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
Twitter has managed to keep their servers safe amidst reports of attempts to hack them to gain access to user accounts. However, the company has acknowledged that it appears attacks and breaches on other web sites may have put user accounts at risk. To combat this, Twitter has taken to locking some accounts over the past few days pending owner password resets and they have posted an entry on their site with information on the current situation and tips for users. Read more
Facebook recently held their 50th Hackathon event, and one really cool feature has made its way from the coding jam into the wild: videos in comment replies.
Yep, now you’ll be able to reply to posts (or other comments!) with embedded videos, which Facebook thinks should help stir up more communication. Read more
The NVIDIA SHIELD is probably the most capable Android TV device you can buy thanks to its powerful Tegra X1 processor and the optional 500GB model, and NVIDIA has done an excellent job of supporting the device post-launch with tons of new features and updates. The newest update that’s slated for the box is going to bring another very useful trick into the SHIELD’s toolbox and will allow you to turn the SHIELD into an optimized Plex Media Server. Read more