[App Roundup] Our Top Seven Picks For The Best New Apps Of March 2015

April 1st, 2015 by admin No comments »

nexusae0_ic_thumb_thumbAttention: the following roundup contains absolutely no mention of the new release od Google Reader… because that happened in April. But it does have some great picks for new apps from March, including our top seven and a handful of honorable mentions. News readers, social tools, and root-only apps are covered, plus some diagnostic tools for tech heads. And if customization is your thing, check out the honorable mentions section for cool icons and live wallpapers.

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[App Roundup] Our Top Seven Picks For The Best New Apps Of March 2015 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

HTC One M8 Is To Receive Android 5.0 Next Week

April 1st, 2015 by admin No comments »

“Last year HTC confirmed many of its popular and most recent Android smartphones would receive an upgrade to the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop …

Google’s April Fools Treat For Chromebook Owners Is An App That Browses The Web For You

April 1st, 2015 by admin No comments »

chromebookIs it really an April Fools “prank” if what you put together actually performs its stated function? Either way, you probably won’t want to keep the “Self-Browsing Chromebook” app on your machine for more than a day or so. According to Google’s straight-faced Chrome Blog entry, the app is intended to automate your entire computer experience. What it actually does is take over your laptop with a full-screen interface that navigates around the web by itself.

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Google’s April Fools Treat For Chromebook Owners Is An App That Browses The Web For You was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Facebook Launches Riff, A Collaborative Video-Making App That Isn’t An April Fools Joke

April 1st, 2015 by admin No comments »

Riff-ThumbApril 1st isn’t the safest time to browse tech blogs on the web. One third of all of the posts that go up are likely a fake (this one, though, is entirely legitimate). Yet while Facebook’s latest app looks like it could be a joke—it isn’t. Riff is a collaborative way for friends to make videos with one another using the social network.

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Riff lets you shoot a clip that’s up to 20 seconds long and share it for others to see.

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Facebook Launches Riff, A Collaborative Video-Making App That Isn’t An April Fools Joke was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Game Roundup] Our Top Seven Picks For The Best New Games Of March 2015

April 1st, 2015 by admin No comments »

nexusae0_icon_thumb1_thumbMarch doesn’t have any new blockbuster titles for you to check out, but there are a lot of interesting indies in the following list. For speed and twitch freaks, we’ve got Fotonica, one of the most unique runner games I’ve ever come across. Fans of humorous adventure can check out a new take on Hamlet, and strategy gamers have an impressive but unfortunately single-player only option in Frozen Synapse. Investigate these and other favorites, along with some honorable mentions, below.

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[Game Roundup] Our Top Seven Picks For The Best New Games Of March 2015 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Everything you need to know about Device Protection in Android 5.1

April 1st, 2015 by admin No comments »

Google added a feature called Device Protection in Android 5.1 Lollipop, but it neglected to explain much about how it works. The feature is essentially …

Marvel Mighty Heroes Goes to War on iOS, Android

April 1st, 2015 by admin No comments »

It's no April Fools' joke — DeNA and Marvel Entertainment have announced the release of Marvel Mighty Heroes on iOS and Android devices.

Google’s Smartbox Is An April Fools-Inspired Mailbox That We Kind Of Wish Wasn’t Fake

April 1st, 2015 by admin No comments »

Smartbox-ThumbInbox by Gmail isn’t even yet a year old, but Google is working to improve mail even further. But this time, it’s not working with the digital variety. It’s doing something about snail mail.

And frankly, it’s about time. People have been sticking envelopes in mailboxes for a century or two, and the experience hasn’t changed all that much. Our mailboxes could be better. They could be smarter.

They could be the Smartbox.

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Google’s Smartbox Is An April Fools-Inspired Mailbox That We Kind Of Wish Wasn’t Fake was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Pre-Orders Are Live For The Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 And HTC One M9

April 1st, 2015 by admin No comments »

Verizon-ThumbHow about this? Real news on April 1st. How novel. At any rate, it’s really only news for Verizon customers who want to pick up a new phone. The Samsung Galaxy S6 (standard and Edge) and HTC One M9 are both available for pre-order starting today.

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You’ve got your choice of several payment options for these devices. Verizon is pushing its Edge payment plan (not to be confused with the phone), which will cost you $24.99 per month for the M9 and the GS6.

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Pre-Orders Are Live For The Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 And HTC One M9 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

All Android Developers Are Now Welcome To Port Their Apps To Chrome OS

April 1st, 2015 by admin No comments »

AndroidChromebookGoogle has been slowly rolling out Android apps for Chrome OS on a case-by-case basis, with new additions coming in a handful at a time. According to OMG! Chrome!, the company is opening the process up to all Android developers.

Porting relies on a native client extension known as the App Runtime for Chrome (ARC for short). It runs Android software at a speed that’s close to native inside of a sandboxed Dalvik virtual window.

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All Android Developers Are Now Welcome To Port Their Apps To Chrome OS was written by the awesome team at Android Police.