Material Wallpapers App Brings Even More MD Hotness to Your Phone

A new wallpaper application called Material Wallpapers, available on Google Play for the price of free, brings even more Material Design loveliness to your smartphone.

We noticed that when we posted up the official MD wallpapers from the Nexus 5 last week, not many of you were impressed with the nature pictures and wanted more CG images. With that noted, this pack should be more to your liking.  (more…)

The Missing App Gap Between Android and iOS

After reading Kellen’s iPhone 6 review and discussing the lack of an app gap on the Droid Life Show, I thought I should revisit my conviction that there were still some apps that could not be found or matched on Android.

It had been about a year since I last checked for certain kinds of apps and my tastes have changed some, so I figured I should take a look.

To my delight, I discovered that eight of the apps that I love to use that I thought were iOS only are now either available on Android or have comparable counterparts from another developer.  (more…)

Gmail 5.0 Will Add 3rd Party Email Support, Including Yahoo and Outlook

When Google pushes out Gmail 5.0, an update that will for sure include a full Material Design makeover, another accompanying feature may end up being the star of the show for many. How would you like to access your third party email accounts through the Gmail app? According to the Gmail 5.0 app that we just poked around inside, the app is going to support Yahoo, Outlook and “more” email services very soon.  (more…)

This is Google Play Music 5.6.1640 With a Material Design Makeover

By the time Android 5.0 “Lollipop” officially arrives for the world to use with the Nexus 9 on November 3, I would imagine that Google will flip the switch on a number of massive updates to its core Google apps. We are talking design overhauls of Gmail, Maps, Drive, and Google Play Music with Material Design. But, since we know that many of you would rather not have to wait another couple of weeks to see what’s in store, we thought we should point out that a number of the new re-made apps have surfaced through a leak that has been incorporated into a Nexus 4 ROM. That’s right, someone leaked a ROM from the Nexus 6, which included all of the refreshed Google apps, like Play Music.

So yeah, this is what Google Play Music 5.6.1640 looks like. How pretty is this?  (more…)

Friday App Sales: Parallax Icon Pack, SunVox, Shadowrun Returns, and More

The weekend is finally upon us. If you need a few new apps and games to keep you busy over the next couple of days, check out the new deals list we have compiled below.

In the list, you will find a few great titles, including Shadowrun Returns, SunVox, Meganoid 2, BusyBox Pro, and many more. If this list does not interest you, Google also made an entire section on Google Play where you can find 99 games priced at just $0.99. It is a very good list if spending a dollar on a game title doesn’t scare you.

See the whole sales list below.  (more…)

Check Out Drone: Shadow Strike on Google Play, Because America

A game called Drone: Shadow Strike is available on Google Play this week, bringing 24+ missions and 280+ challenges to those brave enough to pilot an unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV). Inside the game, players are able to choose from seven different types of drones, from prototypes to in-service aircrafts, with your main objectives being Defend, Survive, Attack, and Escort.  (more…)