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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Sony’s Xperia Z1 MotionShot camera app available on any device with Android 4.0 and up

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Need to get your hands on the Sony Xperia Z1 camera app? Thanks to XDA Forum Member xperiaZ2, you can. Android devices running at least Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or higher can download the app that allows users to snap a photograph with motion. This merges the motion into one single image for your viewing pleasure. To download, hit the link below. Just make sure you have at least 500MB available to install the MotionShot camera.

Source: XDA Developers [Download Link]

Carrier Battle: Fight for coverage becomes race for speed

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Mobile carriers’ commercials used to feature big bright maps showing how many regions were covered by that carrier’s cell towers. Cheesy spokesmen would show the maps side by side, making it easy to see that their respective company covered the most area in the country. Verizon was the clear winner of that battle, but as time went on, there was only so much room to improve, and the fight is almost evening out. It’s almost over.

However, the carriers have something new to argue over. Who’s network is the fastest?

Expect T-Mobile to be making that case very soon. The company is about to kill global data roaming rates in over 100 countries, and it’s currently seeing speeds between 6Mbps and 20Mbps on its LTE network.

This information led CEO John Legere to tell the media at a recent NYC event that its network is currently faster than AT&T’s. But is it the fastest?

In an interview with AllThingsD, Legere said, “I’m not announcing we’re the fastest,” Legere said.  “I’m announcing we will be announcing that.”

Expect it to come soon, as T-Mobile will try to make a huge push for holiday sales. Showing potential customers that it’s time to switch is only step one.

Source: FierceWireless

Google Drive updated, brings a plethora of new goodies

You may have noticed that our good friends at Google have been busy this week. In the space of 24 hours they’ve launched a new tablet, launched a media streamer, unveiled Android 4.1 and base-jumped into the Google I/O conference. As if that wasn’t enough we’ve also seen updates to Maps, Google Earth, Chrome… I think you’re probably getting the idea by now.

Today it’s the turn of Google Drive to receive an update. Google lists the change log as follows:

1. Quickly find files that have been recently opened, edited or shared with you
2. Upload/Download all file types to/from your Google Drive
3. Selecting contacts to share with is easier
4. Faster navigation of folders when syncing in the background
5. Choose text alignment in the documents editor

The service may barely be a month old and already it’s shaping up to be a quality product. Do cloud storage pioneers Dropbox have something to worry about? Grab the update below and be sure to pop back and let us know your thoughts.

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Latest Instagram update brings Facebook sharing and new search features

Since Instagram made it’s long awaited debut on Android earlier this year it has been improving slowly and steadily. The photo editing gurus have been hard at work on another update and it’s a significant one this time. Users now have the ability to share any photo they like direct to Facebook at the click of a button. Furthermore users can now search for other users and specific tags in the explore tab from within the application. There are also a series of bug fixes and app optimisations bundled in for good measure.

The update is available right now, you can grab it through the QR code or Google Play link below. Enjoy!

 

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Grab yourself a fix for the HTC One X LTE WiFi bug

Still suffering from slow, intermittent WiFi on your AT&T HTC One X? Well you can hold fire on trading it in for a Galaxy S III as HTC has released a statement promising a timely update to remedy the issue. Better yet, the guys over at BriefMobile managed to get their hands on it early and have uploaded it so the rest of us can get in on the action.

Check out the official statement from HTC after the break and then click the source link to make your WiFi woes disappear!

“In regards to the wifi issue your running into, this is currently an issue that has been brought to our attention and we are actively working on a fix for this. We don’t have an ETA on the release of the fix yet, but we do have a work around in the meanwhile of toggling the wifi connection on the phone for a few seconds then toggling it back on. This will reset the connection from the phone to the Wifi, make it grab a new address and it should work for a while.”

Source: BriefMobile

Join the darkside with inverted Instagram

Fancy taking advantage of the pure blacks and low level power consumption of your Super AMOLED screen while you use the worlds favourite photo sharing application? Of course you do, and boy do we have the solution for you. A creative developer from RootzWiki has inverted the colours from the original application and packaged it up in a handy APK ready for downloading. The new theme fits perfectly with the stock Ice Cream Sandwich colour scheme and works exactly as expected.

All you need to do is hit the link below and you’ll be good to go!

 

 

Download : Inverted Instagram

 

 

Thanks Tyler!

Download the DROID RAZR Smart Actions application to your DROID Bionic

 

If you own a DROID Bionic and you’re growing tired of staring enviously at your DROID RAZR toting companions and their immensely useful ‘Smart Actions’ application, we’ve got you covered.

Dana Davis AKA iNsAnEmOd took to his twitter account to generously share his work with the world in the shape of an APK download. You don’t need to be rooted to get going, you can simply side load the application and you’re good to go. Feedback online suggests that the APK will only work on Motorola ROMs, I’ve tried it out on my GSM Galaxy Nexus and can confirm that it didn’t work.

Click the link below to download the application and be sure to let us know how it works out for you in the comments below.

download : SmartActions

source : Twitter