13
Mar
bwr

I've been a big fan of Battery Widget Reborn since we first covered it back in July of 2012. In fact, it's been installed on every device I've owned (or tested) since then. Why? Because it looks good, brings a lot of info to the table, and is constantly updated with new features.

One of my other favorite widgets is the more-recently announced DashClock Widget. There's a lot to love about it, too – like the fact that it supports extensions, making it infinitely customizable.

13
Mar
perfection-tf300

Those of you who decided to unlock the bootloader of your ASUS Transformer Pad 300 were likely pretty bummed when the 4.2.1 update started rolling out earlier this month (I know I was) since ASUS decided that unlocked devices shouldn't get OTAs. Thankfully, the company just uploaded the full ROM to its site for your flashing pleasure.

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The TF300 marks the first non-Nexus tablet to get the bump to 4.2.x, which brings features like multi-user, quick settings, lockscreen widgets, and much more.

12
Mar
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Last Updated: April 22nd, 2013

Ice Cream Sandwich may have been good enough for James Bond, but the Android die-hards who nabbed Sony's Xperia TL on AT&T want more. And by "more," we mean "an update to a newer version of Android." Fortunately, that's finally available.

Update: Looks like AT&T just started pushing the update over-the-air if you don't want to deal with flashing it manually. Head into Settings > About Phone > Software update to grab it.

11
Mar
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It's been a long time coming, but Sprint's version of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is finally getting updated to Jelly Bean (Android 4.2.1). There are quite a few reasons to pull this update, as it brings several enhancements over Ice Cream Sandwich, including Google Now, Project Butter (for smoothness), enhanced notifications, lockscreen widgets, and much more.

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Aside from that, the update also brings a "Wi-Fi Qualcomm driver fix" so the device will automatically connect to the most recent Wi-Fi hotspot, as well as a "device self activation client update." Sounds intense.

07
Mar
fbpam

If you have a Facebook page for a group, business, or the like, then you should have Facebook Pages Manager installed. Otherwise, it's pretty difficult to do anything with that page while on-the-go. If you've already been using FBPM for a while, then you're probably familiar with its quirks, as well as its missing features. Facebook is looking to alleviate at least a bit of your frustration, as the company pushed a small update today that actually brings some fixes and adds new functionality to the app:

What's in this version:

• Turn push notifications on or off for each Page
• Upload a photo to a specific album
• Attach a photo to a status update
• Change profile and cover photos
• Save a shortcut to a Page on your phone's home screen
• Share links from other apps to Pages Manager

And in one fell swoop, Pages Manager becomes more useful.

06
Mar
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Last Updated: April 19th, 2013

It's been a wild ride on ICS, hasn't it C Spire customers? And by that, I really mean you've been waiting on Jelly Bean to hit that GSIII for a while now, haven't you C Spire customers? Well, I'm here to deliver good news: Jelly Bean is official. Not officially announced or some other vague form of "official," but it's officially rolling out. So, you can have it now.

The update is available both over-the-air and through Samsung's Kies software, and it brings oodles of newness to your already-awesome smartphone:

Added Apps

    • Chrome
    • Help
    • Paper Artist
    • Voice Search

    Removed Apps

      • Latitude
      • Search

      Added Widgets

        • Bookmarks 3x2
        • Favorite Apps
        • Favorite Contacts 4x2
        • Favorite Contacts 4x4
        • Favorite Settings 4x4
        • Messaging
        • My Call Sound
        • Play - My Library
        • Play Recommendation
        • S Bookmarks 3x2
        • Simple alarm clock

        Block 4G until device is activated
        Added Global Client ID
        Changed wakeup sound
        Roaming Auto-Retrieve enabled
        Removed NullPointException
        Streaming 4G (audio and video) messages delay fixed
        C Spire MMSC allows messages up to 1000kB
        S Voice upgrade
        Polaris view upgrade
        Updated ClipboardSaceService(add permission) for ATM(CTS)
        MusicHub 3.0
        QNC enabled

        See, lots of new stuff.

        06
        Mar
        vu

        Owners of LG's Verizon-connected Intuition (otherwise known as the Optimus Vu) would be well-advised to avoid an update that began rolling out recently. The short version of this story is that the update is wreaking havoc on handsets –users who have already accepted the update are reporting constant app errors, an inability to connect to the Play Store, camera/gallery failure, and more. You can read users' impassioned responses to the flawed firmware here, here, and here.

        06
        Mar
        google logo

        Tomorrow, Facebook is expected to announce some major changes to its News Feed. This has been a long time in coming and many people agree that, compared to the growing competition amongst modern social networks, the News Feed is one of the oldest, stalest, and ugliest presentations of information around. Okay, maybe it's not that bad, but it could use a refresher, so we're all eagerly awaiting the chang-Oh hey look new Google+ features!

        05
        Mar
        socialcam

        If you like the idea of Instagram but it's just not live enough for you, then Socialcam is the network for you. In a nutshell (a very large nutshell), it's like Instagram for video. The app, which was started by Justin.tv and then acquired by Autodesk, just got bumped to version 2.0, which brings several new features and a new UI to the app.:

        Video filters
        Front facing camera
        Complete redesign
        Tons of bug fixes
        Works on newest Android phones

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        So, what can you do from Socialcam?

        04
        Mar
        galaxys3tiny

        It's not Jelly Bean yet. Well, I mean it is. It's the older Jelly Bean. Not the newer Jelly Bean. I'm sure this isn't confusing. However, Verizon is getting ready to roll out an update to the Galaxy S III that will bump the phone from 4.1.1 to 4.1.2. Unfortunately this isn't the 4.2 upgrade most users were likely hoping for. Among the listed improvements are a better keyboard and the ability to take pictures while on a call.

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