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Google buys Emu, a startup messaging app that's also a personal assistant

Google buys Emu, a startup messaging app that's also a personal assistant

By 6 August 2014

Google has acquired yet another startup. This time it's grabbed a little-known app called Emu. Emu is described as "texting with a built-in assistant". You can use the app, which was supposedly created by "veterans of Siri, Apple, Google, TechCrunch,... >>

Navdy dashboard display projects smartphone apps onto your car's windscreen

Navdy dashboard display projects smartphone apps onto your car's windscreen

By 5 August 2014

There's a new device available for pre-order that mounts to your car's dashboard and projects phone apps onto a display in front of your windscreen, so you can stay connected while keeping your eyes on the road. It's called Navdy. Navdy is 5.1-inch wide... >>

Three announces VoiP support, make calls and send texts over Wi-Fi

Three announces VoiP support, make calls and send texts over Wi-Fi

By 5 August 2014

Three has announced an app, Three inTouch, which allows its customers to make calls and send messages over Wi-Fi. Traditionally calling and text messaging has been restricted to the user's network connection only. For those that are in an area of poor... >>

Google Now Launcher app now available for Android Jelly Bean devices or later

Google Now Launcher app now available for Android Jelly Bean devices or later

By 2 August 2014

Now practically anyone can now grab the Google Now Launcher app and have immediate access to "OK Google" voice command functionality directly from their device's home screen. Google introduced a new home screen and app launcher when it debuted Android... >>

Google Workshop will let you create custom Nexus cases and wallpapers, reveals leak

Google Workshop will let you create custom Nexus cases and wallpapers, reveals leak

By 1 August 2014

Google is developing a Moto Maker-like experience for Nexus device cases, it's claimed. According to Android Police, Google is "exploring a tool" - presumabely a new page linked from the Google Play Store - that would allow you to order custom cases and... >>

Square is now more Europe-friendly, with new reader for chip cards

Square is now more Europe-friendly, with new reader for chip cards

By 30 July 2014

Square is quite popular in the US when it comes to mobile payments, though its success elsewhere has been limited because the company's Reader device hasn't been able to recognise chip cards. Until now. The Square Reader was the first product released... >>

Skype for Android will soon auto-pull contacts from your phone's address book

Skype for Android will soon auto-pull contacts from your phone's address book

By 23 July 2014

Skype for Android has updated to version 5.0, adding the ability to sync with your phone's address book. Skype said you must first download the update, and then in a few months, you should recieve a prompt to verify your phone number. The Skype for Android... >>

Amazon is going 4K and bringing Prime Instant Video to Android

Amazon is going 4K and bringing Prime Instant Video to Android

By 17 July 2014

Amazon is going to bring its video streaming service, Prime Instant Video, to Android devices at last. It's also announced it will begin streaming in 4K UHD. In an interview with Amazon Instant Video marketing director Russell Morris, PC Advisor was told... >>

Apple's iPhone 6 is already available, sort of...

Apple's iPhone 6 is already available, sort of...

By 15 July 2014

You no longer have to wait months for Apple's yet-to-be-released iPhone 6. All you have to do is go to China. Oh, China. It's often considered the Mecca of all things faux and forged. But manufacturers in the country have outdone themselves this time,... >>

Like Monument Valley? Then you'll love this handmade Totem collector toy

Like Monument Valley? Then you'll love this handmade Totem collector toy

By 14 July 2014

Monument Valley diehards can now purchase a Totem collectors' toy online, and it'll be carved from wood and hand-painted by a graphic designer and illustrator living in New York City. Andreas Ekberg, the artist who sells Totem on Etsy, said his version... >>