Microsoft’s Torque is handy if you would like to search the web through a fast shake of the wrist and a voice command, however you have actually had to make use of an Android Wear Smart-watch to try the Bing-powered app. That’s very little help if your wrist is bare, is it? You won’t have sit on the sidelines any type of longer, however. A revamped version of Torque now runs on any kind of reasonably modern Android phone [4.3 or later], no wearable needed; you just have to shake your phone to bring up a mini window and start speaking. The app also provides streamlined answers for even more of your questions, including flight statuses as well as events. Torque is still a bit superfluous when Android is virtually built around Google search, however it worth a look if you cannot (or just don’t want to) use of ‘OK Google‘ to get a quick answer.
Good information for those of you who use Microsoft’s cloud storage service on Android. Earlier today, the OneDrive app got an upgrade that now lets it send push notifications for shared files and also folders to your device, making it much easier to keep up with collaborators on the modifications being made to documents. In addition to that, this new version also allows you to get customized pin code timeouts within the application, in addition to adding thumbnails to OneDrive for Business files. These improvements must help make OneDrive for Android much better on Google’s platform, something that’s going to be appreciated by people who make use of Redmond’s virtual locker consistently.
Opera Software has actually revealed the first beta variation [simply for Android] of its very-popular Opera Mini browser, ultimately enabling end-users to use upcoming features in advance of general release. The company is additionally working with a subscription model for applications called the Opera Subscription Mobile Store.
Notably, Opera Software launched the beta version of its main browser back in March, following with in Google and Mozilla’s footsteps. The Opera Mini beta web browser comes with a fresh new look in-line with the Google’s Material Design. Continue reading
WhatsApp Android users won’t even have to lift a finger to take advantage of the strongest encryption but for a significant mobile messaging client. The application’s most recent Android upgrade will include strong end-to-end encryption by default, meanings that your messages are simply visible to you and the person you’re chatting with, The Verge reports. Most significantly, the company won’t be able to decrypt messages by itself, also if they obtain demands from law enforcement. It’s a step above the conversation file encryption Facebook & Google offer, which they can perhaps decrypt. WhatsApp tapped Open Whisper Systems, developer of the safe called app Signal & TextSecure, to implement the file encryption. Continue reading
Just as Apple is dispersing its wings right into the online & mobile repayments markets, Google seems to pulling back from it. Google has actually posted notification on the Wallet developer site that it is closing down the API powering digital goods purchase on internet and mobile web sites.
Do not worry- Google Wallet is right here to stay. You could still make in-store purchases, and you could use your Wallet credentials to buy applications, content and also goods from Google Play & make in-app purchases in Android applications. But the 3rd-party payment handling feature that allows online merchants to permit you acquire their wares with your Google Wallet will disappear on March 2. Continue reading
So much for Google’s Nexus phones being the very first to get Lollipop Android 5.0. LG has actually revealed that it’s rolling out the sweetened software upgrade to G3 users in Poland this week, ahead of seemingly every other mobile phone on earth – yes, including the LG-made Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. As you may imagine offered the timing, LG isn’t really reinventing the interface. A lot of the improvements are either straightforward or under the hood, such as the new notices and the ability to open your phone with nearby devices (such as an Android Wear watch). Continue reading
Google has offered Google Maps for Android & apple iPhone exactly what it called a ‘Fresh New Design’, but really, it’s just material layout.
Google disclosed a new design language for Android, Chrome OS, & the Web last June. It actually entailed a new look, called Material Design, and also consisted of splashes of colour, freshened iconography, typography, and a much more consistent interface hierarchy.The entire interface was based on unifying theory of a rationalised space & a system of movement, according to Google.
And also now Google has actually brought material design to Google Maps on mobile: ‘Over the next few days, when you open up Google Maps on your Android or iPhone, you’ll be greeted by bright colors & a fresh new design.’ Continue reading
The new version of Gmail for Android is slated to make its way to Google Play in the near future, but if you can not wait to utilize it, you could download the APK right now and also fill it up. You’ll notice some significant adjustments the moment you launch it, because it’ll ask what kind of email addresses you wish to add; version 5 works not just with Gmail addresses, however also with Outlook, Yahoo and also any type of IMAP- or Exchange-based E-mail accounts. To pick the inbox you wish to check, merely tap one of your accounts on the left-hand menu selection. Additionally, it comes with a Material Design interface transformation (There’s a Great Deal a lot More Red Now) and a thread E-mail system much like what you get through Inbox. We can’t say which Android flavors it’s compatible with exactly, however we have actually installed it on an Ice Cream Sandwich tablet computer, so it’ll likely work with all more recent platforms. To discover on your own, or to break from Google’s busy Inbox app, going to Android Police to download the file.
Given that its creation, the Amazon Appstore stood apart, banned from being offered in the official store for Android applications, Google Play, until now … kind of. When Amazon lately upgraded its main Android app, it got a new ‘Games & Apps’ department that duplicates the content found in the standalone Appstore application – successfully making it both needless as well as outdated. Naturally, considering that Amazon’s still delivering apps outside the confines of Google Play, you have to alter your tool’s safety settings to approve downloads from unknown sources to install them. The modification is a welcome one – reducing app clutter’s a good thing – and the ease factor afforded for by this combination ought to have Amazon selling more applications. Still, we’re pretty sure that’s not nearly enough to balance the Fire phone’s hit to the company’s bottom line.
The jury’s still out on Google’s new mobile technique to email, but that hasn’t stopped people from going a little batty over getting invited to use it (see also: Google Wave; Gmail). In situation you were really feeling a little strange concerning asking Google for an Inbox invite, though, you could now just beg your Inbox-using friends for one. Google has merely started enriching users with three invites to disperse among their needy peers – if they occur to see a golden ticket (we truly require a new visual metaphor to that effect) in their Speed Dial menu, they can begin spreading the love. Unfortunately, Google isn’t really letting the floodgates totally open just yet; if you got your invite from someone which didn’t acquire theirs straight from Mountain view, opportunities are you do not have any invites of your very own to share. Now we’re simply hanging around to see if a secondary market of Inbox invites springs up – what’s the Bitcoin-to-Inbox invite ratio nowadays?