Verizon has started rolling out an update for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 devices on their network, bringing users some fixes for different issues along with some new apps. The new apps include a MyInfoZone widget, VMWare, Verizon Support & Protection (VSP) v.2.0.0, and Verizon Cloud. As far as issues, Verizon says they have addressed the following items: » Read the rest
Despite progress on the Google Maps preview proceeding very slowly in terms of adding back in features that were present in Classic Maps, Google continues to work on other fronts to make their new maps framework something to be experienced. Their latest addition was announced today and continues their effort to capitalize on Photo Spheres and their ability to mimic the Street View. In fact, Google says you can now build your own Street View by stringing together several Photo Spheres in the Views community and then sharing the result on Google Maps. » Read the rest
Motorola already migrated the Camera, Touchless Control, Motorola Connect, and Motorola Assist to standalone apps in the Play Store. Now they just added Active Display, and with it’s release, it gets updated with a fix for the delay when swiping up or down to unlock from the Active Display screen. Of course, if you don’t have a Moto X or the new DROIDs, you won’t be able to install it or update it.
Verizon has announced today that they are expanding the amount of out-of-home streaming channels available through the FiOS Mobile app. Previously there were twenty-five channels and the addition of sixteen new ones brings the total to forty-one channels. Showtime, Cooking Channel, and STARZ are a few of the new channels being added.
Also being added for New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. FiOS subscribers is the ability to stream local CBS and FOX affiliate stations to their devices. Spanish language channels UniMas and Univision have been added, too. Just head on over to the app to start viewing them instantly.
Hit the break for the full list of new channels and download links. » Read the rest
Quip has been one of the best word processing apps for iPhone, and now it’s making its way to Android. Quip is an alternative to Google Docs, QuickOffice, and Evernote, but puts its focus on collaboration. Designed by former Facebook CTO Bret Taylor, Quip allows multiple users to edit a single document and track changes very easily. Conversations can be had directly through the app, both private and public depending kind of chat thread is needed.
The Android app differs from the iOS version in that it allows users to sign in directly with their Google account, and it uses stacked, expandable notifications. You can download now through the Play Store link after the break.
Google recognizes that more and more people are using their mobile devices as their primary news sources. To keep up with the changing times, Google has updated its mobile web app for Google News.
The page updates in real-time, which is a nice little addition— manually refreshing is no longer required.
Google laid out some of the main new features for us. Hit the break for details:
According to a complain straight from the FTC, the app “Brightest Flashlight” on the Play Store was sharing users locations and unique device IDs with advertisers without user consent. Normally, not a big deal, but this particular app has been downloaded over 50 million times. That’s a pretty large privacy scare.
There is an option in the app that disabled the location sharing, but the FTC says it “deceived consumers” as by the time it was disabled, the app had already sent off location data. Thankfully, because of the FTC complaint, the developers will have to erase all information they gleaned from the app and they’ll have to make their app more transparent to users about what it’s doing with their data.
via: The Verge
Google has named their best apps of 2013. It is not clear how Google went about picking the 15 titles as the best ones for 2013. The good news though is that all but two of them are free, so there is little risk in giving them a try to see whether you agree with Google. The titles include: » Read the rest
If you ever thought you might be able to design a better game than what what you can find in Google Play or maybe you just want to implement your own spin on a game genre, a new app slated for release in the first quarter of 2014 may just be the ticket you were looking for. Createrria is an app coming to the Android platform, and later in the year to iOS, that will let users create and share games for Android. In an interesting twist, you will not need a computer to put all the code together and generate an app as everything will be handled within the Createrria app on an Android device. » Read the rest
Google started pushing version 4.5.10 of the Play Store app to devices. It’s not a major update, but it does add in the feature of letting you know if an app has in-app purchases. You will also find a bigger 5-star rating selector along with a new edit button for editing your app reviews. You can now finally delete them as well.
Also new is an activity feed that continues the integration with Google+. You can share your activity to Google+ including your +1s, ratings, etc.
You should get the update on your device within the next few days, but if you’re one of those people that’s gotta have it now, then click on the download link below. Enjoy!!