Pushbullet adds Channels, user-created notification feeds that others can subscribe to

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Pushbullet keeps getting better with every update, and today they are adding Channels. It’s basically another way of getting alerts for the things you care about. They can be created by anyone, and others can easily subscribe to them.

Some channels have already been created such as Steam Deals and BBC Top Gear First Drives. Once the Channel creator shares a link or a message to the Channel, all the subscribed users will get the notification on their mobile devices and/or Chrome browser. Channels can also utilize an RSS feed for automatic triggers.


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TiVo Android app finally adds streaming capabilities

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The wait is finally over for TiVo users. Using the Android app, you can now stream most of your recorded and live shows directly to your Android device. It appears you will need to be connected to WiFi and some shows could be restricted based on copy protection for either in your home and/or outside your home. That’s the bad news, but the good news is that you can also access Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant video from the app. Hit the break for download links.


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Google Drive adds easier search and management, shorter URLs to Forms

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The aptly named Forms arm of Google Drive has been updated today. The update focuses on search, management, and URLs. Underneath the Help tab, Forms has a new search bar to find things a lot easier. The shortcut to cue the search bar is “Alt+/.” The management tools have to do with the questions included and they can now be shuffled and given a limited amount of responses. Finally, users can share a form with a short URL provided by Google.

Source: Google Drive Blog (Official)

Waze update adds Places! information

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Waze has rolled out an update to their application adding some new features. Extending their user-submitted data model, Waze now lets users submit information on local places. Users can add or edit information related to businesses or residential locations. This could include information about parking options or whether a location has drive-thru services available. Users can also submit photos to help other Waze users recognize a location when they arrive.
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Adobe Photoshop now on Chrome OS

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As Chromebooks become more popular, demand for access to programs that users are familiar with on other platforms is going to continue to grow.  Today it was announced that Adobe has decided to jump on board with Chrome OS by making their Creative Cloud, including a streaming version of Photoshop, available on Chromebooks. Although many of Adobe’s applications may be familiar to users as software that has to be downloaded and installed on a computer, the company has been pushing more features and services into the cloud. One of the benefits it appears is making the tools more platform-agnostic as seen with this latest move by Adobe.


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Facebook launches a photo logging feature similar to Google+ Stories

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Facebook is rolling out a feature that will be very familiar to Google+ users. The social network has launched a feature that takes photos from trips and logs them into a beautiful slideshow. It tracks a user’s journey from place to place. On the Google side of things, this is called Stories. Photos and captions cannot be edited, but Facebook will allow changes to be made to titles and locations.

The feature is apparently in beta as users utilizing have not been able to share the slideshow. Instead, it is only for their own personal viewing pleasure. Facebook has been struggling to craft new ideas, and what we have here is nothing surprising. At least it will give the company something to boast about.

Via: Android Police

New Android Wear app brings a Twitter client to your wrist

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Twitter is available on so many platforms, but it has yet to officially arrive on Android Wear. Instead, you can download a new client that brings the speedy social network to your wrist. The app, titled “Twitter for android wear,” brings Twitter’s basic functions to small smartwatch displays — view, retweet, and favorite. It is all designed to resemble something that we could see Twitter actually creating.

Hit the break for the gallery and download links.


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