14 March 201416By Paul AcevedoIn 1999, Sega released a fast-paced driving game called Crazy Taxi in arcades and on their Sega Dreamcast console. The combination of driving passengers to their destinations, wild and humorous gameplay, and licensed punk music helped Crazy Taxi find a permanent parking spot in many gamers’ hearts...
14 March 201491By Simon SageLooking for a fast fix with your Android games for your phone? Look no further
Playing games while on the move can be tricky. You're dealing with the relatively small screen of a smartphone and short amounts of free time. Meanwhile many games focus on longer play sessions and small, detailed controls...
14 March 2014By Phil NickinsonWelcome to Friday, everyone! That means the end of the work week for many, the start for others, and hump day for a select few. But more important — it marks the return of the Greatest Android Podcast in the World! And this week should be a good one...
14 March 201415By Richard DevineA new image leaking out today shows what appears to be an Amazon branded game controller. The image obtained by Zatznotfunny shows a pretty regular looking game controller with the addition of Android styled back, home and menu buttons as well as those for media control.
14 March 201411By Richard DevineA quick heads up for any Brits looking to pick up a 2013 Nexus 7 that Staples has a great deal on right now. The 16GB Wifi-only version is currently available for just £149.99, a £50 saving over buying one direct from Google Play. Better still, you can have one delivered to your local store for free, in-store pickup if you wish.
14 March 201410By Alex DobieUK carrier EE could be about to launch its own-branded Android phone, if a photo obtained by Engadget is to be believed. The tiny picture doesn't reveal much besides an EE-themed skin and a squarish design with capacitive keys. But apparently it'll be LTE-capable, and today's report indicates that it'll also support Cat. 4, allowing it to take advantage of the carrier's fastest 4G speeds.
14 March 201422By Alex DobieSamsung is betting big on mobile fitness gadgets this year. Exercise and health tracking a major focus of the Galaxy S5, as well as the new Gear smartwatches. But the Korean company might have another trick up its sleeve, in the form of a competitor to traditional low-powered fitness accessories, as this morning Samsung fansite SamMobile has published images of a new Samsung "Activity Tracker."
14 March 201422By Richard DevineGoogle's Chromecast is a hotly awaited item outside of the U.S. but according to this picture tweeted to us yesterday, UK buyers might be getting their hands on them pretty soon. The image shows stocks of Google's HDMI dongle that have been received at Currys PCWorld.
14 March 20146By Alex DobieThe Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom wasn't our favorite device of 2013. It was too bulky for a smartphone, and offered lackluster image quality compared to most point-and-shoot cameras. Nevertheless, it seems Samsung might be about to follow up on its phone-camera hybrid in 2014 with a Galaxy S5 Zoom. Benchmark info from GFXBench points to a SM-C115 device (the S4 Zoom was SM-C101) with a 19-megapixel camera and 4.8-inch 720p display.
13 March 201490By Andrew MartonikCricket customers have grace period before needing to move to a new phone and plan; Aio Wireless customers will see no changes
Just eight short months after agreeing to buy Leap Wireless, AT&T has closed the deal that brings the prepaid carrier under its big corporate umbrella. And if you were one of the few people who thought AT&T wouldn't quickly mix things up after the purchase ended, you may be in for a little bit of change. Immediately after the close of the deal, AT&T is combining the newly-acquired Cricket brand (which Leap Wireless operated under) with its existing prepaid brand Aio Wireless as its sole prepaid offering.
Aside from a rebranding to using Cricket instead of Aio Wireless as the brand, not a whole lot is changing from a service perspective. Existing Cricket customers have a bit of a grace period to keep using their current phone, plan and number — once the integration is entirely complete, you will then visit a Cricket store and purchase a device and new plan that will transition them over to the AT&T network. That has the bonus of giving you a much larger and faster network, while keeping things less expensive and prepaid as Cricket customers are used to.
Current Aio Wireless customers will see no changes whatsoever aside from a new name on the website, and their devices and plans will remain the exact same. Presumably the integration with Cricket will boost the prepaid carrier's overall speeds and coverage with the addition of new towers, customers and spectrum over time, but if you currently use Aio Wireless don't worry about sweeping changes (at least for the near future).
13 March 201410By Andrew MartonikWhen Samsung announced the Galaxy Core Advance, it focused on the new accessibility options that set it apart from the regular Galaxy Core. Today the company is following up the phone's launch with three new accessories that put those new accessibility features to good use, making it even easier for the visually impaired to interact with the device and the world around them. The Ultrasonic Cover, Optical Scan Stand and Voice Label are all aimed at using the Galaxy Core Advance as a tool to help those with a physical disbility, and the ingenuity is prettty impressive.
13 March 201432By Richard DevineFollow every lap of the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship on your Android device
The 2014 Formula 1 season is officially here! It may seem like only yesterday we were watching the 2013 Brazilian GP wrap up the season, but a new one is upon us...
13 March 201456By Andrew MartonikFolks on the stable release of Facebook are picking up some much-needed app improvements that have been in play on the Facebook beta channel for some time. The updates this time around mostly have to do with photos and photo management, starting off with the ability to post photos in comments on other posts. Further, you can now delete and edit your own photo albums, untag yourself from photos and upload multiple photos at once to a group. Group administrators have new options for pinning and unpinning posts, as well as managing pending and reported posts.
13 March 201496By Jerry HildenbrandYou've probably heard that 2014 is the year of the smartwatch. We're not sure that we would label it as such, but we do agree that they are going to get more popular, especially if Google or Apple jump into the fray. We've already seen some great new stuff with the Pebble Steel and Samsung's Gear 2 and Gear Fit, and if the vendors at CES and MWC have their way we're about to get flooded with even more.
Enough about the future. There are some great choices to go through right here and now. To the right, you'll find a poll. If you're mobile, you can also find it after the break. Let everyone know who built your smartwatch!
13 March 201417By Andrew MartonikSave keystrokes for commonly typed phrases, emails and more in Chrome OS
Anyone looking to boost productivity while using a Mac has undoubtedly found or been referred to check out the application TextExpander...
13 March 201413By Andrew MartonikPrepaid phone MVNO Straight Talk is opening up its SIM card options today by offering the smallest of the bunch, Nano SIMs, for anyone bringing their own phone to the network. More and more popular devices — such as the Moto X, new Droids and recent iPhones — are taking advantage of the smaller SIM form factor, previously forcing folks to purchase Micro SIMs and cut them down to size manually.