I know what you are thinking, “Why the excitement over an Android TV app?” As someone who ditched traditional cable a couple of months back for Playstation Vue, I have been impatiently waiting for an Android TV to arrive, so that I can watch the service without using unreliable Chromecasts or have to deal with Amazon’s Fire TVs. Today, my dreams have come true, hence the excitement. (more…)
Whenever I setup a new Android phone, I typically dive through the super long list of apps I have previously downloaded under the “All” section of Google Play. Since I never take the time to delete the apps I’ll never use again from that list, I get a very detailed timeline of myself as an Android user, remembering times when all of these apps were brand new titles on the Android Market back in the day.
For today’s #TBT, I’d like to share the first five apps I ever installed on my “OG” DROID all those years ago. Kellen will be sharing his, too. (more…)
An update for Nova Launcher Beta is headed out today on Google Play, bringing the look of Google’s latest App Shortcuts (pictured above) feature to all Nova users. Additionally, the developer also lists a backport of some Android 7.1 launcher shortcuts to Android 5.1 and 6.0, as well as an option to display weather in the Google Search bar. (more…)
One of the reasons we find it impossible to even consider using Google’s Allo is the lack of a desktop experience. Many of us spend our days on a computer and would much rather send and receive messages through it than have to pick up our phone every time a new message comes in. While Google takes its time deciding whether or not to ever offer a desktop experience, Pushbullet has stepped up to give us a solution. The latest version of Pushbullet on Android now includes the ability to reply to Allo messages from a PC. (more…)
Jaybird X3, the 3rd generation version of their popular X Bluetooth sport earbuds, are now (finally) available through Jaybird’s site. I say “finally” because these were first introduced back at CES in January.
What’s new in the X3 vs. the X2? Jaybird says to expect a smaller body with “much bigger sound, better battery, and our most secure-fit ever.” That translates to a redesigned set of fins that are “super-ergo,” 8-hour play time (with 15-minute quick charging for an hour use), and a redesigned Bluetooth antenna for better connectivity. The X3 also work with Jaybird’s MySound app, giving you a personalized sound experience. (more…)
Vine announced the upcoming closure of its mobile apps today, with complete shutdown to happen in the coming months. Even with that sad news, the company states that it will keep its desktop version alive, allowing you to go back and watch your past creations. However, if you want to save those clips and move them to somewhere else, you should probably download the app and get on that. (more…)
The last time we discussed LG’s place in the mobile payments ecosystem, it was reported that the company’s White Card would feature an IC chip. That was in May. Well, it’s late October now, and apparently, LG has abandoned all plans for that payments system, and instead, will simply incorporate MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) into the upcoming G6. (more…)
Even as powerful as Google Assistant is today, it’s still very much in the early stages of where Google plans to take it. So I get it if you were under the impression that Google Assistant isn’t quite useful enough yet to get super excited about. With that said, new IFTTT integration that appears to have launched last night is already helping immensely improve things. (more…)