Google Maps for Android updated to Version 8.2 with some new features. These brand-new features includes a Biking elevation support (close to public transportation, driving and walking), and a casual voice actions while in GPS.
The Biking Elevation feature is really neat, but specified as beta. Basically, you get a timeline of your route so you could select one with the least climbing. It also contrasts multiple routes in the search interface. The other biggie is voice actions in GPS mode. Continue reading
If you’re making use of an Android Smartphone that’s less compared to 3 years old, maybe transmitting the names of every Wi-Fi network you’ve connected to. A brand-new investigation from the Electronic Frontier Foundation traced the behavior to a function called Preferred Network Offload (PNO) presented with the Honeycomb OS. As part of the phone’s recurring hunt for Wi-Fi connections, PNO occasionally blasts out a listing of named networks the phone has actually recently connected to, commonly while the phone is still in sleep mode. Continue reading
As far as the desktop computer is worried, the VLC has actually remained one of the top media gamers on this platform. its presence on the smart phones however has never ever actually been smooth. Apple got the VLC player a few years back with a lot of expectations from the customers but it was quickly taken off because of Apple’s licensing requirements. In the future it did return back to the iOS and the attention now transferred to Android which remained quite behidn in VLC’s development. The good news is that now after 2 years of struggle, the VLC is lastly available on the Play Store for US Android users. Continue reading
Microsoft is working with a version of Office for Android that is specifically designed for tablet. The company’s efficiency suite has actually been offered for Android Smartphones as a complimentary download since last year, yet Android tablet customers have actually been compelled to with patience await a variation optimized just for them. Well, it looks like they will not have to hang around much longer.
Office for Android tablet is anticipated to officially release for customer use sometime later this year. Continue reading
Google bought QuickOffice to boost the efficiency of its Application suite, and it clearly achieved that goal when it released a variety of mobile modifying tools that combine Quickoffice’s documents tech with Google Drive. Accordingly, the search company is pulling the plug on the earlier software; it’s going to take out Quickoffice from both Apple’s Apps Store and Google Play “in the coming weeks.” You can still download it afterwards if you’re an alreadying existing fan, yet novices will certainly have no option but to use either Google’s apps or their rugged equivalents. Continue reading
Facebook recently turned out an update for Android devices that’s supposed to speed up things up for users. If that upgrade provided on its promise, then you’ve acquired the company’s trip to Africa to say thanks to – that’s exactly how Facebook’s engineers got a preference of how slow the application could be on low-end phones with developing nations’ internet speeds. Among the social network’s engineers, Alex Sourov, detailed in an blog post how they bought several low-end Android phones in Africa to test out their application, which really did not only crash consistently, but also filled really slowly. Also even worse, they wound up consuming a month’s well worth of information strategy within 40 simply mins attempting to utilize the application. Continue reading
Google can already help you find music or an artist by browsing the web. Now it could open up your music app on Android and start playing those tunes. TechCrunch saw a new upgrade from Google revealing the feature, which is unique to Android for now. When you search for music on Google, the outcomes will certainly likewise include one-touch connected to your installed music apps including Play Music, YouTube, Spotify, iHeartRadio, TuneIn and Rdio. The function likely makes use of application intents in Android joined deep linking so I’m not expecting to view it in iOS until iOS 8 shows up with larger assistance for apps to “chat” to each other.
Facebook has updated its Messenger app for iOS and Android devices, offering users the capacity to record and send 15-second video clip messages.
New version 6.0 of the application likewise adds an attribute called ‘Big Likes’ – when you actually like something, press and hold to send out an even bigger ‘thumbs up’ sign.
The new version of Messenger comes after Facebook’s strange, accidental rollout of messaging application Slingshot earlier this week.That application, which was rapidly taken from Apple’s App Store, additionally had the capacity to send out brief video clip messages to friends.
The new version of Messenger is available for free at Apple’s App Store and Google Play.
Google could have just went down a huge hint that Android 5.0 will certainly be the version of its operating system, which we expect to view rear its head at Google I/O later on this month – not Android 4.5.
The taster can be found in the form of a tweet from Google regarding to a brand-new World Cup feature, which shows the system clock as 5:00. That seems like we could be reviewing too far into points, but because Android 2.3 Google has used the clock as a sign of whats its following OS will certainly be. Continue reading
Of the third-party key-boards available on the Google Play Store, SwiftKey is among the oldest and most widely known. And although it’s getting its iOS8 app prepared for the fall, it definitely isn’t neglecting the platform that helped the $4 application acquire its luck. With today’s update, SwiftKey’s premium Android keyboard is now permanently at no cost. This is fantastic information for fresh customers, and the dedicated people that have actually recently purchased the application will not be overlooked of the update, Legacy clients will get a $5 theme ten-pack completely free. Continue reading