Not Yet Getting OTA Update Notification: android

Many people get Nexus devices for the fact that, these are the devices which get latest android updates first. But these updates doesn’t reach to every Nexus device at the same time. Maybe Google rolls it out based on user location.

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But sometimes your neighbor gets the update but not you šŸ™

In such cases, need not worry, just follow these simple steps and get updates to your device with in few minutes:

Go to your phone settings -> apps

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Here slide the options – Downloaded -Running – All

Under All, search for ‘Google Services Framework‘, click on it:

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Here click on Clear data and Clear cache buttons.

Now Force stop the application by clicking on Force stop button at the top.

Restart the phone.

Once the phone is ON, check for the update notification. If it still doesn’t appear, follow the above procedure at least twice – by switching your phone to airplane mode.

Example:

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I could (OTA – Over The Air)update my Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 to KitKat 4.4.3 using above mentioned method and I was successful in 2 attempts – took me around 2 minutes.

Related Read: Best Flip Cover / Case For Nexus 5

Nexus 7 Gets KitKat

Google has officially started rolling out android 4.4 i.e., KitKat to various devices.

HTC One Google Edition and Nexus 7 gets the latest android updates.

Nexus 7 (first generation Tablet) got Android 4.4 and the download size is 185.3 MB

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Updates to officially listed Sony and Samsung smart phones will follow in coming days/weeks ..

Here is what the notification message I got on my Nexus 7 tab says
This software update will upgrade your Nexus 7 to Android 4.4, KitKat, which adds a number of new features and improves performance. When you can’t find the right words, express yourself with some of the hundreds of colorful emoji in the Google Keyboard. Print documents and photos right from your Nexus 7 on any Google Cloud Print or HP ePrint printer. To find our more, visit http://www.android.com/versions/kit-kat-4-4/index.html

Procedure To Update
Turn on your WiFi or Data connection. Go to your phone/tab settings. Scroll down to get About Phone or About tablet menu item. Click on it. Now select System updates.

Over all it looks and feels good. Feels like the navigation has become smooth, but can’t confirm it till I use it for some more days.

WordPress 3.0 is Out – Do Not Expect WordPress 3.1 Shortly!

WordPress 3.0 has been released and you can find it in your dashboard.

Some of the interesting new things in WordPress 3.0:

1. The most interesting thing for theme developers is, it has a new default theme called Twenty Ten.

2. Theme developers have new APIs that allow them to easily implement custom backgrounds, headers, shortlinks, menus (no more file editing).

3. Facility to merge MU and WordPress.

And some other bug fixes.

Watch this video:



Want to wait till WordPress 3.1 is released? Think again or read below:
This time WordPress team will be concentrating on things around WordPress.org, like showcase, Codex, forums, profiles, update and compatibility APIs, theme directory, plugin directory, mailing lists, core plugins, wordcamp.org etc. So WordPress 3.1 may not be coming any time soon.

We have upgraded to WordPress 3.0 and I already love the lighter interface.

Update:
There is a Maintenance mode, which gets activated while you are doing any upgrades. See screenshot below.
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And if the automatic update fails, it shows a message at the top of your dashboard..
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Yahoo! Mail Getting Smarter With Smarter Inbox-First Look Video

Yahoo! announced today that, some of the Yahoo! Mail users will begin to experience the new smarter inbox.

Whats new?
1. A Welcome Page which surfaces messages, information and activity updates.

2. An updated inbox(Smarter Inbox)….

Yahoo! announced today that, some of the Yahoo! Mail users will begin to experience the new smarter inbox.
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Whats new?
1. A Welcome Page which surfaces messages, information and activity updates.

2.
An updated inbox(Smarter Inbox)

3.
Folder view that filters messages from personal connections.

4. Access to relevant third-party applications like Flickr, Flixster and Xoopit from within your inbox.

With the implementation of Smarter Inbox, Yahoo! promises a faster loading, lightweight mail box, from where we can do much more than just read and send emails!

Take a look at the Video, of Smart Yahoo! Mail:



An update by Yahoo! :-
Update: We are conducting a very limited beta test right now of the open applications in Yahoo! Mail. Only our power users, who were invited into the limited beta, can test out the new applications at beta.mail.yahoo.com. We will be extending this beta test to additional users over the coming months.

Create your New Yahoo! profile

Yahoo! is popular for its email and IM services, so having a Yahoo! profile seems more interesting.
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Some of the good features in Yahoo! profile are:
1. We can now invite our friends by importing our contacts from Yahoomail and messenger. This is a cool feature.

2. We can set the status message. — Since twitter has been so popular, this status message feature has also become a must feature in many social networking sites.

3. We can write about me section here too šŸ™‚

4. There is a nice “Guest Book” in everybodies profile – Giving it some more touch, for social networking.

5. Drag and drop the “Guest Book”, “Connections, “Updates”, “About me” boxes in your profile and place it according to your wish.

6. You can share the Updates of “Yahoo! 360”, “Yahoo! Avatars”, “Yahoo! Buzz”, “Yahoo! Shine”, ”
Personal Info” with your contacts in Yahoo profile. You get the option to determine what to share and what not to.

7. People can now find you(search for your profile) and add you as friend. And you can opt to get an email notification when there is some activity in your profile. And you can opt it out too! .You can search for new/old friends by just searching for their Name or email address.

8. You can set the permission for, who can see your updates and who should not see your latest updates.

9. And there is an interesting feature called “Connection Suggestion”, which automatically suggests some of the contacts from our email. These are people you communicate with a lot in Yahoo! Mail, or who you added to Yahoo! Contacts or your Messenger List.

10. For security concern Yahoo! has also given the option to make our profile public or private.

You can add me to your Yahoo! profile contact — technotip.org!

iPhone 2.0.2 Software Update for latest version of iPhone 2.0

1. Connect your iPhone to your computer.
2. When iTunes launches, select your iPhone under Devices in the Source List on the left.
3. In the iPhone Summary tab, click Check for Update
4. Click Download and Install. Do not disconnect your iPhone until the update has finished..

Its easy, just follow these simple steps.
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1. Connect your iPhone to your computer.

2. When iTunes launches, select your iPhone under Devices in the Source List on the left.

3. In the iPhone Summary tab, click Check for Update.

4. Click Download and Install. Do not disconnect your iPhone until the update has finished.

With the free iPhone 2.0.2 Software Update, your iPhone does even more. Extend its capabilities with innovative applications you download directly from the new App Store. Get push email, calendar, and contacts from your Microsoft Exchange server at work. And use great new features in Mail, Contacts, and other applications.