Waking up can be quite a difficult task at hand, especially when you consider how the weather outside seems to be so fine for sleeping in. Many of us use the alarm clock function on our smartphones to help us get out of bed, and without a Snooze function in the alarm clock, life could get pretty tough. Instead of listening to the usual ring or din, how about letting you greet the day with your favorite tunes? The latest update to the Pandora for iOS app would enable you to do so, where after downloading this update from iTunes, you can make use of the built-in alarm clock.
Need additional minutes to lie in bed? Fret not, the snooze bar is there to save the day. Apart from that, there is also a new sleep timer which would allow you to listen to music for a pre-set amount of time prior to the app being turned off. Since some of you do make use of the Pandora app before falling asleep, why not make use of the very same app to wake up? This particular app has been updated visually to match what you see in the iOS 7 environment, too, for a more seamless user experience. [iTunes Link]
‘Tis the season to be jolly, tra-la-la-la-la! Do you feel so? Perhaps you need nudge in the right direction, and the folks over at Motorola might just have the right kind of tonic for you. They have recently introduced an update on the quiet to not only the Motorola Moto X, but the Motorola Moto G as well. This update will not be able to deliver performance enhancements or better memory management to your respective smartphones, but what you will get is a holiday-centric boot screen animation.
Basically, you will find the animation as shown on the video whenever you boot up your smartphone, allowing you to enjoy the sights of animals and snow and Christmas trees. Do bear in mind that the handset in question will need to run on Android 4.4 KitKat at the very least, or you can take the alternative of installing the Motorola Boot Services app from the Google Play Store, where it will also update the boot animation. This particular holiday boot animation is tipped to remain until January 6th, and after that, Motorola will switch back the boot animation to normal. Would you like to see other smartphone manufacturers also do the same to get you into the holiday mood?