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Pushbullet update to allow SMS messaging history between Android devices and Windows PCs

Pushbullet just rolled out its newest update and this time it’s something big. After launching an important overhaul of its cross-platform apps, the company decided to change the way it handles SMS messages.

 

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Your Android Pushbullet version is now capable of syncing your SMS conversation history with the web or Windows app, thus allowing you to chat with your friends from your PC or laptop as if you were on your smartphone. Up until now, only individual text messages were viewable on the PC where they could respond, but starting today entire conversations can be browsed.

 

This feature is particularly similar to iMessage, Apple’s service that works with the iPhone and the MAC OS X. Pushbullet will be available only for Android and Windows for the time being though. One of the CEOs for the company recently said that he would love for the SMS service for iPhone users to get to Windows PCs as well and apparently there is demand for it, but Apple’s security protection is preventing such an action from taking place.

Pushbullet - SMS on PC
Pushbullet - SMS on PC
Developer: Pushbullet
Price: Free+
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  • Pushbullet - SMS on PC Screenshot
  • Pushbullet - SMS on PC Screenshot
  • Pushbullet - SMS on PC Screenshot
  • Pushbullet - SMS on PC Screenshot
  • Pushbullet - SMS on PC Screenshot
  • Pushbullet - SMS on PC Screenshot
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  • Pushbullet - SMS on PC Screenshot
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Source: TheVerge

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World of Tanks Blitz – fight WWII-style on your mobile device too!

World of Tanks Blitz is the pocket form of the ever-popular MOBA game that immerses you in the world of war with… tanks. The popular PC game has been around on iOS devices for a while now, and it seems that Android believers are finally in on the loop with some cross-platform fighting.

 

 

 

World of Tanks is more of a sim experience with authentic tank models and battlefields totally inspired from World War II where you are offered a third person perspective and controls with the focus on combat. The battles include pitting two teams against each other, each team having seven combatants, and it appears that both Android and iOS users will be able to join.

 

The little game also includes tutorials for the innocent and it even has an in-chat function. As for PC menace, don’t worry, you won’t be put up against the master race controllers since they would have an unfair advantage, we’re keeping this totally cross-realm mobile style.

[googleplay url=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.wargaming.wot.blitz”]

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Cycada allows iOS apps run on Android systems with ease! Read more about the software revolution below!

A new type of research is promising to create a way in which iOS apps function natively on Android devices as well! Probably Steve Jobs is rolling in his grave just by hearing of this, but the concept is real and happening as we speak! Cycada, or the former Cider, is a compatibility architecture that would allow iOS apps to run on Android without using compatibility layers or heavy virtual machines.

Usually the only way of making an OS’ software run on another OS is through virtualization but the mobile software and hardware architecture is not as stabilized as the PC world and such solutions are difficult to instrument at the moment. A certain emulator-like system entitled WINE (“Wine is not an emulator”) that allows Windows apps to run on Linux systems to some extent. WINE’s developers are trying to implement the Windows API in a revised manner in order to mimic a Windows system on a Linux device.

Cycada has a different utility in the sense that it uses compile-time code adaptation, a system that lets developers build codes meant for other operating systems on Linux, which is in turn Android’s root base without variations. Diplomatic functions replace certain iOS system functions and let apps call similar Android functions instead. Cycada does not reimplement iOS APIs like WINE does on PCs but reuses them to keep things unpretentious.

The Columbia University team lead by Professor Jason Nieh hopes that Cycada will help in the development and implementation of cross-platform standardization. This could mean getting popular iOS apps to run on Android platforms. The system is not yet made public and there is also the problem of Apple retaliation in case the program proves to be viable and easy to implement to the public. 

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