Fond of a good quiz against a fellow human to test your brain power? Find yourself strangely knowledgable about a certain topic like Tech or Aquatic Animals? If so, then you may have heard about an application currently available on iOS called QuizUp. I have talked about the app before on The Droid Life Show, as it has been my favorite app to play since Tiny Wings (also on iOS) and Granny Smith. (more…)
According to a recent job listing by Microsoft, and sources close to the project, the company hopes to release an Xbox Live-like gaming platform for Android and iOS. As of right now, Xbox Live handles in-game achievements, finding friends who game, matchmaking, and so much more on Xbox consoles and Windows Phone devices. (more…)
The Nexus 10, probably the tablet I have used the most over the last couple of years out of any Android tablet, can be picked up today through one of eBay’s Daily Deals for $329.99. This is the 32GB version that originally retailed for $499 at launch over a year ago and has been out of stock on Google Play for months. Other retailers are selling this model for $399 now, so at $329.99, you are still seeing a significant discount, though it’s not exactly the $170 off that the deal would lead you to believe. (more…)
Despite the fact that Tiny Wings (to Tim’s dismay) hasn’t made it over to Android, we still have no shortage of quality games for some downtime. We come across way too many to feature them all, but some of them bait us and keep us playing — think Flappy Bird.
The games below are on this list for a variety of reasons, ranging from sweet graphics to addictive storylines, but all are definitely worth a look. Here are the best Android games of February 2014 in the eyes of DL. (more…)
Chrome for Android is receiving an update today that rids the app of an incredibly obnoxious bug that would ask users to sign-in over and over again. The bug did not affect everyone or every device, but I was one of those who it constantly tortured while testing out the Xperia Z1 Compact. As you can imagine, I went from thinking it was a Google sign-in issue to blaming the device, since no other devices were experiencing the problem. I now know that it wasn’t any of that.
And this is me doing a little dance. I may be singing too. (more…)
Introduced in Android 4.2, then rolled back to later versions of Android down to Android 2.3, the built-in Verify Apps feature works to detect shady applications that users sideload onto devices. As of right now, the program checks newly installed applications, then basically goes to sleep until a new app is sideloaded.
According to a Googler who spoke with Computer World, a universal update is on its way, bringing continuous monitoring for an even more secure Android experience. (more…)