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1 week ago

Samsung Galaxy S6 camera tips and tricks

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Galaxy S6 camera

The Galaxy S6 has an amazing camera from the moment you first launch it, but there's always room to improve.

Just like every other camera, the Galaxy S6 has a learning curve — and while it's easy to pull out the phone and capture great shots with little effort, if you take the time to learn a few of its finer points you can really make the most of it. Whether it's switching over to the Pro mode for finer control or just browsing through the settings to make sure you're taking the right kinds of pictures and videos, these are the tips and tricks you need to know to get the most out of your Galaxy S6's camera.

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1 week ago

Groupon for Android updated with full Lollipop support, a new UI and more

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Groupon has launched a major update to its Android app, with full Lollipop support along with a user interface revamp that reflects the look of the latest Android OS.

The app, which brings the version number up to 15.2, definitely looks like Groupon has taken many lessons from Google's Material Design ideas, along with brighter colors for the coupon and savings app.

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1 week ago

The HTC One M9 is now available from TELUS

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The HTC One M9 is now available from Canadian carrier TELUS.

The HTC One M9 is available from TELUS for $200 with a two-year contract, though you can grab it without contract at its full price of $750.

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1 week ago

Lollipop rolls out to the Sprint Spark version of the Samsung Galaxy S4

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An over-the-air update for Sprint Spark version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is now rolling out that brings Android 5.0 Lollipop to the device.

The support page on Sprint's site does not indicate how big the download is, but it does show the new version number to be L720TVPUCOD1.

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1 week ago

5.5-inch Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 priced at $199.99 for a limited time in early pre-sale

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Alcatel OneTouch is holding an early pre-sale of its 5.5-inch Idol 3 smartphone for just $199.99 from now until the end of the day on Monday, April 20.

After 11:59 pm PDT on April 20, the price of the Idol 3 will go up to $249.99. Any pre-orders for the phone will start shipping in mid-May.

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1 week ago

How to use Easy Mode on the Galaxy S6

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Easy Mode

If the Samsung Galaxy S6 is simply too much phone, you can scale things back (and make them bigger!) with Easy Mode.

Not everyone wants a zillion features on their phone. And even though Samsung has sort of streamlined TouchWiz in the Galaxy S6 (mostly by rearranging things or removing some options altogether), there's still a lot going on here. Maybe too much for you.

So if the default user experience is overwhelming, there are options. And one is the built-in Easy Mode. Here's how to use it:

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1 week ago

Quick Look: Qmadix X Series Lite Cover for HTC One M9

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The X Series Lite Cover promotes extra protection with dual-layers and I.D.C. technology, leaving little to worry about.

Sure, your HTC One M9 comes with UH OH Protection, but for some of us — that's just not enough. We decided to give the X Series Lite Cover from Qmadix a whirl to see how it fared with the HTC One M9, and whether it's a viable solution against impacts.

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1 week ago

Moto Connect adds social sharing for custom Moto 360 faces

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Motorola's smartwatch app lets you share photos of your customizations for everyone to see.

Moto Connect has always been good for those extra tricks on Motorola accessories, but the latest update adds a social component to your Moto 360 modifications. The app lets you modify the Motorola-specific Android Wear watch faces, from subtle color changes to placement of date and weather in some cases, but the added share icon under the color panels generates a screenshot of your screen and sticks in on a render of a Moto 360 for quick sharing. It's useful if you're interested in showing off your Moto Connect watch face, but since this feature only works with those stock faces Motorola offers it's somewhat limited.

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1 week ago

Sony launches LTE-enabled Xperia E4g in India for ₹13,290

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The Xperia E4g — with dual-SIM connectivity and LTE — is now listed on Sony India's website for ₹13,290 ($215), making it the most affordable handset from the manufacturer to offer LTE in the country.

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1 week ago

Google changes mobile search results to display website names in place of URLs

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Google has announced a small, but nonetheless interesting change to the way it displays website URLs in mobile searches today.

Specifically, search results will now display a website's actual name instead of its URL, along with what Google calls a "breadcrumb-like format" for the URL structure.

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1 week ago

Chrome OS stable channel update brings Material Design touches, updated calculator app, more

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Google has announced an update to the stable channel for Chrome OS today that brings a number of notable changes, including a refreshed Files app.

The update bumps Chrome OS up to version 42.0.2311.87, and in addition to bringing the Files app up-to-date with Material Design guidelines, the update brings support for password protected files, along with an updated calculator app.

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1 week ago

Boost Mobile's new prepaid plan connects Miami customers with Cuba for $50 per month

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Boost Mobile today announced a new prepaid plan for customers in Miami making calls to Cuba.

For $50 per month, Cuba Monthly Connect plan from Boost Mobile gives customers unlimited texts and 15 minutes of talk time to Cuba at 33 cents per minute. After the first 15 minutes of talk time to Cuba, the rate bumps up to the standard 99 cents per minute.

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1 week ago

Google Search now showing all apps related to search content, not just the ones already installed

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Google has changed the way that app indexing is handled on Google Search and is now showing any available related apps instead of just ones you already have installed.

Apps have been indexed in Google Search for quite some time already, but today Google has made some changes to the way it displays results. Previously, Google Search only showed the option to open results into apps that you already had installed on your device, but now they're are opening that up to apps you haven't installed.

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1 week ago

WWE 2K brings real pro wrestling action to Android

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2K Games has released WWE 2K for Android for 99 cents. It's the first simulation-based mobile game launched based on the pro wrestling franchise.

The game features many past and present WWE pro wrestlers in a variety of different modes.

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1 week ago

Adobe promises to launch more apps for Android devices starting this summer

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Adobe has now promised to launch more of its design, photo and editing apps for Android devices, starting sometime this summer.

While the company does offer many apps on the Android platform like Photoshop Express, many of Adobe's more recent mobile apps have been made exclusively for the iPad, such as Comp CC and Slate.

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