Nike announced collaborations this morning with leading fitness wearable makers, providing deeper integration of the Nike+ running app with select partner apps for athletes and casual runners around the globe.
Announced collaborators include Garmin, TomTom, Wahoo Fitness, and Netpulse, all of which are leaders in the fitness game, according to Nike’s press release. To break it down, Nike is allowing for owners of devices from these companies to access the Nike+ community, which is basically a track my run, share my run type of service. (more…)
Verizon just announced that they are opening up pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge on April 1.
Samsung originally announced that they planned to sell the phone globally by April 10, but I’d be lying if I thought that Verizon was going to come anywhere close to that date. They typically take their time (that’s the nice way of putting it) when testing devices prior to launch and often end up selling phones later than everyone else (Nexus 6, anyone?). If they are already telling you to prepare wallets for April 1, then they just may be able to hit that April 10 date. Good job, Verizon. (more…)
According to the Wall Street Journal, if Google’s now-confirmed wireless service launches in the near future, maybe by the end of this month, it will only work with the Nexus 6. That limitation may not be forever, but at the initial launch, you may not want to get your hopes up over the idea that any unlocked phone, even your Nexus 5, will work with the hybrid mobile-to-WiFi network. (more…)
If Samsung’s new hands-on tour of the camera in their new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge is to be believed, then they managed to greatly improve the camera experiences in the new their new phones over those found in the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 cameras, which is saying something. Both of the cameras from last year’s flagships were industry leaders, for the most part. (more…)
One of the coolest Edge-related features Samsung showed off from its new Galaxy S6 Edge this week, had to be the strobing color it could produce when receiving a call while face-down on a surface. It’s not necessarily the most ground-breaking feature ever invented, but it looks neat and is super “Hey, look at this cool thing my phone can do!” friendly. And sometimes, that’s all we need to be sold on something – neatness and “Look! Look!” friendliness.
Since this is Android, you had to expect that someone would try and emulate that same feature through an app. I can’t say that I expected it to happen this fast, but it has. A developer over at XDA has already created an app that works in a similar fashion, but of course, isn’t just limited to Samsung’s new phone. His app, called Edge Color, works on Android 4.1+ phones. (more…)
At times, it is good to be a little scared. It gets the blood flowing, and the sensation of fear is quite powerful to the human body. If picking up a copy of Alien: Isolation is not the way you would like to feel fear – even though that game is amazing – then maybe Dark Echo, a $2 mobile game on Google Play could do the trick for you. (more…)
Live in California and are in the mood for new car insurance? Google’s new car insurance comparison tool might be a good place to start. Announced today, the tool is a part of Google’s suite of Compare sites (they also do credit cards) that allow customers to “make confident, more informed financial decisions.” At this time, the car insurance Compare is only available in California, but Google expects more states to follow. (more…)
OnePlus, the company that released its last phone in 2014 as an invite only device, is reportedly going to up the premium feel of its next flagship, tentatively named the OnePlus 2. (more…)