HTC One (M8) Lollipop With Sense 6 Gets an Early Tour

Thanks to a regular on the HTC leak scene, @LlabTooFeR, we have a detailed look at the upcoming Android 5.0.1 “Lollipop” update headed to the HTC One (M8). The infamous leaker posted to his blog over the weekend a series of screenshots of a One (M8) variant running the latest version of Android with HTC’s Sense 6 along for the ride. This is significant for the simple fact that this is one of our first looks at HTC’s take on Lollipop with their own skin.  (more…)

Yahoo Aviate Update Introduces Search, Featuring Yahoo Web Results

Early on, Yahoo Aviate eschewed customization for its personal brand of contextual intelligence. The conceit was, after all, that the third-party launcher was smart enough to highlight whatever apps you could possibly need at a given time or location. But Yahoo, perhaps coming to realize that no algorithm is perfect, while also searching for ways to increase mobile traffic on its web properties, introduced Search on Aviate today. (more…)

Deal: Nexus 7 (2013) 16GB is Still Just $149 at Groupon, But Only for a Few More Hours

At this point, we are well past being able to say, “Here is a great last minute X-mas present idea!,” so now we are simply sharing good deals that you might want to consider. For, the next six hours (at least as I type this out), you need to decide if you need the Nexus 7 (2013) in your life. If you decide that you do, well, then $149.99 is all it will cost you for the 16GB model through Groupon.

This tablet may be over a year old now, but you won’t have any trouble finding lovers of Google’s last 7-inch tablet. Originally priced at $229, this tablet was a steal from day one. At $149 for a brand new one, this is just pure robbery.

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Apex Launcher Updated With Material Design

Apex Launcher, one of the more popular third-party replacement app launchers for Android, is finally joining the Material Design party with version 3.0.

A cleaner and more modern UI brings Apex at least to parity with other launchers informed by Android 5.0. It sports redesigned icons, Lollipop-style drawer and folder animations, a Material Design scroll indicator and search bar, and tweaks to the app drawer.  (more…)

Holiday App Sales Taking Place on Google Play, Many Great Titles Listed at Just $1

Taking place on Google Play, thanks to the holidays, you can find a nice long list of great apps and games, all on sale for a limited time. Included in this sale are a few very well known titles, such as Rayman Jungle Run ($0.10) and Rayman Fiesta Run ($0.50), as well as The Room Two ($0.99) and Deus Ex: The Fall ($0.99).

Many of these games go for way more than just a dollar, so getting them at such a bargain is fantastic. If you need a few games to keep you busy over the holidays, check out the full list below.  (more…)