Tag Archive: Features


Yahoo Aviate app updated with new search features and more

The Yahoo Aviate launcher for Android got updated today in the Google Play Store with a number of new features, chief among theme some new search fuctions that should make it easy to search for things directly on a smartphone homescreen.

Dictionary.com updates free and premium Android apps with new features

The Dictionary.com free and premium apps for Android have both been updated to version 5.0 in the Google Play Store. Both versions include a visual redesign and a new Word of the Day quiz widget, but the ad-free premium version includes a bunch of other new additions.

Fire Phone update focuses on camera, calling and messaging features

Amazon is rolling out a major update to its Fire Phone smartphone. The update is hitting both the AT&T model as well as the unlocked GSM edition. Amazon promises an improved camera experience, support for more keyboard languages, call blocking, custom ringtones, and improved battery life among the improvements featured in this update.

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Fiverr update brings seller-based features to Android app

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Fiverr, the service that lets users buy and sell creative and professional services, is rolling out an update to its Android app. Based around sellers, the new release delivers a handful of features to make it easier to manage Gigs. Given that more than 30% of the Fiverr Android user base is comprised  [Read More…]

Google Shopping reportedly will challenge Amazon with new features

Google is reported to be building out its online commerce business with a “Buy Now” button in an effort to challenge Amazon‘s 1-Click. The Internet search giant is said to have approached various online retailers to add the single-click buy button in an effort to keep online shoppers researching products on its pages longer.

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Netflix announces Android Wear support, new social features

Netflix recently took to its blog to detail some nifty new features coming to its Android app. Coming along for the ride is a new “Social Recommendation” feature that has already graced other platforms. Perhaps the biggest news, however, is that Android Wear integration is coming and will push notifications for recommended movies to your wrist.

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Google updates Docs, Sheets, & Slides for Android with improved editing features

Google has announced that its Docs, Sheets, and Slides Android apps are grabbing some update love today. While there isn’t much that’s groundbreaking here, the updates do bring some nifty quality of life changes, such as scrollbars in Sheets, along with new tools for inserting, moving, and resizing shapes and text boxes in Slides.

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Google Play Services 6.5 adds new map features and fit API’s

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Now rolling out to the Google Play Store, the Google Play Services has been updated to version 6.5 and adds in some nice new features to a variety of apps.

For Google Maps, this update to Google Play Services 6.5 brings in a new API that includes a toolbar to make it quicker to get turn-by-turn directions by automatically giving directions to a destination. It  [Read More…]

Nokia talks about the features and design of the N1 in official demo

After announcing the 64-bit Nokia N1 tablet yesterday, the Finnish manufacturer is now showcasing the features of the device. One of the standout inclusions is the Z Launcher (now publicly available), which “allows you to have the right content at the right time,” according to product manager Tuukka Järvenpää.

Google Play Services 6.5 brings some nifty new features

Google has announced today that they will soon be rolling out Google Play services 6.5, bringing some snazzy new features to Google Maps, Drive, Wallet, and Fit.