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Set an alarm on Android phone from your computer
27 April, 2015
Google Now and the Android system doesn't shout as loud as some of the other operating systems (Cortana is a real attention seeker) but the range of features they have on board is certainly impressive....
Android bot spotted peeing on Apple logo on Google Maps
25 April, 2015
If you go onto Google Maps for directions near the city of Rawlpindi in Pakistan, you may be in for a rude surprise. Yep, that is the Android bot peeing on the Apple logo.The unexpected imagery can be...
WhatsApp voice calls now work on iPhones
22 April, 2015
WhatsApp is an amazing service, allowing you to send free text messages to people in your contacts over a data network rather than having to use your credit. And its massively popular, with over 800 million...
Now you can leave Dark Souls style messages in the real world
17 April, 2015
Life, like Dark Souls, can be full of tricky encounters. But now, just like in Dark Souls, people can leave messages to help each other navigate the world around them.The Soapstone app mimics the Souls...
Google can now find your misplaced phone and even ring it!
17 April, 2015
Losing your phone is a real nuisance, especially when you're convinced you've put it somewhere safe - somewhere so safe that you just can't locate it. Thankfully, Google is here to help, giving...
Google releases handwriting recogniser for Android
16 April, 2015
Google has released Google Handwriting Input, an Android app that lets you write in any other Android app.While you can use the on-screen keyboard, and voice input in some cases, Google feels there is...
Hearthstone arrives on iOS and Android phones
16 April, 2015
Hearthstone, which has been a hit on PC and tablets, is now available on iOS and Android smartphones.If you’ve never played, or even heard of, Hearthstone, it is a digital collectible card game....
Twitter's improved 'quote tweet' now on Android
15 April, 2015
You can now add your own thoughts and quips to quoted tweets on Android. Twitter has revamped its Quote Tweet feature to let you add commentary from today.You can type out 116 additional characters, which...
YouTube star PewDiePie will feature in his own game
14 April, 2015
PewDiePie, otherwise known as the most popular man on YouTube, will star in his own game, which is titled PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist.The game puts players in the shoes of the Swedish YouTuber as...
Android Wear for iPhones could launch soon
10 April, 2015
One of the biggest problems with wearables right now is that they're generally tied to a single operating system - Android Wear devices will only work with Android handsets, the upcoming Apple Watch...
New Instagram tools let you add colour and fade
9 April, 2015
Instagram was invented for a pretty specific purpose - smartphone cameras were terrible and adding a filter or even a blurry haze across them made it seem like your photos were better than they really...
WhatsApp rolls out Calls feature
31 March, 2015
WhatsApp is aiming to become the only app you need to communicate with friends. It is rolling out a new feature that enables in-app calls.The update is currently rolling out to Android smartphones in select...
Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 won't support Android 5.0 camera features
18 March, 2015
Android 5.0 Lollipop introduces some new camera features in its Camera2 API, but some flagship handsets won’t support them.The newest Android update includes the option to capture photos in RAW format...
Microsoft's Cortana is coming to Android and iOS
13 March, 2015
Microsoft will launch a standalone app to bring its Cortana digital assistant to Android and iOS later this year.Cortana will arrive on PC on Windows 10, and it’s expected that the Android and iOS...
Vaio Goes Solo – Launches First Android Smartphone
12 March, 2015
After being sold off by Sony, laptop brand Vaio is entering the smartphone market with the launch of its first Android smartphone, the cleverly titled Vaio Phone.The Vaio Phone features a 5-inch 720p display,...
PlayStation Mobile is Gone - You Never Used it Anyway!
11 March, 2015
In recent years, PlayStation Mobile has mostly been seen as an odd bit of branding on certain Android phones which promises a console experience on your tiny screen. Once a platform for interesting indie...