Softcard App Will Shut Down on March 31, Accounts Closed With It

Softcard, the failure of a mobile payment system created by Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, that tried its hardest to kill Google Wallet for years only to be acquired last month by Google in the most hilarious turn of events, is officially shutting down on March 31. According to emails being sent out to the four Softcard users in existence, the Softcard app will no longer work come March 31 and accounts will then be closed shortly after.  (more…)

NVIDIA’s SHIELD is the Only Android TV Set-Top Box You’ll Need

After NVIDIA announced the SHIELD set-top box / game console this week, I saw a random Internet commenter state that it was nothing more than “OUYA 2.0.” While the thought is mildly humorous, SHIELD is much more than what OUYA ever was, hoped to be, and ever will be.

With the birth of Android TV last year, NVIDIA is placing a bet on the living room, and if the upward tick in smart TV purchases is any preliminary indicator, the company could have a very successful product on their hands. (more…)

Google Drive Update Adds Drag & Drop Organization of Files

An update to Google Drive is rolling out today as version 2.2.083. The update introduces drag & drop, which means you can now grab a whole bunch of files or folders (initiated with a long press on the first file), then drop them in a new location, delete, star, pin, or specify a new location.

This action is actually incredibly useful and well done. Organizing your files and folders has never been easier.

You can grab the update through Google Play or sideload it with the .apk file below. (more…)

Giveaway: Win a Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Through the DL Deals Store

Taking place over the next 28 days, you can enter for your chance to win a brand new Galaxy Tab S 8.4 through the DL Deals Store. Featuring a 8.4″ Super AMOLED WQXGA (2560 x 1600) display, Samsung’s S 8.4 tablet also includes an Exynos 5 octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 8MP rear-facing camera, 4,900mAh battery, fingerprint reader, and a whole lot more. All this can be yours for the price of free(more…)

3 Android Games Worth Owning: LIMBO, AdVenture Capitalist, Hellraid: The Escape

We are back with 3 more game recommendations we feel all of you lovely people should check out. If you happen to use your smartphone for gaming, like most people do, then there should be something in here for everyone.

Today, we are looking at LIMBO, AdVenture Capitalist, and Hellraid: The Escape. One is a very popular, award-winning platformer, the other an addictive title perfect for bathroom breaks, and the last is an escape game.

Without further ado, let’s get right to it. (more…)

T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 3 is Getting Lollipop Today (Updated: This Week)

According to Samsung, the Galaxy Note 3 on T-Mobile is receiving its update to Android 5.0 Lollipop, today. The update will rollout as build N900TUVUFOB5.

In the update, users will find all sorts of TouchWiz still. In our time with Lollipop on the Galaxy S5, we didn’t find much different from Kit Kat to Android 5.0, other than the notifications on the lock screen, subtle Material Design changes to stock apps, and Smart Lock buried where no normal person would find it. (more…)

LG Exec Talks Upcoming G4, Reveals Plans for Device That “Stands Above the G Series”

With HTC and Samsung done announcing new devices, at least for now, we still have a couple more companies who need to show off their plans for 2015; the biggest being LG. Speaking at MWC, LG’s Cho Juno, who heads the company’s mobile business, spoke of the upcoming G4, as well as a new device that will, “stand above the G series.”

Let the hype begin.  (more…)