HTC Dot View case seemingly heading to additional devices

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The Dot View case, which received an intriguing app update yesterday, is currently limited to just the HTC One (M8). The company does not have a Dot View case for any of its other devices. However, that is likely to change. HTC, according to @evleaks, is working on a Dot View case for at least seven other devices.

There will be different levels, though. What the difference between each will be is not yet known, but it likely means HTC will water down the case. The ‘Dot View Premium’ case that is currently featured for the company’s flagship will also be heading to smartphones with the model number’s M8 Ace (One E8), B2 (alleged Butterfly successor), W8 (alleged Verizon Windows Phone), and EYE (alleged selfie handset for AT&T). The ‘Dot View Standard’ case is going to be paired with A51. And the ‘Dot View Lite’ will go with A21 and A11.

Source: @evleaks (Official site)

Augmented SmartWatch Pro now supports Android Wear

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Augmented SmartWatch Pro has been around for a bit of time supporting devices like the Sony SmartWatches, Pebble, and a few others. It adds a hands-free notification aspect to each device it supports. With the 7.3.1 update, Augmented SmartWatch Pro now supports Android Wear devices.

To get the app setup with your Android Wear device, make sure to enable the Android Wear settings. It should already be enabled by default. Then make sure the app has access to notifications within your device’s security settings. Turn off notifications from other apps and choose which apps can push notifications to your device. Even though Android Wear already seems pretty good at handling notifications, this could be an option for people in need of a hands-free solution.

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Wunderlist gets updated with Android Wear support

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Wunderlist is the latest app to join the Android Wear party, baking in support for Google’s wearable tech in the latest app update. The update will let you check any notifications and reminders from your watch, as well as create a list by saying “Ok Google, make a note.” You can also use voice dictation to reply to comments on any notes.

It’s too early to tell if Android Wear will take over the wearable market, but it’s safe to say that it’s getting off to a great start by getting so many apps and developers on board. » Read the rest

Google Camera gets another update with Photo Sphere improvements

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Google released an update to the Google Camera on the Play Store just a few days ago that brought some Android Wear functionality. Also part of that update isn’t quite as big, but it does fix a lot of issues that users had with Photo Sphere and related modes.

Photo Sphere has been improved so it has a larger target area, which is extremely helpful in bright sunlight. This change should make creating Photo Spheres much, much easier. Aside from that small tweak, Photo Spheres should use less memory during the stitching process, which will supposedly cut down on crashes in the camera app. That performance change should also affect related camera modes, including Fish Eye, Panorama, and Wide Angle.

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Nova Launcher gets Android L-style visual tweaks

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Nova Launcher is one of the best third-party launchers available, and today’s update makes it even better. The latest stable update brings some visual flair from the Android L developer preview, including different animations and theme tweaks.

There’s a new animation option for opening and leaving apps called slide up, which causes apps to appear from the bottom of the screen like they do in Android L. Many of the default theme elements have adopted the same aesthetic, including the Google search bar and the app drawer icon. The folder icon previews can now use Android L style grouping, too. » Read the rest

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for July 11, 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!!

Accessories

HTC Dot View app becomes manageable with themes and settings

Android Wear

[New Wear App] Find and open apps a lot quicker on Android Wear with Wear Mini Launcher

Wunderlist gets updated with Android Wear support

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[New Wear App] Find and open apps a lot quicker on Android Wear with Wear Mini Launcher

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The Android Wear interface is simple, which is a good thing, but opening apps is a little convoluted. If you want to use your voice, it’s not too bad, but if you want to navigate with your finger, forget it.

Wear Mini Launcher aims to make things a lot easier, and it does. Once the app is installed, just place your finger at the top left corner and swipe to the right. An opaque drawer will open with all of your apps.  Six app icons can appear at the same time, but you can scroll down revealing more.

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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