Sonos app updated, feature added allowing for music playback from Android devices

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The Sonos Hi-Fi wireless music system has been gaining a lot of respect from both the audiophile and music-newbie communities alike— its sheer power and easy syncing abilities make it one of the best sound system products on the market.

Now, they’re adding even more functionality to their Sonos app for Android, as you can now play music and podcasts straight from your library on your device. The previous version required users to download all of their music to their computers and media servers— streaming all the music stored on your phone or tablet is now possible.

If you’ve got a Sonos player, go grab the update now— it’s live in the Google Play Store. And if you don’t have Sonos, then what are you waiting for? Go get it!

Check out more information below, a link to download the update, and a link to get your own Sonos player.


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T-Mobile starts pushing out update for HTC One

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T-Mobile has announced they are starting to push out an over-the-air (OTA) update for the HTC One starting today. The push should last through August 9th. Users interested in the update can get it in one of two ways – waiting for the OTA notification or, if they just cannot wait, by side loading it via a personal computer connection. The update keeps Android at 4.1.2 on  the devices. The primary improvements include fixes for LTE connections and reception, although some software stability and processor enhancements are included as well. The update clocks in at 247 MB in size.

source: T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy Note II to skip Android 4.2 update and jump to Android 4.3

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note II will apparently be skipping its update to Android 4.2.2, which, at first, sounds really, really bad for a flagship device. However, there’s a silver lining; Samsung will reportedly just skip 4.2.2 and update the device straight to Android 4.3. With Samsung’s Google Play edition Galaxy S 4, they obviously have some inside access to newer versions of Android, so this isn’t too much of a stretch to believe.

No word on the Galaxy S III, but considering its 4.2.2 update has been delayed for this long, we may see it skip straight to newer versions of Android as well.

source: Gotta Be Mobile

Evernote for Android updated with the ability to edit Office documents, Skitch gets PDF annotations

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Evernote and its companion app, Skitch, have both received updates today that are some pretty handy productivity features. First up, Evernote has now been given the ability to edit Office documents, such as files from Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, thanks to integration with MobiSystem’s OfficeSuite app. The files are stored in Evernote, edited in OfficeSuite, then immediately mirrored back in Evernote. There have also been quick reminders added, so you can set a due date for any individual file. If you use your Android device as a productivity tool, this update is going to fit you perfectly.

In addition to the Evernote updates, Skitch has also received an update that’ll allow you to annotate your PDF files on the go, for Premium users, at least. There are also a handful of stamps available to mark your PDF files for feedback, which is a welcome addition.

Overall, it’s definitely a handful of worthwhile updates for some already great applications.

source: Evernote

Sprint HTC One variant expected to see update today, HD Voice support included, bug fixes

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Sprint’s HTC One variant is expected to see an update today, as was confirmed by Sprint’s website. The update is 1.31.651.2 and includes an “HD Voice enhancement,” and allows Sprint’s ringtones to show up in the ringtones list. Some bug fixes are expected to be included as well. Check to see if you have the update and let us know how it went.

Source: Sprint Community Forums

Google ‘breakfast’ with Sundar Pichai scheduled for July 24, likely to hear some Android news

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Google’s head of both Android and Chrome, Sundar Pichai, will be leading a ‘breakfast’ event by Google next Wednesday, where some Android announcements are expected to come.

We didn’t see an Android 4.3 announcement at Google I/O in May, so perhaps we will this time, as its release seems more and more imminent every day. A Nexus 7 successor is also possible. We could also see something on the uber-hyped Moto X, however it is unlikely. (August is getting closer and closer, though.)

Don’t worry if you don’t have an invitation though, because the entire event will be live-streamed on Google’s website. We’ll give you guys the link when we have more details.

 

Leaked publication suggests Android 4.3 and 5.0 updates to come to recent Samsung flagships

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Google has yet to even officially announce the upcoming release of Android 4.3, and we’re already receiving rumors that Samsung is working on updates to the newest version of the OS for some of its top devices, including the Galaxy S 3 and Galaxy Note 2, which will supposedly skip the Android 4.2.2 update and jump straight to 4.3.

Since Google is planning on releasing the new version in the near future, it makes sense for Samsung to skip right over 4.2.2, especially because of the minor OS changes in the update.

The leaked publication also suggests that the Galaxy S 4, Galaxy S 3, Galaxy Note 3, and Galaxy Note 2, will all be upgradable to the next major version of Android, most likely 5.0 Key Lime Pie.

More information will obviously come in the next few weeks and months about this, so we’ll be sure to keep you updated as the news comes in.

Source: Temefy

Carbon for Android Twitter client gets big update, promises of more in the near future

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Although Twitter is making it tough for developers to produce clients for the social media platform, the problems for Falcon Pro being a prime example, there is still interest out there in producing a better way to access the world’s tweets. Earlier today the developers of Carbon for Android, Dots and Lines, announced a major update to the app. Probably foremost amongst the new features is the inclusion of a widget, although the addition of an in-app browser and the YouTube API enabling in app video playback may be even more popular.
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Vine app for Android gets large update, includes timeline features and new camera tools

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Vine’s Android app has received a pretty update today that includes several features that many users are going to appreciate. First on the list is a set of new Vine channels, which will allow you to easily find new users to follow on the video service. There are 15 channels in all and users can upload their own Vines to any of the channels for some extra exposure. In addition to those extra channels, you can now “revine” other user videos, which is basically retweeting on Twitter with a weirder sounding name. Still, it fleshes out the social aspect of the service and was definitely a worthwhile addition.

On the capturing side of things, Vine has added a quick capture widget for you to stick on your home screen. One click and you’ll be launched straight into Vine’s camera to quickly capture videos so you don’t miss anything. In the actual camera, there are now extra features for a camera grid, a focus button, and support for ghosting, which is useful for stop-motion videos.

The last addition is the ability to mute your entire timeline so you aren’t blasted with a circus of sounds when you’re browsing the app. Simple, but a great addition. Hit the links below to get your hands on the update.

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Update for Google+ app allows users to see friends’ +1 activity in stream

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Google pushed out a new update to their Google+ application yesterday which will allow users to see their friends’ “+1″ activity on their own stream on their Android devices, much like you currently can on the full browser version. The feature lets you comment on their +1 activity as well, making it a lot more social.

If you wish to change your privacy settings for +1′s, head over to the settings menu and then click on the “Edit” button. The update should be making it over to iOS pretty soon as well. Hit the break for the Google+ download link in the Play Store.
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