· May 19, 2015

Google Play services 7.5.62 APK

Google Play Services received an update to version 7.5.62. The services provide core functionality to Google apps and enhance the overall Android experience. The new update brings the latest improvements and is designed for ARMv7 devices running Android 5.0.

· May 19, 2015

Layout: Instagram’s Collage Creator

Instagram's new collage making app brings the company's trademark minimalism to photo grids. Load the app, pick your pics, select a layout pattern, and go! Images can be mirrored, flipped, and re-sized while in the editor, and adjusting grid dimensions is a snap. Check it out!

· May 19, 2015 at 05:36 pm

Android Wear Update

Google has just announced a huge update to Android Wear which includes Wi-Fi support for the Urbane, Moto 360, Sony Smartwatch 3 and the Gear Live. Other new features include always on apps, improved notifications and pairing multiple watches to one phone. Head on over for the full list of new features.

· May 19, 2015 at 05:35 pm

Google to Unveil New Web Photo Service

Bloomberg is reporting that Google will be revealing an online picture sharing and storage service that will no longer be part of Google+, which is is not entirely unexpected after Sundar Pichai made related comments back in March. It would be likely that, if true, this will make it's first appearance at I/O later this month.

· May 19, 2015 at 04:56 pm

Up to $50 Off Ebay Electronics Orders Over $200

Using the code "CDTECH10" at the checkout you can now pickup a new smart device with $50 or 10% off (whichever is lower) courtesy of Ebay. The site has models from numerous OEMs meaning you can pick up an unlocked S6 for $590, a HTC M9 for $595 or a Moto 360 for $215.


Do You Shut Down Your Phone at Night?

4 comments · While OEMs continue to make progress increasing battery life on our devices, many flagships are still far from having real "all-day" battery life for power users. Thus, some users resort to turning off their devices over night since they won't be using them anyway. So we're wondering, how many of you actually turn your phones off at night? Let us know why or why not in the comments below.
· May 19, 2015 at 04:14 pm

Light Aims to Deliver Intelligent Conversation-Driven Search

Light is a new take on search that aims to take on Google with an intelligent processing structure. Powered by a system that processes a lot of big data, Light makes associations and learns behavior patterns, resulting in a conversation-driven search experience which is more interactive than current solutions.

· May 19, 2015 at 03:37 pm

Switcheroo Returns To Kickstarter

When Switcheroo first launched as a way of controlling any device from your mobile on kickstarter, it became apparent that people wished to see an API and an open source app  available before pre-ordering. Good news! The Kickstarter has returned complete with all of these.

· May 19, 2015 at 03:20 pm

Tweets Now Appear In Mobile Search Results

Google has brought Tweets to Google Search on mobile devices. Now when you search on the Google app or any browser on your phone or tablet, you can find real-time content from Twitter in the search results. Likewise, searches in the Google app will result in relevant Twitter cards being shown.

· May 19, 2015 at 03:09 pm · 4 comments

YotaPhone 2 Available for Pre-order

The YotaPhone 2 has just appeared on Indiegogo for the exceptional price of $525 including shipping, which is expected to occur during this August. The highly-anticipated phone has already raised $70,000 from 142 people, smashing the fundraising goal of $50,000 which at this point we can only presume was an arbitrary figure. The device itself is most definitely an impressive piece of kit, it is claimed to feature a battery life of up to 100 hours using the E-ink display on...

· May 19, 2015 at 02:29 pm

MS Office Hits Google Play (Beta Testing Community)

Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point are now officially available on Android! The open beta is being run through Google's standard app testing program, so you'll need to become a tester through the Google Plus community first, but the process is painless and brings native docx support without relying on Google Drive.

· May 19, 2015 at 01:31 pm

Nubia Z9 Mini Black Available On Amazon.in For Rs. 16,999

The ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini is now available for purchase exclusively on Amazon.in after its official launch in the Indian market. The phone features the Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage with micro sd expansion, and runs ZTE's nubia UI 2.8 on Android 5.0. It is priced for Rs. 16,999 ($265).

· May 19, 2015 at 01:26 pm

Whatsapp Could Feature Business-To-Consumer Chats

Facebook's Chief Financial Officer, David Wehner, has revealed a way Facebook may tap its $22 billion investment in the long term. He reveals that enabling B2C messaging has good business potential for Facebook Messenger, and if things work out, these may extend on to Whatsapp in the future. Read on for more!

· May 19, 2015 at 09:44 am · 1 comment

Upcoming ZenFone 2 Review Thoughts, Questions For You!

When I first covered the ZenFone 2's unveiling event, I was surprised to see such a compelling package for what seemed like such an affordable price. This, in addition to some reasons I will explain in short, led me to purchase the device, but not for myself (the phone will go to a lucky family member back in my country that I have yet to pick), and more so for XDA.     In this editorial I want to shine a light upon...