At an event in New York City today, Instagram announced Instagram Direct, a new feature that allows users to share private photos and videos with their friends and loved ones. It will be baked into the existing Instagram app for Android and iOS with an update that’s rolling out today.
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Sonic The Hedgehog 2 was undoubtedly a reason to buy a Sega Genesis back in 1992, but if you thought it was decent then, you should check it out the new remastered version for Android and iOS.
The title has been completely rebuilt for mobile devices, and it boasts exclusive new content including access to the mysterious Hidden Palace Zone and an all-new “Boss Attack mode,” plus improved graphics and audio.
Google’s official Android Device Manager application launched earlier today – not to be confused with the ADM Play Services feature which was released three months ago - and is available to download directly from the Google Play Store. This new app allows users of the service to remotely track, ring, lock, encrypt, or wipe their other devices, directly from their Android-powered smartphone or tablet.
Treating yourself to a new Nexus 7 this Christmas? You may want to add a Chromecast to your basket as well. If you buy both devices at the same time, Google will give you $35 of Google Play credit to spend on apps, games, movies, music, and more — effectively making the Chromecast dongle absolutely free.
Google is currently rolling out an update for its official Google Play Books application, which comes pre-loaded on all Android devices. This upgrade doesn’t bring any drastic user interface changes, but there are some pretty impressive performance tweaks and new sharing features included.
Google has started rolling out a new Hangouts update for Android that should alleviate a number of the problems users have been experiencing with the app. It lets you import SMS messages into the app when they aren’t appearing as they should, and adds a new option that allows you to disable MMS for group messaging.
Today, Google officially updated its Play Store support page, to notify consumers that it will soon be launching its Google Play gift cards in Japan with ¥1500 ($15), ¥3,000 ($29), ¥5,000 ($49), ¥10,000 ($97), ¥15,000 ($146) and astonishingly ¥20,000 ($195) denominations.
This weeks Apps Of The Week is solely dedicated to launcher applications. Launcher apps allow users to completely customize and add a touch of personality to their Android-powered smartphones and tablets. As you can imagine, there are tons of them on the market, ranging from overlays which are specifically produced to emulate a past or present version of Android, to “smart launchers”, which are designed to increase a user’s productivity when operating their device. Today we are bringing you a roundup of 5 of our favourite launchers that we’ve been using over the course of this past week.
A seemingly harmless flashlight application built for Android has tricked tens of millions of users into handing over personal data, the Federal Trade Commission has revealed. Developed by GoldenShores Technologies, the Brightest Flashlight app took device ID and location data without informing users, then passed it on to advertisers.
HP Chromebook 11 owners are still being advised not to use their standard factory chargers following a recall notice which was implemented because many owners found that their chargers were overheating after just a couple of charge cycles. However, it looks like they may be able to get their hands on a new charger in the next few weeks. Google has put up a listing for a new Chromebook 11 charger on its website.