Tag Archive: Features


Amazon’s smartphone reportedly full of tilt features

Because swiping is too simple and gestures have already come and gone, Amazon’s upcoming (but still unannounced) smartphone will rely heavily on tilt features to interact with its user interface, according to BGR. No new images of the UI were shown, but BGR references a number of use cases — and that traditional menu buttons aren’t even a part of apps. This … should be interesting.

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Verizon’s HTC One M8 getting a software update with new features, fixes

For those of you rocking a Verizon edition of the HTC One M8, it’s software update time! We’ve been expecting one, as the U.S. models have lagged behind their more worldly counterparts in regards to some last-minute fixes and feature additions that we saw at launch time.

Here’s what’s new in software version 1.55.605.2:

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Belkin updates WeMo app with new WeMo Light Switch features

Belkin has updated their WeMo home automation apps for iOS and Android with a few new features. Chief among them is a long-press option for their Light Switch, which is recognizable through the popular IFTTT service. There are also new controls to recognize sunrise and sunset, and an away mode which flips the lights on and off randomly to make it look like someone’s home.

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Google Camera: What’s new, and a guide to the latest features

The only complaint you can make is that Google didn’t release these features sooner.

Google has dropped a pretty notable update to its stock camera app, given it a proper name and at the same time opened it up to non-Nexus devices running KitKat in the Play Store. While the interface still isn’t mind-blowing, it has changed pretty dramatically from what you’d be used to if you used a Nexus 5 just yesterday. Google has overhauled  [Read More…]

Google Glass KitKat update coming this week, brings a big list of new features

Google has let loose a small teaser about the upcoming Google Glass update, and it looks to be a great one. For starters, the platform version is moving to KitKat, and away from the current Android 4.0.3 builds. This will bring better battery life, makes things easier to update, and open up a lot of new SDK features for developers. But that’s not all we’ll be seeing.

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Google is testing new calendar and Gmail features

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Calendars are a dime a dozen and lets face it, how much can you really do to a calendar app to make it stand out from the pack.  Well recent leaks from Geek.com have shown us that Google is working on a slew of new features including a UI overhaul, daily agenda feature, and social integration from Google+.  Hopefully we see something come of this.

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Bible App 5 now available with enhanced sharing features

Share passages, bookmarks and thoughts with friends though a single app

Bible App has received a big update today, bringing social features to the good book in version 5. You can now explore the Bible with your friends, and have a stream of their activity in the Home view of the app itself.

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

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  [Read More…]

NVIDIA Shield April software update released with new features

The April software update for the NVIDIA Shield has arrived. The update bumps the Shield from Android 4.4 KitKat to 4.4.2. New in the April update are betas for Remote GameStream and laptops, a keyboard and mouse support in console mode, and an updated TegraZone.

Facebook Messenger updated with group chat, other features

Facebook has updated its Messenger application for Android devices, tying in a feature already available in the iPhone version. First and foremost, the app now lets users create group chats, tag them with images, and save them. What’s more, users can place shortcuts to said group conversations on the home screen of their device. Also, the app now allows for forwarding of messages from one user or conversation to another. As always, Facebook Messenger is free to download.

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