This Week in the Life of DROID: 8/29/2014

This week may have seemed hectic at times, but it was nothing in comparison to what next week will bring. With IFA taking place over in Europe, and the DL crew traveling cross country to Chicago and New York City for separate press events, it is going to be a very busy week.

On the bright side, however, that means we will be offering up all of the latest news as soon as it drops, including coverage on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4, Motorola’s next flagship phone, and the Moto 360.

This week was highlighted by LG and Samsung unveiling two new smartwatches, slated for arrival later this year in the US. In addition, Amazon bought Twitch for nearly $1 billion, ASUS teased the ZenWatch (unveiling coming next week), the new Moto G was reportedly pictured, and a mystery Moto device stopped off at the FCC on its way to AT&T.

If you missed any of the action, take a look below for the highlights.  (more…)

Run Forrest Run, an Endless Runner Based on Forrest Gump

Finally, an endless runner based on a story I know and love. If we have any fans of Forrest Gump here – everyone should raise their hand – you might want to check out a new game on Google Play called Run Forrest Run.

In the game, which will remind you of any other endless runner game available, you play as Forrest Gump as he runs his way through Alabama and Route 66. Collecting coins while running helps you upgrade Forrest, which will allow you to run further in the game.  (more…)

Your Labor Day Plans Now Include the Droid Life Show Episode 67

The crew joined forces once again this week for episode 67 of the DL Show, focusing on next week more than anything, since a handful of companies have products to unveil. For those not familiar with this time of year, we are talking IFA in Berlin, a major tech conference that always leads us into the fall season. Samsung, LG, Asus, and Sony all have products to announce during the conference, plus Motorola is doing their own thing as well, here in the States.

Topics on this week’s show include a recap of the latest on the Moto X+1 and Moto 360. We also watched as LG unveiled their new round smartwatch, the G Watch R, live on air. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 launch, news out of the Cyanogen camp, plenty of carrier moves (Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile all had recent announcements), and a list of top apps and games from the last two weeks, all made the show.

If you miss us live, feel free to subscribe to us by following one of the links below.  (more…)

Deep Under the Sky Takes You on a Psychedelic Trip to Venus

For the adventurers among us, how do you fancy a trip to Venus? Sounds intense, right? With the new game Deep Under the Sky, you can head to Venus, but you are in for one seriously trippy ride.

In the game, you play as a jelly fish-like creature who intends to take over the planet by shooting spores, then exploding them onto other weird creatures. There is only one button in the game, which controls your movements, your spore’s rockets, and then a self destruct of the rockets.  (more…)

Friday App Sales: Dragon Quest VIII, Wave Wave, Metal Slug Series, and More

A massive list of apps and games are currently on sale over at Google Play, so this long three day weekend is the perfect time to splurge. Included in today’s list is the Metal Slug series of games, a ton of Cartoon Network titles, as well as Wave Wave, a creepily addictive game that will have you smashing your phone in no time.

In addition to these games, make sure you check out this weeks Humble Bundle, which is another great place to pick up games for cheap. Not only are you getting an excellent deal on games, but you are also helping a good cause. Who can say no to that?

Check out the full list of games on sale below.  (more…)

Top 5 Android Games: August 2014

August has been a fantastic month to be a gamer on Android, with a few big-time titles seeing their release onto Google Play. PC gamers were treated to a couple of Steam titles making their way to Android, which allows them to get out from behind the desk and play those games wherever they see fit.

For those who might be curious, you don’t have to worry about seeing Swing Copters on this list, as that game might get my vote for worst game of the century.

Below are the Top 5 Android Games for August of 2014.  (more…)

Chrome Beta for Android Update Finally Brings Back Number Count for Tabs

Remember when Google introduced a Material Design make-over to Chrome Beta back in July? The update was pretty awesome for the most part. But for the purists (or detail obsessive types), a certain minor-yet-critical feature was missing – a tab count on the tab shortcut button. You know, the little button next to the top menu that tells you how many tabs you currently have open? For whatever reason, in the July update, the button became an empty box without that ever-so-useful tab count.  (more…)