Droid Life Q&A Sessions: Volume 32

We have IFA all this week, so Android fans best be ready for a ton of fun announcements from companies such as Motorola, Huawei, and Samsung. We sort of already know what to expect from each player, mostly being Android Wear-related, but we are also getting close to Google’s likely unveiling of two Nexus devices.

The Q&A Sessions are your chance to ask us anything that might be on your, whether it be Android-related, non Android-related, and everything in between.

Shoot those questions below in the comment section, and then on Friday, our team will choose the best ones to tackle.

To see all of our previous Q&A’s, check them out here.

Android Wear Comes to iOS (Updated)

The day has finally come, and the potential Android Wear customer base has now grown exponentially. Starting this week, Android Wear works on iOS, with all many of the same features that Android users get. It has the Google Now cards, a few native applications, fitness tracking, and more.

Supported iPhones (iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, or 6 Plus running iOS 8.2+) will be able to access all of the same helpful information Android users see, with the exception to the vast array of custom watch faces found on Google Play. Google states there will be a curated set of 3rd-party faces that are usable, but for now, your choices seem somewhat limited.  (more…)

Material Design Makes Everything Look Better, Even Mobile Ads

Every now and then, depending on what apps and games you use, you likely see fullscreen advertisements inside an application from time to time. Usually, they look really bad, and can sometimes be annoying. That’s just the nature of ads. However, thanks to Material Design, apps that use fullscreen ads from the AdMob Network (which is quite a few), should see a big makeover.  (more…)

Vanishing Moto 360 Inventory Can Mean Only One Thing

We must be getting real close to the next Moto 360 from Motorola, as evidenced by the abrupt disappearance of last year’s model on Motorola’s website. The device has been removed from Moto Maker, and it doesn’t appear to be buyable anywhere through Motorola’s website.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Motorola intends to announce the next Moto 360 at this year’s IFA, alongside other manufacturers in Berlin. Not only that, but the smartwatch has been pictured on wrists in the city of Chicago, as well as overseas, lending credit to the belief that we should see the updated wearable announced next week.  (more…)

Friday App Sales: Hitman GO, Geometry Wars 3, Kingdom Rush Origins, and More

In need of a few apps to keep you busy this weekend? Thankfully, there is a great list of apps and games on sale through Google Play today, putting your Opinion Rewards credit to good use. And if you don’t have that installed already, you better get on that.

On sale are a few well-known titles, such as Hitman GO and Geometry Wars 3, plus a few lesser known apps like Pivvot and Deadly Dungeons. Other apps on sale include Dragon Quest V, Death Race: The Game, Kingdom Rush Origins, Gentlemen, and a nice utility app called WritePad.

View the full list below.  (more…)

Facebook Rolls Out Photo Editing Tools to Official App, Desktop

People seem to love decking their photos out with funny text and stickers, so now, Facebook is allowing you to get in on the fun through the official Facebook app and on the desktop.

When you have a photo in your library, or are about to upload, the app allows you to “edit” the photo, which means you can apply custom text and silly stickers to the photo. Facebook states this is a suite of tools, so it’s possible the company has additional tools besides stickers and text.  (more…)

Vine Makes it Easy to Add Music to Your Clips, Create Perfect Loops

Vine, the social media platform that allows you to post six second clips, is receiving an update to bring an easier process for adding music. To start, Vine is introducing Snap to Beat. With this feature, under the details page, Vine can help you create a “perfect loop” or “seamless loop,” which is a loop featuring music where the listener/watcher can’t tell the beginning from the end. Until now, only those are who obsessed with creating perfect Vines were able to produce this.  (more…)