Friday, November 8, 2013

158 Money In Your Pocket


StreetView by air and sea, faster keyboard typing, rewards in Google Play and a galaxy far far away, and more!


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Headlines
  • Google Street View adds navigating a naval submarine (specifically the HMS Ocelot - a 50-year-old Oberon-class British submarine) and Gatwick Airport (UK airport)
  • Google Helpouts launches to help answer questions using video tutoring
  • Android 4.4 basic photo editor saves a new file rather than to the existing photo to preserve the original
  • Google Hotel search becomes more mobile friendly - http://www.google.com/hotels
  • CyanogenMod 11 work has begun for Android 4.4
  • Google+ gets restricted communities for businesses
  • Google to show picture next to phone #’s starting in 2013
  • YouTube updated to add Google+ comments to videos (like Blogger)
  • ART is new KitKat feature to speed up app launch and device performance
  • Google Voice can receive MMS from T-Mobile numbers (still no outgoing MMS though)
Apps
  • Tumblr updated to support animated GIFs, more photos, and landscape views
  • Google Now for iOS gets Reminders, Notifications, voice controls and more cards (i.e. events, flight info, public transit, etc.) - iPhone 4S and later can also use ‘OK Google’ to search
  • Swype updated to v1.6 to allow customizing keyboard size for bigger screens
  • Swiftkey v4.3 released for free with 3 more sizes to fit better to other screen sizes
  • Google Drive for iOS updated to support multiple accounts and compatibility for CloudPrint and AirPrint
  • “New” WatchESPN released to allow watching clips without subscription service
Devices
  • HTC One SV gets Android 4.2 and Sense 5 update
  • Kyocera Hydra  XTRM to release on MetroPCS - Android 4.1, 1.2 ghz dual-core processor, 5mp rear camera, 1.3mp front camera, 4” screen, 2000 mAh battery, waterproof for up to 30 minutes - $169+tax
App Review - Google Opinion Rewards
Game Review - Tiny Death Star
  • Star Wars themed Tiny Tower game
  • Make money and run your own Death Star
  • Start off with tutorials from Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader
  • Emperor initially helps keep track of new missions - i.e. building levels to make money
  • The Android Realm Game Review
  • Google Play - $Free