On the DL Deals Store, you can grab the Android Mobile Hacker Bundle for completely free (valued at over $100). This bundle includes courses on iOS and Android HTML5 development, as well as a tutorial on learning Android Studio. (more…)
Set to roll out to users over the next couple of months, WhatsApp is implementing native cloud storage of chat history, voice messages, and media for users to Google Drive. Once available, users can back up all of their personal WhatsApp data to the Drive cloud, and then restore it on newer devices with a couple taps. (more…)
Barnes & Noble introduced a new Nook tablet this morning, the Samsung-produced Galaxy Tab E Nook. Priced at $249, the idea is to bring a large screen tablet device to the masses for enjoying all of B&N’s content.
The Galaxy Tab E Nook features a 9.6″ AMOLED HD display, Qualcomm APQ 8016 Processor, 16GB of onboard storage, microSD slot for up to 128GB of storage, and 5MP rear-facing camera. (more…)
This morning, Google announced a partnership with publishers and technology companies to build a faster mobile web experience for everyone. Named the Accelerated Mobile Pages Project, or AMP for short, Google states that the goal of AMP is quite simple – dramatically improve the performance of the mobile web.
Using AMP HTML, an open framework built on existing web technologies, the idea is to build lightweight webpages, allowing for faster loading times on smartphones and tablets, regardless of the content they hold. Publishers will still be able to provide rich media content for readers, including pictures and videos, while also continuing to monetize the content with any ad network of their choosing. Essentially, it will be the same mobile web as we have today, complete with ads, but should load significantly faster. (more…)
The Google Creative Labs team published a new live wallpaper app called Meter to Google Play this week, one which visually displays your active WiFi connection, battery status, and even notifications right on your home screen. (more…)
Not feeling any of the new phones to hit the market? Well, there’s always the Galaxy S6 Edge, featuring one of the best mobile displays and cameras ever put into a smartphone, priced at just $549.99 on eBay. This device launched a few months ago priced at over $700, so grabbing one at a few hundred dollars off is quite the score. (more…)
Automatic, that little dongle you can stick in your car to see your MPG, time driven, and other various info from your car’s computer, released an app called AutoDash for Android users this week. With it, you can set up a screen for when you are driving, offering quick access to apps, Shazam, and Google Maps navigation. (more…)
Thanks to an update for Google Translate, users running Android 6.0 Marshmallow can now translate text from within applications. Previously, all translations would need to be done from within the dedicated Translate app, but now, apps that often feature languages other than English, such as LinkedIn and WhatsApp, can now be translated seamlessly. (more…)