Google has given away in excess of $7 billion to the developers in the last year alone, so Android apps is certainly a very lucrative business for the developers. The company has now announced the addition of app ads on the Play Store, which will further boost app discovery.
Remember when charging our smartphones overnight was the only way of ensuring that we had a full battery to start the day with? Those days are getting further and further behind us thanks to Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology. A great example of this is Motorola’s Turbo Charger that is listed as coming soon to the UK with a £24.99 price tag. The charger can deliver up to 6 hours of battery life in just 15 mins if you have a compatible handset such as the Droid Turbo, Nexus 6 or HTC One M8.
Some new images have leaked that show the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge sitting next to each other. Perhaps the biggest takeaway from the images is the configuration of the curved screen of the Galaxy S6 Edge. As previously suspected, the curved screen of the Galaxy S6 Edge appears to exist on both sides of the device unlike the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Edge which had a curved screen on only one side.
If you visit Google+ on your smartphone or tablet via your web browser and not the dedicated Google+ app, you’ll notice that you now have a fresh, new layout for Google‘s social media site.
This redesign will apply globally because it’s the mobile web version, so if you’re a Windows Phone user or you just don’t like the Google+ app, this will be right up your alley.
LG has just taken the wraps off of its new smart watch, the Watch Urbane LTE. Now you could be forgiven for thinking that this is the previously announced Watch Urbane smart watch with added LTE connectivity, but you would, in fact, be wrong. Instead of running Google’s Android Wear OS, the Watch Urbane LTE is running LG’s ‘all new LG Wearable Platform’ operating system. You wouldn’t be alone in thinking that the Urbane LTE looks suspiciously like the smart watch that Audi showed off at CES last month that was running webOS, but LG denies any relation between the two.
Game publisher Nexon and developer Socialspiel are coming together to release an exciting action role-playing (RPG) game called Legacy Quest.
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In the coming weeks and months, Samsung will begin pushing software updates to its devices. We have already heard about various phones from the company preparing for Lollipop updates, but not much has been said regarding its tablets. The Galaxy Tab S, though, is a lock for the boost to the latest version of Android. The tablet has been spotted running Android 5.0.2 and a video published shows what there is to know in terms of changes.
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Making the Classroom experience more unique, Google has provided themes for teachers and their students. Teachers can go ahead and upload personal images as themes. Google Classroom will offer cropping options for perfect dimensions so nothing is cutoff or distorted. In the event that a personal image is not available or needed, Google has nearly fifty options to use as a theme. Classroom matches relevant themes with class titles when a teachers cannot decide upon themes for themselves.
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Tapping out numbers on any tablet keyboard can be tedious. Think about having to work on a spreadsheet with a tablet. Constantly, you will have to go between the letters and the numbers/symbols. Microsoft Garage, which allows for the fostering of new ideas from within the company, has produced Keyboard for Excel. The keyboard layout is optimized for the use of numbers. Keyboard for Excel offers a number bad on the far right just as many full-sized physical keyboards do. Although the keyboard is tailored for Microsoft Excel, it is capable of operating in other apps.
The following are the key features listed by Microsoft:
- Keyboard layout optimized for numbers
- Excel operators prioritized in the keyboard layout
- 10-key number layout for fast number entry
- Tab key for quick navigation across columns
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