HTC One (M8)’s in Canada now receiving Lollipop upgrade

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HTC has now started rolling out the much-anticipated and eagerly-awaited Lollipop update to all Bell, SaskTel and WIND Mobile carrier-branded variants of its flagship smartphone, the One (M8), located in Canada. This upgrade transports the latest build of the Android operating system, together with a multitude of bug fixes and stability improvements.

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Swiftkey adds Chinese, Khmer and Lao languages to their keyboard app

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If you think deciding between typing letters and swiping between letters is big deal on English keyboards used on smartphones, imagine if you had to add in options to use a third or fourth method to produce the typed script you intended. That is what some Asian smartphone users face if they want to use Chinese Pinyin, Zhuyin or Cangjie to produce Chinese script. In response to that, Swiftkey has recently completed beta testing their app for the Chinese language and has released an update to support Chinese. Read more

Google updates Chrome OS to version 40, most changes in the background

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Google has started pushing out an update to the Chrome OS taking it up to version 40. As is usual for an update to a major system like the OS, Google has included a host of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements, most of which are under the hood or run in the background. However, users will see a few changes in the look of the desktop on Chrome OS.

The changes that will be most noticeable involve the default wallpaper, which has been updated to reflect a Material Design. If users happen to own more than one Chrome device, the wallpaper, including custom wallpapers, will now be synced across their devices. If users enjoy using emoji in their communications, they will find a new emoji palette has been added to give users quicker access.

If you have a Chrome OS powered device, be on the lookout for the update to be available to you soon.

sources: Chrome Releases Blog

AT&T is now rolling out the Eye Experience update for the HTC One (M8)

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As promised last week by Mo Versi, Vice President of Product Management at HTC, AT&T has now started pushing out the long-awaited Eye Experience update for all its carrier-branded variants of the One (M8) located in the United States. The upgrade brings the latest build of KitKat, in addition to a multitude of new features, bug fixes and stability improvements.

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YouTube app jumps to version 10, but only small changes noted [APK download]

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Google has started the process of rolling out an update to YouTube taking it from version 6.0.3 up to version 10.02.3. The jump in version number seems odd as most indications thus far are that the changes are mostly cosmetic in nature with no major changes or features included. The biggest change seems to be in the “intents” screen that pops up when a user decides they want to share a video. Instead of a list of applications to choose from, a grid display is brought up instead. Read more

Motorola Migrate gets updated with Material Design

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Motorola is currently in the midst of pushing out an update for its official Migrate application via the Play Store. This upgrade doesn’t transport much with regards to new features, but it does bring support for contact transfers from non-smartphones and an appearance transformation that complies with Google’s recently-announced Material Design guidelines.

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Add logos, graphics to Google Sheets frozen row in latest update

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The Google Drive team has added a new feature to their Google Sheets spreadsheet program. Users who setup long spreadsheets often “freeze” the first row in a spreadsheet so it can serve as a header. Then, as they scroll down through a spreadsheet, that first row remains visible.

The update that was released today gives users the ability to embed an image file in that first row so that it will stay visible. This could be especially useful for including something like a logo to a spreadsheet.

The update is currently rolling out to non-Google for Work accounts.s

source: +Google Drive