Google’s default SMS/MMS app, Messenger, has been renamed Android Messages. The name change has just rolled out in the Play Store and arrives as Google prepares for wider adoption of the new Rich Communications Services (RCS) messaging standard.
RCS will provide businesses with better ways to brand their communications with consumers, with higher quality multimedia messages and custom sender icons. Though it’s possible to make use of RCS right now, with certain devices...
Xiaomi has just announced availability of the near bezel-less Mi MIX in the UAE along with the Redmi Note 4 and Redmi 4A. Considering how eager most folks are to get their hands on the Mi MIX though, we reached out to see if this was the first part of a broader global rollout and were told that “yes, Mi MIX will be making its way to other markets.”
Xiaomi isn’t yet saying what those markets will be, and unfortunately we won’t be getting any further details from...
If you own a Google WiFi router or one of the older OnHub devices, and you found that they stopped working all of a sudden on Thursday evening, you can relax a little because you were not alone. There were a number of online reports that night with people experiencing those kinds of issues, and as it turned out the problem was caused by Google itself.
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December 22, 2016
Many people who own more than one Google WiFi router in a mesh...
What are the technological changes entrepreneurs should be prepared for in 2017? How can they leverage these technologies to gain a competitive edge? Rather than getting disrupted, how can they ensure they’re the ones doing the disrupting?
Here are some pointers on what to watch out for in 2017:
The spate of startup failures we’re seeing in India today has a lot to do with faulty business models in an immature ecosystem. “In the last 3 to 4 years, somewhere I lost my path,” Stayzilla CEO and founder Yogendra Vasupal told Tech in Asia, admitting he started chasing vanity metrics instead of focusing on the fundamentals of cash flow. Tech in Asia broke the sad story of the shutdown of seven-year-old Stayzilla, India’s largest homestay network, yesterday.
If you are a frequent user of the Google Drive cloud-based file storage service, you likely have a ton of different files and folders stored up in your account. But what if you can’t remember the exact name of the file or folder you need to access right this very second? Thankfully, if you own an Android phone, that task of finding it should be a lot easier from now on.
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While the Skylanders franchise may be taking a break in the console game market, its owner and publisher Activision is still going to launch a new title for the long-running series. The company revealed plans today to launch a new role-playing game based on Skylanders exclusively for mobile devices.
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January 13, 2017
Activision says the game will be developed by South Korean-based developer Com2us, who has previously released other mobile games and RPGs, including the popular Summoners War. Aside from that, Activision has not revealed anything else about the Skylanders mobile RPG, including when it will be released.
Usually, smartphones and tablets that are made to be more rugged than normal also have a higher than normal price tag. Archos seems to be going against the grain with its upcoming budget Android tablet, the 101 Saphir, that can also take a lot of abuse.
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The 101 Saphir includes a case that’s made for shock-proofing, with the company claiming it can handle drops of over three feet. It’s also IP54 compliant for dust and water resistance. This should make this tablet perfect for people who want to take it out on the road or even in the great outdoors.