Google IO 2016 Coverage

Google introduces new analytics tools to help game developers


Following up on an announcement a few weeks ago at the Game Developers Conference, Google is make the new Play Games Player Analytics tool available to all developers through the Google Play Developer Console. The Analytics tool will help developers manage their business to revenue targets, identify hot spots using metrics to develop new game updates, and understand how players are progressing, spending and churning. Read more

iFixit team tears down, repairs OnePlus One, receives average repairability score


Now that the OnePlus One is officially outed, of course the folks over at iFixit had to get their hands on it.

The team did a full report on the device (tore it down and put it back together again) to determine its repairability score, which unfortunately was a bit low compared to today’s standards. The device received a 5/10 (10 us easiest to repair). According to iFixit, here’s why:

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Evernote adds SMS storing via MySMS

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Evernote and MySMS have joined forces to give users the ability to store text message conversations to Evernote. The MySMS app lets users sync and send text messages with their tablet or browser. Using MySMS with an Evernote account will archive SMS messages to a dedicated Evernote notebook. Every SMS conversation is turned into a separate note and is updated whenever a new message is received. The auto archiving will also include picture messages. The Evernote/MySMS integration is live for Android devices, iPhone and Windows Phones.

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[App Review] AudioManager Pro is a useful, powerful volume management tool

Have you ever wanted to adjust your phone’s alarm volume while listening to music, but didn’t want to dig through settings to change it? Have you ever had your phone go off at school, work, or in any other inappropriate situation? Pretty sure that’s happened to everyone at least once. Want an app to fix all those problems? You’ll want to try AudioManager Pro ASAP, but first you’ll want to get a complete breakdown of why you should try it once you hit the break. Read more

Titanium Backup Update Includes Bug Fixes & Support

Titanium Backup, one of the best Android tools for rooted devices has gotten a major update. The software update called version 4.8.4, brings numerous bug fixes, here’s a complete changelog of what the new update brings.

  • Improved app freezer to be ICS-friendly by default. This resolves the problem where apps couldn’t be defrosted on Samsung ICS devices. The freezing method can be changed in Preferences -> Troubleshooting settings.
  • Improved “Power defrost” which is fully compatible with ICS now. This allows Samsung ICS users to defrost anything, including apps that were frozen by previous TB versions.
  • Fixed incorrect display of apps that were disabled by ICS.
  • Fixed FC in case of connectivity problems while uploading backups to Box.
  • Minor bugfixes.
  • [PRO] Added support for syncing backups to Box ( cloud storage.

Full support is something that’s sure to raise more than a few eyebrows. While support is more than enough reason for you to use the latest Titanium Backup update, but keep in mind— it’s only for the paid version at this time. The update is available in the Play Store, in both free and paid flavors. So if you’re on a rooted device, go grab it today by hitting on the link below or scanning that QR code below.


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source: Titanium Track
via: Android Police

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play teams up with Havok gaming tools


The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play has been seeing a fair amount of action online, and Sony is looking to cement the Xperia Play into gaming minds and hearts alike. How do you do that? Push the Xperia Play into the hands of professional gamers that’s how.

Sony will be teaming up with Havok, who provides tools that are used in high-profile games like Epic Mickey, Fallout New Vegas, Uncharted 2, Demon’s Soul and Bioshock 2. Given the tools are cross-platform, this may give the Xperia Play a little boost in popularity, regardless of favorites.

Sony will also be teaming up with MLG (Major League Gaming), which is a smart move to push this device into gaming spotlights, thus giving it the appearance of a gaming platform, rather than just another smartphone. The Xperia Play will be the official device of the MLG.

[via intomobile]

Samsung Announces Galaxy Tab Developer Forum

At this point, if you haven’t heard of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, chances are you may actually be comatose. In keeping with this popularity, Samsung has now officially announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab Developer Forum. With all the tools that Samsung has made available to developers for this device, devs can finally make apps that will scale properly, which is a huge deal. There’s a lot of extra screen real estate available on the Tab, and to see it go to waste any longer would have been a shame.

If youre interested in the development end of the tab, be sure to check out the following:

[via Samsung Mobile]

Android Development 101- Part 4: Advanced DB/GUI Code and DDMS

Well we’re now on part four of the Android Development series but in case you haven’t been following along, here’s what you’ve missed:

Caught up? Good. Now that you’re up to speed on what’s been going on in Android Dev class, I’ll let the teacher of the class (Greg R Jacobs) describe what the latest installment is all about:

In this tutorial we are going to cover some advanced database code as well as tie in to some more advanced GUI techniques. We left off on the last tutorial showing you how to insert and select data to/from the database as well as make a table. What we need now is to be able to delete data if it is not needed and update it if we entered it incorrectly. We will tie these abilities in with some more advanced functionality utilizing a long press on the screen for delete and for updating we will just press the data we want to edit.

Can’t wait for your next installment Greg!

[via hackaday]