Headlines

6 days ago

Using tap-and-pay in Google Wallet

177

We've heard a lot this past week about tap-and-pay being introduced to the iPhone 6. But it's also been a longtime feature available to Android devices, and for many of us it's a quick and easy way to pay for all sorts of things.

Of course, it's not available worldwide, and not every merchant accepts it. But its usage is growing, and Apple getting into the game should only make it more prevalent.

Let's take a look at using tap-and-pay on Google Wallet on Android.

Read more and comment

 
6 days ago

Crazy Taxi: City Rush gains a new district, new taxis and more in latest Android update

0

Crazy Taxi: City Rush, Sega's recently released free-to-play arcade driving action game for Android, got its first big content update this week that adds a new district to drive around in, new taxis and much more.

Read more and comment

 
6 days ago

64-bit Chrome web browser for OS X to officially launch in November

36

Google will launch the official, non-beta, 64-bit version of its Chrome web browser for OS X in November, a few months after an early build of the browser was made available on its Canary and Dev channels.

Read more and comment

 
6 days ago

Android Central 202: Jerry's Moto X Conundrum

31

Audio-only stream below

We've got our pals JR Raphael and Russell Holly on hand this week as we continue our journey into the Moto X and Moto 360. Plus more on Samsung's newest lineup, where things stand with the new Google Hangouts and Google Voice integration, we nail down what Apple's latest means for Android — and we answer more of your questions live!

Hop in, folks. This one's a biggie.

Read more and comment

 
6 days ago

Weekly sidebar poll results: Try something before you hate it

54
Moto 360

We like to touch things

Results for this week's poll are in, and I'm happy to say that most of us want to have a look at all this cool new stuff and decide for ourselves whether we love it or hate it. While the Moto 360 garnered most of the attention (naturally, since it was actually released this past week) we all discussed the merits of the new things from Samsung, Sony, LG and others. Most importantly, collectively it appears that we all know opinions are like something something and everyone has one — and it may not align with our own.

Read more and comment

 
6 days ago

Chromebook's college tour lets students try before they buy

27

Google is hoping to get students hooked on the affordably priced Chromebooks and the simplicity of its Chrome OS by taking the Internet-connected laptop on a tour of colleges across the U.S. Google is creating a Chromebook Lending Library where students can check out a Chromebook to check out the features, explore the usability, and try out Chrome apps for free.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

How to customize your Moto 360 watch face with Motorola Connect

27
Motorola Connect

With the Motorola Connect app, custom 360 watch faces are a few clicks away

The Moto 360 comes with a set of nice-looking watch faces. Chances are, there's something you like already built in to the software on your new watch. But (and there's always a but) I know nobody would complain if there were a way to alter the colors of the bundled watch faces, right?

With the new Motorola Connect app, this is really simple to do. Read on.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

HTC Desire 610 could be on its way to Verizon

29

It appears that the HTC Desire 610 may be Verizon-bound. A newly-certified device with the model number OP90300 has appeared at the FCC with support for Verizon's network.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

Setting your apps to auto-update: Whether you should and how to do it

43
Auto updating apps

Setting your apps to auto-update is easy, but should you?

Google Play Store If you hate being bothered with app update notifications, the Google Play Store makes it frightfully easy to just have your apps auto-update without needing any interaction from you. But just because it's easy to do doesn't necessarily mean you should just blindly go into it.

Here's how you turn it on and off and some thoughts as to why you might, and might not, want to do it.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

We're podcasting live at 4 p.m. EDT!

10
Android Central Podcast

Just when you thought things couldn't get any crazier — we've effectively been on the road for two weeks, between Samsung and Motorola and then Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas — it's about to get really nuts.

We're back in our proper cities and time zones for this week's podast, and we're brining a couple of special guests along for the ride. As in two. As in I'm not sure how I'm going to steer this bus, but it's going to be one hell of a ride. So join us as we dive even deeper into the latest from Samsung and Motorola, plus the update to Google Hangouts and the merging of Google Voice, and anything else you can think of. (Because, yes, we'll field your questions, too.)

So hit up this link at 4 p.m. EDT this afternoon. We'll be there. You should be, too.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

AT&T not in a rush, will offer Wi-Fi calling in 2015

63

AT&T has plans to start offering Wi-Fi calling support by 2015. The system would allow subscribers to place calls using their phone's Wi-Fi connection instead of the cellular network. If that sounds familiar, it should, as T-Mobile has offered Wi-Fi calling for years now, and even dedicated their Uncarrier 7.0 press event to expanding on the concept.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

The unlocked and unadulterated Moto X might be called 'Pure Edition'

82

The unbranded, unlocked version of Motorola's new Moto X will go by the name Moto X Pure Edition. While it will still retain Motorola's custom software tweaks, it will lack any of the carrier software found in the different branded versions of the device. It will also be sold directly by Motorola. If this sounds familiar, it's exactly what Motorola did with the original 2013 Moto X, except it didn't have a name.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

Blue Mo-Fi Headphones Review

16
Blue Mo-Fi

Ever since I started working in the tech field and traveling more often than I ever did, I've always been in pursuit of the best set of headphones. Not just for podcasting or zoning out at home, but for when I'm sitting in airports, on a plane, or just trying to put myself to sleep in a hotel room. I'm not a huge fan of earbuds, so I've opted for over-the-ear headphones in my search. Some of my favorites in the past have been the Urbanears Zinken and the Bose Around Ear Headphones — though I've been through quite a few sets trying to find one that suits me best. I recently received a pair of Blue's new Mo-Fi headphones however, changing everything I thought a solid pair of headphones should be.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for September 12

10

Looking for deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets? We've found a bunch of limited-time offers of which you may want to take advantage.

Give us a shout in the comments if you find any other sales floating around the web and we'll be sure to share 'em!

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

HTC reported to be working on its own camera to tackle the sturdy GoPro

43

HTC is working on its first camera that's not inside a smartphone, according to a report over on Bloomberg. It's said the smartphone maker plans to go up against the likes of GoPro and launch a new sturdy shooter for extreme activities. This waterpoof camera would sport an ultra wide-angle lens and a 16 megapixel sensor, connecting to Android smartphones as well as supported iPhones.

Read more and comment

 
Show More Headlines

Pages