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Chomp SMS claims to have “protection” from Stagefright bug
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Chomp SMS claims to have “protection” from Stagefright bug

There’s a security scare out there for Android users again, this time it’s being referred to as the Stagefright exploit. Just to clear something up, Stagefright is part of the Android Framework and exists as a Multimedia library; so the name isn’t quite right for mind, we’re talking about a bug in Stagefright that can be used for malicious purposes[Read More…]

in Apps, News by at 8:17 am on August 2, 2015
Google Maps update for Android Wear
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Google Maps update for Android Wear

Google continues to be a dominant force in the online mapping space. Despite recent setbacks with their partly crowdsourced maps, the Google Maps team announced today an update for both the Maps app for Android Wear and extended APIs for Wear developers. Before installing the update if you used the “Ok Google, navigate to” voice command from a Wear device[Read More…]

in Android Wear, Apps by at 8:15 am on August 2, 2015
‘Send a Hangout’ voice tag sneaks onto Android Wear
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‘Send a Hangout’ voice tag sneaks onto Android Wear

It seems that Google may have snuck one more touch of magic into this week’s Google App update. Along with the extended functionality of voice messaging to 3rd party apps Android Police readers noticed that simultaneously with the update users of Google’s Hangout messaging service were able to initiate a Hangout message via their Android Wear device using voice input.[Read More…]

in Android Wear, Apps, Smartwatch by at 9:30 am on August 1, 2015
Angry Birds 2 is now live in Google Play

Angry Birds 2 is now live in Google Play

Get ready to get those piggies, as promised a couple of weeks back, Angry Birds 2 has today launched in Google Play. The game is the same concept as the original, meaning you’ll still be slingshotting various birds at pig-filled constructions, but as Rovio say in the description: The Angry Birds are back in the sequel to the biggest mobile[Read More…]

in Apps by at 4:12 pm on July 30, 2015
Google announces 20 more languages have been added for instant transaltion in Google Translate
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Google announces 20 more languages have been added for instant transaltion in Google Translate

Google Translate has been providing instant visual translation through use of the Word Lens technology that Google acquired after purchasing Quest Visual in March last year. Though previously only offering instant visual translation in seven languages, Google has today announced that they’ve added 20 more. The app now offers 27 languages in total, with Google advising: You can now translate[Read More…]

in Apps, Google Services by at 12:55 am on July 30, 2015
VSCO Cam pushing out an update that adds Collections to curate photos from other users

VSCO Cam pushing out an update that adds Collections to curate photos from other users

VSCO Cam has today begun rolling out a new update which brings a feature that allows you to curate photos from other users into a collection. The new feature is an update to their social photo sharing feature Grid, is called Collections. Collections allows you to curate your favorite photos from other users. Whilst Grid provides a place to share[Read More…]

in Apps by at 9:56 pm on July 29, 2015
Google added a fun little something in their latest version of Google Maps
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Google added a fun little something in their latest version of Google Maps

Google Maps is on most Android phones by default, so it’s the default mapping and navigation system of choice. Normally, as a machine, Google Maps is quite complacent and happy to answer questions via voice-command about the journey – but it seems that just like your parents on a long car journey, Google Maps doesn’t appreciate repeated distractions. If you[Read More…]

in Apps by at 3:23 pm on July 29, 2015
Google now shows busy times at businesses in mobile search results
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Google now shows busy times at businesses in mobile search results

Google’s mobile search has learned a new trick which should aid in getting you in and out of some of your favourite – or not so favoured – stores as quickly as possible. As well as showing information about the store including opening times, Google Search is now showing a graph with how busy a store is during those times.[Read More…]

in Apps, Google Services by at 3:57 am on July 29, 2015
You can now use the Google App to send text messages to Viber, WhatsApp and more
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You can now use the Google App to send text messages to Viber, WhatsApp and more

The Google app is an amazing understated app, which handles more and more of the ‘magic’ functions of Android such as sending a text message with your voice, every day. Google has just announced that the Google app can now send text messages using voice commands to a variety of new clients, including Viber and WhatsApp. The new addition will[Read More…]

in Apps by at 1:14 am on July 29, 2015
Google updates Play Store ‘Deal of the Week’ offering a new app and a new game for just $0.20 each
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Google updates Play Store ‘Deal of the Week’ offering a new app and a new game for just $0.20 each

Google introduced their new ‘Deal of the Week’ for Google Play Apps and Games last week, initially offering Smart Launcher Pro and Game of Thrones for just $0.20 each. A new week is upon us so it’s time to update and Google now has two new offers priced at just $0.20. Angry Birds Star Wars II and WeatherPro are the[Read More…]

in Apps by at 9:05 pm on July 28, 2015