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YouTube picture-in-picture no longer requires YouTube Premium/Red

The change appears to be live in the U.S. right now.

Android Oreo brought a lot of exciting features to our beloved OS, but one of the most interesting/useful was easily picture-in-picture. One of the first apps PiP worked with was YouTube, but ever since Oreo’s release, you’ve needed a YouTube Premium/YouTube Red subscription in order for it to work.

Thankfully, it looks like Google’s reversing its decision here.

According to a growing thread on Reddit, multiple  [Read More…]

LastPass goes free on mobile devices, still requires subscription for cross-platform syncing

LastPass, a popular password management app, has made its app free to use on mobile phones and tablets, but still requires a $ 12 annual fee to sync that information with a computer. Previously, the company offered its services for free on computers, but required the fee for mobile users, and that has now changed.

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The new Nest requires a whole new app

A quick heads up for those of you in the Nest nation. Along with all the new hardware announced today comes an entirely new app, and not just an update to the existing one. When you update your existing Nest app, you’ll find that the icon goes gray, the app renames itself to Nest 4.5, and you’ll be prompted to download the new Nest 5.0. (Which you can get here.) You’ll have to log in all over  [Read More…]

Amazon Prime Instant Video now available on all Android Tablets starting today, though it requires some work to get started..

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Amazon-Instant-Video

Amazon today has opened up its Amazon Prime Instant Video service to all Android users. Well, for those of you that use a tablet that is. Starting today, Amazon Prime users can begin to use their tablet devices and subscription to enjoy Amazon’s streaming selection, at no further charge. The only caveat is that to use the service, you have to download  [Read More…]

Amazon’s new $25,000 sweepstakes just requires downloading an app

Amazon offers US Android users a chance to win a $ 25,000 shopping spree on its site if they download an app from their storefront.

This new content clearly shows that Amazon wants more Android device owners to use its app store. The contest is open to residents of the US that are 18 years of age and over. They must first register on Amazon’s web site and then, if they haven’t already, they have to download and  [Read More…]

Judge requires more information in Android antitrust suit filed against Google

U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freemon has decided on Thursday that consumers suing Google in an Android antitrust suit must submit additional factual information and amend their complaint for the suit to continue. At the heart of the suit is whether Google had used its Android OS to give its apps and services an advantage over competing offerings.

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DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket on Android phones, tablets requires no satellite dish

In a bold move supporting cord cutters, satellite provider DirecTV is allowing users to stream NFL Sunday Ticket games to their personal devices without requiring a satellite dish in the process. Streaming will work on compatible Android phones and tablets, iPhone and iPad, Macs and PCs, as well as Microsoft’s Xbox gaming console depending on the package you sign up for.

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Latest Google Drive update now requires Docs and Sheets apps to edit files

Google has updated its Google Drive app in the Play Store, which now requires users to install standalone Sheets and Docs apps for editing of documents and spreadsheets. By stripping the editing function out of the Drive app, Google is intending that the Drive app be used for managing and viewing of your files on the cloud.

Though users will now need three apps to retain the functionality of the old Drive app, the upside is  [Read More…]

FarmVille 2: Country Escape is made for mobile, requires no friends

Following a fairly successful soft launch in Canada, Zynga’s FarmVille 2: Country Escape launches globally today on iOS and Android. The Facebook version has been out since 2012, though the new mobile version won’t require a social plug-in to bug your friends for resources. You can also play offline, which is a nice change of pace from these types of games. The usual freemium city-building tropes are here: gather resources, plant new crops, wait on  [Read More…]