One of the coolest Edge-related features Samsung showed off from its new Galaxy S6 Edge this week, had to be the strobing color it could produce when receiving a call while face-down on a surface. It’s not necessarily the most ground-breaking feature ever invented, but it looks neat and is super “Hey, look at this cool thing my phone can do!” friendly. And sometimes, that’s all we need to be sold on something – neatness and “Look! Look!” friendliness.
Since this is Android, you had to expect that someone would try and emulate that same feature through an app. I can’t say that I expected it to happen this fast, but it has. A developer over at XDA has already created an app that works in a similar fashion, but of course, isn’t just limited to Samsung’s new phone. His app, called Edge Color, works on Android 4.1+ phones. (more…)
At times, it is good to be a little scared. It gets the blood flowing, and the sensation of fear is quite powerful to the human body. If picking up a copy of Alien: Isolation is not the way you would like to feel fear – even though that game is amazing – then maybe Dark Echo, a $2 mobile game on Google Play could do the trick for you. (more…)
ZeptoLab, famous for giving Cut the Rope to the world, released a new title this morning called King of Thieves. This title is a PvP game, with hints of a platformer and tower defense. The overall goal is create impenetrable defenses to protect your hoard of gold. On the other hand, it will also be your job to break down other players’ defenses, and to steal their gold. (more…)
Google Play, Hangouts, and Play Music all seem to be having issues this morning. More specifically, the Chrome Hangouts extension and Android app, Google Play on mobile, and Play Music in the browser, were all having their own issues. Many of us are also getting weird “unusual traffic from your computer network” errors with included CAPTCHAs. So, no, it’s not you.
Let us know if you are experiencing anything unusual with your Google services at the moment. (more…)
Softcard, the failure of a mobile payment system created by Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, that tried its hardest to kill Google Wallet for years only to be acquired last month by Google in the most hilarious turn of events, is officially shutting down on March 31. According to emails being sent out to the four Softcard users in existence, the Softcard app will no longer work come March 31 and accounts will then be closed shortly after. (more…)
An update to Google Drive is rolling out today as version 2.2.083. The update introduces drag & drop, which means you can now grab a whole bunch of files or folders (initiated with a long press on the first file), then drop them in a new location, delete, star, pin, or specify a new location.
This action is actually incredibly useful and well done. Organizing your files and folders has never been easier.
You can grab the update through Google Play or sideload it with the .apk file below. (more…)
We are back with 3 more game recommendations we feel all of you lovely people should check out. If you happen to use your smartphone for gaming, like most people do, then there should be something in here for everyone.
Today, we are looking at LIMBO, AdVenture Capitalist, and Hellraid: The Escape. One is a very popular, award-winning platformer, the other an addictive title perfect for bathroom breaks, and the last is an escape game.
Without further ado, let’s get right to it. (more…)
A new version of Google Play is rolling out on this here update Wednesday as version 5.3.5. The update seems pretty minor from what I can tell, but does change up a couple of things in individual app/music/movie listings. (more…)