Official Google News app hits Google Play with first significant update in years
The built-in Google News and Weather app on stock Android devices hasn't been given much attention since back in the Android 2.3 days. That changes today, however, with a major update to the app now hitting the Google Play Store. Google News & Weather version 2.0 is now landing on the Play Store for just about all Android devices, and it's available as an app update for anyone running the old version.
Two weeks ago a GPS performance update hit for the European editions of the HTC One M8, and today it's out for those with unlocked or developer edition phones. The update, which weighs in around 40MB (your exact mileage may vary) brings the software version to 2.22.1540.4 and is available now over-the-air.
A new report claims that the first smartphones using Google's low cost Android One reference platform could launch in India sometime next week, but that the prices for those phones may be higher than the under $100 level that the company first announced in June.
A new version of the Madden NFL Mobile game is now available for sports fans that really need to get into the action. Build a team, manage positions, call plays, and upgrade your players. Take the game online and see how well you do against your buddies. This is a freemium title mind you, so expect in-app purchases and timers.
Whether you're trying to reject all phone calls or just selected numbers, on the LG G3 it's a simple process to achieve your desired results. We've already looked at how to reject an incoming call with a custom message to the caller, now let's take it a little further by telling the phone to auto-reject based on certain parameters.
One of the toughest Galaxy S5 cases you'll find anywhere
If you're in the market for a rugged, takes anything you throw at it kind of case for the Samsung Galaxy S5 then look no further. The Trident Cyclops is for you. This thing is insanely tough, durable and great value for money to boot.
Sprint's no-contract wireless provider brand Boost Mobile has started selling the ZTE Warp Sync Android KitKat smartphone on its website for the price of $179.99, and will begin to sell the device in its retail stores on September 1.
The AT&T version of the original HTC One Mini will be enjoying an upgrade to Sense 6, according to an HTC spokesperson. The newer HTC One Mini 2 shipped with Sense 6, but it's good to see its predecessor get some love.
A new system called Simplicam by Arcsoft promises to be a strong Dropcam competitor thanks to cheaper cloud storage subscriptions and facial recognition alerts. Simplicam has the same simple plug-and-play set-up and mobile app for movement alerts and live monitoring. Facial recognition just lets you know that there's someone in the house, not who they are, but in most cases that's enough.
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