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1 week ago

AT&T rolls out 4.4.4 update to Galaxy S4; brings Knox 2.0

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AT&T is rolling out an OTA update for the Galaxy S4 today, bringing the device up to Android version 4.4.4. The update's most notable feature is the inclusion of Knox 2.0. In addition, you'll also snag the usual spate of bug fixes and, unfortunately, some added bloatware.

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1 week ago

VSCO Cam version 3.1 update brings new UI, better image quality, updated camera

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VSCO Cam has just received a big update to version 3.1, bringing with it a new user interface and a few notable new features in the process. The new VSCO cam now comes with a new synchronization feature allowing you to shoot and edit across all your devices, an updated camera with improved image quality, and also a split focus exposure for select HTC devices.

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1 week ago

AT&T rolls out small OTA update for LG G3

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AT&T has started rolling out an OTA update for LG G3 owners today. While rather small, and certainly not Lollipop, the update brings some stability improvements as well as a "No power on" fix via a Qualcomm patch and various Google security patches.

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1 week ago

Google to retire Wallet for digital purchases API, affecting third-party merchants

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Google quietly announced today that it would shut down Google Wallet API for third-party digital purchases on March 2, 2015, citing a changing landscape in digital payments. Wallet will continue to function, however, for Google Play purchases. While the service for digital purchases made over the web for third-party merchants will shut down, Google Wallet will still exist and consumers will be able to make purchases for goods in physical retail stores using NFC for payments.

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1 week ago

Telltale's Tales From The Borderlands gets its first trailer, game coming in late 2014

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Telltale Games has posted the first gameplay trailer from Tales From The Borderlands, their upcoming five part episodic series that's based on Gearbox's first person shooter-RPG series. The first episode is due out before the end of 2014 for Android devices, among other platforms.

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1 week ago

Asus ZenWatch is listed on Google Play for $199 but you can't get it yet

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The Asus ZenWatch is now listed on the Google Play Store site for the price of $199, but the Android Wear device isn't actually for sale yet as the listing still has a "Coming Soon" tag.

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1 week ago

Live from SDC14: Nuance is giving developers powerful voice tools

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Samsung Developer ConferenceWe all know Nuance for its self-branded services with voice and the Swype keyboard, but it's also opening up its systems for developers of all kinds to use. And with a partnership with Samsung, even more people have access to the great tools Nuance provides to make their apps and services even better.

We caught up with Yumi Huh, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Nuance, at the Samsung Developer Conference to talk about the partnerships between Samsung, Nuance and developers around the world using their tools. Be sure to watch the full interview for a look into what's happening in this space.

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1 week ago

Live from SDC14: The AT&T Developer Program

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Samsung Developer ConferenceThere's more than one way to conference with developers, and every January we spend some time at the AT&T Developer Summit in Las Vegas, which piggybacks on CES. It's actually a pretty fun mini-event, giving developers yet another chance to show their stuff.

And this year promises to be another good one.

We caught up with John Hsia from the AT&T Developer Program at the Samsung Developer Conference to see what's what.

More: AT&T Developer Program

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1 week ago

Live from SDC14: Better Health with Uptick

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Samsung Developer ConferenceMost of us could stand to improve our health somehow. Even if we don't admit it, there's no escaping it these days. Every phone and every manufacturing is integrating some sort of health functionality into their product.

Uptick is trying to make it a little more personal, using your data to tailor a program designed by experts.

We caught up with Uptick at the Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco to see what's what.

More: Uptick beta

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1 week ago

You can now track your Domino's delivery from your Pebble

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Domino's and Pebble have teamed up, and that means you can now track your pizza right from your smartwatch. Using the Domino's app on Android or iOS, you can track your recent orders using the Domino's Tracker on your Pebble. Just fire up the app (it's tied to your Domino's phone number) and you'll be able to view your recent orders and status as your pizza goes from the oven to your door.

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1 week ago

Announcing the 'Weekly Photo Contest: Trees' winners!

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It turns out that the prompt of "trees" for this latest photo contest was a popular one, making it tough for us to pick just two winners. Eight full pages of entries filled up the forums with beautiful shots of trees from every angle and situation. In the end we narrowed it down and picked two, though it felt like we could've picked twenty. Read along and see the winners this week.

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1 week ago

TyphonRT Video Suite looks to be an amazing real-time rendering/recording platform

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The official sessions, keynotes and workshops are a major part of any developer conference. But so, too, are the developers attending, with one project after another just waiting to be the next big thing.

We caught up with Mike Leahy of Typhon Video at the Samsung Developer Conference to check out the TyphonRT Video Suite. Think of this as real-time video effects rendering — all sorts of fun to be had while you're recording. And we're not just talking filters here. We're talking full three-dimensional rendering effects — you Adobe After Effects fans will know what we're talking about here — in real time, on your phone. And we're not even talking the latest and greatest phones here — our demo was on a Nexus 5.

You've got a wealth of presets to play with, and things get really interesting when you start layering effects on top of each other.

The app pretty much speaks for itself, and the Kickstarter rewards start at $5.

More: Typhon Video | Kickstarter

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1 week ago

BlackBerry and Samsung partner to provide end-to-end security for Android

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At the BlackBerry Enterprise event today in San Francisco, BlackBerry together with Samsung has announced a new partnership to bring end-to-end security to Android through BES12 and Samsung KNOX.

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1 week ago

Update your Nexus to Lollipop using OTA packages

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The first Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images for the Nexus 5, 7 and 10 became available yesterday, allowing owners of those devices to manually update to the latest version of Android. If you're looking for a slightly easier way to sidestep the waiting process and get Lollipop on your Nexus right now, we've got the first details of over-the-air update (OTA) packages starting to trickle out. At the time of writing we've got OTAs for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 10, as well as an OTA bringing the Nexus 9 up to the latest LRX21Q build.

Head past the break for the links, and to find out how to use them!

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1 week ago

Run, jump, and squash bugs in Flyhunter Origins

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Nobody likes flies. I mean, David Cronenberg's movie The Fly, sure. But real flies, we instinctively want to swat them. When you hit one, it's just so satisfying. Why not make a game about hunting those pesky flies then?

Flyhunter Origins is a 3D platformer from Steel Wool Games and Ripstone in which a team of alien flyhunters travels through space collecting valuable insects. Something goes wrong on their ship, letting loose a cargo of bugs on the unsuspecting earth. With cartoon-quality story sequences (from actual Pixar animators) and plenty of bugs to squash, kids and platforming fans will want to give this paid game a look.

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