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The last year saw more than 82 billion Google Play app installs

Google Play sees a huge uptick in app installs in 2016.

At I/O 2017, Google’s VP of Engineering for Android, Dave Burke, revealed that over 82 billion apps have been installed from Google Play last year, a noticeable uptick from the 65 billion in 2015. Android itself now powers over 2 billion active devices, and is the largest operating system in the world.

Burke also shared details on Android wear, stating that 24 manufacturers have committed  [Read More…]

Google Photos gets smarter and more social: Top 4 announcements from Google IO 2017

The new features will certainly be helpful for loyal users, but they also exist to help you to spread the word on what Google Photos can do.

Google has more than half a billion active users uploading over a billion image files to Google Photos daily, so it’s no surprise that the company is doubling down on what’s turning out to be a successful photo-sharing platform.

At Google I/O 2017, the company announced a host of new  [Read More…]

Latest Instagram update adds face filters and more

Instagram lands another blow in the battle for social media dominance.

A new update is rolling out for Instagram today which adds a bunch of new features — including a few more borrowed from Snapchat. The big new feature is face filters, which works just like Snapchat’s version does, but will also work with other Instagram features like Boomerang. You’re able to use either the rear or selfie cam, then send your recording or pics to friends via Instagram  [Read More…]

YouTube TV gains Breaking Bad, Doctor Who, Portlandia, more via new channel support

YouTube TV has already added a number of new channels to its upstart internet-based streaming TV service. Just weeks after launching with a rather wide variety of options, YouTube TV gains additional key channels. Subscribers can now can access content from AMC, BBC America, IFC TV, Sundance TV, Telemundo, Univision, and We TV. This means […]

Cricket adds more data to its Basic Plan, pricing stays the same

On top of announcing the availability of the ZTE Blade X Max this week, Cricket Wireless also unveiled an upgrade to its Basic data plan. Staring May 12, subscribers will get 4GB of 4G LTE instead of the previous 3GB for the same $ 35 with AutoPay activated or $ 40 without.  The plan includes unlimited talk […]

Google rolls out ‘Street View ready’ program for 360-degree cameras from Samsung, GoPro, and more

Google’s Street View certification program lets you easily publish 360-degree content.

Google has announced a “Street View ready” program that makes it easier for customers using 360-degree cameras to capture and upload imagery to Street View. 20 cameras will be available over the coming months, including products from Samsung, GoPro, 360Fly, Insta360, Xiaomi’s Yi Technology, and others.

The Street View certification covers four categories:

Street View mobile ready: 360 cameras that can publish Street View directly  [Read More…]

Google Assistant can now control more home connected (i)devices

Maker of home connected devices, iDevices today announced that its products are now compatible with the Google Assistant. Previously Alexa and Siri support was offered, but from now on Devices can be controlled by addressing voice commands directed towards the Google Assistant inside the Pixel or Google Home. iDevices family of products includes switches, wall […]

Tap Hero – A more original Flappy Bird (Review)

Yes, I know that I probably deserve to be burned at the stake for bringing up this cursed game from 2013, but by the end of this, you’ll see where I am coming from. Alright, down to business. Tap Hero, the sole product offered by APPLICATTURA Michal Walaszczyk is offered on both Google Play and the […]

What the world needs now are more progressive web apps

I’m embarrassed by all the apps I have installed. Do I really need a majority of them if there’s a web app for that?

Have you had a second to check out the latest Android Central roundtable? A few of us shared how many apps we each have installed on our daily drivers. Frankly, I was embarrassed by my number. I take such pride in the curation of the apps that I have installed. But there are  [Read More…]

Zagg’s sapphire-infused screen protector is nothing more than plastic snake oil

You don’t have to spend wads of cash on this overpriced product to protect your new Galaxy S8.

The term “sapphire crystal” may sound like something that’s incredibly protective, especially when you consider the fact that sapphire is one of the hardest nature-made materials on Earth. But things are not always what they seem, as proven by the latest JerryRigEverything torture test with Zagg’s pricey Galaxy S8 curved screen protector.

The $ 50 Zagg Sapphire Defense advertises that it’s  [Read More…]