For those of you who stand on the other side of Amazon and supply your goods to the world through the popular shopping site, Amazon has released its official Seller app onto the Google Play Store. Now sellers everywhere can easily check on their merchandise on the go with convenience. The app enables sellers to manage inventory, search for new items to sell, estimate the profitability of items before listing them, message customers, and have access to Amazon support. While this may not directly benefit most of us, when sellers are more able to provide a more efficient experience to us, everyone benefits. Hit the break for screenshots and download links.
Taking a break from all the Google I/O 2014 news here, we have some sweet info regarding Netflix’s Android app for you.
The video streaming company has pushed a major UI update to its app. There’s a completely new design layout and according to the changelog, there’s been some bug fixes as well. (You might also notice they’ve changed their logo!)
If you’ve been receiving an error 403 while downloading or updating apps, you’re not alone. Some users have reported that they are receiving an error 403 whenever they try to download an app from the Play Store.
What does Error 403 exactly mean? A 403 error means that your request was “Forbidden”. This means that your request was sent but the server chose to deny it.
Yesterday, a video of color options for the Nexus 5 in the Play Store appeared online. Since, it has been discovered that the photos are fake and have been Photoshopped. There are some other hints in the video as well, as the Play Store behaves differently in the video. When you go to the real product page and try to switch between colors, a separate page opens, with a different URL— nothing changes in the video, signaling that it is fake.
Source: Phone Arena
We now take a break from all this Nexus nonsense to talk about the Moto X’s camera app.
When certain pieces of hardware on devices need to be upgraded, we usually see OTA software updates. However, Motorola is now updating the Moto X camera app through the Play Store.
The device’s camera was one of the weaker features of the phone at launch, and the last OTA update to all Moto X variants greatly improved the performance. But now, Moto has decided that if they want to update the camera (and maybe some other things) more frequently, the faster way to do so is through the Play Store. (Basically, the carriers are constantly getting in the way.)
This is a very welcome change, as maybe other manufacturers will catch on and do the same with many features of the phone that don’t really require an OTA update.
Here’s what the update brings:
- Brightened camera viewfinder so it’s easier to see
- Enabled Quick Capture for more Enterprise users IT policies
- Bug fixes
Hit the break for the link to the app in the Play Store.
Good news for all of you folks on Instagram. Those of you jealous that iPhone users have had the ability to straighten their photos for months now, don’t have to be. With today’s update, Android users have the ability to do the same. Other features include the ability to control sound and data usage in regards to the video portion of Instagram. The update isn’t available just yet, but should be here sometime today. We have the download link and QR code after the break. Enjoy!
If you’ve ever let a child play with your smartphone, then you know how worrisome that can be. A wrong tap here, another wrong tap there and your credit card might be charged for money that you’d rather keep in your account. Fortunately, Google has a hidden setting to enable password protection and prevent accidental purchases from the Google Play Store. All you need to do is follow the steps after the break and you’re golden.
Google Play Music has been updated and given some features that I had no idea it didn’t even have. The official version is 5.0.1041J and includes:
* Added option to delete tracks
* Can share song and add to playlist from Now Playing screen
* Remove from My Library now supported
For some reason I always thought the ability to delete tracks has always been there. Either way, good to see it being added. Links to the Play Store will be right below!