Add 360 degree video/images to Android smartphone with Insta360Air camera

This looks like fun. It's a 360 degree camera that clips onto your Android smartphone. Called the Insta360Air, the camera can shoot 360 degree images and video that can either be livestreamed or shared instantly on social media. The device can also be used as a 360 webcam which users connect to their laptops via…

One in three of us have lost our smartphone photos, reckons Kodak Alaris

More than a third (35%) of Britons have lost photos from their smartphone, according to a study released today by imaging company, Kodak Alaris. People in the UK store an average of 651 photos on their mobile phones meaning that a potential 11.8 billion photos are lost in the ether. Yet they fail to take…

Chrome for Android to support notifications from websites

Google has announced details on what we can expect in version 42 (!) of its Chrome web browser for Android. Announced in a blog post, the biggest new addition appears to be notifications from websites using an emerging notification standard. What this means is that you could soon be receiving notifications from, say, eBay, without…

Google launches handwriting input app

Now there's a new way to enter text on your Android device: Handwriting. Google has just launched an official handwriting app, and it apparently works in 82 languages both online and offline, and will automatically transcribe your scrawl and turn it into text. Apparently it will even figure out emojis if you draw them. You…

Amazon Instant Video now available on Android tablets

Unbelievably, until today Amazon's Netflix-alike Instant Video service has not been available on Android tablets. That's all change though as according to Trusted Reviews the app is now available. However, Amazon hasn't made it easy: Its only available to download from the Amazon app store, which you'll first have to install on to your tablet…

Google moves Photos in with Drive

The slow death of Google+ continues today as the company has announced that it will now be integrating its photo uploading facilities with Google Drive. The Google Drive Blog reveals the changes - which will now see photos sensibly listed alongside other types of files, rather than ghettoised over on Google+, where nobody looks. The…

Will Windows Phone soon run Android apps?

Today's rumour du jour is that Microsoft could be planning to add support for Android apps on Windows Phone - in a bid to boost the number of apps available. According to Neowin Microsoft might be investigating possible emulation technologies in a bid to shortcut its platform's chicken-and-egg problem, of not having enough apps to…

Google Play adopts age ratings and human moderators

Google has today announced a couple of changes to Google Play to attempt to make the user experience a bit better for everyone. In a blog post the company says that it will start applying age ratings to apps available for download, following videogame ratings, localised for different places. So in the UK and Europe…

Will Android 6.0 support multiple windows?

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…

This Android app will solve maths equations using your phone’s camera

A new app called PhotoMath has just launched on the Android app store and it could really help with tricky maths homework. The way it works is by using the camera to photograph equations. The app will then figure out what you need to know, and then figure out what x is equal to. Best…