Google has released version 37 (yes, thirty seven) of Chrome for Android, and while it contains the usual bug fixes and other improvements that we typically see in a Chrome release, perhaps the most noticeable change is the implementation of Material Design into the Chrome layout; you’ll notice when you start Chrome next that it looks rather different. Other new features include improved single sign-in, so that signing in to Chrome automatically signs you in to a number of Google sites as well. The rest are bug fixes and performance improvements which should become more obvious as use goes on. I’ve[Read More...]
After teasing us earlier this week, Aussie developer Chris Lacy has this morning released his latest app – Home Tube, a third-party YouTube player designed specifically for use by kids. Chris has a child himself and after letting his child use his Android devices, he found his YouTube suggestions being a little skewed by the choices his child was making – that is unless he’s developed a love for Dora the Explorer repeats. So, Chris created Home Tube, it’s a YouTube player, as well as a Launcher that you can set and then hand off to your child, safe in[Read More...]
Back in July Google began introducing the Material Design inspired look to Chrome, updating Chrome Beta for Android with Material Design. Today, they’ve announced the stable version of Chrome for Android will also get the update. The new Chrome for android – Version 37.0.2062.117 – won’t fully bring the Material Design experience to handsets sans the Android L update, but rather brings a Material Design inspired look. The update brings about many new animations, as well as a new incognito tab with corresponding updated incognito icon. The full list of updates according to Google include : Signing in to Chrome[Read More...]
If you’re like me and where in a previously an iPhone user but have since moved over to Android and love photo editing but have found it hard to find a photo editing app that adds wonderful texts and stamps over your photo’s, then you’re in for good news as the popular iOS photo editing app, Over, has become available to purchase on Google Play. The app, which is available to purchase for $2.14 on Google Play, does come with the basic fonts and artwork stamps however if you need additional fonts and artwork stamps, these can be purchased for[Read More...]
Popular cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp has released an update to its Android app which now includes rich wrist-based notifications for Android Wear users. While we’ve had notifications for a while now, the new update brings a host of new features, including: Full, long message viewing Nested/stacked messages with sliding navigation between them Reply via voice Incoming messages can be dismissed with just a swipe, like a Hangouts message for example. I’m not a huge WhatsApp user, but you might be, so let us know what you think of the new update.
If you’re like me, you’re having a pretty lazy Sunday right about now. Are you looking for something to do, as you flick mindlessly between the cable channels? Look no more. We’re big fans of beautiful games, and Back to Bed, from Bedtime Digital Games is one such game. Reminding us firmly of Monument Valley, Back to Bed is a 3D puzzle game set in an isometric dream world, where the aim of the game is simply to guide Bob, the player’s character, back to bed. It’s not as simple as it might sound, though; you control Bob’s subconscious (aptly[Read More...]
Nokia’s devices section has been sold to Microsoft, meaning we won’t be seeing a new Nokia branded phone for a while. Their software section however remains in Finnish hands and one of the best parts of the software division is Nokia HERE Maps. HERE Maps is right up there with Google Maps as one of the better mapping products available, and it’s coming to Android – albeit as a Samsung exclusive. The app will be available for Samsung Galaxy phones as soon as Samsung’s latest smartwatch, the Gear S – a Tizen powered self-contained 3G enabled smartwatch – is launched.[Read More...]
This morning Sega and the folks over at the Humble Bundle have added three more titles to their Humble Sega Mobile Bundle, adding two more games and a Live Wallpaper to the already great range of titles. The original launch saw Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I, ChuChu Rocket! and Virtua Tennis Challenge given for whatever price you deemed fit, or you could pay more than the average price, which at this stage stands at US$3.88 and you also get Sonic & SEGA All-Star Racing, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II and Crazy Taxi. From today, if you pay above[Read More...]
It’s the forgotten app on Android, after appearing in Android 2.0 the Google News and Weather app, along with its associated widget hasn’t received any love since then, but with a major design updates to Android since its release and another on the way, Google must have realised that it’s time. The update is available now in Google Play, or should appear as an update if you’ve had it installed all this time. The update includes a new Google Now card style design update, as well as tablet support and a new resizeable homescreen widget. The complete list of new[Read More...]
UPDATE: It appears that the purchase has actually gone through, with Engadget reporting that Amazon has purchased Twitch for $970M in cash. After earlier this year reporting in May this year that Google was looking at purchasing the gaming network service Twitch for $1Billion (US), the Wall Street Journal is now stating that it is Amazon that is looking to buy out Twitch for the same amount. The report which surfaced overnight is stating that Amazon will acquire Twitch.tv for over $1billion (US) and has surprised many given that the deal with Google was reported closed back in June. The deal[Read More...]
When the OpenSSL vulnerability hit earlier this year, many people took the opportunity to begin using a password manager. But, $12 a year put some people off when it came to using LastPass. Now, there’s no excuse with AppSumo offering a 12 month subscription to LastPass for free. So, what is LastPass? It’s a cross-platform password manager which is offers syncing of your credentials to Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux, Blackberry and even Windows Phone. Essentially anything with an internet connection, and with AES 256-bit encryption it’s secure as well. Still unsure? Check out this video: To get the deal,[Read More...]
To date, the Boost Juice app has been a somewhat less than feature packed app. With a few basic features like store locator, menu and Boost Juice Vibe Member functions, it’s apparently learned a new trick with the latest update. Members can now order their favourite juice from their local or favourite store, then pay for their order using 10 Boost Vibe Points, Vibe cash, Credit Card or eGift Card. We are not sure what Vibe Cash is, however this sounds like a pre-loading of money onto your Vibe card to make purchases. Similar to what Starbucks Coffee’s offer on[Read More...]
Chrome Remote Desktop is set to receive another update which will extend its usefulness – the ability to record your screen for future playback. Chrome advocate François Beaufort has advised ‘that the chromium team is adding Record button to the Chrome Remote Desktop App’. This useful feature will be highly useful for people looking to record “how to” guides. Any budding developers looking to build their own Chromoting App, are encouraged to check out the Google Code Review for instructions. What would you like to see to add a killer feature to Chromoting?