Yahoo app gets updated with access to digital magazines

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YAHOO! continues to kill it in terms of design and content in their apps, and the Yahoo app just got better with the addition of digital magazines. You can now read Yahoo Food, Yahoo Tech, Yahoo Travel, Yahoo Movies,Yahoo Beauty, and Yahoo Health all from within the app.

These digital mags feature elegant design and visual storytelling with distinct editorial voices from Bobbi Brown, Paula Froelich, and David Pogue. The Yahoo app has to be one of the go-to apps for one place stops for the latest news and weather. Are you using it? Hit the break for an animated GIF and download links.


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Chrome Remote Desktop to get a recording option

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It looks like we will be getting a recording option very soon within the Chrome Remote Desktop for PCs and laptops. François Beaufort took to Google+ to announce that the Chromium team is adding it “as we speak.”

This could be very useful for those that want to create how to videos for friends and family, or even broadcasting to the world through YouTube.

How long till the update actually hits is anyone’s guess, but I can’t imagine it will be too long.

source: +François Beaufort

Sony Xperia Z3 specs divulged in China certification

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The Sony Xperia Z3 has been certified in China by TENAA, which is similar to the FCC here in the U.S. This in itself isn’t anything major, but the fact that the specs are confirmed is.

This beast is going to have a 5.2-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) display, a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC), an Adreno 330 GPU, 20.7 MP rear camera, and a 2.2 MP front-facing camera.


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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for August 20, 2014

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With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. Happy reading!!

Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

Accessories

LG announces Music Flow, a multi-room music streaming system

Android Auto

Google selects Joyride as an Android Auto launch partner


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Barnes & Noble, Samsung unveil the Galaxy Tab 4 nook tablet

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Barnes & Noble had limited success with the nook tablets so they decided to outsource them with Samsung. Today marks the first tablet from their partnership, the Galaxy Tab 4 nook.

You guessed it…..it’s essentially a Galaxy Tab 4 with Barnes & Noble’s software instead of TouchWiz. However, it will include some of the features found on Samsung devices such as Multi Window for running two apps at the same time. Customers will find over 3 million books (including the best children’s books), an expansive newsstand, and many TV shows and movies. Users will also get daily recommendations based on their habits.


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ZTE nubia 5S mini LTE coming to the U.S. at a competitive price

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ZTE isn’t all that well known here in the U.S., but that might change with today’s announcement. Remember the nubia 5S mini LTE we saw at CES? Well it’s coming to the U.S. unlocked starting August 27.

It sports a 4.7-inch (1280 x 720) display, 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400, Adreno 305 GPU, 16 GB of internal storage, microSD slot for up to an additional 32 GB, 13 MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and Sapphire lens, 5 MP front-facing camera, LTE/GSM/WCDMA compatibility, and 2,000 mAh battery. It’s also pretty thin at 7.6mm.

You will be able to purchase this bad boy for $279.99 on Amazon with pre-orders starting today.

Hit the break for the full presser.


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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for August 19, 2014

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With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. Happy reading!!

Accessories

Samsung to offer an ultrasonic cover for the Galaxy Note 4

Samsung announces stylish Level Box mini wireless speaker with 25 hours of playback

Apps

Sprint to include ‘App Pass’ on all Android phones starting August 29

Microsoft OneNote optimized for Android tablets with handwriting support

1Password update brings new features and pricing changes


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Samsung announces stylish Level Box mini wireless speaker with 25 hours of playback

Samsung-Level-Box-miniIf you’re looking for a small and sleek Bluetooth speaker, you might want to check out the latest from Samsung. The Level Box mini offers high-quality sound in a compact metallic body.

It includes a 55mm stereo speaker along with a passive radiator. It’s compatible with all phones, but if you have the Samsung Level App, you will get Volume Control, Text-to-Speech, S Voice, and SoundAlive.


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Sprint to include ‘App Pass’ on all Android phones starting August 29

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Earlier today, Sprint announced the Sharp Aquos Crystal, and the announcement of “App Pass” came along with it.

App Pass gives users access to premium apps and games for $4.99 per month. They will also throw in a $5 credit for each month to spend on in-app purchases. Apps such as OfficeSuite 7 Pro, Camera Zoom FX, and Minuum Keyboard are included as well as games from Gameloft and Oceanhouse Media. If users want to try it out before committing, Sprint is offering a 14-day free trial run.


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Samsung to offer an ultrasonic cover for the Galaxy Note 4

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With every new phone comes new accessories, and the Galaxy Note 4 won’t be alone. It appears Samsung is working on an ultrasonic cover that could be utilized for those that have vision-related disabilities.

According to SamMobile, the cover will detect nearby objects from its ultrasonic sensor and provide feedback. Users will also be able to choose between three different levels: short, middle, and long.

An insider with a Note 4 prototype sent in the complete description from the accessory, of which you can see after the break.


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