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Monday, October 12, 2015

Marshmallow Installed, It's Time To Test Out Android Auto

After waiting for a week for the over-the-air Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for my Google Nexus 5, I decided to install the update manually. Flashing the factory image onto my phone took a little bit of time but I was able to do it successfully.
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Elon Musk Clarifies He Doesn't Hate Apple, Says Apple Watch Is Beautiful

Elon Musk wants everyone to know he doesn't hate Apple.

The Handelsblatt interview where the Tesla Motors CEO referred to Apple as being a "Tesla Graveyard," was from last month. But the news started circulating just a couple of days ago among popular blogs and news reporting sites in the United States, which prompted Musk to clarify what he meant in the interview.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Tesla's Worst Engineers Good Enough For Apple Says Elon Musk

After months of having their engineers poached away by Apple, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is hitting back saying Apple hires people Tesla fires. Musk didn't hold back, commenting on Apple's car project, the Apple Watch, and even gave Apple a nickname in his interview with German newspaper Handelsblatt.

Verizon Set To Hike Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plan Prices Next Month

Are you one of the elite few who has survived changing data plans on Verizon and kept your priceless unlimited plan for all these years? Well, there is some news for you, and it's not very good. The cellphone carrier has announced a price hike for the data plan.

This may not go down very well with existing customers.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Pioneer NEX Custom ROMs Could Bring Android Auto To Older Head Units

While Apple CarPlay and Google's Android Auto are relatively closed systems, it doesn't stop developers from looking for hacks. The two softwares run off of respective smartphones but there is a platform that runs natively on dashboard head units which has had the potential for some tweaking.

I am talking about Pioneer NEX.

Developers have had some success exploring the possibility of running custom ROMs on first generation NEX head units over the last two months. They have, so far, managed to boot software directly from the SD card slot on these NEX head units.

Here are some more details.

Friday, October 9, 2015

2015 Moto G Listed Among Motorola's Marshmallow Supported Devices

Motorola has published a blog post enlisting the smartphones that will get the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. 2015 Moto G and Moto X Play owners will be getting the update along with a few other devices.

See the complete list below the page break.

HTC Working On Marshmallow Update For These Smartphones...

HTC has announced a list of smartphones that will get the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. They also hinted on a possible date on when to expect the update. If you own an HTC device purchased in the last two years, you will probably get the update.

Anyways, check out this complete list of supported HTC devices...

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Woman Killed After Waze Takes Her To The Wrong Address In Brazil [Report]

When technology falters, it can be dangerous.

Navigation apps and GPS devices have made their fair share of faux pas in recent times. But mapping services are constantly correcting errors using a combination of their own research and user feedback.

Anytime you hear people ending up at the wrong destination because of hiccups in their mapping app, it's never good news. Tragedy struck a couple in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this week, when they errantly ended up in the city's most notorious favela, or slum area. They were using Waze to get directions.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

CarPlay Beats Android Auto In Winning Over Porsche [Report]

According to a very revealing report posted by Motor Trend this week, Porsche has chosen to go with Apple CarPlay in their upcoming 2017 Porsche 911, and not Google's Android Auto. And the reason for it is the way both companies collect car data for Porsche to use the software.

The report was posted on Motor Trend a couple of days back and was immediately updated to include a response from Google. Here are some more details...

Google Play Music Family Plan Rolling Out Soon For $14.99 Per Month [Google Event Recap]

Last week's keynote has made it clear that Google wants to make its presence felt in the music space. The tech giant made plenty of announcements at the event and many of them were related to music in some way or the other.

Google Play Music is one of the top options for Android users when it comes to music streaming. Currently, you can only get an individual subscription to the service for $9.99 per month. But in response to competing services like Apple Music, Rdio and Spotify announcing reduced price family plans, Google will soon provide an option of their own.