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Samsung launches iPhone app for Gear smartwatches

Samsung has released the long-awaited iOS apps for its Gear wearable accessories, including the Gear S2 and S3 smartwatches and the Gear Fit 2 fitness tracker. The two new apps let you set up and pair the devices with an iPhone. Prior to this, the Gear devices were only compatible with Android devices.
Samsung says that the Gear S app will let you download and install apps on the smartwatches, push notifications from the phone to the watch, as well as sync health and fitness data with S Health. The Gear Fit app supports notifications from the iPhone to the device and syncing of health data to S Health.
Though the new apps bring full iOS compatibility to Samsung’s wearable devices for the first time, they still don’t support the company’s full range, such as the IconX wireless earbuds.

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Apps that rely on Google Hangouts won’t work after April 25th

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When Google launched Allo and Duo last year, it recast hangouts as a cross-platform chat app for enterprise customers. Now it’s making changes to help ensure that fate. A quiet update to the Google Hangouts FAQ reveals that the sun will set on the platform’s API in late April. Effectively, this means any consumer app that integrates with Google Hangouts will be dead in a matter of months.

“At the Google Horizon event in September 2016, we previewed a new experience for Hangouts focused on meetings,” The updated FAQ reads. “In order to streamline our efforts furhter, we will be retiring the Google+ Hangouts API.” According to Google, the integration simply isn’t needed anymore. “Hangouts is now turning to focus on enterprise use cases.”

This is hardly a surprise — Google outlined it vision for hangouts’ new market early last year — but it is a bummer for apps that rely on the platform like PingPong Hangouts, Draw with your Face and Roll20. Still, some apps will still have access to Hangouts, but only if they qualify as enterprise communication tools, like Slack. Bummer.

10 Apps Nigerians Used the Most in 2016

Looking at the past year, let’s look at the apps Nigerians used the most and can be found on almost every Nigerian phone
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 1. WhatsApp
The Instant messaging app would continue to be Nigerians favorite when it comes to It’s text and call devices. This is the app used most by Nigeria in 2016
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 2. Snapchat
Sort of what became an instant hit this year, Snapchat seems to be the social network preferred by Nigerians in the year 2016
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 3. Opera
Opera and Opera Mini is still the most famous browser amongst Nigerians, this makes it one of the most used app by Nigerians
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 4. Instagram
Snapchat is not blowing the competition away especially when Instagram now offers Snapchat like features, Instagram is also one of the most popular social network used by many Nigerians.
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 5. Uber
The transportation company uber which with It’s app you can order a cab from your current location to your exact destination was also an instant hit in 2016. When many Nigerians using it services.
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 6. Xender
The file sharing app that uses WiFi-direct to share files, photo and videos is another app widely used by Nigerians especially in 2016.
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 7. Shazam
Shazam, a song recognition app using audio fingerprinting technology is also one app that became widely used by Nigerians in 2016
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 8. True caller
An app that suggests names of unknown callers from It’s online database of contacts, true caller, this is also one of the apps that could be found on many Nigerians phones in 2016.
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 9. Score!
Score! And Score! HERO where games that you’ll have draw a path with your finger from a player to the goal post to score. These we hit games in Nigeria especially in early 2016. Tho people rarely play it now but the game can still be found in many Nigerians phone.
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10. Twitter
Twitter is the last on my list but also very popular amongst Nigerians in 2016 with not only individuals but also companies, events and media houses using twitter more than ever before in 2016.

 Honorable mention’s
– Facebook Messenger
– BBM
– IMO
– Dream League Soccer
– Clash of Clans
– WattPad

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