Remotr brings PC gaming to your Android device [New App]


A new app in the Google Play Store says it can bring your PC games to your Android mobile device with the same performance and video quality as if you were playing on your PC. The Remotr app runs on your mobile device while users have to install the Remotr streamer on their computer to get everything working. The streamer portion can be downloaded from Developer RemoteMyApp has included several preset control configurations for titles like Diablo III, League of Legends and TrackMania. Users can also customize their own controls for their games.
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Screen Mode app takes new angle on accessing your smartphone screen


One of the bigger annoyances all smartphone users deal with is getting access to the screen as quickly and easily as possible. Possibly in a perfect world, we might all leave our screens on all the time so a mere glance would reveal all we expect to see. In the real world though, that would lead to some very short periods of time in between battery charging. So, a variety of measures have been enacted to turn our screens off and only show limited notifications in an effort conserve battery life. However, that also means going through the trouble of turning a device back on to use it. The new Screen Mode app from XDA Senior Member Meko07 hopes to address this situation.
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Hyundai set to launch Blue Link app at CES 2015

Blue Link Smartwatch

One of the big technology trends we expect to see at CES 2015 is increased convergence between mobile devices and automobiles. Today Hyundai announced that they will be releasing the next generation of their Blue Link System on 2016 Elantra GT and Veloster models. Along with the announcement about the next generation of the system, Hyundai also announced they will be releasing a new Blue Link smartwatch app to make it even easier for car owners to interact with their vehicles.

The new smartwatch app will give users the ability to access features like door unlocking, remote starting or even access service information via their smartwatch devices. Hyundai’s executive director Barry Ratzlaff says the new features in Blue Link,
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Now Gesture Tweaks app gives users shortcuts to variety of actions


A new app now available in the Google Play Store, Now Gesture Tweaks, gives users the ability to replace the default default “swipe up” gesture that normally launches Google Now on an Android device with a variety of new options and capabilities. The app gives you the following choices when using the free version:

  • launch a customized app picker
  • launch a selected app directly
  • open the notification drawer
  • do nothing

For only 99 cents, users can upgrade to the full version that adds several other features like:
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UK Intelligence Agency Makes Exclusive Android Tablet App, Teaches Cryptography


The British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), a similar intelligence agency to the United States National Security Agency (NSA), has recently released an exclusive Android tablet app geared towards teaching the public some basics in cryptography and a spot of history involving cryptography. The app is mainly geared towards children, but the GCHQ states that it can be fun for people of all ages.
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Mural Watchface pulls images from 500px service to join your own photos


A new Android Wear watch face app is now available from the Google Play store that lets you use photos and images for the watch face on an Android Wear device. The Mural Watchface app includes a connector for the 500px service so users can pull a variety of stunning images onto their smartwatch. In addition to the images available through 500px, Mural Watchface will let users select their own photos for use as a watch face.
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New Wear FaceLift app automatically changes Android Wear watch faces


Over the years, one feature that we have seen developers try to add to third-party launchers for Android smartphones and tablets is the ability to change the homescreen layout based on some context. That context could be something like time of day or location. A new app for Android Wear devices may be the first step in bringing that kind of context sensitive capability to the new breed of smartwatches. Wear FaceLift is rudimentary at this time, but the app points the way to greater functionality for Android Wear devices in the future.
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YouTube for Android TV listed in Google Play Store


Amongst all the excitement this week over the release of the Nexus 9 tablet from Google, there is another device that should start landing in consumers’ homes soon. Android TV is Google latest effort to break into the set top box market after their Google TV effort failed and the Nexus Player is the first entrant for this new platform. Unfortunately, the Google Play Store lists shipping as 2-3 weeks away for new orders. Despite that delay, Google is working to streamline the process for apps intended for the platform to get approval for distribution. One app that is now ready and available in the Google Play Store is the company’s own video platform, YouTube.
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