Chrome Browser hits version 35 and brings with a host of changes
Google is on a bit of an update spree at the moment, with Gmail, Google+ and the Google Play store all receiving updates. Now its the Chrome Browser’s turn to get a bit of Google love. As well as the standard bug fixes and stability improvements, there’s a few additional features worth checking out.Multi-window support for devices Undo closed tabs option Fullscreen video now available Additional Chromecast options for streaming videos from the browser
Google is rolling the update out now, so expect it to hit your device sooner than later.
Gmail has undergone an update with the addition of several UI tweaks and the ability to print attachments.
After just hitting the one billion installation mark, Gmail has celebrated by updating its email client to version 4.8. Although most of the changes are minimal, there are some fantastic new features that users will want to explore.Print and save attachments in Gmail
Instead of having to manually download each attachment sent to your Gmail account, users can now print them directly through the email. Gmail also offers users the option to send attachments directly to their Drive account.Truncated messages
Gmail used to cut off long messages if it was too long to view the app, but that has now changed. Long messages will now be shown in full within the new update.
Enable mobile billing on Android to make managing your transactions easier.
You can now use your mobile bill to make purchases on the Google Play Store. Not all carriers are supported, but if yours is with a few taps you can be buying apps, games and other entertainment products and seeing the cost pop up on your mobile bill rather than your credit card or Google Play credits balance. In this tutorial we’re going to walk you through the simple process of setting up mobile billing, and explain a few of the pitfalls you might come across. It’s entirely possible that your mobile provider doesn’t actually allow mobile billing, in which case none of this is going to work, so it’s worth checking out that it does. It’s worth bearing in mind the payment method only works on mobile devices using the Google Play app, so you won’t be able to make purchases on the web store with your mobile bill.Pick a product
First up pick the item that you want to buy from the Google Play Store. You’re going to have to be connected to your mobile provider’s data network while you do this, not WiFi, otherwise it’s not going to work. Tap on the price
After you’ve accepted the various permissions the app needs to work, you’ll be taken to the payment window. Here you’ll see the price and your current payment method. Tap on the arrow next to the price to reveal the payment options button. Is it there?
This is where you’ll find out that your carrier, your device, or your plan, isn’t set up for mobile billing. After tapping the payment options button you’ll be taken to a page that shows your credit cards and other payment options. Find the right one
If you can use mobile billing then there should be an option marked Enable Mobile Billing in the list with an image of an aerial next to it. Tap on this to start setting up Mobile Billing on your account. Set things up
Google will attempt to connect to your mobile account now. You’ll be asked to fill in your name and your post code, and once you’ve done that your account will be verified. Make sure you’ve got a strong signal to make things run smoothly. Pay your way
Once you’re verified you’ll be taken back to the purchase page. You should see that now you can buy the app with your mobile bill. You can change back to credit or debit cards whenever you want from the payment options menu.
We preview what we expect to see at Samsung’s Galaxy Premiere event on June 12th.
Samsung are once again setting tongues wagging with what they’ve got in-store for their June 12th event. Speculation is rife around the internet, but we’ve put together some ideas on what we expect to see them unveil.Samsung Galaxy Tabs are guaranteed
Expect to see Samsung unveil some new additions to their Galaxy Tab range. If the release of the S5 is anything to go by, don’t expect any revolutionary devices, but a simple bump in specs and design.13-inch tablet announced
Samsung tend to throw a few surprises at their events and one item that’s expected to be unveiled is a new 13-inch tablet. We’ve no idea on the sort of specifications on something that size will require to run, but expect Samsung to make it work somehow.
Can the Braven BRV-X produce high quality sound to match its price tag?
Although the Braven BRV-X isn’t the most attractive of speakers we’ve covered previously, its rugged exterior is perfect for those who like to take their music with them. The rubberised coating is water and shock resistant, with the screw cap housing a wide variety of ports to explore.
You can expect most Braven speakers to offer top quality sound and you get that in abundance here, with the BRV-X producing crisp sound and superb bass support.
It rivals many bigger speakers in terms of sound quality and with a powerful 5200mAh battery you can expect to get around 10 hours of playback before a charge is required. It comes with all the necessary cables needed to charge it, so there’s no need to pay out for any extras. If you can look past its ugly exterior, then the Braven BRV-X is a rough and ready speaker that’s certainly worth checking out.
App Override for Android allows you to configure a number of system settings on a per-app basis
App Override by Runaway Fridge (currently in Beta testing and free to download from the Play Store) is an application that allows you to configure a growing number of system settings including Screen Orientation, Font Size, Input Method, Screen Timeout, Minimum CPU Speed, Maximum CPU Speed, Sound Mode, WiFi settings for individual applications.
Rather than configuring these settings system wide, App Override will automatically set them as the chosen application is launched and restore them back to the system default when you leave the app. There are often times when you might want to have, for example, a larger font size, but not want it to take effect right across your device – and App Override makes that possible.
Root access is required for some of the options (currently only Input method, Minimum CPU speed and Maximum CPU speed), but if you don’t have root access you can still use the application – however your choice of controls will be more limited. App Override is compatible with all versions of Android from 2.3 Gingerbread onwards and can be switched on / off with a main ‘toggle button’.