Besides Gmail and Search, the other service that has become synonymous with Google has got to be Google Maps. Since it comes pre-installed on almost all Android phones, it has become the go-to mapping and navigation service not only because it is convenient, but because it is also very good. If for some reason you do not want to opt-in to Google’s great maps service, though, there are other options out there. A new option with a brand name attached to it has launched today in the form of Garmin’s viago. (more…)
Hot on the heels of our story on a few Android apps to help strengthen your passwords and keep yourself safe, Keeper for Android has announced a new feature that is coming to their service soon. Starting later this month, the Keeper app will be able to fill in your passwords for you on your device, great for those long string and unintelligible passwords that you have stored in their vault. (more…)
Nest, makers of smart home products like the Nest Thermostat, announced late last night that their previously recalled smoke detector, the Nest Protect, had returned with a removed feature and a new $99 price tag. It was previously available at shops like Best Buy and Amazon, but had for some reason never found its way onto Google Play, even though Google owns the company and has been selling Nest’s Thermostat for months.
That changes today, as the Nest Protect is now available for $99 in either “wired” or “battery” models on Google Play (US, UK, and Canada).
Go get it. (more…)
Everyone remember Pressy? That would be the Kickstarter funded button that plugs in to your phone via headphone jack, so that it can then be used to trigger actions on your phone. It is yet another Kickstarter project that sounded amazing at inception, but its creators have struggled with the manufacturing portion.
There have been delays if you think about the original ship date which was slated for March. Companies like Xiaomi thought the idea was awesome, so they copied Pressy to a T and have already released their version which costs a fraction of Pressy’s $17-20 price tag. There are other knock-offs of the project filling eBay by the day, leaving Pressy fans a little more than frustrated. It’s a mess. (more…)
You know what’s better than watching media on your big screen TV through the AllCast application? Watching your media and deciding what you’re going to watch next at the same time. The latest update to AllCast has landed in Google Play and brings a nifty split-view tablet interface that allows you to do just that. (more…)
We teased this last night on Twitter, because well, teasing is fun from time to time. And since a tease only means something if you follow through with it, it is now time to do just that. We are giving away $200 in Google Play gift cards for the hell of it! It feels like it has been a minute since we gave something away – oh wait, it has only been a minute. What I mean is, it has been a while since we gave away a whole bunch of gift cards for you to do with as you please. Maybe one of you will be able to spend it on games for that shiny, new NVIDIA SHIELD.
The contest is easy as usual – jump into the Rafflecopter widget below and complete as many of the tasks as you like. None are mandatory, so pick and choose the options you are most comfortable with (or easiest). The more you complete, the better your chances are, though.
Just a quick note to our friends in other countries – paid Newsstand content is now available in France and Germany through Google Play. Paid content refers to premium news subscriptions (New York Times, WSJ, etc.) and magazine subscriptions.
France and Germany join the short list of countries that includes Australia, Canada, Italy, United Kingdom, and the United States. (more…)