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Android’s Stock Email App Released As Standalone App

06/19/2014, So one of the things smartphone OEMs like Sony are doing is that they’re uploading individual apps from their handsets to the Google Play Store. What this means is that users who own Sony Xperia devices will be able to receive timely updates for certain...

‘Yo’ Is Probably The Simplest Messaging App Out There

06/18/2014, There’s no shortage of messaging applications for mobile devices. Many startups have created apps that allow users to communicate with each other and they exist alongside big cross-platform messaging apps like WhatsApp and BBM. Each has its own...

Garmin Viago Delivers iPhone, Android Navigation For $1

06/17/2014, When it comes to mobile navigation these days, many of us rely on our smartphones or tablets to get the job done – a standalone, dedicated GPS navigation device is just so old school. Having said that, names like Garmin are still hanging around, and...

Live On YouTube App Launched For Xperia Z2 Smartphones

06/16/2014, Just about all smartphones these days do come with extremely decent cameras, and among the higher end models, those cameras have long outstripped the capabilities of point-and-shoot dedicated digital cameras from years ago. Sony Mobile has had their fair...

Unicode Consortium Announces 250 New Emojis

06/16/2014, Emojis, much like emoticons, are a fun way to help spice up a conversation and add some color to it. They can also make for some pretty funny text messages at times. That being said, if you thought the current list of emojis was pretty limited, you might...

Nike To Launch New Soccer App Next Month

06/16/2014, The world is now witnessing soccer, or football as its known as in many places around the globe, craze at its highest. 2014 FIFA World Cup is well underway in Brazil with group matches providing a lot of entertaining and shocking results. Nike is just...

Firefox OS Apps Now Run On Android

06/15/2014, While we have heard much about Mozilla’s Firefox OS in recent times, perhaps it is time to shift the attention a wee bit and concentrate the proverbial spotlight on the Android mobile operating system. Thanks to the introduction of Firefox for Android...

Facebook Messenger For iOS And Android Updated

06/13/2014, If you felt that Facebook Messenger lacked certain sharing features in multimedia, you might be pleased to learn that Facebook has since issued an update to their Messenger app, bumping it to version 5.0. According to the changelog, the latest update will...

Google Might Have Hinted At Android 5.0 In Tweet

06/12/2014, Every year Google launches a major revision of Android. However unlike iOS where the increments in versions go up by 1 every year, Google has made some interesting choices. For example Android 4.0 was Ice Cream Sandwich, followed by 4.1-4.3 which was...

Cortana For iOS And Android In Discussion At Microsoft

06/12/2014, As it stands, Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant program is limited to the Windows Phone platform at the moment. Sure, there are rumors about how it could eventually make its way onto the PC and Xbox platforms, which in all honesty doesn’t seem like...

Console OS Wants To Put Android On Every PC

06/12/2014, Android/Windows hybrids are nothing new. Some of the biggest PC manufacturers have launched computers that are able to run both Android and Windows. What if there was a way to have Android as a primary operating system on your PC? That’s exactly...

SwiftKey Keyboard For Android Goes Free

06/11/2014, If you’re familiar with Android keyboards, then you’re probably aware that SwiftKey is one of the more popular options available at the moment. However the app is a paid one, meaning that users had to pay to download it and use it with their Android...