If you’re planning on diving into any IT work, you’re very likely going to need some background in Unix and Linux. It’s a different beast than Windows, so if you need some help getting started, we have some courses that will kick things off for you at a pretty big discount. Read more
While it seems that we are hurtling towards the New Year with ever-increasing speed, 2016 isn’t quite done and dusted just yet. There are still a bunch of burning questions to answer, one of which is what were the best apps of 2016? As they did in 2015, Google has helpfully compiled a list of the year’s top apps, games, movies, and more. Join us after the break for more details. Read more
SwiftKey is one of the best “smart” keyboards out there, regularly adding a bunch of neat features. And today, to celebrate the holiday season, SwiftKey is making all of its themes available for free on Android and iOS.
Huawei made a significant breakthrough in graphene-assisted high temperature Li-ion batteries, according to an announcement made yesterday. The unveiling was made by Watt Laboratory, an organization under Huawei’s Central Research Institute, and allows batteries to run hotter as well as increase their lifespan.
Details after the break.
Motorola made some great smartwatches that certainly helped Android Wear gain popularity. Unfortunately, that’s a closed chapter in Lenovo’s playbook for their devices in 2017, so don’t expect a new Moto 360 to help out Android Wear 2.0 next year. Read more
Though it seems hard to imagine in this day and age, there once was a time when almost everyone who walked into a cellular phone store did so to buy a Nokia phone. The company once ruled the market – until they missed the boat on the shift to smartphones. Since then it has been an up and down, but mostly down, ride for the company. With a new deal and funding in place from HMD Global to use the Nokia name on new Android powered devices, there is hope that the company will make a comeback in 2017. Read more
Company acquisitions are pretty common, especially in the tech sector, and they can happen for all sorts of reasons. The bigger company wants the talent, like many of Google’s purchases, or they want to bring the platform under their own management, like Facebook’s Instagram and WhatsApp buyout. Sometimes the smaller company’s features and technology simply gets folded into another product, like Songza into Google Play Music. Read more
It’s certainly a little strange that Android Auto hasn’t had the “Ok Google” hands-free voice detection available, especially when you consider how dangerous it is to fiddle with your smartphone while driving. But, it looks like that’s all changing now. While no official announcement has been made yet, it seems that Google is rolling out the hands-free voice detection over the coming weeks.
Join us after the break for details.
Thought Google’s Tango augmented reality technology was cool in the Lenovo Phab2 Pro? Well, it might be on its way to the Moto Z as well, but in the form of a Moto Mod.
Details after the break.
It isn’t always plain sailing when you own a modern smartphone. If you purchased the handset on the wrong side of the curve or the manufacturer can’t be bothered, you could be stuck with a phone using an obsolete version of Android for a lengthy period. Owners of recent Huawei flagships though can breathe a sigh of relief because the Chinese handset maker has taken the wraps off its plans to provide an Android 7.0 Nougat (and EMUI 5.0) update for a selection of models. Join us after the break for more info. Read more