Apple Music Support For Android Tablets Now Exits Beta

Apple Music Support For Android Tablets Now Exits Beta

Designing apps for tablets is not as easy as you might think. Tablets have a larger display which means that you can’t just scale up an app for smartphones and stuff it into a tablet. However due to the way we interact with our tablets, you can’t design a UI that you would normally use on a laptop or desktop computer either.

Now Apple has been working on an Android tablet UI for its Apple Music service for a while now, and the good news is that it is finally out of beta. This means that if you did not participate in the beta before that, you should be able to look forward to the new UI in the latest update to the Apple Music app.

Poll Shows 43% Support For Cabinet

Poll shows 43% support for Cabinet

In NHK's latest opinion poll, Japanese voters' approval rating for the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stood at 43 percent. That's up two percentage points from last month. The disapproval rate was 35 percent, down three points.

NHK conducted the survey over three days from last Saturday among 2,166 people. 1,206 people, or 56 percent, responded.

Vlc For Android To Get Airplay Support Soon

VLC For Android To Get AirPlay Support Soon

If you want to be able to stream VLC from your phone or computer onto your TV, there are several ways you can go about doing that. However the good news for Android users is that according to a report from Variety, VLC for Android is expected to get an update in the future that will bring about support for Apple’s AirPlay protocol.

This was confirmed by Jean-Baptiste Kempf, one of VLC’s lead developers who stated that the update would be coming in a future update. What this means is that if you own an Android device with VLC, you will be able to stream content on it onto an AirPlay compatible device such as an Apple TV, or one of the many AirPlay-compatible TVs that was announced at CES earlier this week.

Google Adds Android Auto Support To Podcasts

Google Adds Android Auto Support To Podcasts


Many were surprised by the lack of features when Google launched its new Podcasts app. It didn’t have Cast support, auto-downloading, and compatibility with Android Auto. The company is rectifying at least one of things today. It has added support for Android Auto to the Podcasts app.

Most people tend to listen to podcasts on their commutes. It makes perfect sense to do so. It was thus surprising to see that Android Auto support was not a part of the new Podcasts app when it was released not too long ago.

Sony's Noise-cancelling Headphones Will Soon Support Alexa

Sony's Noise-Cancelling Headphones Will Soon Support Alexa

#CES2019 – If you own one of Sony’s noise-cancelling headphones, then you might be interested to learn that in an upcoming update to the headphones, Sony will be introducing support for Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant. This includes the Sony WH-1000XM2, WH-1000XM3, and the WI-1000X.

As it stands, the headphones already support Google Assistant, but for added variety and to give users more options, the update will make Alexa available as an option as well. However it should be noted that only one digital assistant can be activated at one time, so it’s not as if you can use both at the same time, just in case it wasn’t already obvious.

Sony's Android Tvs Will Soon Support Airplay 2 And Homekit

Sony's Android TVs Will Soon Support AirPlay 2 And HomeKit

#CES2019 – Despite not physically being at CES 2019, Apple seems to have a pretty big presence at the event. This is because several major TV manufacturers have recently announced support for some of Apple’s platforms and services, such as Samsung who announced that their smart TVs would support iTunes Movies and TV Shows and AirPlay 2.

This was followed shortly after by LG who also announced that their TVs would be supporting AirPlay 2, and now according to a report from The Verge, it looks like we can expect the same from Sony as the company’s Android TVs are expected to soon support not only AirPlay 2, but HomeKit which means that Sony’s Android TVs can soon be controlled (ironically enough) by iOS devices.

American Support For Japan-us Security Pact Down

American support for Japan-US security pact down

A survey in the United States has found that 14 percentage points fewer Americans than last year think the Japan-US Security agreement should be maintained.

An American firm appointed by Japan's Foreign Ministry conducted the telephone survey in March this year.

Sony's Ps5 Could Support 4k And 240 Fps

Sony's PS5 Could Support 4K And 240 FPS

Sony’s next-gen PlayStation console is probably a couple of years away from happening. So the question is, what will it bring to the table that the PS4 Pro did not already offer? According to analyst Michael Pachter who spoke to Gaming Bolt, he predicts that the console will support 4K and 240 FPS and the Sony PlayStation VR.

According to Pachter, “Whether Sony does it, I think they will probably have that 4K and 240 FPS device that’ll support PSVR.” His comments are based on the question of whether or not Sony’s approach to the PS5 could be similar to Microsoft’s, where it has been rumored that the next-gen Xbox console could be more than one device.

100 Support Centers For Foreign Workers To Open

100 support centers for foreign workers to open

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has revealed that the government plans to open about 100 support centers for foreign workers across Japan.

This will be part of comprehensive measures the country intends to draw up by the yearend, ahead of the implementation in April of the newly passed law to bring in more foreign workers.

Google Officially Ends Support For Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Google Officially Ends Support For Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was released back in 2011, making it 7 years old. Given that it is now Android 9.0 Pie, it is safe to assume that many Android users have since updated to newer versions of Android and have gotten newer devices, so much so that it doesn’t come as a surprise that Google is now discontinuing support for the update.

Announced on its Android Developers Blog, Google has revealed that they will no longer be supporting devices that run on Android Ice Cream Sandwich. “The Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) platform is seven years old and the active device count has been below 1% for some time. Consequently, we are deprecating support for ICS in future releases of Google Play services. For devices running ICS, the Google Play Store will no longer update Play Services APK beyond version 14.7.99.”

Local Govts. Struggle To Support Foreign Residents

Local govts. struggle to support foreign residents

A survey in Japan shows local governments are struggling to offer timely livelihood support to an increasing number of residents from abroad.

NHK sent questionnaires in November to 50 municipalities across the country that have a relatively high proportion of foreign residents.

Japanese Support For Palestinians To Continue

Japanese support for Palestinians to continue

Japan's foreign minister wants to hold a conference in one of the Palestinian territories to discuss the provision of aid to the Palestinian people.

Taro Kono met his Palestinian counterpart, Riyad al-Maliki, in Rome on Saturday.

Samsung's Android Pie Update Might Bring Adoptable Storage Support

Samsung's Android Pie Update Might Bring Adoptable Storage Support


Google added the adoptable storage feature to Android a few years back. It’s the feature that enables the handset to treat the external and internal storage as one unified drive. Samsung has never supported adoptable storage on its devices but that might change with its Android Pie.

According to a new report, Samsung might bring adoptable storage support to its handsets with the Android 9 Pie update. The company will be opening up the beta program later this month and has already confirmed at SDC 2018 last week that it will release Android Pie for the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9 in January 2019.