3 ways Google Fiber is helping Kansas City besides offering 1Gbps Internet service
Kansas City was very lucky to be the first city to get Google Fiber and we’re not talking just about the 1Gbps Internet service. NextCity has taken a look at some of the side benefits that Kansas City is reaping thanks to being the first Google Fiber city in America and they show just how great it can be to be the first major city in the U.S. to get a high-speed fiber network. RELATED: Google Fiber’s chilling threat to cities: Do things our way or ‘enjoy your Time Warner Cable’ The most obvious thing Google Fiber has done for Kansas City is spur incumbents like AT&T to up their game and offer 1Gbps Internet services of their own. This competition
2015/03/27 23:30 BGR
Android Central 229: Living on the Edge
Deal: Pick up Limbo for only $.99 in the Google Play Store (normally $4.99)
The Apple Watch doesn’t need GPS to help you keep in shape
One of the key selling points of the Apple Watch is its utility as a health-oriented tracking device. Not only will the Apple Watch keep tabs on your movements, track the number of steps you take, and measure your daily calories burned, it’s also designed to encourage you to be more active if it senses you’ve been sedentary for too long. Related: Apple Watch models will be in short supply at launch That’s all well and good, but many have wondered how useful the Apple Watch might be for runners. After all, with no built-in GPS, even non-competitive weekend runners might find the device superfluous if it needs to be paired with an iPhone for true run tracking. As it turns out,
2015/03/27 22:45 BGR
HTC One M9 teardown shows how difficult it is to repair a broken display [VIDEO]
Your top Galaxy S6 questions from the forums answered!
Google fires back over recent reporting on leaked FTC documents
HTC One M9 teardown shows how extremely difficult it is to repair a broken display [VIDEO]
The first Google robot worth truly getting excited for
It窶冱 not a secret that Google is interested in robotics and that’s developing its own robots with technology purchased from no less than eight robotics companies.ﾂ�Various video clips have already shown the advancements made by the company but the search giant has an even more interesting robot in the works that could be a literal life saver. DON窶儺 MISS: Android fans confess what they envy most about iOS The company has partnered with Johnson & Johnson to make medical robots that will one day be used in surgeries, though these won窶冲 be autonomous robot doctors you窶决e used to seeing in certain sci-fi movies, at least not for the time being. Instead, the robots will simply aid surgeons perform certain procedures
2015/03/27 22:20 BGR
HTC One M9 and Galaxy S6 pre-orders kick off: which are you buying?
How the Retina MacBook is already influencing rivals
Apple’s recently announced 12-inch Retina MacBook is not even available to consumers yet, but it’s already having an impact on competing devices, as rivals are already looking at adopting one of its main features, Digitimes reports. DON’T MISS: Best Buy has an awesome deal for people who preorder the Galaxy S6 According to the Taiwanese company, more than 10 local IC design companies are developing USB-C chip solutions that are going to be found inside a variety of smart devices, from laptops to smartphones, later this year. Apple, which is believed to be the main developer behind the USB-C standard, decided to replace all the ports usually found on MacBook Air and Pro models with a single, more versatile USB-C connector that’s supposed to
2015/03/27 21:55 BGR
Download the wallpapers from the upcoming HTC One M9+
Looking to score some new wallpapers for your Android? Why not start with something from the upcoming HTC One M9+? No, the device isn’t out yet or officially announced; yes, the wallpapers have been leaked online. With that said, here’s 16 images that look great on just about smartphone, regardless of icons, launchers, or brand.... Read more » The post Download the wallpapers from the upcoming HTC One M9+ appeared first on AndroidGuys.
2015/03/27 21:54 AndroidGuys
[Deal Alert] iClever 15,000mAh External Battery Pack With LCD Screen And Flashlight $28.99 On Amazon After $11 Off Coupon
You never know when a backup battery might come in handy. You could be sitting there, recording your son giving the high school drama performance of his life when, all of a sudden, that low battery warning pops up. Filming HD video drained it faster than you thought, didn't it? Fortunately you bought that iClever Intocircuit 15,000mAh battery on Amazon. Or you will have bought it after reading this post, and your son's play is actually a week from now.
2015/03/27 21:38 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
This is when we can expect the next-gen Moto X to be released
This month has been packed with exciting news for Android fans, but even with the release date and pricing of the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and HTC One M9 out of the way, there’s still time for a few more smartphone revelations before the end of March. READ MORE: 10 things the Galaxy S6 can do that the iPhone 6 can’t On Tuesday, Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh responded to a question on Twitter regarding the release date of the next-gen Moto X. Osterloh responded with the following statement: “[We] try to stay on a roughly annual cycle for all of our products including Moto X.” Let’s take a look back. The first-generation Moto X launched in August 2013, not long after
2015/03/27 21:30 BGR
How the AC editors use (or don't use) their Chromebooks
Dragon Age, Halo Online and Pillars of Eternity round out the week’s best game trailers
Every week, a landslide of video game trailers hits the Internet, hyping up the games that have just been released, the games that are about to be released and even the games that don’t have release dates. It can be a bit overwhelming to keep up with all of them, which is why we’ve decided to collect our favorites into a single post. LAST TIME: Star Citizen, EVE: Valkyrie and State of Decay highlight the best game trailers of the week Dragon Age: Inquisition – Jaws of Hakkon With little to no warning, BioWare released some hefty downloadable content for Dragon Age: Inquisition this week. It’s only available on Xbox One and PC for now, but it’ll be coming to PS4 in the
2015/03/27 21:05 BGR
Friday App And Game Sales: Limbo, Link Bubble, Sword & Sworcery, And More
There are some new phones available for pre-order in the US today, so maybe you're feeling a little light in the wallet after splurging. Fear not. You can still have some fun on the cheap with the app and game deals contained herein. Apps Link Bubble Pro — $2.49 from $3.99 Air Display — $4.99 from $9.99 Tiny Planet FX Pro — $0.99 from $2.99 Fast Burst Camera — $0.99 from $3.99 Games ReactionLab 2 — $1.79 from $2.99 Pocket Academy — $1.20 from $4.99 Qvadriga — $4.99 from $9.99 Dope War — $1.99 from $2.99 Limbo — $0.99 from $4.99 Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery — $1.99 from $4.99 South Park: Pinball — $1.99 from $3.99 NHL 2K — $2.99 from $7.99 XCOM: Enemy Within — $4.99 from $12.99 Civilization Revolution 2 — $4.99 from $14.99 Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath — $2.99 from $4.99 Call of Duty®: Strike Team — $1.99 from $6.99 Little Big Adventure — $2.99 from $4.99 Clouds & Sheep Premium — $0.15 from $3.99 Devils & Demons Premium — $0.15 from $1.99 Townsmen Premium — $0.15 from $2.99 Farm Invasion USA - Premium — $0.15 from $5.99 Aces of the Luftwaffe Premium — $0.15 from $1.99 1941 Frozen Front Premium — $0.15 from $1.99
2015/03/27 20:47 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Leaked pics may reveal LG’s massive new ‘G4 Note’ phablet
We know LG is working on some hot Android handsets that will come out in 2015 and recent leaks from xda-developers have revealed that a high-end G4 model, and maybe even a G4 Note phablet, will be launched this year. DON’T MISS: Android fans confess what they envy most about iOS According to the leakers, the company’s phablet is supposedly even better than the G4 and is supposed to come with a Galaxy Note-style stylus. The device would compete directly against Samsung’s top phablet line and also against Apple’s own phablet, the iPhone 6 Plus. The leaked images posted by a user identifying himself as a T-Mobile employee who’s testing a G4 with a stylus reveal the G4 Note will have some of the same
2015/03/27 20:40 BGR
Using Amazon's Kindle app to read all the books
Expensify Gets A New Tab Bar, Launcher Button, And Other Design Changes In Update To Version 5.0
Nearly two years after Expensify's last major version number change, the expenses-tracking app has hit 5.0. Like any x.0 release worth its weight, users are treated to a substantial visual overhaul. And don't worry, the company's covering it. Expensify's former home screen is gone. Developers have crammed the same content into a new tab bar and a launcher button at the bottom of the app. It still looks more iOS than Android, but folks who prefer things at this end of the phone will be happy not to have to reach up as often anymore.
2015/03/27 20:35 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Snag the Android Auto compatible Pioneer AVH-4100NEX for just $570 from Amazon
This GIF wonderfully illustrates the evolution of Samsung’s Galaxy S line
Watch: 104-year-old Dr. Pepper fan boasts of outliving doctors who told her to stop drinking soda
It’s always great to see someone maintain their joie de vivre late in life and that’s certainly the case with 104-year-old Elizabeth Sullivan, who told CNN this week that she’s been drinking three Dr. Peppers a day for decades and that she’s never been to the hospital unless it’s to give birth or have her tonsils removed. DON’T MISS: Willie Nelson plans to create the Whole Foods of legalized pot And that’s not all: In one of history’s great drop-the-mic moments, Sullivan boasts to CNN that she’s had “two doctors who have told me that if I drink it I will die, but they died first.” She also thinks because she’s lived so long, the drink must actually be good for her because
2015/03/27 20:16 BGR
[Deal Alert] 64GB PNY Turbo Performance MicroSD Card On Sale For $24.99 On Amazon
When built-in storage just isn't enough, you can always pop in a microSD card. Well, unless you have a Nexus 6... or the new Galaxy S6... or a Moto X... or—okay look, that's not the point. There are still some phones that support microSD cards and here's a 64GB card that's mega-cheap. Alright? The PNY Turbo Performance 64GB card retails for $50, but is usually listed on Amazon for $35-40. This deal for $25 is a pretty good one, then.
2015/03/27 20:15 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Slack Acknowledges User Profile Database Breach, Launches Two-Factor Authentication And 'Password Kill-Switch'
The increasingly popular team chat platform Slack confirmed in a blog post today that a database containing user profile information had been breached. Slack says the database contained usernames, email addresses, hashed passwords, and information users could connect to their account like Skype names. There's no evidence that the hackers were able to decrypt user passwords, but they did have access to the above-mentioned information. Slack says it has blocked the unauthorized access, and - in the same blog post - announced the launch of a two-factor authentication option for its users, along with a "password kill switch" for team owners.
2015/03/27 20:11 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
[Roundup] The HTC One M9 And Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge Can Be Pre-Ordered From Most US Carriers, Here's How
The announcements have happened and the reactions have been vented. For many, now is decision-making time when it comes to their next Android phone. We're happy to report that the HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge are available for pre-order on nearly all US carriers. If you're ready to make your choice, you can probably make it official right now. Let's break it down by phone and carrier. You may want to use the table of contents to navigate to the phone/carrier of interest to you.
2015/03/27 20:10 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Apple iPhone 6
Motorola could have Red Leather version of the Moto X in the works
Motorola has taken to social media to tease the arrival of a new product in a Red Leather variant. The company is simply asking which your favorite red leather accessory is. The company then says that they have something in the works for us fans. Knowing that the company has no devices in the pipeline […] Come comment on this article: Motorola could have Red Leather version of the Moto X in the works
2015/03/27 19:54 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Grab all Quad HD wallpapers from the HTC One M9+ here
Right before the HTC One M9 was announced, we came across a flurry of wallpapers believed to be of the smartphone. Now with the One M9+ expected to break cover soon, it has received similar treatment as well. The One M9+ smartphone is believed to be packing a Quad HD display, so all the wallpapers […] Come comment on this article: Grab all Quad HD wallpapers from the HTC One M9+ here
2015/03/27 19:53 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Why your password isn’t as safe or secure as you think
Because people are generally unable to come up with rock-solid passwords on their own, many websites that require user-generated passwords employ “password strength meters” which inform users how secure their chosen password is. If you choose “Puppy” as a password, you’re liable to be told your password is weak and encouraged, if not downright forced, to pick a new one. On the other hand, picking something like “24DoYz@93mU” will likely see you pass with a “strong password” blessing. Now, new research has discovered that the reliability of many password strength meters themselves may not be all its cracked up to be. Don’t Miss: Android fans confess what they envy most about iOS Specifically, researchers at Concordia University in Montreal found that the
2015/03/27 19:51 BGR
Sony’s augmented reality glasses are now available for $840
Huawei’s Kirin 930 SoC uses a modified version of the Cortex-A53 CPU cores
Huawei recently announced the Kirin 930 SoC, with the MediaPad X2 being the first device to be packing this chipset. Closer analysis of the SoC took everybody by surprise as all eight CPU cores were revealed to be Cortex-A53, while rival manufacturers use four Cortex-A53 cores and four high power Cortex-A57 CPU cores for efficiency and performance respectively. […] Come comment on this article: Huawei’s Kirin 930 SoC uses a modified version of the Cortex-A53 CPU cores
2015/03/27 19:30 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Fantastic GIF shows how Samsung’s Galaxy S phones have moved far beyond mere iPhone clones
Apple fans love to slag off Samsung’s flagship phones as mere iPhone clones but the truth is the devices have evolved quite a bit over the years and now have their own distinct looks. Sure, the Galaxy S6 does borrow some design elements from the iPhone 6, particularly along the edges and the bottom of the device, but it’s still very easy to tell which phone is which. For our money, the Samsung phone that was the most iPhone-like was the Galaxy S II, which just also happened to be the phone that Apple was most successful in using to portray Samsung as a shameless Apple copycat. DON’T MISS: Android fans confess what they envy most about iOS If you want
2015/03/27 19:30 BGR
Here's how you can be one of the first 30 people in the U.S. to get an ASUS ZenFone 2!
Top 10 Android app updates this week: RunKeeper, Plex
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 [...]
2015/03/27 19:27 Android and Me
HTC Loses Lead Designer... Again, Jonah Becker Steps Down Less Than A Year After Predecessor
HTC's Vice President of Industrial Design, Jonah Becker, has stepped down from his position and is leaving the company. His departure comes less than a year since the company's former lead designer, Scott Croyle, did the same. It's been an amazing seventeen year journey with One & Co and HTC, but it's time for a new adventure. Stay tuned for details of what's next. — Jonah Becker (@JonahABecker) March 26, 2015 Daniel Hundt will fill Becker's position.
2015/03/27 19:10 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Do this now: Secure your home Wi-Fi network with just one click
Recent reports have shown that Wi-Fi routers are frequent targets for hackers who try to reroute some of the Internet traffic from the homes of unsuspecting users to fake websites that masquerade as genuine trusted sites. From there, they send the users more ads than they’d usually see while online, potentially steal their personal information, and perform other malicious tasks. To help users discover whether their home routers have been taken over by skilled attackers, F-Secure has come up with a simple online tool called Router Checker that lets anyone secure their home network with just one click. DON’T MISS: Android fans confess what they envy most about iOS The software analyzes the security of your Wi-Fi router and tells you whether any
2015/03/27 19:06 BGR
DOWNLOAD: All of the stock wallpapers from the HTC One M9+ (Quad HD)
We don't expect the HTC One M9+ to have many different wallpapers compared to the flagship that was officially released today, but they did have to be upscaled to Quad HD resolution. Here's the full set of wallpapers swiped straight from the HTC One M9+.
2015/03/27 18:50 Phandroid
Slack launches two-factor authentication following unauthorized database access
Google brings data saving from mobile to the desktop with a new Chrome extension
Mortal Kombat X preview: A heart-pounding leap into the new generation
I’m not very good at Mortal Kombat X. This was immediately, and embarrassingly, apparent as I proceeded to get trounced by two opponents in the opening moments of the game’s story. But no matter how many times I failed, I felt the urge to restart and try again. DON’T MISS: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is a great reason to own a New 3DS Mortal Kombat X is the first new entry to the series in four years, and the debut of the long-running franchise on the new generation of consoles. While the X-Ray moves have received a ton of attention (and deservedly so), there are a host of new features and characters that fans of the series should be excited about. One of the biggest
2015/03/27 18:41 BGR
Planning ahead: HTC One M9 cases
LG G4 rumored to launch late April with a curved display
Test drive the HTC One M9 at select Best Buy locations, see for yourself if it’s worth the hype
MLB Manager 2015 heads to the Play Store for this season
The 2015 MLB season starts on April 5 when the St. Louis Cardinals head to Wrigley Field to play the Chicago Cubs. For the next seven months, baseball will be the primary sport to watch as teams vie for a World Series victory. Fans can play their own version of the season and future seasons […] Come comment on this article: MLB Manager 2015 heads to the Play Store for this season
2015/03/27 18:19 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Moto G (2014) now receiving Lollipop update in the UK
If you own a Moto G (2014) and reside in the UK, you may want to listen up, as Motorola has just started pushing out the much-anticipated Android 5.0 Lollipop update to all unlocked variants of the handset located in your region. All the changes you’d expect to find in Lollipop are bundled into this upgrade, […] Come comment on this article: Moto G (2014) now receiving Lollipop update in the UK
2015/03/27 18:17 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
MacBooks with gigantic 10TB SSDs might soon be a reality
All of the MacBook laptops Apple is currently selling come with flash storage on board, which significantly improves their overall performance. Moreover, putting an SSD into an old MacBook will offer you a nice performance boost, breathing new life into older OS X machines. However, SSD aren’t yet affordable, making so this faster storage option is still too expensive for many people. That will soon change, PCWorld points out, as Intel and Micron have figured out how to build notebook-ready 10TB SSDs, a breakthrough that will help further drive down prices of SSDs, and potentially improve default MacBook storage options in the future. DON’T MISS: 10 things the Galaxy S6 can do that the iPhone 6 can’t The two companies on Thursday unveiled a new 3D NAND
2015/03/27 18:14 BGR
New LG flagship smartphone rumored to launch late April with a curved display
DoorDash Delivery Service Rings Google Play's Doorbell, Is Now Ready To Serve Android
DoorDash gets food from a local restaurant to your door without you having to check the establishment's website to see if the place delivers. Just fire up the app, do a quick search, and place your order. You can browse through menus and track deliver through status updates. Payments are handled through the app. Since 2013, the service has been an iOS exclusive. Now it's available in the Play Store (it's about time.
2015/03/27 18:09 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
YouTube now supports 4K video at 60fps
A few months ago, YouTube enabled its publishers to upload 4K videos to its platform and as if that wasn’t enough, Google has today announced the launch of a new streaming version, called 4K Ultra HD, which essentially combines the 4K resolution (3840×2160) with 60 frames-per-second video playback to create the smoothest possible viewing experience. […] Come comment on this article: YouTube now supports 4K video at 60fps
2015/03/27 18:03 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Vine now supports 720p video viewing from the Android app
The 5 worst would-be iPhone ‘killers’ of all-time
As we mentioned earlier, Yahoo’s Jason Gilbert this week put together an entertaining article about all of the devices over the year’s that have been labeled “iPhone killers.” While none of the devices obviously “killed” the iPhone, some of them were respectable hits such as the original Motorola Droid and the Samsung Galaxy S II. Others, however, were complete and total bombs incapable of killing nothing except their manufacturer’s bottom lines. Below, we list the 5 worst would-be iPhone “killers” ever. DON’T MISS: 10 things the Galaxy S6 can do that the iPhone 6 can’t No. 5: The Palm Pre The Palm Pre was actually a very good device for its time and webOS was in many ways a platform ahead
2015/03/27 17:52 BGR
What Sci-Fi tech are you most looking forward to seeing in the years to come?
How much free space do you actually get on a Galaxy S6?
The folks over at GSM Arena have been lucky enough to get their hands on three of Samsung’s flagship smartphones of 2015, the Galaxy S6, and have taken to their blog to report how much free space you’ll actually be getting when you purchase a 32GB, 64GB or 128GB model. Straight out of the box, […] Come comment on this article: How much free space do you actually get on a Galaxy S6?
2015/03/27 17:47 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
The newest HTC One M9 commercial still doesn’t show what makes the device stand out
Moving from an iPhone to the Galaxy S6? You need to know these things
SmartEyeglass, Sony's augmented reality glasses, now available in 10 countries for $840
Google Now cards on their way to Chrome Launcher 2.0
Owners of Chromebooks running the Chrome OS should expect to see a feature from the Android platform make its way over to their devices before much longer. Google has added support for Google search, including Google Now cards, to the next version of their Chrome Launcher 2.0. Testing of the new launcher is rolling out […] Come comment on this article: Google Now cards on their way to Chrome Launcher 2.0
2015/03/27 17:30 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Millions of Apple users can now sue Google for its Safari hack
Millions of Apple Safari users in Britain have been given the green light to sue Google amidst proven allegations that the search giant implemented a workaround to bypass Safari security and install tracking cookies on both desktop and iOS versions of Apple’s web browser. Why? Because over 90% of Google’s ad revenue comes from advertising and they wanted to deliver higher-cost targeted advertising to OS X and iOS users. DON’T MISS: 10 things the Galaxy S6 can do that the iPhone 6 can’t Google’s actions in this regard date back to late 2011 and were subsequently discovered in 2012. Once Google’s behavior was brought to light, they were punished by the FTC to the tune of $22.5 million. What’s more, they also doled
2015/03/27 17:29 BGR
Here’s where you can buy the HTC One M9 online for Sprint, AT&T or unlocked today
Deal of the day: Last chance to save 77% on a pair of Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds
Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds are available for just a little bit longer at BGR Deals for an amazing price of only $24.99 with free worldwide shipping. These buds offer a truly hands-free listening experience, so you’ll never miss a beat. With up to 30-feet of crystal-clear Bluetooth connectivity, you can hit the treadmill to your favorite jams, or take a call while prepping dinner—and best of all, kiss tangled wires goodbye. First of all, Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds are extremely comfortable to wear. You’ll enjoy how lightweight they are because that means you can wear them for hours on end. They come with multiple sizes of earbud gels, caps, and ear hooks too, so you can customize them to fit
2015/03/27 17:10 BGR
New shake-up at HTC as designer Becker announces departure
HTC’s management team has been shaken again this week as their VP of Industrial Design, Jonah Becker, has announced he is departing from the company. Becker took over from his predecessor Scott Croyle less than a year ago as the lead designer for the company. Those two, along with Claude Zellweger, were principals with One […] Come comment on this article: New shake-up at HTC as designer Becker announces departure
2015/03/27 16:56 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Windows 10 free vs. paid: (Almost) everything you need to know
Since January when it first confirmed the news, Microsoft repeated time and again that the upcoming Windows 10 upgrade will be available as a free download to certain users, including pirates, adding that enterprises will still have to pay for licenses. To further clarify the Windows 10 update process, Microsoft senior director of product marketing Aaron Woodman talked to Yahoo Tech, revealing new details about the company’s boldest OS release yet. DON’T MISS: 10 things the Galaxy S6 can do that the iPhone 6 can’t Woodman said that consumers who are currently on the latest versions of Windows 8 (8.1) and Windows 7 (SP1) will get Windows 10 as a free one-step upgrade, but only after their computers are updated to the
2015/03/27 16:47 BGR
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OnePlus’ self-imposed OxygenOS deadline delayed, assures better communication in the future
PSA: Galaxy S6 heart rate sensor still causes issues with Google Fit
Spotify ready to hit the road on Android Auto
Android Auto, Google’s platform to connect your vehicle to your smartphone and related services, is still slowly working its way to the market. When automobiles start hitting showrooms with Android Auto support built-in, users with Spotify accounts will be glad to know they can access the service through Android Auto. Spotify has released an update […] Come comment on this article: Spotify ready to hit the road on Android Auto
2015/03/27 16:34 Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Google adds support for viewing My Maps within Google Maps
Google has announced that Google Maps for Android now supports viewing and use of My Maps within Google Maps. My Maps is a Google creation that allows you to create, share and view custom maps that you or others have created. The feature has been extremely handy to [...]
2015/03/27 16:27 Android and Me
These charts show just how amazing the Galaxy S6’s display is
Needless to say, we’re big fans of the Galaxy S6’s display — in our preview, we said that we “have never seen anything quite so impressive on a mobile phone” before. However, this was just our early impressions after using the phone for one day and didn’t involve any actual testing to measure brightness or color accuracy. Thankfully for us, Anandtech has done a lot of this work and has confirmed our hunch: Namely, that the Galaxy S6’s display is a thing of wonder. DON’T MISS: 10 things the Galaxy S6 can do that the iPhone 6 can’t Here, for example, is Anandtech’s chart showing maximum brightness for several different smartphones. As you can see, when auto-boost mode is enabled, both the
2015/03/27 16:24 BGR
Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain expansion will launch April 2nd
T-Mobile offering one year of free Netflix with purchase of a Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge (update)
Learn to Code Bundle: Name your price and start programming, $893 value
Do you have an idea for the next great app? Have you been tinkering around with code but just can’t quite get it to do what you had in mind? Maybe’s it’s time to look for help from a professional source. We’ve got you covered with the Learn to Code Bundle. This bundle includes lifetime... Read more » The post Learn to Code Bundle: Name your price and start programming, $893 value appeared first on AndroidGuys.
2015/03/27 16:04 AndroidGuys
You Can Now Buy The Unlocked HTC One M9 Directly From HTC For $649
Carrier phones are all well and good if you need a subsidy or trade-in payment plan to make it financially feasible, but HTC has an unlocked phone with your name on it. If you can justify $649 to buy the phone outright, you can place your order right now. The unlocked and developer edition One M9 should work on just about any GSM/LTE carrier, but HTC hasn't listed the specific bands for this device anywhere I can see.
2015/03/27 16:02 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
WTF of the week: Android phone maker says Apple is Hitler
Billionaires often have a tendency to, shall we say, speak their minds freely. This apparently rings true for Chinese billionaires who are about to jump into the smartphone market, because LeTV CEO Jia Yueting just dropped a pretty big bombshell on his verified Weibo account. We’ve seen rivals take aim at Apple in the past in an effort to generate some buzz. For example, Samsung regularly mocks iPhone users in its TV commercials. As common as it is to jab Apple, however, we have never seen a company go this far. DON’T MISS: 10 things the Galaxy S6 can do that the iPhone 6 can’t On Friday morning, Yueting posted this image on his Weibo account: The text at the top of the image
2015/03/27 16:01 BGR
Deal: Moto 360 champagne gold model with 18mm band for just $277.52
OnePlus won’t make its release date for OxygenOS
OnePlus has announced that it will not be releasing its custom ROM, OxygenOS, as it had planned to do today. The company announced OxygenOS in January and had planned to have it finished and released by today, March 27. Unfortunately, the [...]
2015/03/27 15:57 Android and Me
Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are black, white, and sometimes gold for US carriers
T-Mobile's Netflix Promotion For The Galaxy S6 Goes Live, Applies To Devices Bought Between Now And April 12th
Word got out earlier this week that T-Mobile would offer anyone who buys a Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge from them a free year of Netflix. That's a savings of over $100 and a pretty good deal, especially if you're already a Netflix customer. Now the promotional page has gone live. If you head over to Samsung's website, you can sign up for the offer, though it says you must actually have the phone in hand before following the process through to competition.
2015/03/27 15:54 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Android fans confess what they envy most about iOS
Android fans are a proud bunch who don’t like admitting things they envy about other platforms, especially those made by (*spit*) Apple. However, open-minded Android and iOS fans alike can see things in other platforms they like and Reddit’s Android community recently had a confessional session in which they admitted what iOS features they’d most like to see Android adopt in the future. DON’T MISS: 10 things the Galaxy S6 can do that the iPhone 6 can’t The most popular response had to do with having more granular app permissions on the Google Play store. While Apple lets users grant individual app permissions to apps while rejecting others, app permissions on Google Play are an all-or-nothing proposition where you either grant
2015/03/27 15:38 BGR
OnePlus Misses Self-Imposed Deadline For Releasing OxygenOS ROM, Promises Daily Progress Reports Going Forward
OnePlus tried to assuage fears of a stagnating OS experience a few months ago during the CyanogenOS fallout by announcing it was working on a ROM for the OnePlus One. Eventually dubbed OxygenOS, the company has been working on getting the software out the door for several months. OnePlus promised to have it done by March 27th (today), but that's not happening. Bummer. According to OnePlus, the delay is due to additional quality control testing.
2015/03/27 15:34 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
The first UK TV ad for the HTC One M9 has running, dancing and roller skating
OnePlus’s “game-changing” announcement isn’t a games console — it’s a drone, apparently
$40 WORTH OF APPS! 7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads right now
Another week is drawing to a close and if nothing else, it has been packed full of great paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. The week isn’t over just yet, though, and we want to end things on a high note. Today’s list of paid iOS apps on sale for free includes $40 worth of paid apps, but you won’t pay a cent if you hurry and download them now. There are also still a few free apps left in yesterday’s post, so be sure to check out that one as well. DON’T MISS: 10 things the Galaxy S6 can do that the iPhone 6 can’t These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available
2015/03/27 15:15 BGR
HTC One M9 available online, Samsung Galaxy S6 pre-orders go live: Which will you get?
Here’s every new feature you’ll find in the Xbox One April system update
April is going to be a busy month for Xbox One owners. Not only is Microsoft delivering a double dose of free games, but there are a few frequently requested features coming to the console as well. DON’T MISS: Here are the free games you’ll get on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in April On the Xbox Wire, Microsoft revealed that members of the Xbox One preview program would begin receiving additional features scheduled to be included in the next system update on Thursday evening. The most anticipated addition is the ability to send voice messages to other users. This was one of many features that didn’t make the transition from the Xbox 360 to the Xbox One at launch, but starting
2015/03/27 14:54 BGR
Chrome's Data Saver Feature Goes From Android To The Desktop, Extension Available In The Chrome Web Store
Tucked away in the settings area of mobile Chrome, there's an option to reduce how much data you use by having Google compress websites before loading them. The feature, known as Data Saver, made its way over to the desktop version of the browser sometime this week. To clarify precisely which setting we're talking about here, open up Chrome settings on Android and scroll to the bottom. Here's what you should see.
2015/03/27 14:49 Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
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Samsung Galaxy S6 is still full of bloatware
The hopeful promise that Samsung was doing away with their bloatware applications for the Galaxy S6 is unfortunately an empty one, with no less than 56 pre-installed applications on the device. According to Gizmodo, the Galaxy S6 has six more apps pre-installed than last years Note 4, which now include Microsoft’s suite of apps. That... Read more » The post Samsung Galaxy S6 is still full of bloatware appeared first on AndroidGuys.
2015/03/27 14:38 AndroidGuys
LeTV compares Apple to Nazis to promote its upcoming “bezel-less” phone
New HTC One E9+ renders reveal 3 different color variants
Much like the HTC One M9+ will be to the HTC One M9, HTC is planning on making a Plus variant of the HTC One E9. Upleaks revealed new renders of that device today, and gave us a look at three of its expected color variants in the process.
2015/03/27 14:36 Phandroid
FEATURED: 10 things the Galaxy S6 can do that the iPhone 6 can't
Beginning in two weeks on April 10th, we’re in store for an epic battle of the sixes. Apple’s iPhone 6 burst onto the scene this past September and helped Apple rack up more profit in the holiday quarter than any other company has ever earned in a three-month period. iPhone 6 sales are still going strong according to estimates, but the phone will finally see some real competition next month when the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge hit store shelves. All three of these phones are fantastic options, but there are a few key features on Samsung’s new handsets that could make iPhone 6 owners a bit jealous. In this post, you’ll find 10 of the most impressive things the
2015/03/27 14:33 BGR
FAIL: Not even HTC can tell the difference between the One M9 and M8
The HTC One M9 is one of the best Android phones you can buy right now, just like its predecessors. But unlike in previous years, HTC has the misfortune of fighting against completely new iPhone and Galaxy S designs while the HTC One M9 looks too much like last year’s HTC One M8. In fact, last year’s model and this year’s M9 are so similar that not even HTC’s social networking team can tell them apart. FROM EARLIER: Galaxy S6 first impressions: Why can’t I find anything to complain about? Next to a picture posted on the company’s Facebook page (see below), HTC advertises one of the main features of the phone, its BoomSound speakers, clearly identifying the device pictured with a #HTCOneM9 hashtag. However,
2015/03/27 14:12 BGR
Best Buy to Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge pre-orders start March 27 (Update: Live now, with free wireless charger offer)
Google Nexus 6 makes its way to six new countries
Google now lets you view custom maps using Google Maps for Android
OnePlus misses promised OxygenOS release date of March 27
Deal: Stay organized with the KeySmart 2.0 Compact Key Organizer for only $17
If you suffer from keeping too many things in your pockets (like most of us do), we may have a solution for you. The KeySmart 2.0 Compact Key Organizer allows you to keep double the amount of keys in your pocket while only using half the space.
2015/03/27 13:11 Android Authority
Meet the first 24 Apple Watch apps
With just two weeks left until Apple fans can finally head to their local Apple Stores to try on the Apple Watch, excitement is definitely building — though no one is more excited than BGR founder Jonathan Geller, who can’t wait to get his hands on Apple’s first foray into wearables and luxury goods. You’re probably not as excited as he is, but if you’re even the least bit interesting in Apple’s new smartwatch, you’ll be happy to learn that Apple Watch apps have already begun hitting the App Store. DON’T MISS: A top designer left Apple to build Apple Watch’s first real competitor: Olio Model One Here’s a list of the first 24 Apple Watch apps that are available in
2015/03/27 13:51 BGR