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Droid Daily 8/20/13: Verizon, Todoist, Chegg and More

August 20, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Chegg Hits the Play Store

If you’re a student like me, you’re probably very familiar with Chegg. They are a great company that allows you to rent and buy textbooks from them for really great prices. I’ve been using them for a couple of years now as I take a couple classes at a time, and I’m glad to see them with an Android app now. You can grab it on the Play Store.

dbrand Now Offering Mahogany Wood skins

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dbrand is a great company that provides skins for various devices, like the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7. They have just announced a Mahogany wood skin for the Nexus 4 and damn does it look nice!

Todoist hits version 2.0

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If you’re a big user of Todoist on Android, then you’re going to love this new update. Today, Todoist hit version 2.0 and brought along a huge changelog:

What’s New

Todoist 2.0 for Android: Rethought, redesigned and recreated!
Loaded with impressive features, fully optimized for Android, and flawlessly responsive! We hope you love this release as much as we do.
You’ll find:
– Amazing new visuals
– New and simplified way of adding tasks
– New and more user-friendly left menu
– Enhanced search & filters
– New UI for reminders
– Manage notes and reminders while adding/editing a task
– And much more!
You need to see it to believe it, so update now!

Facebook Android SDK gets updated

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Today, Facebook updated their Android SDK which provides developers with more streamlined sharing, a new login UI and much more.

Verizon bringing service to 36 NYC Subway Stations

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This year, Verizon is planning to bring service to over 36 NYC Subway stations. So those that are taking the subway everyday won’t have to worry about their service anymore. You can see the full press release down below.

Verizon Wireless Service Coming Soon to Transit Wireless Network in NYC

Transit Wireless and Verizon (NYSE: VZ) have finalized their agreement to bring Verizon’s 3G and 4G LTE wireless voice and data service to Transit Wireless’ state-of-the art wireless network in the New York City subway system. Verizon will begin to install their equipment in Transit Wireless’ secure Base Station Hotel facilities over the next several weeks and Verizon Wireless customers can expect to start receiving service in the 36 stations already online in mid-town Manhattan and Chelsea later this year.

“We are extremely pleased to gain Verizon’s participation in our wireless network in the New York City subway system, facilitating high quality voice and data services in the underground,” said William A. Bayne Jr., CEO of Transit Wireless. “We have now secured partnerships with all four major wireless carriers to bring the vast majority of New Yorkers, visitors, government agency personnel, transit employees, contractors and first responders the ability to be connected in the stations we’ve constructed – a real milestone.”

“In addition to the more than $3 billion that we’ve already invested in the Verizon Wireless network regionally, we are now bringing our Verizon Wireless voice and data service to 36 New York City subway stations,” said Patrick Devlin, regional president for Verizon Wireless. “Verizon Wireless is always exploring opportunities to expand our network coverage for our customers no matter where they are – above ground or below. As we continue to support this project with Transit Wireless, we remain committed to delivering superior service and an enhanced customer experience that meets the needs of today’s mobile consumer.”

The company will next participate in Phase 2 of the project, which comprises 40 new stations, including Grand Central Station, 34th St. Herald Square and Bryant Park in mid-town Manhattan and stations throughout the Borough of Queens. Phase 2 is expected to be completed in early 2014.

“Bringing wireless service into the New York City subway has been a big step forward for our customers, and we’re pleased that even more of them will be able to take advantage of it,” said MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast. “The ability to make and receive phone calls underground is an important improvement for safety and security as well as convenience, and our customers will certainly appreciate it.”