CloudOn gets updated to version 4.0 and brings even more goodies than ever before

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If you’re a working professional or a student, then you are probably going to be happy at the latest update to CloudOn. The latest update brings the software to version 4.0 and gives even more functionality to one of the few apps available to offer Microsoft Office document editing. In addition to phone-specific support, the latest update includes enhancements to the usual goodies including allowing users to:

 

  • Use Microsoft Word®, Excel® and PowerPoint® on your Android Tablet and Phone to create, review and edit documents.

  • Rename, delete and manage documents with your Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and SkyDrive accounts.

  • View virtually any type of file, including: PDF, JPG, PNG, GIF, etc.

  • Share files as links or attachments via email directly from the workspace.

  • Display, edit or create charts, change formatting, spell check, insert comments, etc into any Word, Excel or PowerPoint files.

  • Use the FileSpace to see a log of all the activity on file including edits, notifications and notes.

 

The latest update is available for free, so most of you Android folk out there have no reason to grab it today— especially since the update allows you to you know— be productive and all.

 

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Play Store gets a seemingly minor update to version 3.10.14

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It looks like Google has just unleashed a minor Play Store update for Android users— well unofficially at least. According to our friends at Android Police, the version brings the software version to 3.10.14 and doesn’t appear to include any significant changes or anything that pops out, indicating that this is a minor update including some bug fixes here and there. Unfortunately, there’s no change log available at this time– but the latest update is ready for you to download at the source link below. If you do happen to grab the update and find anything special— be sure to let us know in the Comments section when you hit past the break.

source: Android Police

HBO GO and MAX GO get version 2.0 update with HDMI-out features

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Are you a fan of HBO or Cinemax? You’ll be pretty happy with the latest updates to the HBO GO and MAX GO apps, which have added in incredibly convenient HDMI support. Now you’ll be able to get your favorite television shows on your big screen television easier than ever. This is a definite improvement over having to watch content on your phone screen all the time. Hit the link below to get your hands on the update.

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International Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone gets some Jelly Bean love thanks to new update being pushed out

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Just because the OG Samsung Galaxy Note is considered a little old in the tech world, it doesn’t mean that it still can’t get timely updates in order to keep things fresh and modern on the device, right? That’s why Samsung has gone ahead begun the initial push of its Android 4.1.2 update for the international variant of the Galaxy Note smartphone. The update brings the Android build to version JZO54K and brings with it the following:

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Droid DNA to receive incremental update with several fixes and enhancements

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The newest addition to Verizon’s Droid family, the HTC Droid DNA, is set to receive a minor update OTA relatively soon. It’s not a major update to 4.2, unfortunately, but it does contain quite a few other enhancements WiFi, Bluetooth, and audio quality, among other things. Regardless, updates are always a good thing. No official word on when this update is going to roll out to devices, but since Verizon has officially put up their support page, it shouldn’t be too much longer. Hit the source below to get the full changelog for the update.

source: Verizon Wireless

Wireless carriers called on lack of security updates for Android devices

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Mobile security is a big deal on Android devices. While it’s debatable if malware is as big of a problem on Android as security analysts say it is, it’s still very important to keep your devices protected, just in case. Usually, Google does an excellent job of patching most vulnerabilities in their software, the problem is that carriers take way, way too long to get those security patches onto consumer handsets. Activist Chris Soghoian, known for his work with consumer security and privacy, has recently called out wireless carriers on their poor practices with updating these devices.

He’s saying what we’ve all been thinking, but he definitely brings to light some of the less thought about problems of slow updates. Most people complain about being stuck on old software because it’s slower or lacks cooler features, but that outdated software also lacks the updated protection that current software would provide. The antivirus on your computer wouldn’t do much good if it was looking for malware from 2010, would it? He also talks about the stock Android browser, which is one of the more popular browsers simply because it’s preloaded on the device. Unlike Firefox, Chrome, or any other browser you can download from the Play Store, the stock browser lacks constant updates and new malware protection like updateable apps have.

It’s definitely a good read, and definitely a situation that needs to change. Read on past the source to see what Soghoian has to say.

source: Threat Post

Jelly Bean Update Incoming For Sony Xperia T Smartphone, New Jelly Bean Firmware Has Been Certified And Is On The Way

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Those of you out there who own a variant of the Sony Xperia T smartphone are about to get a taste of some buttery goodness in the near-future. According to the PTCRB website, a new firmware version of 9.1.A.0.489 has been certified for the Xperia T (LT30p) and Xperia TX (LT29i) smartphones— which effectively moves the software up from Ice Cream Sandwich to Jelly Bean. Oh and owners of an American variant of the smartphone won’t be left out either—  the Xperia TL (LT30at) for AT&T is also getting a new firmware version certified with 9.1.F.1.120, which would also bring the device up to Jelly Bean as well.

So while the new pieces of firmware have been certified, it would still be a matter of weeks before we see the update land on the respective devices. Hopefully the different Xperia T owners out there will be able to contain themselves in the meantime.

source: Xperia Blog

Google Wallet Gets Updated To Bring New UI And Additional Goodies

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Google Wallet has recently been updated to be better than ever by including some nifty little features. Among the cool items to note is the fact that Google has implemented support for Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express cards, a revamped user interface, application stability and improved battery life. So while those features are greatly welcomed—- it’s easy to catch that the most eye-catching item among the listed improvements to the app is the revamped UI. The new UI seems to fall in line with the newer Holo-type theme found in Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean devices. What this means is that users will be able to navigate through the app in a much more fluid manner by now allowing users to simply swipe left and right in order to access the various sections of the app.

While the latest app is not available for a limited number of NFC-based devices, the latest update is in the Play Store now. So if you have a device that can take advantage of the revolutionary payment app— be sure to grab the latest update today.

 

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Samsung Galaxy Camera Gets Updated To Android 4.1.2, Bringing New “Smart” Modes Along With It

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The Samsung Galaxy Camera has gotten its first major software update which brings some significant improvements and goodies to the camera. In addition to bringing the Galaxy Cam’s Android software to version 4.1.2, the update brings a few new “smart” shooting modes including a dawn, food and snow settings which all aim to enhance whatever picture or image you are trying to capture— as well as some additional minor bug and lag fixes. While the update is available for users now— it will need to be flashed manually, so it’s advised that Galaxy Cam users take extreme caution in doing so. Or users can ummm, you know… wait for the update to be pushed out over the air and all.

The complete update file can be found at the source link below.

source: SamMobile

Motorola VP of Product Punit Soni vows to keep Motorola promises moving forward

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We have some Android OEMs that are bad about releasing updates for their handsets, and then we have Motorola. In a world where more and users are demanding updates, Motorola has completely failed to bring those updates, and in many cases backed out of their promises to upgrade phones. Naturally when Google acquired Motorola, we all expected some changes to be made, and it looks like we’re starting to see some of that now. New Moto VP of Product Punit Soni talked about the broken promises publicly on Google+, and left a cautiously optimistic comment concerning the company’s future.

In the 5 months I have been on this, I dont go through one day when I dont feel the impact of past promises that were made and couldnt be met. I have said this before: I cannot fix the past. However, going forward, anything we launch, we will support. Any commitment we make, we will follow up.

 It’s nice to hear, but Motorola’s broken more than their fair share of promises, so it’s going to take a little more than a social media comment to fix those trust problems. Regardless, we can all hope that some things do start to change for the better at Motorola.

source: Google Plus