Headlines

1 week ago

T-Mobile will sell its LTE Nexus 9 sometime in early December

14

T-Mobile revealed today that their 32GB LTE wireless version of Google's Nexus 9 tablet will go on sale sometime in early December. The carrier will charge customers $25 a month for 24 months for the 9-inch Android 5.0 Lollipop tablet.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

AT&T GoPhone prepaid now throttles instead of capping data, adds new $45 plan

52

AT&T GoPhone plans have had a bit of an update today by way of a new $45 plan that offers 1GB of data. That settles in between the previous two-tier plan approach with $40 for 500MB and $60 for 2.5GB, which have the same data allotments. Perhaps more importantly, for the $45 and $60 plans AT&T will now just throttle speeds to 128kbps after the high-speed data allotment is up, rather than cut off data as it did previously.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

Google acquires Mac app-maker RelativeWave, gives away $80 Form app for free

5

RelativeWave, the team behind the Mac app Form, has announced that it is now part of Google. As part of the acquisition, Google has made the $80 prototyping and design app available as a free download on the Mac App Store. The RelativeWave team will continue development of the app under Google.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

How to add a dedicated number row to the Google Keyboard

129
Google Keyboard number row

It takes a few steps, but the Google Keyboard has some useful options tucked inside

Here's one of those things that's been around for a little bit, but well hidden. If you're a fan of the stock Google keyboard but would love to have a dedicated number row — particularly given the size of many of today's smartphones — you can do it. It's not just an Android 5.0 Lollipop feature, so you're able to do this on the Nexus 6 or LG G3 or HTC One or whatever.

You will, however, have to do a little digging in the keyboard settings.

Here's the deal:

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

You can now share Drive files directly from Hangouts video chats

0

Google is making it easier than ever to share your Drive files today. The company just announced a new feature coming to Hangouts video calls that allows users to instantly share links to files stored in their Google Drive directly from the chat window.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

Meizu brings 2K display to MX4 Pro, puts 'Retina' in your ears

32

Meizu is teasing their next smartphone, the MX4 Pro, boasting a new 20nm A15 octa-core processor, mTouch fingerprint scanner, and "Retina Sound", whatever that means. It's probably a speaker so sublime it makes your eyes pop out of your head. We're still trying to figure that part out.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

Withings updates its Health Mate app with a new Material Design look and more

3

Withings, the maker of fitness smartbands such as the recently-released Pulse O2 has updated its Health Mate app, which not only supports Android 5.0 Lollipop but also has a new user interface inspired by Lollipop's Material Design. The app even throws in some new features as well.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

Motorola Keylink fob pairs with your phone so you can always find it

52

Motorola has launched a handy little Bluetooth accessory that pairs up with your Android or iOS device so you can find your keys or your phone with minimal hassle. Hit the button the Keylink and your phone will ring, or tap the button in the app for the Keylink to ring.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

Iterate 78: Google designers talk Material Design

7
 Google designers talk Material Design

Iterate brings together the best designers and app producers in the business to talk user interface, human interaction, icon design, and user experience from concept to implementation. On this episode — Richard Fulcher, Nicholas Jitkoff, designers at Google, talk to Marc, Seth, and Rene about the origins, development, and implementation of Material Design on Android and the web.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

Amazon starts shipping its Fire TV Stick to early buyers

54

Amazon has launched its first shipments of its recently announced Fire TV Stick dongle, but the early birds who jumped first to get the $39 device are the lucky ones. Amazon's listing of the Fire TV Stick shows they won't get anymore in stock until at least January 15.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

Here's what HTC Sense looks like with Android 5.0 Lollipop

138

A few screenshots have leaked of an unreleased version of HTC Sense running on Android 5.0 Lollipop. What's particularly noteworthy here is the redesigned notification tray and Lollipop-style multitasking view. These screens are from Sense 6.0 running on the HTC One M8.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review

104
Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung's first curved Note is an interesting tech demo, but it's far from a slam-dunk overall

Samsung has been at the forefront of new display technologies throughout its recent history, pushing the limits of what AMOLED panels in phones and tablets can do. Beyond improvements in resolution, brightness and colors, Samsung has recently tinkered with curved and flexible displays of all sizes and types.

But in terms of real consumer products, the history is much shorter. It started with the Galaxy Round — a pretty basic phone that didn't do anything new aside from being curved. Then Samsung applied the curved tech to wearables with the Gear Fit, a neat little fitness band, and later in the year the Gear S, a 2-inch curved glass behemoth of a smartwatch.

And then the Korean giant came out with something different entirely — the Galaxy Note Edge. Launched right alongside the flagship Galaxy Note 4, the Note Edge reveals its biggest trick in its name. Although it looks like a "normal" phone from most angles, the entire right edge of the screen is dramatically curved — enabling a few neat experiences that aren't possible with a flat display.

The Galaxy Note Edge isn't like any phone you've ever used before, and that's both good and bad. Read along with us for our full impressions of Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, and see how Samsung is trying to make curved displays a mainstream feature.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

Barnes and Noble launches new Nook app with free audiobook offer

16

Bookseller Barnes and Noble is trying to revamp its Nook brand with a new app that will allow users to purchase and download selections from a large library of audiobooks. The app now available in the Google Play Store with an offer of two free audiobooks from a select list of titles.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for November 19

4

Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list.

As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't included, let us know in the comments.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

T-Mobile US makes it even cheaper to call overseas

17

T-Mobile is giving its Simple Choice plan users some cheaper options for international calls. Starting today, they can sign up to get unlimited calling from the US to landlines in over 70 countries for just $5 a month per account, up to 10 lines, with the updated Stateside International Talk option. It's also offering the same plan, plus unlimited calling to mobile phones in over 30 countries and 1,000 minutes to mobile phones in Mexico, for just $10 a month per account.

Read more and comment

 
Show More Headlines

Pages