Android Wear

Watch YouTube videos on your Android Wear with new app

Your smartwatch may not be the most ideal device with which to watch videos on, but aren't there moments when you can't bring out your smartphone and you just absolutely have to view something right then and there? Well, if that video is on YouTube and if you have a wearable running on Android Wear, then you will be able to do so. A new app called Video for Android Wear & YouTube is pretty self-explanatory as to what it will do for you.

Cool new APIs out for Google Calendar, Google Maps

Google is pushing out some new APIs for app developers to play around with, this in relatively known and very much used app platforms like Google Calendar and Google Maps. The first API is for you to be able to attach files to Google Calendar entries, which sounds uber useful. The second one is for using Google Maps to present you with the perfect bike ride profile on an Android Wear platform, like a smartwatch.

Ford set to launch MyFord app for Android Wear

US-based car makers Ford is making an effort so that they do not get left behind in the in-car infotainment system space as it debuts the MyFord Mobile app extension. The app will be made specifically for smartwatches, which means Android Wear for Android users and the Apple Watch on iOS, even as Ford brings online its new SYNC 3 infotainment system.

Deus Ex Aria brings gesture control power to your wearable

The idea of a smartwatch goes beyond it being used as a small wrist computer, health and fitness tracker, and a notifications device. The technology is new but it has been rapidly evolving, thanks to smartwatch developers especially those who believe that Android Wear is THE future of wearables.

New Android Wear watch faces now available on Google Play

Google's Android Wear team has just announced a bunch of new Android Wear watchfaces. It took some time for the Android Wear developers to announce this new series since the last batch was released last December. Sure, there may be other watch faces available but these new ones are from the Android team, designed exclusively by 17 popular brands in retail and fashion today.

Researchers able to hack into Samsung, LG smartwatches

Smartwatches may not be as ubiquitous now as smartphones and tablets, but they are already slowly seeping their way into our digital consciousness. Most users are secure in the knowledge that the information and data that gets transmitted from their smartphones to their wearables are encrypted and secure. Well, you might rethink that, particularly if you're using an LG and Samsung smartwatch, as a group of researchers were able to hack into it as part of their study and experiment on encryption.

Moto 360 still unable to receive Android Wear update

If your smartwatch runs on the Android Wear platform, you've probably been enjoying the latest update, version 5.1.1, for the past month or so. But if you own a Motorola 360, then you'd probably have been waiting in vain. The OEM confirms that until now, they are dealing with performance issues and the end isn't in sight anytime soon, without going into the specifics of the delay. Sadly, owners of the wearable have no choice but to wait until the issues are settled.
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