Xiaomi’s new Mi Max 2 smartphone claims a two-day battery

 Fresh from announcing the Mi 6, its latest flagship smartphone, last month, Xiaomi gone and unveiled another new phone. The Mi Max 2, announced today at an event in Beijing, will be available in China from June 1 priced upwards from RMB 1699, that’s around $247. Xiaomi claims it sold over three million of the original Mi Max, which is headlined by its big screen. The main selling… Read More

Nursery Rhymes Android Review

May 24, 2017

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Apps for the little ones are a roaring success, and though we are always looking for ways to entertain the little busy bodies, we want something appropriate and engaging. Sometimes the simplest ideas will do. The Nursery Rhymes app by LivelyMind.com brings classic children’s rhymes to life to enjoy. Here is the app’s description: Kids love […]

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New Smart Fortwo EV: fewer dollars, more miles

May 23, 2017
Smart ForTwo EV Mercedes-Benz announced the price of its new electric 2017 Smart Fortwo: $23,800 for the hard-top coupe and $28,000 for the cabrio with a sliding canvas roof. The new coupe’s price is $1,200 less than the outgoing model, but the cabrio’s price is exactly the same. Besides the price, there are some practical improvements for the new Fortwo EV. Read More

Reminder! Play the sci-fi game, complete the survey, and see how you compare to other developers!

May 23, 2017
The Developer Economics survey is the most entertaining global developer survey, providing the dev community with knowledge, insight, and fun!

We are excited to announce that the Developer Economics Q3 2017 survey, run by our friends at VisionMobile, is currently underway! This is the thirteenth developer survey, focusing on tools, training, and career development. Every year, more than 40,000 developers around the world participate in the survey, so it is a chance to be part of something big and make your own contribution to the developer community.

The survey features questions on topics like development resources and where to find them, tutorials and courses, distribution channels, developer tools and SDKs, as well as languages, platforms, app categories, new technologies, and revenue models.

Developer feedback speaks for itself

Feedback from developers already taking the survey is more than positive. Have a look at what they’ve been sharing so far:

“You somehow always make t…

Apple releases AirPod firmware version 3.7.2

May 23, 2017
How do you update the firmware on your AirPods? You can’t! You can, however, check which version they’re running.

Update May 24, 2017: Apple has released firmware version 3.7.2 for the AirPods. It’s unknown at this time exactly what comes with the update, but it’s likely smaller fixes and improvements.

Back in February, Apple quietly rolled out a firmware update for AirPods, the company’s wireless earbuds. Early adopters scrambled to the internet, as they do, looking for ways to manually update their firmware from version 3.3.1 to version 3.5.1 only to come away disappointed. It seems Apple hasn’t provided a way to manually update the firmware on AirPods, opting instead for an automatic update process.

All that said, Apple won’t just install the firmware update willy-nilly (if your AirPods died mid-update it could cause all sorts of problems); you’ll need to make sure of the following:

Your AirPods must be in the charging case.
The charging case must be plugged in and charging.
A…

How to make your Android phone and iPad play nice

May 23, 2017
How can I use my Android phone with my iPad?

If you’re a “daywalker” and use both Android and iOS, you probably wish your Android phone and iPad could play as nicely as an iPhone and iPad.

Well, they can’t. And here’s what Apple thinks whenever you wish for it in your heart:

They might work together one day, but for now, Apple has its ecosystem on lockdown, and only Apple products can talk to other Apple products. That being said, there are still a few ways you can at least keep your data in sync between Android and iPad.

Google apps
Dropbox
OneDrive

Google apps

All you need is a Google account (Gmail) and you immediately get free access to Google’s apps: Docs, Sheets, Keep, Photos, Drive, Calendar, and more. Google Drive is where you can upload all of your data — files, photos, music — whatever you want. You get 15GB of free storage, as well as unlimited photo storage (well, it’s a petabyte, but I defy you to fill up 1,000TB).

You’ll already need to use a Googl…