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Google Fit launches for Android

Published by on Oct 29th, 2014, No Comments

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It has been quite some time since we first heard about Google Fit, the fitness application that will be launched on all Android devices pretty soon.

The Google Fit app, the company’s answer to Apple Health, is now available for download, compiling all of those collected fitness stats in the same spot. By leveraging your phone’s sensors, the software monitors walking, running and cycling activity, allowing you to set specific goals and benefit from some friendly advice. (more…)

Android 5.0 is official and called Lollipop

Published by on Oct 16th, 2014, No Comments

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Yes, today is all about the big G. Not only do we have two new Nexus devices, but we also have the official release of Android 5.0 or ‘L’, which is now officially called Android Lollipop.

Summing up the new Android release, which includes some 5,000 new APIs and the new Material Design visual style, Google describes Lollipop as an OS for interacting with a bunch of different screens — from phones and tablets to set-top boxes and wearables. (more…)

Android looks very different in these new ads (video)

Published by on Oct 15th, 2014, No Comments

The ad above and the two below are now showing on US televisions and it gives us an idea of the new direction Google is taking with Android. It is certainly very different from what we have seen in the past.

It all but shows the new Nexus 6 that we are expecting sometime this week, with the smallest Android figure pulling out a monstrously large phone. We are expecting the Nexus 6 to be a large 5.9-inch phablet, which is a bit disappointing to the stock Android fans out there not interested in the large screen craze. To be honest, Android isn’t optimised in its stock form to really use the larger screens effectively, so let’s hope Google is cooking up something interesting with Android L which we haven’t seen yet.

Check out the other ads below, and let us know what you think about them in the comments section: (more…)

4 Ways to speed up your Android

Published by on Oct 3rd, 2014, 1 Comment

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Google have been pushing towards software build of Android that can run on older, less powerful hardware for quite some time to make your device usable for longer. That being said, many phones aren’t bogged down by Android itself, but by the skinned version the manufacturer have plopped onto the OS build.

We have found, however, that there are a couple of ways to speed up your Android device, no matter which it is. These tips are more useful on certain kinds of phones than others, but no matter what phone you have, none will hurt.

Storage Clean Up (more…)

Ms. Pac-Man joins the breast cancer fight

Published by on Oct 2nd, 2014, No Comments

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October month is breast cancer month and this year we will see an activist of note when it comes to fighting for the cause.  Ms. Pac-Man herself will be fighting alongside millions of women diagnosed with the disease.

In an attempt to help boost the awareness of breast cancer, game developer house Bandai Namco, set out Ms. Pac-Man as their mascot.

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Huawei boss says Tizen won’t be successful (Updated)

Published by on Sep 22nd, 2014, No Comments

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Although few and far between, there are some people out there who are fans of anything other than Android or iOS. Many were happy to hear Tizen would add more flavour to the mobile operating system market, but unfortunately it has seen a rocky start to get off the ground.

In an interview, Richard Yu (who heads up the company’s consumer business group) spoke about the company’s plans regarding Tizen, Windows Phone and a long-rumoured homegrown OS, and basically said they were all doomed. (more…)

New Android name revealed – Lemon Meringue Pie

Published by on Aug 26th, 2014, No Comments

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For some reason Google unveiled the new version of Android to developers and simply called it Android L. At that point they said they hadn’t yet decided on what the official release will be called. (more…)

Mom develops app so son can’t ignore her text messages

Published by on Aug 21st, 2014, 3 Comments

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Teenagers; they are constantly in their own world and are only interested in texting their friends – definitely not their parents.

And for one Texas mom this was not going to fly. She got so fed up with her teenage son not replying to her text messages or phone calls, that she decided to fight fire with fire – by developing an app that would force him to reply.

Ignore No More is an app that allows parents to block their kids’ phones remotely, even when they are not in the house.

The app essentially disables the child’s phone – that is until he or she decides to reply to mom or dad. It blocks them from texting or calling anyone else (or even use the internet) except contacts listed on an emergency number list or emergency responders like the police or paramedics.

To unblock their phone, they will be forced to call their parents to receive a passcode to disable the block.  (more…)

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