WhatsApp read alerts can be disabled

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There was a recent explosion about people complaining that WhatsApp was sending read to the sender after a message had been viewed by the receiver. Panic broke out as people worried about getting in trouble for not replying to a message after reading it. Fear for the dreaded “You are ...

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Yahoo Mail update adds travel and event notifications

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Although Google made an announcement today with its currently beta Inbox app, that hasn’t stopped Yahoo from releasing a Yahoo Mail update for its Android and iOS apps that brings travel and event notifications right into the app. According to Yahoo’s blog, if you visit the ...

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Pebble 2.3 firmware delivers notification skipping

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Just because Google Wear is stealing the show now in the smartwatch area, doesn’t mean Pebble is out of the game just yet. The company whose successful Kickstarter campaign pushed them onto the wrists of many iOS and Android users recently updated its firmware to v2.3. While the update ...

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How to clear all notifications using Android L (preview)

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Are you like me, and many others, who just HAD to download and play with the Android L developer preview? Did you run into the issue of having to clear all of your notifications one by one, because Google had not implemented a Clear All function? Well Koushik Dutta, the well known developer for ...

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Todoist announces new location notifications, coming soon to Android

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Today Todoist announced that its task manager app on the Web and iOS now offers users location-aware notifications and the feature will be coming to Android sometime in the next couple days. The Android functionality was going to be released along with the other versions, but a spokesperson ...

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Download and install Android L’s “Heads up!” notifications on any Android 4.3+ device

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It’s quite obvious Google I/O is Google’s biggest event of the year and one of the biggest tech events in general. This year Google had lots to say, they announced a bunch of stuff, but Andorid “L” preview was one of the biggest, definitely. Developers are apparently ...

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First Impression: Android L On My Nexus 5

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Yesterday during the Google I/O keynote, Google announced the latest version of Android, simply named L. The actual name for the latest OS version has yet to be announced, but earlier today, Google released the Developer Preview. Needless to say, once I saw it was available, I sat down and ...

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Google Glass to get Android Wear notifications

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With Android Wear getting its first official outing at Google I/O and the hype of  which Smartwatches will be available, there was little mention of Google Glass and where it fits in with Android Wear’s plans. No need to worry, Google haven’t forgotten about all the Glass explorers out there, ...

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How to manage notifications [Android 101]

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The notification shade on Android devices is one of the most unique and functional aspects of the operating system. It can be accessed by pulling down from the top of your screen, basically anywhere in the phone. It’s where you can easily control music, read text messages, and more. There ...

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How to navigate through your Android device [Android 101]

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Picking up an Android device for the very first time? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here’s out brief guide on how to navigate through your Android. KEEP IN MIND: Not all Android phones are the same. Some will have more steps required to complete each task, others will ...

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SenseGiz seeking funding for Star, a multi-functional safety and activity tracker

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There are many fitness trackers and smartwatches on the market, but how about a device that alerts your loved ones when you are injured? SenseGiz, a company that you may not have heard of, is seeking funding on Indiegogo for Star, what it calls “the world’s first emergency ...

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Knock²+ V2 delivers smart, gorgeous notifications to your Android

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So you like the idea of Motorola’s Active Notifications, do you? How about we do you one better and show you a new app that takes that stuff and adds layers of awesome on top? You should really check out Knock²+ V2 as it’s one of the smartest and slickest looking notification apps ...

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Floating Notifications 1.5 arrives with support for Android 4.3 Notification Listener Service

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Floating Notifications has a new update this week which sees the app supporting the new Android 4.3 Notification Listener Service. In essence, the app lets you dismiss notifications within FN and it then having the corresponding notification go away as well. Deeper integration with Android, ya ...

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Create custom, simple notifications for Android 4.1 with Notif

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Looking for a way to create custom notifications and reminders for your Android 4.1 Jelly Bean device? Consider Notif and its four types of notifications for items like reminders, lists, passwords, and more.  The free application lets users build whatever type of interactive notifications they ...

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Nexus 7 tablet gets Android 4.1.1 update, adds Google Wallet and performance boost

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While you may not yet be able to get your hands on a Nexus 7 tablet – arguably the tablet to beat right now, those with developer / I/O versions of the tablet in-hand are seeing updates to a new version of Jelly Bean. The update is Android 4.1.1, which was given to AOSP yesterday,... Read More