TalkAndroid Daily Dose for April 8, 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!!

Apps

Sony launches Lifelog app for their wearable devices

Pushbullet updated to add full image previews and Tasker Event support

Carriers

Comcast rumored to be considering their own mobile service provider business

Chromecast

YouTube Live Streams on Chromecast now available from the desktop

Reddit user finds that new home screen information may land on Chromecast

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The Walking Dead game series creeps its way into the Google Play Store

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Well it’s about time. Zombie fans have something to get excited about today. Already available in the Amazon Appstore since January, The Walking Dead Season One game is now ready for your downloading pleasure from the Google Play Store. This game comes from Telltale Games, and is a five-part series. The first part is free, and episodes 2-5 are available through an in-app purchase.

This game doesn’t follow the popular hit TV show, but I am told this game is very good. You play Lee Everett, a convicted criminal, that has been given a second chance at life. Interestingly enough, that second chance at life involves a heavy dose of the undead. Your actions will control how the story unfolds.

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Google Glass might have saved this patient’s life

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Google Glass certainly has an uphill battle with consumers and their perception of privacy, but aside from the fear of someone filming them while they sip a coffee at Starbucks, Google Glass could be a valuable tool in so many other ways. Take the medical profession for example.

Five doctors at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston are part of a pilot program in which they regularly wear Google Glass. Dr. Steve Horng was helping a patient suffering from massive brain bleeding, and thanks to Glass. was able to see that the patient had severe allergic reactions to blood pressure medications. This kind of information is usually only found on another computer or tablet. The doctor would have had to leave the patient, find the info, and scrub again. Because of Glass, Doctor Horng was able to start the treatment immediately. He went on to say….

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HTC M8 Ace shows up in first leaked image

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Last month, we got word that HTC was working on an M8 Ace, but what is it? Since it was mentioned in the same conversation as the M8 Mini, the assumption was that it would be a “Max’ version of the HTC One (M8). Of course it could also be a tablet right?

Well the same leaker that told us there is an M8 Ace just posted a picture of the said device. For whatever reason, he blurred out what is on the display so it obviously gives something away. At this point it looks like a phone, not a tablet, but unless you see it next to another device, it’s hard to tell for sure.

My money is on this year’s Max. I have a feeling we will see another image soon, so stay tuned.

source: @evleaks

Buy the HTC One (M8) or Robert Downey Jr. will be possessed with the most foul spirit

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For those of you wondering if Robert Downey Jr. was still a spokesman for HTC, wonder no more because HTC just released a 60 second spot featuring him. This is a very simple spot where he basically announces how the HTC walked away with best smartphone of the year at Mobile World Congress for a second year in a row. He tells us that the HTC One (M8) is even better and flaunts his “pre-release” sample.

Of course he suggests that you buy the HTC One (M8) because he will defend it with his very life. And if you don’t get one, he seems to think he will be possessed with the most foul spirit. I’m not sure that is an incentive to buy the All New HTC One (M8), but I will let you be the judge of that. Hit the break for the video.

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Google I/O registration pushed to next week

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If you were looking to register for this year’s Google I/O today, you will have to wait until next week. Originally scheduled for today, Google has pushed it until April 15th – April 18th.

According to a post on Google+, they are making the registration process easier. That is always a good thing right? It will still work just like previously explained. Applicants will have 3 days to enter their registration, and there will be a random drawing shortly after the registration closes. Applicants will also get an email notifying them if they won.

source: +Google Developers

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for April 7, 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!!

Guides

How to apply slow motion effects to your videos on the HTC One (M8)

Apps

AllCast mirroring to Amazon Fire TV revealed in new video

BT Sport now supporting Chromecast for U.K. subscribers

Dropbox update adds computer account setup via device and some fixes

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How to apply slow motion effects to your videos on the HTC One (M8)

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The HTC One (M8) allows you do some neat stuff with images utilizing the Duo Camera, but another cool feature is slow motion video. Recording slow motion video isn’t anything new, but HTC takes it one step further with the ability to adjust the speed for certain parts of your video. For example, you could record your child scoring a goal and just when they make the final kick, you can put that in slow motion, but leave everything else at full speed.

What’s cool is that this can be done after the fact, but the video must be filmed in slow motion. You will be able to set what part of the video you want at full speed and what part to be at 1/2 speed or even 1/4 speed. You can even revert back to full speed for the entire video. The only caveat is that slow motion videos will be at 720p, even if you revert them back to full speed.

It is a pretty cool way to add a little flair to your videos, so hit the break to find out how to do it.

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Possible first look at Samsung’s upcoming premium Galaxy F smartphone

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It has been rumored for several months that Samsung will offer a premium smartphone, whether a Galaxy S 5 variant or part of an F seriesNow images of the said device has leaked on Twitter.

These photos really could be much of nothing because it looks a lot like a prototype to me. In fact, it could be an early prototype of the Galaxy S 5, but the speculation is that it isn’t because the speaker placement isn’t like the Galaxy S 5 (see below). In fact, one could argue that these images are of a Galaxy Note 4 prototype. Note: The Twitter leaker never mentioned what phone these image were of, just that it has a 2K display.

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Specs confirmed for upcoming Samsung (SM-T800) AMOLED tablet

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Once believed to be part of the Galaxy Tab4 series, the SM-T800 will stand on it’s own as one of Samsung’s first AMOLED tablets since the Galaxy Tab 7.7.

We already had an idea of the specs from a GFXBench of the SM-T805, but Sam Mobile is confirming specs for another variant, the SM-T800. The SM-T800 is a Wi-Fi-only version, while the SM-T805 could be an international version since it sports an Exynos octa-core. Although it’s also believed to sport LTE, which makes no sense since those models usually have the Qualcomm chipset.

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