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Microsoft Cortana for Android will be official later this month following leak
Microsoft Cortana for Android will be official later this month following leak
Following this week's leak of Cortana for Android, Microsoft has confirmed the official version will be available later this month. Microsoft ...... 19 Jul 2015 - 1 comment
Nokia wants to enter the smartphone market again
Nokia wants to enter the smartphone market again
Nokia released a statement earlier this week addressing the rumors of a possible future smartphone. The Finnish company had earlier suggested ...... 17 Jul 2015
Dropbox for Android is updated, and a lot faster
Dropbox for Android is updated, and a lot faster
Dropbox has announced its updated Android app, version 3.0, which promises to be "better, faster and more usable." The company has listed ...... 24 Jun 2015
BlackBerry considering Android for future devices
BlackBerry considering Android for future devices
In its golden days RIM was a force to be reckoned with. Since it has changed its name to reflect their line of smartphones, BlackBerry. It went ...... 12 Jun 2015 - 9 comments
Facebook introduces 'Facebook Lite' app for Android users in countries where data is not bountiful
Facebook introduces 'Facebook Lite' app for Android users in countries where data is not bountiful
Facebook has launched 'Facebook Lite,' an Android app that promises to "use less data and work well across all network conditions." The app ...... 07 Jun 2015 - 3 comments
Nintendo 'NX' home console to run on Android?
Nintendo 'NX' home console to run on Android?
Formally announced earlier this year for launch next year, Nintendo's 'NX' console will really have to step up to the plate if the gaming company ...... 01 Jun 2015 - 4 comments
Brillo is Google's next take on IoT
Brillo is Google's next take on IoT
Google has been among the very first to get very excited about Internet of Things (IoT). Every day items and devices that include internet connectivity ...... 30 May 2015
Google reveals Android M and its core features
Google reveals Android M and its core features
Google officially unveiled the operating system update that is currently known as Android M at Google I/O. Even though it doesn't have a full ...... 30 May 2015
Cortana coming to iPhone & Android this year, Microsoft confirms
Cortana coming to iPhone & Android this year, Microsoft confirms
Microsoft announces Cortana will land on iPhone and Android devices this year, and more goodies coming over the next couple of months. Cortana ...... 26 May 2015 - 1 comment
Fake Minecraft 'scareware' apps found on Google Play
Fake Minecraft 'scareware' apps found on Google Play
Useless 'Minecraft' apps promising cheats and other materials on the Google Play store were actually laced with scareware warnings about non-existent ...... 25 May 2015 - 1 comment
Android reset flaw affects 500 million+ devices
Android reset flaw affects 500 million+ devices
The factory reset option in the Android mobile operating system may not be as reliable as you'd think, according to new research. Using the ...... 24 May 2015 - 3 comments
Meerkat beats Periscope to Android
Meerkat beats Periscope to Android
Meerkat, the live-streaming video app, has beaten its rival app Periscope to Android. The move is notable as the app lets users live stream ...... 03 May 2015
LG officially unveils its latest flagship, the G4
LG officially unveils its latest flagship, the G4
LG has officially unveiled its G4 flagship, and even though nearly every aspect of the phone had already been revealed or leaked in the previous ...... 30 Apr 2015
Report: Microsoft to allow Android apps to run on Windows 10 tablets, phones
Report: Microsoft to allow Android apps to run on Windows 10 tablets, phones
According to the well-connected Paul Thurrott, Microsoft will announce this week that Windows 10 phone and tablet users will be able to run ...... 29 Apr 2015 - 7 comments
WhatsApp for Android updated with Material Design
WhatsApp for Android updated with Material Design
WhatsApp has updated their Android app with Material Design, putting the app's language and code in line with Lollipop counterparts. As with ...... 15 Apr 2015 - 2 comments
Amazon rolls out Prime Stations Internet radio service to all mobile users with Prime memberships
Amazon rolls out Prime Stations Internet radio service to all mobile users with Prime memberships
A few lucky Amazon Prime users have been using the Prime Stations service for some time but now all mobile users with a membership have the ...... 13 Apr 2015 - 3 comments
Logitech's great Keys-To-Go Bluetooth keyboard available later this month for Android, Windows
Logitech's great Keys-To-Go Bluetooth keyboard available later this month for Android, Windows
Last year, Logitech released the waterproof, Bluetooth 'Keys-To-Go" keyboard for iOS devices and it quickly became one of the company's most ...... 09 Apr 2015
Stream your favorite EDM tracks for free via Beatport with new Android, iOS apps
Stream your favorite EDM tracks for free via Beatport with new Android, iOS apps
Beatport, the popular electronic dance music (EDM) desktop streaming service, is now available for free on Android and iOS. After downloading ...... 05 Apr 2015
Vine now supports HD video
Vine now supports HD video
Vine has announced this week that their popular video sharing app will now support higher quality video, jumping from the current 480p max to 720p. ...... 29 Mar 2015
Chinese CEO compares Apple to Hitler
Chinese CEO compares Apple to Hitler
By Godwin's law it was inevitable that Apple was to be called nazis and/or Hitler on heated internet discussions but for it to come up in a ...... 29 Mar 2015 - 3 comments
OpenTable for Android now allows you to pay for your meals direct from the app
OpenTable for Android now allows you to pay for your meals direct from the app
OpenTable has added a mobile payments option to its popular restaurant booking app for Android users, a few months after iOS users. Because ...... 25 Mar 2015
TomTom returns to Android market with 'free' GO Mobile navigation app
TomTom returns to Android market with 'free' GO Mobile navigation app
TomTom has unveiled their new Android navigation app, GO Mobile, a "free" app that includes high-end features seen in TomTom's GPS devices. ...... 25 Mar 2015
Cyanogen raises another $80 million in its fight against Android
Cyanogen raises another $80 million in its fight against Android
Cyanogen, the mobile operating system startup looking to take down Google has raised another $80 million from venture capitalists. The company ...... 24 Mar 2015 - 6 comments
HTC seemingly backtracks on word that older One (M7) would not get newer Android updates
HTC seemingly backtracks on word that older One (M7) would not get newer Android updates
Last week, HTC broke the news that their old HTC One M7 phone would not get the update to Android 5.1 unless you had the Google Play Edition. ...... 24 Mar 2015
Microsoft testing Windows 10 ROM that can turn your Android phone into a Windows phone
Microsoft testing Windows 10 ROM that can turn your Android phone into a Windows phone
Among other big news revealed this week, Microsoft has also announced that it is trying out Windows 10 software that can effectively turn an ...... 18 Mar 2015 - 7 comments
Cyanogen close to raising another $110 million in its efforts to take on Android
Cyanogen close to raising another $110 million in its efforts to take on Android
Cyanogen, the company trying to disrupt the mobile operating system space, is close to raising $110 million in new funding. Notably absent ...... 15 Mar 2015
WhatsApp's voice calling feature is here for Android devices
WhatsApp's voice calling feature is here for Android devices
With the latest update to WhatsApp, anybody with the Android app can use the voice calling feature - albeit with a little bit of 'hacking.' ...... 15 Mar 2015
Microsoft's personal assistant Cortana is headed to iOS, Android
Microsoft's personal assistant Cortana is headed to iOS, Android
After nearly a year of running on Windows Phone, Microsoft's digital personal assistant 'Cortana' is about ready to launch for Windows 10, Android and iOS. ...... 14 Mar 2015 - 3 comments
Angry Birds Stella gets a puzzler sequel called POP!
Angry Birds Stella gets a puzzler sequel called POP!
Rovio, who for years was the golden standard of casual mobile gaming, has a new game today as it looks to get back to the top of the iOS and ...... 12 Mar 2015
PlayStation Mobile is dead
PlayStation Mobile is dead
Sony has ended PlayStation Mobile, their failed experiment to build a web store for PS classics and indie games that can played on mobile devices. ...... 12 Mar 2015 - 5 comments
WhatsApp reaches 1 billion installs on Android
WhatsApp reaches 1 billion installs on Android
We have a small blurb today that comes with an astounding figure. Jan Koum, founder and CEO of WhatsApp has announced today that the messaging ...... 12 Mar 2015
After Chrome 42, the browser will no longer support Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
After Chrome 42, the browser will no longer support Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Google has announced today that starting with the release of Chrome 42, the browser will no longer support Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. ...... 04 Mar 2015 - 2 comments
HTC reveals One M9, fails to impress
HTC reveals One M9, fails to impress
HTC's this years flagship reveal was as expected the One M9. A new versio of last year's One was just that a new version. Starting with ...... 03 Mar 2015 - 2 comments
Android and iOS hold 96.3 smartphone OS market share
Android and iOS hold 96.3 smartphone OS market share
According to IDC, Android and iOS continue to take share of the smartphone operating system market, now at an astounding 96.3 percent. For ...... 26 Feb 2015
Rovio's latest game is here: 'Jolly Jam'
Rovio's latest game is here: 'Jolly Jam'
Rovio has announced the latest game from its third-party publishing division: Jolly Jam. Jolly Jam is out for Android and iOS, and the game ...... 20 Feb 2015 - 1 comment
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