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…)
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 220.127.116.118224 (previously 18.104.22.1687258) and the build number to KGW42R (previously KGW42N). (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…)
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…)
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…)
No matter how unviewable the results, it seems a growing number of people have an inexplicable proclivity to shooting portrait video on their smartphone. Whatever the reason (One-handed operation? Technical ignorance?), it’s a horrible practice that the developer of video app Horizon is trying desperately to stop. A worthy cause, indeed. (more…)
In a laudable move, Google will enable full-disk encryption in Android L by default. That’s according to comments made by a company spokesperson to the Washington Post yesterday, which conspicuously followed an open letter penned by Apple’s Tim Cook touting, among other iOS 8 privacy features and policies, whole device encryption. (more…)