Sonos Beta 5.3 Update Finally Makes a Terrible App Great

Sonos, the Hi-Fi speaker company whose systems turn your house into a multi-room multimedia mecca, and whose products have also led to recent copycat products from most of the biggest electronics manufacturers in the world (that would be Samsung, LG, and a bunch of speaker knock-off companies), released version 5.3 of its Sonos Controller app in public beta today. Now, normally we wouldn’t care enough about the beta release of most apps to generate an entire write-up, but this is a very important update that all Sonos users will surely appreciate.  (more…)

Deal: Motorola Offers $140 Discount on Moto X (2nd Gen), $50 Off Moto 360

On February 2, Motorola will offer another $140 discount on purchases of $499.99 or higher for devices like the Moto X (2nd gen), similar to the one many of you took advantage of on Cyber Monday. They will also offer a $50 discount on accessories like the Moto 360. Next Monday, you will have the opportunity to register for a promo code that will give you the discount upon checkout.  (more…)

Snapchat Introduces “Discover,” a News Feed Pushing Media Agendas Instead of Trending Topics

Snapchat wants to be more than an outlet for sharing your naughty self or meaningless goofy daily encounters to the world. Today, they are introducing “Discover,” which should help it become much more than a penis vehicle, assuming you care about news decided upon by “world-class leaders in media” and their agendas, instead of what you are actually interested in.  (more…)

Google Fiber Expanding to Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, and Nashville (Updated)

Update:  It’s official.

Google Fiber is expanding to four new markets that include Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, and Nashville, according to sources of the Wall Street Journal. Local news organizations have reportedly been sent invitations to attend events this week that will make the markets official, though details on those invitations didn’t reveal any subject matter. Of course, anyone who has followed Fiber news on any level can see the significance in those four cities.  (more…)

Pushbullet Releases Mac and Safari Apps, iOS Notification Mirroring Too

While not exactly directly Android-related, we still thought many of you would like to know that Pushbullet released all sorts of new goodies this morning, including a Mac app, Safari integration, and iOS notification mirroring. Again, this isn’t directly Android-related, but I know that many of you own Apple computers, could potentially use Safari, and may own an iPad outside of your Android phone. Since we are massive Pushbullet fans around these parts, we know that we are certainly excited for the new Mac app. Pushbullet all the things, right? (more…)

Kim Kardashian Stars in T-Mobile’s Super Bowl Ad, Which You Can Watch Here

Yeah so, Super Bowl XLIX commercials are already starting to pop up well before Sunday’s game. One of the first stars Kim Kardashian as a spokesperson for T-Mobile and their new data rollover plan, called Data Stash. It’s…well…filled with selfies and body suits and selfies and expensive things and talk about saving data and…selfies. I hate selfies so much.

Make it all stop.

This Icon Pack is Hot: Trim’d

Another week, another icon pack that is hot enough to share. Called Trim’d, you are looking at a pack that ditches the long-shadow in favor of a glass-like overlay, with a Material-ish color palette, and a prismatic effect. The icons are square with semi-round corners, which is a shape we see often, yet something strikes me as being unique here. Trim’d is easily one of the more refreshing icon sets we have seen in a while.  (more…)