Our Pebble Steel (in black matte) is finally in house. And yes, we unboxed it.
Announced during press day at CES in January, the Steel is Pebble’s premium finished smartwatch, targeted at those looking for something a bit classier than the original plastic unit that took the smartwatch world by storm. The functionality here is identical to the original, so the focus then becomes on the materials used, appearance, and whether or not it’s worth the extra $100. (more…)
It seems like Chromecast is finally getting kicked off in terms of development, with developers using the SDK left and right to update their apps to support the HDMI dongle. What we’ve all been waiting for, though, is native Android mirroring to Chromecast similar to Apple’s AirPlay feature for iOS. It looks like we’re now one step closer, with famed developer Koushik Dutta having updated his Mirror app to support the streaming stick in a very beta way.
Icon packs are one of the reasons we continue to love Android, so it was a bit disheartening when the contextual Aviate launcher released without support for them. Now all of that has been remedied, with Aviate bringing to the table support for existing icon packs for popular launchers in the latest update. (more…)
Motorola updated their Touchless Control app this evening to include a feature that allows you to ask your phone “What’s up?” in order to hear what your current notification situation is like. By asking “Ok, Google Now, what’s up?” your phone will read the time followed by notifications back to you, letting you decide if any are important enough to act upon. You can see the new feature in action through the video below.
The update also enhanced end-of-speech detection to improve accuracy and fixed bugs.
The update is live right now on Google Play, so if you own a Moto X, DROID ULTRA, MAXX, or Mini, be sure to download it. (more…)
One of the best features of iOS is Photo Stream, an iCloud connected service that allows users to upload pictures to be shared in an album only select friends and family members can view. Android, though it now has Google+ backup of photos, still doesn’t feature an easy medium for friends and family members to upload pictures into one album. Adobe Revel, which has been on iOS for three years now, looks to fix this by coming over to Android with a nifty suite of features.
If you couldn’t get enough of Sandra Bullock being completely helpless while in space, then check out a semi-new game on Google Play titled, Out There. In the game, you play as a human who has been sent to the outer reaches of our solar system in an attempt to find materials for the continued existence on Earth. When you awake from your hibernation, you find that you are no longer in Earth’s solar system, but are actually now lost in space, very far from home. (more…)
One of the worst parts of buying a new phone is moving all of your data from your old phone to your new phone. There are solutions out there to accomplish this task, but not all are great. Motorola tried to fix that with their 2013 flagships by unveiling the Motorola Migrate app, which allows users to bring content from their old devices onto their shiny new phone. Now we have a new update to the app, allowing you to selectively pick content to transfer, automatically import SIM card contacts to a Google account, and more. (more…)
If you still haven’t gotten around to downloading Deus Ex: The Fall, maybe because it’s usually $6.99, then now is your chance to grab it for just $0.99. Thanks to a fire sale from the developer, this action-packed FPS title with hours of gameplay can be enjoyed by all Android users who are afraid of investing more than a couple of bucks into a mobile game. (more…)