Samsung has released a new app, OLED World, to the Google Play store. Samsung hopes users will use the app to show off the capabilities of the AMOLED screens on devices like the Galaxy S 4 or the Galaxy Note 3. To do this, Samsung partnered with photographers Kwon O Chul, Ashley Vincent, Satoshi Kuribayashi and Hougaard Malan to produce a series of HD images of astronomical object, wildlife, insects, and landscapes. According to Samsung, their AMOLED screens are able to display 97% of the Adobe RGB color gamut, which is much larger than the standard sRGB. This produces more vibrant images. » Read the rest
Want that Android 4.4 Kit Kat look right now? Well we can’t give you the official release, but XDA member ALESSIO94x did a really good mock up of the wallpaper and icons seen in last week’s leak.
Just hit the download link below for the wallpaper and icons for the App Drawer, Phone app, Google Now, and Settings.
There are plenty of apps that give users workout regimens, include instructional videos, and more. But there aren’t many that keep you on track, on a schedule, and make sure that you’re doing everything you can to stay in shape.
Runtastic added a new app recently called ‘Six Pack Abs Workout,’ which is now available in the Play Store.
It’s a very useful application with an excellent user interface, complete with 50+ HD instructional ab workout videos. Workout regimens are intense, customized, and perfect for whatever you’re trying to accomplish.
Ah yes, the days leading up to the release of a new device, and a new OS. The trickle of rumors involving the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4, aka KitKat, has turned into a full on flood. Today’s rumor, brought to you courtesy of Android Police, involves the launcher.
With Android 4.4, we will likely see another one of Androids engrained system apps become an app available in the Play Store as Google continues to separate core apps from the system itself. Of course that’s speculation in that Google will release it to the Play Store. Should this new Google Experience launcher be the real deal, it looks like it will add some new features.
With the HTC One Max only days away from an official launch, some new information has leaked regarding the fingerprint scanner included in the device. Unlike most implementations which limit fingerprint scanning to unlocking a device, HTC is trying to make the hardware much more useful for consumers who opt for the device. According to some leaked code for the fingerprint scanner, the HTC One Max will be capable of storing data for all 10 fingers and the scan for each finger can be assigned to a dedicated app. For instance, one finger can be used to simply unlock the device, while another finger can be used to launch the dialer so a phone call can be made, and another could be used to launch the messaging app to type out a quick message.
According to the leaked code, it also appears the fingerprint scanner hardware will be able to do double-duty as an “optical trackpad” that users can use to “swipe up, down, left & right to move focus.” This kind of capability already exists on the HTC Desire Z.
Good news for all of you folks on Instagram. Those of you jealous that iPhone users have had the ability to straighten their photos for months now, don’t have to be. With today’s update, Android users have the ability to do the same. Other features include the ability to control sound and data usage in regards to the video portion of Instagram. The update isn’t available just yet, but should be here sometime today. We have the download link and QR code after the break. Enjoy!
A tablet-optimized version of a Twitter app has been long requested by tablet owners, and Twitter has come through…kind of. Twitter for Android Tablet has been launched, but only for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, for now. Support for other Samsung devices will come soon, and then support for other manufacturers’ tablets will follow by the end of the year.
The app takes advantage of a tablet’s larger screen to display tweets, conversations and more in full landscape view. Tapping a tweet expands it to the right side of the screen, revealing previews of any photos, videos, or other links embedded in the tweet.
Source: All Things D
After capitalizing on their popular Where’s My Water? game with a series of spin-offs like Where’s My Mickey?, Disney has finally released an official sequel to the puzzle challenge game. Where’s My Water? 2 let’s players pick up again with Swampy, Allie and Cranky as they work their way through a series of physics-based puzzles. New locations like the Sewer, the Soap Factory, and the Beach have been added, giving users over 100 levels of fun. The available levels could be even more than that as a new challenge mode has been added that lets players replay a level in a new way, like upside down. » Read the rest
Google’s Maps team announced today some new features for the Google Maps preview, including the addition of the most requested feature they have been fielding since the release of the preview. Directions for multiple destinations will begin rolling out to users today. The ability to add multiple destinations can be used when planning a route for driving, biking or walking. A small “+” has been added to the interface, which will open a new entry that can be added by typing in the search box or clicking on the map. In addition, once you have a listed of locations added, you can rearrange them by dragging and dropping them within the list. » Read the rest
New Easter egg alert! It’s pretty useless, but fun nonetheless…and addictive.
Open Google Chrome on your Android device, and press the tab button. If you have multiple tabs open, close all of them but one. Slide your finger up from the bottom edge of of the page five times. Tap it again, and you’ll get a “flip” animation.
How people discover these Easter eggs, we’ll never know— but we always love messing around with them when they’re outed. Try it out for yourself! If you can’t get it to work, hit the break to see it in action.
Update: Sorry guys!! Yes, this has been around for a long time. We completely forgot about it, but hopefully we helped out those of you that never heard about it.