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Next Lock Screen updated, now with more messaging support and music controls

The experimental Garage Team of Microsoft has been busy working on new apps and updates of existing apps. The Next Lock Screen app for Android was updated only last December but more improvements have been added recently by the Microsoft Garage Team. The Next Lock Screen for Android now has Music Player Controls, more multimedia messaging (MMS) support, enhanced instant messaging support, and improved performance on memory usage aside from the expected bug fixes.

Avy Android-powered Smart Speaker to be unveiled at CES 2015

CES 2015 will probably be filled with hundreds to thousands of Android-powered devices. We've seen a number of products the past few days and we can expect a barrage of announcements every hour until the event is over. Joining the lot is this Avy smart speaker by Zettalya-- a new startup based in Westport, Connecticut. It's an Internet-connected speaker that allows access to millions of songs available on the Internet.

LG to showcase WiFi speakers series in 2015 CES

The 2015 CES is still a month away, but already OEMs are trotting out (on the Internet at least) their products that will be on display during the expo. Aside from the usual smartphones or tablets, get ready for a glut of other devices, specifically wearables and music or video accessories. One of the first out the door is LG, which will be unveiling their Music Flow Wi-Fi Series.

Deezer update: lyrics you can read or sing-along to

With the continued popularity of Spotify (despite Taylor Swift's break-up with them) and Google creating YouTube Music Key, competition in the music streaming service has never been tougher. Another competitor, Deezer, is stepping up its game in the latest update as it gives users the chance not just to listen to songs they like but sing-along to the ones they love with the new lyrics feature.

Hyundai hands car dash to Android, Apple for device-based interface

Hyundai has made it known that Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay will be very much central to how they imagine their cars’ dashboards in the near future, particularly starting in 2015. A new entertainment hub/display will be coming to the Korean car manufacturer’s vehicles that will be ditching the current standard CD player and onboard navigation. The music and map apps on the owner’s Android or Apple device will take over that function.

HBO GO now on Amazon Fire TV

Finally, HBO Go is now on Amazon Fire TV. People have been clamoring for the HBO Go app but it took HBO a while to bring it to the web TV platform. Other platforms already have it but it's only now Amazon Fire TV users can get to enjoy more shows from HBO. This piece of news strengthens the claim that the number of apps available on Amazon Fire TV is now up four times. HBO Go is a great addition especially now that over 1,700 titles are in HBO's archive.

T-Mobile adds Google Music and 14 other services to Music Freedom

T-Mobile has got more in store for faithful subscribers as it brings free Google Music streaming together with 26 other services. The carrier has been very generous lately by extending its Music Freedom service. The company decided not to count music streaming against your monthly data so more people are happy now.

Android Auto now supports audio and messaging apps

With Android Lollipop, Android Wear, and a bit of Android TV now safely on the road, Google gets to train its real road warrior, the Android Auto. Google is now opening the doors for Android developers to start tweaking their apps to provide support for Android's in-vehicle incarnation. Although not yet feature complete or in its final form, the new Android Auto APIs already support two use cases: that of creating apps for audio playback and apps for receiving and responding to messages.

YouTube now brings easier music search, subscription service

If you're one of those who leaves a YouTube playlist streaming on your device or desktop while working or studying or reading, then the newest update from the video network might make you dance like Taylor Swift in Shake It Off (Hi Spotify). The app will now make it easier for you to look for your favorite songs (and even albums) from your favorite artists, and will now even offer a streaming subscription service. Just think of it as Google Play Music but with videos.

AVG releases Android App Performance Report

Whether you like it or not, poor battery life is one of the major hindrances to enjoying your mobile device. No matter how high the specs of your latest smartphone or tablet is, if it’s always running out of power, it’s useless. That is why power banks are so popular these days because they give extra juice to your very important gadget. Power banks or protective cases with extra battery can be lifesavers these days. But what’s really making batteries run low easily?
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