India will have to wait longer for Android Pay as Google shifts focus to Tez, its digital payment app

Google is not going to roll out its Android Pay service in India any time soon. The company is rather focused on pushing its new app – Google Tez, a Unified Payments Interface (UPI)-based digital payment application, in the country. During a Q&A session following the launch of Google Tez app on Monday, company’s senior executive Caesar Sengupta told the media that the company has no immediate plans to launch the Android Pay service in India. He cited lack of wider availability of (Near Field Connectivity) NFC-enabled smartphones and penetration of…

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YouTube Go for Android Review: Delivers on Its Promise

We first heard about YouTube Go last year, when Google announced the offline-first YouTube app, and then a few months later YouTube Go entered Beta. It’s designed to work in areas with low connectivity or no network – there is a lot of focus on downloading videos instead of streaming, and it even shows you the size of video files before you even play something, so you know just how much data you’re going to use at any point. At Google I/O 2017 last week, with the focus on the…

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Getting started with Android Pay in the UK

UK bank Metro has finally signed up for Android’s contactless payment method, following the service’s launch in the UK in May last year. It joins TSB, which was the most recent addition in September, Royal Bank of Scotland, and NatWest (among others) and is open to customers with Android KitKat devices and above, as well owners of the new range of Android Wear 2.0 watches. A recent update in the US saw Android Pay being incorporated into existing banking apps, meaning customers no longer have to use two apps (Google’s…

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ProShot newcomer shapes up to be one of the best camera apps for Android yet

The new ProShot camera app that popped up in the Play Store last week may be a debutant when it comes to Android, but it’s been on Windows Phone for a while, and, given the camera-centric Lumia phones, has been battling the stock camera interface with great success there. After landing on Android, it quickly became clear that ProShot can rival much more established camera apps there. One of its advantages lies in the great compression algorithms that shrink the resulting file with minimal loss of fidelity and details. Others…

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The Excellent Android Projector You’ll Probably Never Use

        I’ve always liked the idea of having a projector, but never actually owned one. It always seemed like too much work: Sure, projecting movies like in theaters would be sweet, but then I’d have to set it up all the time. Isn’t there a better way? Actually, yes: AT&T now carries a projector that’s also a tiny, LTE-equipped Android tablet. The movies are built in. That’s better-but I’m still not sure who this clever projector is for. Cinephiles on the go? Business men that need to…

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Razer Buys Struggling Android Gaming Console Maker Ouya

Struggling Android gaming console maker Ouya has been bought by Razer, the popular gaming peripherals company that has recently been diversifying its gaming portfolio by dipping its toes into the fields of virtual reality, TV consoles, laptops, and even reaching further out into fitness tracking wearables. Ouya was reported to have been looking for a buyout as far back as April, and recent reports pointed to Razer being the chief contender for such an acquisition. The news of the deal came via Mesa Global, an investment bank that was financial…

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Chrome for Android Goes Open Source; Now Anyone Build a Chromium Browser for Android

    Following the Chrome for Android team’s announcement on Reddit AMA last week, Google has now uploaded the remaining Chrome for Android source code to its Chromium repository. This would let any developer build an open source browser based on Chrome for Android. The announcement came via Reddit where a Chrome for Android engineer posted, “After lots of work by Chrome for Android team and a huge change, Chrome for Android is now almost entirely open source. It now matches Chrome desktop and you can build a Chromium browser…

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Android Bot Peeing on an Apple Logo in Google Maps

Google has been known to do crazy things with its Maps – like letting you play Pac-Man on any street – but this one is rather out of left field even by Mountain View’s wacky standards. Open Google Maps in your browser and visit this spot near the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi and you’ll be greeted by the image of a giant Android bot peeing over Apple’s logo. Is this an easter egg left there by an over-enthusiastic Google developer in the hope it would never be discovered? Or is…

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How to recover data from Android phone

The most common problem in the digital world is losing important files and data from your electronic gadgets. To solve this problem for all Android users Coolmuster Lab.Fone for Android is there. You can recover deleted files from your Android phone. It can recover from both internal and external memory of your android device. Various types of files can be recovered using this tool android data recovery. The files include images, music, videos, contacts, messages and many more. It has the ability to restore data from your SIM card also like…

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LinkedIn Elevate aims to turn employees into content sharing machines

Leave it to LinkedIn to find a way to add even more spam to your life. The professional social network has a new app called Elevate that aims to turn the world’s corporate drones into content sharing machines. With this new app, companies can offer employees a steady stream of content such as articles and bland quotes they can share online. LinkedIn apparently got the idea for Elevate after it noticed that about 2 percent of employees re-share content that their companies have shared on LinkedIn—but that that small sliver…

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