The Droid Life Show: Episode 67

IFA kicks off in Berlin next week, so if it hasn’t already been made obvious by the countless teasers popping up from major companies, it’s going to be a busy time. Samsung, LG, Asus, and Motorola all have something planned for next week, whether that be to announce new phones or wearables – some are even doing both. We will be on hand at Samsung and Motorola’s events, but there will be plenty of other goodies to talk about.

So on tonight’s episode, we will do our best to catch you up on the past two weeks of teasers, talk about expectations for next week, and more.

We are live tonight at 6:00PM Pacific (9:00PM Eastern). 

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Here is the QHD-Ready Stock Wallpaper for the Galaxy Note 4

Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 4 next Wednesday, but if you want a taste of the device now, the folks at SamMobile have you covered. Posted this afternoon in its full QHD resolution (2560×2560) and 17MB self, the stock Note 4 wallpaper is now available for download.

It’s colorful, brings back memories of past Note devices, and is huge. This ‘paper would make a good home screen filler on almost any device you own, including a high-res tablet. (more…)

Motorola Hosts Moto 360 Giveaway Via Yo App, Mentions $249 Price Again

Next week, Motorola is set to announce availability and official pricing for the Moto 360, but before that takes place, the Chicago-based company is holding a contest via the silly “Yo” app, available for both iOS and Android devices.

With Yo, you add friends (and now companies apparently), and send a “Yo” message. That’s it. No other text or images are allowed. Just “Yo.” Once you add “MOTOROLA” as a contact in the Yo app, during the promotional period (August 27 at 3:05pm CT to August 28 at 3:01pm CT), you must send a Yo to your Motorola contact. 20 eligible entrants will be selected to possibly win a Moto 360 smartwatch.

Easy enough, right?  (more…)

2014 DL NFL Eliminator Challenge is Open! Winner Once Again Takes Home a Phone of Choice

It’s back! Our yearly DL NFL Eliminator Challenge is now open and ready for entries. This is our 4th year hosting this challenge, which is a way to share our love of sports with the DL community, but also reward one of  you with a phone of choice. So yes, we are once again giving away a phone valued at up to $650 to the winner.

For those new to NFL eliminator challenges, they work like this. You pick one winner each week out of all of the games being played. If your team wins, you move on to the next week. Just keep in mind that you can only choose a team one time per season, so there is some strategy involved. With that said, by no means are these challenges as intense as fantasy football or weekly pick’em challenges. This is the simplest form of an NFL challenge you can participate in.

The season kicks off next Thursday, so you will want to sign-up now. We will try our best to remind you throughout the next week to sign-up, though.

There is no cost to you, yet you can win a phone of choice. Ready to sign-up?  (more…)

Dropbox Simplifies Offerings, Reduces Pricing, Introduces New Features

As anyone who has paid for Dropbox storage can tell you, the cloud company has not exactly been competitive when it comes to pricing, at least comparatively. With the abnegation of an incumbent, Dropbox has left its expensive tiers unchanged in recent months, while competitors like Google and Amazon have drastically undercut them.

Historically, the service has defended its pricing, arguing the included features more than justify the added cost. If this morning’s announcement is any indication, though, the 300 million+ user service is starting to feel the heat. (more…)