Snapchat Introduces “Discover,” a News Feed Pushing Media Agendas Instead of Trending Topics

Snapchat wants to be more than an outlet for sharing your naughty self or meaningless goofy daily encounters to the world. Today, they are introducing “Discover,” which should help it become much more than a penis vehicle, assuming you care about news decided upon by “world-class leaders in media” and their agendas, instead of what you are actually interested in.  (more…)

Pushbullet Releases Mac and Safari Apps, iOS Notification Mirroring Too

While not exactly directly Android-related, we still thought many of you would like to know that Pushbullet released all sorts of new goodies this morning, including a Mac app, Safari integration, and iOS notification mirroring. Again, this isn’t directly Android-related, but I know that many of you own Apple computers, could potentially use Safari, and may own an iPad outside of your Android phone. Since we are massive Pushbullet fans around these parts, we know that we are certainly excited for the new Mac app. Pushbullet all the things, right? (more…)

This Icon Pack is Hot: Trim’d

Another week, another icon pack that is hot enough to share. Called Trim’d, you are looking at a pack that ditches the long-shadow in favor of a glass-like overlay, with a Material-ish color palette, and a prismatic effect. The icons are square with semi-round corners, which is a shape we see often, yet something strikes me as being unique here. Trim’d is easily one of the more refreshing icon sets we have seen in a while.  (more…)

Deal: Build Your First Android App With This Free Mini Course

Need a weekend project? How does building your first Android app sound? Through a free “mini” course over at the DL Deals shop, you can breeze through the basic steps needed to be on your way.

The course includes 9 lectures, plus a challenge activity, with topics covering the new Android Studio and a basic introduction to Java.

In order to grab the deal for free, all you need to do is follow a couple of simple social network-related steps at the link below.

Deal Link

Sweet Deal: Buy an Anker 60W 6-Port Charger for $35, Get a 5,200mAh Portable Power Pack Free

You probably own a half-dozen portable power packs by now, because well, we talk about them a lot. There are certain accessories that are worth investing in that you may not need every day, but certainly come in handy in a pinch. Power and battery packs fall into that category, so we tend to share deals on them whenever we see one.

Today, over at Amazon, if you buy Anker’s 60W 6-port USB charger for $35.99, Anker will throw in an Astro E1 5,200mAh battery pack for free ($19.99 value). So not only do you get a powerful USB charger that can charge all of your devices on at once, you get a portable battery pack with enough juice to give most phones almost two full charges.

To get the deal, hit up both links below, add both items to your cart, and then plug-in “FE1BLACK” or “FE1WHITE” depending on which portable pack you go with, white or black.

Amazon Links:  Anker 60W 6-Port Charger ($35.99) | Anker Astro E1 5200mAh Charger

Series 5 Android Collectible Preview has Started: Here are the First Two

The new Series 5 Android collectibles set is close to debuting, so the folks at Dead Zebra are doing as they always do when a new set is about to arrive – preview it. In the new series, we are getting collectibles designed by some of the series’ staples, like Andrew Bell, Gary Ham, Scott Tolleson and Kong Andri, but they are joined by new faces Devilrobots, Reactor-88, Jon Paul Kaiser and Lunabee. If the early looks at these are anything to go by, coupled with that line-up of designers, I can’t help but think this is going to be an amazing bunch. (more…)

Goodbye, GPE: HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition No Longer For Sale

The HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition, the last remaining Google Play Edition device, is no longer for sale. In fact, the device isn’t even listed under the “Phones & Tablets” tab on Google Play; you need a direct link in order to see it. Not that this change is much of a surprise, since the new HTC flagship is around the corner, but it’s sort of sad to see, because this could be the end of the Google Play Edition line of devices.  (more…)

3 Apps You Need to Own Right Now

Apps are what make our smartphones so important to us, not just the phone itself. Without so many great applications available on Android, then who knows, maybe we would all have iOS devices. Thankfully, that is not the case.

Whenever we are setting up a new device, there is a set list of apps we instantly download from Google Play, as using our phones without them would just be unfulfilling.

Below, we will go over 3 apps that always get loaded onto our devices. The point being, if you don’t already have these apps installed yourself, then we recommend you check them out immediately.

Ready to blow some of that Google Opinion Rewards money?  (more…)