Deal: Interstellar and a Bunch of Other Movies are Just $3.99 in HD on Google Play

You digital movie library is about to grow. Through some sort of unannounced movie discount on Google Play, you can grab new flicks like Interstellar, the newest Hobbit and Hunger Games, Whiplash, and more for just $3.99. Actually, the movies are $3.09 for their SD versions, but you may as well fork out for the HD versions at just $3.99.

No telling how long these will be priced like this, so jump on them now.  (more…)

Other Google Store Goodies: LG G Watch R Drops to $249, Moto 360 to $179

With the introduction of the LG Watch Urbane to the Google Store moments ago, Google has also gone ahead and dropped pricing on the LG G Watch R and the Moto 360. The G Watch R dropped from $299 to $249, and the Moto 360 was slashed from $249 to $179.

Pretty solid savings on two of the top Android Wear devices available. Hopefully, these discounts actually stick around for more than a couple of days.  (more…)

LG Watch Urbane Now Available From the Google Store for $349

Yep, just went live! Well, sort of, we found the public link to it which Google hasn’t yet provided a direct link anywhere to (Edit: They went live with it now). Be the first to own LG’s Watch Urbane!

The watch, which is arguably the most premium Android Wear device to date, comes in either silver or rose gold for $349. It features a 1.3-inch P-OLED display with Gorilla Glass 3, 512MB RAM, stainless steel cover, genuine leather strap, a 1.2GHz processor, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, IP67 water resistance, and a 410mAh battery. It’s also the first Android Wear device to run the new Android 5.1.1 update, which will help it take advantage of that WiFi chip. (more…)

Swiftkey Introduces Clarity Keyboard Beta (Updated)

Swiftkey announced a new keyboard this morning as a part of its new Greenhouse arm, which is a hub for them to test experimental software. The keyboard is called Clarity and it aims to be a distraction free typing experience that helps you focus on “what you’re writing and nothing else.”

The new Clarity keyboard is currently in beta for all to try if interested. You will see features like multi-word autocorrect, automatic learning of your slang (nicknames and phrases too), and the ability to quickly undo autocorrections you didn’t want. As you continue to use Clarity, Swiftkey will gather feedback and test additional ideas they have about the way people type. In other words, your use of Clarity could be influential in the future of Swiftkey’s products.  (more…)

Droid Life Q&A Sessions: Volume 29

A lot is about to happen over the next few weeks in the world of Android, with three of the big things being the G4 from LG (that happens tomorrow), Google I/O next month, and Google’s announcement of Project Fi. We also just got done reviewing the Galaxy S6s and One M9, in case you needed more.

With all of this going down, it’s a good time to see if anyone here has questions for the DL staff, and like all previous volumes of the Q&A Sessions, we would be more than happy to answer them.  (more…)