The cross pollination between Android and iOS looks like it is set to continue in the near future as Apple CEO Tim Cook has hinted that more of his apps will be heading to Google’s mobile operating system. The news comes as Apple held a town hall meeting to answer questions from the media.
Google is testing a new feature on Android that will allows users to install apps directly from its search results. This skips the step where people are redirected to the Play Store, reducing the amount of time needed to download that one app.
BlackBerry is preparing to release at least one new smartphone this year, and it will almost certainly be running on Android. At least this is the plan that BlackBerry CEO John Chen has in mind, although he has said that there could potentially be a second Android powered phone released this year as well.
Ever since the release of Cortana by Microsoft last year, many would’ve assumed that – like Siri for the iOS and Google Now for Android – Cortana would only be accessible by Microsoft users. However, earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it will be bringing Cortana to iOS and Android. Now, the company kept its promise […]
Chrome users on mobile devices have finally received an update for Google Safe Browsing. The feature, which blocks suspicious websites from loading, has long been a staple of cyber security on the PC version of Chrome; and is a welcome addition to the mobile browser.
Apple announced that its programming language, Swift, is now open source. Swift was first introduced by Apple in 2014 and it is currently the fastest growing programming language in the world. Swift was initially released by Apple to only be used to develop apps for iOS, OS X, tvOS and WatchOS. Swift is unique in […]
A warning about a recent malware infection has been issued by the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS). The reason for this was because a lot of mobile users in Singapore reported losses of up to “several thousands of dollars” after clicking on a suspicious link that prompted them to “update” the Android software of their devices.
Since its inception in 2011, BlueStacks has been providing Windows users the ability to run Android applications on computers with ease. The software has plenty amount of praises for creating an android emulator for the PC as well as its ease of use. Now, BlueStacks has introduced BlueStacks 2, a new Android emulator with major […]
Android head Hiroshi Lockheimer confirmed that new emoji are on the way to Android, with Nexus devices receiving the update next week. Examples of the new emoji are a lion’s face, a unicorn and even a middle finger. Hiroshi also revealed that as part of the Unicode 8.0 update, the change requires a “new code, new font […]
Recently, Fitbit announced new software features to further enhance its line of wearable devices. The new software features bring plenty of additional functions to the Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge. Besides that, there is also a new feature for the free Fitbit App, which may be useful to its consumers.
Just recently, AT&T started to notify its customers that the new LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition had a ‘quality and hardware issue’. The issue with the smartwatch was described as “complicated and that it affects the day-to-day functionality of the device”. AT&T will be offering a full refund to customers that had already purchased the […]
Ransomware is one of the more interesting pieces of malware in existence. At the moment, it mainly represents a threat to Windows based PCs. However, Kaspersky believes that this will change in the coming months; and even expects that ransoms will be higher for those on Apple systems.
One of the big announcements for Windows 10 was the ability to run Android apps on the mobile version of the operating system. However, it looks like Microsoft has delayed the launch of the feature; and some are beginning to think that the codenamed Project Astoria has been killed for good.
Android Wear has been updated to include cellular support. This eliminates the need for the smartwatch to be paired with a smartphone via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to function properly. Google says that their new version of Android Wear OS will automatically switch the smartwatch to a cellular connection when needed assuming it has a 3G or LTE […]
Apple just announced that Apple Music is now available on Android. The app is now available for download on the Google Play Store for smartphones with Android 4.3 or later. Apple Music for Android is essentially optimised for smartphones but tablets running the required Android version should be able to use the app as well.
Google is reportedly planning a move to merge its Chrome operating system into Android OS. It looks like a move to bring a greater unified user experience, while expanding the reach of Android. There is no official statement yet, but it looks like more Android based laptops could be appearing in the future.
Android is not exactly the most secure operating system, and BlackBerry is preparing to stake its future on the OS. Alex Manea, Director of BlackBerry Security, understands that this means taking a little more effort to beef up the security and has outlined the steps that have been taken to maintain BlackBerry’s reputation for security.
Tag Heuer teased its newest watch design, which is apparently an Android based smartwatch running on an Intel chipset. The fact that there is a Tag Heuer smartwatch is not new, considering that the Swiss company had previously announced its intention to challenge the Apple Watch in the luxury smartwatch market.
Valve has been putting a lot of work into the Steam desktop client as of late, and the last couple of years have seen a substantial redesign of the entire experience. With that out of the way, it has now brought the Android app up to speed with access to the Community Market; as well as […]
Leaked image of the Nexus 5X. (Android Police) Google is expected to unveil two new Nexus devices later tonight. However, those are not the only products that will be announced. Words are, Google will be releasing a new tablet under the Pixel lineup sometime this year. Instead of Chrome OS, the new tablet will be powered by Android. […]