Several leaked images of Android’s Facebook app shows it being integrated with WhatsApp. As a refresher, Facebook purchased WhatsApp for $22 Billion last year and we’re finally starting to see the results of that merger. In the images, you can see the much familiar WhatsApp logo on a send button that Facebook has now added, as compared to the older version without it.
Andy Rubin, one of Android’s pioneers, is set to launch his company Playground Global. As a reminder, Rubin left Google and Android about two years ago in order to start up this company. According to Rubin, Playground Global is a firm that will provide support and advice to tech start ups that make devices. While still new and relatively small, the company has already lined up a heavy list of investors such as Google and Hewlett-Packard, and raised over $48 million.
For the past year or two, I’ve always felt Sony’s Xperia Z line has been the most underrated of Android flagships. Thus, I’ve been eagerly waiting to see what they have in mind for their Xperia Z4 device – which brings us to the image above. As you can see, a new Sony render has surfaced and could possibly be our first look at the upcoming Xperia Z4 that’s slated to be unveiled this April with a Summer release. Read more
The popular photo editing app, VSCO Cam, has been updated to version 3.2 and brings forth a couple of new features and updates. The biggest update to mention would be the ability to copy and paste edits that you have made to a photo and apply it to any other photo that you wish. This new feature should be a godsend to avid VSCO users as editing a large batch of photos could be made easier and quicker.
The update also includes TIFF image import and various performance improvements such as editing times. QR code and a download link will be provided after the break!
You may think the graphics of the games on your mobile device are great, but in reality it could actually be a lot better than it currently is. Vulkan, which is a project that’s being worked on by the alliance behind the OpenGL video standard, lets app writers take direct control of graphics chips and wring out extra performance on many devices. In theory, this should allow you to experience richer graphical visuals along with smoother framerates.
Upon weeks of beta testing the update, Sonos is officially updated to version 5.3 and is now live on the Google Play Store. The update fixes what was wrong with the previous version and improves upon it. Room control should be a lot easier, moving back and forth between screens is now easier, and the design of tablets has also been updated/improved. Here’s a couple easy tips for you to get used to the update:
- Three taps to party mode. Put the finishing touches on your party prep with a playlist to set the mood throughout the house. Use the new drop-down at the top center of our app to easily group or ungroup rooms in just a few taps.
- Retrace your steps. Change your mind on what you want to play? Swipe down to instantly go from Now Playing to browsing. To go back one step further to the menu, swipe right from the far left to view all of your music sources.
- Distractions welcome. If you want to go back to listen to a part you missed, the track progression bar is now more prominently displayed in your Now Playing screen, just below the album art. Drag it to whatever point in the song you want to play.
QR code and download link below.
Play Store Download Link
Building upon its previous arrangement, Audi and AT&T have reached an agreement to have all of Audi’s 2016 vehicles to come pre-installed with AT&T’s LTE service. This deal offers Audi drivers the ability to add the LTE service for an extra $10 per month. In addition, a new capability of AT&T Drive is added where the car can connect to the company’s Digital Life home security and automation platform. This enables the user to control parts of their home straight from their vehicle.
For a little more info, check out the source link after the break!
source: Fierce Wireless
The car company Hyundai released their Android Wear app, Blue Link, onto the Google Play Store. With the app, you can connect to your Blue Link enabled car which gives you access to Blue Link features anywhere you’re at such as your home or office. Here’s what you can do with the app:
Samsung seems to always look for ways to further improve their customers user experience with their devices. Yesterday the company announced an 8-megapixel (MP) RWB (Red-White-Blue) image sensor based on ISOCELL technology and an NFC (Near Field Communication) integrated circuit (IC) with improved RF (Radio Frequency) performance. According to Samsung’s VP of Systems LSI marketing:
“With our new RWB ISOCELL image sensor for richer images and NFC IC with outstanding RF performance, we are excited to offer mobile users more convenient imaging and connectivity applications.”
The 8MP image sensor will provide much better front facing camera quality with its excellent low light image quality. BussinessWire goes on to explain how this kind of technology will benefit the user:
It’s no secret that Softcard wasn’t exactly the biggest hit whether it was on AT&T, T-Mobile, or even Verizon. Thus, come March 31st the service will cease to continue and will stop working. Both the app and your account will cease to exist. I’m sure you won’t exactly feel too sad as there will be plenty of other mobile payment options, namely Google Wallet (Android Pay), which will replace Softcard. For a little more info, check out the source link after the break.