The Google Now-esque cards have made their way to YouTube, and the slide-out menu has been redesigned. Interestingly enough, the first thing on the menu is “Uploads”, leading us to believe YouTube is concentrating on creation and uploads more than before.
Timely is a great new alarm clock app, available now in the Play Store
The long wait for the Moto X to reach the masses is nearly over. AT&T sent out a press release today, telling us that August 23 would be the day the Moto X would hit their stores. The press release went on to say that a few customers who registered at the AT&T Moto X page would get early access, and the ability to start the process on August 19.
Amazon refreshes their Silk browser, bringing a fresh interface and updated features
In anticipation of their new lines of Kindle devices, Amazon has tweaked Silk to make it a bit more intuitive and easy to use. While much of the features are available on other browsers, Amazon’s choice to bring some to the forefront is interesting. In many ways, Silk has become a bit more like other browsers, with a redesigned bookmarks bar, and your most recent visited pages on the new tab page.
Yahoo weather app is updated, showcases Flickr photos as background images
Now we find the marriage of the two, with Yahoo! weather being updated to further showcase stunning Flickr photos. Flickr has been involved in what they call “project weather” for a while, but this update brings those photos front and center.
Sony Honami is shown next to the Xperia Z Ultra and iPhone, gives camera details
The Honami has many who are impressed with the Z Ultra hoping it’s a similar profile, just in a smaller package. The above pic should please those folks, who see the two devices next to one another. While not remarkably smaller, it’s probably just small enough to make most of us interested in a 5-inch device happy.
Sony Honami may shoot 4K video, according to promotional material
Sony, who has their own 4K TV sets, may be putting the ability to shoot 4K video in your pocket. A promotional slide, which notes the best way to get 4K videos on your TV is “by shooting videos with a 4K phone", was leaked on Chinese social networking site Weibo
Verizon VoLTE coming in 2014, but don’t get too excited yet
This leads to a few interesting questions, notably what will happen with data plan pricing. As Verizon transitions into a full LTE network, their legacy technology will be updated. Once this transition is complete, those traditional channels for making calls will no longer be viable, and we’ll be entirely reliant on data.