Amazon adds Alexa to its shopping app, rollout beginning this week

Owners of Android devices will be able to access Amazon’s smart assistant Alexa straight from the company’s shopping app. The e-commerce site recently confirmed to TechCrunch that the integration has started rolling out this week. 

Apparently, the in-app version of Alexa will be almost the same as the one found on the Amazon Echo and Dot speakers. It will be capable of updating you about weather, traffic, playing music while browsing within the app, providing factual information, and even controlling smart home appliances to a certain extent. 
While …


Pokemon GO update adds many new abilities for trainers

We’re just a few days ahead of the first big Pokemon GO real-life event set to kick off in Chicago, United States, and Niantic has just announced its Android and iOS apps have been updated with a plethora of new features and improvements.

Most of the new features included in the update are meant to enhance trainers experience. For example, a new ability that allows trainers to spin the Photo Disc at a Gym after completing Raid Battle has been added.

Also, the update introduces a new ability for trainers to send Berries to their Pokemon defending Gyms via …

Google Keep for Android adds long overdue undo and redo functionality

If you’ve ever found yourself accidentally deleting a bunch of text you weren’t supposed to while writing a note in Google Keep (thanks, Gboard!), you’ll know immediately just how great the following piece of news is: the Android version of the app has finally added undo/redo functionality.

The feature is visible immediately when you start editing a note, and can be accessed from a pair of arrow-shaped buttons that appear at the bottom of the app screen. However, so far the option is limited to the current writing session only, meaning once you exit a note your writing history …

Latest update adds multiple new features to Snapchat

The latest update is available for Snapchat users that adds new features to the messaging app. Let’s start with Geofilters, which will cost you $5.99. The purchase can be made inside the app by heading to the settings. These are filters that you can use for special occasions (birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, etc.). Snapchat has also added something it calls paperclip links. Add a URL to your Snap, and those viewing your messages can be transported to that particular website with a swipe up. It creates a quick and simple link.

Other new features include a voice filter that changes how …

Google Calendar update finally adds Today Widget on iOS devices

If you’re not too emotionally attached to using Apple’s Calendar app for iOS, then you’ll probably be happy to know that Google’s similar app has been updated with a new feature that brings it on par with the competition.

The new Google Calendar v2.4.0 is now available for download in the App Store. It brings a new Today Widget that wasn’t available in the app until the latest update. Right after you update the app, you will be able to add the widget by just swiping to the right form the Home screen and choosing the Edit option.

However, unlike Apple’s Calendar …

AT&T rolls out Galaxy S7 update that adds June security patch, Knox and Messaging fixes

While many handset makers are already pushing updates that contain the newest July security patch, U.S. carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T are rolling out the last month security update.

AT&T has just confirmed that a new update is now available for Samsung Galaxy S7. Aside from the June security patch, the update brings a couple of fixes and improvements that are meant to further enhance users experience and phone’s performance.

Although not many details about the update have been published by AT&T, the carrier did say what changes Galaxy S7 owners …

Microsoft completely redesigns Bing for Android, adds many search improvements

Bing Search for Android devices has less than 5 million downloads in the Google Play Store, which isn’t much for a Microsoft app. Even so, the Redmond-based company has decided to lure more users to its search app by giving it a new look and adding new and improved features.

According to Microsoft, the new design of the app will allow users to search better with a simplified experience and refreshed color. Also, users will now get rich and clear results with enhanced restaurant reviews, songs, and more.

But there’s more, as developers announced that Bing …

Snapchat update adds Voice Filters and a handful of other new features

Snapchat silently pushed another update to its Android and iOS apps. The update brings a couple of new features that should further enhance user’s experience with Snapchat. This would be the second update for Snapchat released in just a week.

In case you missed it, the previous update launched in late June brought the so-called Geofilters, which would allow Snapchat users to create custom geofilters directly within the app.

The newest version of Snapchat introduces a new functionality: Voice Filters. The new feature is supposed to enable users to remix how …

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro unveiled; updated Galaxy J5 (2017) adds more RAM and storage

It may be the Fourth of July in the states, but in other countries it is just another working day. For example, Samsung today introduced the Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro. This is essentially an updated version of the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017). Where the latter has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage, the Galaxy J5 Pro will sport 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The remaining specs are the exact same, including the availability of a 256GB capacity microSD slot for those who fancy a bit of additional storage.

That means that the device will feature a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a …

Deal: Verizon sells the Pixel for $15/month and Pixel XL for $20/month, adds free Google Home

We’re just a few months away from Google’s big smartphone reveal, and the company’s current flagships are one sale at Verizon. Just like it did last week with the LG G6, the Big Red now offers customers who don’t mind committing to a long-term contract, the chance to get either of the two Pixel phones for a low price.

As some of you might already know, Verizon was selling the Pixel for $649.99 outright or $27.08 monthly for 24 months. Starting this week, the Pixel is available for purchase at Verizon for just $15 per month, which will save you $289.99 over the next …