Snapseed Update Brings Some Nice Improvements

By | February 4, 2016

Raise your hand if you remember Snapseed?  Raise your hand if you knew it was owned by Google? My best is many of you didn’t raise your hand on either question because of all the Google owned apps, this one is one of the quiet ones.  That said, a little noise was made today.  Snapseed has been updated… Read More »

Apple Music App Update Brings SD Card Support

By | February 4, 2016

Apple Music, the subscription music service from Apple, has been updated for Android devices that brings support for SD cards.  The update is in the Google Play Store now and it is version 0.9.5 for those keeping score at home.  With the recognition of SD cards, users can now associate it with the app and download music to… Read More »

Google Play Movies & TV Improves Wishlists

By | February 4, 2016

The Google Play Movies & TV app has been updated today and while on the whole it is a minor update, there is a nice improvement to the Wishlist feature that comes in this build.  The update is build 3.11.5 for those keeping score at home and it is in the Google Play Store now.  If you already… Read More »

Major Update Comes to Bing for Android

By | February 4, 2016

If you like the Bing search service, today is a good day for you.  Microsoft has released a major update to their Android app for the service and it is all-but a new app.  With a new User Interface, dramatically improved local search functionality and improved categories, the new Bing app is going to impress. The first and… Read More »

Google Play Newsstand Update Brings Notifications

By | February 3, 2016

Google has released an update to their news and magazine app, Google Play Newsstand, that has enabled notifications from the app.  The update is version 3.5 for those keeping score at home and it is available now in the Play Store.  The app, which is also the app where you read any magazine subscriptions you have through the… Read More »

Helpful Chrome:// Commands

By | February 3, 2016

Whether you are using Chrome the browser or Chrome OS, there is a wealth of helpful information that can be found using chrome:// commands. Much like a http:// address, the chrome:// doesn’t go out to the web but searching your PC, Mac or Chrome OS computer to find information about about Chrome itself, system information, extensions and other… Read More »

BLU VIVO XL Now $149 at Amazon

By | February 3, 2016

Today over at Amazon, you can pick up the BLU VIVO XL for ony $149.99.  The 5.5″ Super AMOLED device is a solidly designed, sleek device with 16GB of storage on board and 2GB of RAM and is powered by a 1.3 GHz MediaTek octa-core processor. The Miami based company has a big lineup of devices that feature… Read More »

Zagg Acquiring Mophie for $100 Million

By | February 2, 2016

In an announcement made on their blog, Zagg has agreed to purchase battery case manufacture Mophie for at least $100 million. ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ:ZAGG) and mophie inc. (“mophie”) announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement under which ZAGG will acquire mophie. The transaction will leverage the unique strengths of two industry leaders in the mobile accessories… Read More »

Microsoft Reportedly Buying Swiftkey for $250 Million

By | February 2, 2016

According to a report from the Financial Times, Microsoft is set to announced the acquisition of the popular keyboard app developer Swiftkey for $250 million.  While neither company would confirm the report, it is expected to be announced later this week. Swiftkey is hugely popular with Android and iOS users who leverage the apps artificial intelligence to quickly… Read More »

Android Marshmallow Breaks 1% Install Base Barrier

By | February 2, 2016

It has taken 4 months but Android Marshmallow has finally broken through the 1% barrier on installed devices.  The news comes from the monthly Platform Version report from the company and while the news is good that the latest version of Android is starting to hit more device, it still has a mountain to climb to reach the… Read More »

Google OnHub Update Brings Guest Networks

By | February 2, 2016

The user friendly Google OnHub app and wireless routers have received a significant update today, bringing with it one of the most requested features in the user forums:  Guest Networks. To this point, when you had guests over and you wanted to give them access to your wireless network, you had to give them your main network password.… Read More »

Google Now More Valuable Than Apple

By | February 1, 2016

Today Alphabet announced their quarterly earnings and the big news in all of it was that the is now more valuable than the once untouchable Apple. In their financial report, Alphabet market cap value is $570 billion while Apple’s cap is $535 billion.  This is the first time since 2010, before the iPad, that Google has been more… Read More »