Check out these animations showing the evolution the desktop, laptop and mouse
Apple had a record Christmas quarter after crushing all expectations and setting a new world record for the most profitable quarter ever in the history of any company. While iPhone sales — specifically the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus versions — brought in a significant chunk of revenue and profit, Apple also sold plenty of iPads and Macs during the period. In fact, the company keeps selling lots of OS X computers each quarter, with Apple constantly tweaking their design and performance. FROM EARLIER: New leak may reveal the first case for Apple’s biggest iPad yet While some people may not necessarily notice all the little changes some of these devices go through from year to year, Apple has come a
2015/01/31 03:30 BGR
Google releases Project Tango from ATAP
Google recently moved their Google Glass project from the Google[x] lab to a new home with the Nest team. Now they are graduating another project from its development home. Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group, or ATAP, has announced that they are “transitioning” Project Tango out of their group, although it is unclear where Project […] Come comment on this article: Google releases Project Tango from ATAP
2015/01/31 03:17 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Watch this mesmerizing timelapse video of Earth in infrared light
We can’t get enough awesome footage of Earth taken from space. Now James Tyrwhitt-Drake has given us yet another jewel in the form of NASA footage that’s been edited into a timelapse movie that shows the Earth in infrared light and really gives you a good view of how water vapor moves in its atmosphere. FROM EARLIER: Watch a man on a motorcycle get hit by a car and land on his feet, all in first-person “This animation was produced from images taken by the geostationary GOES 13 and GOES 15 satellites,” writes Tyrwhitt-Drake. “The images are from the IR3 channel, which is sensitive to wavelengths of 6.5 um. 700 frames with a resolution of 3600 x 3000 were downloaded from each satellite over
2015/01/31 02:45 BGR
Moto G (2014) with LTE goes up for sale in Brazil
HTC to miss Android Lollipop update for flagship devices
This weekend was supposed to be the deadline for HTC to update the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) with Android Lollipop. However, Mo Versi with HTC has issued a statement via the HTC web site to let owners of carrier versions of those devices know the update is not going to happen. Versi […] Come comment on this article: HTC to miss Android Lollipop update for flagship devices
2015/01/31 02:25 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Researchers may have found the most ingenious way yet to generate solar power
Solar energy is definitely taking off and now researchers may have come up with the absolute best way to generate cheap solar power by installing solar panels in public parking lots. [pmc-related-link href=”http://bgr.com/2014/07/09/solar-vs-coal-power/” type=”RELATED:” target=”_blank”]Rooftop solar power is making coal obsolete in Australia[/pmc-related-link] The Washington Post reports that solar power proponents are increasingly turning their eyes toward America’s parking lots as the perfect locations for mass solar panel installations. The reasons for this are easy to understand: Parking lots taking up huge chunks of our landscape and absorb a ton of heat in hot weather. Why not put them to good use by installing solar panels over them? The one big issue, the Post says, is that such solar panel installations
2015/01/31 02:00 BGR
Project Tango officially graduates out of Google ATAP and to an official Google project
Motorola Moto G (2014) LTE model makes its way to Brazil
TYLT promo knocks $25 off Energi Sliding Power Cases for Galaxy S5, S4
Why the hell are Scandinavians insanely good at making addictive mobile games?
It used to be that Scandinavians had a reputation for being fierce viking warriors — now the only time most of them dress up with horned helmets and bear pelts is if they’re LARPing or playing Skyrim. This doesn’t mean we should dismiss Scandinavians as hapless dweebs, however, because they’ve found nonviolent ways of conquering the world in the 21st century in the form of addictive mobile games. RELATED: Finnish vendors had 4 of the top 10 highest-grossing iOS apps in November App Annie’s newest report (PDF) on the state of the mobile app world in 2014 shows that five of the top 10 most downloaded games last year were made by companies that were founded in Scandinavia. Clash of Clans developer Supercell
2015/01/31 01:15 BGR
Google Earth’s premium features are now free for everyone
Google Earth probably isn’t your go-to Google app on a day-to-day basis, but it’s a fun tool to mess with when you want to explore a foreign country or take a virtual road trip across the Midwest. What you might not know is that Google has maintained a premium version of the app called Google Earth Pro for years, but as of today, the paid features are now free for everyone. READ MORE: Google explains how its email killer is changing your life “Over the last 10 years, businesses, scientists and hobbyists from all over the world have been using Google Earth Pro for everything from planning hikes to placing solar panels on rooftops,” writes Stafford Marquardt, Product Manager of Google Earth Pro.
2015/01/31 00:30 BGR
Deal Alert: Grab an unlocked 32GB LG G Flex for $230 from Ebay
HTC won’t meet its 90-day update goal for Lollipop
HTC has announced that it will be unable to meet its 90-day update goal for Android 5.0 Lollipop. Last year, HTC began the HTC Advantage program for HTC One devices, which promised that major Android updates would be released within 90 days of the [...]
2015/01/31 00:13 Android and Me
10 of the most popular apps this week (January 30)
Welcome back to the regular series aimed at helping Android users get more from their devices. If you窶决e looking for some new Android apps or games check it out: we have a handful of popular new titles to get you started. What you窶冤l find below are some of the hottest trending apps of the last... Read more » The post 10 of the most popular apps this week (January 30) appeared first on AndroidGuys.
2015/01/31 00:00 AndroidGuys
Android Central 220: Bowl Super!
Samsung Galaxy XCover 3 shown off in leaked photos
Google Earth Pro features are now free for everyone
The annual subscription fee of $399 for Google Earth Pro is gone. This morning, Google announced the the subscription to access Google Earth Pro features would be folded and activated for all users. The uses for Google Earth Pro vary from planning an office building to taking a trip into the mountains. So, yes, Google […] Come comment on this article: Google Earth Pro features are now free for everyone
2015/01/30 23:25 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
HTC says One M8 and M7 carrier versions will miss 90-day goal for Lollipop, blames buggy Android code
Dead Zebra debuts Skeledroid and Hoops Fanatic figurines
Late Friday, Dead Zebra began to announce the figurines that would compose Android Mini Collectible Series 05. New figurines have been unveiled since then. Skeledroid, which is seen above, was introduced yesterday. Scott Tolleson crafted this figurine with a hand-painted custom design. The Skeledroid figurine looks like a beautiful piece of work. Hit the break […] Come comment on this article: Dead Zebra debuts Skeledroid and Hoops Fanatic figurines
2015/01/30 23:12 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Comcast just got a major ego boost from the FCC
On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted in favor of a new standard for broadband Internet. From now on, anything less than 25Mbps downstream and 1Mbps upstream is no longer considered broadband — but there has been one unexpected (and perhaps unwanted) victor as result. As of January 29th, Comcast’s broadband market share is now greater than 50%. READ MORE: Comcast is sorry it called customer an ‘a**hole’ on their bill According to a Comcast filing from December 2014 regarding the upcoming Time Warner Cable merger, the provider noted that it would control “56.8 percent [market share] excluding mobile broadband and 44.7 percent including mobile broadband,” reports Ars Technica. So how does Comcast already have a 50% market share on broadband without
2015/01/30 23:00 BGR
HTC One M8 and M7 Lollipop update delayed
Lollipop delayed for some carrier versions of HTC One M8 and M7
HTC Admits It Will Miss 90-Day Lollipop Upgrade Window For One M7 And M8
HTC promised to get Android 5.0 Lollipop through the approval process and out to the HTC One M7 and M8 in the US no later than 90 days after release. US product manager Mo Versi even officially started the timer when Lollipop was delivered by Google. Now Versi says that won't happen after all. We're making good progress on our #AndroidLollipop, but unfortunately missing our 90-day goal. For more info visit: http://t.co/n8sWz1Wwe6 — Mo (@moversi) January 30, 2015
2015/01/30 22:58 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Android 5.0.2 factory images now available for the Nexus 7 LTE (2012 and 2013)
It’s been a long time coming, but those of you with the cellular equipped Nexus 7 (both models) can expect Android 5.0.2 Lollipop to soon hit your devices. Earlier today, Google posted the system images and binaries for both the original Nexus 7 LTE , and the Nexus 7 2013 LTE as shown in the […]
2015/01/30 22:39 Phandroid
Factory images of Android 5.0.2 available for Nexus 7 (2012) GSM and Nexus 7 (2013) LTE
Owners of the Nexus 7 (2012) GSM and Nexus 7 (2013) LTE can get their hands on Android 5.0.2 immediately. Google has posted the factory images for the latest version of Android for those two tablets. Prior to the update, the software on the tablets was Android 4.4.4 (KTU84P). This version goes by LRX22G. The […] Come comment on this article: Factory images of Android 5.0.2 available for Nexus 7 (2012) GSM and Nexus 7 (2013) LTE
2015/01/30 22:38 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
OnePlus One to ditch its old Android OS for a fresh breath of Oxygen
Android fans were certainly excited to hear that one of the most interesting flagship handsets of 2014 ran one of the most popular custom Android ROMs out of the box, but the partnership between OnePlus and Cyanogen doesn’t seem to be working out anymore. The OnePlus One maker has decided to build its own Android-based operating system for its phones, and on Friday it announced the official name for the new OS: OxygenOS. DON’T MISS: How to make a four-year-old MacBook Pro run like a ‘brand-new computer’ for just $170 After holding a contest on its forum to pick the name of the OS, the company decided to go with OxygenOS. “As an element, Oxygen is the epitome of simplicity, yet it’s also extraordinarily
2015/01/30 22:15 BGR
T-Mobile unveils two Super Bowl ads starring Chelsea Handler, Sarah Silverman and Rob Riggle
Google Now open to third parties
The time has come: Google Now has been opened up to third party app developers. Beginning today, January 30th, the Mountain View search giant will be allowing Google Now integration from 30+ companies. If have any of these non-google apps installed on your device, you will start seeing cards based on your activity. Google plans... Read more » The post Google Now open to third parties appeared first on AndroidGuys.
2015/01/30 22:07 AndroidGuys
Android 5.0.2 factory images posted for cellular Nexus 7s
Android 5.0.2 factory images for cellular Nexus 7 models available now
In December and January, Google released the Android 5.0.2 factory images for the 2012 Nexus 7 and 2013 Nexus 7 models respectively, leaving out the cellular-connected variants altogether. That changes on Friday, January 30, though, as Google has officially updated its developer portal to indicate that both the 2012 and 2013 variants of [...]
2015/01/30 21:56 Android and Me
Prepare for the Battlefield Hardline open beta with this 5-minute video
Many of the year’s most anticipated games won’t start dropping for another couple of months, but in this console generation, we don’t have to wait for release dates to try out new games. Starting on February 3rd, EA and Visceral Games will launch an open beta for Battlefield Hardline, allowing players to see everything they’ve tweaked since the last beta about seven months ago. RELATED: Battlefield Hardline preview: A risk worth taking In the open beta, participants will be able to play in three modes across three different maps. The modes available in the open beta are Hotwire mode, Heist mode and the never-before-seen Hacker mode, which is similar to Commander in Battlefield 4. In Hacker mode, the Hackers will be able to hijack
2015/01/30 21:50 BGR
Project Tango moves from Google ATAP to Google proper
Google’s Project Tango, which seeks to create devices with 3D mapping capabilities, is leaving Google ATAP and heading to its own department within Google itself. Google ATAP is Google’s fast-paced, temporary project development lab, and ATAP stands for Advanced Technology and Projects. The highly-skilled group makes up the brains behind breakthrough projects such [...]
2015/01/30 21:42 Android and Me
Google Posts Android 5.0.2 Lollipop System Images For 2012 And 2013 Nexus 7 With Mobile Data
It was just yesterday evening that we complained about Google's apparent inability to get updates rolled out to the 2012 and 2013 Nexus 7s with cellular data, and now here we are. Google has posted sytem images based on Android 5.0.2 for both devices. How about that? These images will require that you have an unlocked bootloader and ADB set up on your computer. The default functionality is to wipe your device, but you can edit the batch file to remove the wipe command, if you want.
2015/01/30 21:42 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
New evidence the LG G4 could come with 3K display, Huawei says battery life isn’t worth sacrificing for ultra high res displays
New wood back covers for the Xiaomi Mi4 will bring a more natural feel to your device
Meet Luna, the smart bed that’ll talk your coffee machine into making a fresh pot
Luna is the name of a brand new crowd-funding project that has taken Indiegogo by storm, as it promises to revolutionize sleep and bring it to the Internet-of-Things future. The device is a mattress cover packed with sensors that monitors your sleep patterns and talks to a variety of connected devices, such as smart coffee machines, which it can instruct to automatically make a fresh pot as you wake up each morning. DON’T MISS: I lost 50 lbs in 3 months – here’s how technology helped me But Luna is a lot smarter than simply being able to make coffee for you — and yes, unfortunately, you’ll still have to make sure there’s fresh coffee in the machine and water before you go
2015/01/30 21:25 BGR
Top 10 Android app updates this week: Plex, Runtastic
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 [...]
2015/01/30 21:16 Android and Me
Think Most Carriers Are Vultures? This T-Mobile Data Stash Ad Agrees
We in the US have a love-hate (but mostly hate) relationship with our cell phone providers. Even when they do manage to provide us with decent coverage, they tend to be real jerks about it, charging us high base prices along with added fees for anything they can get away with. And at the end of each month, they eat away whatever data is left unused, like vultures. T-Mobile has released a Data Stash ad (no, not that one) that pounces on that last issue in particular.
2015/01/30 21:14 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Google’s Project Tango is shifting away from ATAP to a new home in the company
ROCKI finally gets Spotify Connect support
After a long wait, Spotify support has finally come to ROCKI, but not quite how you would have expected. The tiny device that turns your ordinary speakers into DLNA compatible outputs launched with the promise of Spotify integration but it failed to appear in the app. It appears that the reason for this is that... Read more » The post ROCKI finally gets Spotify Connect support appeared first on AndroidGuys.
2015/01/30 21:04 AndroidGuys
Google brings Google Now to a whole new level
Android fans have long sung the praises of Google Now, which stands as one of the platform’s most useful features. On Friday Google announced that it would take its popular mobile assistant to the next level by letting more than thirty different third-party apps generate Google Now cards. RELATED: New details emerge on another killer Google Now feature So what will this look like in practice? We’ll let Google give you some examples. “In the morning, catch up on news of the day with cards from The Guardian,” the company explains. “On your commute, Pandora can give you recommendations for music to play, based on what you like, or you can be reminded to complete your daily French lesson on Duolingo.
2015/01/30 21:00 BGR
Google Now will soon offer card integration with 3rd party apps
Google Now to start showing updates and notifications from 40 apps
Google Now is quite limited as far as notifications are concerned. While it can manage sports scores, weather, stocks, flight timings etc, it had no third party app support. That changes today with Google officially bringing support for 40 new applications such as Pandora, Trip Advisor, Zillow, eBay, Shazam, Ford, Instacart, Airbnb and a whole […] Come comment on this article: Google Now to start showing updates and notifications from 40 apps
2015/01/30 20:39 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Watch a man on a motorcycle get hit by a car and land on his feet, all in first-person
I could have made a list of all the reasons why I would never personally own a motorcycle and carry the list around in case anyone ever asked, but now I can just point to this terrifying video instead. DON’T MISS: How to make a four-year-old MacBook Pro run like a ‘brand-new computer’ for just $170 This week, an anonymous motorcyclist shared the first-person footage that he captured when a car ran a red light and crashed directly into the side of his vehicle. The motorcycle was immediately destroyed, but spectacular, the rider was flipped through the air and landed on his feet, sustaining only minor injuries. “This happened to me on 1/28/2015 as I left my parking garage to head home from work,” he writes.
2015/01/30 20:35 BGR
T-Mobile’s other Super Bowl plans include Sarah Silverman ad and a giant Richard Sherman bus [VIDEO]
Kim Kardashian’s 30-second spot is T-Mobile’s premier ad for Super Bowl XLIX, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only one. The company has revealed two more ads to be shown during Sunday’s championship bout between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. The first ad features a couple of well known funny females in Sarah […]
2015/01/30 20:30 Phandroid
Antivirus for Android — do you need it?
T-Mobile’s going to have a tough time fixing its biggest weakness
T-Mobile has had a ton of success over the last year thanks to its aggressive “Un-carrier” moves that have given subscribers more value for their money and have been imitated throughout the industry. However, the reach of T-Mobile’s wireless network remains a thorn in the company’s side and it looks like it’s going to be very hard to fix. RELATED: T-Mobile went on an absolute rampage in 2014 As The Wall Street Journal notes, T-Mobile got absolutely smoked by AT&T, Verizon and Dish during the FCC’s recent auction for AWS-3 spectrum. In total, AT&T spent $18.2 billion for AWS-3 spectrum licenses, while Verizon spent $10.4 billion and two entities tied to Dish spent $13.3 billion. T-Mobile, in contrast, spent $1.8 billion on licenses,
2015/01/30 20:10 BGR
Blu Vivo Air specs
Google Earth Pro features now available for free to everyone
Google Now gets integration with 40 third-party apps
US Cellular Lowers Prepaid Plan Prices, Now Starts At $45 For 1GB Of High Speed Data
US Cellular has announced that it's lowering the price of its Simple Connect Prepaid plans. Customers can get 1GB of 4G LTE for 1GB for $45 a month, 2GB for $55, and 4GB for $65. The carrier won't cut off data after you hit any of these limits, but it will slow your connection down. The prepaid game is heating up. Boost Mobile announced roughly a week ago that it will soon offer its cheapest prepaid smartphone plan for $35, with users getting 1GB of high speed data.
2015/01/30 19:56 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Google Now gains integration with 40 third-party apps
Google Now is a tool that many of us rely on every day to display traffic info, help us keep track of flights, learn about sports scores and more. And thanks to a new feature, it looks like we窶决e going to start relying on it even more. Google has
2015/01/30 19:56 Android and Me
Nokia’s Z Launcher adds new features, including support icon pack
Nokia has released an update for its Z Launcher Beta on the Google Play Store. The launcher adapts to the user’s usage throughout the day. By learning how he or she uses it, the app promotes his or her favorite apps. Another feature known as Scribble allows you to draw a letter in order to... Read more » The post Nokia’s Z Launcher adds new features, including support icon pack appeared first on AndroidGuys.
2015/01/30 19:47 AndroidGuys
Making GIFs out of any video is now easier than ever
Popular image sharing site imgur has launched a new tool that’ll make many Internet users happy, particularly the ones who are constantly making GIFs out of various videos. The online tool — aptly called “video to GIF” — lets users simply paste a video URL and then create a great GIF file. DON’T MISS: How to easily create a GIF from any YouTube video Users can easily move back and forth in the chosen video and even add text overlays. Once they’re happy with their selection, imgur will do the hard work and package everything into an animated GIF image. As Engadget points out, the results are much better than regular GIF files, as imgur exports them as GIFV files, which have higher
2015/01/30 19:45 BGR
Jay Z is set to purchase Aspiro music streaming company for $56 million
Google Now now officially supports 3rd party apps, here’s the full list
When it works, it feels a little bit like magic and starting today, Android developers can now officially take display their own card inside Google Now, making it your one-stop shop for staying current with all the going-ons in your life.
2015/01/30 19:26 Phandroid
Google Now can now officially show you cards from 3rd party apps like Waze, Pandora, and more
When it works, it feels a little bit like magic and starting today, Android developers can now officially take display their own card inside Google Now, making it your one-stop shop for staying current with all the going-ons in your life.
2015/01/30 19:26 Phandroid
Google Now Is Getting Ready To Give You Cards From Third Party Apps
Google, in a post to its Inside Search blog, has just announced that third-party Google Now cards are on the way. Something users (and developers) have been curious about since the predictive assistant's inception is finally getting some exploration, as Google teams up with "30+ developers" to bring users cards covering everything from Pandora suggestions to Lyft ride prices. Google says the new cards will be rolling out over the next few weeks, and provides a bunch of examples on the Google Now landing page.
2015/01/30 19:25 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Three Sony Xperia model numbers appear online, one likely belongs to the Xperia Z4
Things are not great at Sony. The company has been reevaluating its divisions and just announced it would cut jobs from the mobile division. Despite all of this, the company must continue doing business. And, since the mobile division remains in Sony’s hands, the Xperia Z4 is coming. Three model numbers belonging to Sony Xperia […] Come comment on this article: Three Sony Xperia model numbers appear online, one likely belongs to the Xperia Z4
2015/01/30 19:24 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Here are 8 of the best ads you’ll see during the Super Bowl this year
Even people who don’t like football will often tune into the Super Bowl just for the ads, which are the best and most creative the advertising industry has to offer. To give you a preview of coming attractions, we’ve picked out eight great ads you’ll see this Sunday during the big game. Check them out below! FROM EARLIER: This epic, apocalyptic Super Bowl commercial… is for a phone case We’ll start off with our favorite ad we’ve seen so far — a Bud Light ad featuring a man running through a life-sized game of Pac-Man: Next up, we have Kim Kardashian’s mockingly self-referential ad for T-Mobile: Here’s a very funny Snickers ad that any Brady Bunch fan will love: Dove has
2015/01/30 19:20 BGR
Stock Talk: Google's Q4 2014 results a reminder of long-term goals
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 front, rear, and specs leak
The Galaxy Xcover series will be making a return after an absence of more than two years. In January 2013, Samsung launched the Galaxy Xcover 2 and now images and specifications of its successor have leaked. The Galaxy Xcover 3 (SM-G388F) featured a durable design targeted at the most rugged users. Like the Active variants […] Come comment on this article: Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 front, rear, and specs leak
2015/01/30 19:00 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Google's 3D-scanning Project Tango moving to new home inside the company
50% off ZeroLemon’s bombproof 20,000mAh solar battery pack at AndroidArea.com
LG’s 2015 flagship phone will feature an insane 3K resolution display
If you thought that 2K resolution is a bit too much for a smartphone featuring a display that窶冱 barelyﾂ�bigger than 5 inches diagonally, then you might be shocked to learnﾂ�handset makers aren窶冲 stopping there. MyLGPhones has discovered a file on LG窶冱 website that seems to indicate the upcomingﾂ�LG G4窶冱 display will have a 3K resolution. FROM EARLIER: Leaked schematics may have revealed the Galaxy S6窶冱 new design Specifically, the user agent profile lists an LG-VS999 handset with a 2880 x 1620 screen. Comparatively, the LG G3 has a 2560 x 1440 resolution 5.5-inch display. It窶冱 not clear how big the LG-VS999窶冱 screen is 窶� and it窶冱 not even confirmed this is an LG G4 version, though it窶冱 believed to be
2015/01/30 18:55 BGR
[The Android Police Podcast] Episode 146: Two Stupids Makes An Awesome
Welcome back to another week of the Android Police Podcast. To catch us live on Hangouts On Air every Thursday at 5:30PM PST (subject to change as per the calendar widget below), just head over to androidpolice.com/podcast. For the unedited video show, click here. This week's show is brought to you by TYLT and the TYLT VÜ Wireless Charging Car Mount. We're giving away five of these awesome Qi car charger mounts, and you can head to this link to enter to win one.
2015/01/30 18:41 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
SALE: Charge anywhere there’s light with this rain-resistant portable power bank
The ZeroLemon Solar Juice is a brilliant way to recharge your mobile device using nothing but solar energy. The ZeroLemon Solar Juice has a capacity of 20,000mAh, which far exceeds the capacities of popular mobile smart phones and tablets, ensuring that you will always have enough power to keep your device functioning. The Solar Juice should be a key addition to your emergency kit. With this forward thinking device, you will always be able to stay in contact with emergency personnel, family, and friends. It’s capable of charging an iPhone, for instance, to 50% after 8 hours of charging under normal sunlight conditions. That’s an ample amount of power to get you in contact with the people who can help you
2015/01/30 18:40 BGR
Google will accept Glassware despite Glass being paused
Two weeks ago, the Google Glass Explorer program was shuttered. The entire future of Google Glass was questioned and existing owners of the smart glasses expressed concern over software support. Fortunately, developers will still be able to submit Glassware to make available on MyGlass. Here is the statement a Glass representative provided to 9to5Google: For […] Come comment on this article: Google will accept Glassware despite Glass being paused
2015/01/30 18:37 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
We're Giving Away Five TYLT VÜ Wireless Charging Car Mounts Because They're Awesome
It's no secret that TYLT makes one of the best wireless Qi charging pads on the market, but did you know they did a car mount (or rather, will be doing - it's not out quite yet)? The VÜ Wireless Charging Car Mount (see our hands-on here) brings what people love about the desktop VU charger to your vehicle. Its ultra-sticky suction cup mount (and trust me, it is sticky) ensures the VÜ will attach itself to lightly textured or smooth surfaces with ease and assurance.
2015/01/30 18:33 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Cricket bulks up data allotments
Following closely on the heels of last week’s carrier changes, Cricket Wireless on Friday adjusted its own prepaid rate plans. Now, as part of the Basic Plan, customers will receive up to 2.5GB of high speed data, up from the normal allotment of 1 GB per month. Cricket will also provide a $5 discount per month if... Read more » The post Cricket bulks up data allotments appeared first on AndroidGuys.
2015/01/30 16:10 AndroidGuys
HTC One (M8)’s in Canada now receiving Lollipop upgrade
HTC has now started rolling out the much-anticipated and eagerly-awaited Lollipop update to all Bell, SaskTel and WIND Mobile carrier-branded variants of its flagship smartphone, the One (M8), located in Canada. This upgrade transports the latest build of the Android operating system, together with a multitude of bug fixes and stability improvements. Hit the break […] Come comment on this article: HTC One (M8)’s in Canada now receiving Lollipop upgrade
2015/01/30 18:27 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Nexus Player to launch in Japan this February
Yesterday, Google took to its official blog to broadcast that its Nexus Player will not be a North America exclusive for too much longer, as it will start selling the device in Japan next month, with other International rollouts following closely thereafter. Upon release in Japan, customers will have access to a variety of content […] Come comment on this article: Nexus Player to launch in Japan this February
2015/01/30 18:24 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Dish found a brilliant way to make watching the Super Bowl fun even if you hate football
Are you the sort of person who loathes football but who nonetheless enjoys watching all the best ads that run during the Super Bowl? If so, then Dish has just the solution for you. [pmc-related-link href=”http://bgr.com/2015/01/30/marshawn-lynch-rob-gronkowski-moral-kombat-conan-video/” type=”FROM EARLIER:” target=”_blank”]Watch Marshawn Lynch and Gronk play Mortal Kombat on Conan[/pmc-related-link] Dish announced this week that it is adding a new option for its AutoHop technology during the Super Bowl that will let you skip through the game so you can only watch the ads. Typically AutoHop is designed to let you skip ads during your favorite shows but given that Super Bowl ads are at times even more entertaining than the game itself, Dish decided to reverse the equation for this particular occasion.
2015/01/30 18:15 BGR
Motorola launches LTE-enabled Moto G in Brazil
We’ve heard tons of rumors suggesting that an LTE-enabled variant of the Moto G (2014) is just around the corner for sometime now, and earlier today Motorola made the speculation a reality by announcing that the handset is now available to purchase with a price tag of $346 from the company’s Brazilian online store. The […] Come comment on this article: Motorola launches LTE-enabled Moto G in Brazil
2015/01/30 18:11 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Mobile Roar 78: The real HTC One M9, horrible Apple Watch battery life, and more!
Official TWRP Live For Sony Xperia L
Owners of the Sony Xperia L have something to celebrate today. No, it's not actually all of their birthdays on the same day, possibly because of a breach in the space-time continuum. TWRP is now officially available on the Sony Xperia L. The Xperia L is a budget-oriented handset from Sony that sports a 4.3-inch screen and dual-core Snapdragon chip. It has a kind of funky look with aggressively tapered edges and a glowing strip at the bottom as a notification LED.
2015/01/30 18:00 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
WATCH THIS: This epic, apocalyptic Super Bowl commercial... is for a phone case
There’s no worse feeling than having the battery on your phone die. It’s like having all of your closest friends suddenly vanish off the face of the Earth, which is why the Super Bowl commercial from smartphone case maker Mophie is going to resonate with anyone who has ever owned a smartphone. DON’T MISS: Video: This is T-Mobile’s Super Bowl XLIX ad Throughout Mophie’s ad, hurricanes, blizzards, tsunamis, fires and wild animals tear the world asunder. The denizens of our planet look to the sky, aghast at the terror that the heavens have wrought. What just creator would cause such chaos? What have we done to deserve an end so tragic? As it turns out, God’s phone simply ran out of juice.
2015/01/30 17:50 BGR
5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week
Cricket Wireless bumps up its data allotments, as low as $35 for a 2.5GB plan
Cricket Wireless Boosts LTE Data Caps With New Plans, Starting At $35 For 2.5GB
Prepaid carrier Cricket Wireless has been pushing its inexpensive tax-inclusive plans and $5 auto-pay credits recently, but it just rolled out some new plans that make the deal even better. Its two cheapest plans are getting more data, and there's a new limited time deal on a larger bucket of bytes. The Basic and Smart plans are the ones getting a data boost. The $35 (after $5 auto-pay credit) basic plan goes from 1GB to 2.5GB of data.
2015/01/30 17:28 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
5 gadgets you can buy on Amazon that will take your iPhone 6 (or older iPhone) camera to the next level
On Thursday we covered a very cool new gadget that can clip onto an iPhone or any other smartphone, tablet or laptop, and it completely changes the way your device captures photos. Unfortunately, the accessory isn’t yet available for purchase and it isn’t scheduled to begin shipping until early this summer. In the meantime, iOS apps can only do so much, but people looking to really up their iPhone 6 photography game already have a variety of nifty accessories to choose from. Here are five of the coolest ones you can currently get on Amazon: DON’T MISS: I lost 50 lbs in 3 months – here’s how technology helped me olloclip 4-in-1 Lens Kit This cool clip-on accessory includes a fisheye lens, a
2015/01/30 17:25 BGR
Even the Tizen-powered Samsung Z1 doesn't avoid Google's ecosystem
Did the Sony Xperia Z4 just get certified in Indonesia?
How to stream the Super Bowl on any device for free on Sunday
You don’t need a cable subscription to watch Super Bowl XLIX online for free on Sunday, as you can use one of the smart gadgets you already own, including smartphones, tablets and computers, to stream the game and the halftime show. In the post that follows, you’ll get all the information you need to be able to watch the upcoming Seahawks vs. Patriots game on your own terms on Sunday. DON’T MISS: I lost 50 lbs in 3 months – here’s how technology helped me The game starts at 3:30 p.m. EST on Sunday, and NBC will stream the entire show, complete with pre-game coverage and the halftime Katy Perry show, on its website (see this link). Streaming begins at 12:00 p.m.
2015/01/30 17:00 BGR
Major carriers partner to bring LTE to Chicago's subways
Using Nest long term: Hands-off is a good thing
Galaxy Tab S Pro inadvertently revealed by Samsung
Yesterday, Samsung introduced Milk Music support for Galaxy Note tablets and the trio of Galaxy Tab 4 devices. The company has now published a list which reveals all the devices that support Milk Music. This usually won’t interest us much, but the mention of a mystery Galaxy Tab S Pro has grabbed our attention. There’s no word on […] Come comment on this article: Galaxy Tab S Pro inadvertently revealed by Samsung
2015/01/30 16:44 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
HTC to add Turquoise and Yellow variants of the Dot View case with the One M9
The HTC One M9 is expected to be unveiled on the 1st of March. And while we’ve heard plenty about the smartphone and its hardware specs, not a lot has been told about the accessories that it will come with. We’re getting some word on that now with a new revelation suggesting that the manufacturer […] Come comment on this article: HTC to add Turquoise and Yellow variants of the Dot View case with the One M9
2015/01/30 16:36 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
SAVE $42 IF YOU HURRY! 8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free right now
Another busy week is coming to a close and here on the East Coast, we survived the blizzard that never was. What better way to celebrate than with a fresh list of cool paid iPhone and iPad apps that can be downloaded for free for a limited time? Yesterday’s list was an awesome one, and a few gems are still available for free if you hurry. Today, we have eight new apps for you that normally cost a combined $42 to download, but they’re all completely free for a short time. DON’T MISS: I lost 50 lbs in 3 months – here’s how technology helped me These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a
2015/01/30 16:35 BGR
Friday Debate: Is Cyanogen heading in the right direction?
Cricket bulks up data allotments, offers discounts for auto-pay
Following closely on the heels of last week’s carrier changes, Cricket Wireless on Friday dropped prices for its prepaid rate plans. Cricket will now offer a $5 discount per month if you sign up for the auto-pay service, bringing its Basic Plan down to $35 per month. Additionally, you can now score up to 2.5GB of... Read more » The post Cricket bulks up data allotments, offers discounts for auto-pay appeared first on AndroidGuys.
2015/01/30 16:10 AndroidGuys
Tesla’s hugely anticipated Model X gets caught on video
Tesla first unveiled its Model X crossover utility vehicle (CUV) back in 2012, although it’s not set to release until later this year. Given that the car is fairly close to launch it’s not surprising to see Tesla testing it out on the road and Seth Weintraub at Electrek directs our attention to new video that shows the Model X going on a test run at the Alameda Airport test track in California. FROM EARLIER: Watch terrified passengers’ reactions when the driver floors it in a Tesla P85D As you’ll see in the video below, the car exhibits the same rapid acceleration that we’ve seen in other Tesla models, although we don’t know precisely how quickly the car went from 0
2015/01/30 16:10 BGR
T-Mobile has two more ads lined up for the Super Bowl
Cricket bumps $40 base plan from 1GB of data to 2.5GB, offers Moto G (2013) for $25
Samsung S-View Flip Covers for Galaxy Note 4 are 36% off today!
Cricket Wireless tweaks plans, introduces limited time 20GB high-speed option
On Friday, January 30, Cricket Wireless unveiled a few tweaks to its existing plans and also unveiled a brand new, limited time high-speed plan with a few more gigabytes of data per month. The changes take effect today and reflect alterations to the Basic and Smart plans. For the former, what was previously only 1GB of [...]
2015/01/30 15:59 Android and Me
The most bizarre showdown ever: iPhone 6 vs. BlackBerry Classic
Apple’s iPhone 6 and BlackBerry’s new Classic smartphone couldn’t possibly be any more different. The latest iPhone features a design that is mind-bogglingly thin and sleek, and it’s made of premium glass and smooth aluminum. The BlackBerry Classic, on the other hand, touts a clunky design and a throwback plastic keyboard as strengths. Apple’s iPhone is supported by the best mobile software ecosystem in the world. Meanwhile, BlackBerry’s mobile platform continues its struggle to woo developers. And of course, one month of iPhone 6 sales likely amounts to more units than the BlackBerry Classic will sell in its lifetime. One handset represents the future of mobile computing and the other conjures up the past, but these two polar opposites were pitted
2015/01/30 15:45 BGR
OnePlus Chooses Name For Its New ROM—OxygenOS, More Information Coming February 12th
OnePlus And Cyanogen Inc. ended their relationship on a sour note last year, leaving the former in a position to start producing its own software. After putting a team together, it began developing ROMs for the OnePlus One independently. Of course, these builds needed a name. So as the company is want to do, it held a contest. The winning name is, without further ado, OxygenOS. Why this name? OnePlus finds oxygen, the element, to be highly inspirational.
2015/01/30 15:41 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
SF Launcher 2 review: the launcher that brings Google Now style straight to your home-screen
Earlier this month, Talk Android窶冱 Justin Herrick reported on app developer Jack Thackar窶冱 complete remake of his original SF Launcher, which you can view here. The new launcher, SF Launcher 2, features an amazing imitation of the Google Now app, but instead of notifications, you can customize your home-screen with apps and widgets inside of […] Come comment on this article: SF Launcher 2 review: the launcher that brings Google Now style straight to your home-screen
2015/01/30 15:39 Android News, Rumours, and Updates