Google Keep on desktop received two very handy new features today that we can only hope come to the Android app before long. A refresh of Keep on the web returned a pop-up that tells users of the arrival of labels and recurring reminders. Yes, you can finally organize your Keep account(s). (more…)
John Legere went on Twitter today and announced that anyone who purchases a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge through T-Mobile will be given a free year of Netflix. That should be helpful if you plan on consuming a ton of House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, and whatever else you might enjoy viewing. (more…)
This morning, TomTom launched a revamped version of its GPS Navigation and Traffic app, free to download by anyone who wants to try something new over Google Maps. For new users, the app will give you completely free access to navigate roads and check traffic, but only for the first 50 miles. (more…)
I think at this point, we have made our opinions clear on Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 – we love it. We think every phone should have either this or some other form of quick charging. Wireless charging is still a really handy feature, but I would much rather be able to charge my phone in a shorter amount of time, or at least give it a burst of juice in a couple of minutes, than be able to lay it down on a charging pad that likely charges slower than a conventional charger.
To demonstrate the power of Quick Charge 2.0, Qualcomm put together the video featured below, which includes three Nexus 6 phones, all of which are using a different charger. Two of the phones are using conventional chargers (5 volts/1 amp and 5 volts/2 amps), while one uses Motorola’s Turbo Charger. You probably don’t need to watch the video to know who wins the battle to 50% from 0%. (more…)
During the lead-up to HTC’s announcement of the One M9, another device made by the Taiwanese manufacturer with a larger display, awkward-looking fingerprint sensor, and Duo Camera kept popping up in blurry cam shots across the pond. Everyone just assumed this was some sort of “Max” or “Plus” version of the M9, except that once HTC took the stage in Barcelona, only one phone was unveiled. Well, on April 8, that other phone will become official in China. (more…)
Runkeeper, my current exercise tracker of choice, received an update today that introduces a proper polishing (mind out of the gutter). The UI tweaks, some of which bring in Material Design touches, help make the app feel very modern. Trust me when I say that the app needed it, especially after we have seen all of Runkeeper’s competitors release beautiful new apps one by one over the last couple of months.
The new app feels much faster, includes rippling animations and layers throughout, and shows an entire activity history with more visual details. The app is still very familiar, but improved in the right ways.
Go give it a look! (more…)
Enjoy endless runner games? What about motion sickness, do you like that as well? If so, the perfect game is available for you now, titled FOTONICA, priced on Google Play at just $1. To me, it plays much like Temple Run, but you are placed in a world made up of awesome beats, wiry platforms, and strange pink balls that you must run through. (more…)
MetroPCS, T-Mobile’s prepaid arm, announced a new $30 plan this morning that they claim is the lowest cost option around. The new deal runs just $30 per month and includes unlimited talk and text, plus 1GB of data at full 4G speeds. They claim that the data is unlimited, but after you use that 1GB, you will be throttled into an incredibly painful data experience until the next month. Is that really unlimited? Whatever. (more…)