Category archives for: Cell Applications

Google’s Lookout Aids The Visually Impaired In Learning About Their Surroundings

At Google I/O, a new app called Lookout was demo’s which can assist the blind and visually impaired as they navigate through their environment. Google says the app is intended to work when the owner’s phone is worn around their neck in a lanyard with the camera facing outwards. It operates in four modes: home, work and […]

Google New Dev Preview of Wear OS Sports Better Battery Management

Google have released to developers a new build of Wear OS for select Android smartwatches. The update chiefly installs the Actions on Google feature that Google announced earlier this month, but it also introduces more power-related enhancements and a dedicated battery saver mode. Google added support for Actions on Wear OS so developers can surface dialog […]

Volvo, Kenwood Demo Android Auto Unit Without The Need Of A Phone

Support for Google’s Android Auto expanded this week thanks to new efforts taken by Volvo and Kenwood. Volvo plans to adopt Android Auto within its infotainment center. This means people will be able to use Android Auto in select Volvo cars without a nearby Android phone. Volvo demonstrated this in its new XC40 sport utility vehicle. Google said Volvo […]

Android P Beta Is Available To Select Non-Pixel Phones

Google has released the first public beta of Android P. For the first time, Google is offering the beta to non-Google branded phones. While it is available to the Google Pixel phones, Android P Beta is also available today on the Sony Xperia XZ2, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Nokia 7 Plus, Oppo R15 Pro, Vivo […]

Qualcomm Announces Some Snapdragons Are Ready for Android P

Qualcomm said it has been working with Google to ensure that its latest mobile chips will function properly with Android P. The effort falls under the purview of Project Treble, Google’s effort to help device makers update their hardware with new builds of Android on a faster schedule. Qualcomm says it has been able to optimize […]

WhatsApp Now Supports Videos From Facebook And Instagram

WhatsApp has updated its iPhone app with new multimedia features. Now WhatsApp users who receive videos from Facebook or Instagram will be able to view them without leaving WhatsApp. This tool also supports picture-in-picture, allowing people to watch a video while navigating through their inbox. WhatsApp also gains new group admin tools, which allow administrators […]

Microsoft Debuts New Tools To Make You Phone Work With Your Windows 10 PC

Microsoft has announced several new mobile initiatives that pair its own Windows platform with Android and iOS devices. First is a new tool, tentatively called Your Phone, that connects Android and iOS devices with a Windows 10 PC in order to access text messages, photos, and notifications. People will be able to perform actions such […]

Google Assistant Now Let’s You Buy Movie Tickets

Google has made it easier for people to buy movie tickets thanks to a partnership with Fandango. Now, Android device owners can ask Google Assistant for help purchasing tickets. After finding a movie, theater, and time that works, Google Assistant will hand you off to Fandango online. People can buy tickets via Fandango without downloading […]

Google Pay Comes To The Web

Google Pay has officially expanded its reach to the web. Now, people can use Google Pay to make online purchases whether they’re browsing on their desktop or their mobile device. Google Pay is compatible with Chrome, Firefox, and Safari on PCs and iPhones/iPads. This means Apple device users can put Google Pay to work from their […]

Instagram Announces Video Chat, Third Party App Support And Anti-Bully Filters

Instagram today revealed several new features meant to help connect and protect users that it will add over the next few months. First up is video chatting. Instagram says it will bring live video chat to Instagram in the next few weeks in order to give friends a new way to spend time together. A new […]

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