Regularly priced at $40, you can pick up the ZeroLemon Slim Battery Case, made specifically for the Galaxy S6, for just $29 on the DL Deals Store. These cases allow you to keep your device charged while on the go, plus offer a certain amount of protection if you should drop your phone, thanks to the TPU case. (more…)
Google took the month of July off, but today, went ahead and updated the Android OS distribution numbers for August.
In the two months since they last updated, Lollipop has seen a sizable jump from 11.6% to over 18%. Other than that, there hasn’t been much movement. KitKat barely moved up to 39.3% (from 39.2%), while Jelly Bean (37.4% to 33.6%), Ice Cream Sandwich (5.1% to 4.1%), and Gingerbread (5.6% to 4.6%) all dropped. (more…)
Google is pushing an update to Chrome Beta (v45.0.2454.21) this afternoon that introduces a couple of tweaks, along with a feature called “Chrome Custom Tabs.” Chrome Custom Tabs are better explained by Google here, but basically they allow customization in Chrome tabs by developers (toolbar color, enter/exit animations, custom actions to overflow menu). We’re still waiting for the update to arrive, so once we have it, we’ll see if we can’t show you a better visual representation of Custom Tabs.
The new build updates media playback controls and the bookmarks interface, and also fixes bugs. (more…)
The Sprint variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is getting an update today that introduces a fix for the Stagefright security flaw that shocked the Android world last week. To date, this is the first phone to get this fix that we are aware of, though you should expect a whole bunch of other updates to arrive over the next few weeks. (more…)
What happens when you load up a fake iPhone with Android, tell people that it’s running iOS 9, and ask for their reactions? You get the best of Apple fankids talking about how everything is awesome because Apple made it. It’s the best kind of comedy for smartphone nerds, just like when Jimmy Kimmel has people react to the “new” iPhone that is really just last year’s iPhone. People say ridiculous things because in their minds, Apple can do no wrong and always does everything right. (more…)
Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is today’s deal of the day through Best Buy with a $15 discount that drops the price to $25. If you wanted to get into the dongle-to-streaming game and have yet to buy a Chromecast, this deal gets you there even if it is through Amazon’s option.
With the Fire TV Stick, you plug the HDMI-ready dongle into a port on your TV or display, connect to WiFi, then stream music, movies, and all sorts of other content through partners like Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO, Pandora, and ESPN. You can even game on the Fire TV Stick.
Amazon says the Fire TV Stick comes with 4x the storage and 2x the memory of Chromecast, so if you are a Chromecast owner, this might even be a nice little upgrade.
Turing Phone, known as the world’s first liquid metal-frame smartphone, is now open for reservation. Liquid metal, you say? Turing Phone is comprised of Liquidmorphium, a new metal “stronger than titanium or steel,” that is unbendable and dissipates shock more efficiently than what you see from your standard smart device. Not only does Turing Robotic Industries (TRI) promote the device’s unique look, but also touts security of the device as a headline feature. (more…)