Saturday, June 27, 2015

Microsoft's OneDrive app for Android now supports Chromecast.

Microsoft is hard at work bringing their services to Android. Since cloud services is now an important part of their strategy, Microsoft is making sure you want to use their cloud offering with the OneDrive app for Android. The latter got an update that lets users cast their photos and videos to a TV with Google's Chromecast. A feature that I welcome, being a user of OneDrive and owner of a Chromecast. 

The update is of course free for download on Google Play store. This update does not contain any performance improvement or bug fixes.

Flipboard introduces privacy feature in new update.

Flipboard is not just any news aggregator. Besides serving news, Flipboard builds an entire community around the topics that are of interest to you, letting you share and build groups with people who share similar interest. Add to that the magazine-like animation while perusing your topics and you get to experience what makes Flipboard unique.

Now all that sharing thingy is awesome, but like anything on the web, things can get out of control with the bad guys lurking in the background waiting to pilfer any data you share. With this in mind, the folks behind Flipboard added a new feature in an update published yesterday. Flipboard users will now be able to block unwanted followers with a new privacy feature. The update also contain the usual bug fixes and performance improvements.

Head over to Google Play store to download the update and enjoy some privacy.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Pocket Casts lets you browse podcasts on Android Wear devices.

Pocket Casts, my favorite podcast app for Android, picked up an update today. An update that Android Wear device owners will likely appreciate as they will be able to browse Pocket Casts on their wrist. The change log does not give much details on how this feature actually works. But it does recommend buying a watch just for browsing your podcasts. It would have been awesome if Shifty Jelly had bundled a watch with that update for folks like me who do not own one - the Microsoft Band I own is not a smartwatch but more of a fitness band.

This update brings Pocket Casts to version 5.1.3. Here's what's new:
We're back! Did you miss us? We kinda missed you a bit. We did have a shiny Material Design Award to keep us company though, so you know, it wasn't all bad. We've stopped fondling it (don't judge us, you would have too!) for long enough to bring you all an update!
If you love browsing, and you love Pocket Casts, you'll love browsing Pocket Casts on your Android Wear device! It's worth buying one just for this. Do it.
This release has plenty of fixes in it too, because we know you love those.

Source: Google Play