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Google announces Android Wear smartwatches

March 18, 2014 at 17:39

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 senior […]

Google Now cricket scores finally included!

March 15, 2014 at 09:45

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?

March 6, 2014 at 18:20

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

January 21, 2014 at 04:03

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

January 21, 2014 at 02:43

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

December 12, 2013 at 07:01

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. […]

The rise of Android tablets

November 1, 2013 at 00:26

  The rise of Android tablets has been ongoing since the release of Android Honeycomb 3.0. I don’t usually use public transport regularly but when I do, I see at least 20 people with an Android tablet besides their phone on a typical day. So steep is the upward trend […]

Is Google delving into the food market with KitKat partnership?

October 11, 2013 at 11:15

Is Google delving into the food market with the KitKat partnership? Google recently announced their partnership with KitKat(R) for their next version of Android – Android 4.4 KitKat. As early as last year, the rumour mill had it that the next version of Android after Jellybean would be called Key Lime […]