Jawbone UP24 owners, rejoice! Jawbone announced today that the companion app for the company’s UP line of fitness bands has been updated to support wireless syncing via Bluetooth 4.0, a feature that was previously exclusive to iOS devices.
The UP app is packed to the brim with wellness tools like a physical activity tracker, workouts log, and nutritional info notebook. The new Bluetooth 4.0 wireless syncing feature aims to make everything a little more convenient; UP24 users don’t have to worry entering most information manually, as the band will use low-power wireless to continuously populate the app with updates. In addition, the UP app can be used to schedule a vibrating alarm on the UP24 to wake or alert you. (more…)
Dubstep fans who enjoy having their faces melted by insane bass drops, you should know that Skrillex has a new full-length album coming. If you need yourself early access to the album, titled Recess, you can stream it via a new game for Android, Alien Ride. (more…)
A supposed leaked ad or brochure from mobile carrier Telstra has given us some insight into the “All New HTC One” or HTC One (2014) that has avoided us up until now, even through the countless leaks. The ad talks a few specs, how that dual camera setup works, Sense 6.0, and of course, BoomSound. (more…)
According to sources, US Cellular is jumping on the “better bang for your current buck” trend that almost all of the major U.S. wireless carriers have fallen under over the last couple of weeks. It’s a competitive world out there, so carriers are now offering you more data for the same price. Verizon did it with MORE Everything, AT&T did it with family and individual plans (Aio Wireless too), and so did T-Mobile (sort of).
Come March 13, US Cellular will make their new shared data plans official and permanent. Their $40 plan with 300MB of data will now be 1GB, the $50 plan jumps from 1GB to 2GB, and the $60 plan rises from 2GB to 3GB. There will also be a new $15/300MB plan and a $60 single line plan with 1GB of data.
If you are a current US Cellular customer, your account will automatically upgrade to the new data amount. (more…)
If you were looking for a more feature-packed competitor to the renowned Timely alarm clock, and don’t quite dig the idea of using your phone’s screen to wake you up silently, you may want to give Smart Alarm Clock a shot. It monitors the sounds in your bedroom, and also keeps track of your sleep cycles. This means it’ll know exactly when to wake you up so you don’t feel like Grumpy Cat in the morning. (more…)
While downloading PuzzleBits, a new game on Google Play, I’ll admit I was expecting a somewhat childish puzzle game from the look of the screenshots. Once I got to the Octopus round (the second round), however, I could feel the frustration building up inside of me. Why I couldn’t easily figure out this silly animal puzzle, I will never know.
Regardless of my inabilities, PuzzleBits is a light-hearted, yet challenging game from Noodlecake Studios, the same developers that gave us Mikey Shorts, Punch Quest, and League of Evil. (more…)
Outside of the ultra-late arrival for the Nexus 7 (2013) on Verizon, Big Red customers have been without a Nexus device since the disaster that was the launch of the Galaxy Nexus in late 2011. OK, so the launch wasn’t the only disaster there, but you get what I’m saying. The last two phones from Google have not made their way to Verizon’s airwaves, even though the latest (Nexus 5) does just fine on all other carriers, including the CDMA-reliant Sprint.
But what if that changed? What if Verizon launched the Nexus 5 late, just like they did the Nexus 7? What if you could buy the Nexus 5 in the coming weeks – would you? With the Galaxy S5 and “All New HTC One” on the horizon, is Google’s 2013 flagship still worth having, just because it’s a “Nexus” device?
If you need help responding to that question, feel free to read our Nexus 5 review. Then hit up the poll and comments to share your thoughts.
Happy day, folks – Google is giving away 60 days of Google Play Music All Access to certain users, as well as all current owners of a Chromebook. If you have yet to sign up for All Access, the music service that allows users to access millions of on-demand tracks for $9.99 a month, you may see an invite hit your email inbox offering you 60 days of the service for free. (more…)