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First Generation Moto X To Get Android 5.1 Lollipop Update

06/09/2015, The world of smartphones certainly moves at a breakneck speed, and whatever is released this month might not necessarily be the top dog in the next month. Having said that, for a smartphone to be two years old in the industry would clearly make it a...

Spotify Launches Beta Program For Android

06/09/2015, If you’d like to check out new features and updates before everyone else does, joining an app’s beta program is usually a good way to go about that. It also helps with the discovery of bugs, security exploits, vulnerabilities, and more that developers...

Facebook Messenger Hits One Billion Downloads

06/09/2015, The one billion club is a very exclusive place on the Google Play Store, because Google has the only other apps that have reached that milestone, other than Facebook of course. David Marcus, the guy who looks after messaging at Facebook, revealed today...

Snapchat Update Lets You Swap Between Cameras While Recording

06/09/2015, At the moment if you were to record a Snapchat video, you can either choose to record using the front-facing camera or the rear-facing camera. Unfortunately you will not be able to swap between either cameras during recording which can be a bit...

New Apple App Makes Switching To iOS From Android Easy

06/08/2015, We’ve been seeing Apple get ever so aggressive in trying to make Android users switch over to iOS, in the past it has offered a step-by-step guide to people who were considering switching to its platform. Now though it’s taking a completely...

Chrome For Android Gets New Feature

06/08/2015, Google did parade the rather impressive “Now on Tap” feature over at their recently concluded Google I/O not too long ago, and apparently, that feature will make its way to Android M only, and is not part of the existing developer preview. In other...

Nokia Z Launcher Updated With Widget Support

06/08/2015, Last year Nokia unveiled the Z Launcher which for those unfamiliar, is a launcher designed for Android devices and is one of the ways Nokia is trying to get its foot inside the Android door. Over the months the company has pushed out a variety of updates...

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...