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Google releases free I/O 2015 app

Published by on May 21st, 2015, No Comments

IO-2015-AppNext week sees Google hosting their annual developers’ conference with the keynote presentation kicking off events. News and rumors have slowly been building in anticipation of the conference where it’s likely we’ll be seeing high-profile releases at the conference – such as of Android M and other cool and innovative launches.

Many people will be tuning into the goings-on of the I/O event. Whether you are lucky enough to be there or following events on line, Google has released their official Google I/O 2015 app to keep you in the loop. (more…)

Google debuts its first Apple Watch app

Published by on May 14th, 2015, No Comments

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Ever since the launch of the Apple Watch, more and more software from the world’s biggest companies have made its way to the Watch OS in the form of various apps. Many have announced their intentions to launch an app for the Watch (while a couple have already released one). (more…)

BitTorrent’s messaging app Bleep goes public

Published by on May 13th, 2015, No Comments

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Oh, you didn’t know that BitTorrent created its own secure chat client? Don’t worry, neither did we.

While Bleep had only previously become available as a closed beta, now the news comes that the secure messaging client is moving from open alpha to a release aimed at the general Android and iOS owning public.

As you can imagine given BitTorrent’s roots, Bleep comes with peer-to-peer messaging. You are able to communicate without your friends being online, though, meaning that no servers are required. This, in theory at least, means that there is no threat of hacking. (more…)

Google adds pre-registration and alerts for Android apps

Published by on May 12th, 2015, No Comments

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Starting with Glu’s Terminator Genisys: Revolution mobile game, you can now pre-register for apps from the Play store. Now developers can create some buzz before releasing an app by creating a placeholder page in the store where users can sign up and receive an alert on their phone when the app is actually released. (more…)

Upcoming Nexus 7 may not be (just) another phablet

Published by on May 12th, 2015, 1 Comment

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The Nexus 6 came out in November last year and unfortunately it wasn’t nearly as successful as its predecessors. According to analysts, the main reason consumers didn’t pick up Google’s latest attempt to showcase Android in its purest form was its form factor.

While we love Nexus devices of the past, we have to agree that the Nexus 6 wasn’t exactly to our liking. Not only is it a massive phone, it is also priced completely differently to previous Nexus phones. They were always known for being relatively inexpensive while still including the latest and greatest hardware, which was not the case with the Nexus 6. (more…)

Google readying its own cellular service

Published by on Apr 22nd, 2015, No Comments

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Fresh from introducing many major US cities to high-speed internet through its Google Fiber programme, Google appears to be developing its own cellular network, according to a new report.

The network, which the company is allegedly developing for exclusive use with the company’s Nexus 6 handset, will apparently only charge users for the data they use.

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Elon Musk almost sold Tesla to Google

Published by on Apr 21st, 2015, No Comments

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Tesla sometimes refers to itself as a technology innovator rather than an automotive company. Elon Musk has always stated that one of Tesla’s biggest objectives is to push what is possible with current technology and hasten development for the future.

It seems that Google (amongst others) noticed early on, and tried to acquire Tesla more than once in the past. News comes that Google almost made the acquisition as recently as 2013, when Elon Musk nearly decided to offload the company. (more…)

Android For Work arrives on Google Play

Published by on Apr 17th, 2015, 1 Comment

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Earlier in February this year, Google officially revealed Android for Work – a profile (for Lollipop users) or app (for Ice Cream Sandwich to KitKat users) designed to integrate enterprise and business functions into an employee’s private Android phone.

Yesterday saw Google release the official Android for Work app on the Play Store, which allows Android users to keep two copies of the same app – one for work, and the other for personal use.

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