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Paranoid Android HALO 2.0 arrives with multitouch and more

Paranoid Android first came available in beta form back in early-June. Since then we have seen some updates and changes, however it appears as if things have just been updated to v2.0. This is being shown as the first public preview of HALO 2.0 and it is arriving with v3.97 of the Paranoid Android ROM. And in addition to the HALO update, PA3.97 also brought some other changes.

Amazon SNS with Mobile Push unveiled as cross-platform notification service

Amazon, through Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced a new push notification solution for developers. This is arriving as the Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) with Mobile Push and it is described as being fast, fully managed and cross platform. And perhaps the icing on the cake for some developers, Amazon has said this can be used to send up to one million notifications per month without incurring any cost.

Light Flow update adds Android 4.3 support, remote notification clearing

What started out as a simple app to change notification LED colors for Android has become one of the most popular and powerful notification tools around. Light Flow was just updated with a slew of new features, supports for tons of other applications previously not supported, and new goodies for Android 4.3 Jelly Bean users.

Active Notifications app brings Moto X Active Display features to Android 4.3

Motorola unveiled the Moto X earlier in the month and while the handset has a decent set of specs, much of the focus was on the user experience. Part of that experience is something called Active Display. This means the handset will be able to show incoming notifications for items such as SMS messages or emails without having to light up the full display. With that in mind, a new app called Active Notifications has recently entered the Play Store and it will bring similar features to other handsets.

What’s this icon? Galaxy S4 notification bar icons explained

The Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone has a lot of features, options, and settings. Surely you've seen an odd icon appear in your notification bar up top and wondered what exactly it was. Plus if you're anything like me, you've had your parents call more than once saying, "What's this eye-shaped icon" and things of that nature. Well, Samsung has an icon glossary explaining each and every icon.

Ingress update brings ‘under attack’ notifications and bug fixes

Today we're seeing a quick update for the somewhat popular but still in beta game from Google called Ingress. Google's Niantic Labs released the game back in November in a very limited beta, and the game is still in that same state today. However, for those lucky enough to be enjoying the game it received quite the update today with lots of improvements. Sorry, it will still drain your battery faster than the speed of sound. Read on for more details.
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