Chrooma Keyboard Updated With Google Keyboard 5.0 Features, Google Now Integration, Much More

Exiting the existing beta channel, Chrooma Keyboard for the public was updated to version 3.0 this morning, bringing hefty changes to the already incredible 3rd-party keyboard app. Inside of version 3.0, the Chrooma team has implemented what appears to be all of the major changes that arrived for Google Keyboard 5.0. These changes include dragging on the space bar to move the cursor, as well as swiping on the space bar to enable a one-hand operation mode.

On top of the Google Keyboard feature forks, Chrooma also added in its own ingredients, such as an improved Action Row, Google Now integration for built-in search, and two new keyboard styles with key boarders.  (more…)

SwiftKey Beta Updated With Awesome Clipboard Feature

The SwiftKey beta application is receiving an update today, bringing with it a new Clipboard feature for users. When using, the Clipboard will allow users to maintain, albeit for a limited amount of time, a list of text that is copied (or cut) on Android. Items that are copied or cut will remain on the list for an hour, granting quick access to the information you copied via SwiftKey Hub.  (more…)

LG Announces the X Power, X Mach, X Style, and X Max Smartphones

LG announced four new devices this week, set to launch later this month in markets around the globe. While US availability has not been confirmed, let’s go over the four devices, just in case we see one or two of them hit stateside.

In all honesty, the naming scheme is sorta confusing. In this “X Series” of devices, there is the X Power, X Mach, X Style, and X Max. According to LG, each new device in this lineup has a unique feature which is matched to a specific user need or interest. Why LG couldn’t simply create one device to meet each of these needs, I have no idea. Instead, we have four phones, so let’s go over the needs that these four devices meet.  (more…)

Album Slideshows Come to Google Photos

Slideshows are now available through Google Photos within individual albums. To get started, open up the Google Photos app, go inside of an album then select a photo you want to start the slideshow with. Once you hit the three-dot settings button, the top option will be Slideshow. Once tapped, a slideshow of the photos will begin.

If you wish to project your slideshow to your HDTV, you can simply cast the show via Chromecast or Android TV. And yes, the Slideshow feature is available on your desktop computer, too.  (more…)

Report: Samsung Will Unveil the New Galaxy Note on August 2, Release It Immediately

According to the latest intel from overseas, Samsung is set to begin mass production of the newest Galaxy Note device starting next month in July. Detailed by orders for parts, Samsung is expected to produce 2.5 million units in July alone, followed by another 2.5 million in August, totaling 5 million units produced in the two month period. Last year, Samsung produced 5 million units of the Galaxy Note 5 in an entire quarter, making it pretty obvious that the company expects to sell a ton of Galaxy Note 6 (or Galaxy Note 7) handsets worldwide.  (more…)

Samsung’s Game Launcher App Reported to Receive UI Update, New Features

Reported by SamMobile, the Game Launcher application for select Samsung Galaxy devices will soon receive an update, bringing with it new features for gamers to take advantage of. According to the information received, once Game Launcher is updated, users will see a new UI for popular titles, as well as trending titles that players may want to try out. On top of that, the new interface will showcase games in a tiled grid format, detailing individual game notifications for easy consumption. (more…)

Pokémon GO Public Launch for Android Happening Next Month

Even though I still don’t have a beta invite (thanks a lot, Niantic), the public launch of Pokémon GO for Android will take place next month in July. During Nintendo’s E3 livestream, it was announced that the Pokémon GO Plus hardware, which allows gamers to play the game without needing to take your smartphone from your pocket, will launch for $34.99.  (more…)