CPU-Z made its debut appearance on the Google Play Store back in 2013 and has been recognized as the most reliable, fluid, user-friendly, streamlined, diverse and feature-packed third-party system analysis tool ever since. So, consequently, we here at Cult of Android have decided to bring this application its very own review as part of our weekly ‘App Of The Week’ segment.
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Many Android users weren’t too pleased to see the new Pebble appstore rolling out on iOS — and only iOS — earlier this month. The company had promised that Android users will get the same “very, very soon,” but almost ten days on, the update is still nowhere to be seen in Google Play.
Pebble’s lead software engineer, Kean Wong, has now taken to the company’s blog to try to explain the delay.
There is no shortage of recents app switching list on the Play Store. Apps like Switchr, Edge etc. allow users to set up a hotspot on the edge of the screen, swiping through which allow users access to the running apps, their favorite apps and the commonly used toggles.
The OmniROM team has also decided to bake in similar functionality in their ROM via their open-source implementation — OmniSwitch.
Google is designing a new system that could help keep pirated apps out of Google Play. By scanning each app as it is submitted and comparing its assets against those used in other apps, the search giant could detect illegal clones before they make their way into users’ hands.
Pebble today announced that its new appstore — announced at CES in Las Vegas last month — is now open on iOS and coming soon to Android. It’s already home to over 1,000 apps and watchfaces for everyone’s favorite wearable, and it’s built right into the Pebble app for smartphones.
Struggling to make any significant progress with its BlackBerry 10 app catalog, BlackBerry has turned to Android developers to plug the gaping holes. The Canadian company has reportedly been courting Android app makers as it looks to provide its users with direct access to Android apps through BlackBerry World.
The Galaxy Gear has by no means reached its full potential yet, and there are plenty of exciting developments to come for the Android-powered smartwatch. One of those will be the ability to control various features inside your car remotely from your wrist.
Samsung has teamed up with BMW to debut the technology inside BMW’s new all-electric i3, and it has been showing it off at CES in Las Vegas this week.
Ever since the death of Google Reader, people have been on the lookout for a truly great RSS alternative. There are tons of readers available on the Google Play Store, ranging from cloud- to local-based RSS readers, which can make it difficult for us to choose the right one. So today, we are dedicating our Apps of the week column to bringing you a roundup of 3 of our favourites.
A minor but very useful feature that Google has introduced in Android 4.4 KitKat is screen recording. While the feature can only be used via ADB on the stock KitKat ROM, it was only a matter of time before some custom ROMs and apps provided the same functionality to root users.
The CyanogenMod team, today, is releasing their Screencast app on the Play Store using the beta channel, which allows users to easily record the content on their device screen and as well as their voice via the microphone.
FIFA has launched its new app as part of the countdown to 6 December’s 2014 football World Cup draw.
The free app is available for both iOS and Android devices, and offers not just the live draw in streaming video, but also match schedules, destination guides and team profiles for the tournament — set to take place in Brazil in summer 2014.