Change is in the air for GoPhone prepaid plans at AT&T. Rather than halting the flow of data upon going over the cap, the carrier will throttle speed. Being throttled and handed overage fees is way better than being abruptly cutoff. The throttled speed is 128kbps. Customers currently on the $25 or $40 plans may want to take a look at the new $45 option. It offers a total of 1GB of data with unlimited talk and text. It offers a much better value because there is more wiggle room with data.
Motorola introduced Keylink today, which does a variety of things for $24.99. For starters, it’s a keychain that you can connect to your phone via Bluetooth. Using the Motorola Connect app, you will be able to see where your keys are on a map in the event that you misplaced them. If it’s your phone that you misplaced, you can force it to ring.
All good stuff, but probably the coolest feature is that Keylink will bypass your security lock screen as long as it’s connected to your phone. Motorola says this will work with only the Moto X (2014), the DROID Turbo, or any other smartphone running Lollipop. The reason for Lollipop is that it has a built-in function called Smart Lock, allowing you to set any Bluetooth device as trusted in order to bypass your security lock screen. Does that mean that users on KitKat, Jelly Bean or other versions of Android can’t use Keylink? Absolutely not.
Following up on the release of an update to the YouTube app on Android this week that added access to the new Music Key service, Google is now issuing invites for people to be part of a Beta of the paid version of the service. Although some thought Google Music All Access subscribers would be the first users to get invites to the Beta program, it appears Google is spreading the invites around to other YouTube users.
One of the benefits that many people find in Nexus devices is the “pure” Android experience they give users. Another benefit is the freedom one gets to modify and customize the devices. That comes with some risks though and on occasion users will want to restore their device to a stock configuration. For those who are getting new Nexus 6 devices and want to see what they can do with their devices, they can do so knowing that Google has now released factory images for the device.
The version of Android Lollipop that has been posted is LRX21O, which appears to be a slightly newer version of the operating system than what shipped on some of the earliest units.
source: Android Developers
With the launch of the Nexus 6 on T-Mobile today, the Uncarrier took the opportunity to announce that the LTE-enabled version of the Nexus 9 will be available through T-Mobile in “early December.” No specific date was given, but December is only a couple weeks away, so the wait should not be much longer for those not content with a WiFi-only version of the latest Nexus tablet.
When it is finally available, T-Mobile will offer the 32GB version of the Nexus 9 for $0 down and 24 payments of $24.99 to well-qualified buyers. According to T-Mobile’s announcement, buyers will have to access the T-Mobile “Underground” which they describe as their “online ‘backroom’ for hard-to-find, limited quantity devices” to place their order.
On a mobile device, we prefer mobile sites. It just makes sense to view content in a correctly-formatted way to better the viewing experience. If not, everything is far too see and requires a lot of zooming and panning. To prevent any hassle, Google has introduced a criteria for mobile-friendly sites. First and foremost, sites welcoming visitors with mobile devices should not be using software like Flash that is no longer supported. Text and images throughout the site should be readable without the zooming and panning as mentioned before. And spacing should be used so that there are no mis-taps.
This is how Google recommends you make your site mobile-friendly:
Source: Official Google Webmaster Central Blog
With the Huawei Ascend P7 having its time on the market, Huawei is looking at readying its successor. The P8 most likely won’t be debuted until next year — earliest suggested time of debut is CES 2015. Even so, the rumored specs have the device as being a pretty solid device.
RelativeWare, the developer behind the app Form, has been acquired by Google. The developer announced today that it is joining Google, but development of Form will continue. Never heard of Form? It is an app available in the Mac App Store that mirrors an iOS app’s design while being worked on simultaneously. To celebrate, Form’s original $80 price has been kicked to the curb and it is now free.
Here is what RelativeWare had to say of the acquisition:
Today, with the help of Google, we’re making Form free on the Mac App Store. We want to get Form in the hands of as many people as possible, and this is our first step in accomplishing that goal.
We’ve just scratched the surface with prototyping. With the help of Google, we’ll be focused on improving the state of design and development tools.
Customers that purchased Form already are eligible for a refund. RelativeWare directs customers to the support email to take care of that. And when asked if the Form viewer would make its way to other platforms, the developer said “Stay tuned.” It looks like nothing but good things are ahead for RelativeWare.
As of yesterday, AT&T is offering Mobile Share Value customers 15GB for the price of 10 or a limited time. That’s right, for the $100 per month price tag that normally comes with 10GB you’ll get an extra five. According to AT&T you can do a lot with 15GB of data.
The holidays are here and we could all use some laughter. Nest has gone ahead to provide some laughs with four new advertisements. The products featured across the four commercials are the Dropcam, Thermostat, and Protect. It shows that the products are loved by many; however, some individuals (and a dog) question what exactly the products’ purpose are. And there is one gentleman that cannot get enough of his Nest Protect.
Hit the break to watch the videos.