T-Mobile HTC One M9 update brings improvements to camera and BlinkFeed
Remember that One M9 update that HTC recently teased, saying that it would bring camera improvements? Well, it looks like it窶冱 now starting to roll out. T-Mobile has updated its HTC One M9 support page to show that a new update [...]
2015/04/19 01:41 Android and Me
DashClock Is Back With New (Materialized) Beta
Roman Nurik, a Design Advocate at Google, launched the DashClock Widget back in early 2013. It's an extremely versatile, modular widget that - by default - supports things like time, weather, unread Gmail messages, and alarms. But its modular nature is the real selling point. Users can add extensions for apps they're already using, allowing a lot of information from disparate and unrelated apps to be displayed in one handy widget.
2015/04/18 23:38 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
[Deal Alert] Yubi USB Charging Towers On Sale At Amazon: 32 Ports For $39, 24 Ports For $32
Does you home have a lot of mobile devices? I mean a lot of them? Maybe you're a modern-day Brady Bunch, and every adult and kid has a phone, tablet, smartwatch, and external battery? Or alternately, do you run a bar or work for a gadget blog? Then you'll probably be able to find a use for the Yubi Universal USB Family Charging Tower Station With Surge And Overload Protection For...
2015/04/18 23:20 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Sunshine 3.1 Adds S-OFF Support For HTC One M9 And Automatic SIM Unlock For Most Of HTC's GSM Phones
New smartphones are rolling off the line pretty regularly, and that means the tools we use to work with them have to update, too. Last month, Sunshine v3.0 emerged with support for an extensive collection of HTC and Motorola handsets, and now an update to v3.1 is about to build on that list. With the latest release, Justin Case and Beaups have added support for almost every variant of the HTC One M9, except Verizon's.
2015/04/18 21:20 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Let's talk about the Nexus 6
T-Mobile HTC One M9 software update brings phone in line with international models
Yahoo Finance: Google Wallet Balances Will Be FDIC-Insured
According to a Yahoo Finance exclusive, Google Wallet is now a little bit safer. Yahoo Finance reports that Google Wallet balances are now FDIC-insured, and that Google is accomplishing this by storing Wallet balances in FDIC-insured banking institutions. For reference, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation insures a depositor's funds for banking institutions up to $250,000. As Yahoo Finance points out, services like Wallet, Paypal, or Venmo are considered "non-banking institutions," meaning that they aren't legally required to be federally insured, and indeed Paypal and Venmo currently aren't (though Paypal does offer its own account protection measures).
2015/04/18 18:54 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
T-Mobile Starts Rolling Out The HTC One M9 Camera Improvement OTA Update, AT&T Version Coming Soon
Sprint got it last week, now T-Mobile is the next in line. The flagship HTC One M9 leaves a lot to be desired in the camera department, at least on the stock version of the phone's software. HTC has issued a small update that should dramatically improve camera quality, though it has to be said that the comparison shots we've seen thus far are still noticeably behind other recent high-end Android phones.
2015/04/18 18:41 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
[APK Teardown] Drive, Docs, Sheets, And Slides Will Soon Offer Templates, Presentations Via Hangouts, Contact Chips For Collaborators, And A Secret Next-Gen UI (Maybe...)
Update Wednesday hit like a ton of bricks, this week. It didn't help that it also happened to land on tax day in the United States. Not only were there new versions for about a dozen apps from Google, but a couple of new ones joined mix. Yet again, Drive and its associated document editing apps are gracing the Teardown stage with even more new improvements on the horizon. This time, we get to see that Drive is getting a chip-based interface for adding collaborators, Slides will allow for presentations over Hangouts, all of the editors are going to have stylized templates, and there might even be a Secret Next-Gen UI on the way (but probably not).
2015/04/18 17:27 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Sprint starts pushing out Lollipop update for Spark-branded Galaxy S4’s
Sprint has finally started pushing out the much-anticipated and long-awaited Lollipop update for all Sprint Spark-branded variants of the Galaxy S4 located in the United States. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade transports the latest build of the Android operating system to the handset, in addition to a truckload of bug fixes and stability […] Come comment on this article: Sprint starts pushing out Lollipop update for Spark-branded Galaxy S4’s
2015/04/18 13:16 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
How to block app notifications from your Android Wear watch
Hello Games lets Joe Danger drive and leap its way to Android
Android Wallpaper: Get in Line
WhatsApp 2.12.45 Adds The Option To Back Up And Restore From Google Drive
I know it seems that we have a new WhatsApp post every couple of days on Android Police lately, but it ain't our fault. The app's developers, specifically the Android team, appear to be drinking the good kind of cool-aid and kicking one new version after the other with not only bug fixes, but also lots of new goodies. So first there was the Web "client", then the saga of the voice calling feature rollout, followed by the Material design update, and now Google Drive is being implemented as a backup option inside the app.
2015/04/18 15:23 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Ben & Jerry’s brilliantly parodies Apple’s ‘1984’ ad in promotion for its new BRRR-ito
Apple’s “1984” ad is justifiably one of the most famous in the history of tech and it’s also wonderfully easy to parody. Ben & Jerry’s has done one of the best parodies of this iconic ad that we’ve ever seen to help promote its new BRRR-ito ice cream sandwich. FROM EARLIER: The new Star Wars trailer is amazing… but I’m still terrified the movie will suck It starts off with several dazed-looking men sitting in a gray room and staring at a screen that’s projecting an image of a boring old ice cream sandwich. An athletic young one then sprints into the room and tosses the BRRR-ito at the screen hammer throw-style, which results in an explosion that blows everyone’s mind.
2015/04/18 15:00 BGR
The 7th Guest is revamped with new graphics and features for its Android debut
Galaxy S6 Edge vs Huawei P8 – hands on
The DMV recently declared the license plate ‘370H55V’ to be obscene – can you guess why?
If you’re lucky enough to be able to afford a Lamborghini, it doesn’t necessarily follow that you have carte blanche to come up with any type of vanity license plate your heart desires. While typical objections to license plate permutations typically focus on overtly offensive words, a Texas man named Safer Hassan recently learned the hard way that even obfuscating an alleged obscenity might leave you with a revoked plate. Don’t Miss: Watch the leaked Batman v. Superman IMAX trailer right here! Adorning the license plate on Hassan’s Lamborghini is simply a 7 character string which reads, 370H55V. What could possibly be the problem with that? Well, apparently the folks at the DMV eventually caught on to the fact that if you
2015/04/18 13:30 BGR
Sprint starts pushing out Lollipop OTA for the Spark variant of the Galaxy S4
Sprint has finally started pushing out the much-anticipated and long-awaited Lollipop update for all Sprint Spark-branded variants of the Galaxy S4 located in the United States. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade transports the latest build of the Android operating system to the handset, in addition to a truckload of bug fixes and stability […] Come comment on this article: Sprint starts pushing out Lollipop OTA for the Spark variant of the Galaxy S4
2015/04/18 13:16 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Protect your HTC One M9 with this hybrid case with kickstand — only $4.95 today!
Groupon is holding a fantastic promotion on the Chromecast [Deal]
If you haven’t got your hands on a Chromecast yet, but have been meaning to do so, you may like to know that you can currently grab one for just $20 from Groupon. The company is also offering complimentary shipping and won’t be charging any sales tax, making this an unmissable deal. Hit the source […] Come comment on this article: Groupon is holding a fantastic promotion on the Chromecast [Deal]
2015/04/18 12:58 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Inside themes in Sense 7 and the HTC One M9
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 passes through TENAA
Earlier today, Samsung’s latest tablet, the Galaxy Tab A 8.0, passed through China’s official certification database — TENAA. Two models of the slate were approved, the SM-T355C and SM-P355C, which indicates that Asia is set to receive both 4G LTE- and Wi-FI-enabled variants of the device. With regards to internals, the A 8.0 will sport […] Come comment on this article: Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 passes through TENAA
2015/04/18 12:26 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
verykool’s Spark II lights world on fire at $169.00
Android devices are in a war of budget phones. While many of the flagship devices have calmed down to having minor annual updates, there seems to be a race at The post verykool’s Spark II lights world on fire at $169.00 appeared first on AndroidGuys.
2015/04/18 11:30 AndroidGuys » AndroidGuys | verykool’s Spark II lights world on fire at $169.00
Google Play Service 7.3 update brings trusted places UI [APK Download]
Google has updated their Play Services app to version 7.3 with a few new features, notably one adding a user interface for trusted places. This UI will let you select an area as “trusted” within a ring, which will disable security features in that zone. This would be useful if you wanted to remove your […] Come comment on this article: Google Play Service 7.3 update brings trusted places UI [APK Download]
2015/04/18 04:27 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
OnePlus hosting an event on April 20th
In just a few days, OnePlus will be holding an event for some upcoming product announcement. the company posted an “invitation” on Google+ and Twitter with the comment “from here on out, anything can happen.” Yep, pretty vague. There are no details on what this event is going to be, although we’re expecting a new […] Come comment on this article: OnePlus hosting an event on April 20th
2015/04/18 04:05 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
What the first Apple.com homepage looked like
Many of the earliest website designs to populate the web are nothing more than distant and irretrievable memories. While sites like the The Internet Archive Wayback Machine provide a great way to take a stroll back through Internet time, their index only goes back so far. So it goes with the Apple.com homepage. Archived versions of Apple’s homepage on the Wayback Machine only go back to October 1996, a shame given that Apple had a website up and running for many years prior. Don’t Miss: Watch the leaked Batman v. Superman IMAX trailer right here! Thankfully, Kevin Fox, who previously did design and software work at both Google and Apple, realized that he just might have a screenshot of Apple’s old and seemingly
2015/04/18 02:30 BGR
After a brief lull, the PS4 is back to trampling on the Xbox One and Nintendo 3DS
After being edged out by the Xbox One in December and falling behind the Nintendo 3DS in February, the PlayStation 4 reclaimed its spot at the top of the hardware sales chart in March, the NPD Group revealed in its latest report. DON’T MISS: Halo: Spartan Strike now available on PC, iOS and Windows Phone “We are truly honored PlayStation 4 is the top-selling console and No. 1 in software sales again according to NPD sales data for March 2015,” said a spokesperson for Sony Computer Entertainment. Official sales figures were not released, but at the last count, Sony had sold over 20.2 million PS4s worldwide since the console’s debut. Microsoft also released its own statement as well, claiming that “cumulative U.S. Xbox One
2015/04/18 01:45 BGR
OnePlus schedules event for 4/20, OnePlus Two incoming?
After a report revealed that Chinese startup OnePlus would be launching not 1, but 2 handsets this year, former Oppo vice president Pete Lau n’ friends are gearing up to announce something on April 20th. The company — which has upped their employee count from 6 to over 1,000 new workers — announced the news, […]
2015/04/18 01:14 Phandroid
French government really doesn’t want you comparing its new surveillance bill to the Patriot Act
France insists it’s not working on a French version of the U.S. Patriot Act that would give the government massive additional surveillance powers, The Verge reports. But the French government is definitely interested in passing a law that would give it more freedom to collect information in its fight against terrorism, even if local businesses and human rights organizations are criticizing the initiative. DON’T MISS: Watch the leaked Batman v. Superman IMAX trailer right here! The new law, which prime minister Manuel Valls is rushing through Parliament, would give local spy agencies even more powers. The government would be allowed to spy on emails and calls of suspected terrorists and their families and contacts without receiving authorization from a judge. Furthermore, telecommunications
2015/04/18 01:00 BGR
Which should you buy: the Samsung Galaxy S6, or the S6 Edge?
After a rough year, Samsung is doing what they can to remind consumers why they believe to be the manufacturer of choice. Their arguments, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the The post Which should you buy: the Samsung Galaxy S6, or the S6 Edge? appeared first on AndroidGuys.
2015/04/18 00:48 AndroidGuys » AndroidGuys | Which should you buy: the Samsung Galaxy S6, or the S6 Edge?
Google+ gets a Material refresh animation and updated Community page view in new update
Watch the teaser for Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight in HD right here
One of the most interesting movies coming out this year is Quentin Tarantino窶冱 The Hateful Eight, and a first cryptic teaser trailer for it wasﾂ�released last summer. However, French publication Nowhereelse discovered a HD version of it that looks much better than the earlier version we saw. DON窶儺 MISS: Watch the leaked Batman v. Superman IMAX trailer right here! This first trailer doesn窶冲 have much action in it, and you won窶冲 even get to see the main characters. However, the short video introduces them, and tells us where the action is supposed to take place. 窶廾n the edge of the American frontier, some time after the Civil War, eight strangers were stranded by a blizzard,窶� the trailer reveals. 窶弋hey soon
2015/04/18 00:15 BGR
[Update: New Material Refresh Animation With Play Services 7.3.27] Google+ v5.3 Makes Communities Look Much Nicer [APK Download]
Microsoft will finally give Windows Phone users something to get excited about soon
Five months after the release of the mobile Office suite for iOS, Microsoft is finally bringing Word, Excel and PowerPoint to its own Windows Phone users. On Monday, Jared Spataro, general manager for the Office marketing team, took to the Office Blogs to announce that the Office Universal apps preview for Windows 10 would hit phones by the end of the month. READ MORE: Esteemed Apple blogger: Third-party Apple Watch apps ‘suck’ and are ‘really slow’ “Our Office Universal apps are designed for on-the-go productivity. They’re touch-first, built for tablets and phones, and optimized for viewing, quick edits, notes and mark-up,” says Spataro. “On a phone, the Universal apps adapt to the smaller form factor. Commands and controls are moved to the bottom of the
2015/04/17 23:30 BGR
[Bonus Round] Must Deliver, Brutus & Futée, The 7th Guest, And Masters Of The Masks
Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our bi-weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got an endless runner with shooter elements, a unique adventure game, another unique adventure game (but and old one this time), and Square's latest IAP-filled role-player.
2015/04/17 23:26 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Two men engage in iPhone vs. Android debate, end up stabbing each other
We窶况e been known to engage in an iOS vs. Android debate from time to time, but they tend to end without issue. The same can窶冲 be said for a recent argument between two roommates in Tulsa. Two men recently got into an argument about iPhone vs. the 窶從ew [...]
2015/04/17 23:23 Android and Me
Sony Xperia Z4 appears in new renders taken from the Sony Pictures hack, new details rumored
DODOcase Cardboard VR viewer being offered for free
After writing up my post concerning Works with Google Cardboard, I started looking around for a virtual reality viewer for myself and stumbled upon this deal. DODOcase is currently offering The post DODOcase Cardboard VR viewer being offered for free appeared first on AndroidGuys.
2015/04/17 23:15 AndroidGuys » AndroidGuys | DODOcase Cardboard VR viewer being offered for free
The official Batman v. Superman trailer was just published – watch it here now!
It took them long enough. After sitting idly by while a firestorm raged through the Internet following the low-quality leak of the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer, Warner Bros. Pictures has finally shared the real thing. MORE TRAILERS: The second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens just came out – watch it here now! Whatever you thought of the trailer the first time around, it’s worth giving it another shot in 1080p, without the shaking and the blurriness. The trailer is still coming to IMAX theaters next week, and the full movie will hit theaters on March 25th, 2016. Watch the official trailer below:
2015/04/17 23:05 BGR
Adobe pledges to bring better support to its Creative Cloud service for Android this summer
[Update: Material Refresh Animation, Too] [APK Download] Google+ v5.3 Makes Communities Look Much Nicer
Google announces “Works with Google Cardboard”
Google announces the “Works with Google Cardboard” project in an attempt to breath some life into their VR product and app. If you are unfamiliar with this cheap virtual reality The post Google announces “Works with Google Cardboard” appeared first on AndroidGuys.
2015/04/17 22:51 AndroidGuys » AndroidGuys | DODOcase Cardboard VR viewer being offered for free
T-Mobile punches up Walmart Family plans with more data
T-Mobile’s press release reveals that its Walmart Family Mobile wireless plans will offer an extra 500MB of LTE data for the same price, starting April 18. These plans are part The post T-Mobile punches up Walmart Family plans with more data appeared first on AndroidGuys.
2015/04/17 22:46 AndroidGuys » AndroidGuys | DODOcase Cardboard VR viewer being offered for free
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Enter to win an HTC One M9, Galaxy S6, or Galaxy S6 edge from dbrand!
Apple iPhone 6 vs Huawei P8 – hands on
New leaked images give us a better look at Oppo’s upcoming bezel-less smartphone
The first things to do when you get a new Android phone
Bringing Apple Pay to other countries will be an agonizingly long process
Apple Pay might be the most popular mobile payments solution to date, despite having been available only in the U.S. for a few months, but Apple may have a tougher time bringing it to other markets. A new report from The Wall Street Journal reveals that Canada might be the next major market to get this unique iPhone and Apple Watch feature, but Apple fans in the country may have to wait for it to arrive for several more months. DON窶儺 MISS: Watch the leaked Batman v. Superman IMAX trailer right here! The Canadian launch may be scheduled for November, although there窶冱 nothing official from Apple at this time. Apparently, the company is in negotiations with the six major banks
2015/04/17 21:55 BGR
CyanogenMod 12.1 Nightlies Are Now Rolling Out
The CM team was originally shooting for last week to get the first CyanogenMod 12.1 nightlies out the door, but they're just rolling out now. This process will take a little time as the new version hits the myriad of devices supported by CM these days. When it does show up, just remember that we're talking about nightly builds, so don't expect a bug-free experience. CyanogenMod 12.1 is based on Android 5.1, which is still rolling out to Nexus devices.
2015/04/17 21:32 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Still don't have a Chromecast? Pick one up on Groupon for $20
Deal: Learn to code for just $40 with the Supreme Android Coding & Design Bundle
Looking for an easy and cheap way to start coding for your favorite mobile operating system? We'd suggest you check out the Supreme Android Coding and Design Bundle, which is currently available for 89% off in the AA Deals Store.
2015/04/17 17:24 Android Authority
Watch: A genius animator has already recreated the new Star Wars trailer with Legos
We love the Internet for many reasons but chief among them is how it gives so many talented people a creative platform that they otherwise never would have had. The latest such example comes to us from the YouTube channel FinalFeature, which has already produced a brilliant recreation of the entire new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer using Legos. FROM EARLIER: The new Star Wars trailer is amazing… but I’m still terrified the movie will suck The trailer recreates the epic second Star Wars trailer shot for shot and it took roughly six hours to produce. It’s a really very impressive production that’s all the more amazing considering how quickly FinalFeature saw the new trailer, figured out how to recreate it
2015/04/17 21:20 BGR
Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 available for early pre-order at $200
Alcatel is now offering its OneTouch Idol 3 smartphone for pre-oder some days ahead of expectation. What’s more, the handset carries a lower price point than anticipated – albeit for a The post Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 available for early pre-order at $200 appeared first on AndroidGuys.
2015/04/17 21:15 AndroidGuys » AndroidGuys | Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 available for early pre-order at $200
OnePlus issues invitation for April 20th event
We learned recently that OnePlus was negotiating for additional funding from Silicon Valley venture capitalists. Now, we see a post from the company on its Google+ page inviting us to some The post OnePlus issues invitation for April 20th event appeared first on AndroidGuys.
2015/04/17 21:15 AndroidGuys » AndroidGuys | Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 available for early pre-order at $200
Adobe shares their future plans for Android
Adobe has slacked behind in bringing many of their mobile apps to Android in recent years, as they opted instead to focus on other platforms instead. While it can be The post Adobe shares their future plans for Android appeared first on AndroidGuys.
2015/04/17 21:07 AndroidGuys » AndroidGuys | Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 available for early pre-order at $200
Joe Danger Brings Death-Defying Feats To The Play Store
Owners of the PS3 or Xbox 360 might remember a certain daredevil named Joe Danger from a few years back. In the indie title of the same name, Mr. Danger rode his motorcycle across various courses, avoiding obstacles and collecting coins. Now you can play the game on Android, and it's the same version that was available on the consoles a few years back. This is a side-scroller that plays half like a racer and half like a platformer.
2015/04/17 21:06 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
T-Mobile is adding extra data to their affordable Walmart Family Mobile plans
PMA vs WPC and the future of wireless charging
One way the new Retina MacBook is better than any other Mac
Some people have criticized the Retina MacBook since its official announcement both for its lone USB-C port and for the fact that it can’t deliver the same performance as other 2015 laptops. However, these criticisms have often ignored that Apple is giving a preview of the future for its mobile devices. If you want more evidence that the new MacBook is head of its time, look no further than a new discovery made during a recent teardown that shows how it’s better than any other Mac in one crucial aspect. DON’T MISS: Roommates hospitalized after stabbing one another during heated iPhone vs. Android debate As found by iFixit and then confirmed by ChipWorks, the MacBook comes with a special flash memory controller that’s not made by
2015/04/17 20:45 BGR
T-Mobile’s Walmart Family Mobile plans now offer more data for no extra charge
Top 10 Android app updates this week: Any.do, Groupon
Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the [...]
2015/04/17 20:14 Android and Me
T-Mobile's Walmart Family Mobile plan to offer more data for the same prices
Android 5.1.1 references surface on Google’s own site
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6 [VIDEO]
We know why you're here. You've no doubt heard the claims that the iPhone 6 is the best smartphone in the market. Now that the Samsung Galaxy S6 has finally launched, you're curious to see how the 2 heavy weights match up. Wonder no more in our Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6 face-off.
2015/04/17 20:12 Phandroid
Find out exactly how long it’ll take to binge-watch your favorite shows on Netflix
If you sit on your couch and do nothing but watch every episode of AMC’s Breaking Bad back to back with no break, you’ll run through the entire series in 2.6 days, or 45.5 hours without any commercials. The same mission would take just 41 hours with every Game of Thrones episode that has aired on HBO so far, and the entire Sopranos series would take you 3.6 days. If you’re planning to binge-watch these or any other TV shows anytime soon, there’s only one site you’ll need in order to find out exactly what you’re in for. DON’T MISS: 5 great free Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t BingeClock.com is a website that serves one purpose, and
2015/04/17 20:10 BGR
Community pages get a face-lift in latest Google Plus for Android update
Android 5.1.1 builds spotted for the Nexus 9 and Nexus 7 2013
With Android 5.1 out for most GPE and Nexus devices, attentions have moved on to the next version of Android and it looks like Google is getting ready to deliver. While not as exciting as the idea of Android 5.2 or 6.0, it looks like Google is readying 5.1.1, at least for two devices so […] Come comment on this article: Android 5.1.1 builds spotted for the Nexus 9 and Nexus 7 2013
2015/04/17 19:50 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Sprint Spark Galaxy S4 Receives OTA Update Bringing Android Lollipop
When Sprint rolled out its Spark, it introduced a second variant of the Galaxy S4 that was compatible with the faster network. A reader has reached out to let us know that his Spark-compatible version has received an update to Android 5.0. Sure enough, Sprint has updated the support page to say that the software has started going out to devices. The release bumps phones up to version L720TVPUCOD1. A separate support page for the Galaxy S4 remains unchanged, leading us to believe that the original Galaxy S4 isn't getting a taste of Lollipop just yet.
2015/04/17 19:43 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
How Hollywood is waging war against VPNs
Virtual private networks (VPNs) aren’t some wild-and-crazy piece of hacker technology — in fact, anyone who’s ever worked remotely has likely connected to corporate email through a VPN many times before. However, VPNs can also be used to fool video streaming services such as Netflix into thinking you’re actually living in a different country, which can give you unauthorized access to streaming content that’s not available in your market. Because of this, entertainment studios have been making a big push on both ISPs and streaming services to crack down on VPN use, as two stories that broke this week demonstrate. RELATED: How to set up a VPN – and why you should, if you care about privacy In the first story,
2015/04/17 19:35 BGR
OnePlus announcing ‘something’ on April 20th
Alcatel OneTouch’s 5.5-inch Idol 3 now available for early pre-order for just $199.99
App of the Day: TAP SPORTS BASEBALL 2015
Baseball has long been called one of America’s favorite pastimes and today you can enjoy it without having having to get out of that comfy chair of yours. Our App The post App of the Day: TAP SPORTS BASEBALL 2015 appeared first on AndroidGuys.
2015/04/17 19:25 AndroidGuys » AndroidGuys | App of the Day: TAP SPORTS BASEBALL 2015
Google Play Services 7.3 Adds A New UI For Trusted Places And Finally Makes The Persistent Android Wear Notification Dismissible [APK Download]
Google Play services made a rather lofty jump from 7.0 to 7.3 a couple days ago. While there don't appear to be any big API changes for developers, a couple of pretty obnoxious issues were cleared up for regular users. It looks like the Home address in Trusted Places is not only working again, but there's now an improved UI that makes it even easier to set up safe zones. Android Wear owners will also be pleased to say goodbye to the persistent notification.
2015/04/17 19:00 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
The incredible ‘gravity-defying’ iPhone 6 case is coming to Galaxy S6 too
The Zero G case for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has already made an impression on Kickstarter fans, raising almost $70,000 with 12 days left in the campaign. But, unfortunately, the case that can adhere to any flat surface without fallingﾂ�was initially only compatible with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, meaning users who prefer other phones wouldn窶冲 have been able to use one. DON窶儺 MISS: Roommates hospitalized after stabbing one another during heated iPhone vs. Android debate Luckily for some of them, that窶冱 about to change because Zero G manufacturer Mega Tiny Corp. is ready to support two more products. The company on Friday revealed that Zero G versions for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge
2015/04/17 19:00 BGR
Android 5.1.1 references start showing up on Google’s site
Evolution DRONE Bluetooth Controller Review: Brilliant Portable Design With Some Disappointing Usability Issues
Mobile electronics have to have compromises. You can't shove a 55-inch screen onto a phone no matter how hard you try, end eventually even the biggest battery will run out. It's all about balancing the desirable with the practical. A similar principle extends to the more niche world of mobile-focused gaming controllers: while we'd all like a console experience in a portable package, even the most generous pockets will be strained if you try to shove a Dual Shock into them.
2015/04/17 19:00 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Apple iPhone argument ends in stabbing
Esteemed Apple blogger: Third-party Apple Watch apps ‘suck’ and are ‘really slow’
During this week’s episode of John Gruber’s podcast, The Talk Show, Gruber sat down with Joanna Stern of the Wall Street Journal to talk all things Apple Watch. About two hours and 9 minutes into the podcast, both Gruber and Stern began lamenting the poor performance they saw with third-party Apple Watch apps. “It makes me question whether there should be third party apps for it at all yet,” Gruber noted. Don’t Miss: Watch the leaked Batman v. Superman IMAX trailer right here! With the Apple Watch launch now just one week away, one can only hope that Apple will address some of the complaints presented and discussed during the podcast, including the fact that the icons grid on the Apple Watch
2015/04/17 18:35 BGR
Alcatel Makes The 5.5-Inch OneTouch Idol 3 Available For Pre-Order Temporarily Priced At $200
Alcatel has made the OneTouch Idol 3 available for pre-order, and it's giving buyers a hefty discount. Anyone who places an order in the next couple of days can get the device for $199.99 from Alcatel's website or Amazon. That's a discount of $50 off what the phone will go for on these two sites. The phone will cost $279.99 if you buy it from anyone else. The OneTouch Idol 3 is a good amount of phone for the money.
2015/04/17 18:28 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
OnePlus teases an announcement for April 20
Exclusive: Huawei to offer same-day VIP replacement for P8 users
18000mAh battery pack for an insanely low $30 at AndroidArea.com
18,000mAh of stored power, 2 devices charged simultaneously, and $80 cheaper than you can expect to pay elsewhere — the lightweight and compact Power Vault USB-enabled backup battery pack is available now from AndroidArea.com for 72% off. The Power Vault is perfect in a pinch when an outlet is far away; it can charge even […]
2015/04/17 18:25 Phandroid
Bloomberg: Antitrust regulators are gearing up to kill the Comcast-TWC merger
It’s hard to believe, but it sounds like American antitrust regulators have concluded that a merger between America’s two most hated companies is not in the public interest. Bloomberg is reporting that “staff attorneys at the Justice Department’s antitrust division are nearing a recommendation to block” the proposed merger, which would make it extremely unlikely that the DOJ would sign off on the deal. Bloomberg’s sources indicate that the DOJ has been in touch with “outside parties” over the past few weeks to shore up its case against the merger. While the report doesn’t mention who these parties are, it would not shock us if Internet companies such as Netflix have been lobbying the DOJ to block the deal because they
2015/04/17 18:09 BGR
OnePlus teases April 20 as some kind of special date
Just two days after a report surfaced suggesting the OnePlus Two will launch in the third quarter of 2015, the company has posted an invitation on its Facebook page telling folks they’re invited to a special something on April 20. The image was recently uploaded to the official OnePlus Facebook page, and it’s very [...]
2015/04/17 18:00 Android and Me
Samsung Galaxy S6 camera tips and tricks
Brace yourselves: Windows 10 Lumia phones with ‘bleeding-edge’ specs are coming
Even though it’s been pumping out mostly dirt-cheap Lumia Windows phones in the past few months, Microsoft has also promised fans that it’ll also launch some high-end devices at some point too. The company has yet to make any official announcements on the matter, but sources familiar with the plans have already told Nokia Power User that at least four new Lumia handsets will be available later this year, including two high-end models and two mid-rangers. DON’T MISS: Watch: Conan ruthlessly trashes the Apple Watch For lack of better/official names, the flagship Lumias are referred to as “Lumia 940″ and “Lumia 940 XL”. The devices are supposed to be 5-inch and 5.7-inch smartphones, respectively, that will feature “bleeding-edge” specs, including top processors and
2015/04/17 17:54 BGR
OnePlus Two Expected In Q3 2015, Seeks Additional Funding From Silicon Valley
OnePlus, the maverick smartphone manufacturer that attempted to turn the world on its head, is in talks to obtain additional funding from Silicon Valley venture capitalists . The purpose: to The post OnePlus Two Expected In Q3 2015, Seeks Additional Funding From Silicon Valley appeared first on AndroidGuys.
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Watch the first trailer for Star Wars Battlefront, launching on November 17th
After months of anticipation following one of the most exciting E3 press conferences we’ve ever attended, EA and DICE are ready to show off the first gameplay from Star Wars Battlefront, which is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC on November 17th. DON’T MISS: The second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens just came out – watch it here now! The trailer premiered on Friday, the second day of Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California. The footage in the trailer is relatively limited, but members of the press were able to attend a longer demo session in order to get a better feel for DICE’s reboot of the Battlefront franchise. According to Game Informer, Battlefront will feature battles of up to 40 players, familiar
2015/04/17 17:32 BGR
Deal: Learn to code for just $1 with the Supreme Android Coding & Design Bundle
Looking for an easy and cheap way to start coding for your favorite mobile operating system? We'd suggest you check out the Supreme Android Coding and Design Bundle, which is currently available for 99% off in the AA Deals Store.
2015/04/17 17:24 Android Authority
Little Worlds watch face makes clever use of the Moto 360’s flat tire bezel
Samsung starts rolling out Android 5.0.1 update for the Galaxy S6 Edge in Australia
If your the proud owner of a Galaxy s6 Edge and reside in Australia, you may want to listen up as Samsung has just started pushing out the much-anticipated Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update to all unlocked variants of the handset located in the region. Bundled into this upgrade, is support for multiple accounts, improved notifications, a smoother multitasking experience and […] Come comment on this article: Samsung starts rolling out Android 5.0.1 update for the Galaxy S6 Edge in Australia
2015/04/17 17:16 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Groupon for Android updated with full Lollipop support, a new UI and more
Samsung Galaxy S6 review: Knocking on the door of perfection
Samsung has been the leader when it comes to sales of Android devices, but they haven’t always been the favorite. They have often been criticized for the quality of their build and the overall software experience. Although they still lead all other Android manufacturers in 2014, it was a dismal year for Samsung. They missed […] Come comment on this article: Samsung Galaxy S6 review: Knocking on the door of perfection
2015/04/17 17:12 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Deal of the day: Save 50% on the MiFi 2 Global Touchscreen Hotspot
Get a Wifi signal anywhere you need it with the handy MiFi 2 Global Touchscreen Hotspot, only half price for a limited time at BGR Deals. We are dependent on the internet now more than ever before. Our friends and colleagues communicate with us, we keep tabs on local and global events, and we even conduct our business online. It’s not a stretch to say that many require a near constant internet connection, and that’s where the MiFi 2 comes in. The MiFi 2 is a hand held and very portable 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that offers easy to use connectivity in over 150 countries worldwide. That means you could travel to Europe on business and still have your own
2015/04/17 17:10 BGR
The HTC One M9 is now available from TELUS
Android 5.1.1 reference shows up on Google’s site
It’s been over a month since Google officially introduced Android 5.1, and thanks to some information found within an Android audio latency topic page, Google is hard at work on Android 5.1.1. A couple of references to Android 5.1.1 have been found on the aforementioned page, noting an unannounced update to the newer software for both [...]
2015/04/17 16:53 Android and Me
The most gorgeous racing game we’ve ever seen is finally launching on May 7th
Save for Forza Horizon 2, my personal game of the year in 2014, I have been sorely disappointed by the racing game lineup of the new generation. Need for Speed: Rivals felt like a step back after the incredible Most Wanted, Driveclub didn’t live up to the lofty expectations, and The Crew was all but broken at launch. Maybe the endlessly delayed Project CARS, which has finally gone gold, will put the genre back on track. READ MORE: You don’t want to know how much it costs to play GTA 5 in 4K on your PC This week, developer Slightly Mad Studios announced that Project CARS has been completed and will debut worldwide on Steam at midnight on May 7th. The game will then be released
2015/04/17 16:45 BGR
Motorola Connect updated with new features for the Moto 360
Motorola is in the midst of rolling out an update for its official Connect application via the Play Store. In terms of added functionality, the upgrade brings a truckload of new features to the app, some of which are specifically aimed at Moto 360 users, giving them the means to: “upload their own watch face […] Come comment on this article: Motorola Connect updated with new features for the Moto 360
2015/04/17 16:45 Android News, Rumours, and Updates