Google Play celebrates its first birthday with a range of discounts.
What a year it has been for the Google Play store. It now includes over 675,000 apps, a successfully launched magazine store and an ever expanding selection of movies and music. To commemorate its first birthday, our friends at Google have put several items on special limited-time offers.
The selection isn’t great, but if you’re on the hunt for some new books or movies, then you might want to check out the list here. Expect new promotions to appear on the store for the rest of the week.
Expenses manager that likes to keep things simple
Expense manager apps can be tricky affairs at time, offering over-complicated systems for what’s ultimately a simple task. Thankfully, Tracklash aims to do things a little differently. The app uses a navigable interface that requires minimal input to enter all your expenses and income in one place. Every entry you create can be categorised and specified to represent your income or expenditure.
After creating a backlog of entries while using the app, you can then begin searching for particular entries by their date, value and name. The search system is a bit too basic at times, and often entries are missed out, even if you directly search for them. Overall, if you’re looking for a simple way to track your expenses and income without an array of daunting features to cover, look no further than the Trackash app.
Google Play gift cards are set for a worldwide release.
Despite Google trying to keep the details for their official Google Play gift cards under wraps, further details have been released regarding the UK pricing of said items.
Information suggests that the prices will start from £10 and will then rise to £20 and £50 denominations. Each card can then be redeemed on to one Google Play account.
No word on an official launch date as of yet, but once we know more we’ll let you know.
Via: Redmond Pile
We review the Xperia Z, the new flagship Android phone from Sony.
The Xperia Z sees Sony looking to build on its recent success as an Android handset manufacturer. Having jumped ahead of HTC in market share and with a greater focus on the high end, the Z is Sony’s flagship device for 2013. It brings with a host of new features ranging from a full 1080p display, to waterproof housing. It is with this that the company will be looking to start chipping away at Samsung’s lead. But does it have what it takes?
Design and build
With a five-inch display squeezed in a body only marginally larger than the Galaxy S III the Xperia Z stays just the right side of phablet territory, although it does push the limits of how large a smartphone can realistically be. As much as we like a larger screen on an Android device we wouldn’t want them to go beyond this point for mainstream, general purpose products.
Use labels and priority inbox to get the most out of your mail with this helpful tutorial.
Even if you’re not the busiest of person, it’s pretty likely that your Gmail inbox sometimes looks like it could do with a cleansing fire to clear it out. Whether it’s work emails, friends connecting, or just the steady stream of special offers and voucher websites that fill up your inbox everyday, it can feel like a daunting task trying to get on top of things. That’s where labels and your priority inbox come in.
These handy inclusions in the official Gmail app let you keep a close eye on what actually matters to you, and leave the rest to read when you’ve got a spare minute. Here then are some simple tips and tricks to help you get a better hold of your on the move email communications. With a bit of tinkering and some sensible labeling, you’ll soon be the master of most of the mail coming your way, and that’s a great feeling. These tweaks will change your internet email inbox too, giving you almost complete control.
The ZTE Grand Memo is a behemoth device with relatively high-end specs.
One of the first devices to rear its head at this year’s Moble World Congress has come from ZTE. The hotly rumoured ZTE Grand Memo has a 5.7-inch 720×1080 display and just 8.5mm thick. Also included is 16GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM and a very generous 3200mAh battery that should keep you going for while. You will find a 13-megapixel camera on the rear and the Grand Memo will be running Android 4.1.
There is no news on price and availability yet, but this is certainly a device looking to rival the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note.