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Google Lists End-Of-Life Dates For Its Nexus Handsets

06/22/2016, The advantage to buying a Nexus handset is that you’re kind of buying a phone from the same company that makes its operating system. This means that in terms of support you can contact Google, and also future Android updates are more or less guaranteed...

Google Calendar Can Now Suggest Times That You Will Be Free

06/17/2016, If you’re trying to find a time to schedule someone in for a meeting, you obviously need to find a time when you are not busy. How this would typically work is you scroll through your calendar to find the dates and times that you are free and suggest...

Shazam For Android Has A New ‘Auto’ Listening Mode

06/17/2016, Over the years Shazam has updated itself to include new features, which unfortunately has made the app very bloated and to a certain extent laggy. This means that if you’re in a rush to try and identify a song that’s ending, the time it takes to...

Apple Explains Why iMessage Isn’t Available For Android

06/16/2016, Last week it was rumored that iMessage for Android could be in the works. Apple has a reputation for being closed off to platforms that aren’t their own, and while they have been open to the idea of other companies like Microsoft and Google develop for...

Android Marshmallow Memory Leak To Be Fixed In A Future Release

06/10/2016, It was only in the iPhone 6s that Apple finally made the move to include more RAM, bringing it up to 2GB. However this pales in comparison to Android phones in which 3-4GB seems to be the standard, plus there are rumors that this could soon be going up to...

Google Introduces ‘Nearby’ Notifications For Android

06/10/2016, Thanks to iBeacons, iOS devices have a unique feature in which if it detects you’re near somewhere that might have a related app, it will show up on your lockscreen. A good example would be Starbucks where if you are in proximity, the Starbucks app icon...

Latest WhatsApp Beta Lets You Quote Messages

06/10/2016, In forums and chat apps like Skype, you can quote messages. This helps if you’re late in replying and it helps to give some context as to what you are replying too. This is more or less a standard feature on forums, and it looks like the feature will be...

iMessage For Android Could Be In The Works [Rumor]

06/09/2016, Exclusive apps just like games is one way to entice users to use a certain platform. For example there are probably many people who back in the day bought a BlackBerry smartphone just so they could use BBM. Now in terms of exclusive messaging platforms,...

Lenovo PHAB2 & PHAB2 Plus Large-Display Phones

06/09/2016, Both the PHAB2 and PHAB2 Plus are 6.4” large-display phones that share many features, but as you have guessed, one has a number of upgrades over the other. Let’s start with the similarities: Both phones are powered by a Mediatek MTK8783 SoC (main...

Android N’s Official Name Will Be Revealed In A Few Weeks

06/09/2016, Thanks for your submissions. We’ll reveal the new name in a few weeks! #NameAndroidNhttps://t.co/qLtDZJNe9y — Android (@Android) June 8, 2016 Android N’s developer preview has been out for a while now and Google I/O has already passed us, but we...

Google To Introduce Improved Revenue Sharing With Android Devs

06/08/2016, So earlier we reported that Apple has plans to improve revenue sharing with developers through a subscription model, where developers who successfully get users to subscribe for a year will see revenue sharing improve from 30/70 to 15/85. Now according to...

This Case Turns Your iPhone Into An Android Phone

06/07/2016, The nature of the iPhone means that unlike Android and Android devices, flashing a ROM with another operating system is pretty much close to impossible for the average user, but developer Nick Lee is not your average user. You might recall some of his...

Viber Will Now Allow Users To Send Each Other Money

06/07/2016, Say you and your friends go out for a meal and someone pays for the meal first. You could pay your friend back by giving them cash, sending it via internet banking, sending it via PayPal, or in the case of more modern day messengers, you can just send it...