If you really, really want to get your hands on a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 right now and live in the US, the folks at Expansys USA are currently selling the unlocked version of the 5.7-inch smartphone right now for the rather steep price of $849.99.
An update to the Chromecast app for Android will let you activate a nice screensaver for your TV populated with all sorts of web content. Backdrops can include Google+ photos, curated artwork, news and lifestyle pictures, and satellite imagery.
If you're looking for more information, just crack open the Google app and ask "What's on my Chromecast?" The Chromecast app itself will also have more information on what images are being shown.
News in the digital age has gotten faster, so it's no surprise that more and more users are getting their news on their phones rather than on their TVs. And while news aggregators like Press and Newsstand have their place, today we're going to look at getting our news straight from the source. These are the best apps from professional news organizations, at least from the humble opinions of the Android Central staff.
Endomondo Sports Tracker has been updated with support for Android Wear. You can also connect your account to Twitter, creating a training plan has been improved. in addition to Android Wear support, Endomondo also now supports the Samsung Gear S.
Sprint has quietly cut the the two year contract price of its Samsung Galaxy Note 4 by $50, reducing it from $349.99 down to $299.99, most likely in an effort to compete with its rival carriers in the US.
Microsoft has just announced Xim, a new app that will be available today for Windows Phone, Android and iOS. Xim allows you to share photos easily with a group of friends nearby. You can then all view and browse the same photo content at the same time. With Xim you share your photos, not your phone.
Several major UK retailers and companies have announced support for Zapp, which means shoppers will be able to make payments using their smartphones. Zapp is an upcoming mobile payment gateway and platform that plans to offer a new way for consumers to pay for goods and services. The UK service will launch three mobile apps – Android, iOS and Windows Phone – to enable said smartphone owners to make payments without having to take out their wallet.
We've dug up some solid deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets. If there's something you've been wanting to get your hands on, check out the list below. As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't listed, let us know in the comments!
The Philips Hue Tap is the first physical switch for the company's connected lighting system, and while handy to have around the house its more limited in functionality by design that the smartphone apps. But, Hue has developer APIs available which has led to this, Hue TapApp, to give you more from your Tap.
After launching its payment gateway in the US last year, Amazon is bringing the feature to Indian retailers. Through the service, customers will be able to pay for digital goods on several merchant sites using credit card information stored within their Amazon accounts.
If you fancy trying out Google Glass before making a purchase, it's now possible if you reside in the UK. Google has opened up a Basecamp based in London where you can schedule an appointment to purchase Glass and available accessories.
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