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Samsung Galaxy Gear manager app update brings rich notifications from any app to the Gear

Samsung Galaxy Gear manager app update brings rich notifications from any app to the Gear

Jerry Hildenbrand 64

Samsung's smart watch just got a lot smarter In tandem with a small firmware update a few days ago for the Samsung Galaxy Gear, an update to the Gear Manager app has enabled "real" notifications from any application to be read right on the Galaxy Gear itself. If you recall (if not see our review), the Gear shipped with one very big reason not to want to use it — for most applications...

BBM has an annoying persistent notification — but you might not want to turn it off

BBM has an annoying persistent notification — but you might not want to turn it off

Jerry Hildenbrand 177

That persistent icon is there for a very good reason, and it's not going to get 'fixed' any time soon One of the biggest gripes from people who tried BBM during the original failed launch was that you had to live with a persistent notification in your status bar. BlackBerry responded with a setting in the beta version — which found its way into today's actual launch — that allows you to...

New Android 4.3 features: Third-party SMS apps for quick replies and 'Notification Listener'

New Android 4.3 features: Third-party SMS apps for quick replies and 'Notification Listener'

Andrew Martonik 16

Two new features that came with the latest update that fix frustrating issues Google dropped Android 4.3 on us along with a whole bunch of other news last week, and while there were a few headline features of the release, nothing in particular caught our eye. Well we've had time to dig through a few of the new features that came along with Android 4.3 that weren't talked about in its...

Chrome OS stable updated to version 28 with improvements to Files, notifications and Office Viewer

Chrome OS stable updated to version 28 with improvements to Files, notifications and Office Viewer

Andrew Martonik 10

New notifications for several apps, full-screen 'Immersive Mode' and  Google has just released a large update to the stable channel of Chrome OS to version 28.0.1500.68, which includes lots of nifty features and purported performance improvements. First up are the user-facing features, which include a newly designed Files app that now gives access to Shared and Recent files from Google...

Twitter for Android updated to version 3.3 - adds better search and notification options

Twitter for Android updated to version 3.3 - adds better search and notification options

Jared DiPane 11

Twitter for Android, the official Twitter application for Android devices has been updated today and the update brings along some pretty awesome new features. The folks at Twitter have been hard at work listening to users and refining the way things work, and attempting to deliver the best experience possible. In trying to do so they have released an update for the Android application,...