Windows 10 Devices to be Android App Friendly?

Windows Phone is now officially a mature OS with all the bells and whistles you expect from your OS.  It's got from Cortana, to Here Maps, to the action center it looks, feels and acts like a modern smartphone OS.  However one of the ways it still lags is the App count.  Microsoft has been working very hard to court developers but it's still an uphill battle since the user base isn't as large as iOS or Android. Now there are reports...

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Nintendo Games Coming Soon to Your SmartPhone
Mar17

Nintendo Games Coming Soon to Your SmartPhone

For years and years smartphone users of all ages have been playing Nintendo emulators on their devices and wondering why Nintendo isn't putting out official games themselves. Nintendo for their part has been going all in on their own handle-held gaming systems and has refused to make mobile games for fear of cannibalizing it's own mobile gaming market share. Now it looks like Nintendo has finally saw the light and will start making...

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Google Takes It’s Ball and Goes Home Softcard to be an Android Only App
Feb26

Google Takes It’s Ball and Goes Home Softcard to be an Android Only App

In a move that I guess shouldn't really surprise anyone Google has pulled the mobile wallet service Softcard from all App Stores and is only bringing it back for Android devices.  For those of you not familiar with the service Softcard is a NFC based mobile wallet that allows you swipe to pay for items it was bought by Google few months back. This move is to compete with Apple Pay...Softcard was the payment system backed by all the...

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Android’s apps can be mimicked by hackers
Jul30

Android’s apps can be mimicked by hackers

Android is hardly known as the most secure of mobile platforms, no matter how much Google tries to say it is. Five million infected Android devices sort of tells us that, but just in case we needed more proof a new security flaw in the OS has been found, and this one could have some fairly wide implications. Security firm BlueBox Security has found a very big flaw in the way Android approves apps and the result is a bug that means...

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Reading Rainbow is Back on Your Android Device

For those of you who remember Reading Rainbow, I am guessing you have great memories of the show and my guess is that feeling helped the company reach its Kickstarter goal to help fund a new app for Android devices.  While Reading Rainbow began in 1983 this project had a goal of bringing it into the electronic age and to a new generation of children. This Kickerstarter project goal was a lofty 5 million dollars and somehow they have...

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Android App Nokia Z Launcher Gets Released Beta

Nokia (not the Mircosoft owned Nokia) has moved on the mobile game by not only doing mapping but now it's in the Android device launcher game. They have just released Nokia Z Launcher into the wild as beta for users to download.  It is very minimal feeling launcher for you Android device that counts on learning your uses patterns at different times of the day.  Pocket Now did a quick hands on demo check it out below. What are your...

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