Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 7 Jan 2015 3:33 pm
Hot on the heels of its announcement of the new Cogito Fit connected watch yesterday, Hong Kong-based CONNECTEDEVICE has announced a new activity monitoring feature coming to its CONNECTED WATCH app and current line of COGITO CLASSIC and POP watch models.
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 6 Jan 2015 6:13 pm
Looking to help users stay committed to their New Year's resolutions, Endomondo has updated its Android app with some new tools. Coming along for the ride are two new features that allow users to create their own private challenges, as well as define weekly fitness goals.
Following a closed preview period from November, Microsoft Office for Android tablets is now available for free to everybody in the Play Store. Apps for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are all good to go on devices between 7 inches and 10.1 inches, though Microsoft is still actively soliciting feedback to improve the experience.
Sony is opening up their pre-installed activity tracking app, Lifelog, to developers with a new API. This means third parties can haul location, app usage, and physical movement data gathered by Lifelog into their app (provided users give consent, of course).
The media streaming app company Plex has announced it will be demoing some new music features at CES 2015, including "music videos powered by Vevo, automated organization and recommendations, enhanced artist info, and more." The new features will be added in the coming weeks.
Apps we think you'll want to try
Sunday is app day, and we're back with a list of applications we think are worth a closer look. We use a lot of apps, and when one rises to the top of our recently opened apps list, we like to spread the word here so that we all can give 'em the love they deserve. We've got apps designed for work and play (you can never have too much play) for everyone to check...
The popular endless-running game Subway Surfers received an update today in the Google Play Store that sees the World Tour heading to the lights and sounds of Las Vegas. That also means some new contests, themes and unlockable content to try out.
If you type "lmao" you get an animated laughing Google Hangouts emoji blob, and now to celebrate the new year, the words "Happy New Year" gets you a celebrating fox, duck, and fireworks. Google believes in the small touches that sometimes make the biggest difference. Have a Happy New Year folks, be safe, and don't spam your Hangouts contacts with "Happy New Year" just so you can get a little...
No matter your school of thought on how you use Twitter, the list of people you follow now includes advertising. The first customer: MasterCard. On the web, and in the official Twitter apps for iPhone and Android, you'll find that you, and everybody else, have MasterCard as a promoted entry in your Following list.
The Gear VR is a neat gadget to accompany the Note 4, but the amount of content available for the face-mounted phone holder has been in question. Samsung is taking a big step to fight that notion today with the launch of Milk VR, an app to deliver even more virtual reality content to the Gear VR.
Access to the Gmail website has been blocked for some time in China, but now the Chinese government is also blocking access to Gmail through apps. The block affects not just the official Gmail apps, but also accessing Gmail through third-party apps.
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 28 Dec 2014 5:31 pm
You need to check out these apps
Whether you just got your Android as a holiday gift, or you've been using one for years, you need some great apps to allow it to be all it can be. That's where we can help.
We live and breath Android and Android apps. When we find one we want to recommend, we share them right here, every week. These are the apps we love to use, and think you should try for...
Two ways to look at the apps that I can't live without, seeing as how they don't really change much from year to year. One is that I'm just a crabby old dude stuck in my ways. The other is that I've found a bunch of apps that work well for me, and so why fix it if it ain't broken? I see so many slick home screens out there. But I've kept mine pretty much the same for I don't know how long....
HTC has released an update to its HTC Gallery app in the Google Play Store that adds a number of new features to the photo application, including a way to view photos and videos on the cloud and a new Face Fusion editor.
What I've been using the most this past year
We're coming to the end of another fantastic 12 months in the Android world, and as is often the case the end of the year brings about a retrospective look at what has been before. That's true of each of the Android Central staffers, and we're taking it in turns to talk about what we've been using this year to help us make it through the day.
It's been a big year for me. I got a job at a TV station, I started writing on Google+, I got noticed and hired by Phil, and I've been cutting my teeth here writing about Tasker, social media, and Google.
A year ago, I thought Chromebooks were a joke, and now it's my second favorite computer — after my Moto X, of course — so it's safe to say a lot's changed for me tech-wise over the course of...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 24 Dec 2014 3:11 am
Amazon's holiday Appstore promotion is now live, and includes over $220 worth of apps that are being given away for free. The highlights from the giveaway include apps like Plex and Fleksy Keyboard, and games such as Angry Birds Space, Colin McRae Rally, Worms 3, Cogs and more.
Music lovers who also own Android and iOS devices should be happy that the Google Play Store is currently running a sale for the end of 2014. It has some deep discounts on a bunch of albums, a couple of which are just $1.99 each.