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Facebook Lite For Android Aimed At Users With Low Bandwidth

06/04/2015, The world’s largest social network today announced a new version of Facebook for Android which uses significantly less data and works well across all network conditions, it’s aimed at users with low bandwidth particularly users in emerging...

Hitman: Sniper Has Been Officially Released On iOS And Android

06/04/2015, Yesterday we reported that Square Enix Montreal had announced that come 4th of June, Hitman: Sniper would be released on iOS and Android devices. True to their word and after what felt like months of teasing and waiting, the game has been officially...

Hitman: Sniper Released For iOS & Android 4th June

06/03/2015, Fans of the Hitman franchise might recall that last year, Square Enix Montreal announced Hitman: Sniper, a game based on the Hitman: Sniper Challenge pre-order bonus game. Well the good news is that if you enjoy Hitman games, sniper-style games, or if you...

Skype Bug Causes App To Crash When This Message Is Received

06/02/2015, Last week there was this big hoo-ha over a bug found on the Messages app in iOS in which after receiving a message with a particular string of characters, the Messages app would then crash and the phone would reboot instantly. It does not appear to be a...

BBM For Android Beta Gets Material Design Makeover

06/01/2015, If you might recall, last week the official BBM Twitter account teased that something new was coming along with an image of an icon. It was unconfirmed at that time but many had speculated that the BBM for Android app could be getting a material design...

Android 5.x Lollipop Distribution Rises To 12.4% For June 2015

06/01/2015, Fragmentation used to be one of Android’s biggest problems but over the years with better relationships with carriers and OEMs, updates have begun to rollout earlier, thus helping to deal with fragmentation. There is still a fair bit of it going on...

Nintendo’s Next-Gen Console Could Be Powered By Android [Rumor]

06/01/2015, While the Nintendo Wii U is the company’s current console, the company has also announced earlier this year that they are working on a new console dubbed the Nintendo NX. Not much is known about the device for now except that Nintendo promises it will...

Google’s Internal Codename For Smart Lock Is “YOLO”

05/31/2015, When coming up with new products and services, sometimes a final name has yet to be decided upon, or perhaps it might be easier and more efficient to refer to it by its codename. Sometimes companies have a certain preference with codenames, like naming...

Google’s Smart Lock API Extended To App Developers And Publishers

05/31/2015, When it comes to managing your passwords, there are several services to consider, such as Dashlane which recently became the first password manager for Android to support Android M’s native fingerprint security system. However if you’d rather not...

Uber’s Apps Can Now Track Your Location In The Background

05/29/2015, At the moment Uber’s app on iOS and Android will only track your location when you launch the app. However in a recent post on Uber’s blog, the company has announced that they will be making some privacy changes and that the app will now have the...

Despite Android Pay, Google Wallet Will Continue To Exist

05/29/2015, Yesterday when Android M was officially announced, Google also announced that Android Pay is a new feature that would launch alongside of it. For those who missed the announcement, basically Android Pay is a mobile payments service that users can use to...

Google Play Store Has Been Updated To Be More Family Friendly

05/28/2015, When app stores were first launched, it was kind of a messy situation now that you think about it. Fast forward to today, app stores are becoming more organized with content curated and grouped into categories that people might be interested in. Its...

HTC Devices Set To Obtain Android M Updates

05/28/2015, While the world stopped for a moment as Google announced their latest version of the mobile operating system, Android M, you know for sure that the mad scramble among smartphone manufacturers is all but unofficially announced. Seeing that Android M will...

Google Search To Show Content From iOS Apps

05/27/2015, Android users already get to see relevant content from the apps that they have installed on their devices when they conduct a search on Google, this feature has been limited to Google’s own mobile platform for over two years now and finally...