Free Storage: Complete Google Security Checkup for 2016 and Get 2GB of Drive Storage

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…)

MLG Launches Official GameBattles App for Android

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…)

Question of the Day: What is the Perfect Smartphone Display Size?

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…)

We Might Only be Two Years Away From Week-Long Battery Life for Phones

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…)

Best Android Phones on AT&T: February 2016

At the end of January, we shared with you the best Android phones you could walk into a Verizon store and buy. Some of you agreed with our picks, while others disagreed and pointed out that there are far better phones that work on Verizon, even if they aren’t sold there. While we agree that the Nexus 6P and Moto X Pure Edition would likely be on each list for each carrier, they aren’t sold at Verizon stores and thus were left out. Same goes for today’s list, which is a short list of the best Android phones on AT&T.

The list of phones below are those that can actually be purchased at an AT&T store, not those that could technically work if you knew how and where to buy one. So, we’ve got three options for you below, two of which are/were unique to AT&T at one time or another.

Ready?  (more…)

Report: Google is Going to Release a Gear VR-like Headset, Android VR Technology

Whether or not virtual reality (VR) is the next tablet frontier, the tech world has fully embraced it as their next focus. Now that the wearable craze (Wait, was there a wearable craze?) has slowed, companies like Samsung and HTC are pushing VR as hard as their little budgets can. According to Financial Times, Google is also ready to fully jump into VR both on hardware and software levels, which means they are graduating from Cardboard, their little inexpensively made VR viewer.  (more…)