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Galaxy Note 4 fingerprint sensor upgrade? How Samsung could improve customer loyalty

Samsung’s 2014 flagship the Galaxy Note 4’s fingerprint sensor was the aspect of the phone which tarnished the flagship’s awesome image and prevented it from getting close to a perfect score from reviewers. This is because of the cumbersome swipe on the home button with the thumb or finger that […]

Failed to apply patch Android Studio solution

If you are seeing the error “failed to apply patch” at the end of every attempt to update Android Studio you might be glad to know that there is a quick solution to this problem. Before I proceed with the solution, I will give a short background of why this […]

How to edit your Instagram posts

Have you ever written an Instagram post and then wanted to edit it soon afterwards? Maybe you forgot to add some hashtags and the best you could do was to repost the original post with the missing hashtags. Or perhaps you have an embarassing typo in the Instagram post? It’s […]

Getting duplicate notifications from GMail and Inbox? Here’s a quick solution.

So, yesterday I finally received an invitation for Google Inbox by GMail after a long wait. It was quite by chance that I saw an article, while going through some blog posts on Google Newsstand, that mentioned a tweet from Inbox by Gmail:   Want an invite TODAY? #InboxHappyHour 3-4pm […]

Google announces Android Wear smartwatches

The year 2014 is definitely turning out to be the year of wearable technology as predicted by many tech pundits. Google has announced its own wearable product range aptly dubbed Android Wear. News of the launch was brought to my attention by a tweet from Sundar Pichai who is the┬ásenior […]

Google Now cricket scores finally included!

Google Now cricket scores have finally been included in the latest version of the Google Search app. The update was pushed out a few hours ago and includes the following additional changes acording to its changelog on Google Play: “For Android 4.1+ (Jelly Bean): – Traffic incidents on your route […]

Are you unwittingly using Viber location sharing?

While using Viber for Android, I noticed that some of my contacts had the location ballon next to each message that they sent. When I asked one contact something about where he was, he was really puzzled at how I was able to tell where he was without him telling […]

6 features that could make Android Device Manager a killer app

Android Device Manager is an app service from Google that allows a stolen phone to be remotely located, locked and/or erased. It is a useful app that can act as a first line of defence to protect one’s private data when a mobile phone or tablet with an internet connection […]

Solving Gradle update problem in Android Studio 0.4.2

Solving the Gradle update problem in Android Studio 0.4.2 will be shown in this short tutorial. A few days ago I was migrating my Android apps from the Eclipse ADT plugin to the new Android Studio when I encountered a frustrating problem with the Gradle plugin. After exporting my projects […]

Android Device Manager now standalone app

Google yesterday released the Android Device Manager service as a standalone app on the Google Play Store. Android Device Manager is an app that can be used to locate, lock and/or rest a lost Android phone. Prior to this release, Android Device Manager was only available as a web-based service. […]