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YouTube For Android Update Gives It A Facelift

07/24/2015, If you use YouTube’s app on your Android device often to watch videos, check up on subscriptions, or even upload videos, you might be interested to learn that Google has pushed out a new update to its YouTube app. The updated app will feature a cleaner...

Fallout Shelter Arriving On Android 13th August

07/24/2015, It has been about a month or so since Bethesda launched its first mobile game, Fallout Shelter. The game was initially released for iOS devices, but Bethesda did promise that it would arrive on Android devices around August, or so they hoped. It looks...

Play Half-Life On Your Android Wear Timepiece

07/24/2015, Isn’t it cool that technology has advanced to such a point where we are now able to carry the kind of computing power on our wrists which is equal to that of what our desktops had a decade ago? This means that there is plenty of room for improvement...

Samsung Pay Won’t Work If Your Device Is Rooted

07/24/2015, As you might have heard, Samsung launched Samsung Pay earlier this year, basically the company’s answer to Apple Pay, Android Pay, and the other mobile payment services around. While we have no idea how well the service will do in the face of the...

Invisible Smartphone Ads Could Be Slowing Your Phone Down

07/23/2015, Free apps usually rely on ads or in-app purchases to earn money, or sometimes even both. However it seems that recently it has been discovered that some app developers have been rather cunning by incorporating invisible ads. Now these ads aren’t so much...

LINE Lite For Android Launched

07/23/2015, LINE is a messenger app that you may or may not have heard of. The app is extremely popular in Asia, like in Thailand where they actually sell t-shirts and plushies of LINE characters, and there is even a LINE cafe as well! That being said, it looks like...

Sony’s New Android Concept Is More Vanilla Than Anything

07/23/2015, If there is one thing that Android users can probably agree on is that OEMs laying on themes and skins on Android isn’t a particularly good experience. This usually results in the phone lagging unnecessarily, and being bogged down by features that users...

YouTube Can Finally Do Full Screen Vertical Videos On Android

07/22/2015, Watching a vertical video on a mobile device can be a major pain because you have to put up with those nasty black bars at the top and bottom which just ruin the whole experience, landscape is the way to go if you want to watch videos for a substantial...

Upcoming WhatsApp Update Includes Custom Notifications

07/22/2015, When it comes to notifications for WhatsApp, they are pretty limited. You can choose the sound the app makes between individual or group chats, but that’s about it. This means that if you wanted to separate notifications from different contacts, you’d...

Ubik Uno Smartphone Launched On Kickstarter

07/22/2015, There are many Android OEMs in the market today. Some of which you might not have heard of, and Ubik might be one of them. However despite their relatively unknown status, it seems that the company has a pretty decent smartphone in the works dubbed the...

Microsoft’s Hyperlapse App For Android Loses The Beta Label

07/17/2015, A couple of months ago, Microsoft released an app called Hyperlapse for Android devices. The idea was to allow the creation of timelapse videos, which at the same time offered up video recording with added stability. The app was launched as a beta but the...

HBO Now Available For Android And Amazon Fire Devices

07/17/2015, In March HBO came on stage during Apple’s event and announced HBO Now, a $15 standalone internet TV streaming service. It was later revealed that HBO Now would be an exclusive to Apple for 3 months, and in May Google announced that HBO Now would also be...