Google quietly released an Android TV app, which allows streaming of live channels to the platform. Dubbed Live Channels for Android TV, the application works only on the Asus Nexus Player for the time being.
Live Channels needs a built-in tuner to work (IP-based tuners are also supported) — you cannot simply stream a channel by installing it at the moment. Read more »
United Airlines announced that it will hand out 23,000 iPhone 6 Plus devices to its flight attendants. The airline will begin distributing Apple’s phablet during the second quarter of next year.
As expected, the iPhone 6 Plus units that the crew members will have a number of work tools preloaded. Read more »
Motorola released another ad for the Moto 360 smartwatch. The latest clip, like the quartet of videos from last week, is part of the “A watch for our times” series of ads.
Entitled “Architect,” the new clip shows a creative mind in the middle of work, accompanied by classical music. Read more »
Dropbox added new features to its Carousel gallery app for Android and iOS. Going forward users of the application will have automatic device storage management at their disposal.
The above mentioned new functionality will automatically delete images on a device if they have already been backed up in Dropbox. Read more »
With a tad over a day left until the end of the Jolla Tablet Indiegogo campaign, the Finnish company sweetened the deal even further. For the next 28 hours, $488 will secure you a Jolla Tablet and smartphone bundle.
The gets you a Jolla smartphone for $279. Read more »
Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note 4 promo videos take us away from the cute animals, and into the chilly New York City. The trio of clips feature a Snapchat artist and a Vine star, who team up to make New Yorkers’ lives more interesting.
The duo of social media stars connect with people who participate in Samsung’s #NoteMyDay campaign. Read more »
Remember that nifty search app for Android Wear by Microsoft called Torque? The Redmond giant’s garage team has expanded its functionality to Android smartphones with an update to version 2.0.
Activating Torque Search on an Android smartphone is just as easy as doing it on a wearable device. Read more »
YouTube for Android got received a major update. Version 6.0.11 of the application brings Android 5.0’s sleek material design to the popular video sharing platform.
In addition to the fresh new look, the latest YouTube for Android offers revamped navigation panel. Read more »
Google is about to launch a redesigned Play store app for Android. Version 5.1 of the application features refreshed looks and layout changes.
The upcoming new Android Play store features full-height navigation drawer and real-time card shadows. Read more »
Google News & Weather for Android received a major update. Version 2.0 of the application features new features and refreshed design.
Users of the stock Android app can now utilize a sleek-looking dark color theme. Read more »
BlackBerry showcased the soon to be released Classic smartphone in an official hands-on video. The handset is already up for pre-order for $449 and will become available this month.
The short clip gives us a close look at the highly revered old school hardware keyboard and navigation buttons of the handset, as well as its browser and app stores. Read more »
Bluetooth Special Interest Group announced version 4.2 of the wireless protocol. Bluetooth 4.2 delivers a number of improvements over its predecessor headed by the ability to connect to the internet.
The new Bluetooth version will be up to 2.5 times faster than past releases thanks to a tenfold packet capacity increase. Read more »
Android 5.0.1 factory images have made their way to the Android Open Source Project database. The new OS build is available to download for the wi-fi versions of HTC Nexus 9, Asus Nexus 7, and Samsung Nexus 10.
As its release number suggests, Android 5.0.1 Lollipop will be a minor update over version 5.0. Read more »
Gmail users can now edit office documents straight from their inbox. The button for the new feature is available alongside the options to download a file or save it to Google Drive.
When a user selects the newly available option, Gmail saves the file to Google Drive and automatically converts it to Google’s own office format. Read more »
Jolla has added an official case for its upcoming tablet. Made by the Finnish company Lastu, the flip cover is available to order alongside the Jolla Tablet on Indiegogo for $49.
LastuCase for Jolla Tablet is handmade in Finland using premium natural materials. Read more »