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Yahoo Mail Blocks Users Using Adblockers
Yahoo has started to prevent some of its Yahoo-Mail users accessing their email if they use ad-blocking software in their browser. Several hundred users in the US have encountered a message that asks them to disable their ad-blocker before being allowed to  access their Yahoo Mail. “Please disable Ad... Read more
Has Microsoft Canned Project Astoria?
Future of Tool That Brings Android Apps to Windows In Doubt Project Astoria, Microsoft’s code name for its Android app porting tool, looks like it might have been kicked into the long grass, with Microsoft shifting its focus to iOS instead. It was only back in April of this... Read more
Critical Adware Infects At Least 20K Android Apps
Way back in 1849, a Dahlonega mint assayer named MF Stephenson tried to convince Georgia natives not to fall for the crazy dream of the California Golf Rush by pointing to the hills around their town and proclaiming, “There’s gold in them thar hills!” The phrase, later memorialized in... Read more
Google To Merge Chrome And Android
There’s good news for Android mobile device fans: Google may reportedly be combining all the best features of the Android operating system with this things users enjoy about Chrome. This move, reported last week and alluded to at a recent conference, would give Google something it has yet to... Read more
New Software Keeps Your Android Battery Going
Researchers at Perdue University have created a new software called HUSH that helps extend the life of Android devices by preventing battery drain caused by apps. How big is this problem? Researchers found that almost fifty percent of the device’s battery drain was caused by apps running in the... Read more
Google: Software, Browsers, and the Android Watch
There’s a reason Google is everywhere, and it’s not just a bottomless bank account and an endless talent pool of techxperts vying to work for them. Largely, the thing that has made Google so exhaustively far-reaching is its ability to look past proprietary boundaries and reach out to new... Read more
That’s Not Classic Nintendo On Your Android Device, It’s Malware
Android may have security features built into the operating software that reduce the chances of a security breach but Android users and Nintendo fans should be on guard. There’s a new piece of Android malware on the loose that is showing up in third-party app stores dressed as a... Read more
Dropbox Releases Refreshing New Android App
This week, Dropbox released a refreshing new version of its Android app. The all new Dropbox 3.0 can be downloaded from Google Play. If you don’t see it in your Play store yet, don’t worry, the company said it’s “rolling out over the next few days.” The app has... Read more
BlueStacks App Player Takes Your Mobile Apps To Your PC
Are you a Candy Crushaholic? Can’t get enough of Ruzzle Adventure or Farm Heroes Saga? Join the club. But are you also tired of draining your battery or trying to activate the controls on the tiny touchscreen? Then you’d probably like to play those same addictive games (or use... Read more
Google Hangouts For Android Getting A Makeover
It looks like the Hangouts makeover Android fans have been asking for is finally happening, and it’s all thanks to Android Police. Google Hangouts has grown messy over time with a ton of features like Google voice calling, video chat, and even SMS messaging and users have not been... Read more
Adobe Updates Lightroom With New Android Features And More
Adobe recently unveiled huge updates to its Creative Cloud Photography Plan – a $10 per month subscription to Lightroom, Photoshop, and other similar apps. Hogging the spotlight of the update is the sixth major release of Lightroom, now known as Lightroom CC (unless you buy the software separately). The... Read more
Facebook Launches Potential Skype Alternative For Android
Facebook has officially launched ‘Hello’, another oddly vague name for the new Android dialer, which is available on the Google Play App Store for free starting today. Hello has a few new features to make it more than the typical dialer application on Android, including harnessing Facebook’s large social... Read more
Microsoft Apps Coming To Cyanogen Devices
Microsoft has snagged another important partnership with the makers of CyanogenMod, a ROM for Android that has become extremely popular in places like India. The partnership will include CyanogenMod 12 with Microsoft Office, OneDrive, Outlook, Bing, OneNote, and Skype coming preloaded on the update. It is a big list,... Read more
LG G4 Launch Event Set For April 24
LG is planning to launch its newest flagship in New York City on April 28. The South Korean electronics giant announced the event with another teaser, showing the LG G4 camera with an f/1.8 aperture and dual-LED flash. LG also hints at a leather case or back, although that... Read more
Google Will Bring Android Apps To Desktop Platforms
In 2014, Google launched a way for Android developers to quickly port apps onto Chrome OS and more importantly, onto the Chrome browser. The native client App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) has been in private beta with a few well known developers, but today Google launched it for everyone.... Read more
Cyanogen Now Valued At $1 Billion
Cyanogen began its life with rather humble beginnings. The company started off by providing users an Android ROM that was, in many respects, a noteworthy contender for the crown. In fact, many said that it was a far superior alternative to what was being offered by Android OEMs. Cyanogen... Read more
Not Just Another Candy Crush Knock Off
Out of lives on Candy Crush? Tired of begging your ever-shrinking Facebook friends list for lives (shrinking because you keep sending game requests instead of posting cat videos)? Then take a look at these other great app-based games, all built around the concept of the match-three puzzle without being... Read more
Google Launches Player Analytics For Game Devs
The new Player Analytics tool is coming to Google Play Developer Console in the next few weeks. The new tool has been designed to give developers lots of data, from reports of sessions and average spending patterns to how players are progressing through their games. As a developer you... Read more