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Google talks a bit about the design behind Android Lollipop

Google talks a bit about the design behind Android Lollipop

With the official release of Android 5.0 Lollipop yesterday, Google has taken to the Official Android Blog to talk a little bit about the design that went in to the latest release. As we all know, Material Design has been talked about a lot since Google I/O earlier this year, but now with Google’s apps being updated to support the new[Read More…]

by 7:29 am on November 4, 2014 3 comments Apps, News, OS Update
BBM for Android update brings Message Retraction, Timed Messages and more

BBM for Android update brings Message Retraction, Timed Messages and more

BlackBerry’s instant messaging service BBM is rolling out an update to all OS platforms over the next few days that will see a few new features such as Timed Messages which allows users to send a ‘secret’ message to a contact for a pre-set duration of time. The update also includes the ability to retract any sent messages which may[Read More…]

by 11:42 am on November 2, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Instagram begins roll out of video ads

Instagram begins roll out of video ads

Instagram has begun rolling out 15 second paid ads to your photo feed or within videos posted up on the photo social sharing site. This initiative has been in testing for the last 6 months, with Instagram’s parent, Facebook Inc, signing up Disney, Activision, Lancome, Banana Republic and CW companies within the USA to play their own paid ads within[Read More…]

by 11:36 am on November 2, 2014 1 comment Apps, News
Google wanting more services to take advantage of Highlights in Now & Inbox

Google wanting more services to take advantage of Highlights in Now & Inbox

Google has been making it easier for companies and third party developers to take advantage of its newly released products. Providers such as airlines, restaurants and certain event venues take part and open up their own products onto Google’s new services, but its wants more to take part. Google has stated that it has been showing these companies and third[Read More…]

by 11:33 am on November 2, 2014 10 comments Apps, Google Services
Google working on Android Beam like sharing system called Copresence

Google working on Android Beam like sharing system called Copresence

Android Beam is actually pretty good when you start using it, but it seems that Google is trying to make it better. How much better? Well, imagine beaming files, pictures, URLs, a large range of content to almost anyone, including people using an iOS device. That’s what Google is intending to do with a new project code-named Copresence. The Copresence[Read More…]

by 2:25 pm on November 1, 2014 3 comments Android Development, Apps
Gmail 5.0 with Material Design and Exchange support rolling out

Gmail 5.0 with Material Design and Exchange support rolling out

Google seems to really be targeting email this week, with the Gmail team busy now with two products. But while Inbox is still technically in beta, Gmail is getting some love too receiving a Material Design overhaul, as well as adding support for Exchange and external mail services like Outlook.com and Yahoo. The updated APK which Android Police are distributing[Read More…]

by 1:38 pm on November 1, 2014 3 comments Apps
Angry Birds Transformers rolls out…to Google Play

Angry Birds Transformers rolls out…to Google Play

Since Rovio soft launched their Angry Birds: Transformers title in New Zealand a couple of weeks back, we’ve been waiting for this and now it’s here. The AutoBirds and Deceptihogs are doing battle in this latest game in the Angry Birds franchise, which takes a departure from the usual catapult driven game we’re used to. As shown in the Gameplay[Read More…]

by 3:45 am on October 31, 2014 5 comments Apps
Google adds new ‘Skim’ feature to Play Books app as well as Quick Bookmarks

Google adds new ‘Skim’ feature to Play Books app as well as Quick Bookmarks

After updating a host of apps yesterday, Google has moved onto another of their core Android apps: Google Play Books. The app is receiving an update which adds a host of new functionality, based around skimming and bookmarking. The first feature ‘Skim Mode’ allows you to quickly skim through a book quickly with a swipe. The feature is being targeted[Read More…]

by 2:30 am on October 31, 2014 0 comments Apps
Get $145 of apps and games for free in Amazon’s latest promotion

Get $145 of apps and games for free in Amazon’s latest promotion

Amazon has sent out an email to subscribers to let them know that there’s another app giveaway underway. This time there’s $145 of apps and games you can pick up for free simply by having the Amazon App Store on your phone. The list includes some big name apps and games including (but not limited to): Plex Endomondo Pro Easy[Read More…]

by 12:14 pm on October 30, 2014 2 comments Apps, Deal, News
Google Drive for Android gets a facelift and adds Find, View and Share functions

Google Drive for Android gets a facelift and adds Find, View and Share functions

Update Wednesday (or Thursday as we know it) is well under way today and it seems the theme of the day is Material Design. With Sheets, Docs and Slides all getting a few new features today, the main Drive app has also seen some functionality added, as well as being prettied up in time for the big Lollipop push next[Read More…]

by 8:38 am on October 30, 2014 0 comments Apps