Google IO 2015 Coverage

Any.do, Ginger Keyboard team up for app integration

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Everyone’s favorite note-taking app, Any.do, has paired up with Ginger Keyboard to offer Ginger users added capabilities in the form of easy list-making.

When in Ginger Keyboard’s Smart Bar, you can quickly tap on the Any.do logo and make lists without closing the keyboard. Users can also access their Any.do schedules from the Smart Bar.

The added features will surely make both apps more attractive to all users, especially ones who use one of the two, and not both.

Source: Ginger Software

Chevy’s 2016 cars to support both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

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14 of Chevrolet’s 2016 models will support both Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay, the company announced today, including cars, trucks and crossovers. This way, the car will cater to both Android and Apple users, without segmenting half of the market or selling multiple models of each car. The dual-compatibility will be made possible by Chevy’s “Mylink infotainment system.”

Chevy will let users use the data from their carrier plans, or users can take advantage of its OnStar 4G LTE plan. With the second option, you’ll just have to connect to the car’s WiFi hotspot.

Source: Chevrolet

Mi Store officially coming to the U.S., UK, Germany and France on June 1

Xiaomi’s online accessory shop will officially arrive in the U.S., UK, Germany and France according to a banner on the company’s official site. We must note that the company only intends to sell its accessories such as headphones, power banks and the Mi Band wearable through this store and you still won’t be able to purchase their phones in any of the aforementioned markets. Read more

Samsung’s patent application reveals big future plans for Gear VR

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A new patent application filed by Samsung has surfaced, revealing its plans to expand usefulness of the Gear VR that was launched last year. Samsung released high-end handsets such as the Galaxy S6, the S6 Edge and the Note 4, but the VR headsets have not been used to their full strength.

However, all of that is about to change according to Oculus CEO John Carmack. The company is planning to use Samsung’s marketing might during the next major release of the Gear VR due in September. Now, new USPTO documents have revealed a road map of what the upcoming Gear VR headsets will be capable of.

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