The Droid Life Show: Episode 121 – Allo is Here, Pixels are Coming

On this episode of the Droid Life Show, we are diving into Google’s new messaging app, Allo, which is now available for all. It’s certainly the big topic of the week after being hyped for months. I think we all have some pointed opinions on whether or not we need it in our lives.

After that, we need to talk Google’s Pixel phones as well, since we have an official unveiling date (October 4!), new pictures, and more. Also, we’ll be sure to catch you up on the latest Galaxy Note 7 recall news and anything else that comes up.

Join us at 10:15AM Pacific (1:15PM Eastern) for the fun.

If you miss us live, feel free to subscribe to us by following one of the links below. We have a video embed as well and will be chatting it up over at the YouTube page for the show. You can find it here.   (more…)

Report: Twitter Internally Debates Selling Off to Google, Salesforce, or Verizon

According to reports this morning, Twitter may be looking to sell itself off before year’s end. Possible buyers have already been named, with three large companies reportedly leading the pack of potential suitors. The first two companies are Google and Salesforce, with a separate report claiming Verizon is even in the mix to acquire Twitter.  (more…)

Moto Z Play Review

For the Moto Z Play, being a mid-range phone that we wouldn’t typically review, we took a different approach to sharing our final thoughts on it. Hey, look, a video review from Droid Life! This should be interesting.

If you have watched the DL Show in recent weeks or follow us on Twitter, you probably know that I’ve actually become quite a big fan of this phone. It might be the legitimate 2-day battery life that has me brainwashed. Seriously, I have never in all my years reviewing phones, seen one that can last this long on a single charge. You get battery estimates from companies as they announce new phones, yet none ever live up to those numbers. This phone does and I am incredibly impressed.  (more…)

Samsung: “About Half” of Recalled Galaxy Note 7 Devices Exchanged

With exchange stock arriving in stores this week, owners of the Galaxy Note 7 seem to finally have the motivation to swap out their unsafe Note 7 for a safe model. Samsung announced yesterday afternoon that “about half” of the recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices in the wild have already been exchanged. That’s a good number knowing that just days ago, we were only at about 25%.  (more…)

The Uncertain is a 3D Adventure Game in a Post-Apocalyptic Setting

The Uncertain, published for SHIELD Android TV owners, is available on Google Play priced at $14.99. In this game, which has quite the story to it, you play as an Engineering Robot who seems quite curious about the human race that has been extinct for quite some time.

On Earth now, a race of robots live in complete harmony, not ruled by war, and remain completely logical in all aspects of robotic life. Better said by the game’s description, “Imagine that you have to make a moral choice in a world with no such term as morality. Every decision made here is a set of zeros and ones, and sometimes it has nothing to do with common sense.” (more…)

Chromecast Preview Program Update Rolling Out, Just Bug Fixes

If you happen to be signed up for the Chromecast Preview Program, the one we first detailed earlier this month, it appears that its first update (version 1.21.72444) is now rolling out. Inside, Google says it is just a bit of bug fixes and stability improvements for the Chromecast (1st Gen) and Chromecast Audio. That’s nothing too fancy, but always welcomed. (more…)

Yahoo Confirms Massive Data Breach, At Least 500 Million Affected

Yahoo confirmed this afternoon that user information, such as names, email addresses, birth dates, and even unencrypted security questions & answers have been stolen. According to the announcement, the information for at least 500 million Yahoo users was stolen from the company’s network in late 2014 by what Yahoo is calling a “state-sponsored actor.” State sponsored simply means an individual or group of individuals acting on behalf of a government body.  (more…)