Following up on a pivot that shifted Minus to be a chat and photo sharing service, an update to version 2.0 today brings a nicely refreshed and improved interface to the table. Building on the idea that Minus is made to help people meet and chat with its app, the new interface gives users an easy option to browse around a globe to find new people to connect with. Once you've made some new connections, the changes continue including a new greetings inbox for incoming chats, icons to indicate online users and an overall simpler navigation paradigm. As always, you still have access to a full-featured chat interface with both text and media sharing options.
The new version 2.0 update of Minus is now available in the Play Store, which you can find at the link above.
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Google is slowly turning into your one-stop place to shop for all your online content. With great music, movies, books and magazines (not to mention 700,000 apps) there's a good chance something you want is there waiting for you. Because it's such a big place, things can get a little complicated.
Don't worry, though. Android Central is here to help. We've assembled a list of featured stories that should help answer all your questions and get you well on your way to discovering all the great content — and how to best find it and get it on your Android device.
Nuance's assistant app, Dragon Mobile Assistant, has just received a notable update to version 4.0 today bringing in a new set of features and enhancements. With this latest update, Dragon Assistant will now automatically switch to Driving Mode when it detects that you are moving quickly enough to be driving, creating a seamless experience. Additionally, users can now have email dictation, so you can now create, dictate and send email through the app. Facebook activity will now automatically read out when enabled for notifications and newsfeed updates as well.
And what good would an update be without a bunch of stability and performance improvements, along with a bunch of bug fixes? Those are all here too. The version 4.0 update of the app has just been pushed out to the Play Store, which you can find at the link above.
Pesky bugs and unbearable heat are just two gripes in a laundry list of complaints about the sunniest time of the year. And while you may have an innate appreciation for summer’s virtues, other people have to be sold on the season
Luckily, for every one of summer’s supposed flaws, there’s also a bright side. We’ve compiled a list of them. below:
It’s so hot and gross out all the time
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1. But you can cool off in the pool
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All my favorite shows are on hiatus
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Kanye West jumped the gun on the June 18 release date for his sixth studio album, Yeezus, making it available to buy at KanyeWest.com a day early Monday night for $11.99. West skipped selling pre-orders of the album on iTunes.
UPDATE: For some Spotify users, Yeezus is already available to listen to online. Meanwhile, on iTunes, the album costs $11.99. And over on Amazon, it’s a few bucks cheaper at $9.99.
Visitors to the KanyeWest.com are greeted with an American Psycho-themed short film promoting the album. The clip — featuring Scott Disick and Jonathan Cheban from reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians — debuted last week during a private listening party in New York City (watch below), but this site-version is higher quality. Read more…
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Many people are avid users of Reddit, but if the conventions of dating had similar quirks and social cues, they’d likely down-vote it to oblivion
For its latest video, web series “If Dating Was Like…” looks at how courtship would work if it functioned like the social-sharing site — and the results are spot-on
Obviously, there would be lots of topic-jumping, maybe some trolling, an Internet meme here or there. It’s the kind of stuff that works online, but probably not IRL
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian agrees that the video accurately represents the spirit of Reddit. Indeed, he left a comment on YouTube, giving his stamp of approval Read more…
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Average daily sales of over 8,000 push total sales to 1 million in just 4 months
Since its introduction to the Korean market back in mid February, the Optimus G Pro has passed the 1 million sales mark according to LG. The manufacturer claims that this is the fastest it has reached the 1 million device milestone in its own country, hitting it in just 4 months with average daily sales of over 8,000 for the period. LG Says this tops its previous record sales of the Optimus LTE in Korea, which took a full 7 months. Naturally LG gives the credit to the number of features it packed into the Optimus G Pro, from the hardware side with LTE and a large HD display to the software UX improvements it has included and upgraded.
LG isn't talking about the sales figures of its Optimus G Pro elsewhere in the world, but these sales figures in its home country are certainly promising.
When it comes to promotion deals that rake in millions of dollars — 160 million, to be precise — Superman is as super human as ever. The Man of Steel, the subject of the new film that opened on June 14, has over 100 promotion partners, AdAge reports.
The Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. burger chains have produced an ad for the Super Bacon Cheeseburger that features Henry Cavill, who plays Superman in “Man of Steel,” and is directed by Zack Snyder, the film’s director. And from Gillette to Warby Parker to Twizzlers, there has been no stopping advertisers from capitalizing on the man who’s faster than a speeding bullet Read more…
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It’s been nine years since Monica and Chandler Bing packed up and moved out of their oversized apartment in the series finale of Friends (mind-boggling, right?). But take a look at this model by Brazilian artist Bruna Salvador Conforto, and a wave of nostalgia just about knocks you out.
The incredibly intricate model, made entirely of paper, took Conforto nearly two years to complete. Some of the items in the apartment were so tiny — like the glasses on the kitchen shelves — that she needed to use tweezers to build them. More impressive yet, this was Conforto’s first attempt at a paper model. Read more…
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Delaware law and Equity Holders Agreement both stand in the way of Dish's bid for Clearwire, claims Sprint
While it has publicly voiced its opposition to Dish's attempt to purchase a large portion of Clearwire, Sprint is taking things to the next level today by filing a lawsuit against the two companies to stop the deal once and for all. In a release put out to its official newsroom, Sprint details the fact that it has filed a complaint in Delaware against the two companies, citing that if the deal were to go through it would violate not only Delaware law but also Clearwire's Equity Holders Agreement (EHA).
The current deal, which could see Dish purchasing up to the 49.5-percent of Clearwire that Sprint doesn't already own, violates several different principles in Sprint's view.