Google Now Lets You Stream Android Apps From Mobile Search Results

Google has finally unveiled its long-anticipated take on app streaming. Google’s mobile searches on Android until now displayed information from apps that were indexed by the company to users who had the corresponding app installed. From now on, if Google finds in-app content contained to a mobile app that is not available in the smartphone, it will show the relevant content and in some cases, also offer users the option…

November 21, 2015
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Google Maps Now Available Offline in India With Turn-by-Turn Navigation

Google India on Wednesday announced that its Maps app will be available offline with features such as voice-based turn-by-turn navigation while in offline mode. At Google I/O 2015, the company had revealed plans to bring offline search to its Maps app and had stressed it was aimed mainly for “emerging markets” where Internet connection was spotty, and data charges were expensive, as navigation via GPS was independent of mobile networks….

November 21, 2015
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Google Play to Prominently Display Which Apps Include Ads

The Google Play store will next year prominently display an ‘Ads’ label on those apps that include advertisements. The latest move by Google is to help ensure users know what they are downloading, preventing misunderstandings. The search giant has started sending emails asking app developers to mark whether their apps include ads in the Play Developer Console. Developers have until January 11 next year to declare if the apps feature…

November 21, 2015
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LG Pay Mobile Payments System Confirmed to Be in Development

LG Electronics said on Thursday it signed an agreement to develop its own mobile payment service called LG Pay. LG, which signed the agreement with South Korea’s largest and second-largest credit card firms Shinhan Card Co Ltd and KB Kookmin Card Co Ltd, did not give a timetable or description of its planned technology. The mobile payment market is getting crowded as smartphone makers like Apple and SamsungElectronics have launched…

November 21, 2015
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Skype for Android Now Lets You Save Video Messages, Mute Notifications

Microsoft has updated Skype’s Android client to add a handful of features that many users are likely to find handy. The instant messaging and video chat client from the company now lets users save video messages among other things. The Skype v6.11 for Android now allows users to save video messages. A user will be able to tap on a video message or a recording and save it to their…

November 21, 2015
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Housing.com Announces Layoffs, Shuts Down Rentals

Real estate listings platform Housing.com announced Thursday its restructuring plan to focus purely on the home-buying segment. Housing.com said that it will be reducing its employee base, and reorganising its teams to more efficiently execute this new focused strategy, but did not divulge the extent of layoffs at the company. According to our sources, a definite number hasn’t been arrived at yet. In their most recent press statement, Housing.com had…

November 21, 2015
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As Telegram Blocks 78 IS-Linked Accounts, New Ones Pop Up

Mobile messaging service Telegram is racing to shut down broadcast channels used by Islamic State to promote its causes and recruit members, but the group is creating new channels apparently just as quickly. Berlin-based Telegram, created two years ago by the founder of Russia’s most popular social network site Vkontakte, has caught on in many corners of the globe as an ultra-secure way to quickly upload and share videos, texts…

November 21, 2015
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Vine Update Brings Audio Remix Tool, New Discovery Feature, and More

Vine has started rolling out an update for its Android and iOS app versions with new audio and discovery features. The biggest among them is the audio remix feature, which lets users utilise other Vine audio tracks in their own. To use an audio snippet from a Vine video, users need to simply tap on the three-dot more button at the bottom of the video and then tap on “Make…

November 21, 2015
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Google Street View App Update Let You Import Photo Spheres and More

Google has rolled out an update to its Street View app, bringing some new features that will let you easily upload images, link cameras, and perform bulk actions. The updated app is already available for both Android and iOS users. The latest version of Google Street View app now lets you upload photo spheres from anywhere. To upload, you would have to tap on the ‘+’ floating action button placed…

November 21, 2015
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Google+ for Android Update Brings Revamped Interface and More

Earlier this week, Google announced that it is revamping Google+ social network with a focus on Collections and Communities. It now comes with a new, intuitive, and responsive interface that is also more consistent across devices and platforms. The company said that the redesigned interface will gradually roll out to all users, however, Web users had an option to manually flip the switch to see the new interface from Settings….

November 21, 2015
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