Google upgraded Hangouts, its instant messaging platform, to a major new version – but you will not discover it on Android just yet. Hangouts 4.0 launched on iOS today, First and foremost, the application has received a Material Design refresh, along with a new dialer UI and more.
The largest improvement remains in sending out attachments. Options that were previously concealed behind a paperclip button are now front-and-center in the message interface. Photos, sticker, camera, and location sit in a strip listed below the text-input field, encouraging users to send their close friends more than just message. Continue reading
Microsoft is turning out the official Office app to Android users after an examination stage that started last month. Android users could now download updated applications for Word, Excel and PowerPoint that are touch-optimized, similar to the Android tablet experience. Users that enrolled in the preview will automatically get the upgraded application.
The new version of Microsoft Office applications are enhanced for smaller screens, with layouts and touch optimization for one-handed use. New users could get a fast, animated rundown of ways to utilize the mobile-optimized applications with this convenient getting started overview. Continue reading
Google recently lunched it’s Clock app into the Google Play Store – its simple stock clock app for Android, offering users another choice for their time associated tasks.
The app is readily available on the Play Store already, as well as it is called appropriately enough simply “Clock”. Any people who has used of the stock Android clock will locate that it operates the same way with alarms, the stopwatch, a snoozing function, the capacity to adjust a timer, and also all those required features. Continue reading
Facebook already provides lots of ways for people to share their pictures with friends, be it WhatsApp, Instagram or Facebook itself. Now it wants to assist users share pictures without posting them online at all.
Facebook’s Creative Labs has produced yet an another application that feels like it must be a feature within the main Facebook application as opposed to one more icon using up space on your smartphone. The new Moments app implements shared photo albums from a group of people at an occasion. Pictures are curated using location details and face recognition, people could share and see photos from friends that were at the very same place at the same time. Continue reading
Twitter has finally launched its live-streaming application “Periscope” on Android, 2 months after the application was released on iOS. You can download it from the Google Play Store if your phone’s running Android 4.4 KitKat or higher.
The company lunched the application in late March, with 1 million signups in the first 10 days. But just iOS users could register, with everybody else being forced to see on the web, where users can not comment or register for feeds. Because Periscope was launched 2 months ago, it has been used to films information events in addition to scheduled events including those revealing writer’s working spaces & live talks with celebrities consisting of Rory McIlroy and also Nicola Sturgeon. Continue reading
Microsoft is bringing a new features and look to its Office mobile applications for Android phones. After launching an Android tablet version in January, the new Office applications for Android phones look very comparable. They’re additionally almost identical to the iOS version available on the iPhone, and designed with the exact same features in mind.
While the tablet versions permit you to get a fair quantity of editing done without a keyboard & mouse, the phone editions are truly for basic and also fast edits. Microsoft is utilizing the very same editing interface at the end of the screen, with options to quickly change font styles and also styling in Word. Continue reading
Google on Wednesday pushed out a minor update for its Gmail application for Android, which brings many small but beneficial features for customers, and also bumps the version number up to v5.2.
Users after the update will certainly be able to touch on various other user’s avatars to view their recent conversations with them in addition to the user’s contact details. The upgrade also makes it less complicated to open up several Gmail accounts & brings improved support for non-Gmail IMAP addresses. Also new in the Gmail application for Android is that when users bring in a new email account, it takes over the full screen rather than a discussion box hovering over the navigation drawer as seen just before.
Sending out Google Maps directions to an Android Smartphone hasn’t already been that difficult for a while, however it’s now downright easy. Google has actually introduced a web feature that delivers instructions through a simple search. As long as your phone is effectively linked to your Google account, you only need to look for ‘Send Directions‘ to obtain the sphere rolling – choose the route, hit send and also your device will certainly be ready to navigate. Just some people show up to have accessibility to this option since this writing, but there’s a good chance that you’ll get to check it out before as well long.
Say hello to Hello. It is a new application from Facebook that’s developed to change your Android dialer and also deliver a far better phone experience.
With all the technology that’s readily available nowadays, you ‘d assume that simple points, such as your Smartphone dialer, would just be smarter compared to phone dialers were 10, 20, or even Three years ago. Although a lot of dialers now include smart features like caller ID, they still typically aren’t excellent. Facebook has therefore launched Hello as a alternative to the dial-er you’re presently making use of on Android. Continue reading
If you were got a person in your contacts list that’s an actual mom, Google now allows you call them by saying just that. Many thanks to an upgrade to the Google application on Android, you could give those people nicknames. The feature was currently live for some, yet it appears to be available for everyone now (simply appeared for me). This means when you say ‘Call mom,’ or use something various other term to endearment, your phone will certainly call them automatically. After further examination of the APK, the people at Android Police discovered Mountain View is advancing towards the Trusted Voice feature that emerged a few versions back. Continue reading