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1 week ago

Chrome OS updated with improved window management and onscreen keyboard

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The stable channel of Chrome OS is being updated today with improved window management and a few much-wanted features. The first big change you'll notice after updating your Chromebook or Chromebox will be a new side dock that allows you to dock small windows to the screen edges. Also, you'll now have the option of using an onscreen keyboard, which will let you use your mouse or touchscreen for character input and device features (such as volume and brightness) without the physical keyboard.

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1 week ago

Pocket update brings Immersive Mode for distraction-free reading

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One of the most popular reading apps across any platform, Pocket, is receiving a quick update today with important changes for how you view content in the app. Folks using Pocket on a device running Android 4.4 will now see the app enter "Immersive Mode" when viewing an article in full screen, which hides all interface elements so the content take up as much room as possible. Android 4.1-4.3 devices will hide just the status bar, but that's better than nothing.

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1 week ago

Comcast reported to be considering their own mobile service provider business

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Comcast reported to be considering their own mobile service provider business

A growing national Wifi network would provide the backbone for another competitor in mobile service

Comcast may branch out from cable and landline internet, moving into the wireless service arena in the future. According to a report out of The Information, Comcast has been looking into the idea of creating a nationwide wireless phone network that relies primarily on Wifi with back-up service leased from already-established cellular carriers.

Instead of having to pursue purchasing large blocks of wireless spectrum and rights to traditional cellular towers, Comcast would leverage its currently-available network of Wifi hotspots to provide the majority of traffic for phones. Its Wifi network is growing with installations of public access points — over a million across various markets — in large cities and special residential routers that Comcast provides with a publicly-available signal in over eight million homes. But it naturally wouldn't be able to cover the entire country comprehensively — that's where other carriers come in.

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1 week ago

Nokia X hands-on

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Nokia X

It's a Nokia, with Android, minus the Google

Nokia made a big deal out of the Nokia X – and it's sibling products, the X+ and XL – back at Mobile World Congress, it's first foray into the Android world. But it's not exactly Android in the sense we're familiar with in these parts. Take out the Google and add in some square tiles and you're on the right track.

The Nokia X is definitely aimed towards the low end; a Snapdragon S4 and 512MB of RAM are long past being 'cutting edge.' The low-resolution display, fixed focus rear camera and paltry 4GB of on-board storage scream nothing but 'budget device.' But that doesn't mean we aren't interested by it.

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1 week ago

Bible App 5 now available with enhanced sharing features

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Bible App 5

Share passages, bookmarks and thoughts with friends though a single app

Bible App has received a big update today, bringing social features to the good book in version 5. You can now explore the Bible with your friends, and have a stream of their activity in the Home view of the app itself.

Other new features include being able to like and comment on friends bookmarks or notes, where you can share ideas and questions about anything you've read.

The app is free, and you can download it right from Google Play.

Source: YouVersion; Thanks, Robert!

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1 week ago

United Airlines app updated with Android-style UI and new features

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United Airlines has had a usable Android app for some time now, but it wasn't always the prettiest out there. Today's update to version 2.0 changes that, making those with an eye for proper design happy while also adding new functionality. The app has received a complete UI overhaul (or an "Android friendly design" as they call it), with new buttons, layout and navigation tabs.

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1 week ago

Pushbullet update adds Tasker Event support, full image previews on desktop

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Pushbullet is a great way to send links and images to your phone as well as see your notifications on your computer. An update today makes it even better.

Version 13.8 adds Tasker support and shows images from your phone notifications on your desktop.

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1 week ago

Geeksphone Revolution comes to Amazon in Europe, dual-boot Android and Firefox OS for €239

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The Geeksphone Revolution is now available for sale on Amazon in Europe. Potential buyers of the dual-boot device — you have your choice of traditional Android or Mozilla's fledgling Firefox OS — can pick one up from Amazon stores in Spain, France, Germany, and the U.K..

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1 week ago

Award-winning abstract action game Impossible Road now available on Google Play

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An obscenely difficult tilt Android game launched today called Impossible Road. Basically, you have to guide a ball called “The Vessel” down an infinite, winding track without falling off the edge. You get scored based on how many checkpoints you cross along the way, though it’s possible to skip them if you fall off the edge but land further down the track. It’s a lot harder than it sounds. Let’s just say if you’ve ever played Mario Kart, you’ll have horrific flashbacks to Rainbow Road.

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1 week ago

Sony Lifelog app now available in Google Play for Xperia Z2, expanding to other Sony phones

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Sony's Lifelog application is now available in Google Play for the Xperia Z2, and will be coming soon to Xperia devices running Android 4.4.2.

The Lifelog application, and the Sony Smartband (available at Newegg) work in tandem to keep track of your movement, and capture your physical, social, and Internet activities right from your wrist.

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