Verizon Plans to Introduce Wi-Fi Calling Sometime Next Year, Doesn’t See It As a Priority

Depending on where you live, Wi-Fi calling may be more a necessity than an added benefit. Verizon, however, feels differently. Speaking at a telecommunications conference sponsored by Bank of America, Verizon Wireless CFO Fran Shammo told attendees that while Verizon plans to launch Wi-Fi calling in the middle of next year, it isn’t and never was a “top priority” for the carrier.

For comparison’s sake, that’s roughly in line with AT&T, which also intends to begin offering Wi-Fi calling sometime next year. (more…)

Dropcam Update Allows It to Work With Nest and Nest Protect

An update released last night to Dropcam’s Android app allows for the IP cam to work with Nest and Nest Protect in an automated fashion that you might find incredibly useful. By connecting your Dropcam devices to Nest or Nest Protect, you could have your Dropcam automatically turn on as you set your Nest away and leave for the day. You could also have Dropcam turn on, record, and update your activity feed if a Nest Protect were to detect smoke or CO.   (more…)

Sling App Gains Support for Chromecast

A growing number of TV providers are publishing apps for watching live and recorded content outside the home, but arbitrary viewing restrictions and intractable UIs make many of them an exercise in futility. That’s why for that purpose a lot of people rely on products from Sling Media, which seamlessly beam the video and audio from your cable box to the internet. And, starting today, there’s another reason to consider them: the Slingplayer app for smartphones now supports Chromecast. (more…)

HTC Gallery App Updated, New Duo Camera Effects for One (M8)

A new update is available for HTC Gallery users, but if you don’t own a device sporting HTC’s Duo Camera setup (anyone but One M8 owners here in the US), then the update will do you little good.

In the update, HTC adds in new Duo Effects for Seasons and Foregrounder in the application, as well as a new Typography setting in the Seasons edit mode.  (more…)

Contest: Win a Moto 360 From Droid Life (Day 3 of 5)!

Our first two Moto 360 contests in our week of giveaways have been insane. Each grabbed well over 20,000 entries, which is mind-bogglingly tough to comprehend. We aren’t complaining, though – it just shows how awesome the DL community is. But you knew that. With that said, it’s time for day 3!

As a reminder, we are giving away a Moto 360 each day of this week, meaning that in total, you have 5 chances to win a new Android Wear device from Droid Life. Yes, we still love you like that.

It is the same deal as the first two days – simply fill out however many entries you would like in the Rafflecopter widget below, sit back in your chair, and wait for tomorrow morning at 8:30am Pacific to see if you are winning a brand new Moto 360 in silver/grey.

Let’s do this (again, again).  (more…)

Goat Simulator Launches Through Google Play, Priced at $4.99

After being teased back in August, the day is finally here, and Goat Simulator is now available to all through Google Play. In Goat Simulator, priced at $4.99, which is quite reasonable for the title, you play as a renegade goat set on destruction. Using an open world, you must cause as much havoc as possible, whether it is crashing cars, breaking buildings, or anything else your mind can come up with.  (more…)