Will Android 6.0 support multiple windows?

James O'Malley Android, Android apps, Google, Mobile phones Leave a Comment

The next major version of Android could support multiple windows - according to some informed speculation and intriguing screenshots. According to Tracy and Matt, digging through the latest Android 5.1 sourcecode suggests that Google may be planning to build in support for windows apps - in other words, enabling you to run two apps side…

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Ifttt launches “Do” button for Android homescreens

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If-That-Then-This, the useful service which hooks your various web services and internet-of-things gadgets together has launched a new Android app to make triggering actions even easier. Do Button by IFTTT will essentially take your "recipes" and put a big button on your Android homescreen. So if you want to, say, turn on your Belkin Wemo…

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Microsoft launches Android lockscreen app

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Microsoft has quietly launched another Android app into the Google Play store. Simply titled "Picturesque Lock Screen", the app will change the background image to match the photos Bing uses on its homepage. It has some neat features too, as Microsoft explains: "Picturesque Lock Screen, a Microsoft Garage project, brings the beautiful Bing home page…

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Facebook Lite will let you avoid installing Facebook Messenger

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For some reason, everyone hates Facebook Messenger - the company's separate messaging app that it now forces you to install on your phone if you want to chat to your mates. The good news is that with the launch of Facebook Lite, the company may just have provided a work-around. Facebook Lite is supposed to…

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Meet Animin, the new digital friend with an AR twist

Stuart O'Connor Android, Android apps, Apps, Augmented reality, Gaming, iPad, iPad apps, iPhone, iPhone apps Leave a Comment

Remember the Tamagotchi, the Japanese handheld digital pet that was all the rage in the 1990s? Since then, digital or virtual pets have come in all shapes and sizes, from web- or software-based to handdheld units similar to the Tamagotchis. Well, now say hi to the Animin, a new digital pet for phones and tablets…

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New app will track how much of your life you’re wasting on your phone

James O'Malley Android, Android apps, Apps, Mobile phones Leave a Comment

Do you ever worry that you're spending too much time on Facebook? Hey, I ASKED YOU SOMETHING! You'd have heard me if you were paying attention. I said, do you ever worry that you're spending too much time on Facebook? How many social occasions have you missed because your nose was in your phone? How…

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Office for Android tablets preview now available to all

Stuart O'Connor Android, Android apps, Microsoft, Software, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

All Android users are now able to download Microsoft's Office on Android preview, as long as their devices have the capability to run it. Microsoft has made the preview apps available to anyone using an ARM-powered tablet running KitKat or Lollipop with a screen size of between 7 inches and 10.1 inches. The initial preview…

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