LG introduced what is now the world’s narrowest bezel at 0.7mm, bordering a 5.3″ Full HD (1080p) LCD panel. To compare this new panel’s bezel to an existing one, the LG G3 features a bezel of 1.15mm. As another good comparison, the thickness of a credit card measures in on average at 0.8mm. (more…)
Task management apps are a dime a dozen, but Any.do has managed to carve out a niche for itself by taking a multifaceted approach. The developers pushed out a companion calendar app, called Cal, last year, and Any.do was one of the first to integrate with Google Now and support Google Glass. Fast approaching version 2.0, the Any.do is gaining a bevy of new management, file manipulation, and customization features, but a few will be locked behind a subscription. (more…)
As a quick heads up, we wanted to make sure the new DROID Turbo owners in the building were aware of a feature that isn’t currently available on their device, but will be by the end of the year – simultaneous voice and data. We aren’t sure why the device isn’t capable of simultaneous voice and data out of the box, but Verizon has confirmed to us that Advanced Calling 1.0 (which is their version of VoLTE) is required for it to work. Verizon has also confirmed to us that Advanced Calling 1.0 will arrive by the end of the year. (more…)
If you pick up a DROID Turbo today, expect to receive a system update within the first couple of hours, if not immediately. The update brings the Turbo up to version 21.21.15, though we aren’t sure what changes are included. If it means anything, this is the build that my review unit has been running since I received it on Tuesday. I would imagine this is the final, stable build that was intended for day 1 and doesn’t necessarily include any new features.
I would point you to a changelog, but as I mentioned earlier, Verizon has this insanely terrible new support setup at their site that is mostly broken (has been for weeks). If we do find a changelog, we will be sure to pass it along.
To grab the update, head into Settings>System updates. Your phone should then check to see if anything is available. (more…)
In a deal currently taking place through its Appstore, Amazon is handing out over $115 of paid apps and games for completely free, featuring titles which actually kick butt. For starters, gamers can hop up on Zombie Gunship, Unpossible, World of Goo, Sonic the Hedgehog, or even test their trivia skills with one of my favorite games, Trivia Crack.
As for regular apps, Amazon is offering Plex, the Human Anatomy Atlas, Lapse It Pro, Boxer Pro, and BeFunky Photo Editor among a few others. (more…)
Samsung is marketing a ton of different wearables currently, but some of them remain exclusive to overseas markets. Starting next week, you can cross the Gear S off that list, as Samsung announced that Best Buy and a bevy of carriers – AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon – will begin selling the smartwatch on November 7. (more…)
The LG G3 on Verizon is receiving an update today to build VS98511C that should bring a performance boost to the QHD beast. I can’t tell you how many people have told us that their G3 has slowed down immensely over the last couple of months, so hopefully this takes care of whatever was plaguing a device that has enough in the spec department to not have issues with performance.
The update also improves network connectivity and adds camera app access directly to the lock screen through a swiping gesture. (more…)