Apple Watch, With Its Unattractive Square Design and Average Battery Life, Ships in April

Am I trolling with that title? A little. Just keep in mind that I’m not the one who called the Apple Watch ugly or said it should be round or who wouldn’t give Apple fans hope of it lasting more than a day on a single charge. Nope, not me.

But because the world will forget about all of that once it launches thanks to their consumption of freshly brewed Infinite Loop IPA, we thought we should point out that smartwatch re-invention is happening in April, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. The Apple Watch ships in April. In April!

3 Android Apps Worth Owning: AfterShip, Reddit News Pro, theScore

Last week, in our first “3 Android apps worth owning” feature, Tim told you about Fenix, Zooper Widget Pro, and Mailbox, all of which are apps that the DL team can’t live without because of their ties to Twitter, phone customization, and organization. In this week’s version of the same feature, I’m going a little more personal, choosing instead three apps I use on a daily basis and can’t imagine not being included in the first apps I install on every single new device.

From better shipment tracking for all of the products that are sent my way, to keeping up on the latest in reddit, to staying up-to-date on my favorite sports teams, these are three apps worth owning (two of which are free).  (more…)

Here are the Next 4 Series 5 Android Collectibles From Dead Zebra

After showcasing the first couple of designs that will be included in the new Series 5 Android collectibles box set, the folks at Dead Zebra have continued to feature new designs every couple of days, and likely will until we get to release day. Within the last week, we have seen designs by Reactor-88, Lunabee, Jon Paul Kaiser, and of course, Andrew Bell.

If you jump below, you’ll see detailed photos of each. If you want to read about the inspirations behind each, be sure to head over to the DZ blog.  (more…)

Save $48 on the Nexus 6 at T-Mobile With This Coupon Code

T-Mobile is currently hosting a deal on the Nexus 6 that will slash $48 off the price. The deal is good for both 32GB and 64GB models, so at their $649 and $699 prices, you are looking at $601 and $651, respectively, after the discount. That’s not a bad price for a phone that Google and Motorola still can’t seem to keep in stock.

In our Nexus 6 review, we called it the best Nexus ever made. And even though the phone is a whale, consuming media on it is quite enjoyable. In fact, using it in general is a joy, assuming you have two hands free on the regular.  (more…)

Dell Venue 8 7840 Unboxing and Hands-on

After months of anticipation, we now have the Venue 8 7840 from Dell in our possession. Teased back in late 2014, the tablet is purchasable by anyone on Dell’s website (or Best Buy), priced at $399 for 16GB. While the storage may seem a tad low, Dell spared no expense when it came to the design and feel of the device, giving it a 8.4″ OLED QHD display, featuring a resolution of 2560 x 1600.

Powering the 6mm thin slate is an Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM. Other specs include a 2MP front-facing camera, three cameras on its backside for a combined resolution of 8MP, 802.11 ac WiFi connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD card support (up to 512GB of capacity), and runs Android 4.4.4 out of the box.  (more…)

Deal: Revogi Smart Lightbulb is Just $34.99

The future of home lighting is in smart LED lightbulbs that are controlled via smartphone or tablet. Philips and other early entrants helped grow the industry, but newcomers like Revogi are trying to bring similar ideas to the tablet at affordable prices. Currently available in the DL Deals shop for another six days, we have the Revogi Bluetooth Smart Lightbulb available for just $34.99, which is 30% off the retail price.

The smart lightbulb works like many of the others in the industry in that you can control it via app on your smartphone (Android 4.3+ and iOS). The Revogi offers 16 million color options, brightness controls, smart-timers, pre-set “scenes,” and is an efficient LED bulb.

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