Moto X (1st Gen) on AT&T Gets Its Lollipop Soak Test

Last week, Motorola told us that the Lollipop update for the AT&T Moto X (1st gen) was almost ready for your phone, they were just waiting on AT&T to give it the green light. AT&T must have signed off on it yesterday, because soak test invites for an “early preview of a new software release” went out to Motorola Feedback Network members. That software is Android 5.1, of course.  (more…)

Gmail Google Now Package Tracking Card is Showing Up for Some Google Apps for Work Users

NOTE:  Holy confusion hell. Google Apps or Google Apps for Work is not your regular Gmail. Google Apps for Work is a paid suite of Google services for businesses, basically, that gives you access to Google services, but with a custom domain, like [email protected] We aren’t talking about package tracking cards from your Gmail ([email protected]) account – that feature has been there for months if not years. We are talking specifically about Google Apps or Google Apps for Work users in this post.


If you have attached your life to a Google Apps account (like a Google Apps for Work account that uses a domain – ex: [email protected]), you are probably well aware of its many limitations when it comes to newly introduced services or features by Google. Apps like Inbox launch first without GApps support, which can be frustrating for those who think they are on the cutting edge of technology, but are often held back by the type of Gmail account they use.

One of the longest standing delays in features for Google Apps users has been full Google Now support. What I mean is that Gmail Google Now cards still to this day do not work with GApps accounts. These are cards that are created based off of emails received in your inbox, like packaging tracking cards from shipping notices or hotel, flight, and restaurant cards that created from confirmation emails. Google even states on their Google Now support pages that “Some features, such as Gmail Now cards, aren’t available when using Google Now with a Google Apps account.”  (more…)

Best Deal Yet: Unlocked Galaxy S6 for $499 (Black, Gold, White, or Blue Available)

The best deal we have seen to date for a brand new Samsung Galaxy S6 just popped up over at eBay. For just $499, you can own an unlocked GSM Galaxy S6 in black, white, gold, or that brilliantly bright blue that has yet to make its way to any US carrier.

This is model SM-G920F, which is one of the two unlocked international models of this year’s flagship from Samsung. It should work without a hiccup on AT&T, but should also have no issues on T-Mobile. I’m currently using SM-G920I (the other international model) and have had great service on both carriers.

At $499, you are looking at a significant discount when compared to the full retail prices that AT&T and T-Mobile charge you. T-Mobile and AT&T want $680 and $685, respectively.

Free shipping is included.

eBay Link

This Icon Pack is Hot: Sunshine Icons

Need some more Material Design in your world? Sunshine Icon Pack is a set of icons that is not only free, but one that should turn almost all of your icons into Material Design beauties.

This is an icon pack that is straight forward in its approach, which is to adhere to  Google’s latest Material Design guidelines and palette. Icons are familiar, yet refreshing and new, plus there are all sorts of color options for some of the most popular icons, like Hangouts, the dialer, or the camera app.  (more…)

Instagram Rolling Out 1080px Photos to Your Timeline

Big news for Instagram fans this morning, as a spokesman for the company confirmed plans to roll out support for the uploading of 1080px photos to the service. As most users on Android are likely aware, Instagram resizes your photos to just 640×640, but with our smartphones featuring more powerful image sensors than they did a few years ago, the uploaded photos never quite match the original photos in terms of quality.  (more…)