Google bringing ‘on-body detection’ in Smart Lock feature

by Christine Kitsati We all know that it sometimes becomes tedious to unlock your smartphone time and again. Google realized that and introduced the Smart Lock feature in Android 5.0, which makes sure that your smartphone remains unlocked, when it is in a trusted place or connected to a trusted device. Now, to make Smart Lock even more […] 22 March 2015 at 11:40 pm

Facebook testing dialer & caller ID app for Android

by Dimitris Skiannis After attempting to drive Android users to use its Messenger as their default texting application, Facebook is now planning to release an app called ‘Phone’ for the caller ID and dialer needs of the smartphone users. The existence of this app was revealed after some Android users accidentally received a notification to install the app […] 21 March 2015 at 11:39 pm

LinkedIn launches a standalone job search app for Android

by Christine Kitsati LinkedIn on Thursday announced the arrival of its standalone job search app in Google Play. The app is simple known as ‘Linked Job Search’ and can be grabbed now from the Play Store. The application offers all the features that you normally find on the web version of jobs on LinkedIn and has been developed keeping […] 19 March 2015 at 11:37 pm

Google adds new carousel feature in mobile search

by Dimitris Skiannis Google has announced that it has upgraded the mobile search interface on Android to include a new carousel feature, which will showcase freshest, most relevant content from within a single website. “When you search for a topic or news source, just scroll down to see a “carousel” of recent articles, videos or more on that […] 18 February 2015 at 06:12 pm

Google Play Music Android app updated with UI improvements

by Christine Kitsati Google has released a new version of Google Play Music in the Play Store, which brings UI improvements. The updated version is rolling out now and will reach your Android devices in the next few days. The company hasn’t shared any official change-log for Google Play Music v5.8 at this point, but we have been […] 7 February 2015 at 08:05 pm

Google Maps app update brings reviews from “Local Guides” program

by Dimitris Skiannis Google has announced that it will now start highlighting reviews from its new Local Guides program in Maps for Android. The updated version of the app including the new feature is rolling out now and will reach your Android device in the coming days. According to Google, Local Guides is a global community of the […] 4 February 2015 at 08:02 pm

Google Now gets support for information cards from third-party apps

by Christine Kitsati Ever wondered what it would be like to get Google Now like cards from all the applications in your Android device. Well, thanks to the latest Google app update, it will now be possible for a limited set of applications. Google has announced that it is rolling out an update for the Google app in […] 30 January 2015 at 11:48 pm

HTC releases browser app in Google Play

by Christine Kitsati Continuing the strategy of releasing the Sense apps in Google Play for easy and quick updates, HTC has published its browser app “HTC Internet” in the Google Play store. The application can now be downloaded on the compatible HTC Android smartphones for free and brings a few improvements over the bundled browser version. As per the […] 15 January 2015 at 04:48 pm

Amazon Appstore offers $220 worth of paid apps and games for free

by Dimitris Skiannis To celebrate the holidays, Amazon Appstore is offering $220 worth of premium Android apps and games for free around the world. You can now head over to Amazon Appstore client on your Android device or (or your regional Amazon website) to download these apps. Some of the popular apps and games being offered by Amazon include […] 24 December 2014 at 07:30 pm

Google Text-to-Speech in Android now supports Hindi

by dlife Google has updated the Text-to-Speech app in Google Play, adding support for Hindi and Indonesian languages. The updated version is rolling out now and will reach your Android device in the coming days. Google Text-to-Speech works in the background and powers the applications to read-aloud the text available on the screen. Many apps like Google Play […] 4 December 2014 at 09:06 pm