Glympse, the very popular location-sharing app, is extending its ease of use by releasing a keyboard application. Glympse Keyboard is an app that allows users to share their location despite another app being opened. This is useful as users no longer have to bounce around between apps to use Glympse and can continue carrying on with business as usual.
There are two ways to use Glympse Keyboard’s feature. Quick Send utilizes a timer set by the user to send a message with their location. With Quick Send, users can continue using any keyboard. The other option is to use Glympse Keyboard’s Full Keyboard that takes over as the go-to keyboard. The letter G on the keyboard is replaced with Glympse’s G and a longpress activates location-sharing.
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eBay has updated their mobile app for Android to version 2.7. According to the eBay team, the interface has been freshened up to help make it easier for buyers to find the items they are looking for. A key part of that is the inclusion of larger photos to go with improved search results. eBay added some new features and functions as well. The app now provides in-app notifications for buying and selling actions. eBay says the new app will also let buyers take advantage of bonus offers.
Now more than ever, hardware manufacturers are spinning off core software features into the Play Store. This is because it allows them to push updates a lot easier as they do not have to go through carriers with entire software updates. The latest app to arrive in the Play Store is Lock Screen from HTC. For now, there do not seem to be any feature changes; however, HTC’s changelog for the app does say that it now prevents unintentional factor resets.
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Yesterday the big news about Google’s Hangouts app was that Google Voice was finally being merged into the platform. As that update continues to rollout to users, Google has announced some other improvements to the Hangouts platform for communication. Perhaps the biggest change is that users accessing Hangouts using the iOS or Android app can now participate in video calls without a Google+ profile. The ability to do this first appeared in July when Google added this to the web-based Hangouts interface.
Just yesterday we reported that roughly 5 million Gmail username and passwords were leaked on the web, which sounds like a pretty terrifying thing to happen. Google has released a statement today to clear things up, though, and it looks like things aren’t as bad as they first appeared.
Google claims that less than 2% of the leaked username/password combos would have actually worked, which is only about 100,000 accounts. On top of that, Google’s security measures likely would have blocked most of those attempted log-ins anyway. On top of that, Google has prompted affected users to reset their passwords, so if you were one of the few to be affected, Google has already given you a heads up.
If you’re a user of OneDrive you’ll be happy to know that the cloud storage service now supports files up to 10GB. Users will be able to upload these large files via the apps for Windows, Mac, the web site and all OneDrive mobile apps. According to Microsoft this feature is the highest requested feature. Business users will have to wait as the company works to bring support. But if you’re an Office 365 user with that one terabyte of storage burning a hole in your cloud storage wallet, then you’ll be happy to know that you’ll be able to fill up that space faster. Enjoy.
Google Hangouts is receiving an update to bring voice calling to hangouts in addition to video calls. The calls are free to other hangouts users, U.S. numbers, and Canadian numbers.
The next wave of games for Humble Mobile Bundle 7 has arrived. With any donation, you will get three games. The games at this tier include The Tiny Bang Story, Color Zen Premium, and Heroes of Loot. Then, donating more than the average will net an additional three games and more as others get added to the mix. The average donation sits at $3.96 at the time of this post’s publishing. The games here are Kingdom Rush Frontiers, Horn, and Sorcery. Soundtracks for some of the games are also bundled.
The Humble Mobile Bundle series benefits both the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child’s Play Charity.
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Its been in the rumor mill for a long time, and to some extent has already begun, but now its official, Google have integrated Google Voice into Hangouts, allowing you to access Google Voice messages and voicemail inside Google’s popular messaging app. While the integration is in its earliest stages, it is nice to see Google consolidating the popular services.
Netflix has been teasing that they were planning on bringing the post-play features of TV episodes to Chromecast streaming, and it looks like that’s finally happened. Now you’ll be able to quickly play the next episode from your phone without having to wait for the credits to roll, or to grab your phone, back out to the episode menu and manually pick the next episode. The feature is available to almost all smartphones and tablets, and PC support should be on its way soon.
Why not go binge watch an entire season of your favorite show to celebrate?