Faiz Malkani · Jan 29, 2015 at 01:27 pm

UK Users Can Now Send Money Right from Gmail

Even though Google Wallet is not officially available in the UK, earlier today Google announced the launch of sending and requesting money using Gmail on a desktop. The service works exactly as its US counterpart, with users required to setup a debit card or bank account the first time money is sent or received.

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Emil Kako · Jan 29, 2015 at 01:14 pm · no comments

What Bugs You Most about Android Wear?

Android Wear is still relatively young, so it's no surprise that there are still some quirks that need to be worked out. But are these annoyances deal breakers? Let us know what bugs you most about Android Wear and why!

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Mario Tomás Serrafero · Jan 29, 2015 at 11:55 am

Mystery OEM Says Bye to Snapdragon 810

According to re/code, Qualcomm has stated that a "large customer" has dropped the Snapdragon brand in its flagship and decided not to adopt the latest 810 chipset for it. Earlier rumors suggested Samsung would do exactly this, could Samsung be the one and settle with their Exynos?

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Faiz Malkani · Jan 29, 2015 at 11:18 am

Jake Wharton talks Kotlin Development for Android

Despite Java being the language of choice for a large majority of Android Developers, a number of non-Java options are available for developers too. Check out this informative post by Jake Wharton on using Project Kotlin-a programming language by Jetbrains-to develop Android apps.

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Faiz Malkani · Jan 29, 2015 at 11:00 am · 1 comment

Prynt: The First Instant Camera Case

The photography sphere has a somewhat jerky lifeline, divided into the realms of print and digital photos, separated by a colossal ravine that few dare to brave. Portable printers were one of the frontrunners in this field, but the trend didn't catch on due to their bulk and lack of versatility. Prynt is a brainchild of those printers, with their proverbial bridge being a unique, out-of-the-box smartphone case. The Prynt Case, as it is titled, functions in three simple steps -...

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Mario Tomás Serrafero · Jan 29, 2015

Stunningly Animated Morning Routine

Many of you probably have a neat and functional alarm app. But this one is a sight to behold, and you ought to take a look at its beautiful animations for a glimpse at what the future of Material Design could hold. Simply watch the Playstore video, trust me!

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Tomek Kondrat · Jan 29, 2015

Semi-Transparent Theme for CM12

XDA Forum Member Leo_elstin prepared yet another theme for CyanogenMod 12. This time you can make your system semi-transparent. The final result is pretty awesome, so don't hesitate to take a quick look at this thread.

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Tomek Kondrat · Jan 29, 2015 at 09:00 am

FTC Says Unlimited Data with Throttling Is Not Unlimited

Unlimited data with throttling will no longer count as unlimited. The Federal Trade Commission ordered TracPhone to pay a whopping $40 million for slowing down the speeds of "unlimited" data. Is this the end of false advertising? Read this article to learn more!

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GermainZ · Jan 29, 2015 at 08:00 am

Scan With Your Camera Using SimplyScan

If you often need to scan documents using your phone's camera, make sure to check out SimplyScan. It makes the job much easier for you by allowing you to intuitively transform the image's perspective, crop, rotate and adjust the image's effects for the best readability.

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Faiz Malkani · Jan 29, 2015 at 07:30 am

Hike Messenger Introduces Free VoIP Service

Hike is one of the few instant messengers that broke free from the pack and acquired a massive user base in emerging markets, largely driven by its unique marketing campaigns. However, the Hike team isn't losing its breakneck pace and they recently announced a free voice calling feature for it's users

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Tomek Kondrat · Jan 29, 2015 at 07:00 am

One Quarter of All Android Users Have Dual-SIM phones

Ever since the dual-SIM phone was announced, such devices became quite popular in many countries. Now, one of four Android users owns a device with dual-SIM support. Take a peek at this article to find out where the dual-SIM phones are conquering the market.

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 29, 2015 at 06:00 am · 2 comments

Have Some ‘Quality Time’ – App Review

Our phones are jam packed with features. You can crush candy, you can send emails, you can take photos, you can make phone calls and you can surf the internet. However, sometimes that’s just too much. Sometimes we need to take a break from our device, but it is not always and easy as it seems. The team of developers at ZeroDesktop Inc. offer up an app that gives you some quality time away from the distractions on your phone....

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Faiz Malkani · Jan 29, 2015

Chrome Beta v41 Update

Chrome on Android has been receiving a flurry of updates since the launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop, and earlier today Chrome v41 was pushed to the Chrome Beta channel, bringing pull-to-refresh, third-party cookie toggling and numerous bug fixes.

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Faiz Malkani · Jan 29, 2015

Microsoft Outlook Preview for Android

Microsoft has been making numerous plays on the Android platform recently with the launch of apps like Office Preview, Bing Torque and more. Today they continue their march, with the launch of Outlook Preview for Android.

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Mario Tomás Serrafero · Jan 29, 2015 at 02:18 am

One in Three Apps Leak Info, One in Two Aussies Don’t care

A Norton's Mobile Insight Tool analysis found that nearly a third of Android applications contain information leaks of, at the very least, phone logs or contacts. Latest studies also show that 24% of smartphone users don't know what they agree to when downloading, and almost half of aussies simply don't care.

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