Amazon finally adds Prime Instant Video to their Android app

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Amazon has inexplicably left Android users in the cold when it comes to their Prime Instant Video streaming service, but today that changes. Users of the Amazon app should hit the link below and update to the newest version to start streaming their favorite shows today. The update also brings Amazon’s entire retail catalog to the mobile app. Finally, they bundled in 5GB of Amazon Cloud Drive storage. It is safe to say Amazon’s recent update is welcome for users of their Prime Service, but they’ve also added something for everyone. Hit the break for the download link (which for now is USA only).
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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for September 8, 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!!

Guides

Moto 360 ‘ambient screen’ and ‘auto brightness’ explained

This is what the pre-installed Moto 360 custom watch faces look like

How to use Motorola Connect to customize the pre-installed Motorola watch faces on the Moto 360

Android Wear

Motorola Connect snafu installs Moto 360 apps on non-Motorola devices


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Moto 360 to be made available by AT&T at a later date

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The Moto 360 sold out in minutes of it being first available online and has created a ton of buzz since its initial announcement.

Pretty soon, you’ll have another option for where you can pick one up.

According to an AT&T release, the carrier will be adding the device to its accessory portal on its website — customers will be able to purchase the Moto 360 as an accessory.

The release says pricing and availability will be announced at a later date, but don’t expect it to cost any more or less than what it can be gotten for now from other retailers/carriers.

Source: ATT

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on Sprint receiving Android 4.4.4 soon

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According to Samsung’s website, the Galaxy Note 3 on Sprint will be soon receiving Android 4.4.4 in an OTA update.

With the update comes HD voice Icon support, international wi-fi calling support, Google Security Patches, Knox 2.0 and Kids Mode.

This is all pretty basic stuff by now — you can check the software updates section on your device to see if the update has hit your phone yet. If not, just sit tight.

Source: Samsung

 

Samsung releases WatchON Plus to the Play Store for Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4

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Samsung’s WatchON app is relatively popular — in addition to its ability to control set-top boxes and TVs, it can also play on-demand content (both free and paid).

Today, Samsung released WatchON Plus to the Play Store, but is only available to Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 owners. The app features an updated UI, but doesn’t appear to have any added functionality.

To download, hit the break.


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Galaxy Note 4 wallpapers now available to download

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Just in case the Sony Xperia Z3 and/or the Moto X (2014) wallpapers weren’t enough for you, we now have the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 wallpapers for your downloading pleasure. The Note 4 sports a Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display so these bad boys are quite large (2560 x 2560) to show off that amazing display. Of course you can crop them as your heart desires. Hit the break to grab a few or all eight.


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Google speeds things up with XE21.0 Google Glass release

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Google has released an update for Google Glass taking it up to version XE21.0. The list of changes is not extensive, but users will likely welcome them. Although the issue of Glass owners wearing their devices for driving is not settled, users can access navigation information through the devices. With this update, Google enabled the inclusion of Waze information, like accidents, on the display when navigation is being shown.
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Motorola Connect snafu installs Moto 360 apps on non-Motorola devices

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Motorola is suffering from the sting of embarrassment after an updated version of their Motorola Connect app made it out into the wild with some fairly critical code omitted. The missing code is that related to checking whether a smartwatch being paired to a Motorola smartphone is a Moto 360. Even worse, the app automatically installs apps intended for Moto 360 smartwatches on those non-Moto 360 devices.
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Google Cast Beta extension update allows for 1080p casting of Chrome tabs

Chromecast_dongle (1)Google has updated their Chromecast companion extension for the Chrome browser that brings in a pretty useful new tweak for slinging your browser tabs to your television. If you’re using the beta version of the Google Cast extension in Chrome, you’ll be able to cast your tabs in full 1080p, up from the 720p option that’s available in the stable version.

To top it off, the beta extension allows you to adjust the bitrate of your casted tabs, plus set a limit on the maximum FPS captured from those tabs. If you’ve got a nice router, you can really turn those settings up to get a fantastic experience with your Chromecast, but if you’re dealing with a cheaper or slower router, you may not want to crank the settings up too high.
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