BitTorrent Sync App Updated With Sharable Links, Redesigned UX

BitTorrent Sync, a multi-platform and multi-user service that allows users to sync files across the entire web, pushed an update to its Android app today, bringing a few hefty features in tow.

In the update, which is now live on Google Play, users can generate sharable links to folders that can be shared with other people to access your files. In addition, an overhauled backup functionality will allow you to backup any folder on your Android device, just in case your originals somehow get corrupted or lost.  (more…)

Tuesday Poll: How Important is It That Your Phone has a Great Camera?

The camera in your phone, oh how it has changed over the years. Cameras in phones used to be there as a last minute, only-shooter-you-had-on-you option for snapping a rare picture. The quality of that picture was never any good, until recent years. Now, we test the heck out of phone cameras, compare them from one phone to the next, and often times find ourselves considering passing on phones if their cameras aren’t up to par with the competition.

Samsung, LG, and Apple seem to have taken a sizable lead in terms of quality smartphone cameras, while Sony is hanging around, trying from phone-to-phone to join them. HTC is there as well, but they decided two years ago to ditch a traditional camera setup in favor of the ultimate gimmick that can’t really be taken seriously. Then you have Motorola, a company that continues to innovate with software and hardware, yet hasn’t put a good camera in a phone since, well, we can’t even remember the last time.

We know that DL readers buy phones from all of the manufacturers just mentioned, so it’s clear that some of you are fine buying phones that don’t offer the best camera experience. And that leads us to today’s poll question – how important is it that your phone has a great camera?

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Swing Copters Receives Update, Should Make Game Playable

Were you one of the people who downloaded Swing Copters on day one, only to find out it was the hardest game ever released, then immediately uninstall it? Well, if you are interested, you may want to give it another try today, as the game’s well-known developer, Dong Nguyen, has released an update which attempts to make the game a bit more playable.  (more…)

“Name Your Own Price” for Great Bundle of Games Through StackSocial

There is a new place to grab bundle deals on Android games this morning, that being StackSocial, a website dedicated to finding and hosting the best deals on the web. This morning, the website announced a new promotion for Android game lovers, offering seven titles on a “name your own price” platform, while also offering to donate a portion of the proceeds to certain charities.

As for the games offered in the bundle, if you pay more than the average price, currently sitting at $4.20, you can score Zombie Gunship, Incredipede, Bad Hotel, Waking Mars, Rebuild, Syder Arcade HD, and Savant – Ascent. If you purchased these games individually through Google Play, you would be looking at about $16 worth of titles. (more…)

Changes to Google Glass TOS Suggest Progress Toward Price Reduction, Official Launch

Android Wear devices may have stolen the spotlight for now, but that does not mean Google Glass, the search giant’s other platform based around glance-able information, is not inching closer towards a palatable price and retail launch. Evidence of progress comes in the form of recently made changes to the Google Glass Terms of Service (TOS), which Glass Almanac astutely observed and highlighted. (more…)

Google News and Weather App Gets Random, Massive Overhaul

Google News and Weather, remember that app? No? Don’t get down on yourself if you know nothing of this app, a news and weather distributor that was a part of the stock Android experience, yet hasn’t seen an update in years. Today, though, it has risen from the dead with a massive update from Google.

The update turns News and Weather into a modern app, with slideout navigation and a fair amount of Material Design stylings.   (more…)