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Google Launches Its Social Group Sharing App, Spaces on Android, iOS and Web

In spite of its failures with Google+, it seems that Google has not given up on its social ambitions. On Monday, 16th May, the company declared a new social application named Spaces, the purpose of which is group sharing. The app enables small users groups for tapping into other services of Google, with inclusion of Chrome, YouTube and Google Search, in terms of sharing contents and posting links without requirement of moving in between apps. In a group chat-like interface, they can also have conversations regarding that content.

content_viewerThis way, Spaces becomes more than a competitor to WhatsApp or FB Messenger, due to its focus on its mobile-friendly nature and chatting. Although the app works on the desktop, it is now available on mobile web, Android and iOS.
Today many chatting apps lack in deeper integrations with web services and posted links may provide rich media previews – while users of Google Spaces can’t just find and share web contents taken from YouTube and Google Search, but that content can be visible to others without requirement of leaving the app.

 PostingAnother determinedly benefit of Google is that the shared content becomes searchable. Now searching Spaces by using keyword is possible for users, which returns both images and links – searching images is possible by image recognition technology of Google, which has become live on Monday in other items like Google Photos.

 retrieval_searchThe app interface is quite simple also. Now creating a new space is possible in just one tap. You can invite any contact for joining via another social network, email or messaging. Once you are inside a Space, you’ll find a box at the screen’s bottom where tapping buttons will enable you posting images, other contents and links to your chat room. With the help of a conversational view you can easily see what the group is talking about.

According to the company, you can use the app for various purposes, like trip planning or study groups on fans of a specific subject like tiny homes or comic books. Spaces basically sounds more like the own Communities feature of Google+.

However, this week, Google has launched Spaces by rolling out a space for every session at the I/O developer conference of Google. People are allowed to attend the sessions for chatting with one another and other Google users. Those who will download this app will definitely get other surprises in store as well.

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How to copy music to Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge from your Desktop, Apple iTunes or Mac.

This is a guide that will enable you to transfer your music files to Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones from your desktop, Apple iTunes or Mac computer.

Transfer Music Albums from your Mac Computer to the Galaxy S6 phone:
The users of Mac computers should first download the new Android File Transfer app. This application is basically free software that can be used to drag and drop the music files between your computer and the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone.

This app can be easily downloaded by visiting the Google Play Store. Once you install this app, it should pop up as soon as you will plug your Galaxy S6 smartphone with you Mac computer. Samsung’s phone can be easily connected to your Mac computer using the micro USB cable. If still the Android File Transfer does not show up, just enter the Launchpad and find this application and then open it up manually.

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Once you install this app and open it, you will see the list of directories on your S7 smartphone. You will also find the Music folder just make a double click on it. Now, you are required to just drag the music files and drop these from your Mac to the Android File Transfer windows, which will copy the music album automatically to the Samsung phone.

Transfer Music Albums from your windows PC to the Galaxy S6 phone:
Like the Mac Computer, you don’t need any additional software to copy music files from your Windows PC to the Samsung Galaxy S6 phone. Just connect your phone with your PC using the USB cable and open the Windows Explorer window. This can also be done by hitting the Windows Key and “E” simultaneously.

Now, scroll down to the “Devices and Drivers” folder and you will find the Samsung S6 phone listed. Make a double click on this icon and then browse to the “Music” folder. If you don’t find your phone listed there, then unlock your phone and check out the notifications bar.

You should find an important notification at the bar. Your phone must be connected as a media device, if it is not so then change it. Find the folder with your music in it on your Windows phone and then simply drag and drop the files that you want to transfer to your smartphone.
Transfer Music Albums from Apple’s iTunes to your phone:
If you want to copy the music from your iTunes to the PC or Mac then you can simply drag and drop these but only if the music albums are already stored on your computer. Else, you can download the Samsung Kies Software and install it on your Mac and Windows PC. This will allow you to simply drag and drop the music albums from iTunes to your Galaxy S6 phone.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 can be controlled remotely

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is receiving a new feature which means that this smartphone can now be controlled remotely. This means that if you are unable to find how to do something using it then just switch to the Wi-Fi and contact Samsung. The company will immediately take control of your phone and show you how to do it.

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This new feature which is added to your Samsung Galaxy S7 is caked Samsung Assist and is similar to the helpdesk in your PC. Just like the helpdesk takes control of your PC remotely to tweak your settings, this feature will also take control of your phone to let you do everything you want to do. It is reported that this new feature comes through the Samsung+ app, which has been updated recently.

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In order to use this feature, you will be required to first make a contact with Samsung representative via a video chat on the new live support feature of this application. Once the representative gets access to your device, he will guide you on how to get the control of your device completely.
Currently, this feature is only available for Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phone but s expected to get released for some other devices from the Korean giant.

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Google Play Games now getting Custom Gamer IDs

Google announced last month that the way gamers enter the Google Play games will soon change. And now it looks like the day has finally arrived when the change is brought in the way gamers sign in to play android games. An official blog post from Google says that Play Games no longer require you to sign up with the Google+ account. But the players will now be able to sign up with a newly created Gamer ID, which can also be customized with a gamer picture of your choice

According to Google, all the new users signing into their Play Games integrated game for the first time ever and all the existing users signing into a new Play Games integrated game will be required to create an unique Gamer ID. After creating a unique Gamer ID, the users will need to select one of the 40+ avatars for the Gamer Picture.

The users can also choose to make their gaming activity public or private just as they did with their currently available Google Play Games account. Also, they can decide on whether the other gamers can associate with their Gamer ID using your email address or real name.

There are also reports that Google is making it easier to start playing new games. Now, you don’tt have to wait for the slow play games prompt to load each time to start a new game. It’s made possible with the new auto sign-in functionality. With the auto sign-in, you will be prompted to sign-in once per account and not once per game. You can also automatically be signed into the future games.
As per reports, these new changes will roll out in the next few weeks, so you will be required to wait a little more before signing up for your Gamer ID.

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Clash Royale is now launched for Android and you can also play it now

As we know, Supercell has gained huge popularity for its favorite mobile phone games such as Clash of Clans and Boom Beach. As per reports, Clash of Clans has already been downloaded 100 to 500 million times from the Google Play Store. Overall, we can say that the Supercell has a good follower base with people liking its games.

A developer from the company was working over a new game for some time now, which is expected to be launched in March this year. But now there are reports that some you might not have to wait much to get this game on your handset as Supercell has already launched Clash Royale, its new making, in a few countries around the globe. These countries include Hong Kong, Canada, Sweden, Australia, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Finland and New Zealand.

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This new Android game, Clash Royale, is a bit different from other games available on the Google Play Store. This has been released as a multi-player game featuring live matches and you can actively battle after accepting a match. Each player in this Android game will get two towers and a castle to defend. Overall goal is to protect your buildings by deploying troops, while you are trying to get your army to destroy enemy structures. Once you are done with destroying the castle you are declared the winner of the game.

The mechanics of this game are though quite complex than that. The players are always provided with the flexibility to customize their desks and effectively choose their fighting styles. It’s a real fun game and once you are addicted to it, the game becomes quite simple to play or atleast seem that way. You can only judge this game once you play it.

This app is now available for download from the Google Play Store and you can install it on your android device if you are a resident of one of the countries mentioned above. Rest of you will have to wait for this app to get released in March.

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You can now chat with 256 people at a time using WhatsApp

We are not sure how many of you have ever felt the need to chat with 256 people at a time. If I speak about myself I never even felt the need to chat with 100 people at a time. Now, as per the latest reports the beta version of the WhatsApp for Android is now updated raising the number of people you can chat with from 100 to 256. It is reported that this increase in the group chat cap can be found in the version 2.12.437.

The reports reveal that this increase in the cap for group chat will make an appearance to the Google Play Store version of this app soon. But if you are feeling impatient and want to chat with 256 people right now then you can click the link and use the APK Mirror to sideload this new beta upgrade to your Android device.

As we know, Whatsapp is now completely free and has dropped its 99 cent annual fee. So, instead of messaging you can also make the internal calls, send and receive video and voice messages and can also handle a group chat. An interesting feature is that if you are offline and miss some messages, you will be able to read them once you connect to internet and get back to the grid.
Facebook has purchased WhatsApp back in October 2014 for $21.8 billion and it continues to update the previous features and add some new features on this app.

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Apple’s Music Memos iOS app now released

As we know, Apple is already using a Voice Memos app which is based on the “Idea for a Program” thought of Alan Partridge. But now it has released a music specific version called Music Memos for the music lovers amongst you. For example, if you wake up with a new creation in your head then just fire the app up and you can easily record the instrument in uncompressed audio.

According to the reports, this app detects the rhythm of piano and guitar, and then lays down the virtual drums and bass. This will make you judge how well your full arrangement has been made and its sound. Everything you record will be synchronized to the iCloud and can be accessed using GarageBand or Logic Pro X.

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Music Memos iOS app, enables you to share songs created by you with your fans with the help of the Apple Music Connect account. So this way you will start getting some fans. For its better usage, Apple has also updated GarageBand and has added the virtual drummer from the Mac version. It’s tweaked for iPad Pro devices as well and is now supported by 3D Touch on Apple’s iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus phone.

Now, the first iOS App Development center in Italy is announced by the Cupertino’s giant, where the students will be trained to develop the applications for this platform. According to the reports, Apple also has plans to open similar kind of institutes in some other countries as well, and they might come to British countries also.

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New Microsoft App will inform you if your Lumia phone is eligible for Windows 10 update

The Lumia users are growing impatient these days, as the Windows 10 update is taking a bit longer than expected and is becoming even more longer and confusing affair than ever predicted. Microsoft’s new mobile operating system will not remain reserved for the new offers such as Lumia 950 and Lumia 550 but will be rolled out for the other device from Microsoft as well.

However, initially the phones which were set to be updated to the new Windows 10 by the end last year are now expected to release by early 2016. On the other hand, there is still confusion regarding the exact list of phones that will be receiving the update soon. Also, as everybody seems to release a slightly different list of devices getting the update than was said previously. So, we are assuming that Microsoft can also do something varied from early rumors and to the official carrier announcements.

Recently, the Lumia 535 and Lumia 640 smartphones are now receiving the Windows 10 update being rolled out as an OTA (over-the-air) version. Now, there are reports that the US giant has finally decided to put an end to the whole confusion relating to the Windows 10 update for its Lumia devices. A new app from the manufacturer is under works which will now tell the users whether there phone is eligible for the Windows 10 update or not.

This app called “Dubbed Upgrade Advisor” is designed to be a one stop source for the questions related to the Windows 10 update and a source for the tips on how to prepare your phone for this new firmware from the maker. Most importantly, there is a question in the mind of the users whether their handset is eligible for the update or not. This question will now be put to an end by Microsoft. Microsoft store is already providing the app for downloading but it is still marked as a beta version and is not available for everyone.

At the same time, there are a few known requirements to receive this update which are described here for you. Firstly, the Lumia phone you own should have atleast 8GB internal storage out of which 1.5GB is free as a minimum for the installment process to start. The current software version available on your phone must be 8.10.14219.341 or higher. In other words, the Lumia phone you have should also have the Lumia Denim update already installed. Also, as we know currently, the initial Windows 10 build that is going to be installed to the legacy devices is numbered 10.0.10586.29.

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Apple iPhone Night Shift Mode has a Rival App

Apple’s Night Shift mode app for its iPhone devices is designed in a sense to cut out the impact thrown by the blue light on the sleeping patterns of the users. We know that this app recently grabbed attention when the Cupertino’s giant made an announcement to use it as the key feature of the new iOS9 update.

Now, a third party developer which has built an app offering similar kind of features contacted Apple. The developer asked the manufacturer that if its tool can go to the App Store. As per reports, the developer has already been asked by Apple to withdraw it last year.

This third party app is called Flux, and allows the users to switch from blue light to less harmful yellow light while they are using their iPhone and iPad devices in dark. Earlier, this application was only available via the developer website but was removed later on the request from Apple. Now, as the giant has come out with its own version of the app, the developer says that Flux should be allowed back and the developer should get access to the tools atleast to help the company make it better.

The official blog post from this third party developer reads,

“Today we call on Apple to allow us to release Flux on iOS, to open up access to the features announced this week, and to support our goal of furthering research in sleep and chronobiology.” Flux is already available on Mac devices but if it’s ever seen on the iPad and iPhone devices then it most likely will be Apple’s own Night Shift mode. This will leave Flux in shade with the users opting for the built-in app rather than downloading the third party app available.