By no means am I the gaming guru beyond this operation we have here (you already knew that), but that doesn’t mean my boring self can’t get down with some handheld fun from time to time. And even though I leave gaming duties up to DL team members who play all the new hotness with regularity, we still thought I should share the games that have really grabbed my attention over the years.
Tim already gave us his 5 games that you can’t go wrong with, but somehow (unsurprisingly), none of his made it onto my list. You see, I look for games that can be picked up, played instantly without any fuss, and typically don’t involve long, drawn out stories or power-ups or in-app purchases. If I have a minute to game, I need it to be a game that I can pick up and play, and then put down again at a moment’s notice.
Ready to see my five? (more…)
According to two reports at the end of July, Motorola has been given approval to make the next Nexus phone, a 5.9-inch whale codenamed “Shamu.” Since the Android world has begged for years to have Motorola make a Nexus, you can imagine that the hypebeast engine has been kicked into overdrive. And when I say “overdrive,” I mean that any potential sighting of the device means people are going to get excited, freak out, and then want to share it with the world, even if it looks highly questionable. And that’s exactly what we have thanks to benchmarks spotted over the last couple of days that allegedly out the device’s specs. (more…)
According to a report from Re/code, HTC has upcoming plans for its proprietary software and applications currently found on the latest One line of devices, plans that involve Android phones from all other OEMs, believe it or not.
When speaking with Drew Bamford, head of the HTC user interface team, it was stated that HTC’s Zoe application would hit Google Play for all other Android devices this week, given that they at least run the latest version of Android. This means anyone rocking a Galaxy S5, LG G3, Moto X or any other top Android phone can soon utilize one of the features that differentiated HTC’s lineup from the rest. (more…)
Google updated its Android distribution numbers this afternoon, showing a jump for Kit Kat from 17.9% in July to over 20% (20.9%) in August. While Kit Kat has climbed, the numbers show devices running Jelly Bean (54.2%) and Ice Cream Sandwich (10.6%) on the decline. Those running Gingerbread and Froyo haven’t moved much. Actually Android 2.3 saw a slight jump to 13.6% from 13.5%, which is odd.
You can see last month’s numbers here. (more…)
Think about this situation – you are cruising through Twitter or Google+ and see a link to a story that you want to instantly share with a friend via Pushbullet. How would you go about doing that? Normally, it would require you to tap that link, wait as it opens in a browser, and then find the share button, before choosing Pushbullet as the app to share through. TapPath is an app that wants to reduce all of these steps. (more…)
Are you launching a product in 2014? If so, there is one criteria you must meet before making it available – the product name must include the word “One.” It doesn’t matter how you go about it, just don’t forget. You could use it in the name as a multi-tasker, to both represent the product and help teach young ones simple math. You could do something really brilliant, that would certainly make all sorts of sense to non-techies, like tie in the codename of your product to the word “One.” You could even go numerical and add a +1 on to the end of it. But again, this is key to your product launch, even if it doesn’t mean success.
New Bluetooth speaker maker OM/ONE clearly got the memo. Introduced today via crowd-funding campaign, the OM/ONE is a levitating orb-like Bluetooth speaker that is actually pretty sweet looking. It runs $179, comes in either black or white, and could be delivered by December of this year. (more…)
A minor update (v126.96.36.199928916) showed up for the Google+ Android app last night that most would probably assume only introduced things like stability improvements and bug fixes. If you assumed that (like I did), you were wrong (maybe). Once updated, some users (including me) are seeing a Cast button for casting your G+ stream through Chromecast. (more…)
According to the newest set of prohibited items posted by Manchester United, large electronics (tablets, laptops) have been banned inside of the club’s UK stadium.
As most of us may know, whenever we are at sporting events, many people use tablets to take pictures and selfies, ultimately obstructing the view of other fans. Whether this is exactly what MU is trying to stop, they did not specify, only citing public safety. (more…)