20 movies you never knew took place in the same universe
Marvel's ever-expanding cinematic universe might be the most ambitious shared universe ever attempted, but it's certainly not the first. In fact, there are dozens of movies throughout the history of cinema with unexpected connections (some more tenuous than others) that you might never have noticed. SEE ALSO: ‘No Man’s Sky’ creator receives death threats after delaying game In a new video, Screen Rant has rounded up ten pairs of movies that might exist in the same universe as one another. None of these are quite as blatant as the universes being built by Marvel or DC, but they're fascinating nonetheless. First up, we have Star Wars and Indiana Jones. These two franchises obviously share a ton of DNA in the real world (George Lucas, Harrison Ford), but both Raiders of the Lost Ark and Temple of Doom feature direct references to the Star Wars universe. A fan theory even suggests that the aliens in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull shared the legend of Luke Skywalker with the people of Earth. Speaking of ridiculous (but incredibly entertaining) fan theories, there are those who believe that Sean Connery's character in The Rock is actually an aged James Bond. Connery even repeats a famous one-liner from Diamonds Are Forever. And finally, we have a connection that cannot be denied. Although neither of the two properties will ever refer to one another as long as they are under the control of different studios, Daredevil and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were actually created as a result of the same traffic accident. You can see all of these connections and more in the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDaQzqU3ZCs
2016/05/31 19:20 BGR
LG’s G Pad III 8.0 launches with LTE support in Canada
The tablet market might have slowed down a tad, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a space for a budget friendly tablet with a decent level of specifications. At least, that is what LG is hoping for with the launch of its G Pad III 8.0 in Canada and its home market, South Korea. […] Come comment on this article: LG’s G Pad III 8.0 launches with LTE support in Canada
2016/05/31 19:09 TalkAndroid
‘Overwatch’ is the most arrogant game of 2016
Overwatch has taken the gaming world by storm. If you haven't been keeping count, Overwatch is Blizzard's third attempt to completely co-opt a genre by outdoing everyone else in the field. The first was Heroes of the Storm, the second was Hearthstone. Now shooters are under siege. DON'T MISS: Game of Thrones is falling apart Heroes of the Storm hasn't quite overtaken Dota 2 or League of Legends, but it's easily one of the most accessible and watchable MOBA-style games on the market. Hearthstone, as you've probably heard, has dominated the online collectible card game world since the minute it went live. What's fascinating about Overwatch is that it's entering arguably the most crowded field in all of gaming: online shooters. Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Halo, Battlefield and, oh, right, Call of Duty have already staked their claim to the tune of tens of millions of gamers all around the world. Counter-Strike has custom maps and has been an established eSport for as long as any game in existence. Halo changed the course of console shooters forever with massive, epic campaigns and fun, distinctive multiplayer. Call of Duty introduced progression into the world of online shooters and preemptively killed any game that didn't follow the formula (RIP Titanfall). Overwatch has a Quick Play mode, a Play vs. AI mode and a Weekly Brawl with slightly modified rules. A planned competitive mode wasn't ready for launch, and actually, Overwatch is surprisingly bare-bones at launch. Before you get angry at me for pointing this out, let me make myself clear — I do not think that the number of modes a game contains directly correlates to the value of the game or the amount of fun one will have with it. What I do think is that FPS players have certain expectations from developers in 2016, and that Blizzard doesn't have to play by the same rules as everyone else. Having only invested a dozen or so hours into Overwatch over the past week, I already feel like I've seen everything there is to see. That's not to say that there isn't plenty of fun left to be had, but because I've been conditioned by other games in the genre to keep working toward that next weapon upgrade or character unlock, I'm having trouble finding motivation to return. Not even the draw of another loot box is enough to keep me online for one more round. Furthermore, despite Blizzard's trademark attention to detail, the layout of the maps often leaves something to be desired. Many of the maps feature impromptu choke points where players continually rush at one another, attempting to kill enough members of the opposing team to press forward to the objective. It's a shame, because the gameplay is nearly unrivaled in the genre. The weapons feel weighty and impactful, the Ultimate abilities are powerful enough to change the course of a match and traversing the maps is consistently enjoyable. But I can't sit down and play Overwatch for hours the way that I can with Rocket League, Counter-Strike or even Blizzard's own Hearthstone. Does this speak to my individual needs as a gamer? Absolutely, and you might disagree with everything I've written here, but it's hard to deny that Overwatch is a shockingly slim package for a full-priced game. In the months to come, Blizzard will surely make the package more appealing with new modes and characters, but for now, I'm having trouble reconciling the price with the product. I'll have a full review in the coming days. Overwatch is available now for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
2016/05/31 18:40 BGR
Snapseed v2.5 Shows Evidence White Balance Presets And Neutral Color Picker For The RAW Editor [APK Teardown]
Recent updates to both the Photos and Camera apps have included some really interesting clues, suggesting Google may be planning to put a lot of effort into upping its game with smartphone photographers. The latest update to Snapseed was no different; not only did it bring a few worthwhile new features, but some resources inside the apk also betray plans for the future. Snapseed will be adding enhanced controls for working with white balance in RAW mode and there's an effects randomizer coming to the editor.
2016/05/31 18:37 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
This winless soccer team used Samsung’s Gear VR for some new motivation
Another popular iOS weather application, Sunshine, makes its way to Android
Sony launches its sub-$300 option, the Xperia E5
Another leak gives us the full list of specs for the Samsung Gear Fit 2
Xbox One price drops to $299 days before E3 2016
Just days before E3 2016, Microsoft has dropped the price of the Xbox One down to $299. Although the console has dipped down to that price range in the past, it was always for special events and promotions. This discount is also listed as lasting "for a limited time," but the timing is very interesting. DON'T MISS: ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ is reportedly a hot mess Before today, the price of the Xbox One was $349, which makes this a $50 price cut (the same as the last one). No specific reasoning was given for the new price, but based on all the rumors that have been swirling around the internet of late, it's hard not to assume that Microsoft might have some new hardware in store for E3. The price drop also applies to more expensive bundles, bringing The Division bundle down to $349, the Rainbow Six Siege bundle down to $319 and Elite Bundle down to $449. These aren't bad deals if you're in the market for a new Xbox One, but you might want to hold off on buying any console, Xbox or otherwise, until E3 is over and any new hardware updates have been unveiled. Based on the latest reports, Microsoft is expected to launch a new, slim Xbox One later this year and an upgraded Xbox One with more impressive specifications in 2017. Sony is also rumored to be introducing a 4K console at E3.
2016/05/31 18:15 BGR
Qualcomm introduces the Snapdragon Wear 1100 processor for wearables
Processing chips for wearables have always been a struggle for chipmakers because of the different form factors that exist. This is until now. The Snapdragon Wear 1100 from Qualcomm is a new chipset designed to fit even the narrowest and most round wearables. Not long ago, Qualcomm introduced us to their 2100 processor (pictured above), which was designed for […] Come comment on this article: Qualcomm introduces the Snapdragon Wear 1100 processor for wearables
2016/05/31 18:06 TalkAndroid
This $27,000 Putin-themed Galaxy S7 is opulence made manifest
[Review] Consider an Aukey lens for your photography bag
If you’ve been reading most of my work here on AndroidGuys, you’ll know of my photography hobby. If not, check out my past articles about photo apps and mobile photography tools. Recently I was sent an Aukey super wide angle lens attachment for smartphones. First Look Lens attachments for smartphones range from affordable to expensive.
2016/05/31 18:01 AndroidGuys
Enter now to win a Samsung Galaxy S7 from Seidio and Android Central!
We've teamed up with Seidio this week for a super cool giveaway for you guys! Seidio has recently partnered with leading camouflage producer Kryptek to create a truly unique case that pushes slim protection to the limit. They are currently the only mobile accessory manufacturer using these officially licensed Kryptek patterns for a truly unique look you won't find elsewhere. These are available to order now on Seidio's site. Now on to the contest! The Prize: One super lucky Android Central reader will be taking home a brand new Samsung Galaxy S7 and a Seidio Kryptek Surface Combo for their new phone! In addition, two runners up will win a Seidio Kryptek Surface Combo for the S7. How to Enter: Head down to the widget at the bottom of this page. There are multiple ways to enter, each with varying point values. Complete all of the tasks for maximum entries and your best shot at winning! The giveaway is open until June 14th and winners will be announced here shortly after the close d...
2016/05/31 18:00 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
The next version of Siri actually sounds amazing
Siri has been maligned and criticized in the press quite a bit lately. And rightfully so, Siri's functionality these days objectively pales in comparison to what we've seen from companies like Google and even the surprise success that is the Amazon Echo. That notwithstanding, Siri's position as a less than service may soon be coming to an end. With WWDC just around the corner, we've started to see a growing number of reports suggesting that Apple will have a slew of compelling Siri-oriented announcements in store for us. In addition to a report claiming that Apple will finally deliver Siri APIs to third-party developers along with a client for the Mac, we're also seeing word that the core functionality of Siri itself is set to be dramatically improved. DON'T MISS: Game of Thrones is falling apart Over the weekend, we highlighted how the next-gen version of Siri may feature advanced AI technology Apple acquired when it purchased a UK-based company called VocalIQ. And delving deeper into the matter, Tech Insider recently posted an intriguing expose into the specific types of features VocalIQ may eventually bring to the table, hopefully sooner rather than later. According to the report, Apple decided to pull the trigger on its VocalIQ acquisition after discovering that the software was far more capable than any competing AI software on the market, including Google Now and Microsoft's Cortana. That being the case, there are a few reasons why a revamped Siri bolstered by VocalIQ's proprietary technology is so exciting. For starters, VocalIQ's software supports more natural conversational queries. While Siri has made strides in this area over the past few years, it currently lags way behind Google and the recently unveiled Viv. Second, VocalIQ can handle multi-layered queries, similar to what we saw Viv show off during their impressive demo earlier this month. Tech Insider adds: For example, imagine asking a computer to “Find a nearby Chinese restaurant with open parking and WiFi that’s kid-friendly.” That’d trip up most assistants, but VocalIQ could handle it. The result? VocalIQ’s success rate was over 90%, while Google Now, Siri, and Cortana were only successful about 20% of the time, according to one source. But more than that, VocalIQ is vastly more context-aware than the current incarnation of Siri. VocalIQ remembers context forever, just like a human can. That’s a massive breakthrough. Let’s go back to the Chinese restaurant example. What if you change your mind an hour later? Simply saying something like “Find me a Mexican restaurant instead,” will bring you new results, while still taking into account the other parameters like parking and WiFi you mentioned before. Hound, Siri, and any other assistant would make you start the search session over again. But Vocal IQ remembers. That’s more human-like than anything available today. That's certainly intriguing, and hopefully Apple will finally wake up to the fact that Siri has some serious catching up to do in an increasingly competitive market.
2016/05/31 17:47 BGR
Verizon Galaxy S5 is finally updated to Marshmallow
Those on Verizon with Samsung’s 2014 flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, can finally treat themselves to Marshmallow. Google’s second to latest major software update has begun rolling out to Galaxy S5 units on Verizon. Many carriers have already pushed out the update, making Verizon one of the last to do so. The new software version […] Come comment on this article: Verizon Galaxy S5 is finally updated to Marshmallow
2016/05/31 17:43 TalkAndroid
OnePlus begins selling on Amazon UK, available soon in the U.S.
OnePlus has announced that you will now be able to buy its phones directly from Amazon if you wish. Whether you are looking for a OnePlus 2 or OnePlus X, you'll now have more options of places to buy them at their newly reduced prices. As of right now, only a listing for the OnePlus 2 is available for the UK, though OnePlus has confirmed that the OnePlus X will be available shortly in the UK, as will both in the U.S. Be sure to keep an eye out for the rest of the listings to arrive on Amazon. There are a number of listings for unlocked versions of the phones that are being sold through third-party sellers currently, but we will update when the official OnePlus listings are live. See at Amazon UK ...
2016/05/31 17:36 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
More evidence future iPhones will have edgeless displays and no home button
Apple's upcoming iPhone 7 will likely be a solid upgrade; after all, who doesn't like faster internals and improved camera technology? All the same, iPhone users eagerly hoping for Apple to completely and dramatically overhaul the iPhone's somewhat stagnant design will likely have to wait until 2017. DON'T MISS: 10 3D Touch shortcuts no iPhone user should have to live without In fact, Apple's 2017 iPhone may represent such a dramatic upgrade that Apple is reportedly thinking about ditching the iPhone 7s moniker and instead calling the iPhone 7's successor the iPhone 8. Getting down to business, we've seen a growing chorus of reports over the past few weeks which suggest that Apple's 2017 iPhone will feature a glass design and a curved OLED display. Equally as intriguing are reports that Apple's follow-up to the iPhone 7 will feature an edge to edge display with the home button (which also doubles as the device's Touch ID sensor) embedded underneath the display. While this certainly sounds pretty impressive, there are well-founded concerns that users will demand a home button with tactile feedback. Not to fear, new evidence from the rumor mill suggests that Apple already has a solution in place for that. According to a report from Nikkei, Apple's 2017 iPhone will "be able to create more complex tactile vibrations on the display because of a tiny, but high-performance motor equipped inside." The report doesn't go into further detail, but if we are to believe reports of an iPhone with an edgeless display, it stands to reason that those "complex tactile vibrations" will be incorporated in such as way as to mimic the mechanical tactile feedback users of current iPhones are used to. It's important to remember that this isn't entirely new territory for Apple. Remember, the trackpad on Apple's revamped MacBook is completely stationary and has no 'click button.' Instead, the MacBook features a system of well-designed sensors and vibrations to provide users with the tactile feedback they're accustomed to. As anyone who has used a new MacBook can attest, the implementation is flawless, if not a bit surreal. Apple's dedicated MacBook page reads in part: The Force Touch trackpad may look like other trackpads on the surface, but underneath it’s unlike anything that’s existed before. Force sensors detect how much pressure you’re applying, and the new Taptic Engine provides a click sensation when you press anywhere on the surface. Now the click that once was a single, mechanical function is just the start of what you can do with Force Touch. Coupled with the recent report that Apple's 2017 iPhone will feature "complex tactile vibrations", it's not a stretch to imagine that Apple is planning to add an enhanced version of its Taptic Engine to the iPhone 7s and completely do away with the home button as we know it today.
2016/05/31 17:22 BGR
Sony Xperia E5 now official with a 5-inch display, 13MP camera, and more
Sony’s already confirmed that its Xperia X series of devices are headed to the United States, and now the company has another device to announce. Sony has officially introduced the Xperia E5, a mid-range smartphone with a 5-inch 1280×720 display. There’s a 13-megapixel camera on the back, which Sony says features software that will automatically adjust [...]
2016/05/31 16:24 Android and Me
12 best paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time
We hope you enjoyed the long weekend, and we hope that you also found some time to honor all the brave men and women who have given their lives protecting our country. Now that everyone is back to the grindstone, we're going to help ease you back into the work week with a list of 12 paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free right now. 12 is a whole lot of apps but if that's not enough for some reason, you'll find several more freebies in yesterday's post. DON’T MISS: Is this why the iPhone 7 is so boring? These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged. DataControl Normally $0.99. DataControl is a easiest way to track your data usage. With its simple and clear design, you don't have to worry about busting your data plan. Say goodbye to data overage. Data Widget. Check your usage from Notification Center. Forecast in time. DataControl predicts how much data for daily use is reasonable. And tells you in usage percentage and cool colors. Real-Time Stats. Besides your usage statistics directly from iOS, you can see network speed. LET/4G/3G, and Wi-Fi are supported. Practical Design. Instantly offers the most important stats you need most. Features: - Track cellular LTE/4G/3G and Wi-Fi - Monthly, 30-day data plans supported - Bill-cycle data tacking automatically - Compatible with all carriers - No need to register or login - Pure functions. No Ads or monetizing your info or whatsoever Your data will be safe with DataControl. Download DataControl Recorder Pro Normally $4.99. It's an easy to use but powerful recording App. FEATURES: ● Password Protected ● Tags ● Notes ● Photos ● Markers ● Favorites ● iCloud ● Archive ● Video ● PDF ● Sharing Download Recorder Pro Note-Ify Normally $0.99. «Note-Ify Notes» - is a simple and convenient note-taking app. Organize your notes, ideas, shopping lists, tasks and different reference information. It features user-friendly and customizable interface. Key features: - FOLDERS - for easy grouping of notes - ICLOUD-SYNC - Your notes are available on the iPhone, iPad, Mac OS X * - COLORS - if you want to highlight the different types of notes just mark Important notes as red, Affairs - as green (for example) - Favorite Notes - select and group important to you notes - PASSWORD on a separate note - you can lock notes with password that contain confidential information (passwords, card numbers, love letters ;-)) - MAIL-TO-SELF - fast "one-click" sending of notes to the selected email-address, don't waste your time on typing your email. Just click on the button and note is in your mailbox - SKINS, FONTS, COLORS - configure the application so as you want Download Note-Ify Bites Normally $1.99. A first for smart phone users; set to change communication interaction as we know it forever. It's been a while since anything new and exciting for instant messaging has hit the market, it’s time for the next evolution. Bites is the ONLY iPhone app that lets you share licensed sound Bites with your friends in instant messaging. The Bites App was created to redefine messaging and instant messaging platforms. The concept is simple, enhance messaging platforms by enabling the simple use and sharing of customised sound Bites that relate to everyday life. These Bites stimulate the conversation which will ultimately take communication to the next level. As the humble emoticon once replaced the use of exclamation marks in text messaging by allowing the user to more accurately describe their emotions with the use of graphic icons, Bites’ ultimate goal is to enhance instant messaging by supplying users with compelling sound Bites. Users of the app will now be able to portray descriptive feelings or explanations in their conversations and communication using the sounds that relate to those emotions. The app is packed with beautifully designed buttons which are linked to an array of Bites licensed sounds for user sharing. The Bites app lets you manage your sounds in the app and with the 'More Bites' section, users are able to choose to download additional sounds to their personal libraries. Bites is set to add multiple new sounds to the platform for each update. Users can expect to see loads of new sounds that can further add to their conversations and experiences. We have packed in over 200 free sounds for users to share. A request feature enables users to communicate with the team at Bites to get new sound Bites to the app on demand. The app size is no greater than 50 megabytes so you won’t need to worry about space on your device. In app purchases for additional sound effects are charged to your iTunes account. Play, share, enjoy, download more, repeat. Super easy to share: - Tap sound Bite for preview - Listen - Hold sound Bite for options - Click share to link to your messaging platforms - Send To get more sounds? Super easy: - Tap sound Bite for preview - Listen - Click get or the price to download - Submit your iTunes account password - On confirmation, the item is made available in your Bites download section Features: - easy to use functionality - beautifully designed interface - option to request a sound be added to the platform - easy to share sound Bites - easy to add more sound Bites Download Bites AirAttack 2 Normally $0.99. ***** TouchArcade 5/5 - Game of the Week - "Stunning Shooting" ***** Sequel of Award Winning next-gen top down air combat shooter with stunning 3D graphics and amazing orchestral soundtrack. Enjoy the classic atmosphere of WW2 arcade shoot-'em-ups in modern rendering. Prepare your plane and destroy the axis of evil with Flamethrower, Tail Gunner, Bombs, ... Show your friends no mercy in the daily or weekly challenges! Features: * 22 Stunning levels with countless missions to complete * Fully destructible 3D environment * Orchestral soundtrack with 30 unique scores * Daily and Weekly Challenges with rewards * 5 Player Planes * Plane Upgrades: Flamethrower, Tail Gunner, Bombs, Lasers, Wingmen, Homing Rockets, ... * Amazing Lighting and Explosion Effects * Challenge, Beat and Chat with your Friends * Game Center and Facebook support Download AirAttack 2 Timerly Normally $0.99. Thousands of people have already downloaded Timerly! What are you waiting for? Timerly is great for HIIT, Tabata, Workouts, Circuit Training, CrossFit, Running, Cycling, Yoga and much more! Simply create your own routine by adding series and exercises or take a look at the gallery, if you find something you like, you can download it. Using Timerly is really easy. Its design is intuitive, minimalistic and it is focused for the people who love sport and don't want to loose any time looking for buttons, reading small texts, etc. If you have a routine that you would like to share with someone there is no problem! You can share your routines with a link so others can download them. When the timer is being played, once you complete an exercise, Timerly will automatically start the next one and play a sound to notify you (you can choose the sound). The screen won't lock automatically when the timer is playing, but you can lock the buttons so you don't touch something by mistake! If you enjoy using Timerly we would love if you rate us! And of course if you have any feedback to improve our app don't hesitate and let us know in the app's contact section. Download Timerly InstaLiker Normally $0.99. How does it work? This is a Like For Like App community where users exchange Likes on photos. You get REAL Likes from REAL users. 1. Login with your Instagram Account so you get credit for your Likes. (Please Note: We can't Like photos for you) 2. Start Liking the photos you see, Skip the photos you don't like. 3. Earn Coins for every liked photo. 5. Spend your Coins on your Photos to get Likes from other users. ** For the Lazy People ** Buy Coins and cut your way to the Front of the Line! Get fast Likes. ** Delivery ** Most Likes are delivered to your photos within a few minutes. Please Note: Your Profile must NOT be PRIVATE to Receive your Download InstaLiker Danger Text Normally $1.99. Danger Text is a text creation motivational tool that laughs in the face of writers block and procrastination. It is the perfect tool for rapidly writing—and sharing—your stories and ideas. But be warned: if you stop writing for more than a few seconds before Danger Text says you can, you will lose it all. Featuring the in app publication 'The Danger Times', where you can optionally publish your stories and read other users submissions. Read entries from around the world and translate into your own language with a tap. Never stop writing. Five different writing modes: - Standard - just keep writing and you'll be fine - Head start - Danger Text will start you off - Stream of consciousness - if you stop to think you'll fail - No going back - don't delete a thing - Russian roulette - finish up and roll the dice... Once you've finished, you can email, airdrop, or share your creation. Danger Text will save your recent text creations for viewing and exporting at a later time. Download Danger Text 3D Touch Wallpapers Normally $0.99. The wait is over..!! More than 110 amazing and new collection of 3D Touch enabled Wallpapers for iPhone6s and iPhone 6s Plus!! Ready to take a step up in customizing your device? You can even witness a powerful cosmic explosion right on your lock screen!! This app gives you - Best & the most updated collection of Live Wallpapers in the entire App Store - Best in class & detailed collection - All wallpapers are 1080x1920p, in resolution - This app supports all sorts of retina display - Clean, fresh & interactive User Interface This is the great app to have in your iPhone. So do not wait! Just download the app & get the best out of your iPhone 6S & 6S Plus. Download 3D Touch Wallpapers Spoticors Normally $1.99. With Spoticors, you can take control to Spotify, you'll be navigate in your saved playlists, listen your music library, search new songs with voice control and save songs in your music library. - iPhone 5s or later required - For a complete experience, Apple Watch required -ABOUT WATCH APP The companion Watch app (included) functions as a *remote* and requires Spoticors on iPhone to be active. It does not work independently. Music always plays through iPhone, therefore Bluetooth devices must be paired with iPhone, not Watch. -SPOTIFY PREMIUM REQUIRED Most features require a Spotify Premium account (sold by Spotify). LIMITATIONS ⁃ Watch app only plays music through iPhone. Spoticors must be active or playing in background on the iPhone for the Watch app to be usable. ⁃ No offline play. Data connection is required for voice recognition and streaming. ⁃ Spotify Connect is supported indirectly through Spotify app. -IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: This product uses Music by Spotify but is not endorsed, certified or otherwise approved in any way by Spotify. Spotify is the registered trademark of the Spotify Group. Download Spoticors SpeakText 2 Normally $9.99. SpeakText 2 - Speak & Translate Web pages and Documents The app integrates the system text-to-speech engine, speaks & translates offline without internet connection. A must have app to speak aloud & translate text, documents and web pages of Safari. Useful Features ● Translates 40+ languages - Display the original text for each translated sentence - Show both original web page and translation - Mail translation ● Speak aloud 30+ languages - Read all unread articles automatically - Swipe to control skipping sentences - Highlight word by word for each speaking sentence - Add favorite articles with "Starred" to speak aloud later - Copy or add touched selected words with "Starred" in Speak mode - With funny bear and human face animations while speaking - Support useful speaking repeat, pause, and speed & pitch options - Exercising (read then record) and improving your language skills during a bike riding, jogging or walking. ● Speak & translate the copy & paste or key in text - Swipe to mark as read or unread, flag or unflag, and copy a starred text to input box ● Speak & translate web pages - A speak & translate extension for Safari app that speaks & translates the entire Safari web page directly - Speak & translate the pasted url web site automatically - Speak & translate the clicked web page (key in or copy url http://... in Key in function) ● Speak & translate documents - Turn eBook page automatically to ensure continuous reading - Tree file explorer - Cloud files import & export support Features ● Translates 40+ languages ● Speaks aloud 30+ languages The app supports one system language, you can make in-app purchases to buy extra languages. ● Display the original text for each translated sentence ● Mail translation ● Speak & translate the copy & paste or key in text ● Speak & translate web pages ● Speak & translate the clicked web page ● Speak & translate documents Formats supported: - Text (text, txt), RTF document (rtf) - Microsoft Office: Word (doc, docx), Excel (xls, xlsx), PowerPoint (ppt, pptx, pps) - Apple iWork: Pages (pages), Numbers (numbers), Keynote (key) - eBook (unencrypted epub) Please note that iBook eBooks are limited to use inside Apple iBook app only. PDF file format is not supported. ● Tree document file explorer ● Cloud files import & export support ● Support three ways to open documents 1. Open In... 2. Apple iTunes 3. Cloud services Import documents from the Apple iCloud Drive, Box, Dropbox and Google Drive cloud services. ● Add favorite articles with "Starred" ● Read all unread articles automatically ● Swipe to control skipping sentences ● Support useful speaking options ● Speaking face animation ● Highlight words while speaking ● Exercising and improving your language skills during a bike riding, jogging or walking Download SpeakText 2 BusyBox Normally $2.99. Over 100000 people track their time with BusyBox! ============================== BusyBox lets you track the time you spend on all your activities. + Daily Tracking + Visualize your activities for the current day. + Data Visualization + Track the total time you spend on each activity. + Notes + If you need to log more details about your tasks, you can associate notes to your task logs. Logs can then be filtered by note contents. + Export your Data + Export your activity data to an excel file that can be read in excel, open office or any spreadsheet software. The notes are also exported to the excel file. + Open In + Open the excel file in any app that can open excel files on your iPhone. + Share via Email + Send the excel file via email. Download BusyBox
2016/05/31 16:57 BGR
T-Mobile targets short-term US tourists with new $30 plan
T-Mobile on Tuesday rolled out a new prepaid service plan designed for tourists who are visiting the United States. Priced at $30, it comes with three weeks of service that includes 1,000 voice minutes and 2GB of LTE data. Texting, both domestic and international, is unlimited for the duration of the plan. T-Mobile does not
2016/05/31 16:46 AndroidGuys
Sky Force Reloaded will shoot its way to Android on June 2
One-day Amazon sale will speed up your home internet and save hundreds on your cable bill
Sometimes you come across some deals that are just too good to pass up, and this might just be one of those occasions. For one day only, Amazon has killer bargains going on four different home networking devices that will combine to not only speed up your home internet but also save you hundreds of dollars on your cable bill over the lifetime of your service. How is that possible? We'll explain right here. DON'T MISS: Game of Thrones is falling apart If you follow the BGR Deals team at all, you know that there are a few purchases we advocate more than any others. A cable modem is one of the most important among them, and we always try to draw readers' attention to them when they go on sale. For those unaware, your cable company or fiber ISP charges you a fee of between $8 and $10 each month to rent their modem. You probably didn't even notice the charge on your bill. But by law, they're required to let you use your own modem. Once you buy one and set it up, you can return your rented one and save $96 - $120 each year on your bill. Right now, Amazon has a one-day deal going that includes the NETGEAR AC1600 WiFi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router. It costs just $134.99 instead of $169 on Tuesday only, and it'll work with XFINITY from Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Cablevision and more. It also includes built-in wireless AC so you won't need a separate Wi-Fi router. If you buy only one thing in this limited-time sale, that should be it. But beyond that, Amazon is selling the NETGEAR Powerline 1000 - Essentials Edition pack for $40.99 (normally $50) and two different Wi-Fi range extenders are on sale as well — the NETGEAR AC750 Wi-Fi Range Extender + Extra Outlet for $39.99 (normally $60) and the NETGEAR AC1200 WiFi Range Extender - Essentials Edition for $59.99 (normally $95). All together, you'll pick up a series of devices that will speed up your home network and since you'll cut your cable bill by at least $100 every year, they'll pay for themselves in no time.
2016/05/31 16:32 BGR
Lenovo unveils the 5-inch ZUK Z2 for under $300
T-Mobile’s $30 Tourist Plan gives travelers full phone service for 3 weeks
The Sony Xperia X lineup will be making its way to the US starting in early June
Big Google Maps update is bringing two new features you've been waiting for (and a third that's pretty creepy)
While a whole bunch of Google services saw updates at Google I/O, Maps was almost entirely left out in the cold. But according to code inside the latest version of Google Maps for Android, some significant new features are on the way. The folks at XDA Developers have dug through the latest APK for Android, and found some clues to upcoming features including two that we've been waiting for: live ETA sharing and destination shortcuts. There's also a third new feature incoming, and it's slightly creepy. DON'T MISS: Is this why the iPhone 7 is so boring? None of these features are official yet, but clues in the code provide strong hints that they're coming soon. ETA sharing is exactly what it sounds like on the tin: Maps will send a message to whoever you want, with your approximate ETA and a blurb about why the traffic is bad (hopefully, Google will ham it up a little to give you an excuse for being late). Destination shortcuts are also obvious -- so obvious that I'm confused why they've taken this long to make. You assign an address an easy name (like 'David's house'), and then search for that when you're setting up your route. Even better, you can create a home screen shortcut, which when you tap it, will open Maps and auto route you to your destination. The most dangerous feature is Location History, a map of all the places you've been, with any device that you're signed into with your Google account. Probably a feature most teenagers will want to be turning off, but it is a fun way to see where you spend most of your time. (You can already see a day-by-day location map in the Maps app, mind you.) There's no timeline for when these updates will roll out, but if the code is already in place, it will likely be weeks and not months.
2016/05/31 16:07 BGR
Asus Zenfone 3 announced with three variations
Asus this week announced its next-generation Zenfone handset, the Zenfone 3. Making its debut at the annual Computex trade show in Taiwan, the device will be made available in three versions. Specifications vary from model to model, of course, with each speaking to a different user base. Zenfone 3: The standard bearer, this one comes with
2016/05/31 16:03 AndroidGuys
Sony Announces Xperia X Series Is Coming To The US This Summer, Xperia X Available For Pre-Order Today
Sony has long been (rightly) criticized for ignoring the US market, opting to release phones here very late or not at all. In the case of the Marshmallow-powered Xperia X series, it's just a little late. These devices were announced at Mobile World Congress a few months ago with only vague talk about a US release, but now all four models are coming to the US in waves. It starts today with pre-orders for the Xperia X.
2016/05/31 16:00 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Sony Xperia E5 launches for budget buyers
Sony officially launched the Xperia E5 today, a device targeting budget buyers. Although the device may not get high end hardware, Sony does indicate users should expect two days worth of battery life from the 2,700 mAh battery. Part of that longevity is probably due to the fact that the device is only equipped with […] Come comment on this article: Sony Xperia E5 launches for budget buyers
2016/05/31 16:00 TalkAndroid
T-Mobile’s Tourist Plan launches on June 12 for those visiting the US
The majority of announcements that T-Mobile has revolve around wireless subscribers in the United States, but the magenta carrier’s latest announcement is tuned more towards the folks who will be visiting the country from other regions of the globe. It’s called the Tourist Plan, and it launches on June 12. The carrier says [...]
2016/05/31 15:24 Android and Me
10 3D Touch shortcuts no iPhone user should have to live without
The tech media has turned pretty negative on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus ever since Apple reported a sharp decline in sales. The company simply couldn't keep up with the incredible sales pace set by the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which flew off the shelves thanks to pent-up demand for iPhones with bigger screens. With all this negative press swirling right now, people seem to be forgetting that these two phones are still the best-selling smartphones on the planet by a huge margin. The iPhone 6s was also the most powerful smartphone the world had ever seen until it was dethroned just recently. If you're among the tens of millions of people who happily use an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, we've got some great tips that you need to check out. MUST SEE: Game of Thrones is falling apart before our eyes There's plenty to like about the iPhone 6s if you're an owner, and we covered all the bases long ago. The speed and power are beyond impressive and the design is sleek and slim. The phone's flagship feature is wildly underutilized though, and we want to help change that. Apple spent five years developing 3D Touch before it finally debuted on the Apple Watch and iPhone 6s. The tech helps devices measure how firmly a user presses on a display, and it can trigger different actions depending on the force applied. It's very cool and surprisingly useful, but it's also pretty hidden since there's no indication of where 3D Touch works and where it doesn't. Lucky for you, we love covering lesser known iPhone features — like this post on 25 hidden iPhone features that are really, truly hidden. Today, we want to share 10 3D Touch shortcuts that you absolutely need to know in order to get the most out of your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus. You'll find them all below in no particular order, but we'll start with the coolest trick that almost no one actually knows about: Weigh things with your phone: This is pretty awesome — go to pltarun.github.io/scale on your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus and you can use your smartphone as a remarkably accurate digital scale that will weigh anything up to 385 grams. Hidden trackpad: Third-party keyboard apps are cool and all, but you'll want to stick with the default keyboard once you learn this trick. Simply press firmly anywhere on the keyboard and it becomes a trackpad, letting you move the cursor around far more easily. Access the app switcher: Don't bother repositioning your hand to double-tap on the home button. Instead, just press firmly on the left edge of the screen. You can then drag your finger to the center of the display and let go to open the app switcher, or drag all the way across the screen to switch back to the last app you used. Let me take a selfie: Press firmly on the iPhone's camera icon to quickly take a selfie. Other options on the resulting Quick Actions menu include "Record Video," "Record Slo-mo," and "Take Photo" (with the rear camera). Find your way home: Press firmly on the Maps icon and you'll be able to navigate home in a flash. Send your location: Need to let someone know where you are? A firm press on that same Maps icon mentioned above will open up an option to "Send My Location." Tapping it will pinpoint your whereabouts on a map and open up the iPhone's share sheet, which will let you send your location by text, iMessage, email and so on. See everyone in a group text: Pressing firmly on a conversation in the Messages app will let you Peek at it, but pressing hard on a contact's photo on the left will open up an action menu. If you do the same thing with a group text, however, you'll see a list of all of the contacts participating in that group chat. Peek at websites: This is a very helpful 3D Touch feature. Press and hold on a URL in Safari or most other apps and you'll get a preview of the page that's linked. Then you can press a little harder to "Pop" it open. Start a timer or stopwatch in two taps: Press firmly on the Clock icon and you'll see options to instantly start a timer or start your stopwatch. Update all your apps: Even if you have your iPhone set to automatically install updates, it doesn't always work as soon as updates are available. Press firmly on the App Store icon and you can update all your apps right away.
2016/05/31 15:42 BGR
Do you own a VR headset? If so, which one? [Poll of the Week]
Sony is launching the Xperia X series in the US, pre-orders begin today
Back in February, Sony officially launched a brand new X series of devices, but word on a U.S.-based launch were nonexistent at the time. That’s finally changing, though, as Sony has officially announced that its new X series is coming to the U.S. soon and that pre-orders begin today. Specifically, the Xperia [...]
2016/05/31 15:04 Android and Me
LG introduces the G Pad III 8.0, another lackluster tablet
LG has never made much of an impression on the tablet market. While the company may take risks with its smartphones, it plays it very safe with its tablets, and LG has just announced another tablet that carries this same trend onward. LG’s G Pad III 8.0 is a standard, normal and ultimately uninteresting 8-inch tablet. Let’s [...]
2016/05/31 15:01 Android and Me
Would you like to see what the iPhone 7 looks like in rose gold?
The iPhone 7’s design seems to be pretty much locked, considering that most leaks tell us the same thing. The 2016 iPhones will be almost identical to their predecessors from afar, although there will be plenty of tiny changes to set them apart. A new leak seems to further reinforce that idea, showing us the rose gold version of the upcoming device for the first time. DON’T MISS: The iPhone 7 might actually be in trouble Dug up on Weibo and posted on Twitter by Steve Hemmerstoffer of the French blog NowhereElse, the picture below shows what seems to be the rear shell from the 4.7-inch iPhone 7. A single-lens opening on the back is what tells us this might be the smaller iPhone 7 model, since the Plus version reportedly includes a dual camera setup. https://twitter.com/stagueve/status/737544073603485697 The antennas on the back represent one of the new features of the iPhone 7 design. The new smartphone is said to have single top and bottom antenna lines running along the edges of the phone. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 both have double antenna lines on the top and bottom, which have received some criticism in the past. The picture also seems to suggest there’s no 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom. The standard audio port should be slightly visible when looking at the back of the phone near the bottom right corner, but that’s not the case here. That said, there’s no way to confirm with 100% certainty that this is indeed a genuine iPhone 7 metal shell, though it certainly matches an earlier leak that gave us our first look at a real iPhone 7. Apple is expected to launch this year’s iPhone during a media event in mid-September.
2016/05/31 15:17 BGR
Lenovo’s ZUK 2 is official, features high-end hardware and a fingerprint scanner
Lenovo subsidiary ZUK Mobile has announced the ZUK 2, and it’s a powerhouse of a phone. That’s great news, especially if you were disappointed by the Moto G4. Everything about the phone screams high-end in 2016, including a Snapdragon 820 CPU, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of internal storage. The only catch here […] Come comment on this article: Lenovo’s ZUK 2 is official, features high-end hardware and a fingerprint scanner
2016/05/31 15:02 TalkAndroid
How your phone can help now that hurricane season is here
Hurricane season is upon us, and your smartphone is now one of the most important tools in your preparedness kit. June 1 marks the official start to hurricane season. And while we've actually gotten off to a bit of an early start this year, with a bit of a development off the East Coast, there's no better time than to bone up on some of the best ways to keep current on what's out there, and how to stay safe if a storm comes your way. And just like with everything else, our smartphones now play an integral part with that. I've lived on the Gulf Coast my entire life. I've been through storms. God willing, I'll never go through another. But either way, I'll be ready. Let's take a look at a few ways you can be, too. Websites and apps If you only use one website for tracking tropical activity, it needs to be the National Hurricane Center's site, found at www.nhc.noaa.gov. (They've got a mobile version, too, if you're into that sort of thing.) I also recommend Weather Underground...
2016/05/31 15:00 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
New hate speech rules to be implemented by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Microsoft
The European Union has a new code of conduct covering online hate speech. In an announcement this morning, the EU indicates Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft have all agreed to adopt that code of conduct and to step up their efforts to review and take down hate speech within 24 hours of it being reported. […] Come comment on this article: New hate speech rules to be implemented by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Microsoft
2016/05/31 15:00 TalkAndroid
Amazon’s 11 best deals: Waterproof HD action cam, edgeless 4K monitor, tons of storage deals, more
We shared some great daily deals with you on Memorial Day yesterday but don't worry if you missed them because we've got a fresh new batch for Tuesday. And in fact, today's list is even better because Amazon is really turning up the heat to close out May with a bang. Included among today's bargains are a massive sale on all sorts of storage and networking gear, a crazy edgeless 4K monitor from LG, a waterproof HD action cam for just $90, a smart home lighting kit that will work perfectly with the Amazon Echo, a $170 TV that's perfect for your kitchen, and much more. DON'T MISS: Game of Thrones is falling apart Philips 453761 Hue Lux 60W Equivalent A19 LED Personal Wireless Lighting Starter Kit: $39.99 with free Prime shipping Contour ROAM3 Waterproof HD Video Camera (Black): $89.99 with free Prime shipping LG Electronics 4K UHD Monitor 27UD68-P 27" Screen LED-lit Monitor: $453.70 with free Prime shipping Huge sale on storage and networking gear AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable - 3 Feet: $4.49 with free Prime shipping JOBY Gorillapod SLR Zoom Tripod for DSLR Cameras: $25.26 with free Prime shipping (choose price from "other sellers" section) Hoover Sprint QuickVac Bagless Upright, UH20040: $48.00 with free Prime shipping Quick Charge 2.0 AUKEY 10400mAh Portable Charger: $16.99 with free Prime shipping VAVA Voom Bluetooth 4.0 Speakers 2.1 Channel Surround Sound: $82.99 with free Prime shipping PowerBridge ONE-CK Recessed In-Wall Cable Management System with PowerConnect for Wall-Mounted Flat Screen LED, LCD, and Plasma TV's: $59.49 with free Prime shipping LG Electronics 24LF4820 24-Inch 1080p Smart LED Television/Monitor (2016 Model): $167.99 with free Prime shipping Follow @BGRDeals on Twitter to keep up with the latest and greatest deals we find around the web
2016/05/31 14:52 BGR
EC Technology Bluetooth 4.1 Headset: Solid headphones without breaking the bank (Review)
When it comes to Bluetooth Sports Headphones, the options are plentiful. Even the price range is ample with a high-end in the thousands and the low going as low as five dollars. There are many things to consider with a new purchase. If you’re looking for a budget pair of sports style headphones, EC Technology’s Bluetooth
2016/05/31 14:49 AndroidGuys
Verizon’s Galaxy S5 gets Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Asus Zenfone 3 family hands-on
Top 5 most popular Android apps from last week: Budget Eye, Lens Launcher
Every week we cover new Android apps with Fresh Meat on Wednesday, followed by Android Gaming on Thursday and Top 10 App Updates on Friday. When Monday rolls around, we look back to see which apps were the most appealing to our audience. Read on for the five most popular Android apps from last week. These apps are [...]
2016/05/31 13:41 Android and Me
OnePlus 3 with 6GB of RAM passes TENAA
Galaxy S7 sales should help Samsung beat Q2 estimates
‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ is reportedly a hot mess
You might want to temper your expectations for the first Star Wars spinoff film. Directed by Gareth Edwards, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is still scheduled to release on December 16th, but sources tell Page Six that the highly anticipated spinoff will require expensive reshoots over the summer as the film isn't shaping up nearly as well as Disney had expected. DON'T MISS: Game of Thrones is falling apart "The execs at Disney are not happy with the movie, and Rogue One will have to go back into four weeks of expensive reshoots in July," one source told Page Six. There's still a great deal we don't know about Rogue One, but what we do know is that the film will revolve around a group of resistance fighters embarking on a mission to steal the Empire's plans for the Death Star. Felicity Jones will star as Jyn Erso, with Darth Vader and a young Han Solo expected to appear as well. A seemingly unrelated piece of news dropped earlier this month when it was revealed that Edwards would not direct the sequel to 2014's Godzilla in order to "focus on smaller films," but another source tells Page Six that Rogue One falling short of Disney's lofty expectations might have played a part in his decision. "Disney won’t take a back seat, and is demanding changes, as the movie isn’t testing well," the source added. Finally, a Disney source provides a less concerning version of events: "The filmmaking team and the studio always anticipated additional shooting and second unit work to make the film the absolute best it can be, and the actors were aware there would be additional shooting. Coming off The Force Awakens, there’s an incredibly high bar for this movie and we have a responsibility to the franchise and to the fans to deliver the best possible movie we can." We'll have to wait until December 16th to see how Rogue One turned out.
2016/05/31 14:27 BGR
T-Mobile greets international travelers to U.S. with special Tourist Plan
T-Mobile is launching a new option starting on June 12th that targets travelers visiting the United States. The new T-Mobile Tourist Plan is a pre-paid plan that comes with data, text, and voice services good for three weeks that will set tourists back only $30. According to T-Mobile, travelers only need to bring an unlocked […] Come comment on this article: T-Mobile greets international travelers to U.S. with special Tourist Plan
2016/05/31 14:20 TalkAndroid
Sony Xperia E5 Announced With MediaTek Processor, 720p Display, And 1.5GB RAM
This time last week, the Xperia E5 was announced by Sony, then un-announced when the company removed any mention of the phone from its social media profiles. It seems like it's ready for a second go though, with a website page now advertising the mid-range handset. The Xperia E5 packs a 720p 5-inch display and a quad-core MediaTek MTK6735 processor. Sony hasn't mentioned the clock speed, but it likely comes in at 1.3GHz. A reasonably respectable 1.5GB RAM is onboard, as well as 16GB storage with microSD expandability up to 200GB.
2016/05/31 14:06 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
How to make a simple 2D platformer for Android in Unity – Part three
Explained: This is why the iPhone 7 is so damn boring
We recently got a look at a leaked photo that likely shows a real iPhone 7 for the first time — check it out here if you missed it — and to be frank, it doesn't look terribly exciting. In fact, "boring" is apparently the word du jour for tech blogs covering iPhone 7 leaks, though we explained back in March why a boring-looking iPhone 7 probably isn't much of a problem at all. Well, if a new report is to be believed, we finally have a logical explanation of why Apple's upcoming new iPhone looks so "boring." MUST SEE: Game of Thrones is falling apart Reading between the lines of a new report from Nikkei, we may finally know why Apple's next-generation iPhone 7 handset doesn't seem terribly exciting in terms of its design. Nikkei has been hit or miss in the past when it comes to reports surrounding unreleased Apple devices, but elements of each report typically end up panning out. With that in mind, let's take a look at the paper's latest claim about Apple's upcoming new iPhones. "Apple will likely take three years between full-model changes of its iPhone devices, a year longer than the current cycle," Nikkei reporter Yuichiro Kanematsu wrote. "In a typical two-year term, fall 2016 was supposed to see a major upgrade. But the changes on the model to be launched this autumn will be minor, such as improved camera quality." Why such a huge change? Here's the explanation Kanematsu poses: "The move is largely due to smartphone functions having little room left for major enhancements. A slowing market is another factor." That explanation is doubtful at best and implausible at worst. Apple is responding to "a slowing market" by spreading major releases further apart and giving customers less reason to upgrade? That's just not going to happen. But as I mentioned earlier, Nikkei reports are often at least partially rooted in reality, and this one may be as well. Here's another, more plausible explanation: Next year's iPhone is rumored to be a complete overhaul from top to bottom. This makes sense of course, since it marks the 10-year anniversary of the original iPhone. An in-the-know source has stated that an OLED display can likely be expected on next year's big iPhone redesign, and the home button may be removed so that the screen can take up more of the phone's face. Apple's TouchID fingerprint sensor will reportedly be embedded beneath the iPhone's screen instead of in the home button, which is something Apple has been working on achieving for quite some time. With that in mind, a more modest upgrade in 2016 might make sense. This year's iPhone 7 could be something of an iPhone 6ss, offering minor design changes, more power and a handful of nifty new features to tide fans over until next year's major tenth anniversary iPhone update. But then after that, you can be darn sure Apple will return to its regularly scheduled programming and offer major iPhone updates every other year.
2016/05/31 14:02 BGR
Your Samsung TV is about to be flooded with ads
If you own a Samsung Smart TV, then you should know you’re in for a much more annoying experience in the near future, because the South Korean giant is reportedly making big changes to its on-TV advertising campaigns. According to a new report, the company is looking for new revenue streams to offset its slowing TV business. MUST SEE: Game of Thrones is falling apart According to The Wall Street Journal, former Google exec Lee Won-jin, who is currently Samsung’s Executive Vice President, is leading the effort. Samsung added tile ads to the main menu bar of its premium TVs in the US last June, and it’s looking to expand its program to Europe in the coming months. But that's not the worst news. According to the report, Samsung is planning to retroactively activate ads on old Smart TVs that might not already have them enabled. Samsung sells an estimated 50 million TV sets a year, making up 20% of the global market. However, Samsung only enjoys a margin of between 3% to 5%, and the overall demand is dropping. In the first quarter of the year, Samsung shipped 48.3 million LCD TVs, a 20.9% quarterly decline, and a 6.3% year-over-year drop, according to market research firm TrendForce. “We’re likely to see a host of new devices that allow users to consume video content in various ways, which leads to thinking that competition which has centered around picture quality, will change significantly,” Kim Hyun-suk, the head of Samsung’s TV business, said recently. The company brought in $24.8 billion from TV sales in 2015. Comparatively, Samsung's TV advertising business is still in its infancy, having generated between $20 million and $30 million in sales for Samsung during the same period. The TV advertising business is yet to turn a profit, the Journal notes. Samsung already takes a share of Netflix’s revenue generated by streaming videos through Samsung's smart TVs, but it’s not clear how much money streaming companies generate for Samsung. Samsung will face some challenges in Europe as it’ll have to convince regulators and TV networks to accept its advertising program. Ultimately, for Samsung’s advertising plans to really take off, the company will also have to give consumers reasons to agree to interact with these ads.
2016/05/31 13:37 BGR
T-Mobile offers visitors to the U.S. a new $30 calling and data plan
T-Mobile will launch its new Tourist Plan on June 12 for people who are visiting the United States. It will give them unlimited data and 1,000 minutes of calls inside the U.S for three weeks for $30. The T-Mobile Tourist Plan also includes 2GB of high-speed data, along with unlimited texting to over 140 countries. The plan also gives tourists in the U.S. a free SIM card. However, the plan does not offer international talk minutes. People who are visiting the U.S. and have an unlocked, GSM-compatible phone can go to any T-Mobile location and ask for the Tourist Plan. However, after three weeks the plan expires and does not automatically renew. ...
2016/05/31 13:32 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
Sony is bringing the entire Xperia X series to the US: prices and availability
iPhone 7 will finally fix the one thing everyone hates most about the iPhone
When Apple releases the iPhone 7 later this year, the company will reportedly address one of the most common and longstanding complaints about its iconic smartphone: a lack of sufficient storage. Indeed, even as the iPhone has become more advanced and sophisticated with each passing year, the entry-level storage capacity on each successive iPhone model has remained frustratingly stagnant at 16GB. For some perspective, consider this: every entry-level iPhone model has featured 16GB of storage since the iPhone 4s, a device released all the way back in 2011. And while 16GB might have been adequate five years ago, it's almost a joke in today's smartphone era where apps can weigh in by the gig and devices can take high-res photos and record storage-hungry video in full 4K. DON'T MISS: Game of Thrones is falling apart Well, now comes word via IHS Technology analyst Kevin Wang that Apple this year will join the big leagues and will, at long last, up the storage on its entry-level models iPhone from 16GB to 32GB. Originally reported by MobiPicker, the publication claims that Wang has provided accurate information in the past, thereby leading them to conclude that this particular rumor carries more weight than most. If this rumor pans out, it would represent an interesting about-face from Apple. Remember, it was just about a year ago that Apple executive Phil Schiller sat down with John Gruber and defended Apple's somewhat controversial decision to sell 16GB iPhones. As one would expect, Schiller danced lightly around the issue as he argued that storage is not much of an issue these days since most user data can easily be retrieved from the cloud. “The belief is more and more as we use iCloud services for documents and our photos and videos and music,” Schiller explained, “that perhaps the most price-conscious customers are able to live in an environment where they don’t need gobs of local storage because these services are lightening the load.” Schiller also added that the money Apple saves on 16GB iPhones allows it to spend more money on securing advanced components for said devices. These arguments may seem well-reasoned at first glance, but a deeper inspection reveals that they don't hold muster. For starters, cloud computing may be commonplace today, but photos, videos and apps take up more storage than ever before. In other words, keeping gigs upon gigs of data in the cloud just isn't practical for many users. Second, Apple has more money than it knows what to do with, which is to say that it hardly needs to rely upon a 16GB model in order to be able to afford advanced components. All that notwithstanding, this is one Apple rumor that we really hope becomes a reality. Interestingly enough, one other iPhone 7 rumor we spotted just a few weeks ago suggests that Apple will make a 256GB storage option available. And if you missed it for some reason, don't forget to check out this leaked image, which is probably our first ever look at a real iPhone 7.
2016/05/31 13:12 BGR
Sony’s Xperia X smartphones coming to the US this summer
It looks like Sony will be breaking away from carriers for its latest family of devices, as the company will be launching unlocked variants of the Xperia X Performance, Xperia X, Xperia XA, and Xperia XA Ultra in the US this summer. This is definitely a strange move from Sony, but probably the best way to sell its […] Come comment on this article: Sony’s Xperia X smartphones coming to the US this summer
2016/05/31 13:10 TalkAndroid
[Not In The US] Songsterr Guitar Tabs & Chords Is Down To GBP 0.10 In The UK, Europe, And Other Countries
When I was a kid, my parents desperately wanted me to learn how to play the piano and electronic keyboard. I took classes for 7 years and got really good at it, until I realized that I loved listening to music but not playing it. I just didn't have the ear for it and I couldn't tell a re from a fa if my life depended on it. I do envy those who can play instruments though, mostly the guitar.
2016/05/31 12:58 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
5 best deals in Amazon’s big one-day storage sale
Tuesday marks the last day of May and Amazon is really kicking things into high gear in order to ensure that it's finishing off the month on a high note. We've already covered a few big one-day sales Amazon has going today, and now it's time to take a look at one more. This time, the deals cover storage solutions for anything and everything spanning computers, tablets, Android phones, digital cameras and even iPhones. Let's take a look at the five best deals in this sale. MicroSDXC form factor Performance/speed:Up to 90MB/s read speed, write speed lower) Capacity: 200GB Class 10 for Full HD video (1920x1080) SanDisk Ultra 200GB Micro SD (SDSDQUAN-200G-G4A): $59.99 with free Prime shipping The flash drive reinvented for your phone, tablet and computer Wirelessly save and access your photos, videos and files Access and save from up to 3 devices simultaneously2 Stream HD movies and music to up to 3 devices at the same time1 Collect and share up to 200GB Connect wirelessly or simply plug into a USB port Works not just with your computer, but with your phone and tablet, too Plugs into a USB port or connects wirelessly SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick 200GB (SDWS4-200G-G46): $87.99 with free Prime shipping This bundle contains anDisk Ultra 128GB microSDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter and Ultra 128GB Dual USB Drive 3.0 Add up to 128GB of storage to your device Ideal for premium Android based smartphones and tablets. Fast transfer speeds of up to 80MB/s Comes with SD adapter for use in cameras. Ten-year limited warranty The Flash Drive for Your OTG Android Phone Super-Fast Transfer Speeds from Drive to Computer SanDisk Ultra 128GB microSDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter and Ultra 128GB Dual USB Drive 3.0: $62.99 with free Prime shipping High Speed USB 3.0 performance Transfer a full length movie in less than 30 seconds Transfer to drive up to 15 times faster than standard USB 2.0 drives Sleek, durable metal casing Easy-to-use password protection for your private files 5-year limited warranty SanDisk Ultra Flair USB 3.0 128GB Flash Drive High Performance up to 150MB/s (SDCZ73-128G-G46): $24.99 with free Prime shipping Up to 9X faster than external hard drives High-performance portable storage for high res photos, videos and graphics-intense files Work directly from the drive with 35x faster access times SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSD 960GB SDSSDEX2-960G-G25: $399.99 with free Prime shipping Follow @BGRDeals on Twitter to keep up with the latest and greatest deals we find around the web
2016/05/31 12:41 BGR
Samsung Gear Fit 2 specification leak in full
A new report coming by way of SamMobile shows what are allegedly the full specifications for Samsung’s heavily rumored Gear Fit 2. The Gear Fit 2 is expected to feature a 1.55-inch 216 x 432 curved Super AMOLED display, a dual-core 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and 2GB of internal storage. The wearable will also feature a 200mAh […] Come comment on this article: Samsung Gear Fit 2 specification leak in full
2016/05/31 12:35 TalkAndroid
(Update: 6GB RAM version spotted) TENAA listing confirms OnePlus 3 specs and design
Here's how much the Sony Xperia X series costs in the U.S. — and when you'll be able to buy
U.S. pricing and release date info for the Sony Xperia X, X Performance, XA and XA Ultra. As the first phones in Sony's new Xperia X series approach launch, we're able to tell you more about exactly when you'll be able to pick up Sony's latest handsets in the United States, and how much they'll set you back. Since the firm hasn't yet announced any carrier partnership, the only way to pick up the Xperia X, Xperia X Performance, Xperia XA or Xperia XA Ultra is SIM-free and unlocked directly from Sony. Check out the table below to see how things break down. The short version is that while the XA models are relatively affordable, both Xs will set you back a pretty penny. The Xperia X will be first to launch on June 26, followed by the XA and X Performance in mid-July, rounded out by the XA Ultra on July 24. Phone Release Date Price Xperia X June 26 $549.99 Xperia XA July 17 $279.99 Xperia X Performance July 17 $699.99 Xperia XA Ultra July 24 $369.99 Be sure t...
2016/05/31 12:08 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
OnePlus wants 30 people to test the OnePlus 3 before it launches
Sony Xperia X review: The Android workhorse
The first in Sony's new line of Android phones nails the core experience, but struggles to justify its hefty price tag. The quick take Sony's first high-profile Android handset of 2016 is a perfectly good, if slightly boring phone. Most of the basics are well-executed, from the impressive display to the solid though understated build. It's a phone that performs well and comes with minimal distractions, and as such it lacks the wow-factor of other big-brand offerings. And in one crucial area — camera performance — the phone is let down by its less-powerful CPU. The Good Quick performance — most of the time Good-looking display Comfortable, ergonomic chassis Decent photos from both front and rear cameras The Bad Frustratingly slow camera performance Overall design is somewhat dull U.S. buyers miss out on fingerprint security More bang for your buck available elsewhere Sony Xperia X Full Review Zed's dead. In perhaps the most surprising announcement of this year'...
2016/05/31 12:02 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
Four new Sony smartphones are coming to the US this summer
Sony's smartphone division has had a tough time keeping up with big-name market leaders like Samsung and Apple, and emerging Chinese Android phone vendors haven't helped the company at all. Sony continues to press on though, and its latest line of smartphones is perhaps one of its most impressive yet. The Xperia X lineup was unwrapped recently abroad, but on Tuesday Sony announced US pricing and preliminary launch details for four upcoming news smartphones, the Xperia X Performance, Xperia X, Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra. MUST SEE: Game of Thrones is falling apart Sony says its new Xperia X lineup of smartphones offers a "premium finish as part of its unified design concept." The phones clearly have plenty in common with earlier Xperia handsets where design and styling are concerned, but they do refine the look a bit. They're immediately recognizable as Sony smartphones, which could be a pro or a con depending on how one feels about Sony's previous handsets. The Xperia X Performance boasts a Snapdragon 820 processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It also features microSDXC support up to 200GB, a 23-megapixel rear camera, a 13-megapixel front-facing camera, a 5-inch full HD display and Android M. Then the Xperia X sports similar specs but uses a hexa-core Snapdragon 650 CPU to offer as much as 2 days of battery life. Sony's new Xperia XA Ultra and Xperia XA focus more on style, and the former sports a larger 6-inch display. All four new smartphones will be released in the US this summer, with preorder availability for the Xperia X beginning today on Amazon for $549.99 with a 128GB microSD card included. Preorders begin on June 19th for the Xperia X Performance ($699.99 with a free 128GB microSD card), Xperia XA Ultra ($369.99 with a free 64GB microSD card) and Xperia XA ($279.99 with a free microSD card). More information about these four new phones can be found on Sony's website: Xperia X Performance Xperia X Xperia XA Ultra Xperia XA
2016/05/31 12:02 BGR
Basemark Power Assessment Tool review
Drainpipe: A clever, but frustrating experience (Review)
Overview: Drainpipe is a 2D arena shooter where you play as a rat, Ratfink, trying to survive against a horde of spiders in the sewers of the world. Developer: SeudoApps Cost: Free (with ads) Impressions: Drainpipe is certainly an odd one. It has some clever humor and excellent music, but the gameplay itself is frustrating
2016/05/31 12:00 AndroidGuys
Verizon Galaxy S5 now updating to Android Marshmallow
Samsung’s new SSDs might make the 2016 MacBooks Pro faster and thinner than ever
Storage is one of the first world problems when it comes to modern computing devices. We can窶冲 have enough of it on iPhones and laptops, and we want it to be as fast as possible. It窶冱 pretty self-explanatory why having more storage for pictures, media, and apps is better. But we don窶冲 want to deal with slow memory, whether that窶冱 iPhone flash storage, microSD cards, hard drives or SSDs. The fastest the storage, the better performance any computing device will deliver. And Samsung just announced that it窶冱 ready to mass-produce high-speed 512GB SSDs that weigh just 1g and have a volume about a hundredth of a 2.5-inch SSD or HDD. These SSDs will likely equip ultra-thin laptops of the future, with the 2016 MacBook Pro being one likely candidate for the new SSD. DON窶儺 MISS: Leaked image shows us the sleek new Surface that won't save Windows Phone The new NVMe PCIe SSD memory (PM971-NVMe SSD) is built into a single ball grid array package (BGA) using 16 of Samsung窶冱 窶�48-layer 256-gigabit (Gb) V-NAND flash chips, one 20-nanometer 4Gb LPDDR4 mobile DRAM chip, and a high-performance Samsung controller,窶� as the company explains. The drive measures 20 x 16 x 1.5 mm and is lighter than a dime (which weighs 2.3g). The device is about a fifth of the M.2 SSD drives that are found in current MacBook Pros. That means Apple could save plenty of space by using this particular type of SSD, which will be available in three versions, including 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. Performance-wise, the new chips deliver 1,500MB/s and 900MB/s sequential read and write speeds, respectively. 窶弋he performance figures can be directly compared to transferring a 5GB-equivalent, Full-HD movie in about 3 seconds or downloading it in about 6 seconds,窶� Samsung writes. Ultra-fast Samsung SSDs also equip the 2015 MacBook Pro generation, with storage speed being one of the things reviewers loved about the laptops. The new NVMe SSD will deliver performance comparable with M.2 SSD drives 窶� though, Samsung does have new M.2 drives that are even faster. Apple has quietly improved its storage game in recent years, investing in its own memory controller to make SSDs even faster in its ultra-compact laptops, such as the 12-inch MacBook. The company窶冱 upcoming 2016 Retina MacBook Pro line is already rumored to be thinner and lighter than the previous generation. So using Samsung窶冱 new BGA NVMe SSDs seems to be a no-brainer. Samsung has already started mass production of these insanely fast compact SSDs, and its customers will receive shipments starting this month.
2016/05/31 11:35 BGR
Sony’s new Xperia E5 is going to be a tough sell
Verizon Galaxy S5 now receiving its Marshmallow update
If you're rocking the Galaxy S5 from Verizon, you may want to check your phone for an update. The carrier is now pushing out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update, which has a software version of MMB29M.G900VVRU2DPD1 this time around. Following the update, you'll be able to take advantage of Doze, the enhanced permission controls and much more. Verizon notes that the update also includes: This software update brings the latest Android™ Marshmallow OS along with Wi-Fi Calling, App icon update, Ultra High Quality Audio and Android for Work. You can make and receive calls over a Wi-Fi network if cellular service isn't available, helping conserve your data. A new design of app icons and folder Your favorite tunes have never sounded better on a Samsung smartphone. This breakthrough audio technology takes select music files and enhances the richness and detail. This update supports Android for Work, the world's most popular mobile platform. To learn more, go to https://www.google.com/...
2016/05/31 11:32 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
LevelUp Studio's RSS Reader Palabre 3.0 Adds Customizable Appearance And Keyword Muting
Even with things like Flipboard and Google Play Newsstand, RSS readers still remain popular. Since Google killed the popular Reader service in 2013, RSS readers seem to have grown in popularity and usage. Today one of the major RSS apps available on Android, Palabre, is getting a massive update to version 3.0.
2016/05/31 11:11 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Sony announces the affordable yet fun Xperia E5
Sony is looking to appeal to those on a tight budget with the new Xperia E5, an affordable yet capable and fun smartphone. As well as 4G LTE capabilities, the E5 also comes packing a MediaTek MT6735 quad-core processor, 13MP main shooter (with a front-facing 5MP selfie booth) and a 5-inch 720p display. Above specifications are joined by 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 2700mAh battery, and even dual-SIM support for those rocking multiple numbers. Sony plans to launch the Xperia E5 across select European, Latin American and Middle East & African markets from late June 2016. Press Release London, 31st May 2016, Sony Mobile Communications ("Sony Mobile") today unveiled Xperia E5 - a fun, easy-to-use smartphone with advanced Sony performance and camera technology, at an accessible price point. "Xperia E5 is a no-compromise approach to smartphone capability at this section of the market" said Tsutomu Sato, Director of Product Marketing, at Sony Mobile Communications. "I...
2016/05/31 11:10 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
Leaked Honor 8 reportedly features dual 12MP rear cameras and a 2.5D glass rear panel
After the success of the Honor 5X (reviewed here), it seems that the budget brand is preparing to take the wraps off a new model called the Honor 8 sporting the dual 12MP camera setup seen on the Honor V8 and the Huawei P9, not forgetting the Honor 6 Plus of course. Join us after […] Come comment on this article: Leaked Honor 8 reportedly features dual 12MP rear cameras and a 2.5D glass rear panel
2016/05/31 11:04 TalkAndroid
Yu Yunicorn launched in India: 5.5-inch FHD display, 4GB RAM, 4000mAh battery
ZUK Z2 could turn out to be the best sub-$300 phone this year
Lenovo's sub-brand ZUK unveiled the mighty Z2 Pro earlier this month, offering a Snapdragon 820 and 6GB of RAM for $420. The vendor has now announced the ZUK Z2, which offers a 5-inch Full HD display, the same 2.15GHz snapdragon 820 SoC, and 4GB of RAM along with 64GB internal storage for what amounts to $273 (¥1,799). Other specs include a 13MP ISOCELL camera with PDAF, 8MP front shooter with 1.4μm pixels, fingerprint scanner, LTE, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1, USB-C, and a 3500mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0. In terms of software, the phone runs Marshmallow out of the box, with ZUK's custom ZUI 2.0 running the show. ZUK has a presence outside China, with the vendor partnering with Cyanogen OS on the software front. The ZUK Z2 sounds like the ideal handset in the sub-$300 segment, but as of now there's no mention as to when it'll be available in global markets. ...
2016/05/31 11:01 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
New Samsung patent may give insight into the Galaxy X’s design
Intel has a crazy-fast 10-core desktop gaming processor that costs more than a MacBook Pro
Gamers looking to make the most of their desktops should know there窶冱 a new monster processor from Intel in town. The Broadwell-E chip has no less than 10 cores ready to go to work for you, but it窶冤l cost you about as much as a new MacBook Pro. And before you ask, yes, these are consumer chips, which means you窶冤l be able to buy them and build yourself the ultimate computer gaming rig, right in time for virtual reality. DON窶儺 MISS: Leaked image shows us the sleek new Surface that won't save Windows Phone The Broadwell-E Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition chips will render 4K video and games 25% faster than the best Intel processor you can buy today 窶� that窶冱 the Core i7-5960X if you窶决e wondering. The new chips are also 35% faster at delivering 3D content. The chip is so powerful that it could 窶徂andle scenarios where the chip is being asked to one, process 4K games at 60 frames per second; two, encode that gameplay; and three, stream it out at 1080p resolution to a live stream,窶� as PC World explains. That窶冱 possible thanks to its high-speed cores, each one running at 3GHz, 3.5GHz (in boost mode), or 3.8GHz (overclocking mode) via Intel窶冱 Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, and 25MB of cache. The chips have a thermal design power (TDP) of 140 watts. 窶廬t窶冱 the biggest, baddest CPU we窶况e ever done,窶� Frank Soqui said at Computex, according to PC World. It窶冱 also the most expensive, having a $1,723 sticker price that窶冱 more $700 more expensive than the Intel窶冱 $999 top of the line CPUs. If paying $1,700 for the 10-core chip isn窶冲 up your alley, then you should know cheaper versions do exist, including an 8-core model ($1,000) and 6-core model ($600). For a more technical analysis of what the new Intel gaming chips can do, check out PC World and Ars Technica's coverage at the source links below.
2016/05/31 10:50 BGR
DEAL: pick up a 200GB SanDisk microSD card for $60
Honor 8 to feature a 2.5D glass back panel, dual 12MP main camera
T-Mobile is offering a BOGO deal on all Samsung Galaxy smartphones
Save $24 on this clear flip cover for the Galaxy S7 today!
If you want to keep your Galaxy S7 looking great, you窶冤l want to take a look at this. Samsung窶冱 S-View clear flip cover not only protects the back of the phone, but also the front with a clear panel that you can read notifications through. Today, you can save $24 on the purchase, bringing it down to just $34.95. ...
2016/05/31 10:00 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 Starts Getting Marshmallow OTA Update
Remember the Galaxy S5? It was, in my opinion, one of the last mediocre flagships that Samsung built, but it's still barely two years old now and that warrants it support and firmware updates, at least up until Marshmallow, which was released when the S5 was about 18 months old. The Sprint Galaxy S5 got its update at the beginning of April, the T-Mobile one followed last week, and now it's time for Verizon to release its OTA update for the phone.
2016/05/31 09:29 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Amazon deals: 200GB SanDisk microSD for just $60, and more
Sync For Reddit Gets Massive Update To V11, Rebuilt From The Ground Up For Material Goodness
Reddit apps are a hugely popular type of app in the Play Store - from Relay to Slide, reddit is fun to the official reddit app, there's one for every use-case. Today one of the most downloaded reddit apps, Sync for Reddit, is getting a huge update to version 11, bringing a full material redesign that has been written from the ground up. The update has been available in an alpha format since January, but this is the first release to anyone who uses the app.
2016/05/31 08:54 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Marshmallow is hitting the Galaxy Note 4 in Canada
LG G Pad III 8.0 is an affordable tablet with e-reader optimizations
Score SanDisk's 200GB microSD card for just $60 today!
Right now you can pick up SanDisk's 200GB microSD card for just $60, a savings of $20 from its normal price. We've seen the price of these cards drop significantly over the past couple of months, and at $60 this is an absolute bargain. Whether you are looking to add storage to your phone, tablet, camera or just to have it for backing up files, this card makes a great addition to any collection. Amazon is also offering some discounts on other SanDisk accessories, such as the Connect Wireless 200GB stick, a 480GB SSD and more. Remember, this price is only good while quantities last today, so be sure to act quickly if you are interested. See at Amazon ...
2016/05/31 07:48 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
LG G Pad III 8.0 unveiled, goes up for sale in Canada
LG has launched the latest iteration in its budget tablet series, the G Pad III 8.0. The tablet now features an 8-inch Full HD (1920 x 1200) TFT display, and is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core CPU. There's 2GB of RAM on offer, 32GB internal memory, and a microSD slot that can accommodate cards up to 2TB. Other specs include an 8MP camera at the front, a 5MP shooter at the back, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1, microUSB connectivity, 4800mAh battery, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. The Korean model is priced at ₩330,000, which comes out to $278. Canadian carriers Rogers and Fido are now offering the tablet, with a few differences in specs from the Korean variant. The Canadian version picks up LTE connectivity (Bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17), offers Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and Bluetooth 4.2. However, the internal storage is decreased from 32GB to 16GB, and the camera at the front is a 5MP offering. Both carriers are selling the G Pad III 8.0 for CAD 240, which comes out to the e...
2016/05/31 03:47 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
Sunshine, The Popular iOS Weather App, Is Currently In Beta Testing For Android
Sunshine, a popular and unique weather app for iOS, is making its way to Android. The app specializes in providing useful, rather than detailed, information while crowdsourcing for more accurate weather data. While there hasn't been an official announcement from the developers, the app is now open for beta testing. The creators of the app were inspired by their daily frustration of inaccurate forecasts at the local beach. Of course, beach weather is going to be more difficult to predict than your average place and will be quite likely to be experiencing different conditions than a sensor that is, say, 15 miles inland.
2016/05/31 03:40 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Yezz Buddy! | Podcast 065
Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 1100 takes aim at kid’s watches and fitness trackers
Best icon packs
What are the best icon packs? That’s a hard call, simply because of how many are out there, as well as how many are being released on a weekly basis. That’s why we keep a monthly running list of all of our favorites, new and old. Whether you’re looking for some that follows Google’s Material Design […] Come comment on this article: Best icon packs
2016/05/30 22:30 TalkAndroid
21 New And Notable Android Apps From The Last 2 Weeks (5/17/16 - 5/30/16)
Get 6 (varying lengths) microUSB cables by EnacFire for $12 (review)
MicroUSB cables are vital in keeping our devices powered and running strong. While reviewing cables can be a mundane task, it is just as important as reviewing some of the other cool products we review. Pick the wrong cable and it might lead to charging issues. That’s why we are here to review the essentials
2016/05/31 02:02 AndroidGuys
Google is giving away Chromecasts to YouTube Red subscribers
YouTube Red, the ad-free offline version of Google, hasn't been a tremendous hit since it first launched. It turns out that if you give people a choice between $10 a month or watching ads, they'll sit through four seconds of commercial ever time. But what if Google dangles a shiny new Chromecast in front of you? Well, that changes things a little. DON'T MISS:ﾂ�The craziest new Android flagship you窶况e ever seen does the one thing the iPhone 7 can窶冲 According to numerous reports, YouTube Red subscribers are getting mysterious emails in their inboxes today, giving away a brand-new Chromecast as a thank-you for signing up to YouTube Red. The email gives no real reason: Thanks for being a part of YouTube Red Here窶冱 a gift we hope you窶冤l love. Now through June 19, 2016, claim your very own Chromecast from YouTube Red. It窶冱 on us! No strings attached, just a little treat for being one of the first people to join the party. With Chromecast, you get a bigger picture. Simply plug it in and stream any YouTube song or video directly from your phone, tablet, or computer to your TV. We hear YouTube Red members love being able to watch ad-free videos on TV, so we thought we窶囘 help you get started. It's unclear whether you'll get the email if you sign up for YouTube Red right now, but it might be worth a try.ﾂ�Thanks to a promo offer, the first three months only cost 99 cents, which is a pretty good deal if there's also a 5% chance you'll be getting a free Chromecast as well.
2016/05/31 02:00 BGR
LG posts funny full length LG G5 and Friends video
Samsung encouraging users to install updates with Domino’s pizza
Qualcomm's Computex offerings include new Snapdragon Wear, IoT and Wi-Fi processors
Snapdragon Wear 1100 is aimed at 'kid and elderly watches,' as well as fitness trackers and other wearables. Qualcomm in February introduced the first of its Snapdragon Wear lineup, and today at Computex in Taiwan it's introducing the Snapdragon Wear 1100 processor. The 1100 is a more purpose-built processor than the general-purpose 2100, aimed at "the fast growing targeted-purpose wearables segments such as connected kid and elderly watches, fitness trackers, smart headsets, and wearable accessories." Snapdragon Wear 1100 provides for a Cat 1 modem for LTE and 3G support globally, an application processor for Linux-based apps, plus voice, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support. And it does location services through Qualcomm's iZat system. In addition to the new Snapdragon Wear SOC, Qualcomm also is announcing a new tri-radio Wi-Fi solution (with a pair of 5GHz radios and a single 2.4GHz radio) for better networking, "GigaDSL" for faster networking over existing phone lines (specifical...
2016/05/31 01:00 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
There is absolutely no reason for a wine gun to exist, but you’ll want one anyway
Sometimes you come across something that is just so ridiculous that you have no idea why it exists. But then you look at it again. And again. And it calls to you. And you need it. Such is the case with the WineOvation WNO-01 Powered Wine Opener Gun, which might just be the most bizarre and most awesome thing you come across this week. As its name might suggest, it looks like a gun but it's actually a rechargeable wine bottle opener that works quickly and efficiently. And when you're done, the Wine Opener Gun sits in a stand that also recharges it. It's beyond weird — but you need it. Some key details: Cordless Rechargeable Wine Bottle Opener Opens up to 30 Bottles on Single Charge Includes Foil Cutter and Wall Charger Modern Stylish Design to Compliment any Bar High End Rubber Coated Charging Base and Handle Enjoy a few photos: WineOvation WNO-01 Powered Wine Opener Gun: $39.99 with free Prime shipping Follow @BGRDeals on Twitter to keep up with the latest and greatest deals we find around the web
2016/05/31 00:50 BGR
[Deal Alert] Grab A GSM-Unlocked 32GB Gold Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7 For $429 On eBay
Sprint customers and adventurous types have an absolute steal on their hands with this one. For just $429, more than $100 below the next-best deal we've seen, you can get a new (Gold) Galaxy S7. Just make sure the details work for you. These are Sprint devices that are GSM unlocked, meaning you can use them on any GSM carrier that you might want to. With that said, that wouldn't come without some challenges.
2016/05/31 00:32 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets