There isn't exactly any functional purpose to it, but that doesn't mean it's not incredibly fun
Magic Fluids is an animation app that simulates the effects of liquid and smoke with a bit of artful flair. With a pretty robust number of settings to tweak and play with, you can spend hours getting lost in this app. When you're done actively using it, Magic Fluids can be turned into a live wallpaper as well.
While it doesn't have any value other than being extremely cool to look at, Magic Fluids is still worth playing around with. Hang with us after the break and see what it's all about.
YouTube is getting updated to version 4.4.11 today, with a small addition to the left toolbar. A new 'My Subscriptions' feed provides easy access to view any uploads made by channels you currently subscribe to. Also new for video creator channels is YouTube One Channel branding.
Of course, no good update would be complete without addressing some existing bugs. One that was squashed was a problem causing accounts to be signed out at random. Other minor bugs were also fixed, and stability enhancements were added to this latest version of the app.
The update is now live in the Play Store for download. If you don't already have YouTube installed for whatever reason, the link at the top will lead you to the download page.
6 weeks ago
iHeartRadio brings "Perfect For" and alarm clock features to Android
Find a radio station that's just right for the time of day or mood you're in
Just a couple of months after new features of iHeartRadio were released, the Android app has been updated to integrate the new features of "Perfectly For" and alarm clock. Perfectly For is an interesting idea that aims to automatically select from a curated list of radio stations depending on the time of day or activity you're involved in. For example in the morning you could listen to "A Traffic Jam" or "Drinking Coffee", or on the weekend select "Relaxing".
The alarm clock feature is pretty self explanatory, but makes a lot of sense on mobile devices as more and more people give up the traditional bedside alarm. The iHeartRadio app now makes it easy to set alarms or reminders to wake up to your favorite music or talk radio stations.
6 weeks ago
Box for Android gets updated with media previews and better shared link options
The latest update to the Box for Android app gives you better control over shared file access and lets you preview audio and video files as they download
Box updated their Android app today, and a couple really nice features are now available -- finer control over how you share a link to your files, and the ability to see and hear the media you're downloading within the Box app itself.
The new media preview is an extension of the way you've been able to preview more than 75 file types by just tapping them in the Box app. This is a great way to view documents like pdf files or presentations, and it turns out that it's also perfect for rich media files. All users will be able to preview supported audio files and images, but video preview is only for enterprise users.
The new shared access controls are also a nice new feature. Using the existing collaborator permissions, you can now send a link to any file or folder and limit access When you create a link to any file or folder, you can now also limit access to collaborators only, people at your company only, anyone with the link, or no one at all. This is a quick and easy way to share files with multiple users without dropping a link that anyone can use.
We know plenty of you guys and gals took advantage of that free 50GB Box account offer, and will get plenty of use from these new features. Hit the break for a demo video.
Gingerbread users out of luck in getting Facebook Home on their devices
Facebook Home -- the new app suite announced today by Mark Zuckerberg at the 'Facebook's New Home on Android' event -- has been confirmed in an after-event Q&A session to be compatible only with devices running Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. That means any phones or tablets running an Android version older than 4.x are out of luck when it comes to using the upcoming Facebook software.
Right now the official list of phones that'll support Facebook Home at launch is as follows: HTC One, HTC One X, HTC One X+, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note II, and of course the HTC First.
The live stream for the Facebook Home event has wrapped up, but the replay is available for those of you that want to really know the ins and outs, but missed the show the first time around. The short version is, Facebook is making a launcher that has a bunch of in-depth customizations for notifications, news feed, and chat. It's not a whole new operating system, but it does promise to be a unique experience - at least for those of us that spend a lot of time on Facebook.
So, notice anything especially interesting from the live event that hasn't really been highlighted yet?
6 weeks ago
Facebook Home video shows Chat Heads and Cover Feed in action
Alongside the big Facebook Home announcement today was a short and sweet video which ran through what these new Android apps were all about. Sure, the video is mostly about invoking all the feels for social networking, but we do get to see Chat Heads, Cover Feed and notifications in action. It looks like it's working smoothly enough, anyway.
Expect Facebook Home to be landing April 12, alongside the new HTC First.
6 weeks ago
Facebook Home coming to Android tablets in coming months
Today Facebook announced a whole suite of new social apps for Android that will help with staying up to date with status updates, messaging, and everything else Facebook has to offer. Don't worry, Home isn't a new operating system, or their own phone. Everything will be downloadable from Google Play. New updates with fresh features will come every month. It will be available for download on April 12 for a few select devices (Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, HTC One X+, and Galaxy Note 2), and the newly announced HTC First.
New look, mini-player and predictive search added in new version of app
Music subscription service Deezer has announced the launch of a new beta version of its Android app. The new Deezer beta includes a re-vamped, more modern-looking UI, and introduces predictive search capabilities to the search box. In addition, a mini player has been added, providing track controls throughout in the app.
Today's news will be of particular interest to EE subscribers in the UK, as they have the option of choosing a Deezer music subscription as one of their free inclusive add-ons.
You can grab the new beta version of Deezer for Android over at the source link below.