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5 reasons, why I’m not interested in Google’s new hardware

5 reasons, why I’m not interested in Google’s new hardware

Google is becoming the new Apple: Hardware for prices starting at $700, big advertisements and big product presentations. But that’s why I don’t like their products. Here are 5 reasons why I’m not interested into Google’s new hardware: They are too expensive: I’m not willing to pay more than $700 for just a phone! The […]

Facebook Messenger Lite: Great or bad step?

Facebook Messenger Lite: Great or bad step?

Facebook tries to convince more and more people using it’s Messenger app on Android and iOS. After deleting the chat feature from the main app some years ago, the Messenger app has now over one BILLION monthly users. An enormous value if you look at how bad programmed the app actually is, too big, uses […]

Telegram 3.13 gets games

Telegram 3.13 gets games

Just some weeks after the last update, which contains some nice new features like Masks, there’s a new one available. This time with games. Games?!? Yep, Games! HTML5-games, which are loaded like a website inside the app, so they don’t need extra storage. Last year we launched a Bot Platform for Telegram. Free, powerful, and […]

Allo: Hope for more features

Allo: Hope for more features

Allo, Google’s new messenger, has been out for a while now and I’m really in love with it, especially the Google Assistant. Allo is a nice app with most of the features a messenger app has to have. Most of them, but not all users are missing from competitors like WhatsApp or Telegram. What’s missing? […]

Telegram update (3.12) adds new Photo Editor, Masks and more

Telegram update (3.12) adds new Photo Editor, Masks and more

Yeah, I’m one of that Telegram fanboys and I also have an own channel (@tgrambeta) on the not so unpopular messaging app. Now there’s the new update with the version code 3.12 that catches back my focus from Allo (which was released this week – unfortunately I had no time writing an article due to […]

Prisma gets a fancy new camera design

Prisma gets a fancy new camera design

Prisma is one of my favorite apps from the last months. The app, which is supported by Mail.ru, got viral earlier this summer, with the cool filters, which it offers. The filters aren’t applied like with Instagram, they are calculated by artificial intelligence (AI). Now the app gets a cool new camera design. Now the […]

Want a buggy Chromecast? Enter the Preview Program…

Want a buggy Chromecast? Enter the Preview Program…

This is like dope for all the beta junkies out there. Google just launched the Preview Program for Chromecast… What’s that? Simple answer: You’ll be able to test new features on your Chromecast, before they are released to the public. But keep in mind, they may be unstable and are risky to use. When you […]