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Stream your Tivo-ed shows on mobile devices with new update

You've TiVo-ed the latest episode of Game of Thrones, but when you were supposed to watch it, you fell asleep because you were so tired from work. You wanted to watch it while commuting to work the next day but you can't very well bring your Tivo machine while on the subway or bus. The new update to the TiVo app for Android will solve that problem for you as it will let you stream shows you've recorded on your Tivo.

Waze update brings Places, Parking Pins

If you haven't had your fill yet of location-based services that will help you navigate your way through unfamiliar places, then if you haven't been using Waze yet, the newest update might just convince you to get the app. Version 3.9 introduces a whole slew of new features, with the greatest of them being the addition of Places, which will create a crowd-sourced wealth of information regarding both businesses and residential areas.

Two models of the Sony Xperia Z3 get root access

Sony Xperia fans have been relatively excited about the Xperia Z3 since it was launched by the Japanese electronics company at IFA 2014 in Berlin earlier this month. And looking at the model’s stunning visuals, sleek UI, and classy and premium design language – really, what’s not to like? If you’re already an owner of an Xperia Z3, you might say that all this unit needs now is root access. Well, you might not have to wait long for it.

Ray Ozzie’s Talko gives back our voices, coming to Android soon

Although it has been a while since the Lotus Notes creator stepped away from his post in Microsoft, Ray Ozzie hasn't completely retired from software scene just yet. Co-founding a startup, Ozzie and company have now released their app Talko which isn't as much a revolution as it is a going back to the roots of communication.

Sunshine tool unlocks Motorola, HTC devices, allows ‘s-off’

While you may say that with HTC devices, you are getting your money’s worth – especially for the acclaimed HTC One M8 – there are security limitations to their devices that doesn’t allow for, err… the “creative” side of Android software – including custom ROMs, full root access and the like. The same goes for Motorola. Fortunately for us, there teams out there who do their life’s work trying to give us full value – and full access – for our money spent on these devices.

Chrome Apps for Mobile: Chromium Webview, more Google services

Lately you've heard of Google's, as well as third party developers', efforts to bring Android apps to Chrome, or to Chrome OS to be exact. Now Google is turning the tables around with an update to its Chrome Apps for Mobile tool that adds access to more Google Play services as well as the latest Chromium-based Webview for Chrome web apps that want to have a presence on both Android and iOS as well.

Samsung looking at payment process through smartwatches

South Korean gadget giant Samsung is reportedly looking at how they can incorporate simple payment functions to the next wearable devices – smartwatches, more specifically. The target is the Mobile World Congress slated for early in 2015, where by that time, Samsung is expected to launch a payments-enabled smartwatch.

Anki Drive race gaming soon to support Android devices

Anki Drive is the new generation of remote control car racing. A lot of Gen X-ers grew up with remote control cars, helicopters and planes being top-of-the-line in toy technology, but we are a long ways into the future from those days. Enter Anki Drive, a race car gaming combo which brings together mobile gaming, bleeding edge wireless technology, and robotics into one awesome mashup. Even better, it’s coming to Android really soon.

Android L to offer devices encryption as default out-of-the-box

Just to set things straight, encryption of personal data has been available to Android users since 2011. It was one of those features that users rarely talk about and never get around to using. But with the spate of high-profile leaks of personal data – videos, pictures, and the like – a lot more people are now looking to security features in devices to protect sensitive and personal data. Enter Google’s announcement that the next Android operating system release – presently known as Android L and set to be launched pretty soon – will have encryption turned on by default for devices which will carry the new OS.
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