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2
Apr

No Joke: Square Enix releases first Tomb Raider to the Play Store for $0.99


Nintendo long said they would not be bringing classic games to the mobile world. They have partnered up with DeNA to bring “original’ titles in the future. While that is still good, it is not exactly what we would all like to see. Square Enix on the other hand has been bringing remastered classics, like […]

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1
Apr

Todoist redesigns its iOS app to save you time, increase productivity


There are plenty of to-do list options out there, ready to equip your phone with software to help you meet deadlines. Todoist is one of those, and the iOS version of the app just got a massive redesign. First, instead of typing in an item, and then having to tap a few more menus to assign a due date or tack onto a project, composing all of that info in the text box will automatically complete the necessary tags. The app inputs the date and makes sure that the item appears in the correct project. Not only is it handy, but it’ll surely save you some time. There’s also a button at the bottom right of each project screen for quickly adding new tasks. Need that reminder in a specific spot? Pull two existing items apart and you’ll be able to add it right where you need it.

New features also include the ability to assign start and end dates to tasks, collapse list views, edit multiple items at once and add color themes if you prefer a bit more visual organization. The folks at Todoist spent a few months carefully studying how users employ the app to determine how to improve it, and today’s update is the result of that research. While the new version is only available on iOS right now, web, Mac and Windows updates are on the way. A new Android version is in the works, too — and yes, it’ll come draped in Material Design.

Filed under: Internet, Software, Mobile

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Source: Todoist

1
Apr

Fire TV Sticks and Fire TVs getting update with public Wi-Fi access and more


Last week I alerted all you Fire TV stick and Fire TV owners that an update was on the horizon for both devices that would add in a number of very useful features. One of the biggest is probably public Wi-Fi compatibility. Simply put, if you are on a Wi-Fi network that needs a web-browser […]

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1
Apr

Google shows how it fights apps that insert unwanted web ads


An example of ad injector malware in Chrome

It’s bad enough when apps add unwanted toolbars and buttons in your browser, but it’s especially irksome when they inject ads. It’s no fun to have a technical support scam interrupt your web reading, after all. Google clearly hates this rogue software as much as you do, though, as it just outlined what it’s doing to fight ad injectors. In Chrome, the company’s tougher extension rules and malware blockers theoretically prevent code from inserting ads without your say-so. Google is also refining its techniques for catching bad extensions, and its AdWords policies prevent advertisers from offering shady downloads.

Of course, these aren’t bulletproof techniques. There are other ways of imposing ads (such as malware), and these approaches won’t help you if you’re either running a non-Chrome browser or install software from outfits that don’t use Google’s ad system. No matter what, it’s apparent that something needs to be done. Google has teased a report on ad injectors in releasing in May, and it notes that over 5 percent of visitors to its sites have these scummy programs installed — knowing Google’s size, that’s a lot of victims.

Filed under: Internet, Software, Google

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Source: Google Online Security Blog

31
Mar

AT&T’s HTC One M7 getting Android 5.0 Lollipop updates sometime today


Those of you that held onto your HTC One M7 on AT&T are in for a treat. Mo Versi has announced via his Twitter account that the devices will be seeing Android 5.0 Lollipop starting today. Like other devices, HTC One M7 owners can expect the Material Design visual changes, lock screen notifications, Project Volta […]

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31
Mar

WhatsApp flips the switch to let everyone use voice calling on Android


WhatsApp gave select users the ability to place voice calls with the app and today they are making it available for everyone. There are a few things you will need to keep in mind though. The voice call feature is only supported on WhatsApp version 2.12.5. Assuming you have that version of the app, then […]

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31
Mar

Sony teases Android Lollipop for the Sony Xperia Z


With every release of Android software, phone owners of devices two years and older get a little nervous because of the possibility that their manufacturer of choice is going to ignore their device in the next round of updates. Not so for Sony, who has started teasing Android Lollipop for the Sony Xperia Z even after only rolling out the […]

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31
Mar

Try Microsoft’s new browser in Windows 10’s latest test release


Microsoft Project Spartan

If you’ve been wondering when Microsoft would finally roll its brand new Project Spartan web browser into a version of Windows 10 you can try, wonder no longer. The Redmond crew has released a preview build of the operating system (10049) that includes Spartan, so you can check out Cortana voice commands, annotation features and speedier rendering for yourself. The software is still rough around the edges and won’t have every feature due when Windows 10 ships this summer, but you can give it a shot today if you simply can’t wait to kick Internet Explorer to the curb.

Filed under: Internet, Software, Microsoft

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Source: Blogging Windows (1), (2)

31
Mar

The winners of the 11th Annual Engadget Awards: Editors’ Choice


We trotted out some truly precious puppies to announce the winners of this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards, but now it’s time to get down to business. As we do every year, we tasked our editor’s with the monumental feat of sifting through the previous year’s biggest innovations to select the absolute best in show. While there’s some crossover with our Readers’ Choice winners (sorry Fire phone), there were a few notable exceptions. But you’ll have to check out the gallery below to find out what made the cut.

Filed under: Cellphones, Gaming, Home Entertainment, Household, Laptops, Tablets, Transportation, Wearables, Software, HD, Mobile, Apple, Sony, Microsoft, Google

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30
Mar

The (damn cute) winners of 11th Annual Engadget Awards: People’s Choice


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The 11th Annual Engadget AwardsThe votes for the 11th Annual Engadget People’s Choice Awards have been tallied and the winners are in. As is always the case, there were some very polarizing products on the ballot and many of the honorees won by a very small margin. But the real winners this year were the cute and adoptable puppies at the San Francisco Animal Care and Control (SFACC) shelter. The only thing we love here at Engadget more than true innovation is man’s best friend, so we teamed up with the SFACC for a special awards ceremony. Early last week, a set of the most eligible animals in San Francisco accepted “trophies” on behalf of the companies that created your favorite gadgets and software of 2014. To find out who took top honors check out the video above, and to take home one of our special guests, please visit the SFACC for more information.
And check back this afternoon to find out what won this year’s Editors’ Choice awards.

Filed under: Cellphones, Gaming, Home Entertainment, Household, Laptops, Tablets, Transportation, Wearables, Software, Samsung, Sony, Microsoft, Google

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