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  • 27 Jul 2016

    Google launches Family Library, a way for families to share Google Play purchases

    GoogleFamily-Library?Google officially announced this morning the launch of “Family Library” – a program that allows up to six family members to share their purchases from Google Play across devices. This includes the ability to share movies, TV shows, books, apps and games across Android phones and ta

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  • 26 Jul 2016

    Google’s Android Phone app now identifies spam callers

    07.25_Android_SpamCall?There’s nothing worse than answering a call from a number you don’t recognize and getting locked into an awkward sales or marketing call. Well, those incidents may be less frequent for many after Google added spam call detection to its phone app for Android. Read More

  • 25 Jul 2016

    Google Maps gets a cleaner look and starts highlighting areas of interest

    SS2?It’s been a busy week for the Google Maps team. As we reported earlier today, the Google Maps apps are getting a Wi-Fi-only mode and the team is also bringing more crowdsourcing tools to the mobile apps. The company kept the biggest announcement for today, though: Google Maps on iOS, Android and the web is getting a new and

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  • 24 Jul 2016

    Prisma for Android is now live for all in the Google Play Store

    Prisma Android?The hits just keep on coming for Prisma. Just over a month after launching on iOS and almost immediately capturing the imagination of the Instagramming masses in the process, AI-fueled photo filtering app is Prisma is now live for all Android users. That’s a mere five days after the app first launched in beta

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  • 21 Jul 2016

    Google now uses machine learning to make reading comics on phones easier

    2016-07-21_0927?Plenty of people still like to read their comics on paper, but increasingly, phones and tablets are the devices of choice for keeping up with the Justice League. Last year, Google introduced a new reading experience for comics in its Play Books store for Android that makes it easier to follow along with the s

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  • 19 Jul 2016

    Army Special Operations Command reportedly ditching Android for iPhone in the field

    peosold?While the ordinary proving ground of the smartphone may be the mean streets of the city, devices are to be found on the field of battle, too — and if a report from DoDBuzz is to be believed, Android may soon be giving way to iOS for some special operations forces. Read More

  • 18 Jul 2016

    Google launches final Android Nougat Developer Preview

    android-phone-shutterstock?Google today released the fifth and last preview Android Nougat before the scheduled final release later this summer. According to the company, this preview includes the latest version of the Android Nougat emulator to do apps final testing, the final N APIs, the latest system behavio

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  • 15 Jul 2016

    Encrypted comms company Silent Circle closes $50M Series C

    SilentCircle_Blackphone2_Angle-A?Encrypted comms company Silent Circle, which also makes a security-focused Android smartphone called the Blackphone, has announced it’s closed a $50 million Series C round of financing, led by Santander Bank. Read More

  • 13 Jul 2016

    Facebook lifts the veil on its mobile device testing lab

    fb_data_center-4?Earlier this week, Facebook gave a small group of reporters a tour of its Prineville, OR data center. In the process, the company also showed off its mobile device lab for testing on physical devices new iOS and Android versions of the Facebook app, Messenger and Instagram. The mobile device lab currently

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