Google Chromecast Screen Mirroring Comes to Android

Google is preparing to offer the ability to mirror a screen on your Android or tablet to a TV using Chromecast. Users already rely on Chromecast to stream audio, video and other content from the web to the TV, while using the mobile device as a remote. Now they will be able to use Chromecast to turn the TV set into a big screen display for whatever... 

Google Debuts Android Wear Companion App, Special Wear Section in Play Store

Now that the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live were launched at Google I/O, the big G also decided some apps were needed to put the devices to work. That’s why they launched a companion app for Android Wear and also a special Wear section in the Play Store. The companion app will connect to your Android Wear device and allows you to control settings... 

Google Play Music Updated, Gets Android TV Support and Interface Changes

Google started rolling out at the end of June a fresh update for Google Play Music, that includes a few welcome features related to last week’s Google I/O event. This fresh software bumps the Google Play Music version to 5.6. The new version brings an interesting concept of device organization. You are only authorized to have 10 devices with... 

Textalyzer App Analyzes Text Conversations, Establishes Patterns

Textalyzer is a new an interesting app that will let you know what your texting patterns are and who are the people you chat most with. It may show that you text your girlfriend often, but she takes around 5 minutes to text you back for example. It may also show that on average that highschool friend of yours spams you with 5 texts a day. There are... 

Android L Keyboard Can Now Be Installed on Rooted Devices

The folks of XDA Developers have come up with a way for basically everyone to get a taste of the new Android L keyboard. If you have a Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 odds are that you’re already playing with the Android L Developer Preview. For everyone else there’s the flashing ZIPs method… The user bejunk from XDA managed to port the keyboard... 

Google Search 3.5.14 Update Brings Widespread “OK, Google” Hotword, Audio History (Video)

Google Search 3.5.14 is slowly but surely rolling out right now, with a few enhancements. Google will be allowing users to say “OK, Google”, the famous hotword from anywhere on the phone, to trigger a voice search. This means that instead of having to use that command in the homescreen, you can use it anywhere else. The update allows you... 

Nokia Debuts Z Launcher for Android, Looks Stunning

After launching a more or less appealing Android phone series, Nokia is now debuting a launcher that looks very hot. It’s called Z Launcher a brings forth a home screen replacement for Android handsets. Now that Nokia sold its phone making arm, it’s free to operate onto such markets, if it wants to. Usually an Android launcher tries to... 

Google Seems to be Testing 480p and 1080p In YouTube for Android; Options Popping Up for Some Users

Version 5.7 of the YouTube Android app seems to have introduced the ability to select which quality level want to stream a video in. As long as the level is 720p or lower, the option is there. The options seem to have skipped from 360p to 720p, but there are some lucky users who have started to see the 480p option appear. 1080p has appeared as well,... 

SwiftKey Keyboard Available for Free Now, People Who Paid for It Get Premium Pack Reward (Video)

SwiftKey has announced a change of its business model, that involves making its famous keyboard available for free and offering a theme store to the customers, with both paid and free themes. Previously, SwiftKey was available for $3.99 a pop, but that’s changed now. Consumers are surely very happy about this and now, instead of selling the app,... 

Google Preparing “Nearby”, a New Android Feature That Lets People and Places Know Where You Are

In what appears to be yet another breach of intimacy Google is preparing a Nearby feature for Android. Obviously, the fault will be totally yours if you get caught cheating, because you activated the feature and it was optional, so Google washes its hands of blame. Anyway, the Nearby function will let “people, places and things know when you’re... 

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