Friday, June 7, 2013

137 Activities and Multimedia

  • Google to currently deny facial recognition apps for Google Glass
  • Google Analytics adds dashboard sharing
  • Jellybean on 33% of Android devices
  • Google to release html5 based development platform with ad networks for improved site building
  • CyanogenMod 10.1 RC5 released
  • NFL Fantasy Football app updated with better stats viewing and improved UI
  • Vine released for Android
  • Gmail 4.5 for Android rolling out - brings tabbed labels and swype menu - progressive rollout
  • Redbox Instant available for Google TV 2nd gen and higher
  • Sky+ updated with improved search and more on demand content
  • Android 4.0+ Stock Keyboard released - Play Store Link - Requires Android 4.0+
  • Falcon Pro (Twitter client) updated with dark theme and flatter HoloUI-like interface
  • Facebook Home updated with newer favorite apps tray and dock for main screen
  • Minecraft Pocket Edition 0.7.1 fixes furnace, food eating, and armor screen issues
  • Samsung 8” (1.5ghz dual core processor, 1.5gb RAM, 5mp rear camera, 1.3mp front camera, 16/32 gb storage) and 10.1” (1.6ghz dual core processor, 1gb RAM, 16/32gb storage, 3mp rear camera, 1.3mp front camera) Galaxy Tab 3 to release in June - run on Intel chipsets
  • Google Glass updated to take HDR pictures and leave comments in pictures by voice
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Active - 1.9ghz quad core processor, 5” screen, Android 4.2.2, 8mp rear camera, 2mp front camera, take underwater pictures, use phone with gloves on (initial release in U.S. and Sweden)
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 gets update to allow ‘Move to sdcard” and bug fixes
App Review - Gmail 4.5
  • New Action menu - folder/label switching
  • Quick action bar moved to top
  • E-mails sorted by Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates, Forums
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  • iOS
    • Plants vs. Zombies 2 released as iOS exclusive
    • Gmail updated with new web categories Inbox and improved notifications
    • iTunes 11.0.4 released - updated Mini Player with album art and progress bar, album artwork in song view, Multi-Disc albums show as one disc, bug fix for switch between wired and wireless connection
  • Windows Phone
    • Surface keyboard to be updated to allow classic Windows shortcuts on function keys
    • Official MSN App released for WIndows 8
    • Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote to ship with Windows 8 tablets with less than 10” screens
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