Google’s AppCompat v21 brings Material Design to pre-Lollipop devices

This is great news for developers. Google has updated the popular AppCompat library to version 21, and introduced a new Toolbar widget that will allow for a more Material Design look and feel in apps built for devices running older firmware. This update is exactly what we’re all seeing in recent updates for Google Apps like the Play Store or Play Newsstand, and is how we can have the new design language on the majority of Androids, even if they aren’t running Lollipop.



Source : Android Central – Android Forums – News – Reviews – Help and Android Wallpapers http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/androidcentral/~3/0L9e0kxKDAk/story01.htm

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in English

A few quick thoughts on Google Inbox

Can Google’s new Inbox change the way we fail at email? Quite possibly, but it’s early yet.

Google today announced Inbox, a sort of Gmail with training wheels. That is, it tries to make your email experience easier by automatically grouping emails together into categories. It’s not unlike what Gmail already does with its tabbed inbox — primary, social, promotions, updates and forums sections — but Inbox makes it look good, far less clinical than Gmail proper.

Inbox is invite-only for now. (No, we don’t have any to give out yet. But thank you for asking.) And while it’s available on Android and iOS, it’s currently only available in web form on the Chrome browser. (Which really means it’s not yet available in web form, but we digress.)

This is the sort of thing that takes a little time — and email — to really get a sense of, but I’ve got a few random thoughts.



Source : Android Central – Android Forums – News – Reviews – Help and Android Wallpapers http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/androidcentral/~3/vh0GaNknlVs/story01.htm

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in English

AT&T boasts strong growth but misses earnings estimate

AT&T has just shared their earnings report for the third quarter. The company was able to gain two million new customers, but missed their earnings estimate. Shares of AT&T are down in after-hours trading following the earnings report.



Source : Android Central – Android Forums – News – Reviews – Help and Android Wallpapers http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/androidcentral/~3/bCUoIVQKQc4/story01.htm

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in English

Google Now rolls out Police Alert cards

Google Now is getting more and more useful by the day. The latest addition to the assistant in your pocket is the inclusion of police alerts. Tipsters and users over at reddit have recently reported seeing police alert cards pop up on their devices, allowing them to see criminal activity in their area.



Source : Android Central – Android Forums – News – Reviews – Help and Android Wallpapers http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/androidcentral/~3/7v6DYRye5kQ/story01.htm

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in English

Google to give Project Ara its own marketplace to sell modular phone components

Google will create a store, complete with reviews and recommendations, to sell various modules and components for its modular phone project known as Project Ara. In an interview at Purdue University, Google’s Paul Eremenko said that Google would be following the software model of the Play Store in creating a hardware store to sell modules for the Project Ara phone.



Source : Android Central – Android Forums – News – Reviews – Help and Android Wallpapers http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/androidcentral/~3/Ir46dI7aC9M/story01.htm

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in English

Apple Pay is double-charging some users, but refunds are incoming

Apple Pay is double-charging some users, but refunds are incoming

Fancy paying the correct amount for good and services? Apple Pay might not be for you, then.

The new point-of-sale payment method equipped on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is supposed to make paying easier, but some users, including a reporter at CNN, are reporting that they’ve been charged twice for the same transactions.

The site’s reporter experienced the bug himself when he was double-charged for every transaction he completed with Apple Pay on a single day.

Bank of America is to blame, according to Cult of Mac, and they’ve issued a statement promising refunds to all affected parties.

Telephone game

It’s worth noting, though, that the bank referred CNN’s reporter to Apple, saying it wasn’t a problem on their end.

And guess what Apple said?

Apple’s policy of not keeping any transaction records may be in the best interest of consumers, but it also makes it impossible for the company to rectify situations like this.

It’s a good thing BoA has taken responsibility, but one has to wonder where the trouble really lies.



Source : TechRadar: Phone and communications news http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/techradar/phone-and-communications-news/~3/6sUDSEQLDGQ/story01.htm

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in English

Earnings roundup: Citrix, CA Tech mixed; Marketo, ServiceNow, Polycom beat estimates

It’s tech week on Wall Street, and there are a lot of frightful mixed bags out there at the end of October.

Source : Latest Blog for ZDNet http://www.zdnet.com/earnings-roundup-citrix-ca-tech-mixed-marketo-servicenow-polycom-beat-estimates-7000034882/#ftag=RSSf468ffe

Tagged with: ,
Posted in English

AT&T Q3: Miss on earnings, revenue; reports 2 million net cellular adds

It wasn’t all singing and dancing at AT&T on Wednesday, after the company reported less-than-expected earnings for its fiscal third-quarter.

Source : Latest Blog for ZDNet http://www.zdnet.com/at-and-t-q3-miss-on-earnings-revenue-reports-2-million-net-cellular-adds-7000034977/#ftag=RSSf468ffe

Tagged with:
Posted in English

Yahoo Mail wants to be your personal assistant, update brings travel & event notifications

Yahoo has updated its Mail application to now bring reminders for events and flight information. With a Google Now-like card layout, the Yahoo Mail app update now displays flight information along with top restaurant recommendations from Yelp once you land at your destination. Additionally, similar cards for events will give you at-a-glance information for Evite, Eventbrite, and Ticketmaster events.



Source : Android Central – Android Forums – News – Reviews – Help and Android Wallpapers http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/androidcentral/~3/lMNIgvo4Bgk/story01.htm

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in English

Weekly Photo Contest: Fast

This one’s pretty self-explanatory — we’re looking for the best picture you can take this week that represents the word “fast.” There are a thousand different ways you can go with this one, so we’re hoping to see some creative shots that set you apart from the crowd. We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

We’re going to be picking out two winners this week, each of whom will get a Samsung 6000mAh Portable Battery Pack!

Entering is easy. Just drop your entry in a forums post at the link below. Tell us what Android you used to get the picture, and any back story you want to add to it. We’ll pick a winner Tuesday (October 28) night at 11:59 PM ET, and announce them on the blog with next Wednesday’s contest.

Enter this week’s photo contest


Source : Android Central – Android Forums – News – Reviews – Help and Android Wallpapers http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/androidcentral/~3/CiJUG8XTJzI/story01.htm

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in English

Lingua

>