Tasker Updated With Over 30 New Features, Plus Ton of Bug Fixes

Tasker is one of those indispensable apps you download after Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. If you want to imbue your smartphone with true synthetic intelligence, it’s an application you can’t live without. And it only keeps getting better for users.

Today, the dedicated developers of Tasker issued an update that adds 33 new features, tweaks a number of behaviors, and squashes more bugs than we can count. It’s mind blowing.  (more…)

Android Wear Watch Face API Coming Soon

Perhaps Android Wear’s most important point of customization is the watch face. It’s a little surprising, then, that Wear doesn’t yet have an API for watch faces, meaning developers who have so far released custom watch faces have had to work around limitations of Wear’s most recent iteration.

That’s changing, though, perhaps not nearly fast enough. Google’s own Wayne Piekarski announced on Google+ that an official API is in the works, due out “soon.”  (more…)

LG Announces the LG Beat, the G3′s Mid-Range Counterpart

Like the G3, but think it’s gigantic? Boy, does LG have the product for you. Announced late yesterday evening, the LG Beat is a miniaturized version of the company’s flagship that retains many key features in a smaller package.

LG carefully avoided the term “mini” when naming the Beat – it’s hardly compact with a 5-inch 720p display. Still, it’s a sliver smaller than its 5.5 inch cousin.  (more…)

Amazon Instant Video App may Finally Come to Android, Release “Imminent”

In comparison to other platforms, Android has a lot of apps – over 1 million, in fact – but the catalog is far from complete. A few high-profile omissions have made the parity gap painfully perceptible, small as it is. However, according to one report, partial assuagement may be just around the corner. Amazon Marketing Director Russell Morris reportedly told PC Advisor that Amazon Instant Video, a long-awaited app, is due for “imminent” arrival on Android. (more…)