Your field trips are now much more watch-friendly, thanks to an update to Google’s Field Trip app. With the app installed along with an accompanying Android Wear device on your wrist, Field Trip will show you notifications when near relevant stories and let you start Field Trip searches for nearby cards without the need to pull out your phone. (more…)
Soon, when you search Google for something, the search results will include related apps to your search whether you have them installed or not. Up until today, you may have seen apps show up in search results as having related content, but only if they were already installed on your phone. Thanks to Google’s expanding app indexing of content, search results are now smart enough to find apps that have the info you want even if they aren’t on your phone. (more…)
How has your battery life been on your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge? As you know, we considered each to have “average” battery life at best in our review. I don’t think we are alone in describing it as that either. And while a number of you are reporting better-than-average battery life, we are still holding out hope that Samsung can do something to improve the entire situation. Today, in an update, they are attempting to do just that. (more…)
Amazon is hosting another one of those deals on a big bundle of apps that will cost you nothing. Today’s haul totals $105 and includes a handful of good apps like Wolfram|Alpha, the original Plants vs. Zombies, Runtastic Pro, and Osmos HD. It may not be the most extensive list of must-haves, but I would imagine you could find something there that is worth installing.
In order to grab these apps, you will need the Amazon app installed. You can grab it from here.
All of those rumors of Cyanogen and Microsoft doing something together are now all somewhat correct. This morning, the two companies announced a “strategic” partnership that will integrate Microsoft’s services across the Cyanogen Operating System. In other words, when you buy a phone running Cyanogen OS, it will have Microsoft apps
pre-installed “contextually” presented to you. (more…)
Any.do, the to-do list app I seem to fall in love with every time it gets a big update, but soon forget about because I’m clearly completely unorganized, got a big update today to version 3.0. The update, which is here only six or so months after the last big jump to version 2.0, brings some heat to the to-do list game. (more…)
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You can now go to Google.com in a web browser and type “Find my phone” to see the exact location of your potentially-lost device. How cool is that?
Google will now locate your phone through Google Search, just like it does in the Android Device Manager app. All you need is the latest version of the Google (Search) app installed and this should work. It may ask that you sign-in to your Google account before it completes the task, but seriously, that’s it, at least according to a G+ post today from the search giant. (more…)