Aviate’s contextual home screen was brilliant, yet if you really did not stay in the United States, you weren’t able to search the web without opening up a web browser window. Now the application has finally - perhaps belatedly – added the feature to the feature to every person whose addresses do not end in America. If you’re not caught up, Aviate is an Android home screen that transforms through the day to match your demands, showing you weather info as you rise and travel tips when you leave for work. Yahoo picked up the company at the start of 2014 and launched it under the name Yahoo Aviate the adhering to June. It’s cost-free to download and install from Google Play, as always, and also will work everywhere, oh, except China.
Google hasn’t officially announced it, yet if you own a Chromecast and check this offers page, there’s a good chance you’ll see a $6 Google Play Store credit offered. I did simply that and acquired the $6 contributed to my account to ‘Enjoy a Valentine’s Day Rental,’ although it can be used for any media or app acquisition in the Play Store. I ‘d also recommend bookmarking the Chromecast offers page and inspecting it once in a while. Between this and also various other deals Google has actually given previously, they’ve spent for my Chromecast a least 2 times over.
Google on Wednesday began rolling out the updated Play Music application for Android devices with some new features and also little tweaks that were missed out on in the final Material Design upgrade.
The new version (varies with device) of Google Play Music adds bio and also history on artist web page, new slide-up animation when history playlists, and the artists tab now uses album art on top – as opposed to a gray icon if no picture is available.
The little design tweaks consist of a full-height navigation cabinet (when the main menu is swiped from the left), the return of the back/ previous button on lock screen navigation’s, the merging of Library scroll tabs which are now colored orange to match the header, an enhanced Songs UI in My Collection, and entire header and tabs now concealing while scrolling. Continue reading
Microsoft has launched new Outlook applications for iOS and also Android, and they may just be light-years much better compared to those internet apps the company has released in the past. View, these are the outcome of Redmond’s Accompli acquisition in December, & seeing as we liked that start-up’s e-mail application when we examine drove it last year, we have high wish for these new ones. The company says the new Outlook for the mobile platforms includes a built-in schedule & makes attachments simpler to bringing in for higher attachments . They’re obviously a lot more tightly integrated with Office applications and Outlook for desktop, too. Continue reading
Microsoft’s smart take on an Android front end, Next Lock Screen, simply acquired much more valuable if you’re a music maven or love to talk online. An updated version not just brings music controls to the lock screen (as you’ll sometimes see in other places), however surfaces your Line, Hangouts, and Skype messages – you’ll understand at a look whether or not that friend returned to you. The new software reveals MMS chats, also. While it could still really feel a bit odd to use an Android interface add-on from the people in Redmond, the revamp is big sufficient that you’ll would like to provide it a shot if your phone’s existing lock layout just isn’t cutting it.
Despite having the assistance of modern innovation, holding a conversation in 2 different languages could be tough. Google Translate permits you to talk with an people and also have each utterance translated as message and audio, however previously you needed to by hand toggle each time the other person talked. As expected, Google is speeding the procedure with smarter language recognition & speaker switching, which comes as component of a new upgrade. So when you boot up the application and press the microphone symbol, it’ll acknowledge which of both languages is being talked, provide a translation then instantly alternative whenever the conversation flips over. No more tapping on the screen repeatedly. Continue reading
Evernote’s bringing Context, among its even more interesting announcements during its 4th conference in October, to Windows and Android. This feature, which was first provided to iOS & Mac users in November, pulls content [based upon just what you're typing, for this reason its name] from different sources and displays them on screen. By ‘Different Sources,’ we mean your old notes, your co-workers’ notes & a handful of websites, which includes The Wall Street Journal, Rapid Business and also TechCrunch – just click an entry inside the Context panel to read it. Continue reading
Despite the ongoing battle between Android and iOS, the truth is you’re likely loading up Google services on it either way. Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Drive – take your pick, as Homescreen.is shows, they’re popular. Now Google has a new web-series devoted just to iOS developers (to go along with its community efforts for everyone busy making Android apps) but as the first entry demonstrates, getting the dialogue started can be a little awkward on the Mountain View campus. Google has its reasons for pulling iOS developers deeper into the fold including cross platform gaming and wireless file sharing, so we won’t hold our breath expecting to see a similar move from Apple any time soon.
Microsoft’s Torque is handy if you would like to search the web through a fast shake of the wrist and a voice command, however you have actually had to make use of an Android Wear Smart-watch to try the Bing-powered app. That’s very little help if your wrist is bare, is it? You won’t have sit on the sidelines any type of longer, however. A revamped version of Torque now runs on any kind of reasonably modern Android phone [4.3 or later], no wearable needed; you just have to shake your phone to bring up a mini window and start speaking. The app also provides streamlined answers for even more of your questions, including flight statuses as well as events. Torque is still a bit superfluous when Android is virtually built around Google search, however it worth a look if you cannot (or just don’t want to) use of ‘OK Google‘ to get a quick answer.
Good information for those of you who use Microsoft’s cloud storage service on Android. Earlier today, the OneDrive app got an upgrade that now lets it send push notifications for shared files and also folders to your device, making it much easier to keep up with collaborators on the modifications being made to documents. In addition to that, this new version also allows you to get customized pin code timeouts within the application, in addition to adding thumbnails to OneDrive for Business files. These improvements must help make OneDrive for Android much better on Google’s platform, something that’s going to be appreciated by people who make use of Redmond’s virtual locker consistently.