Google Keep updated with interface tweaks, image search functionality, and a trash menu

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Keep an eye out for an update to Google Keep soon, as the search giant has updated the note taking app in the Play Store with a handful of improvements. The interface looks slightly different in the update, with the default status bar changing to Keep’s signature yellow hue. The same status bar will update to match different colors depending on the color of the note you’re currently viewing.

Google has also added in the functionality for searching specific images, and there’s a new trash menu where you can view your recently deleted notes.

This one’s going to be a staged rollout, like always, so keep an eye out for the notification. Hit the link below for the Play Store link. Read more

Amazon Game Studios shows what is coming and the first Fire TV exclusive “Sev Zero”

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Amazon’s new Fire TV set-top box does just about everything. Even gaming. As its name suggests, Amazon Game Studios is the company’s very own developer for gaming. Today, the studio has posted a video giving a preview at what it has up its sleeve. Amazon Games Studio assures consumers that each and every game is designed specifically for Kindle Fire tablets and the Kindle Fire TV set-top box. The games in the preview show various genres.

An exclusive title was officially announced as well. Sev Zero is available today for $6.99; however, most people will not be able to play it until their Amazon Fire TV devices arrive in the coming days. Buying the Fire TV’s game controller will actually net you Sev Zero automatically. So if you plan on gaming with your Fire TV, do yourself and purchase the game controller.

Hit the break for an Amazon Game Studios preview and a trailer for Sev Zero. And as you wait for your Amazon Fire TV to arrive, check out the first commercial featuring Gary Busey. Read more

Chrome Remote Desktop hits invite-only beta

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Google’s Chrome Remote Desktop app has taken one step closer to an official release today, with an invite-only beta going live in the Play Store. Unfortunately, that means you probably won’t be able to test it out, but considering Google publicly releases a ton of products with beta tags, this might be widely available sooner than you think.

The app appears to work pretty similarly to most other remote desktop clients. You install the Chrome extension on your PC, then install the Android app from the Play Store, then sign into your Google account to start a connection. Pretty simple, for better or worse.

There’s no shortage of remote desktop apps available for Android, but a (free) Google option might convert a few users.

source: Droid Life

Verizon cuts $25 off the price of line service for More Everything plans with 10 GB or more data

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Last month, Verizon launched its new More Everything plan which replaced the carrier’s Share Everything service and gave customers more data , cloud storage and unlimited International messaging. The carrier just announced a further discount for customers on its More Everything plan along with the Edge upgrade program. They will reduce $25 off the price of the smartphone line service if customers choose a data plan of 10 GB or more.

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Gmail introduces custom theme sharing option

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Gmail is offering a new feature much similar to the Gmail Shelfie April Fool’s joke. The new feature now allows Gmail users to share their custom theme with their friends, families or anyone. That said, you can now go to Settings, and under Themes, you’ll find the “Share your theme” option which requires you to choose how you want to share your custom theme…. either by sending an email, by Google+, or even by copying and sharing the link provided.

Google will be sharing some of their favorite themes as well on Google+ every Thursday so be sure to check it out. Read more

PolaSma by Polaroid is the newest smartphone for teenagers

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Today Polaroid announced a new smartphone aimed at teenagers – the PolaSma (Polaroid Smartphone). While the company is struggling to survive, this new device is certainly a step forward.

The device comes with a 5″ LCD display with a resolution of 960×540, as well as a 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6582 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. It also comes with an 8MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The PolaSma will come in 3 colors, Cherry Pink, Blueberry Blue, and Lemon Yellow.

Source: Polaroid

Gary Busey is the star of Amazon Fire TV’s first commercial

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You read that headline correct. Gary Busey is the star of Amazon Fire TV’s first commercial. Busey, who is a noted hilariously bizarre man, talks to a lamp in the commercial. Yes, a lamp. The idea is that Roku’s streaming set-top boxes cannot use voice commands and Fire TV can. Busey gets to do a voice search of himself. After being satisfied with the results, he goes into one of his trademark screaming fests.

To watch the very entertaining commercial, hit the break for the video. Read more

How to setup and use BlinkFeed on the HTC One (M8)

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HTC’s BlinkFeed was first introduced on the HTC One (M7), so it’s no surprise that it found its way onto the HTC One (M8). BlinkFeed helps you keep track of the news that matters to you. Just like other apps such as this, you can also follow social networks and app data such as your calendar.

HTC makes it very easy to add content. Just tap on the action menu and you will see all the sources you are following. You can easily add content by category or by site. Unfortunately, it’s not so easy to add content that isn’t part of BlinkFeed’s pre-selected sites, but it can be done. The good news is that HTC does offer a decent variety of stuff.

In this video, I show you how to setup BlinkFeed with pre-selected sources,  how to add sites that aren’t already included in HTC’s curated list, and how to turn off BlinkFeed if you so wish. So what are you waiting for? Hit the break to get started.

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Upcoming Huawei flagship smartphone leaks, metal body and Kirin 920 processor included

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Last month, Huawei’s Kirin 920 processor surfaced in an AnTuTu benchmark. When that happened, it was quite obvious that the processor would be found in an upcoming device from the Chinese manufacturer. Today we have a look at that device. In the image above, you are looking at Huawei’s upcoming flagship handset and it looks like it is made completely out of metal.

The image is believed to have come from a software engineer and provided some specifications as well. The Kirin 920 octa-core processor will have an ARM Mali-T628 GPU with it. The display is has an eye-popping 2560×1600 resolution. The camera on the back is rumored to be 32MP.

If these specifications are true, Huawei sure does have a beast on its hands.

Source: Weibo
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Trial reveals Apple’s marketing chief riled up over Samsung ads

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As the Apple v. Samsung trial starts to move along since starting earlier this week, we may be treated to some interesting bits of information about how the two companies viewed each other and how that guided their strategy. As part of his opening statements on behalf of Samsung, attorney John Quinn  indicated that,

“We will show you internal Apple documents, documents that haven’t been made public before, and showed how Apple was really concerned about competition from Android, and in particular Samsung…This new, edgy marketing strategy…it drove Apple crazy.” Read more