Apps

YouTube’s Android app now supports 1440p video streaming – LG G3 first device to enable this feature

YouTube’s Android app now supports 1440p video streaming – LG G3 first device to enable this feature

YouTube has recently begun offering new options for streaming choices, and with LG launching the first phone widely available available with a 1440P resolution, Google has now begun offering the option to stream videos with that resolution in YouTube as well. The LG G3, really stands out not only for its design, but for its QuadHD (2,560×1,440) display, which allows owners to view high definition video. With only a limited amount of phones using a QHD resolution display, this option will be limited. More devices with a QuadHD resolution are set to either launch or expand availability over the next[Read More...]

by 10:34 AM on August 9, 2014 3 comments Apps, Phones
Facebook updates its Messenger app with Android Wear notifications & voice replies

Facebook updates its Messenger app with Android Wear notifications & voice replies

Facebook has pushed out an update to Facebook Messenger app adding updated Android Wear notifications as well as voice replies. The updated Android Wear notifications allow users to swipe to the left and either like or reply to messages right from their wrist, or even offer a voice reply to the message, similar to what has been added to services such as WhatsApp, or Google’s own messaging client Hangouts. The update is now live and free to download through Google Play. If you haven’t jumped into Facebook Messenger, then you can download the app via the link below.

by 9:47 AM on August 9, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Apps, News
VSCO Cam gets an update – taps into its Grid for endless inspiration

VSCO Cam gets an update – taps into its Grid for endless inspiration

Since arriving on Android back in December last year, VSCO Cam has grown quite popular pushing out quite a few updates in its history, they’re all well and good, but the latest update takes the photo editing app to the next level, almost competing with the likes of Instagram. The update, which bumps the version to 3.0, includes a few new features, one being ‘Find & Follow’ which allows users can now search, find & follow fellow photographers posting images to the apps community social network – Grid. Grid is a free minimalist publishing platform which has now been embedded[Read More...]

by 6:00 PM on August 8, 2014 0 comments Apps
Android Device Manager updated with new callback button on lock-screen

Android Device Manager updated with new callback button on lock-screen

Android Device Manager is seeing an update rolling out today, which adds a little bit of functionality to help re-unite you with your lost phone or tablet. The update, which has been applied to the Android Device Manager web console as well as the latest version (1.3.8 for those playing at home) of the Android Device Manager application, now gives you the option to add a ‘Call me back’ option to your phones lock-screen once you remotely lock your device. In the Android Device Manager App, from the ‘Lock’ option, you’re now presented with an option to enter a phone[Read More...]

by 11:36 AM on August 8, 2014 0 comments Apps
A Wiki-Watch?  Now that’s cool

A Wiki-Watch? Now that’s cool

For me, this is what the Android Operating System and Android Wear is all about; community minded developers with an idea being able to deliver it to users in a way that suits the user. Attopedia is, I have to say, one of the coolest apps for Android Wear to date. It’s a Wikipedia interface for your Android Wear watch, and it’s really simple and powerful. The delivery is pretty simple, it’s an Android Wear interface into Wikipedia; the go to fountain of knowledge and trolling for internet users all over the world. Using the app is very simple, it’s an easy[Read More...]

by 8:20 AM on August 8, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Apps, News
Vodafone updates their My Vodafone app for Android

Vodafone updates their My Vodafone app for Android

Vodafone has released a major update to its My Vodafone app for Android, and somehow it snuck its way onto my HTC One M8 without me realising. After being pointed to the possibility of an update, I just had to take a quick look, and I must say, the update is rather fresh. Sign in simply with your mobile number and password (or you can register pretty easily too) and you get at-a-glance access to your usage, remaining data and included value, as well as the ability to check out less common things such as roaming settings, previous bills, and[Read More...]

by 6:38 PM on August 7, 2014 5 comments Apps, Carriers, News
New to Android? Here’s our must-have apps!

New to Android? Here’s our must-have apps!

Are you new to Android? Whether you’re joining us from the iPhone, Windows Phone or BlackBerry world, or if you’re new to smartphones altogether, it’s important to start somewhere as you make your new phone yours, and there’s no better way to do that than installing some apps! We thought we’d turn the spotlight on some must-have apps, and in this instalment, we’re going to look at our top five apps that we just have to have on an Android device, be it a tablet or a phone. Dan’s Top 5 Talon for Twitter – $2.20 Twitter is a huge[Read More...]

by , and 3:12 PM on August 7, 2014 5 comments Apps, News
iDevices announce Android connectivity now available for iGrill and more.

iDevices announce Android connectivity now available for iGrill and more.

It’s not quite BBQ season, but for the high-tech grillmaster amongst you, some new tools are now available for use, with iDevices advising that their Android app, which controls all their iDevices Products, is now available in Google Play. There’s quite a few devices on offer, iGrill2, iGrill mini, Kitchen Thermometer, & Kitchen Thermometer mini all now compatible, and available for use, from one simple app. The products are generally used to keep a remote eye on the temperature of your food, using a probe which connects to a base unit, but also transmits via Bluetooth to your phone or[Read More...]

by 12:57 PM on August 7, 2014 0 comments Accessories, Apps
Google acquires messaging startup – Emu – perhaps looking to improve Google Now through Hangouts

Google acquires messaging startup – Emu – perhaps looking to improve Google Now through Hangouts

Messaging startup Emu has been acquired by Google, at least according to a message on the homepage of the site. Emu, is a messaging app, which gleans contextual information from your chats and allows some Google Now like functionality to be used straight from the app. The automation features are most likely what Google is after from Emu, with functions such as setting Calendar reminders, snoozing messages and location based reminders built-into the application. The most likely target for the messaging applications functions is Google’s Hangouts platform, which could feed the information straight into Google Now, or just improve Hangouts.[Read More...]

by 12:29 PM on August 7, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Test your geographic knowledge using Google Street View with “Where In The World?”

Test your geographic knowledge using Google Street View with “Where In The World?”

Australian developer Swizel Studios has released a fun new game to Google Play that tests your geographic knowledge of the world using Google Maps Street View. The game selects random Street View locations from around the world and challenges you to identify the location. Your final score will be based on the accuracy of your guesses and it’s integrated with Google Play Games so you can challenge your friends. Being Street View, you can navigate around the area and zoom in/out to try to find visual clues. Google added the ability for developers to use Google Maps Street View in[Read More...]

by 4:59 PM on August 6, 2014 3 comments Apps
Humble Mobile Bundle 6 now available – three games for whatever price you want

Humble Mobile Bundle 6 now available – three games for whatever price you want

The Humble Mobile Bundle is back. For the sixth time, the folks over at the Humble Bundle have packed together some great games for you to purchase, with an option to pay whatever you want for three games, or pay over the average price and grab 6 games, with more games to be added down the track. The three games available for whatever price you deem worth include Eliss Infinity, as well as the Android debut of Duet Premium, and Combo Crew Special Edition, which features special unlocked content exclusive to Humble Bundle. But, if you want to pay more than the[Read More...]

by 6:58 AM on August 6, 2014 0 comments Apps, Charity
WhatsApp adds Android Wear support with voice reply and stacked notifications to their ‘Beta’ app

WhatsApp adds Android Wear support with voice reply and stacked notifications to their ‘Beta’ app

There’s no getting away from the fact that Android Wear is just hot right now. Android Wear releases are coming thick and fast due to an easy to implement update to existing Android apps, the latest to join the Android Wear revolution is the now Facebook owned chat platform WhatsApp. WhatsApp is without doubt a massively popular cross platform chat app, with 500,000 users it’s certainly got the numbers to make a claim for one of the most popular chat programs in the world. Of course with Android now claiming to be on 85% of mobile devices, it’s natural to[Read More...]

by 6:07 PM on August 5, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Apps
Google updates Google Now Launcher – available to majority of Android phones now

Google updates Google Now Launcher – available to majority of Android phones now

Google has today opened up availability of their Google Now Launcher to the majority of Android handsets now operating in the market place. Previously available to Nexus and Google Play Experience devices only, the launcher is now available for any device running Android 4.1 or above. The Google Now launcher of course puts Google Now a mere swipe away from the main screen, which of course means with more people hopefully using Google Now, there will be more data for Google. This change in availability means that the Google Now launcher is available to almost 3/4 of the Android devices[Read More...]

by 9:25 PM on August 2, 2014 4 comments Apps, Google Services