Even though we have already reviewed both the Moto 360 (review) and LG G Watch (review), we have yet to do a full comparison of their specs, design, and performance on video. Since these are arguably the two Android Wear watches to consider at this time (sorry, Gear Live), thanks to either their price (G Watch at $179) or premium circular build (Moto 360), we are finally doing that today.
This isn’t a video that will talk battery life or viewing in sunlight, since we did that in each of those reviews, but we will instead focus on the design when compared next to one another, and also the performance of each when thrown through a variety of tasks. In this clip, you will see each device run through a series of voice actions, all of which seem to struggle at times thanks to the beta-ness that is Android Wear. It’s hit or miss from one command to the next between each wearable. That can’t be user error, right? (more…)
Does song discovery interest you? If so, you should be happy to learn that WhoSampled has just hit Google Play, allowing users to go through decades of music DNA. With the service, users can go through their favorite tracks to see if other artists have sampled the music or have even made remixes of the songs, all listenable right through the app and a YouTube API. (more…)
Over at the DL Deals site, we currently have a Name-Your-Own-Price bundle of courses that should help the future developers in the building hone their skills. The pack isn’t directly Android-related, as it instead focuses most of its efforts on web development, but the languages between the two are often interchangeable. With a set of courses like this, any developer should be interested.
The bundle is a lot like the Humble Bundle we featured earlier in that you get to decide how much you think the included courses are worth. You have to spend more than $1, but not much more. By simply paying more than $1, you get a select set of courses geared toward web development. However, if you spend more than the average pay-what-you-want price (currently $14.97), you get every course, including some bonuses. Again, this works just like a Humble Bundle.
Charities are also involved, including Child’s Play, World Wildlife Fund, and Creative Commons. 10% of your purchase will go towards whichever charity you choose.
So what’s included in the bundle?
You’ll get lifetime access to 8 actionable online courses, 826 total lectures, and more than 80 hours of content “that will have you coding like a pro in no time.”
A new game has hit Google Play this week, that being another breakout iOS success, titled Unmechanical. In this game, you play as a little helicopter who looks to solve puzzles throughout a living and breathing platform world. (more…)
A new Humble Bundle is available for mobile gamers, packed with great titles for low prices. Not only do you get great games, but when purchasing a bundle, you can select how much of your purchase price goes to the game’s developers, select charities, and a tip to the Humble Bundle service.
Included in this bundle are a few awesome titles, such as Thomas Was Alone, Cubemen, Cubemen 2, and Bridge Constructor Playground. While those games are fine and dandy, it is the titles you unlock by paying more than the average of $5.08 that are really awesome, which are Small World 2, Blackwell 1: Legacy, Blackwell 2: Unbound, Blackwell 3:Convergence, and more to follow.
If you happen to pay more than $11, however, you also unlock Surgeon Simulator and Anomaly Defenders. All of these games only for $11. Not bad at all, right? (more…)
Creation of watch faces for Android Wear is booming right now, even though Google has yet to release an official API for their development. Regardless, much like in Jurassic Park, developers will find a way. And for that, we would like to thank them.
We have compiled a showcase for a few of our favorite watch faces that are currently available for the Moto 360. While this list is somewhat short considering the hundreds of different choices out there, we hope this post can serve as reference for anyone who would like to go beyond the stock faces that Motorola and Google provide out of the box. (more…)
Miracast never really caught on; the standard seems to have lost what little ground it had to simpler solutions, like Chromecast mirroring, but it has its niche in environments with flaky Wi-Fi connections and programs which require low latency. The only problem? Finding an inexpensive, reliable receiver. Luckily for those in the market, Microsoft unveiled an option today. (more…)
For OEMs like HTC, chief among the benefits of hosting apps on Google Play are faster updates. Traversing the lengthy and unpredictable path toward OTA approval is obviously undesirable if the enhancements are minor, which is probably why HTC continues to decouple applications from its firmware. The latest to receive the treatment is HTC Scribble, a digital scrapbook app. (more…)