Archive for the ‘Android’ Category

Uber has a hidden VIP program for regular customers in certain regions. Here are the details on how to unlock and what the program has to offer.

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Google is finally giving Android Wear a significant Android Marshmallow-powered update during this month. The Alphabet-owned company is in the process of rolling out a staggered Android Wear update that will bring some major new features to those with a compatible device. Here’s what is new as part of this update.

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Did you know that there’s a chess game hidden in Facebook Messenger? Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to enable and play it with your Facebook friends.

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Want to use Google Chromecast without WiFi and active Internet connection? A new custom ROM for Chromecast enables this functionality. Here are the details on it.

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We’ve already been privy to a prior visual leak of Samsung’s next-generation hardware, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, and now, there is an additional render being thrust into the public domain that shows the rear of the purported devices. This latest leak adds yet more confirmation that the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will remain fairly consistent with the design of last year’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

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WhatsApp has long been recognized as one of the most popular cross-platform messaging apps in the business, but it can now proudly claim that 1 in 7 people in the world are regular users. Jan Koum – one of the original co-founders and current CEO of WhatsApp – celebrated the achievement by announcing that the messaging service now has more than one billion active monthly users. The user-base which has taken the service past the one billion-active-monthly-users mark is even more impressive when you consider that more than 100 million of those users have joined in the last five months alone.

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If you’ve been looking for a reason to get Amazon Fire TV Stick, then it seems that the online retailing-giant may have just given you one. Amazon has had no real issue in getting the stick to fly off the shelves in the time that it’s been available. In fact, it’s quickly becoming a first choice product for those looking for a cost-effective way of trying out the TV streaming market. If you haven’t already sampled what Amazon has to offer with the Fire TV Stick, then now is the perfect time to do so thanks to a money-saving offer that sees up to $10 knocked off the price.

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Samsung has officially announced the date, time and location of its next “Unpacked” event, where it typically introduces the next-generation of Galaxy smartphones. The official 14 second teaser video comes attached with the #TheNextGalaxy promotional hashtag, and confirms that the event will take place on Sunday February 21st at 7PM CET in Barcelona. Samsung is likely taking the opportunity to raise excitement levels for the Galaxy S7 hardware prior to the annual Mobile World Conference (MWC) starting in the city.

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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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A new set of images have just hit the Internet which claim to show Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Here’s what Samsung’s 2016 flagship smartphones will look like.

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You can now download CinemaBox (also known as Cinema Box) app on iOS and Android devices. No jailbreak is required for this app to work on iPhone and iPad.

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Google has once again reduced the price of Nexus 5X, making it a very attractive proposition for those looking to purchase a new SIM-free and unlocked Android Marshmallow-powered handset outright in time for Valentine’s Day. Those with an eye for a bargain were able to pick up a discounted Nexus 5X towards the end of last year with a $50 reduction in the original price during the holiday season. This latest marketing tactic by Google, means that the hardware is now an agreeable $80 cheaper than when it first launched.

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Spotify has launched a new Video Shows feature in its iOS and Android apps for streaming video content. Here are the details on it.

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We all love saving money on some of the latest devices in the consumer technology world. It’s even better when those savings are only available for a limited period of time, essentially injecting some excitement into the purchase. In the middle of last year’s holiday shopping season, Google made the renegade move of reducing the 64GB Huawei Nexus 6P by $50 to entice in those last minute purchases. That deal proved successful and so now the deal has been reintroduced for a limited time only, but this time for the elusive Gold version of Nexus 6P, essentially knocking $50 off the 32GB and 64GB models of the Android flagship.

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Following on from the hours of countless fun that users had with the “effective power” text messaging bug that caused iPhones to crash at will, there’s now a new crashing solution doing the rounds. Here are the details.

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Google Play APK 6.1.12 Update: You can now download the latest Google Play Store APK 6.1.12 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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Well known and trusted leakster Evan Blass may have just revealed the US release date for Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

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Google and Oracle have been going against one another in court over Oracle’s insistence that Google should be paying royalties to the company for its use of Java software within the Android platform. A lawyer for Oracle Corp has crunched some numbers as part of the litigation and found that Android has generated revenue of $31 billion in its lifetime. $22 billion of that is pure profit for Google. Those figures actually sound quite impressive, that is until you dig a little deeper and compare that revenue to how much the iPhone generates for rival Apple Inc.

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California has had a bill introduced into legislation that any smartphone built on or after January 1st 2017 and sold in California must be able to be decrypted by the manufacturer of that device, or the company that makes its operating system.

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A new report suggests that HTC could produce two new Nexus phones in 2016. It was almost 6 years ago when the company produced its first and last Nexus smartphone.

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