Facebook has issued a new update to the Slingshot application which now makes user discovery less cumbersome. The app now gets a new “Explore” option which lets you discover people around the globe. Read more
It’s been a couple of days since the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets were officially announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and we are still finding out new things about them. What we have today is confirmation of the 22 premium apps and services that Samsung will give Galaxy S6 owners via its Galaxy Gifts program.
AVG Technologies, the online security company probably best known for their suite of anti-virus solutions, has been spending some time analyzing mobile apps by pulling anonymous data from user’s smartphones that have the AVG Android app installed. Using the data, AVG looks at the installed apps on a quarterly basis to determine which ones are consuming battery life, data transmissions, and storage. If you are wondering why your smartphone’s battery is draining so quickly or why it is using so much data or you seem to be running out of space, the AVG report may help you pinpoint the most resource-hungry apps you are using. Read more
Google overcame a lawsuit today pertaining to its pushing of Google applications on its Android OEMs when a judge dismissed the case. Read more
Although Google is currently in a major state of flux with their Google Glass platform as the company looks to retool their efforts, others are working on getting their version of a face-worn device ready for consumers. One of those companies is Sony which showed off a couple models of their Sony SmartEyeglass product at CES 2015. Following that reveal, one of the models has now passed through the FCC and Sony has released a couple social media apps meant for the device. Read more
Most users have multiple email accounts spread across various places (work, home etc). And it’s obvious that these accounts won’t have the same passwords, which makes it almost impossible to remember them all (assuming they’re not simple). This is where password managers chime in, helping users keep records of all their passwords in one location. Read more
The Wear Messenger app for your Android Wear smartwatch has now received support for the FlickKey keyboard, which allows you to type on your wearable using gestures. Read more
There are a zillion flashlight apps in Google Play, but I stumbled upon a really good one thanks to Ron Richards introducing it in the App Arena on TWIT TV’s All About Android show. It’s called Power Button Flashlight / Torch, and you’re probably already wondering what makes this better than any other flashlight app? A light is a light right? This one is all about how simple it is to turn on.
Turning on your flashlight is always a chore. You have to find the app, which is usually in the app drawer, and then you have to turn it on. Google has improved things by adding a built-in flashlight in Lollipop, while other manufacturers have offered the same. Still, you have to turn on your device, swipe down the notification panel, and press the flashlight icon. There has to be an even easier way right?