In this week’s Google Play Weekly, we talk about Final Fantasy 6, AirPlay on Android, Hangouts getting SMS, HBO shows on the Play Store, and more!
For mobile, the switch from Google Talk to Hangouts was little more than a facelift. The deeper issues reside in back-end utility, and inside desktop applications. Google Talk inside of GMail will allow for SMS or calls. Hangouts will not, currently.
The Verizon Messages app has been updated to support cross-platform SMS messaging. The app works on smartphones, tablets and PCs (via browser).
Facebook is offering free or discounted access to its Messenger App in partnership with 18 carriers around the globe. Will this lead to a further decline in SMS usage?
There’s no doubt that WhatsApp is more widely used than ever now, but if you’re wondering just how popular it has become – look no further than the stats that the developer has shared on Twitter.
An SMS spamming botnet called SpamSoldier has been discovered and it’s apparently targeting Android users. Are you affected?
Starting today, you no longer need a Facebook account to use Facebook Messenger.
Yes, you read that right. With this unexpected move they are now entering the hotly contested arena of SMS replacement apps. All you need to start is a name and phone number, and you can communicate with anyone in your contact list.
The world’s first ever text was sent in 1992, on December 3, by then 22-year old UK engineer Neil Papworth. The message was a short and customary “Merry Christmas” sent from a home computer to an Orbitel 901 mobile phone of one Richard Jarvis from Vodafone.
Evernote is well known around these parts as being one of the most essential tools for every student or simply just a must have app. Today, new features were added to Evernote’s long list of supported services that might interest you. Check them out!
Imagine waking up twenty minutes before your shift and rushing to work after chugging some milk and cereal. In your hurry you end up stuffing your things inside your bag before trying to catch the next trip to your workplace. Unless you have your phone around your neck or if you’re someone tied to Facebook or Twitter, you won’t really remember checking your phone especially when you have three pages worth of e-mails to reply to. You’ll find out later that you’ve had around ten missed calls and twenty-five messages from your boss, colleagues, partner, mother, and your landlord. All…