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CloudMagic update brings more functionality via Cards

In a recent review of email apps for Android, CloudMagic was our winner. It’s simple, easy to use, and does just about everything well. Today they’ve rolled out an update to their service, bringing in what they call ‘Cards’. The addition of Cards is meant to keep you organized, giving you the ability to pull information to other services.

By adding more to what was already a really great email client, the team behind CloudMagic could have screwed it up entirely. They didn’t. Cards is uniquely useful when we needed it to be, and is neatly hidden away unless you need it. By selecting a small button from within an email, a list of cards pops up. When you first use cards, both Evernote and Pocket will be offered to you. From within the Cards menu (which can be accessed by pressing the “+” button when you activate Cards in an email) more can be found. Though aimed at professionals who need things like SalesForce or MailChimp, the aim with Cards is pretty sublime.

Cards is a lot like Google Now in interface, and offers to forward things like links or sender info to a service of your choice. We gave it a quick run-through with Pocket, and it worked like a charm. We really appreciated that in an email chain, Cards will look for all links and info to save, so you don’t have to dig through emails to find what you want to keep for later.

CloudMagic tells TechCrunch they’re taking a wait-and-see approach before rolling out more options. The goal is to see how people use Cards, then focus energy in those areas. While CloudMagic may have created all the cards currently on offer, they plan to open up their platform for any Developer to use. Already a winner, CloudMagic is still improving — and we like it even more with Cards.

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Google Now Cards making their way to Chrome on Desktop

Everyone loves the Google Now Cards on our Android devices, but like most things, we more and we want it on our Chromebooks and desktops. There have been indicators that Now Cards would be finding their way to our laptops and PC’s, but until now, they have been a bit elusive.

Google Now Card DesktopGoogle Now in Chrome closely mimics the Google Now experience on Android. Cards will show up to offer up the contextual information like flights, news or weather in Chromes notification center on Desktop. It will use your phones location to pull the relevant information and you will need to be sure that you have the proper locations settings turned on as well as be cross synced with the Chrome browser.

Google Now on Chrome shows a subset of the Now cards you see on your mobile device, which uses your device’s location. You can edit your location settings (Location Reporting and Location History) on your Android or iOS device at any time.

The option isn’t easy to find and does require that you install the alpha Chrome Canary build to try it out. Of course Google will push it to a stable build update for the standard Chrome Browser for everyone eventually. Usually with in a few weeks of it appearing the Canary builds. If you want to give it a shot you will need to download and install Chrome Canary first. Then follow the instructions below to get it running. (Thanks 9to5Google for that)

The feature is hidden by default: enabling now requires toggling a setting in the chrome://flags pages. Going to chrome://flags/#enable-google-now will take you directly to the appropriate setting in Chrome Canary.

It is a great chance and a great way to stay a head of the curve and check out all that Chrome can do now and will be doing by default in the future. Go give it a whirl and let us know what you think about it.

Via: 9to5Google Image Credits: Gigaom

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Apple quietly terminates its Cards app on iOS, suggests using iPhoto on a Mac

Apple had two phones and the final iteration of its mobile OS to show off, so it’d be forgiven for letting smaller news slip through the cracks — especially when it’s the termination of an older service. It looks like not many people were in need of Cupertino’s Cards app, which launched alongside the iPhone 4S back in October 2011. In case you forgot, iPhone (or iPad) users could send an ole-fashioned greeting card through the app interface which would then be sent via snail mail. Apple’s official support page confirms that the service is being shuttered, but reminds us that it still has a Hallmark alternative and that we can make “beautiful letterpress cards customized with your photos and text using iPhoto on your Mac.” At $2.99 per greeting in the US (or $4.99 to send it globally) the service wasn’t cheap, so perhaps you’d already resorted to sending your photos and greetings digitally (and for free) on iMessage — Apple publicly launched its messenger app at the very same event.

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Google Drive for Android updated with card UI and refined scanner function

Google Drive for Android updated with card UI and refined scanner funtion

Cards, cards, cards… that’s the refrain around the Google campus these days. Everything is getting turned into cards. That now includes your documents stored on Drive, too. The Google Drive app for Android was updated today with a whole new UI that moves towards the refined Holo design of the Play Music app and displays your uploaded files as “cards,” though, you can always revert to a tweaked list view. The cards offer a thumbnail preview along with the file name and an icon indicating the type of document. The ability to snap photos and have the results turned into a OCR-processed PDF has also been updated slightly. The feature is now called “scan” and it automatically crops photos to contain only the document you need to upload. Lastly, you can finally tweak text settings in sheets, delivering a much more robust mobile formatting experience. Just hit up the Play Store to get your update now.

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Google Drive for Android updated with card UI and refined scanner function

Google Drive for Android updated with card UI and refined scanner funtion

Cards, cards, cards… that’s the refrain around the Google campus these days. Everything is getting turned into cards. That now includes your documents stored on Drive, too. The Google Drive app for Android was updated today with a whole new UI that moves towards the refined Holo design of the Play Music app and displays your uploaded files as “cards,” though, you can always revert to a tweaked list view. The cards offer a thumbnail preview along with the file name and an icon indicating the type of document. The ability to snap photos and have the results turned into a OCR-processed PDF has also been updated slightly. The feature is now called “scan” and it automatically crops photos to contain only the document you need to upload. Lastly, you can finally tweak text settings in sheets, delivering a much more robust mobile formatting experience. Just hit up the Play Store to get your update now.

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Google Drive for Android updated with card UI and refined scanner function

Google Drive for Android updated with card UI and refined scanner funtion

Cards, cards, cards… that’s the refrain around the Google campus these days. Everything is getting turned into cards. That now includes your documents stored on Drive, too. The Google Drive app for Android was updated today with a whole new UI that moves towards the refined Holo design of the Play Music app and displays your uploaded files as “cards,” though, you can always revert to a tweaked list view. The cards offer a thumbnail preview along with the file name and an icon indicating the type of document. The ability to snap photos and have the results turned into a OCR-processed PDF has also been updated slightly. The feature is now called “scan” and it automatically crops photos to contain only the document you need to upload. Lastly, you can finally tweak text settings in sheets, delivering a much more robust mobile formatting experience. Just hit up the Play Store to get your update now.

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Mind Blitz for iOS Just Got Better – New Gameplay Mode Extends the Fun

Mind Blitz  
Developer: Reuben Goulart  
Price: $0.99   Download

Mind Blitz 1.1 for iOS, by Reuben’s Apps, Just Got Better. The twist on the traditional memory matching game suitable for all ages, now has a new gameplay mode called Endless, where the player competes for the fastest time without the worry of the timer or penalty cards. Mind Blitz takes the mundane matching game and elevates it to a new level with action puzzle elements. New Achievements and a Leaderboard for fastest times have been added specifically for Endless Mode in Game Center. The previous game mode has been renamed to Blitz Mode, and now offers help to the player in the first couple of penalty card stages to spot the location of the hidden card.

Mind Blitz has been featured by Apple as “New & Noteworthy”, “What’s Hot” and “What We’re Playing”, in the Games section of the App Store, since its launch. Mike Fahey of Kotaku exclaims, “Simple and clean, it’s a memory match game that flirts with action puzzle elements when no one is looking… …just your memory versus a pleasantly stark screen. Perfect.”

Mind Blitz is a beautifully designed game complete with achievements, high scores, penalty cards and power-ups. It takes the mundane matching game and elevates it to a new level with action puzzle elements. Simply flip over cards to match corresponding pairs. Matching pairs within the allotted time period will advance the player to the next level, all the while filling up a power meter and gaining points to purchase power-up cards to be be utilized in the more difficult levels.

Save up your points during the game to unlock power up cards like, the “Wiggle Card” which for a brief moment ‘wiggles’ the corresponding match. If the player wants to rack up a high score, save up power points for the “Multiplier Card” and double the points that are earned for a level. However, players must beware of penalty cards that reshuffle and reset the game, which are hidden randomly within later levels.

Mind Blitz is an Universal App that can be installed on any device that runs iOS 6.0 and higher. This includes graphics that take full advantage of the 4-inch iPhone 5 screen as well as the smaller iPhone and larger iPads. No matter which recent device one has, the players can reap the joy of this brain-challenging game.

Mind Blitz is one of two apps created by Reuben’s Apps. The first App is an original Valentine’s collection of Retro-styled Valentine’s cards that can be personalized with photos and messages and shared instantly with loved ones.

Mind Blitz 1.1 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. For a promo code to try out the application please email Reuben Goulart, as promo codes are limited.

“Mind Blitz for iOS Just Got Better – New Gameplay Mode Extends the Fun” originally appeared on AppCraver.com.

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Mind Blitz for iOS Just Got Better – New Gameplay Mode Extends the Fun

Mind Blitz  
Developer: Reuben Goulart  
Price: $0.99   Download

Mind Blitz 1.1 for iOS, by Reuben’s Apps, Just Got Better. The twist on the traditional memory matching game suitable for all ages, now has a new gameplay mode called Endless, where the player competes for the fastest time without the worry of the timer or penalty cards. Mind Blitz takes the mundane matching game and elevates it to a new level with action puzzle elements. New Achievements and a Leaderboard for fastest times have been added specifically for Endless Mode in Game Center. The previous game mode has been renamed to Blitz Mode, and now offers help to the player in the first couple of penalty card stages to spot the location of the hidden card.

Mind Blitz has been featured by Apple as “New & Noteworthy”, “What’s Hot” and “What We’re Playing”, in the Games section of the App Store, since its launch. Mike Fahey of Kotaku exclaims, “Simple and clean, it’s a memory match game that flirts with action puzzle elements when no one is looking… …just your memory versus a pleasantly stark screen. Perfect.”

Mind Blitz is a beautifully designed game complete with achievements, high scores, penalty cards and power-ups. It takes the mundane matching game and elevates it to a new level with action puzzle elements. Simply flip over cards to match corresponding pairs. Matching pairs within the allotted time period will advance the player to the next level, all the while filling up a power meter and gaining points to purchase power-up cards to be be utilized in the more difficult levels.

Save up your points during the game to unlock power up cards like, the “Wiggle Card” which for a brief moment ‘wiggles’ the corresponding match. If the player wants to rack up a high score, save up power points for the “Multiplier Card” and double the points that are earned for a level. However, players must beware of penalty cards that reshuffle and reset the game, which are hidden randomly within later levels.

Mind Blitz is an Universal App that can be installed on any device that runs iOS 6.0 and higher. This includes graphics that take full advantage of the 4-inch iPhone 5 screen as well as the smaller iPhone and larger iPads. No matter which recent device one has, the players can reap the joy of this brain-challenging game.

Mind Blitz is one of two apps created by Reuben’s Apps. The first App is an original Valentine’s collection of Retro-styled Valentine’s cards that can be personalized with photos and messages and shared instantly with loved ones.

Mind Blitz 1.1 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. For a promo code to try out the application please email Reuben Goulart, as promo codes are limited.

“Mind Blitz for iOS Just Got Better – New Gameplay Mode Extends the Fun” originally appeared on AppCraver.com.

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Mind Blitz for iOS Just Got Better – New Gameplay Mode Extends the Fun

Mind Blitz  
Developer: Reuben Goulart  
Price: $0.99   Download

Mind Blitz 1.1 for iOS, by Reuben’s Apps, Just Got Better. The twist on the traditional memory matching game suitable for all ages, now has a new gameplay mode called Endless, where the player competes for the fastest time without the worry of the timer or penalty cards. Mind Blitz takes the mundane matching game and elevates it to a new level with action puzzle elements. New Achievements and a Leaderboard for fastest times have been added specifically for Endless Mode in Game Center. The previous game mode has been renamed to Blitz Mode, and now offers help to the player in the first couple of penalty card stages to spot the location of the hidden card.

Mind Blitz has been featured by Apple as “New & Noteworthy”, “What’s Hot” and “What We’re Playing”, in the Games section of the App Store, since its launch. Mike Fahey of Kotaku exclaims, “Simple and clean, it’s a memory match game that flirts with action puzzle elements when no one is looking… …just your memory versus a pleasantly stark screen. Perfect.”

Mind Blitz is a beautifully designed game complete with achievements, high scores, penalty cards and power-ups. It takes the mundane matching game and elevates it to a new level with action puzzle elements. Simply flip over cards to match corresponding pairs. Matching pairs within the allotted time period will advance the player to the next level, all the while filling up a power meter and gaining points to purchase power-up cards to be be utilized in the more difficult levels.

Save up your points during the game to unlock power up cards like, the “Wiggle Card” which for a brief moment ‘wiggles’ the corresponding match. If the player wants to rack up a high score, save up power points for the “Multiplier Card” and double the points that are earned for a level. However, players must beware of penalty cards that reshuffle and reset the game, which are hidden randomly within later levels.

Mind Blitz is an Universal App that can be installed on any device that runs iOS 6.0 and higher. This includes graphics that take full advantage of the 4-inch iPhone 5 screen as well as the smaller iPhone and larger iPads. No matter which recent device one has, the players can reap the joy of this brain-challenging game.

Mind Blitz is one of two apps created by Reuben’s Apps. The first App is an original Valentine’s collection of Retro-styled Valentine’s cards that can be personalized with photos and messages and shared instantly with loved ones.

Mind Blitz 1.1 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. For a promo code to try out the application please email Reuben Goulart, as promo codes are limited.

“Mind Blitz for iOS Just Got Better – New Gameplay Mode Extends the Fun” originally appeared on AppCraver.com.

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NFC by Moo official app arrives on Google Play

A few months ago, we reported that a startup called Moo was readying to release NFC-enabled business cards. To recap, these cards will be equipped with an embedded microchip that will be able to transmit data from the card to an NFC-capable smartphone. Touted as “the business card of the future,” the Moo business card will give information that may be updated easily by the card owner via an application. The card, at this point, is not yet available, but it may be nearing its release since the company already launched the app on Google Play.

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Developed by Moo Print, the NFC by Moo app offers the ability to embed a URL, phone number, location or link to a map through Google Maps, or social network (including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flavors.me, and Flickr) on the NFC-enabled card. Likewise, it allows users to share a contact card and transmit data from another app to NFC by Moo. The app furthermore lets users read the data embedded on a card or tag as well as reset data.

Without the card, however, it is still possible to make use of NFC by Moo to embed information on one’s website, social networks, contact numbers, among others with other NFC tags.

To function, the NFC by Moo app requires a minimum of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It has a file size of 524k and costs free to download.

The app currently has a high rating, but users who left comments say that the app would be more fun if the NFC-enabled cards are already available.

Last year, NFC announced that the NFC-enabled business cards will be available this year, though no specific time frame was given by the company

Apart from the NFC-enabled cards, Moo is also selling other types of business cards. Among these are regular business cards, luxe business cards, gloss business cards, rounded corner business cards, Facebook cards, and MiniCards.

Here is the link to the app on Google Play.

via engadget

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MOO rolls its own tagging app, but NFC businses cards still MIA

MOO NFC

MOO's NFC-enabled business cards still aren't available to the public just yet (we've got a tester version we like to flash around at parties and such), but the company today gave word that it's rolled its own NFC-tagging app.

The interface is simple enough. You can link to a web site, map, social networks, phone numbers and vCards, as well as read and reset what's on your MOO NFC card. 

Now we just need some cards to tech up our wallets, and we're good to go.

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Here are All of the New Google Now Cards: Real Estate, Fandango Movie Passes, and Rotten Tomatoes Scores

In today’s Google Search update that was just released, we are seeing a major update in terms of Google Now cards. The update introduced real estate cards in a variety of forms, Fandango movie pass support, and Rotten Tomatoes scores in movie listings. We have examples of all of the new cards for you below, [...]

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Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean comes available for the Nook HD+ by way of N2A Cards

There have been some ROMs based off of CyanogenMod that will get Jelly Bean on your Nook HD+, however we suspect not everyone is going to want to go that route. If that happens to be the case for you, there is now another option to consider. That being said though, this latest option, which comes by way of N2A Cards does have one point that may turn some away.

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Lets get into that one point straight away — this is not free. It is relatively low priced though. Plus, the option from N2A cards is about the safest way we can imagine. You see, while these cards will allow you to run Jelly Bean on your Nook HD+, you are actually running the software off of a memory card.

This support just recently came available for the Nook HD+ and remains available for the Nook Tablet and the Nook Color. This Jelly Bean option is available from $19.99 if you are going with a download only option. In other words, if you are able to provide your own SD card. Those not willing, or able to get Jelly Bean on an SD card can also purchase a card with this all set.

The cards are priced from $29.99 and increase based on storage. The cards come with storage options ranging from 4GB up to 56GB. The 56GB option will set you back $89.99. On the low end, the 4GB option is $29.99. And just to clarify, the card that you will be buying is a SanDisk Class 4 microSD card with Android 4.1.2 including access to the Google Play Store.

Otherwise, for those wondering why anyone would want to buy one of these cards as opposed to using another option such as Cyanogen. Well, a few good reasons — these N2A Cards will not void your warranty and they will also allow you to easily go back to what you had before. Simply put, these N2A Cards allow you to dual-boot between the default Nook set-up and Android Jelly Bean.

Device Specifications and Information
Device Info

    Device Name : Nook HD
    Manufactuer : Barnes and Noble
    Carrier : NA
    Announced Date : September 26, 2012
    Release Date : November 01, 2012
    Also Known As :

Display

  • Screen Size : 7 Inch
  • Resolution : 1440×900
  • Screen Type : TFT
Dimension & Weight

  • Height : 7.65 Inch
  • Width : 5 Inch
  • Depth : 0.43 Inch
  • Weight : 315 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 4050 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : NA
Software
    Android OS:
  • 4.0.x
    Audio Playback:
  • AAC
  • AMR
  • MID
  • MP3
  • WAV
    Video Playback:
  • 3GP
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
    Messaging:
  • IM

Hardware

    CPU : OMAP4470
    CPU Clock Speed : 1300 Mhz
    Core : 2
    Ram : 1000 MB
    Internal Storage : 16 GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution : NA
    External Storage:
  • MicroSD
    Sensors:
  • Accelerometer
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
Device Connectivity
    Wi-Fi:
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • A2DP
    FM Radio :
    NFC :

[via CNET]

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Field Trip updated with ‘save cards’ feature

Field Trip

Field Trip has been updated today with some very notable improvements, first and foremost with the ability to save location cards for later viewing. When viewing a location or event card, you can drop a flag on the location, adding it to a favorites list. When adding it, you also have the option to quickly share the location to friends. This is a nice feature, because we don't always have enough time to stay and read through an entire card right when you're at the place.

Additionally, the update lets users report wrong locations, images and problems directly to the Field Trip group at Google. This version should also reduce battery drain — important if you've used Field Trip much — and several other nondescript "bugfixes." If you haven't checked out Field Trip yet, it's worth a look at the Play Store link above.

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Google Now Updated With More Cards And Faster Results

 

Today’s update to the Google Search app brings some much needed speed tweaks to Google Now and adds even more scarily useful predictions to its “cards.” The update will probably continue to freak out those of us who are constantly surprised by how much the Goog knows about us but it’s also likely to help holiday travelers. It can now bring up your boarding pass (currently United only) when you need it, give you a heads up about the weather at your intended destination and let you know about events nearby. It will also let you search via the camera presumably in much the same way as Google Goggles.  The update also adds new voice actions like “what song is this?” and “scan a barcode!” And it now officially lets you know your monthly walking and biking distance totals.

I guess no one is going to accuse Google of resting on its laurels, eh?

Source: Android Official Blog

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Google Now Updated With More Cards And Faster Results

 

Today’s update to the Google Search app brings some much needed speed tweaks to Google Now and adds even more scarily useful predictions to its “cards.” The update will probably continue to freak out those of us who are constantly surprised by how much the Goog knows about us but it’s also likely to help holiday travelers. It can now bring up your boarding pass (currently United only) when you need it, give you a heads up about the weather at your intended destination and let you know about events nearby. It will also let you search via the camera presumably in much the same way as Google Goggles.  The update also adds new voice actions like “what song is this?” and “scan a barcode!” And it now officially lets you know your monthly walking and biking distance totals.

I guess no one is going to accuse Google of resting on its laurels, eh?

Source: Android Official Blog

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Instagram pulls Cards support from Twitter, favors its own web experience

Instagram pulls Cards support from Twitter, favors its own web experience

Something’s amiss with Instagram links on Twitter and it’s not just the overabundance of unnecessarily filtered photos. Users have noticed that, upon clicking those links, images are displaying incorrectly and, in some cases, showing up as cropped. There’s no need to drag out the fail whale though (apart from amusing lead image purposes), as both companies have acknowledged that the issue lies in the Cards – specifically, Instagram’s disabling of them. What that means for end users is that preview thumbnail images will no longer show up from within feeds, reverting the integration to a “pre-cards experience.” Speaking at LeWeb conference in Paris today, Instagram’s CEO Kevin Systrom insists the change has nothing to do with the outfit’s acquisition by Facebook and, instead, is framed as a way of promoting its own web service. As for those “lomo-fi” shots you’re all so fond of snapping, have no fear, you’ll still be able to tweet those out with same ferocity.

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The Instagram – Twitter love affair looks like it’s on the rocks

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You may have noticed that Instagram pictures in your Twitter stream look worse than usual lately, with portions of the images cropped out or improperly scaled. This isn't a new hipster filter — it seems that Instagram has decided not to follow the rules and they have stopped using the "Twitter cards" integration. Twitter cards is the name for the fancy way Twitter has been rendering multimedia since their visual refresh, and when services (like Instagram) don't use it, things get a little ugly. Or uglier in this case.

Officially a part of Facebook, a few weeks back Instagram updated their web presence with a clear eye on keeping people engaged on their own site. Millions and millions use Instagram to share pictures, so it's a natural progression. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom stated at the LeWeb conference in Paris, 

We want to direct users to where the content lives originally. Where do you go to interact with [an Instagram] image? We want that to be instagram.com because that’s a better user experience.

The timing isn't all bad for Twitter either, who has been rumored to be building their own set of photo enhancements and filters. This would negate the need for any third party program to make pictures look horrible, as all the tools would be a part of Twitter. I can see this being a feature that only the "official" Twitter app can use, further locking folks into the official offering.

I've no idea how this will play out, but it's interesting to sit back and watch the drama unfold from an outsider position. I'll keep sharing my pictures on Google+ and watch these two slug it out.

Via: All Things D

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Here is the Complete List of Google Now Cards

With today’s update to Google Now, we have more than 25 cards that can pop up and show us information depending on our location, recent searches, or location. It can even pull from our Gmail inboxes to track packages, remind us of hotel or restaurant reservations, and make sure we get to our flight on [...]

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Google Search Receives Update: New Google Now Cards and Voice Actions Included

A major Google Search update just hit the Google Play store for devices running Android 4.1+ (Jelly Bean). The update introduces a handful of new cards for Google Now along with some new voice actions. You will now see Now cards for events happening nearby, suggestions to help with research, boarding passes (United only for [...]

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Google Now update brings more cards, voice actions and more

Google has been busy today, it seems, as it has had to launch three new devices despite Hurricane Sandy limiting their ability to do so at a live unveiling event. Now the efforts have been taken to the Google Play Store where Google Now is seeing an upgrade. A lot of new changes have been made with this new version.

For starters, we’ve got new voice actions that will allow you to set a meeting entry in your calendar, pull up your next meeting/appointment at any given time, and launch apps. There are also new cards for nearby attractions and photo spots, movies opening in nearby theaters, concerts going on, and more.

Even more, Google Now now works with Gmail (but it’s English only for now), supports flights, restaurant reservations, hotel confirmations, events, packages scheduled to be shipped to you and more.

Personally I’ve only gotten the new calendar features, Gmail and the package tracking to work. I have WWE 13 headed my way tomorrow morning via Amazon and Google Now sent me a notification as soon as I updated the Google Search app letting me know its status.

I’m not sure if the status updates are real time yet so I’ll have to wait for it to change in the wee hours of the morning to see how that goes. Finally, the Gmail integration allowed me to send an email to a contact without having to type a word.

As for the rest I haven’t been able to get them going just yet but I’ll see what I can do to trigger some of these new cards and automatic notifications. In the meantime be sure to get your upgrade from the Google Play Store and let us know which new features you were able to use and see.


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Google Search and Now Updated, Brings Cards for Hotel Check-ins and Even Package Delivery Information

There are a ton of new things to discuss today, but one of the really cool features that was introduced in Android 4.2 this morning is a new and improved Google Now. A ton of cards have been added to its repertoire, including package delivery information, day-of hotel check-ins, concerts, restaurant reservation information, and a whole lot more. [...]

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Review: Cloud2You Sends Photo Greeting Cards Personalized from Your iPhone or iPad

Cloud2You  
Developer: Advanced Image Direct  
Price: free   Download

When everyone’s got a camera in their pocket, it seems old-school and impersonal to send a mass-produced . Advanced Image Direct knows the importance of personalized service and their latest product hopes to help them expand their well-established custom mail services. The Cloud2You mobile app connects and iPad users with the Cloud2You network for sending photo greeting cards quickly and easily.

It’s extremely straightforward. Simply open the app, add an image, add a message, and Cloud2You will mail a custom 5×7 greeting card via First Class postage to your family member, friend, colleague or client in no time. It’s an efficient way to send personalized mail from your iOS device, and could easily tempt some people to abandon buying store bought cards for good.

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Finish reading “Cloud2You Sends Photo Greeting Cards Personalized from Your iPhone or iPad” and see screenshots for the app on AppCraver.com.

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Flashcards App for Improving Speech and Language Skills

Speech Cards Professional  
Developer: Robert Harrison  
Price: $0.99   Download

RWH Technology today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Speech Cards Professional, a flashcards app for improving the speech and language skills of people of all ages. This app comes pre-loaded with 40 cards of animals, food, CVC words, and Initial “P” Words. The app features customizable text, pictures and audio, a microphone to record your student speaking, integrated scoring and reporting system to track the progress of your students, and has the ability to import/export so you can share cards with your friends and colleagues.

Every individual/group has a set of goals for improving their skills, and therefore require a different set of learning materials. “Speech Cards allows the creation of different flashcards that meet the needs of your students”, says Tiffany Harrison, speech language pathologist and co-designer of Speech Cards. “You can customize Speech Cards to teach categories, articulation, vocabulary, sight words, first words, stories, encourage use of spoken language/communication skills, and much more.”

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Finish reading “Flashcards App for Improving Speech and Language Skills” and see screenshots for the app on AppCraver.com.

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New Features and Greeting Cards for eCard Express iPhone and iPad App

eCard Express – Greeting Cards and Frames  
Developer: Bartsoft Inc  
Price: $1.99   Download

Announcing that Bartsoft Inc., a Canadian based company, has released the biggest update yet for both the and iPad versions of eCard Express and eCard Express HD. The update includes new features and two new in-app purchases – Anniversary Cards and Stickers and Text Templates. eCard Express now offers a total of more then 300 greeting cards and frames in 19 categories. All cards can be shared via Email, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Evernote and Flickr at no extra cost!

eCard Express application enables users to create and customize greeting cards with high quality stickers, frames, pre-written text templates, and personal photos or images from the iPhone / iPad photo library or camera. The app also allows users to save their creation to “My Cards”, which is essentially an in-app library of all user-saved creations and a very convenient way to put together eCards for iPod users on the go, since it does not require a network connection until actually sending the cards.

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Finish reading “New Features and Greeting Cards for eCard Express iPhone and iPad App” and see screenshots for the app on AppCraver.com.

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Gift Card Redemption Showing Up In Google Play Store For Some

If you have Google Play Store version 3.8.16 (or .17) installed, check your overflow menu. You might see a new entry labeled “Redeem” which shows just how close we are to seeing Google Play Gift Cards go live. Not every device that has the latest Play Store is seeing this yet (no joy on my Evo 4G LTE) but our editor got lucky on his Galaxy Nexus (seen in the screenshot above). We should start seeing this pop up on more devices soon.

Gift Cards should be a huge boon to the Play Store, and we’re ecstatic that they’re finally coming. More people will spend in the Play Store, making devs happy, and we’ll all benefit from more and better apps. Nothing is better than a happy developer.

So who’s seeing the redeem option?


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Google Play Gift Cards are official, rolling out over the next few weeks

Google Play Gift Cards

Google's just made it official. Google Play Gift Cards are rolling out in the next few weeks.

We've known these were coming for about a week now, of course, first with some code in an update to the Google Play Store app, and a short while later when we were the first to get a peek at the official product. Now it looks like Google's really spinning things up.

According to the Google Gift Card page, you'll be able to redeem codes for music, movies and TV shows, books and apps. However, app subscriptions (we're not 100 percent sure what that means), hardware and accessories are excluded. Cards will be available in denominations of $10, $15, $25 and $50. You'll scratch off a part of the card to reveal a code, which you'll then redeem at play.google.com/redeem. A Gift Card's balance will be visible in your Google Wallet account.

Gift cards will be available at Radio Shack, Target and GameStop, according to the page.

More: Google Play Gift Cards | Help Page

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Trello review – clean task management for individuals and groups

Android Central

Trello was launched on Android recently, offering yet another way in which folks could keep track of multiple projects and collaborate with others. There’s a set hierarchy where boards have lists, and lists have cards. Cards can be thought of as individual tasks as part of a particular project, while boards are larger categories encompassing multiple projects.

Cards can be assigned to individual users by e-mail (though only from the web, not from the app), complete with due dates, check lists, labels, attachments, and collaborators. Those cards can be moved, copied, subscribed to, voted on, or archived once complete. An activity stream of you and collaborators on any given board makes it easy to stay up to date on who’s been doing what, though you can also subscribe to individual cards to keep tabs on task progress.

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Wild West Races 1.0 for iOS – Strategy + Skill Wins Card Game Horse Race

download app Wild West Races
Developer: Itera Research
Price: $0.99 Download on the App Store
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Itera-Research together with AppDragon today are pleased to introduce Wild West Races 1.0 for iOS, their western-themed, horse race, strategic card game, which is played with unique playing cards. The goal of the game is to be the first to maneuver a cowboy and his horse over the prairies and across the finish line, implementing the moves on the playing cards. Cards include distance cards with the number of kilometers a horse may move and bonus cards that can hinder the progress of an opponent or counteract the impediments placed by an opponent. Players are given six cards, and they may keep wanted cards, put a card in play, or discard to obtain a new card. Players take turns putting cards in play in this overhead view, strategy card game. The first player’s cowboy and horse to cross the finish line wins the game.

Players must employ strategy to win Wild West Races. Players choose and employ one of their 6 cards from a 114-card deck to move the cowboy across the playing field, earning points for each card played. Players must begin each race by playing the Whip Card. Distance Cards are used to move across the varied Wild West prairies, and if a player does not have any Distance Cards, they must discard until they draw one. Players may only move the number of kilometers that are remaining in the race. For example, in a 100-kilometer race, if a player’s horse only has 4 kilometers left before the finish line, he or she may only play a Distance Card of 4 kilometers or less. Other Distance Cards must be discarded.

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[Giveaway] Win One Of Five $30 Gift Cards, Five $20 Gift Cards, Or Five $10 Gift Cards From Cruzerlite And Android Police

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Cruzerlite, the company behind the kickass Androidified gel case, has come a long way over the last several months. Instead of just offering a couple of different cases for one or two devices sold exclusively through Amazon, they now offer several cases for over a dozen different devices. To go along with their newly expanded case lineup, they’ve also launched an all-new website. In fact, their new site is one of the best that we’ve ever seen for a small company. Seriously – go look at it.

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To promote the launch of their new site, we’ve teamed up with Cruzerlite to offer up a few different prizes to you guys.

Official Android Police t-shirts are now on sale, with over 25 designs to call yours.

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