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Google+ is shutting down for consumers in August 2019

Google’s also putting its foot down on Gmail APIs and access to call/text data.

Google+ has long been the butt of many jokes as a failed social network that refuses to die, but according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal and then an official response from Google itself, it looks like it’s been home to a serious security vulnerability for three years that Google chose to not disclose to the public.

Per WSJ, a  [Read More…]

YouTube Gaming app is shutting down in March, moving to a web portal

There’s a new place to watch all of your favorite gaming YouTubers.

Back in 2015, Google launched its YouTube Gaming app to give gamers their own platform for separate features like Game Pages, Super Chat, and Channel Memberships. Since then, many of those features made their way to YouTube as a whole, and it seems as though YouTube Gaming no longer needs its own standalone app.

The YouTube Gaming app will be shutting down as of March  [Read More…]

How to stop streaming apps like Spotify from randomly shutting down

Changing a setting can keep streaming apps like Spotify up and running instead of cutting off your favorite song.

Modern Android phones make excellent devices for streaming media. Whether that means watching video on YouTube, listening to music through an app like Spotify, or indulging in an audiobook from Audible, your phone and a good set of headphones are all you need for a first-class experience.

Unless that experience gets interrupted by the app randomly shutting down,  [Read More…]

Google is shutting down Spaces after only nine months

The messaging app was no match for Google’s confusing messaging strategy.

Remember Spaces? The group messaging app that was sort of, kind of aimed at developers? It launched last May around the time of Google I/O and featured a bright, colorful tile interface. Each tile would have a bevy of Chrome, YouTube, and Google search links attached to it.

Well, Google’s retiring Spaces to the old app farm in the sky, as confirmed by Google’s John Kilcline.  [Read More…]

Is your Pixel randomly shutting off Bluetooth? You’re not alone

My Pixel’s got the Bluetooth Bug Blues…

The Google Pixel has been a bit buggy after this month’s February update, and Google has identified a fix for one of the more noticeable ones: your Bluetooth randomly shutting itself off. Listed in the Pixel’s Product forum, community leaders say that a fix has been identified and that it will be pushed out in a coming release, hopefully alongside the March security update.

The issue that many Pixel  [Read More…]

Coin officially shutting down product support by end of next month

Coin will be shutting down product services and support as of February 28.

The end is nigh for Coin cards, secure smart payment devices that allow you to store information from up to eight credit, debit or gift cards onto one, digitally secured, wallet-sized card.

Coin had already begun shutting down all their business operations since Fitbit officially acquired the start up back in June of 2016. Now, just seven months after the sale, the company took  [Read More…]

Cyanogen’s services and nightly builds are shutting down next week

Cyanogen’s grand plan to put “a bullet through Google’s head” has failed.

It’s been a rough couple of months for Cyanogen that saw the company undergo a round of layoffs, shutter its headquarters, and part ways with its co-founder Steve Kondik. The company has now announced that it will be shutting its services and nightly builds after December 31.

In a short post on its blog, Cyanogen said:

As part of the ongoing consolidation of Cyanogen,  [Read More…]

Google shutting down Together feature in Android Wear

Android Wear has a feature called Together, which is a watch face that can be paired with another watch so you can share stuff like emojis, sketches, stickers, and photos between two specific people. It’s a cute feature, but one that likely isn’t used very much at all.

With the newest update to the Android Wear app came a warning that the Together feature will soon be shut down. Android Wear 2.0 contains many new social features that render Together far less  [Read More…]

Microsoft is shutting down Sunrise Calendar

Sunrise has announced in a blog post that it is shutting down its popular calendar app on August 31st. The news follows the company’s acquisition by Microsoft in 2015. According to the post, the team at Sunrise have shifted all of its focus to the development of Microsoft Outlook for Android and iOS, making it

Samsung rumored to be shutting down Milk Music service

Samsung could be closed to closing down its Milk Music streaming service. A new, but unconfirmed, report claims that Samsung could replace Milk Music via a partnership or acquisition of another streaming service.

According to Variety’s sources, Milk Music has not met with the returns that Samsung expected since it launched in May 2014. While many users have signed up for Milk Music’s free version, few have paid the money for its premium tier:

Insiders  [Read More…]