Holiday App Sales Taking Place on Google Play, Many Great Titles Listed at Just $1

Taking place on Google Play, thanks to the holidays, you can find a nice long list of great apps and games, all on sale for a limited time. Included in this sale are a few very well known titles, such as Rayman Jungle Run ($0.10) and Rayman Fiesta Run ($0.50), as well as The Room Two ($0.99) and Deus Ex: The Fall ($0.99).

Many of these games go for way more than just a dollar, so getting them at such a bargain is fantastic. If you need a few games to keep you busy over the holidays, check out the full list below.  (more…)

Google+ Gains Auto Enhance for Videos on Mobile and Web Platforms

The Auto Enhancement feature of Google+ can often smooth the roughest edges of a less-than-perfect picture, like red-eye and poor lighting. Now, Google’s applying that same cloud-powered intelligence to your videos.

Announced last week in a post by Software Engineer for Google+ Photos Tim St. Clair, Google’s social network is gaining auto enhancement and backup for video. That entails automatically improved quality for clips uploaded via the official application or web, which can be viewed side-by-side with the originals on a desktop computer.  (more…)

Giveaway: Win a Nexus 6 From Droid Life!

The Nexus 6, even though it has been available for over a month, is still almost impossible to buy outside of a carrier store. Both Motorola and Google continue to sell out of their inventory within minutes, leaving many of you without many good choices for purchase. To end this month-long period of frustration for at least one of you, we have decided to give away a Nexus 6 this week.  (more…)

Google Unveils First “Real Build” of Self-Driving Vehicle, Hopes to be Driving on Public Roads in 2015

As a holiday treat to all, Google unveiled the first real build of its self-driving vehicle, stating that the previous unveiling was merely a prototype, not even sporting real headlights. While we already know this technology is still quite young, we are happy to learn that the self-driving car with a weird smile on its face was only a very early mockup, with this new model looking quite refined and ready for the road.  (more…)

T-Mobile Agrees to Pay at Least $90 Million for Obscuring Premium SMS Charges

AT&T paid $105 million to settle allegations by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that it profited from stuffing subscribers’ bills with premium texting fees. Now it’s T-Mobile’s turn. Facing identical charges, the “Uncarrier” announced last Friday that it would set aside millions of dollars to reimburse affected subscribers and satisfy fines.

Under the terms of an agreement with the FTC and all 50 states’ attorney generals, T-Mobile will pay back $90 million or more to customers hit with unauthorized charges. In addition, it will cough up a collective $22.4 million in penalties, $18 million to states and $4.5 million to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). (more…)

Deal: DROID Turbo for $1 at Best Buy, Plus New Customers Get $150 Gift Card With Purchase

The DROID Turbo, which is easily one of the better phones of 2014, has been slashed to just $1 at Best Buy with a new 2-year contract. To sweeten the deal, Best Buy will also toss in a $150 gift card if you are a new Verizon customer and buy this phone. Minus the whole locking-yourself-in-for-2-years part of the deal, they are, in a way, paying you to buy the DROID Turbo. Not bad, right?  (more…)

Asus Teases New ZenFone for CES, Wants You to “See What Others Can’t”

CES starts in two weeks, so as you can imagine, the few mobile companies that still care about one of the world’s largest electronics shows are trying to build up hype for soon-to-be-unveiled products. Asus is one of them. Through their Facebook page, they teased a new entry into the ZenFone world with a video that wants the world to “see what others can’t see.”  (more…)