May 23 2013 10:45 PM | BearDroid in General News
A while back, we found out (to no one’s surprise) that Verizon was locking down the bootloader on the Samsung Galaxy S4, but we were surprised when we found out AT&T was also doing this. Thankfully, the development community has pulled through and found a way to work around this. Dan Rosenberg (djrbliss) had unlocked the bootloaders on the AT&T and Verizon variants already, but just Thursday he published an explanation of how the unlock works and a Git repository to aid developers.
May 23 2013 10:20 PM | androiduser2008 in General News
The new features for Gmail just keep coming. In this month alone the Gmail team has announced the ability to send money to users via email, merge your storage with that of Google+ and create calendar events from email information. Some companies would hold off and bring these features under one "revolutionary update" for maximum news coverage. Not Google, though - it releases them when they are ready and make a simple announcement through their respective product blogs, including Thursday's announcement of revamped search functionality in Gmail.
May 23 2013 09:55 PM | androiduser2008 in General News
We have seen floating notifications before from many different services and programs. Back in January 2011, Google announced desktop notifications for email and chat messages. We still use this notification system today, but now Google is taking it a step further. The Google Chrome team took to its blog Thursday to announce it is bringing "richer notifications" to Google Chrome and the feature is already available through the beta channel.
May 22 2013 11:40 PM | mikelewis in General News
The AT&T blog has been buzzing over the past several days with notes of expanded and new LTE-enabled markets. The carrier is making haste in its efforts to shrink Verizon's significant lead in LTE service in the United States. Wednesday brought news of six new markets and details on one expanded market.
May 21 2013 07:25 PM | Kidromulous in General News
You may have heard of app developer OneLouder and may be familiar with some of the popular apps it has released, including Tweetcaster, Friendcaster, 1Weather, and Reddit client Baconreader. You might find it troubling, though, that on Monday Sprint announced its buyout of OneLouder's parent company Handmark. If you are indeed concerned about what this means for the future of your favorite apps, Sprint attempted to calm your fears by promising not to discontinue them.
May 21 2013 05:50 PM | mikelewis in General News
Yahoo has been making some headlines recently. With its purchase of Tumblr this week, Yahoo stands to start building a social presence to tie into several mature existing platforms from news to stocks. Monday morning, Yahoo announced a long awaited revamp of its Flickr site and version 2.0 for Android updated to match these changes.
May 16 2013 04:05 PM | androiduser2008 in General News
Yesterday was a day full of overhauls and updates that were announced during the keynote address at Google I/O. We have seen a future update to Google Maps, a new subscription service and a new look for Google Music, the new Google Hangouts Messaging service, Google Wallet integration with Gmail, and an update to Google Search, which includes some new cards for Google Now.