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Motorola Connect App Receives Update
By admin on Monday September 14, 2015

Motorola has updated its Motorola Connect app and brought plenty of new goodies to its Moto 360. The app for the Google Play Store allows users to update their devices and customize them, and now it is available for the newly launched Moto 360 2015.

A Look Back on Stagefright
By admin on Monday September 14, 2015

We get it already, Android has many a security hole and is vulnerable to attacks. Whether you can live with that and appreciate the openness or not depends, and probably dictates whether you use Google's platform or turn to iOS, Windows, or even BlackBerry. Not that we are brushing it under the carpet or anything, security on Android is arguably the platform?s biggest problem moving forward and there are numerous attacks to be worried about.

Microsoft Launches Full Beta of Cortana on Google Play
By Luke Jones on Monday August 24, 2015

Microsoft today launched a public beta of Cortana on Google Play, bringing its virtual assistant to the Android mobile platform. However, if you are outside the United States you will not be able to see Cortana as Microsoft is only launching the app in its home nation for the time being. We are sure that the virtual assistant will move to other markets in due course.

LG G Watch R gets Wi-Fi Update
By Luke Jones on Monday August 24, 2015

LG's G Watch R is almost a year old, but it is still one of the better Android Wear devices out there and arguably the only one to look like a bona fide timepiece. To keep the wearable up to date LG conformed back in May that the G Watch R will be getting Wi-Fi connectivity at some point. It has taken four months but LG is now finally sending out that update.

Android Wear getting Interactive Watch Faces
By Luke Jones on Friday August 21, 2015

Google has sent out a small but useful update for its Android Wear platform that is found on myriad smartwatches on the platform. The company says that the update will be rolling out to every Android Wear device in the coming weeks and the meat of the update will be the inclusion of interactive watch faces. This will bring more ways to use the device when it is just in its watch face mode.

Microsoft's New Smartphones Landing in October
By Luke Jones on Thursday August 20, 2015

September and IFA comes around too soon for Microsoft and its upcoming Windows 10 Mobile platform. The company may still have a presence at the event, but do not expect any major announcements on its software or any upcoming smartphones. However, October is much more likely and reports today suggest that Microsoft will hold an event in October to detail Windows 10 Mobile and to showcase some new Lumia smartphones.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is Official
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 18, 2015

Google officially announced that Android M, announced by the company earlier in the year, will be called Android Marshmallow when it launches. The company rolled out a statue of the Android robot carrying a large marshmallow to announce the name, while Google also revealed that the next full build will otherwise be known as Android 6.0.

HTC One M8 not getting Sense 7 until Android M
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 11, 2015

HTC's One M9 launched earlier in the year with the company's brand new Sense 7 Android UI, still probably the best third party Android skin. However, users of HTC's 2014 One M8 flagship are still awaiting the new software to land on their device, with Sense 7 UI expected to land on the handset when Android 5.1 Lollipop is rolled out by the Taiwanese company.

Microsoft Translate App Available on Android and Android Wear
By Luke Jones on Friday August 07, 2015

Microsoft may have Windows 10 rolling out and Windows 10 Mobile and brand new hardware to look forward to this fall, but the company is still continuing its new expansions. Of course, that means launching software on other platforms (primarily Android) as Redmond attempts to take an even bigger chunk of Google?s pie. The latest app to land on the rival OS is Microsoft Translator.

Samsung to Issue Monthly Security Patch Post Stagefright Vulnerability
By Luke Jones on Thursday August 06, 2015

In the wake of the recent Stagefright vulnerability found in the Android platform, Samsung has decided to knuckle down and will start releasing monthly security patches for its devices. Simply put, this will mean that any future security problems will be dealt with quickly, instead of merely waiting for them to happen before acting. Samsung will also be rolling the patches out directly, so they will not have to pass by (and inevitably arrive late) a carrier first.