If you’re a working professional or a student, then you are probably going to be happy at the latest update to CloudOn. The latest update brings the software to version 4.0 and gives even more functionality to one of the few apps available to offer Microsoft Office document editing. In addition to phone-specific support, the latest update includes enhancements to the usual goodies including allowing users to:
Use Microsoft Word®, Excel® and PowerPoint® on your Android Tablet and Phone to create, review and edit documents.
Rename, delete and manage documents with your Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and SkyDrive accounts.
View virtually any type of file, including: PDF, JPG, PNG, GIF, etc.
Share files as links or attachments via email directly from the workspace.
Display, edit or create charts, change formatting, spell check, insert comments, etc into any Word, Excel or PowerPoint files.
Use the FileSpace to see a log of all the activity on file including edits, notifications and notes.
The latest update is available for free, so most of you Android folk out there have no reason to grab it today— especially since the update allows you to you know— be productive and all.
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It looks like Google has just unleashed a minor Play Store update for Android users— well unofficially at least. According to our friends at Android Police, the version brings the software version to 3.10.14 and doesn’t appear to include any significant changes or anything that pops out, indicating that this is a minor update including some bug fixes here and there. Unfortunately, there’s no change log available at this time– but the latest update is ready for you to download at the source link below. If you do happen to grab the update and find anything special— be sure to let us know in the Comments section when you hit past the break.
source: Android Police
Sure you may live in one part of the world and own a sweet 4G LTE device, but unfortunately that LTE device may support frequencies only specific to the region you live in and would likely not work elsewhere in the world— causing some angst to say the least. Fortunately Qualcomm has taken note of this significant problem and has introduced its RF360 unit, the world’s first global LTE solution. What this special solution does is effectively allow users of LTE-based devices to use RF360-enabled LTE devices anywhere in the world, being able to read and transmit all sorts of RF data. In short, the RF360 unit will allow LTE users to use the hyper-fast 4G LTE speeds, regardless of the wireless bands a network may be on. As exciting as this is— there will be a minor wait before we see the first devices featuring this sweet technology as Qualcomm has confirmed we’ll see the first few products sometime in the second half of 2013.
More details about this awesome achievement can be found once you hit the break.
Not too long ago Pantech unveiled their Discover for AT&T. It’s a pretty powerful little device with a low price point, which tends to win customers over pretty well. Now we’re getting a sneak peek at Verizon’s version of the device, named the Perception, which we can pretty safely assume will have the same or similar specs and pricing as the Discover, although it’s worth noting that the Discover has a 13 MP camera, and the FCC shots show an 8 MP shooter. Aside from that, the device looks slick as ever with what appears to be a brushed metal finish and a very thin profile. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as we hear more about the availability of this device.
via: Unwired View
Are you a fan of HBO or Cinemax? You’ll be pretty happy with the latest updates to the HBO GO and MAX GO apps, which have added in incredibly convenient HDMI support. Now you’ll be able to get your favorite television shows on your big screen television easier than ever. This is a definite improvement over having to watch content on your phone screen all the time. Hit the link below to get your hands on the update.
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LG’s Optimus G is the company’s current flagship device, but it hasn’t had much global market penetration so far. Not too long ago, LG announced they were moving to release the device in more markets, and it looks like they’re following up on that. Several European countries are confirmed to be getting the device starting this month, with Sweden leading the launch, followed by Italy, France, and Germany. This global release should definitely help device sales, which have already passed the million mark.
While the Optimus G isn’t going to be quite as impressive after the next batch of devices come to market in the next few months, but it’s still a solid device with a 4.7 inch HD screen and a Snapdragon S4 processor. Anyone plan on picking up one of these with the Optimus G Pro release so close?
We recently told you about a leaked mid-range Sony device, features above on the left. So far all we knew was that the Xperia SP had a slightly larger screen, probably around 4.5 or 4.6 inches, and had a Snapdragon S4 under the hood. The latest leaks confirm those rumors, and we now know that the SP will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T chip with a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor. The 4.6 inch screen will be built around an aluminum body with plastic back, that does indeed house a micro SD card slot, in addition to an 8 MP camera and 8 GB of internal storage. Pretty standard these days. Be sure to keep an eye out for more from Sony at MWC next week.
source: Xperia Blog
Google Plus user Joshua Perry earned a spot on a lot of people’s Android circle today. He decided to get creative with an x-ray machine, the Nexus 4 and its wireless charging orb. The results are some pretty cool images for casual and obsessed Android fans alike. Hit the source to check out the full set of his handy work.
Via: Android Central
Source: Joshua Perry Google +
A patent application originally filed in August 2011 by Google for what has become Google Glass was published to the USPTO web site today. There has been a buzz around Google’s wearable computer project after a new video was released yesterday showcasing some of the capabilities of the system from the user’s point of view. The new patent provides details about how Google is going about making the magic happen.
Just yesterday we covered a bit of speculation over whether or not Google would release touchscreen laptops this year. Apparently, Google took the hint and released a fairly powerful laptop dubbed the Chromebook Pixel in the Play Store. It’s a little different from the usual suspects in the Play Store, primarily because of the whopping $1299 price tag. It’s definitely a different breed of the cheaper Chromebooks we’re used to seeing, but it also features some pretty lofty specs that the lower end models don’t offer either. You’ll also get a free 3 years of 1 TB Google Drive space, as well as 12 free GoGo in-flight internet passes.
The Pixel sports a 12.85-inch touchscreen display at 2560 x 1700 resolution, 32 GB flash storage, 4 GB of RAM, Intel’s mobile i5 processor with integrated HD4000 graphics, and 2 USB ports, among the other standards like an HD webcam and SD card slot. The screen has adopted an odd 3:2 aspect ratio, but does offer the highest resolution available on a laptop. In April, a (Verizon) LTE version will hit the Play Store with a bigger 64 GB flash memory, however. And, of course, it runs Google’s open-source Chrome OS. It’s definitely a niche product, and the high price tag only reinforces that. We’ll just have to see how well it does in the next few months. Anybody plan on picking up one of these?
source: Chrome Blog
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The Photo Sphere option was added to Android 4.2, but it has only been available to Nexus devices. The fact that it’s a stock camera app, it’s unlikely Android OEMs can use it in its current state since they incorporate their own camera software. So far it appears HTC has no plans to implement a similar feature since it would have been mentioned at the One launch event. What about Samsung? Well it appears they might be prepping their own version called Samsung Orb. Supposedly it will give you the same 360-degree panorama photos and according to one engineer, will be even better since it will utilize the S4 camera. For Orbs or Photo Spheres to takeoff, Facebook support would be huge, and word is Samsung is already working with Facebook so users can share their orbs via the social giant.
Transferring files or links from your computer to your phone or tablet can be cumbersome. I just came across a new app that simplifies things and does a lot more. It’s called PushBullet, and it allows you to transfer files, url links, notes, lists, addresses, and reminders to your phone or tablet. Want to send something to your spouse or friend’s device? No problem. You can even receive stuff from others as well.
It’s quite simple to set up. All you need is the app on your phone and the Chrome extension on your desktop browser. Then you sign up using your Gmail account on both your phone and desktop. You will see a PushBullet icon at the top right corner of your desktop Chrome browser. Just click it to push a url link, a file, list, or quick note to the device of choice. For file transfers, you will need to use the website. PushBullet allows you to store multiple devices like your phone, tablet, and any of your friend’s devices. Just choose the device that you need to push to and you’re all set. The receiving device will get a notification of whatever is pushed, so you (or they) can quickly open it. The notification will stay until you swipe it away, and you will always have access to all your past notifications from within the app if you ever need to see anything again.
A couple of days ago Canonical announced Ubuntu for Tablets with a promise to release a developer preview on February 21st and the developer has delivered on the promise as the developer preview is now ready to be downloaded. Canonical says that the developer preview is intended for development and evaluation purposes and those who flash the images to their Nexus devices shouldn’t expect all of the bugs to be out nor all the bells and whistles of the retail version to be present. You can download the image for your device and find the instructions for how to flash the software to your device at the source links below. Let us know in the comments if you’ve flashed Ubuntu for your Nexus device and what your experience has been like so far.
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If you’re in the market for a Motorola phone, you will be happy to know that you if you purchase one now, you will get $50 in Google Play credit. You have until March 4th to make your purchase, and since it’s a mail-in-rebate, you will have to send them your sales receipt, the barcode from the box, and the phone’s IMEI/ESN/MEID. If you choose to buy your phone directly from Motorola, you don’t have to send in the rebate. Hit the break for the list of eligible devices.
Last month a new rule from the Library of Congress made it illegal to unlock a mobile phone to use on another network. This means that owners of phones that are not subsidized or that are no longer “under contract” cannot just take their phone to another carrier for service. Many believe this gives the carriers far too much power over consumers. In response, a petition was started on the White House web site requesting the Librarian of Congress to rescind their recent decision or asking the Obama administration to back legislation to make unlocking legal.
The petition was started on January 24, 2013 and today hit the 100,000 signature threshold required for an official response from the White House. This news is a good sign and hopefully will help the President and perhaps Congress realize that there is a problem. Whether they actually do anything about it remains to be seen as they could opt to not take up the cause, much like their recent decision regarding construction of a death star.
source: The White House