This Wallpaper Pack is Hot: Frame

Google’s Wallpapers app is pretty great and all, but there are still other options out there that will get you the home screen of your dreams. Frame is an app I would recommend for really clean and high-res, beautiful imagery.

The app pulls a curated list of wallpapers from Unsplash, a site that provides high-resolution photos for free to do with as you please. Each day, Frame offers a “Photo of the Day,” shows you the popular wallpapers of the moment, and lists out a bunch that are featured. Most of the pictures tend to highlight nature or buildings, but overall there is a good mix that should satisfy anyone.  (more…)

Pokemon GO Gives More People New Nearby Tracker, Hands Out Double XP, Unveils Ditto

Back in August, when the popularity of Pokemon GO was already likely fading, Niantic pushed out a new Nearby tracker to beta users in San Francisco. The new tracker was largely thought to be a way for the game to stay relevant, but as months went by without it launching anywhere else and the ability to track new Pokemon became increasingly more difficult, most of us lost hope and gave up. Today, though, that tracker is finally arriving for many more people. Is it too late? You’ll have to decide. Along with that news, Pokemon GO is also getting double XP for the next week and has unveiled Ditto, a new Pokemon.  (more…)

Nextbit Robin Gets a Nougat Beta With Help From Paranoid Android

Nextbit Robin owners, a Nougat beta update awaits you if you are interested in testing beta software. The company announced the Nougat beta today through a community forum post, even mentioning that the update should be live for current beta participants.

Nextbit is calling the update “solid” and suggesting that it contains a surprise. What’s the surprise? Members of Paranoid Android, the popular ROM, actually helped the Nextbit dev team to create a “faster, less power-hungry OS” and push out Nougat this quickly. (more…)

Android 7.1.1 Developer Preview 2 is Live for Nexus 6P, 5X, and Pixel C (Updated)

Google just posted the Android 7.1.1 Developer Preview 2 files for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Pixel C! EDIT: Nexus 9 now too! 

There are three ways to get the update to Android 7.1.1 developer preview 2 at this time. The first is through the Android Beta Program, which will allow Google to send the update to you over-the-air. If you don’t want to go that route, you can choose between flashing factory images or OTA .zip files found below.  (more…)

Instagram Launches Live Video in Stories, Disappearing Photos and Videos Too

Instagram is kicking off the holiday week with two major feature introductions to its apps. Over the next few weeks, users will be able to live stream video to their audiences and followers through Stories, but also send disappearing photos and videos with Instagram Direct to groups and friends.

Live video streams through Stories adhere to the idea of Stories – that your feed refreshes after about 24 hours. As Instagram puts it, the disappearing act of the content you share in Stories lets you “feel more comfortable sharing anything, anytime.”  (more…)