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  • Google Voice update adds short code support, warns you when you text 911

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    An update to Google Voice today brings a useful, if not earth-shattering, new feature: support for SMS short codes. If your primary phone number is the one associated with your Google Voice account, this means you’ll finally be able to use these codes for online banking and other services without your message showing up as sent from your carrier number. Today’s update also adds a warning message whenever you type the 911 short code — a handy safeguard, if you ask us. Nab the Android app update via the source link below.

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    Via: Android Central

    Source: Google Play

  • Amazon Prime is the first subscription video service with an offline option, on Kindle HDX

    Amazon Prime is the first subscription video service with an offline option, on Kindle HDX

    As a part of delivering its newest lineup of Kindle Fire HDX tablets with Fire OS 3.0, Amazon also added a new feature to its Prime Instant Video subscription plan that Netflix, Hulu and the rest don’t have: downloads. The company told AllThingsD that this ability applies to “tens of thousands” of items from NBC, Viacom, Sony, Warner Bros. and CBS, with downloads ready for up to 30 days, and viewable for up to 48 hours after users start watching. Amazon hasn’t announced any plans to bring the feature to its older slates or other platforms, nor has it shared other details about how it works. We’ll have to wait and see if the competition negotiates / implements similar features soon — that we can’t even watch some OITNB or House of Cards stored on a tablet during a plane ride without going to some third party tech like PlayOn seems absolutely silly.

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    Source: Amazon

  • Google Search app for Android updated with location-based related websites and more

    Google Search app for Android updated with locationbased related websites and more

    Today’s the day for updates to Google’s Android apps. The latest to get a revision is the company’s main Search app, which sees a slew of new features and minor tweaks. That includes the ability to display a related website based on your current location, as well as offer sports and flight updates in realtime instead of on a 15-minute delay. Beyond that, you’ll now be able to set reminders based on things like album or book releases, view event tickets from select websites, and see additional Smart TV cards (which require an actual smart TV) for news and music that’s currently on your TV. Another feature that’s said to be “rolling out gradually” is the ability to automatically tell others when you’ve left work. You can find the full rundown of all the new features (and the app itself) in the Google Play store.

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    Via: Droid Life

    Source: Google Play

  • Alcatel One Touch Evolve and Fierce coming to T-Mobile this October

    Alcatel One Touch Evolve and Fierce coming to TMobile this October

    Not only is Alcatel One Touch on a roll in Europe and Asia, it’s starting to make more strides in the US. Sure, this isn’t the company’s first rodeo in this neck of the woods — the Shockwave came to US Cellular last fall, while the Idol has been available online as an unlocked handset for a few months — but it’s refreshing to see it get its foot in the door with one of the big four networks. This morning, Alcatel announced that it has two budget-friendly devices coming to T-Mobile next month: the Evolve (pictured above) and the Fierce (pictured below).

    The Fierce is the nicest of the pair, featuring a 4.5-inch qHD display with a 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, 1,800mAh battery, 5MP rear camera and Android 4.2. The Evolve, on the other hand, has a 4-inch WVGA screen, Android 4.1, 1GHz MT6575 SoC, 4GB total storage, microSD support up to 32GB, a 5MP rear camera and 1,400mAh battery. Certainly prime material for the budget category; the Fierce will come in silver and slate and will retail for $170 off-contract (that’s $20 down with monthly payments of $6), while the Evolve will start at $100 off-contract ($28 down with $3 monthly payments). Alcatel tells us that both phones will be offered for a slightly lower cost during the holiday season, in case you’re looking for a more basic smartphone for the kiddos.

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