Another Google app lands in the Play Store, and it just teases a Project Fi future.
We're now a full week out from the announcement of Project Fi, and Google has just put the Project Fi app in the Play Store for us to drool over. And while Google has yet to send out any invitations to use the service, you can now download the Project Fi app to your phone — though there's not much reason to...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 29 Apr 2015 1:50 pm
For those who like to live on the bleeding edge when it comes to software, Google has announced the Chrome developer channel for Android. It's a seperate install from Chrome (stable) or the Chrome beta channel, and can run along side both or either. Pretty much like the desktop version(s) of Chrome in that regard.
Chrome dev will be a way to try out experimental features and give feedback on...
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 28 Apr 2015 6:41 pm
Swiftkey has updated its recently-released Clarity Keyboard Beta today with some fixes for a couple of particularly nasty bugs.
The specific bugs addressed by SwiftKey in this update relate to crashing that would occur on startup when using the keyboard on Samsung devices, as well as a particularly annoying bug that would cause all of the keys to stack up on one another.
Google Play Services have been updated to version 7.3, bringing some great improvements like the ability to connect multiple wearables at the same time.
Version 7.3 of Google Play Services brings some great new feature additions for developers to take advantage of. Included in this update is the ability to connect more than one wearable to a device at a time, as well as some additions to...
Google has announced that they have 70 new partners who have added Google Now integration into their third-party apps.
Back in January, Google announced that 40 third-party apps added Google Now integration, and now they are adding another 70 to the collection. With the addition of these 70 new integrations, Google Now becomes an even more robust and useful service.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 28 Apr 2015 4:04 am
Samsung is continuing its tradition of bundling freebies with its flagship smartphones under the Galaxy Gifts promotion. This time around, there's over $500 worth of content on offer for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge owners.
3.4GB of Avengers, Guardians, Big Hero 6, and Tron on your smartphone or tablet.
The Toys to Life category of gaming has been growing at an incredible rate over the last two years, and Disney Infinity has been a big part of that. With the release of Disney Infinity 2.0, the game took a turn from clever collectible franchise with a personal design element to an entire universe of mingames and...
The Weather Channel app has added some great new functionality in the latest update, including real-time alerts for rain, snow, and lightning.
Keeping informed of weather conditions is something that is important to many. Knowing when the rain has started, or if lightning is in the area is something that people like to know, and there are many great weather apps for Android. The Weather...
Facebook has announced a new update to its Facebook Messenger app that adds support for free video calls for the US and 17 other countries.
This new feature means that Facebook Messenger could be a competitor in the VoIP video market to apps such as Skype and Viber, among others.
Instagram is allowing emojis to work within hashtags as part of its latest update, along with adding three new filters for the popular photo sharing app.
Emojis can now be added to Instagram posts via hashtags, and users can tap on them in captions. Users can also search for them on the Explore page.
SwiftKey Greenhouse is a new place for the keyboard firm's experimental apps — the first of which brings even smarter autocorrect.
The company behind popular keyboard app SwiftKey has announced a new hub for experimental software projects, dubbed SwiftKey Greenhouse. Greenhouse is designed to showcase work-in-progress ideas from the SwiftKey team, which may or may not end up seeing a wider...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 26 Apr 2015 4:13 pm
Our weekly app picks
It's Appday Sunday and that means we're back with more of our favorites to share. Every week we bring a handful of great apps to the table and share them with everyone. Sometimes they are new apps, sometimes old standards, but every time they are apps we love to use.
Give these a look and then take a minute to tell us all about the apps you are using and love so we can...
The latest addition to the SwiftKey beta is SwiftKey Hub, the new location for the most popular SwiftKey settings and content.
SwiftKey, a popular keyboard replacement, has added a new feature in the latest beta update, SwiftKey Hub. What SwiftKey Hub does is move the most popular SwiftKey settings and content to a new location, which is now found in the word prediction bar. Previously users...
Highlights is Twitter's latest feature addition which delivers a push notification daily summarizing the day's best tweets.
Twitter wants to make sure that users are not missing out on things when they are busy with other tasks, and Highlights is the companies latest way to keep you informed of what happened during the day. The idea is simple: Twitter will send a push notification to users who...
The latest update to Google Keep lets you keep your phone in your pocket and view your notes right from your wrist.
Google has added Android Wear support to Google Keep, removing the need to take your phone out to view your notes. Users can now browse their notes in the Keep app by saying "OK Google, open Keep", or even create a new note by saying "OK Google, take a note."
HTC has made the decision to shutdown Sense TV on April 30, and they are reminding users to download Peel Smart Remote instead.
Effective April 30, users of the Sense TV app will receive a "no data retrieved" message when launching the app, as HTC is shutting it down and asking users to switch to Peel. At the end of March users started seeing warnings of the shut down, and HTC had already...
Microsoft has graduated Outlook, their popular mail app for Android, out of 'preview' status.
After pushing out 17 updates since launching in back in January, Microsoft has now removed the 'preview' tag from Outlook for Android. The team at Microsoft had high expectations for Outlook, and while enhancing performance and squashing bugs they had tagged the app as a preview. With the expectations...
Microsoft's latest update to the OneDrive app now lets you do more without having to leave the app, like watch movies and open share links.
OneDrive for Android now lets users open share links and stream videos without leaving the app, as well as the ability to add photos to albums. The latest update, which bumps the app up to version 3.0, brings functionality that removes the need to bounce...