NVIDIA Shield Tablet getting software update with a slew of improvements

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An update is currently rolling out to the Shield Tablet, sized at 84.1MB, and it gives the device improvements, fixes, and new features. Unlike other hardware manufacturers, NVIDIA rolls out its software updates in one giant wave rather than making some device owners wait around a bit. The most notable piece of the update is the NVIDIA PRISM feature toggle. It adjusts the display based upon the content a user is viewing.

Here is what the update includes:

  • Improved WiFi stability in certain scenarios
  • Improved camera performance
  • NVIDIA PRISM feature toggle
  • Stability improvements to SHIELD Hub and Gamestream
  • ShadowPlay performance optimizations
  • Localization improvements
  • Audio optimizations
  • Misc. stability improvements

Alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 4 appears in brief new video, shows just the display

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A video showing the Galaxy Note 4 has surfaced. Well, it sort of shows the Galaxy Note 4. The video is just 15 seconds long and shows a Samsung device with the model number SM-N910. All you can see is its display as a dummy box is covering any actual design. In the video, the demonstrator is poking around aimlessly. There is not very much to see here except the fact that you can get a good sizing for the Galaxy Note 4’s display (if this is even the said device).

Hit the break to watch the full 15-second video.

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Update pushed to Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Sprint Spark includes international WiFi calling

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Owners of the Galaxy S 4 with Sprint Spark, get over to the Software Update menu. The Samsung flagship from 2013 is getting an over-the-air (OTA) update that brings international WiFi calling to the device. The GS4 is the first Sprint device to get the international WiFi calling update. Now, owners of the device can place or receive international calls over a WiFi network while traveling abroad in what Sprint says amasses more than 100 countries.

Sprint does intend on extending this feature to other devices as the year progresses.

Source: Sprint

 

Are you ready to Note? Samsung wants to know with latest Galaxy Note 4 teaser

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Samsung really wants to make sure everyone is prepared for its Galaxy Note 4 introduction next week. The company has released teaser after teaser in the run up to its IFA 2014 event on September 3. It all started late last week with a video emphasizing the Note series’ handwriting capabilities. Samsung decided to show how powerful the S Pen is in a followup video. And on Wednesday, four videos were released highlighting how a Note device is used by different people.

Of course, Samsung has released yet another video and this one is all about whether or not you are ready to Note. There are handwritten notes flying across the screen as very active events and individuals are in the background. Easily put, Samsung is ready to “Go Big.”

Hit the break to watch the full video.

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for August 28, 2014

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With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. Happy reading!!

Apps

Microsoft OneDrive app brings together personal and work accounts

SportsCenter app’s new On-Air feature redirects to WatchESPN and ESPN Radio

Carriers

Cricket offers new customers $100 for switching from T-Mobile or MetroPCS

Update pushed to Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Sprint Spark includes international WiFi calling

Verizon resurrects DROID RAZR M as Luge by Motorola for prepaid accounts

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Motorola and Yo contest didn’t go so well, but 20 more Moto 360 smartwatches are up for grabs

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Did you enter the Motorola and Yo contest to win a Moto 360? If you did, you might have thought you won the coveted watch, but ended up in disappointment.

Today at 3:00pm CST, as planned, All contest participants received a link through the Yo app. Most people thought that if you were one of the first 20 people to click the link, you won a Moto 360. The only problem was that you actually had to fill out a form in order to complete the task at hand. Actually that wasn’t the only problem. The other problem, and actually a bigger one, was that it clearly stated at the top of the form, “Yo! You won a Moto 360!” Obviously that wasn’t the case. As stated in the rules, the first 20 people to complete the form would win the almost-full circle smartwatch.

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Google unveils ‘Project Wing’, a drone-based delivery system

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Amazon already unveiled their future drone-based delivery system a few months ago, but you didn’t think Google didn’t have something similar planned did you? It’s seems to be the perfect application for Google X Labs, and it is.

They just unveiled “Project Wing” which is exactly that. Apparently they have already conducted 30 test flights in mid August as part of the first phase. The video below shows successful deliveries to farmers in Australia.

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SportsCenter app’s new On-Air feature redirects to WatchESPN and ESPN Radio

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It can be a pain to juggle between ESPN’s massive amount of applications. Fortunately, ESPN is making things easier with a new feature that will redirect a user to another one of their app’s serving content. With the SportsCenter app’s new On-Air feature, a user can quickly jump from there to WatchESPN or ESPN Radio without a hitch. WatchESPN is the company’s video streaming platform and ESPN Radio streams what is broadcast over the airwaves. Now, you do not have to jump around in search of content from the sports giant.

There are other, smaller changes that improve functionality and design in certain areas. To take a look at those changes and check out the download links, hit the break.

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Microsoft OneDrive app brings together personal and work accounts

 

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Separating personal and work accounts can be challenging and confusing with many apps and services. OneDrive, though, is making it simple with its latest Android app update. The cloud storage app from Microsoft will now let users maintain multiple accounts on a single device and separate them with ease. This ensures that your personal files do not get mixed in with work documents that can be pretty important. With this update, Microsoft fittingly brought in OneDrive for Business support to make everything happen seamlessly.

Hit the break for the changelog and download links.

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