Deal: Our $10 Unlimited Lifetime Subscription to IDrive Ends Soon

For a couple more days, you can cruise into the DL Deals shop and grab the unlimited lifetime subscription promo we have been running for IDrive’s mobile backup solution. The deal gives you unlimited lifetime backup for contacts, photos, videos, calendar events, and more, on up to five devices. The service features 256-bit AES encryption along with an optional user defined key, so you shouldn’t be worried about the protection of your stored files.

IDrive works on Android devices running 2.2+, iOS 7.0+, and Windows Phone 8 or 8.1. It also has a web app.

Here are a few additional features:

  • 256-bit AES encryption with an optional user defined key
  • Back up your iOS device and restore it to your Android and vice versa
  • Access backed up files from any mobile device, or through the web
  • Share your files with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and email
  • IDrive features Facebook & Instagram backup

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The New “Be Together. Not the Same.” Android Commercials Just Keep Getting Better

I can’t count the number of times over the last few weeks that random emails popped into our inbox telling us that our new commercials, especially the one with the animals, are amazing. After the Super Bowl, we heard a dozen times, “This should have been played during the game! It would have been the best commercial!” Of course, these Android “be together. not the same.” commercials are not ours, they are Google’s. But one thing is clear – people absolutely love ‘em.

In the most recent two, Google goes in two directions – one to show different people, young and old, coming together to enjoy life. The other, well, it’s all about that Androidify selfie dunk. Come on, tell me you haven’t wanted to selfie dunk?  (more…)

Deal: Nexus 9 16GB in White Just $319 at Office Depot ($80 Off)

For a limited time, Google’s Nexus 9 in white and with 16GB of storage has been slashed to just $319 at Office Depot. That’s an $80 discount. Oh, they are also tossing in free next day delivery.

The deal says that the price is good through 3/2/2015, so you may want to hurry.

Be sure to read our Nexus 9 review if you haven’t. Spoiler – Tim loves it.

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Google Drops Full-Disk Encryption Requirement for New Android Devices Running Lollipop (Updated)

Google seems to have backed off of its requirement for full-disk encryption on new devices running Android 5.0 “Lollipop” and higher. No announcement was made to bring this news to light, but the folks at Ars Technica noticed a change that was made to the final Android 5.0 hardware requirements that were finalized on January 11, 2015.  (more…)

This is the Huawei Watch, One of the Best Looking Android Wear Devices to Date

Huawei is about to make its presence felt at MWC with the announcement of the Huawei Watch. The watch itself was first spotted yesterday on a billboard, but we now have full promo videos for this Android Wear-powered beauty that will be made official in a few hours. Posted to the Huawei YouTube channel, two videos walk through the design process for the watch and also show how cheesy Euros are when they take vacations with their brosephs.  (more…)

theScore Sports Gets a Subtle Material Design Update

TheScore Sports, our favorite sports app on Android, received an update today that introduced a bit of Material Design to devices running Android 5.0 “Lollipop.” The update also enhanced NHL match-up coverage, but really, this one is all about the pretty new exterior.

The app keeps its similar, dark color scheme, yet adds rippling touches and a new-school sliding navigation drawer (sans spinning arrow though). It seems a bit snappier to me as well, but that could be because of the smoother transitions. This isn’t a full Material makeover, but it looks much better than it did prior to the update.

The update is live now.

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Deal Reminder: Neutron S at $25, Lets You Mount Your Phone or Tablet to Any Surface

Just a quick reminder that the Neutron S, a tablet and phone mount for almost any surface, is still available in the DL Deals shop for just $25.

With the Neutron S, you get a product that is machined from solid aerospace aluminum and contains a shielded permanent neodymium magnet “which never loses its hold.” From tablets to phones to your keys, you can really mount almost anything, as long as it is under 1lb. You could use it in your car to host your phone for navigation or on a wall to let you go hands-free in the kitchen.

The Neutron S “uses magnetic architecture to generate herculean grip while taking up minimal space,” but also has NFC built-in so that you can configure it to accomplish tasks as you mount a device (think turning on Bluetooth as you mount it in your car to connect to your stereo). The Neutron S attaches to objects using 3M VHB tape that is included with purchase.

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