Posts by Faiz Malkani
The paper-and-ink revolution is taking the Android sphere with the storm, as initially developers taking the plunge and now OEMs following suit. The latest app to get a Material Design overhaul is Sony's music player app, Walkman, with the update also packing equalizer support and numerous bug fixes
Android 5.0 Lollipop introduced a useful feature titled Smart Lock, which kept your device unlocked while it was paired with a trusted device, used by a trusted face or located at a trusted place. Today, Smart Lock for Chrome comes to Chromebooks, keeping them unlocked in trusted environments.
Late last year, Microsoft released a preview of Office for Android, initially as an invite-only program and then an open one, and today, the Office Blog announced the final release of the suite - Word, Excel and Powerpoint - unbundled and published as individual apps on Google Play.
Google's biggest email rethink since the launch of Gmail, Inbox, was launched as an invite-only service around three months ago. Despite most potential users having already received invites in the time since then, Google is opening up invitations for those who haven't for the next 24 hours.
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.
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.
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 -...
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
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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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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Xiaomi's Mi3 and Redmi Note handsets were met with roaring enthusiasm in India, thousands of pieces being sold out in a few minutes, and now the company has unveiled it's 2014 flagship in the country, with registrations for the flash sale on Flipkart beginning on February 10th, 2015 at 6pm.
A fortnight ago, Android 5.0 Lollipop began rolling out to unlocked and developer editions of the HTC One M8 and earlier today, HTC's Senior Communications manager asked European M8 users to check their software update, implying that the Lollipop update had begun rolling out for them.
Wedding planning is an extremely strenuou tasks for most people - the flowers, the seating arrangements, the band, it's overwhelming to say the least. However, Google aims to simplify and streamline the process with the launch of Google Weddings, an organization and presentation platform for wedding planning.
With almost three months on the calendar since Google's official launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop, an increasing number of flagship devices are beginning to receive the update from their OEMs or carriers, and today, Note 3 users in Russia can partake in the revelry as the Lollipop rollout begins for them.