5 fresh Android apps you won’t want to miss

Keeping up with all the latest and greatest apps in the Play Store is a passion of ours at AndroidPIT. This week, like every week, we’ve got 5 killer apps for your consideration, including apps to help you meditate and draw, a lite version of everyone’s favorite music streaming app and more.

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The trillion-dollar question: can the tech giants keep growing?

A startling stock-market landmark for Apple has been offset by big falls for Facebook and Twitter. Is this tumultuous period just a blip, or the first sign of trouble?

It has been a tumultuous couple of weeks for America’s high-flying technology stocks, even by their own unique standards. Their shares have been soaring since the start of the year, despite being buffeted by trade war fears as President Trump talked of limiting Chinese investments in the US and restricting American technology imports to China.

But now there are signs that cracks may be starting to appear in some of the biggest firms in the sector. Facebook suffered the biggest ever one-day drop in a company’s market value – losing more than £90bn – after its growth slowed in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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How do I get the best from Alexa?

Crafty and creative hacks, apps and bits of kit to use with your Amazon Echo and its avatar

Smart speakers are taking over British homes. A recent UK Gov survey found the number had doubled in three months, with around 10% of Brits owning one – and that 75% of these were Amazon Echo devices. The overwhelming majority are used for basic tasks like playing music and answering general knowledge questions – but with the right tips, tricks, skills and accessories you can get the Echo’s digital assistant Alexa to do just about anything…

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Google Pixel 3 XL: is it really worth waiting for?

The Pixel 3 XL just popped up on Geekbench, so we can now set aside speculation on the specs. Now that we’ve got a clear idea of the design and performance specs to expect, we want to hear from you in our poll: Would you buy the Pixel 3 XL?

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