YouTube App Refreshes Home Screen, Updated Recommendation System

Beginning today, users on Android and iOS will be treated to an updated Home screen experience when opening the YouTube app. While the overall layout does not appear to be changing drastically, users should notice larger video thumbnails while looking through search tabs, and YouTube details that its recommendation system has received a boost in intelligence.  (more…)

Coming Soon: Pay for Netflix Subscription With Google Play Billing

Listed as coming soon, users of Netflix will be able to pay for their subscription via Google Play billing, just as you would for Google Play Music or Google Play movie rentals. While this change will likely not affect current users, anyone who downloads Netflix from Google Play and wants to begin a subscription, this change will be quite convenient.  (more…)

BlackBerry Priv’s Marshmallow Update Exits Beta, Available to Carrier Variants Starting May 3

Over the course of April, BlackBerry has been beta testing its Marshmallow update for the Priv. As of this morning, beta testing is complete, with BlackBerry announcing availability of the Marshmallow update for all Priv owners, with exception to those with a carrier variant. According to BlackBerry, carrier variants will begin to see Marshmallow starting May 3.

Shown in BlackBerry’s blog regarding the update, the changelog is quite large, including Doze, App Standby, an updated BlackBerry launcher, new emoji, updated keyboard gestures, clearer notification settings, and much more. To view the entire list of changes, follow the via link below or watch BlackBerry’s overview video. (more…)

Lifeline Series of Games on Sale for $0.10 a Pop

The Lifeline series, published onto Google Play by 3 Minute Games, is available on sale for only $0.10 a pop, bringing the price for the entire 3-game series to just $0.30. Lifeline games are branching story games, where choices you make affect the outcome of characters.

Played in real time, you utilize incoming notifications to help make decisions on what your character will do next. If you are too busy to play, just follow the notifications when time suits you. Beware, though, as each choice can mean life or death. Once complete, players can go back in time, seeing how a different choice could bring about a different outcome.  (more…)

MetroPCS Launches Updated Pricing For Family Plans, Limited Time Only

For a limited time, those who are looking to get multiple lines on the same plan can do so through MetroPCS, as the company announced updated pricing for its family lineup. Starting today, you can get 2 lines with unlimited talk, text, data, and 6GB of 4G LTE high-speed data for just $60.

Any line after the first two is an additional $30 a month, up to five lines on the same plan as long as you port at least one number from another carrier. If you don’t port a line, you will only receive 3GB of high-speed data. As always, “what you see is what you pay” on MetroPCS. All pricing includes regulatory fees and taxes. (more…)

Droid Life Q&A Sessions: Volume 39

We are back again for another round of the DL Q&A Sessions, this time for Volume 39. The Q&A Sessions is your chance to ask the DL staff whatever you would like, whether it is Android-related or any other topic. To get your brain juices flowing, we could discuss our latest round of device reviews, what has us excited for Google I/O next month, or even talk about sports. We love sports. It’s entirely up to you.

These posts are also a very good time to chat with us in the comments, as we read every single comment that comes in. If you have post suggestions or maybe want to rage at us for how much we are paid by every company to post positive things (sarcasm), now would be the time.  (more…)