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Android Apps News: While you were out – June 13 – 19

Android Apps News: While you were out – June 13 – 19

Hello again there techies, we have quite a few interesting stories in Android Apps News for you this week.


Gameboy + Android Phone = Fun

So right now we’re looking over this story and we can’t seem to believe what we’re reading. Engadget has breaking news on the new add on peripheral from Hyperkin that is supposedly allowing you to play your old Gameboy cartridges on your phone! Yes, we said your old Gameboy Cartridges! Head over there to read more!

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Credit: www.engadget.com


Uninstalling Woes in Chromebook Solved

We didn’t even realize that Chromebooks could run Android Apps. We suppose that has to do with us maintaining a PC as our go to for all of our computing needs. Granted the reasons to have a Chromebook really depend on your budget and whether or not you can give up Microsoft Word. Recent developments now leave that reservation for adoption off the table. We suppose now we’re thinking in terms of pure horsepower. Octa-core AMD FX chips might keep us in the PC a little longer. However for those of us that have adopted Chromebooks there remains this problem of figuring out just how to uninstall an app. This takes care of that annoying problem. It’s fast, easy, and free. Android Central has more…

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Credit: www.AndroidCentral.com


Adblock Supercharged

Many of us tend to install Adblock software on our phones and then we call it a day. There really isn’t a problem with this approach. However, when we need to troubleshoot why it doesn’t work on a certain website we end up being at a disadvantage. Another approach that may take a little more time than usual functions a whole lot better is using a proxy. You probably don’t want to run the gamut but learning about this stuff might make your job easier in the future. Read up on Adblocking on Steroids by Matt Egan…

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Apple Stealing…really?

With all the nonsense spouted by both sides of this debate it’s a wonder that we even still manage to have two vastly different operating systems in place within the mobile world. Apple has had it’s fair share of complaining that Android’s been cherry picking features–even going so far as to suing Samsung for this alleged practice. What we don’t speak much on are the features that Apple’s been taking from Android in their own product development. Times of India has the scoop…

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Credit: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/


Android Bug Bounty Hunters

Not a cheesy reality series we promise, what we have here are bonafide Android enthusiasts that expose bugs in the operating system that could possibly be exploited or used to circumvent security. Have you ever wondered how they manage to catch so many problems with them spread over so many different variations of devices? Google hires developers to poke holes in their project. How much do they pay you ask? EWeek has the exact figure and information for what the going rates are in case you want to try your hand at a little white hat hacking…


Apple Music Crosses Lines

A little information concerning alliances between the two is good news for everyone especially after such a decade of strife over who owns what and who can include this or that in thier releases. Apple is porting over a version of Apple Music for Android and they aren’t going about it half-heartedly. For a full list of big fixes from the last Beta head over to PC Advisor…


Livestream Mobile on Mobile for Mobile

We’ve heard of Hitbox, Twitch TV, and of course Livestream YouTube but what sort of programs do we have for Android? Admittedly the incentives aren’t all that great given the scope and depth of Android’s Game offerings. To be fair, one would be hard pressed to think of a better reason not to stream when Rockstar Games and Square Enix seem to be bringing a back catalog of titles to the mobile scene. Kamcord might be exactly what we’ve been looking for. Phone Arena has the story…

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Credit: http://www.phonearena.com/


More Wartime Speculation

As we’ve come to various milestones–including updates with each OS–we will always have those self-proclaimed “News Correspondents” in the mobile world that want to dig up old battles in the everlasting war between Mountain View and Cupertino. Here we have yet another “who’s leading the way” story if you happen to be interested. They make good points and if you haven’t been in the mobile scene in a while a refresher might be in order. David Glance has the story…

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Promoting Android Pay

Here is a current list of all active Android Pay Promos. Head over to TechnoBuffalo for the details…


Tag Heuer’s finally gotten Hip

Luxury oozes from the rich and famous. What used to be status symbols of finely crafted swiss made mechanical watches made of precious metals and certified with a lifetime warranty are now sleek, inconspicuous, and insanely practical smartwatches. How does one make a luxury smartwatch? How does one meter the amount of “swag?” Is it in the build materials? What about the brand? Who in the world would pay $1,500 USD for a smartwatch when we have numerous models made by reputable tech companies well under $400? Business Insider has the details…

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Credit: http://www.businessinsider.com.au/


Smart TV’s might be in Danger

FLocker Ransomware has been in the news for a while now and in case anyone was wondering it’s just made a jump from mobile devices with the Android OS to devices that run Android OS. This includes various connected devices and electronics that use some form of Android. To see if you need be concerned click over to Spam Fighter for more…


Less Fragmentation?

Reports that Android might not be as fragmented as we thought… Really? Who knew? Recent studies from Business Insider has us convinced this boogeyman might just be in our minds after all…


Android as a Pokedex

Normally we don’t utter such one syllable descriptions of our enthusiasm for topics otherwise it wouldn’t be news would it? But for Niantic in conjunction with Nintendo to release an Augmented Reality Game for Android utilizing beloved characters from our childhood all we could really say is… That is so cool! Pokemon Go sounds pretty ambitious but the plan is well underway and it couldn’t have came at a better time with Nintendo finally jumping on board for developing titles for Android. The Verge explains their plan quite well…

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Credit: http://www.theverge.com/


And That’s the week in Android

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