Apple considering iTunes Store for Android

Published by on Mar 24th, 2014, 6 Comments


The only problem with iTunes as a place to get cheap music is that you have to have an Apple device to take advantage of it (if you don’t have a Windows PC). There are multitudes more Android devices out there than Apple devices, and Apple might look to take advantage of the vast numbers. (more…)

Google Maps for Android update brings upcoming events

Published by on Mar 17th, 2014, No Comments


Google is all about giving its customer as much information as possible and the latest update for its Android Maps app continues that trend. When using Maps, it will now not only show how to get to the location you searched, but also include upcoming events at that location.

Information is displayed below the venue’s address, and will include information about bands playing at a club or restaurant, games at a sports arena etc.

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Dual-Boot Windows and Android phones coming this year

Published by on Mar 5th, 2014, No Comments


Dual-booting is nothing new and has been happening for year. The last couple of years have seen Windows running on Apple laptops alongside OS X and more recently tablets dual-booting Android and Windows. Reports state that this year we will see the first smartphones running Android and Windows Phone. (more…)

Nokia finally launches 3 Android Phones

Published by on Feb 24th, 2014, 1 Comment

Nokia Android

Who would have thought? Nokia has now officially launched three Android phones – called the X, X+ and the XL.

All three run on a custom version of Android which uses a Windows Phone looking tiles interface. The phone will benefit from the huge Android apps ecosystem, while staying true to the look and feel of the latest Nokia phones. Nokia and Microsoft is supplying apps with the phone, and Microsoft’s own online services (Bing, Live, OneDrive etc) are bundled with the phone, not Google’s like most other Android phones. (more…)

Are Android apps coming to Windows?

Published by on Feb 14th, 2014, No Comments


Rumours are running rife that Microsoft might be giving in and opening up Windows for Android apps – and many believe it’s about time.

According to The Verge, sources close to Microsoft’s inner circle have revealed that the company are heavily considering the big move of allowing Android apps to run on Windows mobile and desktop platforms.

While the sources claim that these Microsoft Android mash-up ideas are still only in it’s early stages of discussion, there is already a divide in the company swinging either yay or nay.  (more…)

22seven launches Android app

Published by on Feb 11th, 2014, No Comments


Following its acquisition by Old Mutual, 22seven, the local start-up that caused uproar in the local banking sector last year, has now been granted a global platform for its personal financial management service.

CEO and founder of 22seven, Christo Davel, says the stress has now shifted from “having to pay for things as a start-up” to having to deliver on a business that needs to run in the UK and other territories while also having to continuously develop the product. (more…)

Woz says Apple should make an Android phone. Wait, what?

Published by on Feb 7th, 2014, 3 Comments


Steve Wozniak has always had wacky ideas when the rest of the world looks mute and dull. He created the personal computer as a kid when experts said it can’t be done, remember? Although he isn’t an active member of the Apple engineering family anymore, he still has lots to say about his beloved Cupertino.

We’ve heard that Steve is a fan of the Nokia Lumia smartphones, but Android? (more…)

Blackberry to run Android Apps

Published by on Jan 15th, 2014, 7 Comments

rsz_blackberry_androidBlackberry is trying every trick in the book to regain its glory days of old. Good E Reader reports that many reputable game and app development companies are being approached by Blackberry to tweak and submit their leading apps on a newly developed section of Blackberry World. Blackberry has, like Apple, stuck to apps developed within their own OS framework but a new firmware update will herald a new era for Balckberry app users. They will be able to directly load Android (apk) files onto their Blackberries. To get the ball rolling Blackberry will offer some new Android apps for download direct from their online app store (Blackberry world). (more…)