As everyone knows, Apple doesn’t support home screen widgets on iOS. Needless to say, that meant that the Android version of Apple Music launched without any type of widget, much to the chagrin of Android users. However, in true Apple fashion, they’ve finally updated their app to include something that just about every other music player on the Play Store already offers: widgets! Better late than never. Read more
Sony’s PlayStation brand has been synonymous with gaming for more than two decades. The Japanese company pushed out four major video game consoles with additional handheld gaming consoles throughout the years to be home for a massive amount of first-party titles known around the world. Now, with PlayStation getting involved in virtual reality later this year, Sony wants the brand to continue entering new territories.
Today, Sony announced that characters from your favorite PlayStation games will be making appearances on mobile devices. A new studio known as ForwardWorks is tasked solely with bringing PlayStation favorites to phones and tablets.
With social media companies such as Twitter and Facebook boasting their own live streaming apps in the form of Periscope and Facebook Live, and Snapchat boasting 8 billion videos viewed, it seems that Google also wants a piece of the action. The search giant is reportedly developing an app called YouTube Connect to take on its competitor’s offerings, as well as bolster its YouTube service. Read more
If you’re in the market for a new cloud backup solution, Zoolz might have an answer for you. The cloud backup service is offering up a great deal on five years worth of storage at whatever price you want to pay, with some added incentive to beat the bonus price. Read more
If you are a frequent user of voice input with Google Search, you may be noticing a change in the voice of Google’s assistant that reports results back to you. The U.S. English female voice that has been used for several years is being retired with a new voice that is smoother and sounds more natural. Read more
Google has been working on a mobile keyboard for iPhone and iPad behind the scenes “for months”, a report from The Verge claims.
It seems that everyone is launching a mobile payments system these days, in the United States at least, anyway. Here in the UK we basically just have Apple Pay, which is of no obvious use for Android users, along with Barclay’s bPay solution which is limited to its own customers. Back in February, it was reported that Google might launch Android Pay in the UK in the coming months, and today the search giant has confirmed this is the case. Read more
Google Drive for Android has been updated with two new features to make the application more seamless.
Todoist is slowly rolling out version 9 of its Android app, bringing with it a ton of new features.
Spotify is ready to make its next big move: expansion into Asian markets. Indonesia will be the first region to get the service in Asian territories, according to a tweet from Spotify.