Humble Mobile Bundle 8 Arrives, Pay $5 or More and Get 6 Games Plus Premium Title EPOCH.2

Is it time for a new Humble Bundle, the popular pay-what-you-will game collection for charity, already? Apparently so. Mere weeks after the introduction of iteration 7, a new bundle of apps have appeared.

This time around, it features Tentacle Wars, Doodle God, Doodle Devil, and Wave Wave in the first tier, Little Big Adventure and Tower Madness 2 in the second, and EPOCH.2 in the third.  (more…)

Minor Build Update Rolling Out to Moto 360, Might Improve Performance (Updated)

It may not be Android Wear 2.0, but a few Moto 360 users on XDA and reddit over the past week have reported being prompted to download and install a firmware update.

The update retains the software version of the older firmware, 4.4W.1, but bumps the Android Wear number up to 1.0.1.1448224 (previously 1.0.1.1387258) and the build number to KGW42R (previously KGW42N).  (more…)

Microsoft Announces Wireless Display Adapter, a Miracast Receiver

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…)

HTC Scribble Application Now Available on Google Play

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…)

Samsung Intros Power Sharing Cable, Charge Devices Using Your Phone’s Battery

Battery life is not exactly a strong suit of smartwatches currently on the market. Their limited power capacity can be especially problematic if you find yourself away from a charger for more than a day or longer. While devices with longer-lasting battery tech will take a bit more R&D, Samsung has developed a solution in the interim – the Power Sharing cable. (more…)

Comments in Android Source Code Reference Android “M”

Android L may be nigh upon us, hopefully accompanied by a few new Nexus devices, but work has reportedly already begun on the version to follow. Spotted first by myce, two commit comments in the Android source code reference an “M” release.

Neither note is particularly indicative of what we can expect from “M” – one refers to an experimental feature of the Android debugging tool Logcat, and the other a method of data exchange, but notably, they are the first mentions of a version of Android beyond L we have seen.  (more…)