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…)

Sunrise Calendar is Now Dead, Users Will be Logged Out Tomorrow for Good

Sunrise, my favorite calendar app of all time, is dead as of today. For those paying close attention, you’ll notice that today is September 13 and not August 31 (the day the app was supposed to original die), and that’s because Microsoft gave Sunrise another couple of weeks to live as they tried to get Sunrise features ready for Outlook, the app that Sunrise is now supposedly baked into.  (more…)

Video: Pixel Launcher First Look and Tour!

With the Pixel Launcher floating around for sideloading fun (download here), we installed it on a couple of devices and decided to take it for a quick spin on camera. This version feels quite final and polished and completely worth a deeper look now that it has changed names from Nexus to Pixel. For those who missed out on previous Nexus Launcher coverage, now would be a good time to catch up with the name change going forward and new phones from Google under the Pixel name hopefully on the horizon.  (more…)

Pixel Launcher Now Available for Download

You know how we told you this morning that the Nexus Launcher had been renamed to Pixel Launcher? You can now download it, sideload, and get a taste of Pixel before the phones are officially announced.

Below, you’ll find a .zip file that includes both the Pixel Launcher (v7.1-3231428) and the wallpaper picker, along with individual files for each in case you don’t want to deal with a .zip.

As a warning and reminder, we are not the providers of these files and cannot assure you that they are safe. These come from @Llabtoofer. Proceed at your own risk.  (more…)

Action Launcher 3’s Big September Update is Out, With Pixel Launcher Goodies Galore

Just over a month ago, Action Launcher 3 beta received an update that introduced some of the Nexus Launcher features from the leaked .apk that had been floating around to get them in the wild and people testing. Over the weekend, only days before the name of that launcher changed to Pixel Launcher, Action Launcher 3 received an update in the stable channel with not only a bunch of features from the beta, but a handful of improvements on top of them.  (more…)

Google’s Reported ‘Nexus Launcher’ Just Became ‘Pixel Launcher’ (Updated: Download)

In early August, word was out that Google was renaming and redesigning its launcher experience, now carrying the name of Nexus Launcher. An .apk file for the launcher was even leaked, allowing all to enjoy it if they so chose to. Today, known HTC leakster @LlabTooFeR has provided images of the same launcher, but Google has apparently changed the name yet again, this time, to Pixel Launcher(more…)

Don’t Miss These Android Stories: September 9, 2016

This week in Android included updates on the Galaxy Note 7 recall, Android’s September security patch rollout, the unveiling of the LG V20 and the new iPhones, and T-Mobile blessing select customers with unlimited data. It wasn’t necessarily a packed week, but there were plenty of major happenings that you should be aware of.

To catch up as we inch closer to the launch of the new Google phones, we’ve hand-selected the biggest topics of the week for you, all of which can be accessed below.  (more…)