Although Google may rule the roost on Android, Microsoft’s Bing search engine now makes up over 20 percent of the U.S. search market and that number is only increasing. Luckily for us, Redmond just announced the latest version of the native Bing search app for Android, matching the overhaul the iPhone app got a few months ago.
The Bing search app is now more robust with a fresh UI, floating search button, and other useful [Read More…]
Opera Max, an android app that can help you reduce your data usage across different apps and services on your phone, has received an update meant to make using apps and browsing the web when connected to public Wi-Fi faster and more secure. Opera says that it reached this goal thanks to the integration of the latest Opera Turbo technology, along with switching Opera Max’s VPN connections to an SPDY SSL tunnel, rather than HTTP 1.1.
Essentially, [Read More…]
Amazon has once again updated its Echo connected speaker with some new features, this time with some new alarm tones and more. To coincide with Amazon’s Super Bowl advertising push featuring Alec Baldwin and Miss Elliott, the Echo now sports two new alarm tones from the actor and performer.
Next up, Amazon has made browsing Alexa’s massive number of skills a tad easier. Not only can users search the list of skills, but they can now easily [Read More…]
With each playing to different strengths, you get two good budget choices.
Now that you can put money down for an Honor 5X (at a great price, of course) it’s at the top of many minds, trying to figure out if it’s the right budget phone choice for them. It offers a solid value, for sure, but it isn’t the only phone out there that offers something worthwhile for about $ 200 — one of the [Read More…]
The 16GB version of the OnePlus 2 smartphone is no longer for sale in the U.S. and Europe. The company has confirmed it has permanently pulled that version of its smartphone from its online stores in those markets.
According to a statement from OnePlus that was sent to TechRadar:
“According to feedback we have seen much greater interest in the 64GB version of the OnePlus 2 in North America and Europe, so we have removed the [Read More…]
The inevitable battle of the ecosystems gets yet another discussion point as the figures turn to analysing the activity of the Android Google Play Store and the iOS App Store. Google Play saw nearly double the number of downloads of Apples App Store last year, but of those downloads it was those who were on iOS that paid more.
Google Play clocked in just over 200 million app downloads worldwide, which is up from the 150 million registered in 2014. Apple [Read More…]
What is it?
Google has quietly pushed an update to their official Google App on Android to bring it to version 126.96.36.199. The Google App is the backbone on Android to bring the Google Now functionality to your device, so any update to the App is usually an enhancement to the service.
• Quickly search the web and your phone or tablet • Use your voice to search and more • Get personalized results based on your location
What it [Read More…]
WhatsApp has announced that it will axe its $ 1 annual subscription fee starting today. The Facebook-owned messaging service is nearing a billion users, and will start exploring alternate business models.
WhatsApp failed to monetize in emerging markets due to low debit and credit card penetration, which led to the service being offered for free. Today’s announcement reflects a change of strategy that will see the platform acting as a facilitator between businesses and customers:
Naturally, [Read More…]
Samsung has announced that government agencies in both China and France have certified KNOX for use by regulated industries. Having its secure platform certified in new markets means Samsung will be able to push forward with forming contracts with government authorities, as well as parties previously locked behind regulated access.
Following certification in the UK, Samsung and authorities deployed the latest Galaxy hardware for testing. Dr. Injong Rhee, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D, Software [Read More…]
If you’ve been looking for another deal on the Nexus 5X to become available, you’ll be happy to hear that Google has permanently cut the price of the phone by $ 30, dropping the starting price down to $ 349. Google has offered a number of deals on the Nexus 5X already, dropping the price by as much as $ 80 during some promotional periods, but this is not just another promotion. This is the new price [Read More…]