Almost all of us here have probably used Google Chrome before, and most of us are probably still using it right now. If you’ve used Chrome on a laptop, though, you’ve probably seen its ability to quickly and efficiently chew into your battery. Read more
NBC in anticipation of the the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has launched its very own Olympics application on the Play Store, though it may not be all it’s cracked up to be.
During the past year, Facebook has been working to get users to view more videos on their social platform. One of the roadblocks to that is a measure Facebook had to implement when they rolled out auto-play for videos to only do that when on Wi-Fi unless a user opts in to see all videos even on cellular connections. This was done to address concerns about the impact on data usage. To help get around this, Facebook is working to have the videos not count against data caps, at least on T-Mobile thanks to that carrier’s Binge On feature. Read more
It seems like when Google announced Allo and Duo, they weren’t quite finished with the project. If you keep up with Google that probably won’t shock you, but it’s still fun to see the small changes that happen right up until a project is “finished.” The latest tweaks for the pair of messaging apps has to do with the icons, and it appears Google has changed the color scheme a bit before both apps are officially released. Read more
Do you own an ASUS Chromebook Flip? If so, it looks like your going to be able to try out Android apps on the Chrome OS machine very shortly. Developer Channel 53 is now available for the Chromebook Flip, bringing with it full access to the Play Store.
It’s not very common for a team to be acquired but not its technology, and that’s exactly what happened today between a photo sharing service and a keyboard replacement. Pinterest has announced it is bringing in the team behind Fleksy, which is a very popular keyboard replacement that’s used by millions of people on Android and iOS.
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A new survey completed by Walker Sands, a digital marketing agency, shows that Android Pay is the top mobile payment application amongst U.S. consumers. Walker Sands recently completed their third annual Future of Retail Study and found 19 percent of those responding had used Android Pay to make a purchase in a store. Read more
In what Microsoft is saying is their biggest deal ever, the tech giant is purchasing LinkedIn Corp for $26.2 billion and helping Microsoft jump into the social media space. LinkedIn primarily targets professionals for networking purposes and has approximately 433 million users. Read more
While Xbox fans wait to see if Microsoft will announce the rumored Xbox One S at E3 2016 later today, the software giant has rebranded the Xbox One SmartGlass app to just “Xbox” for both Android and iOS platforms. The revamped app comes with a new design and added features, join us after the break for the changelog. Read more