Android

Beats 1.2.0 adds more customisation,verified badges

With the popularity of music streaming services like Pandora, Deezer and Spotify, Beats Music is like the late-blooming cousin trying to catch up with his peers. With the latest update to its Android app, version 1.2.0 seeks to add even more customisation to its service, as they know that curated and personalised playlists is the way to go when it comes to this market.

5 Things to Love and Hate in the Android L Dev Preview

It's been a little more than a month since Google let the cat out of the bag and gave out the developer preview of Android L for developers to test and curious but daring onlookers to try. While the preview wasn't made for end users to enjoy, it does bare a few markings of what awaits us in the next Android release. So what have we liked so far and what do we hope Google will get to fix before that expected day?

New leaked Sony Xperia Z3 photos show start of production

Ah, leaked photos, we love you and hate you at the same time. You ratchet up the anticipation while not giving us much new details as expected. The new photos of what is supposedly Sony’s new flagship phone, the Xperia Z3 does not give us anything new really, except to show that mass production of the anticipated gadget has already started and that it will come in at least one basic color, for now.

Lithium anodes to bring promise of longer battery lives

Samsung's latest jab at Apple reveals one of the overriding concerns of mobile device users anywhere in the world, that is next to an Internet connection: battery life. Fortunately, Standford University's researchers might be on the breakthrough of reaching that holy grail of battery engineering, a battery whose anode component is also made up of lithium, which can last two to three times longer than batteries today.

Swipify simplifies switching between apps on Android Wear

Smartwatches have definitely made our digital lives more interesting, and maybe at times, simpler. However, it still has many limitations in terms of both hardware and software, so for now, it’s up to app developers to enhance how we’ll be able to use those devices. One such app is Swipify, which makes it easier to launch and switch between apps on the Android Wear platform.

Ematic outs dual-core Kitkat tablet at low, low price point

How many tablets do you know of that can provide you a good Android 4.4 Kitkat performance for under USD$100? Not a lot, we know. But Ematic is trying to get to this specific market by launching the EGD172, a 7-inch tablet that has specs you’d probably expect from this price range – nothing to write home about, but enough to probably secure a place as a Kitkat tablet for emerging markets.

LG G Vista officially confirmed for Verizon, AT&T

The LG G Vista – if the leaks were to be believed – was supposed to be a “mini” version of one of LG’s higher tier phones, and that’s what it’s actually turning out to be as the confirmations are streaming in. The new LG phone has now been semi-confirmed for Verizon and AT&T via internal product leaks. Let’s see what it looks like.

nowPaper 2.0 now has Muzei extension, new wallpapers

nowPaper, a wallpaper collection app, has announced the release of version 2.0, which now includes support for live wallpaper app Muzei, and a collection of new designs that have been inspired by the landscapes and cities from Google Now’s backgrounds. Your Android devices can now sport these amazing-looking designs on your home screen, and you can even set them to reflect the time of day.
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