Pushbullet Update Brings Notification Quick Action Interaction to the Desktop

Thanks to another great update to Pushbullet, you now have even more power over notifications that arrive from your device to your desktop. The Pushbullet team has added in support for the Quick Actions you see in certain notifications, like an “Archive” or “Delete” button in a notification for an email. Rather than simply dismissing a notification, you can instead take control over them without ever having to pick-up your phone or tablet.  (more…)

Interesting Apps: A Better Camera

Sometimes when you’re taking photos or videos, the stock camera app just doesn’t cut it. Perhaps you require a histogram. Maybe you could use faster burst shot. Populating Google Play is a myriad of third-party apps to fill whatever the need, but some are well-executed enough to warrant special mention. The aptly named A Better Camera is one of those. (more…)

HBO Go Arrives on the Fire TV

Amazon announced this afternoon that HBO Go is now available through Fire TV. Along with HBO’s entire catalog of shows, Amazon and HBO have also included voice search throughout the app, so a simple press of the Fire TV’s voice button will allow you to find Game of Thrones or The Wire without typing a thing. Of course, HBO Go requires an HBO subscription through “participating affiliates.”  (more…)

SwiftKey Kicks Off Branded Themes with Disney’s Frozen

Admit it: ever since the notes of Idina Menzel’s “Let It Go” caressed your eardrums, you’ve been yearning for a virtual keyboard branded with designs inspired by Disney’s Frozen. Right? Well, you’re in luck, because that’s what SwiftKey unveiled this morning.

Six skins separately featuring popular characters from the film – Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf, if those names mean anything to you – are now available for purchase. They retail individually for $1.99, or in a pack for $4.99. (more…)

My Tracks Gains Google Fit Integration

Before last Friday, Google’s My Tracks inhabited a shrinking subset of fitness apps which merely record, not offer insight into,  your workout routine. It could use GPS to track runs and walks over a set period of time and upload the results to Google Drive, but that was just about it. With the addition of Google Fit integration, though, My Tracks has become a little more useful, albeit still barebones. (more…)

Google Fit Update Brings Support for Manual Entry of 100 New Activities

An update has been pushed to Google Fit this afternoon, one which brings manual entry support for 100 new activities, as well as an experimental feature for users of Android Wear.

The experimental feature, which was more than likely highly requested by users, allows your Fit to continuously track your activity, even when it is unpaired from a smartphone. For example, if you go on a run through the woods and leave your phone in the car, your watch should still track the data properly, then sync that info once your devices are reconnected.  (more…)