Verizon HTC One (M7) Receives 4.4.3 Update

htc-one-silver-product-detail-360-01For users of the original HTC One, HTC’s latest hustle and bustle over its latest devices may cause some feelings of being left behind. If you’re in that boat, here’s some news to brighten your day: Verizon is currently rolling out Android 4.4.3 to the One M7 which brings improvements from mild stability tweaks all the way to Extreme Power Saving Mode, which allows you to go maximum time on each charge.
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Nike+ running app to come pre-loaded on Samsung’s Gear S smartwatch

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Samsung’s Tizen-based Gear S smartwatch is now official, so it’s up to the company and third-party developers now to begin making apps available for the device.

Samsung recently announced a new partnership with Nike in a press release — Gear S owners will be able to download the Nike+ Running app, which utilizes the device’s GPS and 3G connectivity to track fitness data.

The app comes pre-loaded on the device and can track their runs and record data all while their phone remains at home.

The features appear to be the same as the usual Nike+ Running App, except this is optimized for the Gear S.

Source: Samsung

Samsung Announces open registration for Developer Conference

2nd-Annual-Samsung-Developers-ConferenceSamsung has announced registration for its Annual Global Samsung Developer Conference is now open. The theme this year, ‘Connected Living, Connecting Developers,’ will focus on the opportunities for integrating the Samsung experience across smartphones, tablets, watches, TVs, and Home Appliances. Other topics of interest are wearables, the Internet of Things, and Health.
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New ‘Swing Copters’ update makes gameplay easier, less frustrating for users

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Flappy Bird creator Dong Nyugen hasn’t yet added his hit game back to the Play Store, but his new game, Swing Copters, has been getting a ton of popularity in the past few weeks.

However, the game has received reviews asking him to make it easier, as many have said that it’s been too difficult to rack up even one point while playing.

In an update released today (now version 1.1), Swing Copters has been improved so users can better predict the character’s movement, thus making it easier to play the game. There are also unspecified bug fixes.

If you deleted the game on its first go-around, now may be a good time to pick it back up (if you’re into this kind of stuff). Hit the break for the link to the game in the Play Store.


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Lemon Meringue Pie looking likely as Android L nickname

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If you’re like me, you’ve been wondering what the new Android codename will be for the upcoming October release will be. We know it starts with L, will likely be 5.0, and will be the name of something sweet. As of right now, it seems like Lemon Meringue Pie fits the mold. According to Android Police, there are multiple sources in documentation and code that hint at the next release being referred to as such. The current preview builds are referred to as “lmp-preview-release” by the Android SDK. 
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New App: WeTransfer hits the Play Store, allows file transfers of up to 10GB at once

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It’s pretty annoying to find that a email to a friend with a bunch of photos didn’t end up sending because of your email’s attachment size limit.

But with new app WeTransfer, you won’t have to worry about exceeding that limit.

The app lets you send up to 10GB of data at once to another email address. The receiving address will get a download link — from there, they’ll be able to download all the photos on their device.

It’s pretty simple, and that’s pretty much all you can ask from an app — that it works, and that it’s easy. Hit the break for a list of the app’s features, a gallery of screenshots and a link to the app in the Play Store.


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Verizon HTC One Max receiving Sense 6

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Good news for you Verizon HTC One Max owners – your phone is being updated to the latest version of HTC’s third-party firmware. That’s right, Sense 6.0 is headed your way through a 613.5MB update that brings your device up to software version 3.09.605.2, includes a revamped BlinkFeed experience, several updated core apps, new font and color customizations and a handful of important bug and security fixes that should improve the performance of your device.

You can go ahead and see if your device is ready for the update by heading to Settings -> About -> Software Updates. If you don’t see it just yet, don’t worry, it’s on its way.

Source: Verizon Wireless

LG plans to bring G3′s UX to future entry-level and midrange phones and tablets

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The UX design and features found on LG’s G3 flagship will reportedly be brought to future LG entry-level and midrange smartphones and tablets, a company release said today.

The standardization of the UX features from the G3 is part of an effort to make its less-premium hardware feel more high-end compared to competing devices from other OEMs.

Some specific features brought over to other devices include Touch and Shoot, Gesture Shot, Clean View, Smart Keyboard and more. Hit the break for LG’s full release.


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