microsoft has shown continual willing to build on the user-experience that is thrust into the face of users when interacting with Skype. Since purchasing the company back in 2011, the company has pumped significant resources into ensuring that the whole platform is as smooth and seamless as possible for those who interact with it on a daily basis. Part of that development has focused on overhauling and improving the customer-facing mobile apps on iOS and Android, which has now been updated with a new group video calling experience for up to 25 people that was originally teased back in January.

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Pre-registration for Miitomo – Nintendo’s first mobile game – is now live. The Japanese gaming giant is billing Miitomo as being a “smart-device app that sparks one-of-a-kind conversations between you and your friends”. The company is also playing on the fact that it’s a game “from Nintendo”, using the brand to gain traction, as well as outlining that it’s “free to start”, presumably suggesting that gamers will ultimately have to part with real money at some point through in-app purchases to progress in the Miitomo world.

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The wait is over! Final Fantasy IX for iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android is now available to download from App Store and Google Play Store respectively.

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Here’s how you can add functionality similar to iOS 9.3’s Night Shift feature to Mac OS X, Windows or Android device, reducing eye strain from constantly looking at their screens.

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