Alarm clock Stories April 3, 2014

Yesterday we got a look at a beta version of the upcoming Gmail app for Android which includes new Travel, Purchases, and Finance categories in addition to the Social, Promotions, Updates and Forums categories currently available. Also present is a pinning feature for making emails of your choosing remain at the top of your inbox as well as a “snoozing” feature that allows you to delay an email for a set amount of time much like hitting snooze on your alarm clock. Within a slightly tweaked UI you’ll also notice a new toggle at the top of your inbox that allows you to switch between showing pinned emails and having them return to chronological order.

Our sources had previously told us about this update but without confirmation. We sat on the story. Now that we have some confirmation that this is coming, we can discuss the whole of what we’ve heard. expand full story

Alarm clock Stories January 4, 2014

In a surprising weekend announcement, Bitspin has announced that it has been acquired by Google (via Android Police). Bitspin is the company behind the Timely alarm clock app, which has become one of the most popular and well designed apps on the Play Store. It has received between 1 million and 5 million downloads since it’s release and has an overall rating of 4.4 stars out of 5. The developers are also the minds behind the Tasks to-do app, although it’s published under a different name on the Play Store.

We’re thrilled to announce that Bitspin is joining Google, where we’ll continue to do what we love: building great products that are delightful to use.

For new and existing users, Timely will continue to work as it always has. Thanks to everyone who has downloaded our app and provided feedback along the way; we truly appreciate all your support.

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Alarm clock Stories January 3, 2014

Pandora updated with highly requested alarm clock capability, bug fixes

After being updated with a sleep timer a few months back, Pandora for Android was updated today with the highly sought after alarm clock capability. The feature works just like you would expect it to. To set up your alarm clock, simply choose a station and a time, and when that time rolls around, the selected station will begin to play immediately. You also have the ability to snooze the alarm directly from the lock screen.

In addition to the alarm clock feature, Pandora also included several bug fixes and improvements. You can download it now on the Play Store. The full change log is below:

  • By popular demand, our new alarm clock lets you start your day with Pandora on your Android smartphone
  • Pick one of your favorite stations to wake up to – if you like what you hear, you can keep the music playing
  • Set and forget – customize how often your alarm repeats throughout the week
  • Need a few extra minutes of shut eye? Hit snooze to catch more zzz’s
  • Use with the sleep timer to listen to music you love morning and night
  • Other small improvements and bug fixes

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