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Driving Accessory Automatic Updates Its Android App To v1.0, Adds Android-Exclusive Do Not Disturb Mode

Automatic is a simple $100 diagnostic sensor that plugs into the data ports on almost all modern cars. What makes it different than the other OBD sensors you can get is the way it interacts with the Automatic app, which came to Android not long ago. However, today marks the v1.0 update for that app. You could say it's "done" now.

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Sprint Announces Open Enrollment For Prepaid And Postpaid Device Protection Plans All This Month

Open enrollment is apparently not just for health insurance anymore. Sprint has decided to offer all current customers the option of enrolling in Total Equipment Protection (TEP) during the month of June. Yes, even if you bought your phone many moons ago.

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Google Partners With DVF To Provide New Google Glass Frames And Shades Due Out June 23rd

One big complaint regarding Glass is that the accessory simply looks too weird for public use. Google started to address this by introducing a small selection of prescription frames and shades earlier this year, and now the company is ready to partner with fashion designer Diane von Furstenburg to provide more in a new DVF | Made for Glass collection.

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The set will provide five new frames and eight new shades, giving Glass owners a few more ways to be fashionable while wearing their expensive accessory.

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Glass XE17.3 OTA Update Discovered, Enables Experimental "Notification Glance" To Reduce Whiplash Injuries [Update: It's Rolling Out And The Factory Image Has Been Posted]

Ever since the unexpected delay between XE12 and XE16, the Glass team has been in a near rapid-fire mode with the OTAs. There were a staggering 5 updates of XE16 in the month of April (6 if you count the 2-parter with XE 12.1) and 3 official versions of XE17 during the month of May. As it turns out, there may be a fourth, unreleased May update to Google's experimental wearable.

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[Developer Changelog] Comprehensive List Of All 7,454 Changes Between 4.4.2 (KOT49H) Through 4.4.3 (KTU84L)


Unless you blacked out all of the news from yesterday to avoid a deluge of stories about what has been happening in Cupertino, you probably caught wind that there's a brand new update to Android. Whether you're manually installing the latest OTA or going all out with the factory images, you might be interested to know what is actually different. Thanks to Al Sutton, we've got a brand new changelog compiled from the list of code commits submitted to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).

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Paranoid Android 4.4 Beta 1 Adds CyanogenMod Theme Engine Compatibility

One of the nicest things about CyanogenMod (from a cosmetic perspective, anyway) is support for hundreds and hundreds of community-baked themes on the Play Store and elsewhere. As opposed to a launcher theme or icon set, these themes are system-wide, and they can completely change the look of your phone or tablet in a few seconds. Custom ROMs often bake in a compatible theme system (see AOKP), and now the popular Paranoid Android family has done so as well.

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[New Game] Wordbase Is A Strategic Game Of Vocabulary Vengeance

In Wordbase, you have to reach the opponents base not by traversing mountains and flanking opposing forces, but with your words. You'll get there one letter at a time, even if you have to fight dirty. It's a licentious linguistic battle, but no one ever said it'd be pretty.

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The game board in Wordbase is essentially a giant word hunt puzzle. However, unlike those games, you can pick out words in any direction and along diagonals – the letters just have to connected to each other in some way.

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Amazon Update Adds Flow Scanning Features To The Shopping App, Among Other Things

Remember Flow, Amazon's augmented reality shopping aid that kinda sorta worked? Well now you don't have to, because the functionality has been rolled into the main Amazon shopping app. Now you can scan barcodes and even full products (at least some of the time) to compare their prices to everyone's favorite online megamart. And incidentally, you don't need a second app to do it.

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The Flow features work best with a barcode, but the camera scanner will try to identify anything.

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Tuesday App And Game Sales: Buy Me A Pie Pro, AirFighters Pro, Stellarium Mobile Sky Map (Free), And More

It's time again to venture into the Play Store in search of sales, but be very quiet. You don't want to startle the illusive sale... See? Now you've done it. You scared it away and now you have to pay full price. Okay, here are some more, but be more careful this time.

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Android 4.4.3 (KTU84L) OTA Rolling Out To The 2013 Wi-Fi Nexus 7, Here's The Zip Link To Install It Now

Yesterday was a relatively big day for Android, at least compared to our regularly scheduled programming - Google sent us a gift in the form of the 4.4.3 update, available immediately via factory images and in AOSP. The problem with factory images, however, is that they require an unlocked bootloader to flash, so many of you opt in to wait for the respective OTAs.

The first such OTA has just arrived - it's for the 2013 Nexus 7 Wi-Fi (not for LTE yet), also known as Razor.

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