Android

Chrome demo includes debut of password generator

If you’re the type who keeps Chrome to the newest experimental build of the browser then you’re in for a nice surprise if you check out the latest version. Included in the build is a password generator that should give third party software like LastPass and 1Password a run for its money.

New features might trickle down to old Moto X, G users

Motorola’s Vice President of Product Management Punit Soni may have just given a lifeline to those who own last year’s variant of the Moto X and the Moto G. With the launch of the new Moto X at IFA 2014, we’re seeing a lot of new features to the brand spanking new upgrade – but there is hope for the old Moto X (and possibly Moto G) yet.

Google Glass, Moto 360 now available via Play Store

This week, to add to all the hysteria at IFA 2014, Google has updated its device store on the Google Play displays with two new devices – that is the Google Glass Explorer Edition and the Moto 360. It’s worth mentioning that Glass was already made available in the UK, but now it’s available in the US as well – at least, conveniently through the Google Play Store. Also, Motorola’s new roundface thingamajig has also been made available.

Nest Protect 2.0 software and updated app makes smoke alarms smarter

Nest made its name with the smart thermostats that allow people to control how much power they use and more. Nest also makes some high tech smoke alarms called the Nest protect smoke and CO alarms. Those smoke and carbon monoxide alarms will be getting a software update over the next two weeks that will bring them to software version 2.0.

Samsung Smart MultiXpress printers are powered by Android

Smartphones and tablets aren’t all that gets unveiled at IFA 2014. Samsung has rolled out what it claims to be the world's first printer powered by Android. Ten models fit into the new Smart MultiXpress multifunction printer line running the Android operating system.

Isis to become Softcard in official rebranding

Isis is a company that makes wallet software that is designed to allow users to shop, pay, and save money using their smartphones. The problem for the company is that a militant group from the Middle East that goes by the acronym ISIS is something that no company wants to be associated with.