Google Play Now Hosting “Free App of the Week”

Google has apparently jumped on board with the idea that you like free stuff every week. We’ll see how long it lasts, but Google Play is now offering up a free app of the week.

A new category for a weekly free app popped up over the weekend, showcasing a game called Card Wars – Adventure Time from the Cartoon Network. In order to grab this free item, all you have to do is hit up the link below, tap on the app, and then tap “Install,” as the price of $2.99 should be slashed to nothing.  (more…)

Google Releases More Details on the Death of SMS in Hangouts

After a surprise announcement made its way onto reddit last night, Google has spent a good chunk of the morning doing plenty of clarifying over what’s actually happening with Hangouts and SMS integration. To be clear, though, last night’s information is 100% correct and SMS within Hangouts is going away for most people, but Google has post in a variety of its product forums today to help answer any questions Google Voice, Project Fi, and general Hangouts users might have.

Below, we’ve done our best to compile the important stuff.  (more…)

Nova Launcher Beta Update Introduces Dynamic Badges, an Alternate to Notification Counts

A new Nova Launcher beta (v5.1) arrived today with new addition worth talking about: Dynamic Badges. What the hell are Dynamic Badges? Glad you asked! They are a potential upgrade over your standard notification count badges that will show you more info outside of just how many unread messages or missed notifications you have.  (more…)