DROID MAXX Gets Two New Colors, High Gloss Red and Black with Chrome Accents

Despite the fact that it’s 2014 and we already are seeing some of this year’s flagships hit the market, you may still be interested in one of Motorola’s 2013 flagships, the DROID MAXX. Though its chief appeal for many is its gigantic battery, there are many other things going for it including Active Display and Touchless Control. Verizon today has announced the addition of two brand new colors, High Gloss Red and Black with Chrome Accents, and this may perhaps push you over the edge to purchase this phone. (more…)

Samsung Gear Fit Review: Terrible Fitness Tracker and Smartwatch, Cool Display

As you guys know, I’m kind of into the whole fitness band thing. I’ve talked about my dedication to Nike’s platform, including the Fuelband (which I recently retired). I’ve picked up random Kickstarter items like the Misfit Shine, all because I’m constantly looking for something to help track my fitness goals, which mostly includes speed and distance training with some strength exercises worked in.

When Samsung unveiled the Gear Fit during their Galaxy S5 launch event, I was actually somewhat excited – a fitness band, with a beautiful little AMOLED display, that works on Android, isn’t terrible looking, and doesn’t have single-day battery life. What’s not to like? I picked one up last week when it arrived in stores and have been using it daily ever since. I’ve logged 8 mile runs, shorter sprint workouts, worn it as a smartwatch, and even tried once to get it to track my sleep. In other words, I’ve tried to make this my daily fitness tracker and more, just like Samsung claims it can be.

With that said, I’ve got a ton of thoughts to share. Let’s talk about the Samsung Gear Fit.  (more…)

Gameloft’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 Hits Google Play, Priced at $4.99 With Additional IAPs

With every new blockbuster title that hits theaters, Gameloft comes out and releases its next blockbuster game. This time, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is getting the gaming treatment. This title looks to play directly off of the movie, as Peter Parker takes on the same group of villains he sees in the movie, with a few extra surprises in there for good measure.  (more…)

Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Showtime Coming to Amazon Fire TV Voice Search This Summer

Shortly after Amazon announced its new Fire TV at the beginning of this month, with accurate voice search as one of its highlighted features, pundits quickly questioned its limited searching power. Fire TV’s voice search can only search Amazon content, plus content from one partner app made by Vevo. Amazon promised that more apps would soon join the party, which they have announced today as Hulu Plus, Crackle, and SHOWTIME ANYTIME.

These apps won’t enable unified voice search until this summer, but at least it’s a start or something to look forward to. Before long, I’d imagine this list will grow dramatically, assuming the Fire TV sees any sort of success.

How has your Fire TV experience been thus far? Walking Dead on it is certainly full of win.  (more…)

Facebook Introduces Nearby Friends Feature, Rollout in “Coming Weeks”

In a move that is sure to ruin Hide and Seek games across the world, Facebook today has announced a new feature coming soon called Nearby Friends. This opt-in feature will allow you to share your location only with your selected friends, meaning that if you ever happen into the same restaurant or mall, your phones will automatically let you know.  (more…)