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Google Just Shut Down One Chat Service and Is Launching Another. Remind Us Why It Ditched Gchat?

Google Just Shut Down One Chat Service and Is Launching Another. Remind Us Why It Ditched Gchat?

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Google is again trying to find another way to develop a texting service that can rival the likes of iMessage, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp. The company told the Verge on Thursday that it is “pausing investment” in Allo, its latest messaging app launched in 2016, and will instead be focusing on an alternative to SMS called “Chat.” Google has reportedly been courting cellphone carriers to replace SMS, the default service for cellphones, with Chat in order to finally provide Android users with decent texting functionality.

Google wants an alternative to iMessage. Will Apple support it?

Google wants an alternative to iMessage. Will Apple support it?

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Here’s an interesting story from The Verge on the future of Android text messaging. For the past couple years, Google has advocated a next-gen texting standard called Rich Communication Services, whose features (full-resolution images, read receipts, expanded group texts, and more) are already standard in modern chat apps like iMessage and WhatsApp. If you have …

Google Rolls Out “Chat,” Another New Way to Message on Android

Google Rolls Out “Chat,” Another New Way to Message on Android

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Google has been struggling to come up with a compelling messaging app for its mobile platform. Two years back, it began work on Allo, a new application for Android users that would finally

The Crock-Pot that lets you cook dinner with your phone has never been cheaper on Amazon

The Crock-Pot that lets you cook dinner with your phone has never been cheaper on Amazon

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Slow cookers are all the rage right now, and pretty much everybody has one. Heck, you might even have one yourself. But can you monitor your slow cooker from your iPhone while you run out to the store? Can you adjust the settings from your Android phone while you’re in your backyard relaxing? We didn’t think so, but we have good news. The Crock-Pot Smart Wifi-Enabled Slow Cooker is on sale on Amazon right now for half off, dropping it to its lowest price ever. Pick one up, install the free WeMo app on your iPhone or Android device, and welcome to the future of cooking.

Grasshopper - Learn to Code on Your Phone

Grasshopper - Learn to Code on Your Phone

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Grasshopper is a free app that teaches you to Javascript coding through a series of easy-to-follow tutorials. The free app, available for iOS and Android, starts off with an introduction to the basic vocabulary of coding before moving into the coding lessons. You have to pass the vocabulary quiz before your can jump into the lessons. Each lesson has a tutorial, a practice activity, and a quiz

Google is launching an Android chat service to replace SMS

Google is launching an Android chat service to replace SMS

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The service, dubbed Chat, is not a Google messaging app but will run on Android phones through partnerships with dozens of mobile carriers around the world.

Rylo Gets New 180° and Motion Blur Modes, Plus Bluetooth and Timed Captures

Rylo Gets New 180° and Motion Blur Modes, Plus Bluetooth and Timed Captures

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We recently wrote up the launch of the Rylo camera for Android and already there is a major update for the device and the dedicated Rylo app. With the update, users can take advantage of a new shooting mode, editing effect, and a new way to capture shots. The new shooting mode is called 180° … Continued

ProBeat: Google’s Chat is close, and yet so far

ProBeat: Google’s Chat is close, and yet so far

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OPINION: Google's latest messaging app plans provide a little clarity: Allo is dead, Duo is sticking around, and Android Messages is the future, powered by RCS, which is being rebranded as Chat. It's confusing and shows just how far away the effort really is from taking shape.

Critics are slamming the new iMessage-like feature coming soon to all Android phones for not being secure

Critics are slamming the new iMessage-like feature coming soon to all Android phones for not being secure

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A new feature called "Chat" will soon be deployed across every Android phone, as it will be automatically turned on within the default "Messages" app.

Google unveils 'Chat' in effort to compete with Facebook Messenger

Google unveils 'Chat' in effort to compete with Facebook Messenger

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Global users who want to use Chat will be able to download the Android Messages app that it runs on to any Android device. However, Chat does not offer encrypted messages.

The RPG/bubble shooter hybrid LightSlinger Heroes is coming to iOS and Android on April 25th

The RPG/bubble shooter hybrid LightSlinger Heroes is coming to iOS and Android on April 25th

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Skyborne Games unconventional bubble shooter will arrive on the App Store and Google Play next Wednesday, April 25. LightSlinger Heroes is a twist on Match-3 gameplay incorporating strategy, puzzles, and RPG elements.

Destiny Warfare unleashes Halo-like PvP action on Google Play Store

Destiny Warfare unleashes Halo-like PvP action on Google Play Store

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Azur Interactive's latest game is a competitive PvP sci-fi shooter for Android devices.

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