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3 years ago

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

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Complete UI overhaul fronts list of changes for popular Android travel application

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.

Booking search results are now improved, giving you the choice of a regular list view to get more flights in each screen or a detailed view with more information on each flight. Calendar selection for flight search has also been improved, and seat selection has a new design as well. When you're at the airport with a mobile boarding pass, it has also received a refresh and made it easier to manage multiple passengers.

The update is now live in Google Play at the link above, and we're sure more than a few people flying United will be happy with this complete set of design improvements.

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3 years 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. The actual changelog:

  • Pushbullet now shows the full image from your notifications on your computer. (When you get a text message you'll see the picture of who it's from!)
  • Added Tasker Event plugin support (requires Tasker 4.3)
  • Make the app even more efficient + fixed some bugs

Pushbullet is free, and definitely worth havign a look at. frab it from the Google play link at the top of the post.

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3 years 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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3 years 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.

Impossible Road was a big hit on iOS, but it launched a year ago there; does it really take that long to port to Android? In any case, this news combined with the release of The Walking Dead makes it an awesome day for gamers.

Who's picking this up? Anybody play the iOS version? What's your high score?

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3 years 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.

For now, you'll need an Xperia Z2 to have a go with the app. But Sony promises more information about further device support in the coming weeks, and hopefully we'll see support for it roll out alongside the coming KitKat updates.

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3 years ago

MediaFire's new cloud storage plan offers 1TB of storage for $5/month

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MediaFire has announced new pricing for their cloud storage service which is certainly competitive. They’re now offering a full terabyte for $5/month, and are knocking down that price by half as an early bird promotion. $2.50/month for a full terabyte of cloud storage with file sizes of up to 20GB is nothing to scoff at, and between a recently-refreshed desktop client and updated Android and iOS apps on the way, it very well may suit your needs.

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3 years ago

Results of the Android Central Semi-Annual Survey

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Android Central Semi-Annual Survey

We’ve wrapped up our Android Central semi-annual survey, which managed to field about four thousand responses across a wide range of questions. With the information we’ve collected, we got a good feel for who you guys are and what you want. That data will shape the kind of content you’ll be seeing here on Android Central. Of course, we’re happy to take feedback year-round, so always feel free to voice your opinions in the comments. We’re here at your service after all, dear readers.

That said, we want to include you guys in the process and share the information we’ve picked up. Hopefully you’ll find it just as interesting as we did.

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3 years ago

The Walking Dead game shambles its way onto Google Play

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The Walking Dead by Telltale games has hit the Google Play store, offering dramatic, action-packed gameplay. All five episodes plus the extra 400 Days DLC are available through a single in-app purchase, and you can enjoy the first episode for free.

For those unfamiliar, The Walking Dead is an outstanding comic and television series about a group of survivors in a zombie apocalypse. Though the game here has little to do with those series, you'll find just as much cinematic excellence. Players have to make snap life-or-death decisions, complete rigorous gauntlets of reflex gameplay when fighting off the undead, and, worst of all, live with the decisions you've made from one episode to the next.

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3 years ago

Otterbox launches tough cases for the Samsung Galaxy S5

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The venerable OtterBox folks are showing off their Samsung Galaxy S5 cases just ahead of the launch this Friday. The heavy-duty Defender Series and hybrid Commuter series are available right now, and the colorful Symmetry Series and a wallet variant for the Commuter Series is on the way. There’s no pricing information with the announcement, but the Commuter Series usually starts at $35, and the Defender Series goes as high as $60.

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3 years ago

US Cellular to fire up LTE at more than 1200 sites in 2014

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Fifth-place US carrier US Cellular (yes, there is a fifth place behind the all-swallowing big four) plans to dramatically expand their LTE footprint this year by the number of 1200 sites. They'll be switching on new 4G services in 13 states, and by the end of the year plan to cover 93% of their customers. For a full list of where to expect LTE by year's end, check out the press release after the break.

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3 years ago

How to set up and start using the Mail app in Sense 6

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How to set up and start using the Mail app in Sense 6

Whether you're brand new to Sense 6 or you've upgraded your existing HTC phone, one thing you'll definitely want to be able to do is get email. Default Mail apps typically get a pretty bad rap, which is why we have alternatives like Gmail. However, the official Mail app in Sense 6 is more than decent and supports multiple account types all in one place. Here's how to set it up and start using it:

How to add an email account in the Mail app of Sense 6

  1. Launch the Mail app on your HTC phone running Sense 6.
  2. Choose the mail provider you use. If it isn't listed, select Other.
  3. Type in your credentials and then tap Next.
  4. If you chose Other you may be asked to input ingoing and outgoing server settings. If you don't know them, you'll need to look them up or ask your email provider for them. (Gmail's for example, live here.)
  5. Lastly, give your mailbox a name. This can be anything you want. It just helps you differentiate it from any other mail accounts you may set up. Once you've picked one, just tap on Finish Setup.
  6. Your email inbox should now appear in the Mail app of your phone.

If you have more Mail accounts to add, just tap on the plus sign in the upper right corner of the Mail app and then choose Add account. Simply follow the same process as above to add all of your accounts.

How to use and manage the Mail app in Sense 6

The Mail app in Sense 6 is fairly straightforward. Simply pull out the side menu to switch between accounts. From this menu you can also toggle your views and view any folders or other boxes linked to your accounts. The default view is the unified inbox but you can change it at any time in this menu.

You can also head into the Settings app on your HTC phone and edit sync settings as well as sync all accounts. Just tap on Accounts & sync and then find Mail in the Accounts list. From here you can change sync intervals and set file limits for individual accounts.

If you're using Sense 6, what do you think of the official Mail app? Are you willing to give it a try this time around or are you sticking with something else? And if so, let me know in the comments what Mail app you're using instead!

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3 years ago

Wind Mobile launches new plans with nationwide calling, US roaming

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WIND Mobile, Canada’s plucky underdog carrier, has updated their service plans across the board. The base $20 and $30 plans have both been bumped up by $5, but the $25 plan now includes Canada-wide calling. The WINDtab subsidy on the $35 plan has been increased to $150 from $100, and there’s a new top-tier plan available at $60 that has just about everything you could want: unlimited U.S. roaming, Canada/U.S.-wide calling, global texting, unlimited data, voicemail, and up to $500 subsidy on your handset.

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3 years ago

Samsung heads to YouTube to show off the Galaxy Pro tablets

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Samsung's Galaxy TabPro and NotePro tablets have been available for some time, but that doesn't mean it's not too late to start advertising them. In that spirit, Samsung today pushed out four new ads touting the software and hardware features of the Galaxy Pro Series tablets, including bits on Multi Window, the "4 megapixel display" pixel density, and support for multiple users.

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3 years ago

Jawbone UP24 review

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Jawbone UP24

Jawbone's latest has to be worth your attention if you're looking for a fitness band

Everybody wants to make a wearable and the health and fitness space has had its fair share in recent times with efforts from the likes of Nike and Fitbit. What we have here is the latest effort from Jawbone, the UP24. And if you're looking for a fitness band – especially one to hook into your Android phone – it's worth your attention.

It may not be much to look at, but it packs a punch where it matters. Let's take a closer look.

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3 years ago

LG G Watch to launch in the UK this summer for £180

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While we anxiously wait to see what the first Android Wear device out of the gate will be, it appears that LG may try to take that title. As there were very few announcements so far, it seems like an obvious battle between the Moto 360 and LG's G Watch. Now Pocket-lint has confirmed that the G Watch will be available before July and will retail for less than £180 in the UK.

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