Swiftkey announced an update to their Swiftkey Keyboard for Android app to add some performance improvements and even more supported languages. The primary focus of the updated release is on the performance improvements that were pursued based on feedback received from their users.
Consumers who pick up a new Nexus 6 may be interested in adding some kind of coverage for their new device. Motorola is adding a new option for buyers to consider, but only if the Nexus 6 is purchased through the Motorola web site. A Moto Care package covering the Nexus 6 is now available for $129.99.
If you were considering picking up an AT&T subsidized Nexus 6, you might interested in seeing just how much the carrier has altered the device. Fortunately, most things are intact, including the stock ROM that ships with the other versions of the phone. There are a few small differences, however.
Verizon announced today that they are adding two LG tablets to the portfolio of devices that customers can choose from this holiday season. Joining the 8.3-inch LG G Pad will be the LG G Pad 7.0 LTE and the LG G Pad 10.1 LTE. These new tablets will give buyers a good choice of sizes to meet their needs.
EA Games has a new Need for Speed game due to be released soon, so it brought Ken Block, the driver in the Wild in the Streets of LA YouTube video, on to do a promo video for the upcoming release.
Google has announced the stable channel for Chrome OS devices will be getting an update over the course of the next couple weeks. Unfortunately, the update will not be hitting all devices as the Dell Chromebook 11, the HP Chromebook 14, the Acer C720 and the Toshiba Chromebook are all excluded. Those who get the update though will enjoy the following new features:
The Google Chrome team indicates the update will take some extra time to get to users as team members enjoy a holiday break next week.
source: Chrome Releases
Today, you can share a file from Google Drive while taking part in a Hangouts video call. It seems like this feature should have existed for quite some time already, but only now is it available. You will never have to leave the conversation. Hangouts video calls will have a dedicated button within the chat window for file sharing. When the file is attached and shared, a preview appears in the chat window.
Here are the directions provided by Google:
- In the video call window’s left side, click the chat icon.
- Click the Drive picker icon, and choose the file you want to share with other people in the video call. Or you can paste the link to the file directly in the chat. Keep in mind that if they don’t have permissions to the file, you’ll need to ive the people access to the file.
- People in the video call can open the file from the video call’s chat in a new browser tab if they have permission to access it.
The update is rolling out over the next few days; therefore, do not be surprised if it has not appeared just yet. Have patience and, before you know it, the Google Drive file sharing button will be there.
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Folks using Evernote on a premium level will be happy to know that the Android application can now scan business cards. The app will pickup on all information labeled on the card and store it online, not to mention organize it into correct fields. Furthermore, it will have increased accuracy when connected to LinkedIn as Evernote will take information from there as well. If the business card owner has a profile, it will be attached to the online business card. Free users of Evernote with a LinkedIn account will receive free scanning for one year.
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More attention from Google is being given to enterprise users of Android. The company launched a preview of Divide Productivity in the Play Store. It works with the Android IT Preview Program to bring over existing enterprise accounts from Exchange/ActiveSync or Notes-compatible infrastructure. The apps included with Divide Productivity are Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, and Downloads. All of these items can be managed. IT managers will have to request an invite to start using Divide Productivity Preview, and can do so by visiting this page.
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Google is experimenting with a crazy idea that will strip advertisements from select sites. And some of the sties are quite massive, so the value is incredible. All you have to do is donate anywhere between $1 and $3. Contributor disperses this money among the sites to pickup the cost of advertisements that are taken away. In its place will be a thank you message over a pixelated image.