Google is Launching “Hands Free” Payment Service This Year

Watch the video above and try to tell me that all of those frustrating experiences that often are a part of the payment process in a store haven’t happened to you numerous times. From finicky card readers and pens that can’t write to broken touch screens and de-magnetized credit card strips, the payment process is actual quite painful. Google is going to try and fix that soon by allowing you pay without using your hands.  (more…)

LG G4: 25+ Tips and Tricks

We still don’t have an official launch date for the LG G4 here in the States, but that won’t stop us from continuing to talk about it, and the features it brings to buyers. Because of this, once your shiny new toy finally arrives on your porch, you should be able to open the box up, and know everything you need to know.

In case you missed our complete G4 review, be sure to check that out, but we also now have a 25+ Tips and Tricks video for you to consume. This video goes over software features on the device, what you can do to customize the phone, and so much more. LG baked a ton of little tweaks into the G4, so if you were planning to pick one up, definitely give it a watch.  (more…)

ASUS ZenFone 2 Unboxing and First Look!

 

Even though I’m still fully in love with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and hate to put its pretty glass body down on a table for more than a few minutes because I always need to be touching it, something about this newish trend of super cheap phones with decent specs has finally caught my attention. I feel like I need to invest some portion of my life into the bargain bin to see if life can continue without a hiccup. Or maybe it’s that there is too much value to be had out there for me not to experience it.

And with that random thought, enter the ASUS ZenFone 2 into my pocket. Yes, we have one in house!  (more…)

Apple Watch Unboxing, First Impressions and More

We have an Apple Watch in house. Yes, yes we do. Why? Because you should know your competition. If we are going to have an opinion on the Apple Watch, we should actually spend some time with one in order to form that opinion, not just get there by reading other reviews or listening to Apple’s pitch. So like with the iPhone 6, where Apple admitted that big phones were awesome, we are going to take the Apple Watch for a spin, potentially review it, and then move on. But the goal, as I just stated, is simply to familiarize ourselves with Apple’s take on a watch platform.  (more…)

You Can Now Root Almost All Galaxy S6 Variants With This 1-Click Method, KNOX Not Tripped

Over the weekend, the Keen team released PingPong Root, which is a 1-click root app for a number of Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge variants. Even AT&T and Verizon models are included. But maybe more importantly, this root method doesn’t trip Samsung’s KNOX, so things like Samsung Pay (once it goes live) and other security-related features should still work afterwards.  (more…)

The Droid Life Show: Episode 83

Today, we are assembling for episode 83 of the Droid Life Show. On tap for topics, we have Tim waxing poetic on all things LG G4, since he is currently the only team member with one in hand. From his first impressions to how he feels about the device now before his review goes out, he’ll be sharing it all. We will then talk Google I/O and this week’s happenings involving it, our Watch Urbane review, and more.

Oh, Ron and his iPhone 5c will also be in the house, so I can imagine that he will want to weigh in on his post about life with the Galaxy S6. Get ready.

At 1:00PM Pacific (4:00PM Eastern), won’t you please join us? 

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Comparison: LG G4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge vs. HTC One M9

The latest flagship devices from Samsung, LG, and HTC have been unveiled. With that, it’s time for consumers to begin researching which one will be best for them, as each device offers something quite different.

Without question, the G4, One M9, and Galaxy S6 Edge differ greatly not only on paper, but in design as well. The G4 is similar to previous high-end devices from LG and other OEMs, featuring a primarily plastic body, with exception to the leather-backed models. The One M9 continues HTC’s tradition of using metal throughout its design, while Samsung took a completely different route, utilizing a ton of glass and metal siding as its materials of choice.

Each device runs a different processor clocked at varying speeds, and each also features very different cameras. For your average consumer, the use of a QHD display may not be on the list of deal breaker attributes, but more importantly, buyers will want a good camera, good battery life, and a phone that is not confusing to use.  (more…)