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Apple Music On Android Gains Music Video Playback Support

04/28/2016, While Apple has released apps for other platforms in the past, it’s safe to say that Apple Music is probably the company’s first real effort at trying to reach a non-iOS audience. Unfortunately the launch of the Apple Music app on Android left much to...

Google Play Will Now Tell Users If An App Contains Ads

04/28/2016, There are apps that are free, and sometimes you might be wondering, why would any developer give an app away for free when they can easily charge money for it, especially if it is a very popular and useful app? When it comes to free apps, ads are one way...

Philips Releases Much-Needed Update For Its Hue Smartphone App

04/28/2016, The idea behind the Philips Hue connected bulbs is that you get to control it remotely and program it to do things regular light bulbs couldn’t. To achieve this, Philips obviously had to create an accompanying smartphone app, but unfortunately it seems...

Two BlackBerry Android Handsets Pictured In Leak [Update]

04/28/2016, Update – Turns out that these are not leaks after all. According to CrackBerry, they are renders created by Dylan Habkirk before they were downloaded and “leaked” online. That being said, we do know for a fact that BlackBerry does have...

Rumored HTC Nexus Handsets Codenamed ‘Marlin’ and ‘Sailfish’

04/28/2016, Given how well-received the Nexus 6P from Huawei is, it was rumored that Huawei could be in the running to make this year’s Nexus and a trademark for the “Huawei 7P” seems to have suggested. However it’s starting to look like that might no longer...

BLU Dash M2 & Dash X2 Metal Android Phones Launched

04/27/2016, BLU Products might not necessarily be a name that you associate with smartphones, but the US-based company has from time to time churned out smartphones that come with affordable price tags, allowing those without the budget for an iPhone or a Samsung...

FTC Expands Investigation Into Android

04/27/2016, According to a new report, the Federal Trade Commission has expanded its investigation into Android over concerns that Google is exploiting its dominant position in the smartphone market. Google may not be making phones that everybody is buying but it...

Gmail On Android To Get Support For Exchange Accounts

04/25/2016, Gmail is Google’s email service and while we’re sure Google would love everyone in the world to just use Gmail, there are plenty of users out there using alternatives, such as Yahoo, Outlook, Exchange, and so on. Now a couple of years ago Google added...

Millions Of Android Apps Could Be Coming To Chrome OS Soon

04/25/2016, One of the important things when choosing a software platform like Windows, Mac, Linux, and etc. is the amount of apps that are compatible with it. Given that Windows is the dominating platform, it isn’t surprising to see that the majority of software...

Philips SpeechAir Is An Android-Powered Voice Recorder

04/24/2016, It used to be that back in the day, companies would create devices specifically created for audio recording. These used to be used by musicians and journalists to record audio snippets; in fact there are still plenty of journalists out there who probably...

Sony Xperia Z2 Gets Unofficial Android N Dev Preview Port

04/22/2016, When Google officially released Android N’s developer preview, they only made it available to Nexus handsets. We suppose this shouldn’t really come as a surprise since Nexus devices are as “pure” as they get when it comes to Android smartphones....

Police Want Google And Apple To Block Encryption Apps

04/21/2016, Apps with encryption isn’t so much about trying to skirt around the government’s prying eyes, but it’s more about security and privacy in general. Sometimes we might send sensitive information like credit card information or company secrets that...

Sprint’s Galaxy Note Edge, S5 Sport Receives Marshmallow Update

04/21/2016, If you bought either the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport or the Galaxy Note Edge from Sprint back in 2014, we guess we can’t blame you if you’re a little worried that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update might not make it to you guys, or that by the time it...