If you have the Philips Hue lighting system installed in your house, you’ve probably been left a little dissatisfied with its clunkiness, possibly to the point of having to rely on one of the many serviceable third-party apps. It seems that Philips may have taken notice because it’s just published a new app to the Play Store called Philips Hue Gen 2. The second generation Hue app includes a new, dare we say, even modern UI and some added functionality. Read more
If you thought the most recent Google Calendar update had it all, you were wrong! Google has updated its Calendar application yet again for Android users.
Nintendo during its earnings call announced two new mobile games based off of two of its popular franchises: Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing.
Existing subscribers of Netflix are about to get a new option to pay for the service while newbies will have an even easier way to enroll. The video streaming company is about to go live with a new way to subscribe and pay for access.
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Twitter is buckling down even further on harassment, making it easier for users of the social network to report abuse and sketchy behavior.
All good things must come to an end, especially if that good thing is a third-party Twitter client. Fenix, one of the better options for anyone that isn’t happy with the default app, has officially started down the path to obscure, abandoned apps.
In case you’ve forgotten or just don’t keep up with Twitter apps, Twitter has instituted a 100,000 token limit for all third-party apps. That means that once an app has signed up 100,000 unique users, it can no longer issue tokens and is effectively useless to new users. Existing users shouldn’t have a problem, but it completely stunts the app’s ability to grow. Read more
The amount of sharing on Facebook’s social media network is down about 21% year-over-year, and that’s bad for the company. The solution? A standalone camera app!
Really, this is just Facebook’s next attempt to cash in by copying Snapchat. Read more
The Enpass password manager app gets a new feature in the latest update that is rolling out, support for time-based one-time password (TOTP) authentication. This was a feature the developers included previously in the iOS and Mac versions of the app. In addition to including it in the Android version, Enpass is also adding it to the Linux and Windows desktop clients. Read more
Have you been anxiously awaiting for the ability to run Android apps on Chrome OS? Well, that might not be too far out, as a user on Reddit stumbled across something that indicates that Play Store and Play Services integration is on its way for Chrome OS.
Google launched native fingerprint support on Android 6.0 with its fingerprint API. Bank of America has now jumped on board and taken advantage of it allowing sign-in with fingerprint in its Android app.