Google Shopper helps you find information on millions of products. Google Shopper recognizes products by cover art, barcode, voice and text search. You can find local and online prices, reviews, specifications, videos, and more to help you make the best purchasing decision. With one click you can save items to your shopping list and share with your friends.
Google Shopper has just gotten the bump to version 3.0 with an update that brings a roster of fresh features, including a new UI with speedier navigation and larger images.
What's in this version:
3.0.1: Fixed a bug that caused the app to crash at startup for some users.
* New UI with faster navigation and bigger images.
* Discover sales and special offers in your area from the new sales screen.
* Search for apparel and accessories more effectively with image-centric search results.
* Make more informed buying decisions with GoodGuide product ratings.
* Get great deals online with retail promotions.
* Find out about new features and content with push notifications.
According to Strategy Analytics, mobile phone shipments grew 4 percent annually to reach 52 million units in the United States during the fourth quarter of 2012. Apple leads the pack with its 34% followed by Samsung and its 32.3%.
As far as the entire last year is concerned, Samsung is in the lead accounting for 31.8% of the US market followed by Apple with its own 26.2%.
LG managed to grab the third spot position both in units shipped and market share. LG shipped 4.7 million mobile phones for 9 percent share of the United States market in Q4 2012, dipping from 6.9 million units and 14 percent share a year earlier.
Check out the following link for the complete numbers.
Someone is selling the unreleased BlackBerry Z10 on eBay, current bid is well over $1,500 dollars. Click below for the ebay to the auction.
Specs as follows:
- Processor: Dual-Core 1.5GHz - Snapdragon S4 Plus
- Display: 4.2", 4 point multi-touch LCD display, 1280 x 768 resolution at 356 DPI, Touch On Lens
- Camera: 8MP rear facing camera, Auto Focus, 5X digital zoom, 1080p HD video recording ・2MP front facing camera, 3X digital zoom, 720p HD video recording
- Memory: 2GB RAM ・16GB Internal Storage ・Hot Swappable microSD Slot
- WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n ・2.4/5GHz ・4G Mobile Hotspot
- GPS: Assisted, Autonomous, and Simultaneous GPS
- Battery: 1800mAh Removable ・Talk Time: up to 10 hours on 3G・Standby Time: up to 305 hours on 3G, up to 316 hours on 2G・Audio Playback: up to 60 hours・Video PlayBack: up to 11 hours
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor
- Connectivity: NFC ・microUSB ・microHDMI-Out ・Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy
- ・4G LTE
- Size (LxWxD): 130mm x 65.6mm x 9mm
- With today's announcement of the BlackBerry 10 platform and the high-end Z10 smartphone, BlackBerry (formerly RIM) showed that it doesn't have the slightest intention to play the silly specs game. The BlackBerry Z100 will neither have an octa-core processor, nor will it feature a 5" screen. Instead, the new flagship will keep things nice and compact, while still being powerful enough in order to deliver a perfectly smooth user experience. We approve.
Apple may have quietly invested more than $2 billion in display maker Sharp, the struggling Japanese company that is a component rival to Samsung. While Apple also receives display supplies for its products from Samsung, the iPhone maker and the Korean company have been in an increasingly uneasy relationship because of their rivalry in the smartphone market.
Apple's annual capital expenditures for the full fiscal year were $2.3 billion higher than anticipated, which has led Asymco analyst Horace Dediu to believe that the company gave the same amount to Sharp. In an analysis made on Wednesday, Dediu said Apple spent one-third more than it expected in capital expenditures in the 2012 fiscal year. While it had forecast in October of 2011 that it would spend about $8 billion, the final number came in at $10.3 billion. Nearly all of the over-spending related to "product tooling, manufacturing process equipment, and infrastructure," Dediu noted.
"My guess is that these attempts to shore up Sharp are directed by Apple to ensure both continuity of supply and a balanced supplier base (offsetting Samsung, another supplier)," Dediu wrote. "If Sharp were to enter some form of bankruptcy, the key plant[s] used in producing screens for Apple might be ‘up for grabs' by creditors and they might be taken off-line, jeopardizing Apple's production capacity, irrespective of contractual obligations."
According to the analyst, the deal may have included pre-orders for new components for Apple products. Apple also reportedly sources displays from LG Display .
Financially struggling Sharp was set to receive a $1 billion investment from Apple manufacturer Foxconn earlier this year in order to build a new LCD plant and boost production for Apple products. However, the deal fell through. Sharp executives admitted at the end of last month that the company may not recover from its $5.6 billion loss.
LG Electronics Inc. said Friday it has sold more than 1 million Optimus G smartphones worldwide since the flagship device's launch last year.
The milestone comes roughly four months after the South Korean handset manufacturer unveiled the 4.7-inch display phone that runs on Qualcomm Inc's Snapdragon S4 processor introduced two premium smartphones, the LG Optimus G and the LG Optimus Vu.
The company has released the Optimus G in Canada, Japan, South Korea and the United States and plans to release the device in China and in several European countries in the first quarter of this year.
In the third quarter, LG sold a record of 7 million smartphones globally, compared with its previous high of 6.2 million. Of the total, roughly 2.1 million were long-term evolution smartphones, according to the company.
Congrats to LG for the milestone.
Samsung follows a unique trend of launching many mid range devices each year. One might call it a tactical move, as Samsung wants to produce something for each market segment. Whatever it is, it's working for them at the moment, as their products are the most demanding in the market.
Samsung's 2013 plan hasn't changed and it took one step closer by launching Galaxy Express, and it has planned to launch 8 more like this in the coming year. The names of the upcoming phone are as follows: Galaxy Frame, Galaxy Pocket 2, Galaxy Star, Galaxy Young, Galaxy Core, Galaxy Fonblet 5.8, and Galaxy Fonblet 6.3. Furthermore, a special device to feature HomeSync is also in line for launch, although, much hasn't been revealed regarding it but it is believed that it would be fascinating.
It is likely that Samsung would be showcasing some of these devices at MWC 2013 in Barcelona. But, the most awaited one would be HomeSync, we shall wait for MWC 2013 to have exact idea of what these device look like.
Another new innovation by the Korean tech company that will be formally introduced on the Mobile World Congress is Samsung TV Discovery service. This allows users to look for internet TV and video in real-time. It is also smart as it will recommend channels according to your preferences. The TV Discovery service will also work on smartphones, according to Samsung. It will reach the European, Korean and US shores before the first quarter of 2013 ends.
Since the service is available to other devices as well, this will make for easy data transfer to other smart devices. TV Discovery pools the information from what you often watch on live TV and other sites such as YouTube and other channels and it suggests videos for you to watch based on this information. You will also be able to share what you watch with your other friends.
People who have been waiting for the Galaxy Express, which is an LTE-enabled phone, can now get their unit in Germany. This device features a dual core processor that clocks in at 1.5 GHz and this 4.5-incher runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.1 version. It also has 1 GB memory, 8GB storage that is expandable using microSD.
It can be recalled that the US carrier, AT&T has launched a similar phone awhile back. In Germany, the device will cost €489. It sounds expensive but with extensive LTE-coverage in most of Europe, this phone can actually be quite cost effective in the long run. It is comparable to the Galaxy S3 and is available in white. It will also be available in other markets in the near future and by that time; other colors will already be available.
The Galaxy Express is a great addition to Samsung's LTE phones. It should also benefit from future improvements that Samsung plans to provide to its flagship as well as other popular devices.
Samsung announces two new affordable smartphones on a press release that will feature 4.1 Jelly Bean firmware: the Galaxy Star and the Pocket Neo. It can be recalled that the company has already showcased these two entry-level gadgets in Africa. There is no news as to the exact prices of each but these will surely cater to the low-end market. It is not clear when these will be available either.
The Pocket Neo comes with an 850 MWz processor, 512 MB RAM, expandable memory, 3-inch display and can support two SIMs, GPS and a 2MP rear camera. On the other hand, the Galaxy Star have almost the same features but it will come with a faster processor that clocks in at 1GHz.
Although Samsung has plenty of devices to announce this year, the most anticipated after the S 4 launch is the Galaxy Note 3 and possibly the S 4 Mini, which will all be unveiled hopefully sooner than later.
Details about the Galaxy Note III continue to surface, with the latest salvo coming from a Chinese website that even included a supposed picture of the device.
The website, MyDrivers, posted the picture seen here over the weekend and reported a number of specs about the phablet, including a 5.99-inch, full HD display, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of onboard storage (expandable via microSD). The device will supposedly run Android OS 4.2.2 and will be powered by an eight-core Exynos 5410 Octa processor, with the Cortex A15 cores clocking in at 2.0 GHz and the Cortex A7 core at 1.7 GHz.
To recap, check out specs listed as follows:
- Samsung Exynos 5410 octa Chipset
- Quad Core 2.0GHz ARM Cortex A15 + Quad Core 1.7GHz ARM Cortex A7
- 3GB Of RAM
- 5.99-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display
- 32GB Of Internal Storage
- MicroSD Card Support
- Removable Battery
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Samsung, most likely, will announce Galaxy Note 3 in early September, just before IFA trade show.
The announcement of the remarkable achievement comes from Samsung Mobile Communications chief JK Shin, who also reckons that the recently announced Galaxy Note 3 will "surpass its predecessors". Shin expects the Galaxy Note 3 to sell well over 10 million units. The Samsung Galaxy Note I hit the market in the fourth quarter of 2011. One year later, the Note II landed. That means Samsung has been selling, on average, 4.75 million Notes a quarter since first introducing the world to the "phablet" product category.
The Samsung executive didn't break down the sales between the two devices. As a reference, the Samsung Galaxy Note II needed just two months to hit 5 million sales. Samsung's successful market performance is certainly in no smart part due to the wide availability of its devices.
Samsung now holds 25.4 percent of the smartphone market, with an increase of 1.3 percent over the previous quarter, coming in behind Apple, which reigns supreme with a 40.6 share that was mostly stagnant compared over the course of three months.
Motorola made the leap to third with 7 percent (up 0.1 percentage points). HTC and LG followed with 6.7 percent and 6.6 percent, respectively.
Android ranked as the top smartphone platform in October with 52.2 percent market share (up 0.4 percentage points), followed by Apple with 40.6 percent (up 0.2 percentage points), BlackBerry with 3.6 percent, Microsoft with 3.2 percent (up 0.2 percentage points) and Symbian with 0.2 percent.
Mobile World Congress event happening just days away, we all know Samsung will be announcing the Galaxy S6 device, for those who just cannot wait to see what the Galaxy S6 actually look like, we have something good for you.
Two new leaked images show a perfect view of the both Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge to one more time confirm the possibility of which there might not be a microSD card slot or a removable battery. Also, the image does show the slopes on both sides of the display on the Galaxy S6 Edge. There's an IR Blaster and microphone on the top while the audio port is at the bottom next to a microUSB port and speaker pinholes.
Just days, we will know for a fact, but for those with powerful imaginations, these pictures should give you a hint.
There is no doubt that Huawei's 6.1-inch giant screen phablet will be getting some attention at CES 2013. Following Yu Chengdong, the company's mobile device head honcho, the first to demonstrate the phone in a Huawei store, the domestic media companies got interested in details of this phone.
The news that this 6.1 inch phone the Ascend Mate backed with a curved design, from the middle to the edge of the curve, the body is very light and thin, the screen display is also pretty good.
Before exposure parameters Ascend mate body thickness of less than 9.9mm, equipped with a 6.1-inch 1080p touch screen, equipped with quad-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz (model may be the Hass K3V3) and 2GB of RAM at the same time, and to provide 13 million pixel camera and 4000mAh capacity battery.
The Ascend Mate may join the Ascend D2 for an official unveiling during CES in January. We will any details on the site once we have it available.
Corning, the company behind the popular Gorilla Glass on most of the phone screens, will be showcasing it's latest generation of Gorilla Glass, version 3. According to Engadget, the glass is now three times more scratch resistant than the previous generation, and 40 percent fewer scratches will be visible to the human eye.
Corning plans to introduce two new products at CES 2013 next week, the new glass composition with durability enhancements, and Optical Cables by Corning, fiber-based, device-to-device connectivity solutions that significantly extend the data transmission range past the limits of copper-based cables. See below for the Press Release.
CORNING, N.Y. , January 3, 2013 - Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced its plans for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week. The Corning booth, #14813 Central Hall, will highlight the company's newest specialty glass solutions and their benefits for today's consumer electronics device trends.
Corning plans to introduce two new products at CES 2013: Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, a new glass composition with durability enhancements; and Optical Cables by Corning, fiber-based, device-to-device connectivity solutions that significantly extend the data transmission range past the limits of copper-based cables. Full product details will be included in announcements planned for Monday, Jan. 7.
"This year at CES, Corning will demonstrate its industry leadership in specialty glass and fiber optic technologies with the introduction of two products designed to enhance and extend the capabilities of consumers' favorite devices," said Wendell P. Weeks, chairman, chief executive officer, and president. "These new innovations build on the increasingly important and continually evolving role of highly engineered glass technologies in delivering improved product performance and functionality through touch capabilities, protective cover glass, and device connectivity."
In the Corning booth, experts will be on hand to discuss and present hourly demonstrations of the toughness of Gorilla Glass 3 as well as the connectivity and flexibility of Optical Cables by Corning. The booth will also showcase the benefits of Corning Gorilla Glass in larger format, multi-touch displays for education, entertainment and other applications.
Additionally, James P. Clappin, president, Corning Glass Technologies will be a panelist in the "Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Games and Video" session at 11a.m. PST on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at LVCC, North Hall N255-257. He will discuss the important role of highly specialized glass in some of the latest consumer electronic technologies such as hi-res, 3D, HD video, Internet-connected TVs, conformable displays, tablets and viral apps.
Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995), which are based on current expectations and assumptions about Corning's financial results and business operations, that involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include: the effect of global political, economic and business conditions; conditions in the financial and credit markets; currency fluctuations; tax rates; product demand and industry capacity; competition; reliance on a concentrated customer base; manufacturing efficiencies; cost reductions; availability of critical components and materials; new product commercialization; pricing fluctuations and changes in the mix of sales between premium and non-premium products; new plant start-up or restructuring costs; possible disruption in commercial activities due to terrorist activity, armed conflict, political or financial instability, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, or major health concerns; adequacy of insurance; equity company activities; acquisition and divestiture activities; the level of excess or obsolete inventory; the rate of technology change; the ability to enforce patents; product and components performance issues; retention of key personnel; stock price fluctuations; and adverse litigation or regulatory developments. These and other risk factors are detailed in Corning's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the day that they are made, and Corning undertakes no obligation to update them in light of new information or future events.
Vertu phones have relied on the now obsolete Symbian or Series 40 platform and despite being extremely expensive, they are not regarded as smart phones, including the brand's top of the line models bedecked with diamonds and precious metals.
According to the popular Russian blogger, Eldar Murtazin, A Vertu smartphone running on an Android platform is set to be launched at the end of February. It will cost 3000 Euros, relatively low for a Vertu. No further details are forthcoming though it is bound to have the normal traits regarding sapphire glass, hand-crafted metal and genuine leather. The 24 hours a day Vertu Concierge service is probably part of the package.
Current owner EQT opted for the Android platform due to its flexibility as far as customization is concerned.
New Snapdragon chipsets are coming out for lower-end devices, which could potentially open new possibilities for this range. The Snapdragon 200 and 400 chipsets were officially announced and target entry-level and mid-range markets. These two chipsets might just set the benchmark for chipset performance.
The Snapdragon 200 is a quad-core chipset with a speed of 1.4Ghz per core on an Adreno 203 GPU. It can also accommodate 8 MP cameras; can support multiple SIM cards and playback of HD videos, among others.
On the other hand, the Snapdragon 400 has two options for the CPU. One is dual-core CPUs at 1.7Ghz per core with and the other, quad core CPUs running at 1.4Ghz per core. According to the Snapdragon blog, its Adreno 305 GU will support 3D gaming, wireless streaming, better camera features than the Snapdragon 200 can support and it will enable faster web browsing. It is also purported to contribute to better battery life.
Qualcomm will truly make technology more affordable for these ranges of devices.
Smart watches have been around for years but they never really gained enough following to sustain the demand for them. However, this year is bound to be different. Almost all popular brands of smart devices have expressed their interest in launching high-tech smart watches and it's only a matter of who goes to launch first this year.
Furthermore, according to a forecast by ABI Research, an estimated 1.2 million units of smart watches will be sold this year and if this were true, then 2013 might be the year that sales for this interesting device will truly increase.
Also, customers who have smart devices tend to buy similar-brand gadgets and manufacturers like Apple, Samsung, LG and Google would like to bank on this theory and sell their very own smart watches. We think it's about time that the smart watch finally gets its accolades and that manufacturers step up their game and create watches that will shame James Bond's gadgets. If there are Google Glasses, why can't there be smart watches?
More Than One Million Smart Watches will be Shipped in 2013
London, United Kingdom - 16 Apr 2013 - Smart Watches have been around for the last decade. The wearable computing device has failed to take off for one reason or another: they looked ugly, were too bulky, had weak functionality, or the battery life was not good enough. However, over the last nine months a number of new smart watches have emerged that could change consumers' perceptions. Market intelligence firm ABI Research projects more than 1.2 million smart watches will be shipped in 2013.
"The strong potential emergence of smart watches can be attributed to several reasons," says senior analyst Joshua Flood. "Contributing factors include the high penetration of smartphones in many world markets, the wide availability and low cost of MEMS sensors, energy efficient connectivity technologies such as Bluetooth 4.0, and a flourishing app ecosystem."
The wearable computing device can be split into four categories: notification types, voice operational smart watches, hybrid smart watches, and completely independent smart watches. Notification type devices are the MetaWatch and Cookoo smart watches, for example, offering alerts for incoming calls, messages and other notifications. Voice operational smart watches enable users to conduct calls and speak some commands via the device such as Martian's smart watch.
Standalone smart watches with their own OS are moving beyond a smartphone accessory. With the potential to be purchased as a standalone product without the need for a smartphone, they offer high functionality and can connect to other consumer devices like audio speakers. A good example is the Italian smart watch maker, I'm Watch. Other good possible archetypes for this category could be Apple's hotly anticipated iWatch, Samsung's Galaxy Altius and Microsoft is also reportedly planning to release a new touch-enabled watch for its Windows-based smartphones and tablets. "Smart watches that replicate the functionality of a mobile handset or smartphone are not yet commercially feasible, though the technologies are certainly being prepared," adds Flood.
ABI Research's latest "Market Opportunities for Smart Watches" report analyzes and provides forecasts for the new wrist computing device. Regional device shipments and segmentation splits are also included in the report. It forms part of ABI Research's Mobile Device Technologies Research Service.
eBay android app has been updated today, The eBay app now seems to have all the features you'd get on the website. Certainly there's no reason to pop it open in your mobile browser anymore.
eBay also has streamlined and improved the selling flow so it's even easier and faster to list your stuff on eBay. If you haven't listed items with the app before, try it out today!
See these new features:
- The full list of changes in version 2.1 are:
- Streamlined listing flow makes it faster and easier to list your items:
- Save multiple listing drafts so you can finish at your convenience
- Calculated shipping now supported (domestic only)
- More guidance and pre-populated fields to simplify the process
- Saved search improvements
- Improved shipment tracking information
- Improved image handling
The eBay app now seems to have all the features you'd get on the website. Certainly there's no reason to pop it open in your mobile browser anymore.
As SwiftKey Flow nears its launch date, an update for users on the beta version has been introduced. There are additional input fields under SwiftKey's precognitive autocompletion and flow text entry facilities while featuring more languages, easier corrections and pre existing attributes from SwiftKey 3.
Highlights of the changes include the capability to see three possible corrections for a word with one tap, split keyboard layout in landscape mode and accelerated long press delete. Despite a long list of issues, the update includes plenty of bug fixes. For more information, go to SwiftKey's latest blog entry.
You will find Beta version 188.8.131.52 on the same link. SwiftKey 3 is currently retailing at the Google Play Store for those who do not prefer the Beta version. On release, Flow is to be offered as an update.
SugarSync, a leader in sync, online backup, and file and folder sharing, has updated their app in the Google Play (See Change Log below)
If you have no idea what Sugarsync does, SugarSync is the easiest and most advanced way to sync, share, search and access all of your files - documents, photos, videos and music. SugarSync for Android puts all of your files from across all of your computers right at your fingertips, making you more productive when you're on the go. Check them out.
The latest version features a major re-design and comes with powerful new features.
• Matches the simple design of the SugarSync 2.0 desktop and web apps.
• Cloud search enables you to search for files across all your computer
• Sync folders from the SD card to SugarSync
• Beautiful photo gallery with larger thumbnails
• Thumbnail images for popular video file format
• Improved performance and battery life optimization
Beautiful Widgets, the perfect widgets application get a facelift and is back in a brand new version!
Tons of widgets, tons of themes, just for you. Beautiful Widgets is your best friend for customizing your home screen. Make it personal, be unique & express yourself.
Beautiful Widgets was the first paid app reaching 1 million of downloads. It has been Google Editor's Choice for more than a year, and more then 3 years in the top #5 paid applications in the Android Play Store (previously Android Market).
What's in this version 5.1:
- - New weather provider WeatherUnderground
- - New Forecast Fragment Lifestyles
- - New widgets for tablets
- - New beta channel
- - New layouts for WeatherWidgets 4x1
- - The geolocation can be removed
- - Add a setting to disable the weather animations
- - Hide Home Fragment, and put Tutorial when there is no widgets
- - New translations
- - Physical menu button opens the Sliding menu in the Forecast Screen
- - Fix a lot of bugs
AntTek Quick Settings is a decent app to quickly alter device settings, launch apps, quick calls. This app brings Jelly Bean Quick Setting to Android 2.1+ with plenty of customization (don't need ROOT!!). It's more than regular quick settings. You can customize to add different things to quick setting panel, including (over 75 built-in actions)
Here are some of the features:
☆ Toggle settings: WiFi, mobile data, bluetooth, wake lock, rotation, flight mode, WiFi- & USB-Tethering, GPS, etc
☆ Sound / Vibration, Sound / Silent, Sound menu
☆ Brightness mode / menu / 3 predefined stages
☆ Quick action: music (previous / next / pause), battery, camera, direct dial, direct message, direct email
☆ Web shortcut, application shortcut, new event, new message
☆ Application launcher (better than sidebar launcher)
☆ For root users: reboot, power off, recovery, wireless ADB, etc.,
☆ Hidden system activities
☆ and more
What's in this version:
- Fixed mobile data toggler, brightness rotation, auto-brightness, root actions
- Added languages: Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Vietnamese
Pandora has updated their Android App. If you are a Pandora user, please make sure you check for updates.
Pandora is free, personalized radio that plays music and comedy you'll love. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians, or composers and Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. Pandora features hundreds of music and comedy genre stations ranging from Dubstep to Smooth Jazz to Power Workout.
In the car, at the gym, on the train - listen wherever and whenever you're in the mood for great music. Create up to 100 stations so you can easily switch between favorites.
Already a Pandora listener? It's simple. Just log in. Pandora on mobile is fully integrated with Pandora on the web. Enjoy all your existing stations - and create new ones right from your phone or tablet.
What's in this version:
- Lock screen controls for devices running Ice Cream Sandwich and later
- Added elapsed and remaining timestamps to the track progress indicator
- Reduced startup time
- Bug fixes and enhancements
The Google Play Music app lets you listen to your music collection anywhere. All your music is stored online, so no need to worry about syncing or storage space.
Google Play music has been updated to cover new countries including Australia - Austria -Belgium - France - Germany - Ireland - Italy - Luxembourg - New Zealand - Portugal - Spain - United States and United Kingdom.
Folks in these country and go and download the Music Manager and start uploading music files from your computer to the Google Play.
* Music purchases from Google Play automatically appear in the app.
* Add up to 20,000 more songs from your personal music collection on your computer for free.
* Access your entire music library instantly with the Google Play Music app, and save your favorites for offline playback.
* Share a free full play of the songs you purchase from Google Play with your friends on Google+.
ES File Explorer has been greatly updated braiga8iang it to version 3.0. This popular management app update brings in new User Interface, Gesture Support, WiFi File Sharing, and many more. Conspicuously missing is swipeable tabs and slide-out navigation bar. The fowling is the complete list of the updates that now feature in version 3.0.
• Press menu for fast access
• New Picture,
• Multiple Windows
• Gestures such as Zoom, Drag, and Slide.
• New User Interface
• WiFi File Sharing
• Classic Theme
• Root Explorer,
ES File Explorer has remained popular for long period of time in spite of the high competition with regard to utilities of file management on Android. Users have always wanted to see a refresh on the app's User Interface. This new look is better as compared to the older version of this application. Those who are not comfortable or happy with the new look can revert to the old classic theme.
Link: Google Play Store
Google started testing free passes through the Field Trip app back in May, and now the program is expanding to many more locations.
Discover thousands of interesting places/experiences that fall under the following categories: Architecture, Historic Places & Events, Lifestyle, Offers & Deals, Food Drinks & Fun, Movie Locations, Outdoor Art and Obscure Places of Interest around you.
What's in this version in V1.09:
- Go on a Field Trip Anywhere! Now available in 30+ languages and 80+ countries.
- Automatically translate cards that are not in your native language.
- New zoomed-out view of map that aggregates cards to make discovering sights and stories easier.
Following locations are added:
- Museum of the City of New York, NYC
- The Museum of Arts and Design, NYC
- Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco
- Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco
- Exploratorium, San Francisco
- Legion of Honor, San Francisco
- de Young Museum, San Francisco
- National Building Museum, Washington DC
- Crime Museum, Washington DC
- President Lincoln's Cottage, Washington DC
- Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
- The Field Museum, Chicago
- Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
- Pittock Mansion, Portland
- Portland Art Museum, Portland
- Portland Children's Museum, Portland
- Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, Reno
- Nevada Design Museum, NV
- Bronx Zoo, NYC
- Central Park Zoo, NYC
- New York Aquarium, NYC
- Prospect Park Zoo, NYC
- Queens Zoo, NYC
Vine has an app update for its most loyal Android users. (Actually, any Android user that has access to v4.0 or higher.)
Vine is the best way to see and share life in motion. Create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way for your friends and family to see.
• Unlimited uploads and free
• Instantly post videos on Vine, then share to Twitter and Facebook!
• Find, follow, and interact with people close to you
• Explore trending posts, featured hashtags and editor's picks
• And so much more.
• Receive push notifications for new likes, comments, and mentions
• Share any public post to Twitter or Facebook
• Other bug fixes and improvements
Source: Vine Link
Google Maps updated yesterday. In the update, we're seeing faster navigation, that also has route previews and better traffic overviews. There are improved hotel search results with sponsored rate and booking links (read: advertisements). And Google even included a "Tips and Tricks" menu that can be accessed through the slideout navigation, though it's nothing more than a redirect to a Maps support page.
Explore new places, discover local favorites, and navigate your world with Google Maps. Available on Android phones and tablets with a simple, easy-to-use design.
- Get where you need to go quickly with voice guided turn-by-turn GPS navigation, or try public transit, biking, and walking directions
- Find the perfect spot for any occasion with local reviews from trusted friends and experts
- Tour cities with stunning, 360-degree Street View and see inside restaurants, museums and more
- Sign in to save favorite locations, get tailored recommendations, and access past searches across devices
- Faster access to navigation, complete with route and traffic overview
- Improved hotel search results with sponsored rates and booking links
- Tips and Tricks available in the side menu
- Bug fixes
Google Maps is an authority for all those who travel on the road and the Google Maps Transit is very effective for those who use public transportation. It is accurate and comprehensive and it also provides information on schedules of buses that ply on Salt Lake City Area and live train departure times on NY subway.
Other useful information that you could get using the Google Maps Transit are the estimated time of travel, estimate fare for many cities in over 25 countries in the world as well as pick-up points that you can view live.
Google Maps is available for Android devices and the iPhone and you can already try the application to see if it helps. Also, according to Google Map's Partnership Development Manager, Soufi Esmaeilzadeh's post on their blog, if you work in a transit agency, you can interact with Google to help make the service bigger and better, so that more people can benefit from the useful information that it can offer.
Google Glass has received its sofware update code-name XE7, features including a boost of web browsing abilities, touch sensitivity, and oodles of sharing, in my opinion most exciting in very basic way - is the ability to browse the web.
While last month and the XE6 update improved the camera, added HDR, and slightly touched on voice controls. Today's update is much bigger while also addressing a few key limitations the wearable initially had. That being easy calling and messaging, web browsing, and full Google contact list support. We already received it today. Excellent stuff Google!
With XE4 and 5 improving battery life, XE6 fixing the camera, and now XE7 working on web browsing and voice commands it's obvious that Google is hard at work with Glass.
Great news Google Music fans, Google Play Music All Access is now available in Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom.
You can now Sign Up for a 30 day trial, followed by a special locked in price of £7.99/month for being an early subscriber. Normal price will be £9.99 after this initial deal expires on 15th September.
Those of you waiting for this service on iOS still don't have a clear picture as to hen the app will arrive, but judging by the fact that iTunes Match is now working almost world-wide, there might not be a need for a rush.