Your field trips are now much more watch-friendly, thanks to an update to Google’s Field Trip app. With the app installed along with an accompanying Android Wear device on your wrist, Field Trip will show you notifications when near relevant stories and let you start Field Trip searches for nearby cards without the need to pull out your phone. (more…)
Soon, when you search Google for something, the search results will include related apps to your search whether you have them installed or not. Up until today, you may have seen apps show up in search results as having related content, but only if they were already installed on your phone. Thanks to Google’s expanding app indexing of content, search results are now smart enough to find apps that have the info you want even if they aren’t on your phone. (more…)
If you want to get into the world of wireless Bluetooth earbuds, but don’t necessarily want to fork out for the really expensive sets, we have a deal for you that’s going away tomorrow. The Wireless Feather Bluetooth Earbuds that have been selling quite well in the DL Deals shop are still available for a few more hours at just $24.99.
Again, these aren’t the most premium Bluetooth earbuds on the planet, but they aren’t trying to be. These are entry-level buds for those who want to experience a world without wires and without breaking the bank.
The design is lightweight and features tangle-free wires, has 30ft Bluetooth connectivity, and a built-in microphone so that you can take calls.
“Trusted Voice,” the newest Smart Lock option that seems to be rolling out to select Lollipop devices running the newest version of Google Play services, allows you to setup a secure lock screen that can be bypassed by you saying, “OK, Google” when doing a search or attempted to perform another action. The feature attempts to learn your voice, thus turning it into a “trusted” voice that is used as a password of sorts. Instead of having to swipe out a pattern or punch in a PIN every time you want to do a quick search, you could say, “OK, Google” followed by a search and your phone would unlock and take you to the results. Pretty straight forward stuff that one could argue would be quite useful depending on the situation.
Unfortunately, this new feature may not be coming to Google’s newest phone, at least for now. Support documentation that details the new “Trusted Voice” setting mentions specifically that “This feature isn’t available for Nexus 6.” That’s odd, since the Nexus 6 is Google’s new phone that is typically used to show off new features and technologies. (more…)
Ever since IKEA and Samsung announced that they were teaming up to introduce a line of furniture with embedded wireless charging, we have been dying to get a look at the options, prices, and opportunities to buy them. With the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, along with a handful of other devices showing love to wireless charging these days, the thought of having furniture in our lives with built-in wireless charging sounds pretty incredible. It may not be fast charging, but it’s certainly quite convenient, especially if the technology can live seamlessly in our day-to-day lives.
This morning, IKEA finally announced pricing and availability of the new line for the US, with the first pieces of furniture becoming available in “late Spring.” (more…)
When Motorola opened up its Moto Maker service to the Moto 360 a few weeks ago, Motorola asked if we would like to test it out by customizing a watch. We, of course, know how Moto Maker works after customizing a half-dozen Moto Xs over the last couple of years, but we took them up on their offer because there was a particular watch band that was only available through Moto Maker when paired with a Moto 360 that we wanted to get our hands on. (more…)
I don’t care if it’s not Android-related. Just watch it because it’s your duty to.
How has your battery life been on your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge? As you know, we considered each to have “average” battery life at best in our review. I don’t think we are alone in describing it as that either. And while a number of you are reporting better-than-average battery life, we are still holding out hope that Samsung can do something to improve the entire situation. Today, in an update, they are attempting to do just that. (more…)