Android

More Moto phones now ready to receive Android 5.1 Lollipop

Motorola's very own Senior Director for Software Product Management, David Schuster, shared on his Google+ page some news about the much awaited Android 5.1 Lollipop upgrade on their smartphones. Just the other day, the Moto X 2nd-gen Pure Edition was prepped for the said version and now these phones have quickly followed: 2nd-gen Moto E with 4G LTE, 1st-gen Moto G with 4G LTE, 2nd-gen Moto X, and the Verizon DROID Turbo.

Pushbullet gets an all-new design and improved UI

Perhaps one of the most widely used productivity apps out there is Pushbullet. This app has been updated several times throughout the years but the recent release is the biggest update yet. Before this one, Pushbullet has allowed replying to BBM and GroupMe, as well as, Hangouts, WhatsApp, and other instant messaging apps. Avid Pushbullet fans will see the noticeable changes right away as enhancements have been made on every level for both the iOS and Android versions.

India now gets real-time traffic update in Google Maps

One of the worst things about living in the city is getting stuck in traffic jams, especially if you're on your way to a crucial appointment. While India may not be considered the worst when it comes to traffic congestion, some cities in the country may very well be in the top 100 or something. That is why Google Maps in India has now finally started adding traffic information in 12 cities, helping drivers see real-time the conditions on the roads including all national highways and expressways.

Xiaomi launches in Brazil, brings entry-level Redmi 2 Android phone

We haven't heard much recently from Xiaomi the past months but we know the latest model, the Redmi 2, is arriving in other countries other than China but not in the US (not yet). According to Hugo Barra, they are still testing the market first if Mi accessories will sell or not. That's understandable because it can be a challenge for a new Chinese startup to just enter a big market like the United States.

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Developer for malware app settles out of court with FTC, New Jersey

You really have to be careful nowadays with apps that are promising various rewards and bonuses (and if they don't come from reliable developers). Chances are, they are either a fraudulent company or they will be unleashing a malware on your device that will eat up your battery or memory or worse, it might actually steal something from you. The developer of one such app decided to settle out of court with the Federal Trade Commission and the New Jersey government, and now they will never be able to create similar apps ever again.

Facebook Messenger secure P2P payments rolls out all over the US

Mobile payment transactions may not be the standard yet but there are a lot of people who prefer this method simply because of its ease and convenience. Others are simply worried about privacy and security but developers like Facebook know how to make an app secure all the time. Frequent updates and releases make sure the app is  always in tip-top shape.

Facebook Ads Manager launched, complete with marketing tools for businesses

Facebook is still the most popular social network today. It’s been the top social website for young and old alike. Thanks to Mark Zuckerberg, it’s not going away anytime soon. It may be No. 1 but admit it or not, this website has more disadvantages rather then advantages. Of course, that’s just the cynic in me talking but as a parent, I don’t think I’d want my kid spending a lot of time in there because there are just too many things that can happen and be explored.

Alcatel, Cyanogen’s Hero 2+ project gets scrapped in favor of future product

Device manufacturer Alcatel made the news at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona back in March that it was teaming up with software developer Cyanogen for the Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2+ phablet. It was supposed to be a next gen phablet with Cyanogen software running the show. We’ve just received news that both Alcatel and Cyanogen have announced the termination of this project in favor of a future product.