In a bind? Need access to a certain website, but have no mobile data? Usually, this would be a major issue, but now with a new app called Cosmos Browser, as long as you can send and receive a text message, you can browse the web. Well, let me reiterate – you can browse a very limited version of the web. (more…)
A new video from Samsung is here to highlight the Galaxy Note 4, without actually highlighting the phone whatsoever. In the video, named Note Pun Intended, two best friends and one of their girlfriends attempt to twist everything they say to include a Note pun. At first, the girlfriend thinks the game is stupid, as is customary for girlfriends to think. Then, after what seems like months, she catches on and becomes the master of puns.
Also included is a bit of fantastic dialogue between the two roommates and a bartender/barista, one roommate landing a hottie at a bar using Note puns, and plenty of smack talking on the basketball court. (more…)
After tomorrow, if you are a Verizon customer with unlimited data and an LTE phone, you could be throttled. Starting October 1, Verizon could slow your data speeds to help relieve strain on a cell site, assuming you tick the boxes on a set of pre-determined criteria from their updated Network Optimization policy. This policy used to cover unlimited data users on 3G-only phones, but moves into LTE territory for the first time next month, because you have “no incentive” not to try and destroy all Verizon cell sites. (more…)
While any form of in-app advertising is annoying to a degree, the economic realities of mobile development basically necessitate it. That is fine, and I have no trouble supporting a reputable developer’s livelihood by putting up with a unobtrusive banner ad, but a few of the new ad units Google revealed today might be a bit harder to stomach. (more…)
We have not heard much about Android Auto, Google’s first big foray into in-vehicle software, since Google I/O this past June. During the keynote, Google demonstrated what Auto could do – make using your smartphone safer with a dashboard designed around glanceable information, voice commands, and simple gestures.
Today, Google divulged a bit more about what users and developers can expect when the Android Auto SDK lands sometime this fall. (more…)
A game called Brain Wars is available in Google Play this week, one which will pit you against friends and strangers across the world. The game is based on quick brain challenges, sectioned into different categories, such as memory, speed, calculation, and observation. The overall point is to see just which categories your brain reigns triumphant. (more…)
Chromebook users now have a new program to play with, one with quite a prestige, Adobe Photoshop. Google announced a partnership with Adobe this morning, which will bring the photo editing software to Chrome OS users who currently hold a Creative Cloud membership.
The software is streamed via a data connection to Chrome OS, allowing a user’s work to be synced directly to Adobe’s cloud for access remotely or at your desktop. (more…)