Evernote released version 6 of their popular note taking app for Android this week, introducing a material design inspired facelift.
Many of you many have noticed a relative lack of coverage relating to the launch of two flagship phones at IFA yesterday.
Let me explain. Most of the information coming out regarding these phones is from the event itself. This makes it very hard to provide anything more than a regurgitated press release, that no one really wants to read.
For this reason later this week and early next, I will be doing follow up coverage, primarily examining the features and the changes made to the devices.
Big phone launches like these are hard to cover hundreds of miles from the event, so rather than provide meaningless specs I will give incites and maybe with some luck actually get some of these things in to review.
The Tab S8 announced today is Lenovos first bid for an Intel Atom powered Android tablet.
The Tab S8 will start a $199, feature an 8inch, 1920×1200 display, an Intel Atom Z3745, 2GBs of RAM, and 16GBs of internal storage.
According to Lenovo the Atom features a burst mode that helps scale the processor up for improved performance during heavy tasks and down while idling to improve performance. Continue reading
Paranoid Android, a popular custom ROM based on Android, introduced a colorful new feature today. Dynamic system bars adjusts the color of the status bar and the navigation bar to match the app.
Included in the update is a new way to dismiss cover notifications. Users can now dismiss notifications by swiping up on Cover. Continue reading
The Google Chrome Beta for Mac received an update this week making the popular browser 64bit by default.
Those running version 38 on the beta channel can expect improved performance and security.
Google released the first stable 64 bit version of Chrome for Windows on Tuesday. Continue reading
Owning a tablet on T-Mobile just got a little more entertaining. Starting Sept. 3, customers who add a tablet will receive double the data offered by their voice plan.
For example, a customer on the $60 Simple Choice plan has 3GB of high-speed data for use on their smartphone. Adding a tablet costs an additional $10 and provides 3GB of high-speed data for use on that device. Continue reading
In an update released to the notification sync app Pushbullet, users can now reply to SMS messages right from their desktop.
The quick-reply feature works now works with any text messaging app, including Google’s own Hangouts messaging app. Previously this function was limited to EvolveSMS, a popular SMS client for Android.
Interestingly it isn’t possible to follow the conversation as the message window disappears immediately after sending the reply.
T-Mobile added six services, including, Grooveshark, Rdio and Songza, to their Music Freedom program which allows users to stream music without worrying their data plans.
Music Freedom is part of T-Mobile’s Simple Choice plans that range in price from $50 a month for 1GB of highspeed data to $80 a month for unlimited data and 5GBs of tethering.
Music Freedom was introduced by T-Mobile as part of their Un-Carrier 6.0 announcement. Music from select streaming services won’t count against the customer’s data allowance. Continue reading
Starting Sept. 3, T-Mobile customers on the company’s Simple Starter plan can quadruple their data for $5 more a month.
T-Mobile’s Simple Starter offers unlimited talk and text, plus 500MBs of data for $40 a month.
To compete with Sprint and Verizon’s new pricing, T-Mobile will now offer four times the data capacity, for $5 more a month. Thats 2GBs of data for $45 a month. Continue reading
Oppo, one of the largest Chinese phone manufactures announced their latest smartphone today, the Neo 5, an affordable LTE toting handset.
The Neo 5 is far from high-end, featuring a 4.5inch 854×480 display, a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM and a quaint 4GBs of internal storage.
While 4GBs of onboard storage will be tight, the handset does feature support for SD cards up to 32GBs in capacity. Continue reading