Want an updated factory image of Android L Dev Preview? Not gonna happen, a Googler says

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If you’re one of the many who jumped ship from their stable Android version to try out the Android L Developer Preview, you definitely noticed it’s not exactly the most polished thing in the world (not even close, actually).

No reason to be mad at Google, though — it’s just a developer preview, and we’re lucky to have something before launch.

As most Android enthusiasts tend to do, we looked ahead, and hoped for Google to upload an updated factory image of the L Developers Preview. But according to Googler Rich Hyndman, it ain’t happening.


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Kik messaging service updated to include live location tracking from Glympse

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If you use Kik Messenger, we have some good news for you.

Due to a recent partnership between location tracking service Glympse and Kik, you’ll now be able to share your location with the person you’re chatting with. You can also request a location from a friend through the app, using Glympse’s software.


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ESPN updates its fantasy football app with new push notifications and user interface

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Hockey, basketball and the World Cup are over — you know what that means.

That’s right, football season is fast approaching, and fantasy football sites everywhere are opening their doors for faithful fans to register for this year’s game.

In preparation for this season, ESPN has completely overhauled its fantasy football app.

In addition to an all new design, you’ll also now get push notifications when a trade is proposed, injuries take place and points are scored. You can also now manage your league’s draft right from the app — a useful tool if you’re away from home during the draft.

Hit the break for screenshots as well as the link to the app in the Play Store.


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Turn your Sony SmartWatch 2 or SmartBand into a game controller with “Aces of the Luftwaffe”

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Now that Android Wear is all the rage in the wearables game, Sony’s got to do something to catch up — or simply come out with their own Android Wear device.

At least for now, it seems that Sony will be doing the former, trying to pick up a bit of a draw for its SmartWatch 2 and SmartBand.


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Photoshop Express receives update, adds RAW file support and blemish removal

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Adobe knows that the world is evolving to be mobile-centric, so it order to adapt, it’ll have to continue heavily supporting its mobile applications.

As a result, the company has updated Photoshop Express on both Android and iOS to add blemish removal and defogging tools. Most importantly, perhaps, is the added ability to import RAW files for editing. You can do all of this for free — just head to the link after the break to download the app from the Play Store.


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Microsoft opening beta program for OneNote users on Android

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Microsoft is opening a beta-testing program for its OneNote app on Android — any user can join, all you have to do is sign up with Microsoft’s new beta program.

After you sign up, Microsoft will push out an update to you for OneNote. You’ll get a whole bunch of new features — just make sure to give some feedback!

Microsoft will even accept suggestions from users for ways to improve the app in the future.

 

Source: Microsoft

LG announces “KizOn” wearable for parents to keep track of kids

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Next time your kid wanders off at the amusement park, you won’t have to worry.

LG introduced the “KizOn” wearable device yesterday, which is cellular-equipped and allows parents to track the location of their toddlers. The wristband has the capability to call pre-programmed phone numbers with a single phone number as well, and parents can also call the wristband to check on their kids.


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You can now easily correct a misheard word in Google Now with “no I said” command

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Has Google Now ever misheard a word you meant to say?

Chances are, it has. Although the service is pretty damn accurate, it’s still a developing technology and has a ways to go before being perfect. Google knows its product isn’t perfect, and in addition to improving voice recognition in Google Search, it has now added a “no I said ___” command for when the app mishears something you said.


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