There’s no need to panic when you loose your Android phone again, you just need to Google it!
Type “find my phone” into Google, and provided you’re logged into your browser with the same Google account as your phone, you’ll instantly get a map of its location, along with the option to ring it.
To get at more serious settings — like the option to wipe your phone — you’ll still need Android Device Manager installed. But if you’ve lost your phone down the back of the couch (or had a particularly “immemorable” night out), a Google browser is all you need from now on.
Think that iOS’ music player is overdue for a remake? You’re going to get your wish. Apple has released the first iOS 8.4 beta to developers, and its centerpiece is a shiny, new Music app. The refresh includes at least a few long-sought changes, including some borrowed from iTunes: There’s a mini player that sticks around while you’re browsing, global search and an “Up Next” song queue. You’ll also see a sleeker iTunes Radio interface that helps you discover new tracks.
There’s no sign of the Beats-based music service rumored to come alongside 8.4, but that’s not supposed to show up until Apple’s developer conference at the earliest — if it exists, it’s probably going to stay under wraps for a little while.
The Android version of the popular instant messaging service WhatsApp finally embraced the Material Design language which made a debut with Android 5.0 Lollipop. An experimental build of the redesigned app is available to download directly from the messenger’s official website.
For Android users, the WhatsApp build 2.12.38 version brings revamped appearance with new icons, animations, and color-flipped emoji tray. Of course, the new build keeps the WhatsApp calling over data network enabled for all existing Android users.
Interested? You can download the build from the source link below (the new app build is yet to arrive in Google Play).
Samsung must be pretty annoyed that the Apple Watch just went up for preorder last night because otherwise it might be getting a lot more attention for its Galaxy S6 release. SamMobile has received some pictures of customers lining up outside the T-Mobile store in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, and while they aren’t exactly iPhone 6-level big, they’re nonetheless substantial.
Cynics out there may try to claim these people are just being paid off by Samsung to stand in line. In reality, however, the Galaxy S6 is a Samsung phone that really does live up to the hype and is easily the best phone Samsung has ever made. So while waiting in long lines to buy a smartphone that you could just order online is a very silly thing to do, we aren’t too surprised people are doing it for the Galaxy S6.
Ironically, Apple this week has been discouraging people from waiting in line to get the Apple Watch and it isn’t even selling the device in stores — instead, you have to order them online. You can go into an Apple Store to try out the Apple Watch, of course, but even then Apple recommends that you make an appointment first.