FYI: Safe Galaxy Note 7 Devices Will Have Green Battery Indicator Instead of White

Yesterday afternoon, Samsung and the CPSC announced new details for the Galaxy Note 7 recall, making it much more official, but also providing an IMEI checker to see if your phone was at risk and a date for when customers can expect new, safe Note 7s. If an IMEI checker sounds like a pain, you should also know that in new Note 7s, Samsung will change the battery indicator to green to let you know that it is from the new batch, according to ZDNet(more…)

Terra Collection Brings You More of Those Google-Esque Satellite Wallpapers

In recent years, Google has really stepped up its wallpaper game on Nexus devices with the use of satellite imagery. The images are both beautiful and interesting, but if you don’t own a Nexus, miss out when we post them up for download, or simply need more of them in your life, consider taking a look at Terra Collection, a free wallpaper pack filled with even more satellite stunners.

In Terra Collection, you’ll find dozens of wallpapers, most of which are of the satellite variety. The collection also includes Google’s most recent Nexus wallpaper releases, as well as some from OSX and iOS too, in case you want those.  (more…)

Nova Launcher Beta Update Includes Pixel Launcher Setup

Following in the footsteps of Action Launcher 3, Nova Launcher Beta has now been updated to bring that Pixel Launcher flavor as well. That means you get an app drawer that can be swiped into, an arrow indicator to remind you to swipe, transparent tinting of the dock area, proper Pixel folder icons, and the new Google Search pill with calendar.

I’ve got it all setup in the image above, but Kevin Barry (Nova Launcher creator) offers up the following instructions to get you into a similar look. Oh, I added a final step to get your folders looking just right as well.  (more…)

Android Distribution Updated for September 2016 – Still More Kit Kat Than Marshmallow

The latest Android OS distribution numbers have been made available from Google, and to absolutely no one’s surprise, Marshmallow has not grown by leaps or bounds. As of September, 2016, Marshmallow sits at 18.7 percent, up from last month’s 15.2 percent.

For those wondering about Android 7.0 “Nougat,” given the public release has happened, it hasn’t quite hit the chart yet. Expect to see it make its first appearance next month.  (more…)

Microsoft Outlook Gets a Calendar Update on the Eve of Sunrise’s Death That Benefits Few

The folks who once worked for Sunrise announced this morning that their popular calendar app is now dead. It’s dead because Microsoft bought them and has decided to no longer support the app and instead infuse Sunrise’s brilliance into Outlook, a subpar email app. Today, we are getting a glimpse into the future of Sunrise integrated into Outlook, though most of the goodness is only available to a really small group of users. Most of us, if we are using Outlook, won’t see this stuff for a while.  (more…)