If you’ve just purchased an HTC One (M8) or Samsung Galaxy S5, it may be worth stocking up on MicroSD cards in case you ever run low on system storage space. Today’s Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day is on Kingston storage devices, some discounted more than 65% to prices you likely won’t see too often. (more…)
If you have been in the market for a home entertainment media server-type device, you may want to take a look at Samsung’s HomeSync, which has been on-sale for a few days at Best Buy for the ridiculously low price of $99. The device typically retails for $299.
HomeSync is being sold as a home cloud server/media center, with 1TB of storage, that can hold all of your family photos and videos, but also be used as a media hub. It can be used to play Android games on your big screen TV, to watch movies through Google Play or other services, or as a partitioned server for multiple accounts to use for storage. (more…)
A recent job listing from Google shows that the company is eyeing an expansion of Google Fiber into New York, New York. The listing is for a Regional Sales Manager (shoutout to TDWP), a role which will essentially evangelize Google Fiber to property management companies and negotiate contractual language for the service. (more…)
Matias Duarte, Android’s design guru, sat down last week at the Accel Design Conference with The Verge’s Josh Topolsky to talk what else, about design. In his 37 minutes of time, Duarte covers a range of topics from general, broad design ideas to making better developer tools for Android to the overuse of flat design and the idea that “mobile” should be dead. He also happened to be hiding and Android Wear watch under his jack, which Topolsky tried incessantly to get Duarte to use in front of the crowd. (more…)
Humble Bundle, the easiest way to score good games on Android while also helping a charity in need, has a new pack of titles available for purchase. The way it works is easy – simply pay whatever price you want, determine how you want the money divided (a lot to charity or a bit more to developers), then download your DRM-free titles.
However, to access extra titles, you will need to pay over the average price of just $3.95. Considering that if you purchase these games separately you would be paying up to $30, this is a pretty good deal. (more…)
E-mailing photos has never been as easy as it should. The process of transferring pictures from your smartphone to desktop has long been a major pain, but that’s changing for those who use Google+ Auto Backup and Gmail.
The Gmail team announced that, starting today, all photos automatically backed up through Google+ will be accessible via the Insert Photo button in Gmail. (more…)
Turns out that the Verizon and AT&T variants of the Samsung Galaxy S5 have Download Booster after all, it has simply been hidden, just like Big Red used to do with Blocking Mode on its Galaxy phones. All it takes to find the setting is a 3rd party launcher (like Nova) that can add system shortcuts. Once discovered, you can actually toggle it on or off and find a new icon in the status bar that represents the setting. (more…)