Last App Switcher is a “Last Channel” Button for Your Phone

You know that last channel button you have on your TV remote that lets you quickly go back and forth between two channels? Imagine that same button for you phone. Android does technically have a feature like this, but instead of switching between two apps (or “channels,” for example’s sake), you are given multiple apps that you must search through and then select.

With a new app called Last App Switcher (LAS for short), you can quickly toggle between the app you are currently using and the app you were using right before it; no more selecting which app you want to see through the multi-tasking bar.  (more…)

Mom Creates “Ignore No More” App to Make Kids Call Parents Back

A mother who was tired of her son ignoring her calls has created an application which will be every child’s worst nightmare – an app which forces the kid to contact their parent for access to their device.

The app is called Ignore No More, which allows parents to lock their children’s devices remotely, then unlock once their demands have been met. To put it simply, the parent can place the phone hostage until the kid contacts the parent.  (more…)

Droid Life Q&A Session: Volume 22

There is so much taking place right now in the Android ecosystem, with Samsung and Motorola set to announce new devices next month, as well as a new version of Android currently cooking in the oven down in Mountain View. We know that many of you may have questions about these things, so the Droid Life Q&A Sessions is the perfect time to ask us anything that might concern you.

Not only do we enjoy answering your questions about Android and Android-related topics, but we also answering questions about other off-topic subjects. This could include sports, food, travel tips, and anything else you might come up with. There are not too many things that are off limits, so go for gold.  (more…)

Cabinet Beta Features Material Design UI for On-device File Management

For those looking to continue the outfitting of their phones with more Material Design aesthetics, a file manager by the name of Cabinet Beta should be the perfect fit on your device.

As for what is special about Cabinet, the fact that it features Material Design is a main selling feature, with its well laid out UI and easily navigable drawers for searching. But to top off its features, Cabinet also supports root access, as well as remote server access via SFTP.  (more…)

Report: LG Plans Sequel to G Watch, Unveiling Possibly Set for IFA in September

According to Korea Times, who source an unidentified LG official, the Korea-based manufacturer is almost finished on the second version of the G Watch, its Android Wear-powered smartwatch that was made available only a couple of months ago. Reportedly titled G Watch 2, the smartwatch is apparently a bit more high-end, set to compete with Apple’s upcoming “iWatch” device.

While the LG official claims that the G Watch 2′s unveiling is set for IFA, it was not specified if the watch would see a global unveiling or simply a client-only behind-closed-doors unveiling for VIPs. The one thing made certain was that it would be ready in time for IFA, though.  (more…)

Virgin America Distributing Nexus 7 Tablets Across Entire Fleet for Crew Members

If you fly Virgin America, be prepared to see the Nexus 7 making frequent appearances in the skies, as the company recently announced that they are to outfit their flight attendants with the Google and ASUS-made hardware.

Nicknamed the Crewpad, the device is used to help flight attendants assistant passengers better. For example, whenever you order food or drinks through Virgin’s inflight entertainment system, the attendant will receive a notification on their tablet, then fulfill your request.  (more…)

Get Your Weekend Kicks With Episode 66 of The Droid Life Show

In case you missed it, the crew gathered this past Wednesday evening for Episode 66 of The Droid Life Show. Now that we are doing shows every other week, our plates were seriously full with topics to cover, so this was easily one of our more news-packed shows of all time.

Topics ranged from all of the rumors currently circulating, including those for the Galaxy Note 4, Moto 360, and an upcoming release of a Motorola device on Verizon, but we also discussed Verizon’s “network optimization,” Motorola’s “Shamu” Nexus benchmarks, the unveiling of Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha, and to top it off, Ron and I argued about the Moto 360′s design for a solid 10 minutes.

If you miss us live, feel free to subscribe to us by following one of the links below.  (more…)

Deal: Expansys Hosting Another Google Play Edition Device Sale, Free Shipping Included

For those among us who can’t get enough of vanilla Android, Expansys is hosting yet another Google Play Edition sale, looking to possibly make room on their shelves for new inventory. Up for grabs, priced much lower than their original price tags, are the HTC One (M7), Sony Xperia Z Ultra, and LG G Pad 8.3 GPE editions.  (more…)