Yep, Motorola Connect is Being Retired This Month (Chrome Extension)

In early October, Motorola announced that it would be shutting down a handful of its popular software applications, including Migrate and Assist. Those two are being phased out because Android 6.0 Marshmallow included similar features and so Motorola figured you would rather they save you space on your phone instead of doubling up on features already present. Those aren’t the only features going away, though. Motorola Connect, a Chrome extension that allowed users to send/receive texts, see who was calling them, and keep up on battery life and connection, is also being retired.  (more…)

OneNote Updated, Brings “Badge” Floating Icon for Quick Notes

Microsoft’s OneNote application is receiving an update on Google Play, bringing with it a new “Badge” feature that allows users to take notes regardless of what is taking place on their smartphone or tablet. Think of Badge as you would a Facebook Chat Head. The floating Badge can go on top of any app you are using, such as web browsing or your gallery, allowing you to take notes anytime you need it.  (more…)

Google Play Books Receive Update to Better Handle Comic Books

In an update to Play Books from Google, enjoyers of comic books will find a new way to enjoy their reading on mobile devices. Thanks to the update, when you are viewing comic books through the Play Books app, you can turn your device to the side, allowing you to view comics and read them with vertical scrolls. It should bring an easier way to digest each cell individually, instead of cramped on a single page.  (more…)

Android Wear Gets a New Google Now Collection Card, Cleaner Traffic and Navigation Cards

It’s tough to tell where this originated from, but thanks to an update to either the Android Wear or Google apps, some of us are seeing a new Google Now card on watches, along with cleaner traffic cards. I say that it could be from either, because both received updates within the past day, though one could be the recently launched beta of the Google app and may not be available to all.  (more…)

YouTube Music Now Available for Android, Try it Free for 14 Days

YouTube Music is now available on Android and iOS (US only), bringing together a one-stop shop for all things music videos. Upon opening the app, you are shown suggestions, and after a single click on whatever you like, a station is created to cater music that you will hopefully enjoy. YouTube Music brings together the entire catalog of tunes found on the service, which is millions.

The app features an Audio-only mode, plus an Offline Mixtape mode that pre-downloads songs you will like for playback even when you are not connected to data. On the Home tab, you will find recommended tracks, plus added suggestions based on your already existing viewing habits. Other tabs include Popular or “Fire,” and a “Like” tab for tracks you have previously liked for easy rediscovery.  (more…)

Facebook Intros Notify App, Currently Available Only for iOS

There is a new app available from Facebook this morning, titled Notify, but Android users should not hurry over to Google Play just yet. Notify brings you notifications from a multitude of sources such as Bleacher Report, FOX Sports, CNN, Fandango, Vogue, and The Weather Channel, allowing you to get all of your information from a single source, not a variety of apps.  (more…)