YouTube Gaming Launches Tomorrow

YouTube Gaming, which is Google’s take on a Twitch-like live-streamed gaming experience, launches tomorrow, August 26, according to Gamespot.

With the service, users will find more than 25,000 dedicated game pages to keep up with, support videos, and of course, live streams from your favorite gamers. At launch, YouTube Gaming should have both web and mobile applications available, so that you can feed that gaming addiction from anywhere.  (more…)

Download: Android Marshmallow Preview 3 OTA Updates

After issuing a quick update to build MPA44I (well, new images) that followed the initial release of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow Developer Preview 3, Google is now starting to roll updates out over-the-air (OTA) to compatible Nexus devices. We have a running list of the .zip Preview 3 OTA updates for your Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player (soon) below, in case you either didn’t get prompted to update your device or didn’t feel like messing with the factory image files. (more…)

It’s 2015, Why Do All Android Phones Still Include a “But”

The year is 2015 and we still don’t have a perfect smartphone. I’d argue that there isn’t even a phone that is all that close to being perfect. I’m not saying that all of today’s phones are bad, because most are very, very good and you will probably be satisfied with whatever you choose. But every single one of them includes a big “but.” Hear me out.

Over the past few years, we have seen display technology from Samsung that looks more life-like than your TV and is mindblowingly good. We have seen processors reach PC-like power and efficiency levels. RAM is insanely fast. The Galaxy Note 5 has 4GB of it, people. 4GB. Storage is also faster than ever before. We even have fast wireless charging now! Cameras are reaching point-and-shoot territory. No, smartphone cameras are coming close to eclipsing some point-and-shoots. Metals are being used. Glass is too. Phones look like high-end watches or jewelry, yet do more than a computer in many instances. Technology is, well, pure awesome right now. So why is it that every single Android manufacturer can’t make us the perfect phone.

Why isn’t there a perfect option right now?   (more…)

Google Photos Now Helps You “Rediscover Photos From the Past”

A new update to Google Photos is rolling out that should help you re-live your past through pictures. The update will notify you of moments or events from the past through cards in the app’s Assistant. The cards could be from a “trip this time last year” or as a collage of photos from a time long ago where you and bunch of friends shotgunned Busch Light at a gravel pit, around a fire of burning pallets, with Ruff Ryders Anthem playing out of Brett’s jacked up Chevy. Ahhh, youth. The feature is opt-in, so if you don’t want to rediscover the past, you don’t have to.  (more…)

Google Adsense for Android Gets New Logo, Full Material Makeover

The Google Adsense application for Android just got its big update to Material Design. The app is now as “fresh” as can be with new logo and move away from the days of Jelly Bean hamburger menus.

Outside of the new look (which can be seen below), Google also added custom date ranges, a bunch of new reports, new metrics, and translations for Hindi and Malay.

For those grabbing pennies on the daily with Adsense, be sure to update.  (more…)