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…)
ZeptoLab, famous for giving Cut the Rope to the world, released a new title this morning called King of Thieves. This title is a PvP game, with hints of a platformer and tower defense. The overall goal is create impenetrable defenses to protect your hoard of gold. On the other hand, it will also be your job to break down other players’ defenses, and to steal their gold. (more…)
You like free things, don’t you? Would you say “no” to Transformers (in HD, $17.99 value) and Coldplay’s Ghost Stories if you could have them at no cost? Didn’t think so. Go grab them today from Google Play. (more…)
Cyanogen’s CEO Kirt McMaster is in the news again, following more blunt comments he made regarding tier one OEMs like Samsung and Apple. In an interview with Business Insider, McMaster compares the path of Samsung to that of Nokia, stating that the big OEMs will be slaughtered in the next five years. (more…)
Google Play, Hangouts, and Play Music all seem to be having issues this morning. More specifically, the Chrome Hangouts extension and Android app, Google Play on mobile, and Play Music in the browser, were all having their own issues. Many of us are also getting weird “unusual traffic from your computer network” errors with included CAPTCHAs. So, no, it’s not you.
Let us know if you are experiencing anything unusual with your Google services at the moment. (more…)