Android

Shazam update makes it easier to purchase music on Google Play

Most people have probably heard of Shazam before. Shazam is an app that you can install on your Android device that makes it easy to identify music and TV programs in seconds. If you hear a track on the radio you like but you aren’t sure what the song is called or who the artist singing is, Shazam is the app you want to identify the music.

Bose unveils ‘colorful’ Bluetooth speakers, on-ear headset

Bose, known worldwide as very competent audio device manufacturers, have been on a roll in terms of launching products lately. This time they took the wraps off the Soundlink Color speakers which seems to be their most affordable Bluetooth speaker yet. They are launching that together with the Soundlink On-ear Bluetooth headphones, their first try at on-ear Bluetooth headsets.

AutoData app turns off data connection to save power

A new app has hit Google Play called AutoData that promises to turn your data connection on and off on preset intervals. The point of the app seems to be aimed at saving power by turning off the data modem and saving data by keeping apps from using your data allowance constantly.

Heli Hell game lets you blow stuff up

A new game launched on Google Play this month called Heli Hell. As you might guess from the name of the app, it's a helicopter game where players control an attack helicopter as it makes its way over a bunch of enemy ships and bases blowing stuff up.

Galaxy Note 4 OLED screen tested by DisplayMate

One of the most important parts of a smartphone of any size is the screen. If the images we see look bad because of a poorly performing screen, it doesn't matter as much how the rest of the smartphone performs. DisplayMate has recently conducted a test of the OLED screen used on the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge.

Google adds four more countries to paid content on Newsstand

Four countries are now the recipients of an advanced birthday gift from Google. Well, that is, if they actually were hankering to be able to access paid content from the Google Newsstand. India, the Netherlands, Russia and Spain were added to the list of countries that can now buy newspapers and magazines from the Newsstand, joining a very “elite” number of countries that can do so.

Amazon Fire TV gets Spotify Connect support for music streaming

The Amazon Fire TV has a new app that music fans will love. The app is Spotify Connect and it launched in the US this week allowing fans of music to stream all the content they want via the Amazon hardware. The app has some cool features that make it easy to listen to your favorite tunes on multiple devices.

Testdroid allows Remote Manual Access to any Android device

Android developers need all the help they can to make their apps better. Testing on local phones may be enough but one can’t avoid bugs and errors to appear on different devices. The key is to test any app project on many units as much as possible to see the issues that may occur.
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