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Instagram’s ‘Explore’ tab gets more personal with recommended video channels

Finding videos you like in Instagram should now be a little easier thanks to the latest update to the app’s Explore section. When browsing Explore, you’ll now see “Picked for You” channels loaded with videos based on your favorite topics.

From Instagram:

Diverse communities flourish on Instagram — from comedians and bakers to skateboarders and hip-hop dancers. Now, you’ll see new channels filled with the best videos from around the world based on topics  [Read More…]

Google Play Movies & TV finally gets Android TV playback right in new update

A much-needed tune-up in Google’s latest Android TV app updates.

It seems odd that the Android TV apps I liked the least were Google’s own.

But nevertheless, it was. Sure, all my purchases are in Google Play Movies & TV and all my subscriptions are in YouTube, but pausing was a two-click job, and seeking with any precision was a nightmare. As someone who does a lot of rewinding and scene-skipping, that made my viewing more  [Read More…]

TED app gets complete design overhaul and more in latest update

Checking out the latest and best TED Talks on your Android phone should be a nicer experience thanks to the app’s latest update. In the newest version of TED, the app’s design has been completely overhauled with a poppy red and white material design. In addition, TED Radio Hour fans can now listen to the podcast in the app.

Here’s the full rundown of what’s new in TED version 3.0:

We’ve redesigned and rebuilt  [Read More…]

Samsung Gear 360 gets a firmware update to improve image quality

If you’re one of the lucky few (OK, more than a few) who already have a Samsung Gear 360 camera, you’ve got a firmware update waiting for you.

The new firmware (C200GLU0APE4 is what my imported Gear 360 is now on) includes the following:

Time lapse menu added to onboard camera settings (set video resolution) Front/rear lens adjustment for optimized color matching from each lens input Image quality improvement

Those last two are particularly important, as color  [Read More…]

Google brings its AI smarts to the enterprise with Springboard, Sites gets a major refresh

Google showcased how it was leveraging machine learning for communication at this year’s I/O, and the search giant is now bringing artificial intelligence capabilities to Google Apps users with a new utility called Springboard. The application lets Google Apps users search across Drive, Gmail, Calendar, Docs, and more from a single location.

From the Google blog:

Google Springboard helps you find the right information that you need at the moment that you need it. It searches  [Read More…]

Unlocked HTC 10 gets firmware update, June security patch

If you’ve got an unlocked HTC 10 in North America you should be waking up to a firmware update this morning.

The 304-megabyte update takes things to software version 1.80.617.1. Here’s the official changelog:

Android Security Patches (June 1, 2016) Bug Fixes System Stability Improvements

Additionally, HTC updated its camera app for the M10 over the weekend. That changelog reads thusly:

Improvements to RAW capture experience. Improved main/front camera switching. Performance improvements and bug fixes. HTC 10  [Read More…]

Moto Body gets continuous heart rate tracking on Moto 360 (2015), 360 Sport

An update is now rolling out to both the Moto 360 (2015) and Moto 360 Sport, adding improved heart rate tracking for the Moto Body app, the May security patch update and more.

Here’s the skinny on what’s new in this update:

Moto Body enhanced calorie calculation: Moto Body now takes heart rate into account when calculating calories burned. Moto Body heart rate continuous measure: Heart rate measures in Moto Body are now continuously updated, you  [Read More…]

Nvidia’s SHIELD celebrates its first birthday, gets updated to SHIELD Software 3.2

Today was the first day of Google I/O, best known as the grand reveal of everything new in the worlds of Google, Chrome OS and Android. Amidst a flurry of advice for developers and people waiting with bated breath for details on Android N, we also celebrated NVIDIA SHIELD’s almost first birthday. The SHIELD line

Google Photos gets even more social with new features

The latest update to Google Photos, version 1.20, brings several new features, including one that will make shared photos more social: by allowing you to comment on them. It might seem like a small feature, but it’s something that has been sorely needed. The commenting feature is turned off by default, so you’ll have to

Fallout Shelter on Android gets exclusive Old Longfellow vault dweller

Coinciding with the upcoming release of Fallout 4’s latest DLC, Fallout Shelter players on Android can add an exclusive dweller to their vault. Called Old Longfellow, the character will appear in the upcoming Far Harbor DLC, but is also a free dweller available exclusively to Fallout Shelter players on Android.

For limited time on @GooglePlay, get Far Harbor’s Old Longfellow FREE in #FalloutShelter https://t.co/UTUUz9vwXP pic.twitter.com/FhW5Ms3ESw

— Fallout (@Fallout) May 12, 2016

In addition  [Read More…]