SwiftKey App Going Freemium With Version 5.0

SwiftKey is a very popular keyboard app for Android devices and is about to get even bigger when it goes live in the iOS app store for the first time shortly.  This app use to have two choices: a limited timed trial app and a premium paid version. Now there's one app that's available free to all, though there are a few paid add-on options. These add ons will purchased in the Swiftkey store and include over 30 themes to choose...

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Spotify warns Android users of security threat
May27

Spotify warns Android users of security threat

Spotify may be enjoying its status as one of the best music streaming services, but the company is dealing with a security problem today. Spotify has alerted users that its Android app is potentially under threat after an admittedly minor hack. The British company reported that one unlucky user had his or her account hacked earlier today and is warning other users they may also be at risk. This seems a precautionary measure by Spotify...

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Android targeted frequently by viruses and malware
May13

Android targeted frequently by viruses and malware

Android's openness is often the thing cited as why so many people love the platform. Google's mobile OS is unrestricted and free from the shackles of a certain rival from Cupertino, although that open nature also has a dark side. Yes, Android has become something of a base for the indie developer, but there is a murkier side to the platform as it is arguably the most dangerous mainstream mobile operating system of them all. Threat...

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Google Maps goes offline and adds lane guidance, Uber tips, and saved places

Google Maps being able to access local maps information without a data connection isn't a new feature, but it is one that Google has downplayed before the recent update that makes it much easier to use. In the latest version of Google Maps for Android and iPhone, offline support is just one of many features. You can now tap onto an area of a map and select "Save map to use offline" to return to those maps even when a cellular...

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Google Opinion Rewards expands Google Play credits program to UK, Canada, and Australia

Google today announced that Google Opinion Rewards, the brief survey app that it launched last year as a US exclusive, is expanding to more countries today. Why should you care about surveys? Well, because answering them leads to rewards that can get you free apps, games, and other content from Google Play. Since Google Opinion Rewards launched, I've probably made about $10 US for less than 5 minutes of work. The way the app works is...

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BlackBerry makes it easer to find your friends using BBM

One of the biggest problems with BlackBerry Messenger, aside from convincing friends and family to use the cross-platform messaging client, is the awkward process to connect with others. BlackBerry has announced a fix for that problem by releasing a Find Friends feature for Android and iPhone that makes it easier to link up with other BBM users that you know. Find Friends works by scanning your contacts list and cross-referencing it...

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