Hellraid: The Escape Lands on Google Play for $2.99

In a new game to hit Google Play called Hellraid: The Escape, you must escape the clutches of an evil sorcerer who is hellbent (pun intended) on sending you down to the most torturous layers of Hell.

The game is an Escape game, where you must search through torture chambers to find items and clues, solve sadistic puzzles, and escape from being captured by Hell’s many demons and guards.  (more…)

Verizon Joins the Party, Doubles Data on MORE Everything Plans Without Upping Prices

With almost every other major US carrier announcing some sort of double data promotion within the last month (Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile), we were starting to wonder if Verizon was going to completely ignore the trend and instead stick to their current set of MORE Everything plans that are really looking overpriced at the moment. It appears as if they are joining the party after all. In a blog post this morning, Verizon has announced that many of their MORE Everything plans are seeing double the data with no price hikes for a limited time.  (more…)

Does the Moto 360 Really Have Dramatically Better Battery Life Now? Yes.

On Monday morning, Moto 360 owners couldn’t help but take to the internet to talk about the “dramatic” increases they were now seeing with their smartwatches thanks to an update that rolled out to the masses on Friday. Even Tim pinged me that morning to mention that the 360 was a “bossy little watch now” because of the battery life he had witnessed over the weekend. After posting about the potentially amazing news, our comments filled up with others who were experiencing similarly extended single-life charges. Some were even considering switching Ambient Mode back on. Seriously.  (more…)

Google Play Now Listing In-app Purchase Price Ranges and Developer Addresses

This week, users of Google Play will have new information to look over when browsing applications and games on Google’s mobile marketplace. As readers are pointing out, Google has begun publishing in-app purchase price ranges in an app’s description, as well as mandating that developers provide physical addresses to appear on app listings that feature a purchase price or IAPs.  (more…)

HTC REcamera Stops by FCC With Bluetooth and WiFi

Next week, at a press event in NYC, HTC is going to announce the REcamera, a GoPro like camera companion for your smartphone that is waterproof and will probably be sold as the ultimate selfie machine, because companies are still clinging to the selfie craze. Don’t believe me? Just look at the official images pulled from the REcamera’s official launch website.

The device, as is typically the case before any product gets announced, stopped by the FCC this week. As you can see in the image above, we have a tube-shaped device with FCC labeling on the bottom. The tube-shaped design matches up exactly to the official images we have already seen that show off a camera built from submarine parts (OK, I made that last part up).  (more…)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Unboxing

Sony may not have a presence at all in the US mobile market anymore, but within the last year, they really grabbed my attention thanks to their introduction of the Compact series. While other manufacturers continue to release flagship phones followed by mini, low-spec, just-because-it’s-small-it-has-to-be-cheap, variations of those flagships, Sony is taking the opposite approach.

They first introduced the Xperia Z1 Compact as the still-powerful-but-not-oversized version of the flagship, Xperia Z1, earlier in 2014. It was a solid little phone with high-end specs that I tested for a good month or so before moving onto the heavy-hitters released by Samsung and HTC for the year. But then just over a month ago, Sony came back with the Xperia Z3 Compact, the compact, yet equally as powerful and impressive version of their newest flagship, the Xperia Z3. Don’t call it a “mini.” This is by all means a flagship phone packed into the body of a much smaller device than we are used to seeing. As a fan of the original Compact, I couldn’t help myself and picked up the new one too.  (more…)