Tip: Galaxy S6 and Edge Owners, Remove the Sticker Covering Your Flash and HR Monitor

I didn’t even realize this until 2 minutes ago, but the flash and heart rate monitor on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge has a clear sticker over it. Look closely, yours probably does too, you just didn’t see it. Both my S6 and S6 Edge had them and I didn’t even notice because the stickers are so perfectly cut and fit to the little glass covering.

Most stickers on things like the camera or edges of a phone almost always show themselves depending on the angle, but this little guy might go unnoticed unless someone pointed it out. So, we are doing that right now. Remove that thing!  (more…)

Deal: Sony Micro SD Cards for as Little as $8 at Amazon Today Only

Need some new flash storage in your life? Maybe a micro SD card to hold your growing movie and music collections? Amazon has you covered today, with a 60% off sale on many of Sony’s flash storage products.

A 16GB micro SD card can be had for $7.99. That’s kind of nuts to think about. If you need more, a 32GB card runs just $11.99; 64GB for $25.99.

And if micro SD is not what you need, maybe a full sized memory card for your camera or a USB drive will do the trick. Yep, those are on sale too.

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FlashME Turns Your Android Phone’s Flash Into a Notification Light

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Just in case the front notification light on your device wasn’t getting the job done, we wanted to point out this app called FlashME that turns your phone’s rear camera flash into the ultimate notifier. In the free version, you can set it up to flash during calls and text messages, but if you want more control, you’ll have to pony up $0.99 for the full version which then allows you to pick and choose which apps are attached to FlashME.

I will say that the app is a bit intense and probably wouldn’t work for me on a daily basis. With that said, I can see how there could be times when you need some extra notification juice and this may come in handy.

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Reminder: New Installs of Adobe Flash to be Blocked Starting Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the day that Adobe marked as the beginning of the end for Flash on Android. Starting tomorrow, updates of Flash from Google Play will be limited to those who already have it installed on their device. Meaning, no fresh installs – only updates. Development of mobile Flash for Android was killed off in November, but the software has seen updates from time to time for security fixes.

As mentioned plenty of times previously, the newest version of Android is unsupported by Flash, so many users out there basically have no use for the application. If you’re running a device that does allow for the install of Flash, you may want to install it today before it’s gone for good.

R.I.P. Flash.

Adobe: Flash Not Certified for Jelly Bean, Will Block Users From Downloading It After August 15

 

If you are running Jelly Bean in some form, you can go into the Google Play store and download Adobe Flash. It even works pretty well. However, since Adobe killed off development of mobile Flash back in November, they have announced that it has not been certified for Android 4.1 and that the experience could be unpredictable. They also want users to know that after August 15, they will kill off downloads of the app through the Google Play store, for those that do not already have it installed. Since they are no longer certifying it for new OS versions or phones, they probably do not want users downloading it, having a horrible experience, and then trashing them through ratings.  (more…)

Android App Updates: NOVA Launcher, Adobe Flash, Adobe AIR, Facebook, Tumblr and Total Commander

When Friday rolls around each week, we tend to see a bunch of app updates hit the Play store as teams finish up projects before heading into the weekend. This week is no exception, as new releases of Facebook, Tumblr, Adobe Flash and AIR, Total Commander, and Nova Launcher all showed up within the last 24 hours. Most of them were released to squash bugs, but with apps like Nova and Tumblr, we get some new goodies to talk about.  (more…)