Tag Archive: Features


LG to standardize G3 UX features across future smartphones and tablets

LG plans to bring across UX features found on its high-end G3 flagship smartphone to both entry and mid-range hardware. The company today announced that proprietary UX features will be standardized across the majority of products to be released later this year. It’s a bid to make its more affordable hardware feel more premium and unique when compared against competing smartphones.

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Reminder: 1Password premium features go on 30-day trial starting tomorrow

1Password made a massive update to their Android app earlier this summer, and though it’s been free since June, tomorrow they start charging for a few things. It’s worth grabbing now to get some of the premium features like creating new password/website combinations, editing what’s currently in your vault, and organizing favorites and folders.

Amazon Fire Phone gets OS update with new features, better battery life and more

Amazon has released a new OS update for its Fire Phone which adds quite a few new features to the Android-based device, along with some improvements for battery life and more.

Kindle app updated with UI tweaks and new audiobook features

A nice update is rolling out for those of us using the Kindle app, especially fans of audiobooks. The latest version brings immersive mode to Android 4.4 and above devices, orientation lock, and new chapter navigation to the user interface. For everyone who likes to listen to audiobooks, Bluetooth device pairing inside the app and lockscreen audio controls have been added. Of course, this means new permissions and you can read Amazon’s explanation of them all  [Read More…]

Korea-bound LG G3 A boasts G3 features in a G2-sized body

LG has today taken the wraps off the G3 A, a smaller version of its flagship smartphone that actually shares a lot of its hardware specs with last year’s G2. The LG G3 A features a 5.2-inch 1080p display and is powered by a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, but it’s packed into a G3-style body. On the software side you’ve got Android 4.4 KitKat with LG’s latest smartphone UI, including KnockOn, Knock Code and its “smart”  [Read More…]

WordPress for Android 3.0 released with many new features

WordPress has just updated its blogging app for Android devices to version 3.0, adding a number of new features along some specific bug fixes as well.

Google Maps gains new exploration features in latest update

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Google wants to make it even easier to discover the world around you so they are updating the Google Maps app. A new “Explore” feature is being integrated into the Android and iOS apps and is designed to help users explore nearby places. Rather than deliver a generic list of places within the vicinity, Explore will consider… Read more »

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Nokia offers augmented reality app features to Android developers

Nokia has announced a new update to its HERE software development kit (SDK) for Android that will allow app developers working with Google’s OS to add in LiveSight features. This could lead to Android apps that offer information about specific locations placed over live camera scenes.

Need a new messaging app with plenty of features? Path Talk might be your thing [App of the Day]

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Most of you know or have probably heard of, tried or are using a social network called Path. Well, Path Inc. came up with yet another messaging app in a seriously crowded messaging apps space… and guess what, it’s rather good.

Chances are you probably use one of many messaging services such as Facebook Messenger, Viber, Whats App, etc. Well, Path Talk is rather  [Read More…]

Google previews Android ‘L’ features

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As expected, Google today showed off some of the upcoming features that will make their way into the next build of Android. Known, for now as the “L” release, we should look for it later this fall.

It’s going to be a long summer of anticipation as the set list is quite deep. As Google puts it,  [Read More…]