This is Swing Copters, Dong Nguyen’s Follow-up Creation to Flappy Bird

We know many folks may be completely over the Flappy Bird saga, but thankfully, the newest game from its developer, Dong Nguyen, goes under a completely new name, which grants us permission to talk about it.

The game, which has been previewed by Touch Arcade, is titled Swing Copters. To explain it, imagine Flappy Bird has been placed on its side, facing upwards. Now, instead of a bird, you are a helicopter. You goal is to get your chopper through the swinging saws using your finger as a controller.  (more…)

Last App Switcher is a “Last Channel” Button for Your Phone

You know that last channel button you have on your TV remote that lets you quickly go back and forth between two channels? Imagine that same button for you phone. Android does technically have a feature like this, but instead of switching between two apps (or “channels,” for example’s sake), you are given multiple apps that you must search through and then select.

With a new app called Last App Switcher (LAS for short), you can quickly toggle between the app you are currently using and the app you were using right before it; no more selecting which app you want to see through the multi-tasking bar.  (more…)

What is the Motorola “Quark” XT1254? Is It Really the “DROID Turbo?”

At the end of last week, a reader of ours pointed out that device made by Motorola under the model number XT1254 had passed through Bluetooth SIG with a description confirming that it was an Android smartphone. No other details were attached, so we ignored it. Then over the weekend, a couple of supposed CPU-Z screens of a Motorola device with a codename of “quark_verizon” surfaced under the same model number, causing the tech world to freak out, toss around conspiracy and fanboy theories involving the rumored Motorola Nexus, and generally sound silly. Names like “DROID Turbo” were mentioned, as were a handful of next-level specs.

So what is this mystery device? Well, let’s see if we can’t find out.  (more…)

Mom Creates “Ignore No More” App to Make Kids Call Parents Back

A mother who was tired of her son ignoring her calls has created an application which will be every child’s worst nightmare – an app which forces the kid to contact their parent for access to their device.

The app is called Ignore No More, which allows parents to lock their children’s devices remotely, then unlock once their demands have been met. To put it simply, the parent can place the phone hostage until the kid contacts the parent.  (more…)

Droid Life Q&A Session: Volume 22

There is so much taking place right now in the Android ecosystem, with Samsung and Motorola set to announce new devices next month, as well as a new version of Android currently cooking in the oven down in Mountain View. We know that many of you may have questions about these things, so the Droid Life Q&A Sessions is the perfect time to ask us anything that might concern you.

Not only do we enjoy answering your questions about Android and Android-related topics, but we also answering questions about other off-topic subjects. This could include sports, food, travel tips, and anything else you might come up with. There are not too many things that are off limits, so go for gold.  (more…)

Deal: 16GB Nexus 7 (2013) Plus Free Leather Case on Sale for $129 Today Through eBay

We don’t know if Google will ever release another Nexus 7 tablet. In fact, the only rumors of a new Nexus tablet center around an HTC-made device with a metal body and an 8.9-inch display. So if you plan to buy a Nexus 7, like last year’s model, you are quickly running out of time. Google has sold out of almost all versions of the Nexus 7 (2013) through Google Play without re-stocking them for weeks. The only two available are the 32GB LTE model in black or the 16GB WiFi-only version, both of which go in and out of stock on the daily.

If the 16GB WiFi-only version is of interest, hit up eBay’s daily deal today. You can grab a “manufacturer refurbished” 16GB Nexus 7 (2013) for $129, but that also includes a free leather case and free standard shipping. The device retailed brand new for $229. Not a bad deal.

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Cabinet Beta Features Material Design UI for On-device File Management

For those looking to continue the outfitting of their phones with more Material Design aesthetics, a file manager by the name of Cabinet Beta should be the perfect fit on your device.

As for what is special about Cabinet, the fact that it features Material Design is a main selling feature, with its well laid out UI and easily navigable drawers for searching. But to top off its features, Cabinet also supports root access, as well as remote server access via SFTP.  (more…)