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Android TV's App Selection Will Expand Soon With HBO Go, Twitch, FX Now, VUDU, WWE, And More

Posted: 31 May 2015 02:46 PM PDT

imageEven with a major infusion of horsepower with devices like the NVIDIA SHIELD and Razer Forge TV, the biggest thing holding back the Android TV platform is a scarcity of apps compared to more mature alternatives like Roku. It looks like Google is quickly trying to close the gap: in addition to the announcement of HBO Now (currently exclusive to Apple hardware) at Google I/O, a handful of high-profile and formerly unavailable apps are also making their way to Android TV in the near future.

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Android TV's App Selection Will Expand Soon With HBO Go, Twitch, FX Now, VUDU, WWE, And More was written by the awesome team at Android Police.


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Google Photos 1.0 APK

Posted: 31 May 2015 10:11 AM PDT

The much awaited Google Photos app for Android phone and tablet is now available in Play Store. The main advantage of Google Photo is home for all your photos and videos. Not just storing but also sharing, locating and searching photos has been simplified to an amazing extent. Skip to the bottom of this article for a download link to the new Google Photos APK.

Google Photos

Google Photos has a great interface with some very smart auto organisation tools that organizes all photos and videos in one place. You can sort by people, day, month, year, place, etc. at the same time. Searching photos by what's in them is so good to save you lots of time and pinch to zoom out on the time line is fantastic.

Here's a quick look at the features of Google Photos:
• VISUAL SEARCH: Your photos are now searchable by the people, places and things that appear in your photos. Looking for that fish taco you ate in Hawaii? Just search "Hawaii" or "food" to find it even if it doesn't have a description. Note: Face grouping is not available in all countries.
• EDITING: Transform photos with the tap of a finger. Use simple, yet powerful, photo and video editing tools to apply filters, adjust colors, and more.
• AUTO BACKUP: Keep all your photos and videos safe and accessible from any device. Choose free, unlimited cloud storage available at high quality, or store up to 15GB original size for free (shared across your Google account).
• BRING PHOTOS TO LIFE: Automatically create montage movies, interactive stories, collages, animations, and more.
• SAVE SPACE ON YOUR DEVICE: Google Photos can help you clear safely backed up photos and videos from your device so you never have to worry about deleting a photo to make space.
• SHARING: Share hundreds of photos instantly with shareable links and use whichever apps you'd like to share.

Google Photos is available for free on the Play Store. You can download Google Photos APK version 1.0 from the source link below.

Requires Android: 4.0+
Download File: 23MB (Google Photos APK)

Google Photos APK

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"OK Google" From Any Screen On The Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Appears To Be Returning, Can Possibly Be Forced Back On

Posted: 31 May 2015 09:44 AM PDT

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A couple weeks back, we reported on a widespread problem with OK Google "From any screen" (AKA "OK Google Everywhere") on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Namely, it was gone. While the hotword still worked from the Google Now Launcher and other third party launchers with such functionality hacked in, most S6 and S6 Edge owners were unable to to use the "from any screen" functionality because the option simply disappeared.

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Glider – Soar the Skies. Experience awesome 3D flight simulator

Posted: 30 May 2015 07:23 PM PDT

Glider - Soar the Skies



This game features high quality graphics and requires a top tier device. Glider – Soar the Skies utilizes the upcoming Flight Unlimited 2K16 flight engine. Experience mobile flight simulation like never before. Glider features some of the most advanced graphics in mobile gaming. Soar over the hills of Switzerland and climb the ranks as you... View Article

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The Updated Google Now Launcher In Android M Has Horizontally Scrollable Folders

Posted: 30 May 2015 04:36 PM PDT

google-now-launcherThe folders in Google's stock Google Now Launcher are currently restricted to just 16 entries (four rows of four). That's going to change very soon. The version of GNL that ships with the Android M preview has folders that automatically paginate when you add more than 16 apps. How many pages can you have? I'm not sure as I have yet to hit the limit.

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The folders look the same as before when you've got a single page of apps, but as soon as you bump it over to the second page, the folder name shifts to the left and a page indicator appears in the lower right.

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Google's Cardboard App Updated To Version 1.5

Posted: 30 May 2015 02:51 PM PDT

Just as Google released its new Cardboard Design Lab app to the Play Store, it also updated the Cardboard app itself with various fixes and improvements. The update, which brings the Cardboard app to version 1.5, improves the QR code scanning experience, fixes a black screen bug, and tunes drift correction, among other things. Here's the full change log.

What's New
- Improve camera preview when scanning QR code
- Drift correction less aggressive and uses uncalibrated gyro when available
- Support trigger with a single screen touch on phones running Jelly Bean
- Fix black screen issues present on some phones
- Disable Windy Day on phones that don't support OpenGL ES3

The update should be available for everyone on the Play Store, but you can also grab it and stay up to date with Cardboard on APK Mirror.

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[APK Download] The Clock App From Android M Allows Users To Start Their Week On Saturday, Sunday, Or Monday

Posted: 30 May 2015 01:33 PM PDT

ic_launcher_alarmclockThe new APK for the clock app from the Android M Developer Preview doesn't look very different from the one you'll find in Lollipop - most of the functions (alarms, world clock, timer, and countdown) are in the same place and operated in the same way. But there's one tiny change that a small amount of users will be extremely happy to see. The Clock app can now "start" your week on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday.

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Escape Challenge 014

Posted: 30 May 2015 12:02 PM PDT

Escape Challenge 014



In Escape Challenge 014, dream up a situation that you got locked inside a hell in dream. Now you have to find the way out from the hell by using your skills in discovering the things necessary for cracking the puzzles. Surely you will do this with great attitude. This app has not been reviewed... View Article

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Icarus – Flappy game plus guns & enemies

Posted: 30 May 2015 10:58 AM PDT

Icarus - Flappy game plus guns & enemies



Flappy game + guns and enemies. Help Icarus to escape Crete and reach Athens. Collect coins to upgrade your equipment and power-ups. Complete your mission to earn more coins! This app has not been reviewed by AndroidTapp.com Icarus – Flappy game plus guns & enemies is a post from: AndroidTapp

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This Is What Multi Window Looks Like On Android M

Posted: 29 May 2015 11:04 PM PDT

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Of the many interesting features of the Android M Developer preview, one that wasn't talked about at all was Multi Window.

Apparently the feature is only available if you have rooted Android M and edited the build.prop file which is something Android looks at upon boot. Once the feature is enabled though, that's where the fun starts. Multi Window on Android M is different than it is on Samsung devices but at least it's going to be available in stock Android now.

Of course Multi Window needs more work and I'm hopeful that it would at least appear in Developer Options in the 2nd preview release coming in late June/early July and be available for everyone in the final build.

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Google ATAP’s Project Jacquard creating interactive textiles

Posted: 29 May 2015 06:55 PM PDT

Google ATAP is constantly announcing cool new projects for the future, and the latest is Project Jacquard. It's not just some new high tech device though, but instead a push for creating interactive textiles. The new Jacquard yarn looks and feels like normal yarn, but is made out of conductive threads.

This yarn can be woven into any fabric, both visibly and invisibly, and used as an interactive touch pad. You'll be able to control devices by touching a patch on your clothes, which is an awesome idea. Swiping your sleeve or pants pocket could activate your phone.

The only issue is the other stuff other than the yarn, like chips and batteries, that accompany the yarn. This has to be miniaturized to fit in clothes without being felt, which is currently not possible. That's where Project Jacquard comes in. Google has partnered with textile producers and designers to work on bringing this technology to the market.

We may not see it for a while, but it's exciting to think our clothes could be interactive sometime soon. Watch the video below for more information and tell us what you think!


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[Bonus Round] Hotline Miami, War Thunder, Portal Pinball, Sproggiwood, Always Sometimes Monsters, Nubs' Adventure, And IO

Posted: 29 May 2015 05:36 PM PDT

nexusae0_bonusicon_thumbWelcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our bi-weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got several PC and console pilgrims including Hotline Miami, War Thunder, and Always Sometimes Monsters, a new Portal-inspired Zen Pinball table, a mashup of tactic, RPG, and city-building, and standard platformers and puzzlers.

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Google ATAP shows off Project Vault, a microSD card that gives you a security boost

Posted: 29 May 2015 05:28 PM PDT

Today was Google ATAP's day to shine at Google I/O, and it took the opportunity to announce a new security-focused product.

Project Vault is the latest effort from Google ATAP, and it's basically a little secure computer on a microSD card. Yep, that regular ol' microSD card holds an ARM processor, NFC, an antenna, and 4GB of storage set aside for secure content. The card is running some custom software called the Real Time Operating System. And what makes the Project Vault card even more interesting is that it can be inserted into any phone, tablet, or computer, and those devices will just see it as a regular microSD card.

So what kind of applications does Project Vault have? Google demoed at couple to the I/O crowd. The first was an encrypted chat that can be used between two Project Vault users. The chats are secured and sent using Vault's encrypted channel, so the phone or whatever you've got your SD card in never has a chance to view the data being sent.

The second demo shows how Project Vault can be used to eliminate passwords from your life but keep your logins and data secure. Project Vault can learn your usage and habits, like your typing patterns, and determine when you're using the phone and when you're not. If Project Vault knows that it's you using the device, it can automatically log you into services. But if it detects patterns that aren't your own, it can know that it's not you using the phone. Google says that this method of security is 10 times more secure than a regular password.

Project Vault is still in early days, and so it's not clear when it might be ready for consumer use. Anyone interested in tinkering with the development kit for Project Vault can do so right now by checking out github.

So far, Project Vault looks pretty awesome. While there are already all kinds of methods of keeping your logins and data secure, ranging from writing down stuff on a stick note to password management software, Project Vault seems a bit more advanced. Not only can it easily be used in all kinds of different devices, but it saves you the trouble of having to enter logins or remember a master password, and it can easily keep others from accessing your logins with little effort from you.

What's your preferred method of managing passwords?


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Google and Qualcomm collaborating on new Project Tango smartphone with Snapdragon 810 processor

Posted: 29 May 2015 04:59 PM PDT

The string of big Google I/O announcements carried into the second day of the conference with a tease of the next Project Tango smartphone.

Qualcomm says that it's building the next Project Tango smartphone and that the reference device will be powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor and an Adreno 430 GPU. The device will also have the array of sensors and cameras that are typically found on Project Tango hardware, like a depth camera, motion tracking camera, RGB camera, gyroscope, and accelerometer.

If you'll remember all the way back to February 2014, Google actually announced a smartphone with the debut of Project Tango. However, that phone never really seemed to make its way to many developers hands. And in the process of making another smartphone, especially one that's powered by a Snapdragon processor, Google is helping to expand Project Tango's availability even further and getting the platform to play nicely with Qualcomm's silicon.

There aren't many details available about Qualcomm's Project Tango smartphone, but a registration page for the device says that its development platform is coming this summer, so it may not be much longer before more details on the device are revealed. If you just can't wait until then to Tango with Google, the company will sell you a Project Tango tablet for $512.


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