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Hands-on: Chameleon Launcher for Phones, now available for the general public [VIDEO]

Whether you backed ‘em on Kickstarter or not, “Chameleon Launcher for Phones” is now officially available for anyone to download and install. At $2.91, Chameleon Launcher is different from traditional homescreen replacements in that it transforms your homescreen into a complete information hub. With huge colorful widgets for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Calendar, and more, you can even set up entire widget layouts for when you’re at work and need to see news and email at a glance, or simply social networking widgets for when you’re vegging out at home.

I’ve already given Chameleon a download and UI-wise, Chameleon Launcher generally behaves much as you’d expect from a typical Android launcher. You long press the homescreen to add either Chameleon’s proprietary widgets (shown above) or “regular” app widgets. Keep in mind that the normal Android widgets aren’t uniform (#AndroidProblems) and often times don’t fit in as snuggly with each other as Chameleon’s — let alone show as much information. Chameleon widgets can be adjusted to just about any size and shape by dragging on the right corner area while in widget editing mode. The biggest hurdle I faced with Chameleon’s homescreen was getting used to placing app icons on the homescreen. They have to go into their own little widget box which, like every other widget box, can be stretched to the size and shape of your choosing.

The dock area is also a bit strange. Pressing on the left icons (the one that looks like 3 lines), brings up your Dashboards (widget layouts to suit the time of day, location, or WiFi network). While there’s only 3 icons in the middle of the dock that are in view, you can actually add many more and scroll through them by sliding either left or right. The app drawer is accessed by pressing on the right most icon. Inside, the app drawer is horizontally scrolled and as I mentioned before, long pressing an icon will take you to your homescreen where you can drop the icon into its own widget. Inside this app icon widget you can make folders by placing icons on top of each other, and folders can be “linked” so that they appear inside the app drawer. It’s actually a pretty nice little feature. The real problem is trying to organize app icons while they’re in a widget. They don’t scoot and move around the same way as your typical Android launcher. Just getting the proper icon placement was like a mini puzzle game in itself — and I hate puzzles.

While I feel like Chameleon is still very early and even a bit clunky at times (seriously, the app widgets: fix them), I’d have to say overall the experience was enjoyable. I didn’t feel the need to run back to my Nova or MIUI Launcher (for the time being) which is saying a lot. I still kinda feel like Chameleon might be better suited for tablets and phablets with a bit more screen real estate, but if having an information hub at your fingertips sound appealing to you, I’d invite you to check it out. Android minimalists who get claustrophobic at the site of widgets all tightly packed around each other will most likely want to stay away. If you feel so inclined, you can try out Chameleon Launcher for yourself in either phone-only or tablet/phone combo versions via the Play Store links below.

Thanks, @techcredo!

[Google Play links: Chameleon Launcher (phones-only) $2.91 | Chameleon Launcher (tablets and phones) for $4]

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APP OF THE WEEK: Falcon Pro for Twitter Version 1.7

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There are quite a few third party twitter applications out there. It can be pretty hard to choose which is the best one. You must choose though, because the regular Twitter app is just lame. I really do not know anyone who uses it. For awhile I used Tweetcaster. It was a nice clean Twitter app, and I used it for awhile. Then came a widget called Falcon Widget for Twitter. I fell in love. Gave me all my Twitter functions in one clean widget. Shortly after that, developer Joaquim Vergès decided to make a full-blown Twitter app, and Falcon Pro was born. Since then, he has done a very awesome job updating his app, and even though he suffered the wrath of the 100K Twitter token, he still continues to add fantastic features to his app.

In version 1.7, Joaquim has finally added widgets. I say FINALLY, because I am a widgethead, and wondered why it was not there in the first place. That is just me. Nothing against him. I still used his original Falcon widget so there was not really a problem. There are two different widgets you can have: a 4×1 action bar widget, and a 4×4 scrollable widget. Each one you can utilize for a quick tweet. He also gives you the ability to customize the widget with three different themes. You now can also customize the color of the text and the links, to what ever colors you like. Another great feature he has added, is the ability to edit your profile bio and profile picture through the app. If you decide you want to change you picture while on the go, you can do it in the matter of seconds.

So this Twitter app we love so much has gotten a lot better. I have tried other Twitter apps out there, but none of them seem to match up to this one. Check out my quick review of it below, I run through the new features pretty quickly. Let us know how much you love the app.

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APP OF THE WEEK: Pop-up Widget

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Widgetheads rejoice. Time to take all those homescreens you have full of widgets, and throw them out. Pop-up widget is an awesome little app, that acts as a space saver for your homescreens. I, for one, loved having multiple screens with multiple widgets. I finally came across this app that can satisfy my widget addiction, as well as save screen space on my phone. I can have a folder with icons instead of widgets consuming space on my homescreen. Once I click on the icon, the widget pops up and I can scroll through it, or click on it as if it were a normal widget.

Pop-up Widget is very easy to use. Once you install it, you simply go into the app and start adding widgets to your list. When first adding a widget, it will let you choose from all of the widgets that are in your phone. From here you can customize the background, make sure it does not auto-close, pick the pop up effect and speed,  and adjust the size of the widget. Not hard at all. There is a free version, as well as a paid version. The free version will show ads on the top of your screen once you widget has popped up. It gets kind of annoying so I would say pay the $1.49 for the ad-fre version. Check out my little video review on it below, and let us know if you downloaded it.

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Play Store Links:  Free Version Paid Version

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Pocket Casts gets the best damned looking widget we’ve ever seen

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And we're not just saying that because it features the Greatest Android Podcast in the World. OK, maybe we are. Don't care.

Pocket Casts got an update and it now has a widget. And did we mention we're featured on it? Good deal. Download it now. And subscribe to our podcast. Do it today. Operators are standing by.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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Pocket Casts Updated One More Time, Actually Has A Widget This Time

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A few days ago, podcatcher Pocket Casts got itself a nice overhaul. The update brought a new UI, tablet support, a ton of new features… everything that one could ask for in a podcatcher. Well, almost everything.

It was missing a widget.

A widget! Every player, reader, and nearly everything else in the entire world has a widget. Needless to say, users were a little bit upset. Nay, they were quite upset. After all, if you don’t want to open the app to control it, a widget is basically requisite. I mean, if you don’t like notification or lockscreen controls, that is.

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Pocket Casts get the best damned looking widget we’ve ever seen

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And we're not just saying that because it features the Greatest Android Podcast in the World. OK, maybe we are. Don't care.

Pocket Casts got an update and it now has a widget. And did we mention we're featured on it? Good deal. Download it now. And subscribe to our podcast. Do it today. Operators are standing by.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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DashClock Widget updated with calendar tweaks, new languages and more

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One of the best uses of Android 4.2's lock screen widget feature has been Roman Nurik's DashClock Widget — a customizable, extensible widget giving you access to a wide array of information on your home screen or lock screen. Today it's been updated to version 1.3, bringing even more features alongside the usual bug fixes.

It's now possible to choose from which calendars events are displayed in the widget, and see the location of upcoming appointments. A shortcut now allows quick access to a list of DashClock extensions on Google Play. What's more, there are new translations for Czech, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Polish, Slovak, Ukrainian, Simplified Chinese and Tradtional Chinese.

We've been following the development of DashClock in recent weeks, and if you're after a rundown of the best extensions around, you can check out our DashClock extensions feature. If you've yet to give it a try, you can pick it up for free at the Google Play link above — remember, you'll need and Android 4.2 device, and currently that's limited to Nexus phones and tablets.

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New York Times app updated, brings new night mode and customizable widget

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A quick heads up for users of the New York Times Android application, that an updated version has pushed out into Google Play. The two headline new features are a night mode — otherwise known as white text on a black background — and a pretty nice new customizable widget. Sadly, the widget is only available to users on Android 4.x, but that aside it does a pretty nice job. It's customizable, so will display whichever category you most desire to see updates from. 

The only drawback as far as we can see with it, is that the default size of the widget is 4×1. It's scrollable, but unless you're in a position to be able to resize your widgets, it's pretty small, and doesn't even display one full article. It also won't match the theme choice from within the app, it's permanently set to white-on-black. Grab yourselves a copy from the Google Play link above.

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DashClock Update Introduces Calendar Locations, Shortcut to Get More Extensions, and Calendar Visibility

Yes, another DashClock post. The coverage, I’m sure can be nauseating, especially to those that don’t have lock screen widget access, but this app really is that good. It’s quite the simple idea, yet has been executed so precisely that it’s an app we can’t help but watch constantly. With our favorite apps receiving support for [...]

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Beautiful Widgets gets updated to version 5.1 to include new widgets, more functionality

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Beautiful widgets has just gotten updated to version 5.1 and gives it even more options and flexibility for users—making the awesome app even better than ever. In addition to having a few new widgets available (such as Barebone for tablets), the developer has finally removed the geolocation option in the widget— finally allowing users to manually enter their desired home location manually. Another noteworthy feature is the inclusion of the Lifestyles widget which in conjunction with AccuWeather, helps users to show different ratings in order to help you plan those fun outdoor activities like going out for a run or finally having that long overdue cookout.

There are more neat improvements and new additions to the app, but you’ll need to hit past the break to get an idea of what each are and grab the updated app from the Play Store as well.

 

New Features

 
  • New weather provider WeatherUnderground
  •  New Forecast Fragment Lifestyles
  • New widgets for tablets
  • New beta channel
 

Improvements

 
  • New layouts for WeatherWidgets 4×1
  • The geolocation can be removed
  • Add a setting to disable the weather animations
  • Hide Home Fragment, and put Tutorial when there is no widgets
  • Add clear app shortcut
  • Unlock Animation Stop without fade
  • Add a 4×1 layout to match the old home 4×1
  • New date formats
  • New translations
  • Physical menu button opens the Sliding menu in the Forecast Screen
  • Physical search button open the search in Location and Theme Store
  • FileLogger rewritten
  • Add compression on weather provider requests
  • Swipe to dismiss improvements
 

Bug fixes

 
  • Fix blue temperature text on blue sky
  • First image doesn’t load in ThemeStore
  • Wording correction
  • FileLogger issue when no SD
  • Support theme without good NinePatch
  • Daydream animation issues
  • Battery percent launch the forecast screen
  • The layout of Clock 4×4 is bad for a layout upper than 5×5
  • Snow in mm instead of cm
  • Weather 1×1 layout issue when temp < -10°
  • Daydream data doesn’t update
  • The days are bad shorten on Weather widget
  • Toggle silence and Timed Silence not working as previous
  • Display issue with double digits negative temp
  • Inverted temperatures are not working well
  • Import external themes show a “theme not found”
  • Widget 4×1, Home Legacy layout don’t apply
  • 4×1 Inverted Layout, at least for tablets
  • TextClock widget, minutes not clickable when shortcut to settings not activated
  • Graphical bug after sort in themeStore
  • Today widget no longer opens the calendar
  • Fix livewallpaper background color
  • Fix few crashes
  • And more…

 

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Any.DO Updated With DashClock Support, A New Daily Planning Feature Called ‘Moment’, And More

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Any.DO – one of the best looking task managers on Android – just got an update that makes the app even more useful. For starters, it now has DashClock support; if you’re not already using DashClock Widget, then you’re missing out on the single best widget of all time. Really, it’s pretty amazing. But that’s a different story.

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Aside from that, is a new feature called Any.DO Moment, which is essentially an elegant daily reminder to plan your day. Because everyone knows: plan your work, and work your plan. That’s one of those quasi-motivational things that they tell you at work, right?

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Beautiful Widgets gets updated to version 5.1 to include new widgets, more functionality

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Beautiful widgets has just gotten updated to version 5.1 and gives it even more options and flexibility for users—making the awesome app even better than ever. In addition to having a few new widgets available (such as Barebone for tablets), the developer has finally removed the geolocation option in the widget— finally allowing users to manually enter their desired home location manually. Another noteworthy feature is the inclusion of the Lifestyles widget which in conjunction with AccuWeather, helps users to show different ratings in order to help you plan those fun outdoor activities like going out for a run or finally having that long overdue cookout.

There are more neat improvements and new additions to the app, but you’ll need to hit past the break to get an idea of what each are and grab the updated app from the Play Store as well.

 

New Features

 
  • New weather provider WeatherUnderground
  •  New Forecast Fragment Lifestyles
  • New widgets for tablets
  • New beta channel
 

Improvements

 
  • New layouts for WeatherWidgets 4×1
  • The geolocation can be removed
  • Add a setting to disable the weather animations
  • Hide Home Fragment, and put Tutorial when there is no widgets
  • Add clear app shortcut
  • Unlock Animation Stop without fade
  • Add a 4×1 layout to match the old home 4×1
  • New date formats
  • New translations
  • Physical menu button opens the Sliding menu in the Forecast Screen
  • Physical search button open the search in Location and Theme Store
  • FileLogger rewritten
  • Add compression on weather provider requests
  • Swipe to dismiss improvements
 

Bug fixes

 
  • Fix blue temperature text on blue sky
  • First image doesn’t load in ThemeStore
  • Wording correction
  • FileLogger issue when no SD
  • Support theme without good NinePatch
  • Daydream animation issues
  • Battery percent launch the forecast screen
  • The layout of Clock 4×4 is bad for a layout upper than 5×5
  • Snow in mm instead of cm
  • Weather 1×1 layout issue when temp < -10°
  • Daydream data doesn’t update
  • The days are bad shorten on Weather widget
  • Toggle silence and Timed Silence not working as previous
  • Display issue with double digits negative temp
  • Inverted temperatures are not working well
  • Import external themes show a “theme not found”
  • Widget 4×1, Home Legacy layout don’t apply
  • 4×1 Inverted Layout, at least for tablets
  • TextClock widget, minutes not clickable when shortcut to settings not activated
  • Graphical bug after sort in themeStore
  • Today widget no longer opens the calendar
  • Fix livewallpaper background color
  • Fix few crashes
  • And more…

 

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The best DashClock Widget extensions we’re using

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DashClock Widget is the newest fascination among users that have devices running Android 4.2, and one of the biggest reasons is the potential for customizations via extensions. The widget itself has a solid core set of functional extensions such as weather, calendar and Gmail, but the real fun begins when you start grabbing new extensions for other apps to plug into the widget.

Hang with us after the break and see a few of the best DashClock Widget extensions that we're using.

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[New App] AnyDash Displays Notifications From Any App In DashClock

unnamedMore DashClock extensions? Well, people are pretty excited about the functionality DashClock brings. So yes, more DashClock extensions. The AnyDash extension actually opens up a world of possibilities by piping notifications from any app into DashClock. There are a few caveats, but it looks like everyone’s favorite clock widget just got much more useful.

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AnyDash has to be registered as an accessibility app before you can use it. This allows it to sweep up notifications from the Android system and display the appropriate icon in DashClock (nothing nefarious going on here). All you have to do is pick the app you want monitored and choose an icon.

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[New App] DashClock Facebook Extension Makes Your Clock More Social

unnamedDashClock is definitely the flavor of the week. Developers are falling all over themselves to build extensions for this multi-talented clock widget, and here’s an interesting one. Whether you use DashClock on your lock screen or home screen, the new DashClock Facebook Extension could save you all kinds of frustration.

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This app is simple – it displays your unread messages and notification count on the DashClock widget so you don’t have to pop open the Facebook app as often. You will need to have the DashClock app installed, but Facebook itself is actually optional. You’ll log in via the extension and can set the refresh interval from there.

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Plume for DashClock officially available in the Play Store now

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Plume is no doubt one hell of a Twitter client for our Android devices, but the developers have just released one hell of a widget for its users as well. Based of the DashClock Widget extension, the new widget allows for users to have yet another means to check out the date, time and of course, what is happening in that oh-so important Twitter feed and all that good stuff. The great thing about this DashClock Widget extension is that it’s completely open-sourced—- meaning there is all sorts of goodies that’s just waiting to be toyed with.

For now, the new widget extension is available for Android 4.2+ devices only, so if you’re on that version of Jelly Bean— head on down to the Play Store and grab it today— you’ll be glad you did.

 

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DashClock Widget: new features added, Plume plugin now available

DashClock Widget has quickly ascended to the throne as one of our favorite apps since it arrived on the scene last week. It’s an app which gives you a simple and beautiful widget to place on the home-screen and lock-screen of your Android 4.2 phones and tablets. The app was created by Googler Roman Nurik, and its biggest claim to fame has been its open-source goodness.

Nurik designed the app to allow third-party developers to hook into it so that they can provide their own plugins to show up alongside the rest of the pre-built widget options. We saw this functionality taken advantage of quite early with the latest version of Falcon Pro, and now another app has decided to join in on the fun.

LevelUp Studio has created a small plugin for the widget that will pull the amount of unread tweets, mentions, and direct messages from Plume, the company’s Twitter client. You can get a collapsed and condensed looked at this information, or get a more fleshed out experience which includes the content of the latest tweet. Like we advised when similar features were added for Falcon Pro, this won’t revolutionize or change your Twitter experience but it certainly doesn’t hurt to have.

While we’re still on the subject of DashClock, the app has gotten a very nice upgrade recently. Version 1.2 adds a whole host of new features and bug fixes. For starters, you can adjust the background opacity of DashClock Widget when it’s placed on the home-screen, you now have an option to have the date and time centered at all times, you can further customize shortcuts for the clock and weather, there’s a new home-screen shortcut that can take you right to the widget configuration screen, and localization for German, Russian, Spanish and French has been added.

As for bugs, Exchange calendar support should be working correctly, a bug that caused the weather not to load for some regions has been fixed, and a few “common crashes” have also been resolved. That’s a whole lot of app for a whole lot of nothing, so be sure to download it in the Google Play Store and give it a try if you’re on an Android device with 4.2 or higher.

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AnyDash adds DashClock Widget extension for notifications from any app

Roman Nurik has created quite the stir in the Android world with his one little app. DashClock Widget lets developers plug into the open-sourced app to create extensions that will show useful information in a beautiful way. We’ve already seen the likes of Falcon Pro and Plume tap into its power, and now another great extension has popped up.

Developer Rob J has created AnyDash, an extension that will allow you to use the notifications from (almost) any app on your phone as items in DashClock. This is a great way to add support for your favorite apps which haven’t gotten around to building DashClock functionality. For instance, I could get information about the latest Tweets from the official Twitter app if I prefer to use that instead of Falcon Pro or Plume (not that I do prefer that, but bear with me here).

The developer states that some apps might not work well with DashClock, but urges you to drop him a line whenever you come across a problematic app to see if he can iron out the kinks. Full support for DashClock in an app is a lot better, of course, but if you have a favorite app that you want to use with DashClock and the developer hasn’t built anything for it this is a great way to build a bridge while you continue to bombard them with emails demanding full support. Have at it in the Google Play Store (DashClock, AnyDash) and see if this dynamic duo doesn’t get you to understand the true spirit and benefits of open software.

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Plume for DashClock officially available in the Play Store now

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Plume is no doubt one hell of a Twitter client for our Android devices, but the developers have just released one hell of a widget for its users as well. Based of the DashClock Widget extension, the new widget allows for users to have yet another means to check out the date, time and of course, what is happening in that oh-so important Twitter feed and all that good stuff. The great thing about this DashClock Widget extension is that it’s completely open-sourced—- meaning there is all sorts of goodies that’s just waiting to be toyed with.

For now, the new widget extension is available for Android 4.2+ devices only, so if you’re on that version of Jelly Bean— head on down to the Play Store and grab it today— you’ll be glad you did.

 

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Plume for DashClock officially available in the Play Store now

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Plume is no doubt one hell of a Twitter client for our Android devices, but the developers have just released one hell of a widget for its users as well. Based of the DashClock Widget extension, the new widget allows for users to have yet another means to check out the date, time and of course, what is happening in that oh-so important Twitter feed and all that good stuff. The great thing about this DashClock Widget extension is that it’s completely open-sourced—- meaning there is all sorts of goodies that’s just waiting to be toyed with.

For now, the new widget extension is available for Android 4.2+ devices only, so if you’re on that version of Jelly Bean— head on down to the Play Store and grab it today— you’ll be glad you did.

 

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Plume for DashClock officially available in the Play Store now

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Plume is no doubt one hell of a Twitter client for our Android devices, but the developers have just released one hell of a widget for its users as well. Based of the DashClock Widget extension, the new widget allows for users to have yet another means to check out the date, time and of course, what is happening in that oh-so important Twitter feed and all that good stuff. The great thing about this DashClock Widget extension is that it’s completely open-sourced—- meaning there is all sorts of goodies that’s just waiting to be toyed with.

For now, the new widget extension is available for Android 4.2+ devices only, so if you’re on that version of Jelly Bean— head on down to the Play Store and grab it today— you’ll be glad you did.

 

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Plume adds its own open-sourced DashClock Widget extension

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Another day, another DashClock Widget extension, it seems. The latest is from Twitter app Plume. It's doing things a little bit different. Whereas Falcon Pro baked its DashClock extension directly into the app, Plume's is a separate download. That's an extra step, but Plume developer LevelUp Studio also released its extension code as open-source which in addition to being awesome is also in the spirit of DashClock Widget, which itself is open-sourced.

A reminder that you'll need Android 4.2.x to use DashClock Widget.

Hit the link above to download the extension. And hit the link below for the raw code.

More: Plume for DashClock on Github

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DashClock Widget v1.2 adds shortcuts, visual tweaks, new languages

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If you've got an Android phone or tablet that's got Android 4.2.x and you're not using DashClock Widget, you are, quite frankly, doing it wrong. And the app that turns the Jelly Bean lock screen widgets into more than just wishful thinking — by the way, it's already in the 50,000 to 100,000 download range, and we'd be willing to bet it's on the high end of that — got an update to version 1.2 today, bringing with it a number of improvements.

First up are some new visual tweaks, allowing for custom opacity, as well as the ability to center the clock. You also can assign application shortcuts to the weather and clock widgets. Nice. Then there's the addition of extensions for missed calls and new text messages. Or perhaps you'd be interested in support for French, German, Spanish and Russian. Use Microsoft Exchange for your calendar? It's now supported. Some of this is tucked into a new "advanced" menu, so dive into the settings to see the new features.

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If you are a big Google Now fan, you would be happy to know that the search engine giant has released an update to the app and has made it even better now. Not just that, the Google Now service has a widget now, a home screen widget. Also, the cards have been updated to provide more info.

For example, movie cards have now been integrated with the Rotten Tomatoes movie rating service, so you get movie ratings with the cards. And if you have bought tickets for a movie using the Fandango service via Google Now, the app will automatically bring up the tickets to the movie once you reach the theatre, that’s just so awesome.

And what if you are out looking for a place to rent or buy? Real estate cards are just awesome on Google Now. If you arrive at a place for a showing, the Google Now app will provide you with an in depth look at everything that particular house has to offer, without you ever asking for all this info.

And with all this, the widget provides more awesome features. For example, it shows you a quick preview of what the Google Now service has in store for you, so that you are not surprised when you open the app. You will get weather forecasts, stock prices, movie info, live score updates, navigation info, and much more. But since the widget is still in its first version, it is not yet completely polished. You may find it a bit annoying at times, but there is no doubt you will like it. For example, the amount of information display and the resizing of the info all need some working on. Probably, we will see an update pretty soon with all these issues addressed.

So what are you waiting for? The update is already available on the Android Play Store. Go there and download now if you haven’t got the notification yet.

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My InfoZone widget from Verizon will give you weekly tips and tricks on your Android device

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Verizon is introducing their MyInfo Widget for your Android devices. It’s a handy widget that will show you your battery percentage, battery drain, links to your Verizon account, storage space left, etc. Plenty of things that are helpful to have at a glance. It even offers links for support pages specific to your device. It will also feature a few tips and tricks to help you out here and there, and new tips every week. Verizon says they’ll be releasing 3 new tips per week, so we’ll have to see how that goes. It’s a clean, functional widget, so it looks like Verizon users shouldn’t mind having this one preloaded on their devices too much. Hit the video below to see the widget in action.

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My InfoZone widget from Verizon will give you weekly tips and tricks on your Android device

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Verizon is introducing their MyInfo Widget for your Android devices. It’s a handy widget that will show you your battery percentage, battery drain, links to your Verizon account, storage space left, etc. Plenty of things that are helpful to have at a glance. It even offers links for support pages specific to your device. It will also feature a few tips and tricks to help you out here and there, and new tips every week. Verizon says they’ll be releasing 3 new tips per week, so we’ll have to see how that goes. It’s a clean, functional widget, so it looks like Verizon users shouldn’t mind having this one preloaded on their devices too much. Hit the video below to see the widget in action.

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Google Now updated with support for widgets, added information sources

Google Now updated with support for widgets, added information sources

Google already tipped its hand on this one, but those looking for some widgets with their Google Now can get their fix today with the latest update to the Google Search app for Android. In addition to letting you add a Now widget to either your home screen or lock screen, the update also adds ratings from Rotten Tomatoes and movie passes from Fandango (including a reminder for when you need to leave for the movie), as well as real estate listings from Zillow.

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Google Search Update is Live, Brings Google Now Widget to Home and Lockscreens

Moments ago, Google pushed an update out to Google Search in Google Play, bringing some slick new features that we have been talking about over the past couple of days. Google Now widget, anyone? On top of an all new widget that can be placed on either your homescreen or lockscreen, movie rating are pulled from Rotten Tomatoes, there are movie [...]

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My InfoZone widget from Verizon will give you weekly tips and tricks on your Android device

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Verizon is introducing their MyInfo Widget for your Android devices. It’s a handy widget that will show you your battery percentage, battery drain, links to your Verizon account, storage space left, etc. Plenty of things that are helpful to have at a glance. It even offers links for support pages specific to your device. It will also feature a few tips and tricks to help you out here and there, and new tips every week. Verizon says they’ll be releasing 3 new tips per week, so we’ll have to see how that goes. It’s a clean, functional widget, so it looks like Verizon users shouldn’t mind having this one preloaded on their devices too much. Hit the video below to see the widget in action.

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DashClock Widget brings a beautiful open sourced widget for your Android 4.2 lock screen [VIDEO]

Hot off the Google Play Store comes DashClock Widget. It aims to be your central clock widget for your Android 4.2 lock screen.  DashClock allows you to see your current weather, unread emails and text messages, and much more. The best part? It’s open sourced, meaning that anyone can take the widget and make mods and themes for it.

We really appreciate the simplicity and beauty of DashClock Widget. It’s no surprise that it follows Google’s design practices since it was created by a Google engineer, Roman Nurik. DashClock Widget uses “extensions” to show you the information you care about. At launch, you can choose to view your current weather, unread emails and text messages, your next appointment, next alarm, and missed calls. The real beauty lies in keeping this widget open sourced.

Developers and modders can tap into the app’s code and APIs here, allowing them to make custom extensions and customize the widget any way they see fit. As far as customization goes, DashClock is pretty limited. You can’t change the transparency or colors of the widget, but that should all change once developers get their hands on it. You can check out the app in action in our hands on video above, and give the free app a shot in the Google Play Store if you’re on Android 4.2 or higher.

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