Dates and Locations for Next Project ARA Module Developers Conference Posted

Google announced the dates and locations for the upcoming Project ARA developer conferences, with two main hubs taking place in Mountain View and Singapore, complete with additional satellite events taking place across the globe.

The first event will take place in Mountain View on January 14, with satellite events happening simultaneously at Google offices in New York, Buenos Aires, and London. Following that, an event on January 21 will happen in Singapore, with satellite events being held in Bangalore, Tokyo, Taipei, and Shanghai.  (more…)

The Wolf Among Us is Now Available Through Google Play, Free to Download

After a period of exclusivity through Amazon, The Wolf Among Us is now available to the majority of Android users through Google Play, priced at free to download. Created by Telltale, the same folks that brought you The Walking Dead series, the game is based on episodes, meaning that once you complete the first episode, you will need to purchase the additional parts of the story.  (more…)

Google is Halloweenifying Your Photos Through Google+

To get into the Halloween spirit, the Photos app from Google+ is now Halloweenifying your photos, allowing you to create your very own spooky scenes or scary portraits.

Creating your own Auto Awesome photos with Halloween effects is very easy. To start, open up the Photos app on your device, then hit the three star button in the top right corner. From there, select either Spooky or Fun Effect. Then, choose your photo. Once you hit “okay,” Google+ does its magic.  (more…)

Pay Your All Access Subscription Using Google Play Balance

Since the beginning of the service, users who wished to subscribe to magazine feeds, TV shows, or have access to Play Music All Access, needed a credit card on file to be charged when it came time to pay Google.

Starting recently, it appears Google has made it possible to use your Google Play balance to pay for subscriptions, such as your Google Wallet balance or Google Play balance (gift cards, survey rewards, etc.). While we are not entirely sure if the ability to pay with your Google Wallet balance is new, since we have not subscribed to any services on Google Play since the launch of All Access, the ability to subscribe to services with a gift card is entirely new.  (more…)

FTC Suing AT&T for Throttling Top Data Users, AT&T Claims Allegations are Baseless

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) made a complaint against AT&T public this morning, claiming that over the course of the past few years, every time AT&T throttled a customer who had an unlimited data plan, it was breaking the law.

To be exact, this complaint is in direct relation to a press release which AT&T released back in July of 2011, which announced AT&T planned to throttle its top data users, but would make sure the users knew they were going to be throttled after they used a specific amount of data. From the FTC’s findings, AT&T was not very good at notifying its customers with texts or emails, ultimately throttling 3.5 million users to the tune of 25 million times.  (more…)