Well that exclusive was short lived. About 2 weeks ago, Nokia’s HERE maps made its debut on Android, but only for Samsung devices through the Samsung Apps Store. I’m not sure I ever understood the exclusive, but I definitely don’t understand the fact that it only lasted 2 weeks.
Nokia has made the HERE Beta app available to the rest of Android. Unfortunately it’s not in the Play Store. You will have to hit the source link below to grab the APK and manually install it yourself.
Being a Beta, you’re sure to run into a bug or two. For example, it was found that some cache cleaner apps will delete the navigation voices. Nokia has promised a fix, but they are still a couple of weeks away from accomplishing it.
If HERE maps is something you would like to try, then hit the source link below to get started.
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Sometimes there can be too many devices in front of you. You are working on your computer and then have to check your phone for a notification. It is just way too messy and, more importantly, distracting. With PPLNOTIFY, it all goes to one place. The app, from PPLCONNECT, sends Android notifications to the user’s browser without the need for a desktop extension or plug-in.
With the PPLNOTIFY app installed on an Android device, you just need to login to the app’s website on a browser. Then, in real-time, notifications will be forwarded to you. A pop-up window appears with anything from SMS to incoming calls and battery updates. PPLNOTIFY works with both computer and tablet browsers.
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Need a little help getting through your next big math exam? MicroBlink has an app that could help you study more effectively — perhaps too effectively. Its newly unveiled PhotoMath for iOS and Windows Phone (Android is due in early 2015) uses your smartphone’s camera to scan math equations and not only solve them, but show the steps involved. Officially, it’s meant to save you time flipping through a textbook to check answers when you’re doing homework or cramming for a test. However, there’s a concern that this could trivialize learning — just because it shows you how to solve a problem doesn’t mean that the knowledge will actually sink in. And if teachers don’t confiscate smartphones at the door, unscrupulous students could cheat when no one is looking. The chances of that happening aren’t very high at this stage, but apps like this suggest that schools might have to be vigilant in the future.
You know how there were hints that Google Play Music was about to get a Material Design makeover? As it turns out, that’s just a small piece of what’s in store. Google has updated its Play Music Android, iOS and web apps with a new Listen Now page that focuses on context-aware music stations from the company’s recent acquisition, Songza. Provided you’re an All Access subscriber, you’ll get to stream curated playlists that fit the time of day and your likely activities — you may get relaxing playlists to take the edge off your commute home, or uptempo tracks for morning exercise. The page also improves discovery with cards that suggest both new releases and stations based on what you like. Google’s redesign should be available today in all 45 Play Music countries, so have at it if you’re an avid listener.
We recently saw the Google Play Movies and TV app get the material design love and provided a download for those early adopters, and now you can download the Android 5.0 messenger too.
The APK for Android 5.0 Messenger works on Android 4.4.4 and requires no root, so simply download the APK from here, install it, and there you go.
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Google has been churning out material designed apps pretty regularly since earlier this year. One app that has been left out of the mix has been Gmail, but now we are getting a glimpse of the new Gmail 5.0 to be delivered with Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Gmail 5.0 promises all the Gmail goodness you’ve fallen in love with over the year, plus loads of great new features. One of those features is the ability to handle multiple email accounts. This means you can access your Yahoo, Hotmail, Outlook, and Exchange email directly from the Gmail 5.0 app. And furthermore Susan, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to learn that all four of them are easily accessed from within the new app.
Check out the onboarding video below for a teaser.
Yesterday, we got our first taste of Google 5.0 for Android, featuring the expected Material Design visual makeover and most surprisingly, the knowledge that Google intends to make the new Gmail capable as serving as the inbox for Yahoo and Outlook emails too. As it turns out, it’s much more than even that. According today’s information courtesy of Android Police, the new Gmail won’t stop at just allowing you to manage Yahoo and Outlook accounts, but also Exchange accounts and essentially absorbs all functions of the stock Email app.
This doesn’t come particularly as a surprise given that Google has made a habit of combining apps with common purposes, a la Hangouts. This latest change puts Gmail in a realm with all the other email curating apps, though we’ll have to wait for the official app to drop before we can see exactly how good this turns out to be.
What do you think about Google combining the stock Email app functions into the new Gmail 5.0 app? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Source: Android Police
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Lucky Lucy, Android’s latest Halloween-inspired black cat is due to be sold on the DeadZebra starting October 21st. Lucy is reminiscent of TrickerTreat, the pumpkin-designed figurine from 2013. The black cat has a double-sided head, featuring a snarl or a smile, depending on which way it’s facing. Lucky Lucy goes on sale tomorrow morning at 11:00 am. Dead Zebra has a limit of one per household.
Source: Dead Zebra
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We’re drawing ever closer to the launch of the Sony SmartWatch 3, which is Sony’s first foray into the Android Wear space. Head to the Google Play Store now and you’ll find the device and all its specs, images, and details. What’s more, you’ll also see the watch listed as “coming soon”. Pricing is shown… Read more »
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If you’re hankering for a taste of Android L but don’t have a Nexus device to install the SDK on, you could always check out its new keyboard, which is now available for almost any Android-powered device running Ice Cream Sandwich or later.
A third-party developer has extracted the keyboard APK from an official Android L developer preview build and made it available to download from a secure file sharing website. It’s free, has no ads, and does not require root access.
Hit the break for the download link and instructions on how to install the file on your smartphone/tablet.
Installing the keyboard is easy. Simply navigate to this page, tap the download button and click install when you’re prompted to do so. You may have to allow installations from third-party sources if you haven’t already. To do this head into settings, then security and check the box entitled ‘Unknown sources’ and you’re good to go.
If you happen to run into any issues along the way do be sure to drop a comment in the section below, and we’ll do our very best to get you back on track.
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