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The latest distribution charts for the Android platform is somewhat a good news. Android 4.4 version jumped by more than 4 percent while Android 2.2 Froyo is finally on its way out, cementing the road towards Android version defragmentation. 

As of July 7, 2014, Froyo has descended to 0.1 percent of the market pie, down from last month's 0.2 percent. Froyo will most likely be edged out by next month. The latest to get boot was Android 3.0 honeycomb last month. 

Android 4.4 KitKat reaches 17.9 percent which is a remarkable 4.3 percent increase from last month. The biggest increase was in June, jumping by 5.1 percent from May's 8.5 to 13.6 percent. 

Android Jelly Bean continues to flip-flop among themselves. Android 4.2 is increasing while 4.1 continues to decline steadily. Android 4.3 on the other hand, fluctuates from increasing to decreasing depending on the month, which could mean that manufacturers upgrading to Jelly Bean are sometimes choosing the slightly older 4.2 over the more recent 4.3.

See the graph for comparison:


Android 4.4 KitKat Distribution Increases; Froyo Almost Gone

By Bino → Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Harry Potter star Emma Watson and recent Brown University graduate has a new honor to add to her resume: United Nations Goodwill Ambassador.

A branch of the United Nations which is devoted to gender equality, U.N. Women, announced on Monday that Watson is their latest Goodwill Ambassador and the first appointment under Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who became U.N. Women’s executive director a year ago.

Mlambo-Ngcuka said in a statement, "We are thrilled and honored to work with Emma, whom we believe embodies the values of U.N. Women," As an ambassador, Watson will work with U.N. Women’s HeForShe campaign to help empower women and fight gender inequality around the world.

"Women’s rights are something so inextricably linked with who I am, so deeply personal and rooted in my life that I can’t imagine an opportunity more exciting,” Watson said in a statement. “I still have so much to learn, but as I progress I hope to bring more of my individual knowledge, experience and awareness to this role."

Emma Watson is the New United Nations Goodwill Ambassador

By Bino →
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One of the new features of Android L is floating notifications. Nexus device owners can try out Android L and enjoy the said feature though it is still a preview build while non-Nexus device users will have to wait until fall. However, a new app that has this feature is now available for free on the Google Play Store.

Floatify is an app that gives you the new material design notification style found in Android L. It puts your notifications on top of everything else on your screen which gives you the ability to view alerts and then decide if you want to commit your attention to them or just wait until later. Built-in swipe gestures are available on the app. Floatify lets you even decide where you want the notification to appear. Floatify can even be added on your lock screen.

A nice feature of the app is the ability to blacklist apps that you don't want to get notifications from and whitelist apps that you always want to see. Notification transparency can alse be set.

Floatify is now available for free with limite features via Google Play. You can purchase an unlock key to use all the features of the app.

Floatify App Brings Android L Style Notifications to Your Android Phone

By Bino → Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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Apple's latest version of mobile operating system comes with a pretty odd bug. For some regions, the Calendar App shows the wrong holidays. The holidays from other regions are shown instead of the ones adequate for what your location is set to.


The bug has been discovered by an iOS device owner in Lithuania. He noticed the bug after applying the update iOS 7.1.2. He was seeing the holidays for Hong Kong, Canada, or Mexico despite the fact that he had set Lithuania as his region.

Everything is working perfectly in certain other regions. Setting your location to the US, UK or Russia shows the adequate holidays in Calendar.

Apple responded by acknowledging that there is a problem with Calendar in iOS 7.1.2 and Apple engineers are currently working on fixing it. The bug should be gone in the iOS update. However, no exact date is given for the next iOS update.


Calendar Bug Discovered in Apple's iOS 7.1.2 Update

By Bino → Monday, July 7, 2014
Jessica and Eric
After a three-year-plus engagement , Jessica Simpson is once again a newlywed as she married fiance Eric Johnson at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif. on Saturday, July 5.

The couple exchanged vows in front of family and friends including their two kids, daughter Maxwell, 2, and son Ace, 1 at the lavish Southern California locale.

The couple said in a statement to People,"We are overwhelmed with complete happiness and love having made our eternal commitment,To say 'I do' in front of family, friends and, most importantly, our children has been the happiest moment of our lives."


Jessica wore a custom Carolina Herrera gown for the ceremony. Sister Ashley Simpson and her fiance Evan Ross, Jessica Alba and Topher Grace, CaCee Cobba and Donald Faison were all on hand for the ceremony. Ace acted as ring bearer, Maxwell was a flower girl and Ashlee's son Bronx accompanied her down the aisle. Bridesmaids were Ashlee and CaCee.

Simpson and Former NFL pro first got engaged back in November 2010, five months after they started dating. Wedding plans have been put on hold for the nearly back-to-back births of their children.

This their both second marriage as Simpson previously married Nick Lachey from 2002-2006 while Eric was legally married to (but separated from) wife of five years Keri Johnson when he met Simpson.

*all images from the original owners

Singer Jessica Simpson Marries Former NFL Pro Eric Johnson

By Bino → Sunday, July 6, 2014
In order to help out those who bought Android Wear smartwatches and looking for more than just normal set of notifications, Google is getting the Play Store organized a bit more as it set up a section dedicated specifically to apps optimized for Android Wear.

These are apps for your smartphone that have extended its features for Android Wear. Apps listed include Maps and Hangouts and these will go along with plenty of options like money management apps, travel apps, news apps, The Guardian and Thomas Reuters. 

If you already have Android wear, go ahead and check out the apps optimized for the smartwatch via PLAYSTORE

Some apps available for Android Wear

Android Wear Apps Now Available on Google Play

By Bino →
Singer Katy Perry, one of Forbes' 100 most popular celebrity is being sued by Christian hip-hop stars
including Flame, who claim her hit Dark Horse ripped off their track Joyful Noise.

Rappers accused Perry of using the 2008 track which features Lecrae without permission, tarnishing its "devoutly religious message" with images of "witchcraft" and "black magic".

The song comes fomr Grammy-Nominated album Our World: Redeemed by Flame.

Rappers Marcus Gray aka Flame, Lecrae Moore, Emanuel Lambert and Chike Ojukwu - are seeking damages from Perry, guest artist Juicy J, songwriters Dr Luke and Max Martin for copyright infringement.

Rapper Lecrae
"The devoutly religious message of Joyful Noise has been irreparably tarnished by its association with the witchcraft, paganism, black magic, and Illuminati imagery evoked by the same music in Dark Horse," said the rappers' complaint.

"The music video of Dark Horse generated widespread accusations of blasphemy and an online petition signed by more than 60,000 demanding removal of an offensive religious image from the video." they continued.

Flame said the track's similarities to Joyful Noise were brought to his attention by his DJ, Cho'zyn Boy. The DJ compiled an audio comparison of the two songs, published by Rapzilla, after noticing comments about them on Twitter.

Kate Hudson, Perry's representative said she was unable to comment about the issue because of the illegal proceedings.

Christian Rappers Sue Katy Perry over Dark Horse

By Bino → Saturday, July 5, 2014
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A Japanese politician instantly gets his share of fame after his video clip has gone viral on the internet, leaving many outraged and puzzled. The video shows Ryutaro Nonomura, 47, a Hyogo Prefectural assemblyman, bursting into tears, uttering nonsensical phrases and banging on the desk.

"I ran for office … to change the world, and so I gave everything I had to appeal to the public”, said Mr Nonomura between sobs.

Nonomura's press conference in Kobe followed a Kobe Shimbun newspaper report this week that raised questions about his use of public money to visit the hot springs 106 times last year.

The visits totalled three million yen or equivalent to $200,000 and people of Japa are calling for explanation.

Watch the video here:

'Japanese Politician Bursting in Tears' Video Goes Viral

By Bino → Friday, July 4, 2014