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Moto G not ringing notification glitch cleared up

Quick chat with Motorola’s tech support cures Lollipop upgrade side-effect

It’s nice to see that handset vendor, Motorola, is taking its technical support very seriously – and not just for the latest models. Here at GoMo Towers, we ran into a spot of bother after updating out Moto G (second generation) to the Lollipop (5.0) version of the Android OS. In a nutshell, the handset stopped ringing when we had an incoming call. A quick search on the Net appeared to indicate that this was an old bug – see the Wireless Republic here. Isn’t not a bug. If you can see a star symbol in the notification bar, we have the solution. Continue reading

gets round Beeb's restriction - barvinko View the Beeb’s F1 TV on Android & iOS using TVButler -anywhere

Apparently beats the BBC’s [Beeb's] restriction on IP addresses

Here in sunny London at the George Tavern, GoMoNews believes it has just seen a solution which would allow Formula One fans to watch the Beeb’s F1 TV coverage on Android & iOS devices using the TVButler solution. The product comes from Eindhoven based dvblogic but the main advantage is that you can view live or recorded TV programes from absolutely anywhere. According to Pavlo Barvink, CTO with dvblogic, his company’s solution overcomes “the BBC’s [Beeb's] restriction on IP addresses.” So normally, you couldn’t view content in Spain, for example, because you’d have a non-UK IP address. The only catch? TVButler requires you to have utilises local, network attached storage [NAS] from suppliers such as Synology, Netgear, QNAP, ASUSTOR and Western Digital. Eventually it might be possible to just use MAC OS 10 version but that version is coming soon. Continue reading

Outlook_screen Microsoft to end Outlook Andriod app support pre ICS/4.0

Beast of Redmond slips back into its old ways

It seems that Microsoft is planning to end support for the old version of its Outlook app for Android on handsets which cannot run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or above. This is due to happen on on July 31st [2015]. So it’s a jolly good idea for consumers to ensure that their Android handsets are running Version 1.2.23 of the Outlook which is the very latest version of the app that appeared on June 25th [2015]. Download it from here. Versions installed before January 29th [2015] (when it also introduced Outlook for iOS) will shortly become defunct, therefore. This doesn’t leave owners of older Android handsets high and dry, however. There are ways around the problem, of course. However, its is indicative of Redmond based Microsoft’s attitude to customers who can’t be bothered to update their hardware. Much like those still running Windows XP on perfectly good PCs. Continue reading

- grimson Yttro gets over 2 million game app views

iOS version still to launch though

Having launched a mere six weeks ago [March 2015], Yttro Mobile claims that is changing the face of content discovery as we know it. Certainly for games fans. It revealed that its disruptive mobile platform, Yttro Game App Discovery, is already conquering the Android world. That’s thanks to over 100,000 downloads since the launch which has resulted in more than two million game app views inside Yttro. On top of that it can boast some 200,000 plus install referrals to Google Play. The only fly in the ointment? Well, the iOS version for iPhones, etc is still not with us despite being promised soon. Continue reading

moto_360_digi Moto 360 Smartwatch

Full Technical Specifications
Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch

Supported mobile devices: Android 4.3 or higher (check compatibility here )
Watch OS: Android Wear
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 (Low Energy)
Processor: TI OMAP 3
Memory: 4GB 1 internal storage;  512MB RAM
Battery: 320 mAh Typical 24 hours (mixed use) Continue reading

GoMo gets Lollipop OS upgrade for Moto G

We’ve always had a soft spot for Motorola phones

Here at GoMo Towers, we’re absolutely delighted to announce that we have finally received the newest Android OS upgrade for our test Motorola handset – the Moto G (First Generation). This has taken the handset from running boring old Android 4.4 (KitKat) to the very latest version of the Android OS namely 5.0.2 (Lollipop). We have, of course, been checking for some months to see if the Lollipop upgrade was available for our own Moto G (which is English/GB). Suddenly today [March 10th 2015], we spotted a system message telling us to be sure that we had installed ‘Motorola Update Services‘. (See ‘GoMo still waiting for Moto G’s Lollipop update‘). Which we had done, naturally. So when we checked ‘System Updates’ from the Settings menu and found that Lollipop was ready to install, we were jubilant. Now all we have to do is see if all the claimed improvements are for real. Continue reading

Full List of Lollipop 5.0 upgrade benefits for Moto G

Promised improvements from upgrading our Motorola Android smartphone

There are also instructions for how to check your own Motorola Android smartphone to see if the Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade is available below.

Full List of Lollipop upgrade benefits : -

Material Design You will quickly notice a whole new colorful look and feel to your device – from fluid animations to new application and system themes, colors and widgets.
Notifications UI & Priorities

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- sah ZeroDesktop launches QualityTime on Play

Discover smartphone habits and manage a digital diet

Press release

January 20th 2015. ZeroDesktop launches QualityTime, a self-help Android app that allows users to reduce, monitor and be aware of the amount of time they spend on their smartphones and favourite apps. The app provides a fun, visual, and easy-to-navigate personal log or ‘timeline’ of their smartphone use. And people even have the option to share their mobile use times on social media with friends. With statistics showing that most people sleep next to their smartphones, and 90 per cent regularly overuse their device, QualityTime is ideal for those suffering from smartphone addiction. Continue reading

GoMo can confirm Lollipop update for UK LG G3

Our man of Bluetooth fame shows off Android v5 to GoMo

Keen GoMo News reader, Roger Newman of Apex Car Hire here in Ewell [UK] has demonstrated his newly upgraded LG G3 handset to us. It is now running Lollipop – Android version 5.0. So reports that owners of LG’s flagship handset will receive the update ahead of other brands have proved to be true. Mr Newman had the upgrade up and running on December 19th [2014]. Roger has previously fed GoMo News with some excellent hot tips such as our story – ‘Bluetooth blues – Nexus 4 users just turn off Wi-fi‘ which proved extremely popular with readers. So when Roger tells us that one side effect of the upgrade is that internet access over cellular has sped up, then we definitely believe him. Reports that battery life has also improved were too early for Mr Newman to confirm but the evidence is pointing that way for sure. Continue reading

Motorola_update GoMo still waiting for Moto G’s Lollipop update

Hopeful of being amongst the first to get it

Thanks to the previously close relationship between Motorola – the handset maker and Google – the author of the Android MOS [Mobile Operating System], it was fairly reasonable to expect that Motorola’s most popular handsets would be amongst the first to get the latest MOS upgrade. To Android v5.0 (Lollipop), that is. So here at GoMo Towers we were pretty pleased to find an official announcement from Motorola here which specifically mentioned the Moto G (1st & 2nd Gen plus LTE version) and the Moto X (1st & 2nd Gen) as being in line for the Lollipop upgrade. The others are the Moto E, along with the Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini. In our case, with the Moto G it hasn’t happened yet but we are pretty hopeful. Read on to see why … Continue reading

effectively engage users - peiró PUSH Technologies to help integrate push into apps

Support for Gingerbread to Lollipop + Apple’s Swift

It appears that in advance of a European roll-out of multi-channel mobile marketing & customer messaging platform PUSH technologies has launched its latest-version of it PUSH SDK for iOS and Android developers. Alerts, reminders and campaigns via push notification, SMS, instant message & email can all be sent out using the company’s technology. The SDK enables Android & iOS app developers provide multi-channel delivery of real-time notifications. The SDK really does support a wide cross section of iOS and Android mobile OS releases. It has support for support for Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) – 5.0 (lollipop) and for iOS developers not only does it support iOS 8 but the Swift language, too. Continue reading

with iphones should not panic  -chisom Guest Post: The iPhone 6 is not such a babe when it comes to innovation

by Miruna Gheorgita, a writer with Cellz

The iPhone 6 frenzy took over the internet mainly with high praise. Much of it detailed the evolutionary approach that Apple blew people away with. But seriously now, let’s focus some objectivism over the facts and draw a realistic conclusion on where Apple stands with its newly announced iPhone 6. Apple products have always combated criticism by being great looking above all and for representing what once was a real definition on what novelty is. Today, we have the iPhone 6 which brings novelty only for being the most debated subject amongst technology geeks, for the last months. As a quick overview, all features this cutie brings have nothing to do with out of the box design, attributes and technology. Continue reading

people go straight to mobile - kordestani Google looking strong in emerging markets

Android One is particularly key for India

When Google announced its Q3 earnings recently, the results disappointed most industry analysts. Google’s worse than expected performance has been blamed on a slow down in paid click-through revenue. However, one of the areas that Google is looking strong is their mobile strategy in emerging markets. As Google chief business officer, Omid Kordestani, commented, “Emerging markets are fundamentally different from developed. In countries like Indonesia [currently BlackBerry's stronghold - Ed.], people go straight to mobile. That’s why you see us launch things like Android One.” Here Marco Veremis, Upstream’s CEO, comments on the earnings what Google is doing right in their approach to emerging markets – especially in India. Continue reading

commuters won't tolerate dead zones - carter GWS adds app to its network test solutions

If-you-can’t-beat-em-join-em approach to network testing

Even the most established players in the cellular industry can come under pressure from the power of the mobile app, it seems. So taking the if-you-can’t-beat-em-join-em approach, Global Wireless Solutions (GWS) is now offering its mobile diagnostic app for Android in the UK. Now GWS has a history of providing cellular network testing and diagnostics as long as your arm. And being US based, the company has an advantage because it had to produce solutions for iDen, TDMA and cdmaOne – not just GSM. Which helps when mobile network operators [MNOs] are making big leaps in technology from 2G and 3G over to 4G/LTE. GoMo News had a cosy chat with GWS’s Dr Paul Carter about the app. Continue reading

best hardware with a unique twist - lau OnePlus announces official partnership with CyanogenMod

New mobile startup announces software partner for upcoming flagship

Press release

January 7th 2014. Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus, and Steve Kondik, CTO of Cyanogen, have announced the official partnership of OnePlus and Cyanogen Inc. for OnePlus’ flagship device. The CyanogenMod team will develop a customized software experience with specially designed features and exciting new elements debuting on the first OnePlus phone. Continue reading