Nike, true believers that iOS is the one sole operating system for the general populace, finally released its SNKRS app onto Google Play this week after being available for Apple users back in May, 2015. For those who lineup or wake up early every Saturday and hop onto the computer to score the latest pair of fresh kicks, the SNKRS app can now handle all of your mobile shopping needs. (more…)
Thanks to a forum member who goes by the nick JK Shine (get it?) over at SamMobile, we supposedly have the wallpapers for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. There are 13 in total and they certainly look a lot like Galaxy S wallpapers we have seen in the past. They all feature those sort of swooping brush stroke, sea-ish, futuristic jellyfish designs that we have grown accustomed to with Samsung phones. They also tossed in a couple of Material Design friendly options.
And yes, the wallpaper you are seeing in the renders above, that hilariously looks like a “6” even though these phones are of the S7 line, is included. (more…)
There are new deals available on Amazon from Choetech and Tronsmart, with the added help of coupon codes directly from the manufacturers. For a limited time, you can pick up a Choetech wireless charging pad for only $18, perfect for use on any supported smartphone or tablet, such as the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5. (more…)
To celebrate Safer Internet Day 2016, Google is once again giving away 2GB in Google Drive storage if you run through their short Google Security Checkup. They did this security checkup last year and you all seemed to take advantage of it. After all, why wouldn’t you? It only takes a couple of minutes to complete and gets you free goodies. (more…)
If you take part in GameBattles, the place for any member of the Major League Gaming community to compete, a new app for Android will be your one-stop shop for all things competitive. For those unfamiliar, GameBattles allow anyone to take part in highly competitive games on a number of different titles, such as Call of Duty, Halo, FIFA, Madden, and many more. Basically, if playing public matches is too easy for you and your squad, you will want to get into GameBattles and have a chance at winning real money with your skills.
With the GameBattles app, players can track all of their MLG stats, including wins and losses, plus keep track of their current team and roster. The GameBattles app tracks all of your matches, and you can go back and look at them individually, just like on the MLG website. (more…)
From 2011 through much of last year, we seemed to debate time and time again about what the perfect display size was. We went from 4.3-inch displays being referred to as “hummers” to 5.5-inch displays and beyond as becoming somewhat commonplace. Thankfully, a number of smartphone manufacturers seem to have settled in a bit on what they consider to be optimal, so the argument has died down some. Samsung and its Galaxy S line are hovering around the 5.1-inch mark these days, the Note line has settled into 5.7-inches, LG seems to like 5.5-inches for its G phones, and HTC has taken a liking to 5-inches for its M series.
So here is a question for the day. Now that we are starting to know what to expect in terms of size from each OEM, what is the perfect smartphone display size? Which manufacturer is getting it right, at least in your opinion? Are there still plenty of sub-5-inch fans out here, are you OK with right-around-5-inches, or do you prefer something much larger? (more…)
According to a report from Bloomberg, smartphone users may see a major upgrade in smartphone battery technology over the next couple of years. In the world of mobile devices, while displays are getting more pixels and processors are getting faster, battery tech has fallen behind. It seems that the only way to see decent battery life from devices would be to throw in large amounts of capacity, or just don’t use your phone all that much. However, thanks to an investment of $7.5 million from an unnamed smartphone maker, the UK’s Intelligent Energy is working to change all of this. (more…)