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3 years ago

Google Play Newsstand gets revamped with new Material Design look

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Google Play Newsstand

The Google Play Newsstand app is rolling out a new look that incorporates the Material Design choices that are a part of the upcoming Android L release. Google says this will allow the online magazine and reading app to have "bigger images, more contextual headers and smoother transitions."

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3 years ago

British red phone boxes are turning green to charge your smartphones

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Famous British red phone boxes are being revived to charge smartphones. The new solar-powered hubs are painted green and branded "Solarbox", but retain much of the same iconic design. Gone were the days of wired calls, say hello to free public charging.

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3 years ago

Brushed Stainless Pebble Steel gets another price drop at Amazon, now just $169.99

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Earlier this week, Pebble dropped the price of the Pebble Steel to just $199 — which is a $50 savings off of the original price tag. Some eagle eyed shoppers have spotted an even better deal though, as it appears that you can pick up a brushed stainless model of the Steel at Amazon for just $169.99 — an additional $30 savings.

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3 years ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for October 2

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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!

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3 years ago

Roku Screen Mirroring beta launched for Android devices

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Roku has started a beta of a new feature for its Roku 3 TV set top box and its Roku HDMI Streaming Stick that will allow them to mirror screens from Android devices to big screen televisions.

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3 years ago

Many more games added to two latest Android Humble Bundle deals

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Two new Humble Bundle "pay what you want" deals were launched last week with games made for Android devices and now even more games have been added to both bundles.

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3 years ago

Alcatel C1 GoPhone available this month on AT&T for $59.99

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Alcatel Onetouch has today announced availability of the Alcatel C1, a GoPhone device available pre-paid on AT&T. Beginning this month, the C1 will be available nationwide in the US for $59.99. The C1 features a 3.5-inch HVGA screen, 1GHz dual-core processor, 2MP camera, and is running Android 4.2.

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3 years ago

Fruit Ninja for Android gets new update with major gameplay changes

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As promised a couple of weeks ago, developer Halfbrick has releases a major update to its popular touch-themed arcade game Fruit Ninja for Android devices that greatly changes the basic gameplay of the title.

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3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy Alpha teardown reveals razor thin display assembly

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A full disassembly of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha gives us a peek under the hood. The most noteworthy aspect of the device's internal hardware is the super-slim 1.4 mm display, which is half the width of the iPhone 6 front panel. This actually makes repairing fairly difficult given how much adhesive Samsung uses. There's also a gasket around the headphone jack, which hints that all-around waterproofing may have been a consideration at some point.

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3 years ago

Angry Birds maker Rovio looking to simplify its business with potential layoffs

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The Finnish studio behind Angry Birds, Rovio has announced that job cuts may be on the cards to simplify the company. CEO Mikael Hed admitted in a blog post published today the company has been growing on assumptions, a tactic that's clearly not sustainable in today's competitive market.

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3 years ago

Vertu's latest luxury phone offers exotic materials and high-end specs for $6,900

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The $10,300 Signature Touch out of your budget range? Vertu understands your plight, which is why the luxury phone manufacturer just announced the Aster, a $6,900 hand-crafted smartphone constructed out of titanium.

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3 years ago

Instapaper is now available for free, launches new premium subscription

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Instapaper has today announced that the company is changing its subscription model, enabling everyone to download the official app for free. A new premium subscription is now available for $2.99 or $29.99 a year, but for those who are already paying for the service, you'll remain on the old $1 a month plan (as a token of their gratitude). The team states that the new premium model will enable them to add cool new features to the advanced package.

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3 years ago

Future LG smartwatches may also run webOS

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If you thought we have seen the last of webOS (aside from LG TVs), think again as LG is also looking to use the operating system to power smartwatches. A software development kit for a webOS smartwatch has been teased on an LG-owned developer website (link no longer works). The company already has two Android-powered watches available on the market, including the G Watch R (pictured above), but LG could well be looking to work on its own platform.

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3 years ago

Samsung takes advantage of 'bendgate' in latest Galaxy Note 4 ad

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Samsung has made sure its marketing channels have taken full advantage of the "bendgate" mess surrounding the newly released iPhones, and the company is at it once again with its latest Galaxy Note 4 advert. This short video runs through tests the company carries out to ensure there's enough durability to prevent the smartphone from bending and essentially falling apart.

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3 years ago

Allthecooks rebrands app as Cookpad Recipes

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Allthecooks, the recipe sharing service that's gotten a good bit of attention as one of the initial Android Wear applications (and particularly as one that does things right) has rebranded its Android app.

The new name? Cookpad Recipes. (It'll just show as "Cookpad" in your app drawer. Same great app, same great waffle recipes. (Mmmmmm. Waffles.) Now with a new name. We're not sure what prompted the change, and the iOS and Windows Phone apps so far seem to be unaffected. But so long as the syrupy goodness keeps flowing, we'll call it whatever they want.

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