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Latest Netflix for Android update adds Post-Play support for Chromecast

Latest Netflix for Android update adds Post-Play support for Chromecast

Were all doing it, well a lot of us anyway, circumventing geo-restrictions and watching a vast array of movies and TV from the US on Netflix, a large portion on Chromecast. Now Netflix has finally updated their app to include Post-Play support for Chromecast which they Netflix Binge-watchers celebrate! Netflix has finally added Post-Play support for Chromecast to their Android app. As promised back in June, Netflix will be updating over the next few days to add Post-Play for Chromecast users. When you’re watching a TV show and inevitably reach the final credits, you will get the small window that[Read More...]

by 8:13 AM on September 10, 2014 3 comments Apps, Chromecast
imo app UI updated in preparation for Android L

imo app UI updated in preparation for Android L

With the imminent arrival of Android L not to far away, free video calls and chat app imo has just been updated with a UI makeover inspired by Google’s Material Design guidelines. According to imo’s blog: “We created better visual hierarchy in the app through the use of deliberate colors choices, edge-to-edge imagery, new icons, and new typography using different weights and styles of Roboto. We also increased spacing for better scannability and comprehension of content.” The updated app generally features new fonts, increased spacing and more white space. The contact lists have small improvements including increased row height and The[Read More...]

by 9:35 PM on September 9, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Google kicks off National Child Protection Week with tips on keeping your kids safe online

Google kicks off National Child Protection Week with tips on keeping your kids safe online

This week is National Child Protection Week, an awareness initative from the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect(NAPCAN), which has been running annually for the last 20 years. Google is supporting National Child Protection Week by offering tips and reminders on some tools they provide to keep your kids safe while surfing on-line. Of course nothing is better than being with your child while they’re on the net, but eventually the helicopter parenting has to let your child fly solo. Google launched the Google Safety Centre earlier this year, and shared tips like these to help you[Read More...]

by 4:52 PM on September 8, 2014 0 comments Apps, Google Play, Google Services
Chrome for Android gets the material design treatment

Chrome for Android gets the material design treatment

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...]

by 8:12 PM on September 7, 2014 6 comments Apps, Google Services, News
Meet Home Tube – a kid friendly YouTube player

Meet Home Tube – a kid friendly YouTube player

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...]

by 9:17 AM on September 6, 2014 0 comments Apps
Chrome for Android updates with Material Design inspired look

Chrome for Android updates with Material Design inspired look

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...]

by 10:58 PM on September 4, 2014 2 comments Apps
Photo editing app Over makes its way to Google Play

Photo editing app Over makes its way to Google Play

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...]

by 9:33 PM on August 31, 2014 2 comments Apps, News
Messaging app Whatsapp updated with full Android Wear support

Messaging app Whatsapp updated with full Android Wear support

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.

by 12:10 PM on August 31, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Apps
Looking for something fun to play? Go Back to Bed

Looking for something fun to play? Go Back to Bed

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...]

by 12:05 PM on August 31, 2014 3 comments Apps, Google Play, News
Nokia HERE Maps comes to Android – exclusive to Samsung devices

Nokia HERE Maps comes to Android – exclusive to Samsung devices

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...]

by 10:53 AM on August 30, 2014 1 comment Apps
Humble Sega Mobile Bundle adds three more titles to their bundle

Humble Sega Mobile Bundle adds three more titles to their bundle

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...]

by 12:42 PM on August 28, 2014 0 comments Apps
Google News & Weather gets an update to Version 2.0 with new look and features

Google News & Weather gets an update to Version 2.0 with new look and features

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...]

by 3:03 AM on August 27, 2014 10 comments Apps
Amazon buys out Twitch for $1Billion – Not Google

Amazon buys out Twitch for $1Billion – Not Google

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...]

by 6:26 AM on August 26, 2014 1 comment Apps, News