Author Archives: Ida Torres


Nexus 6 with VoLTE rumored to be coming to Verizon

While we're still waiting for the fulfillment of the promise that the Nexus 6 is "coming soon" to Verizon but a new rumor has already started that it's not just the latest Google-powered Motorola-made phone that will be available to the carrier's subscribers. Yes, the Nexus 6 will still be coming, but it will be with a brand new Android 5.1, which means it will be the first device to have the latest update to Lollipop, if the rumors are to be believed.

Moto Maker will now allow you to custom your new Moto 360

Despite the recent mini-controversy over Apple's Sir Johnny Ive's opinion over Motorola's build-your-own platform with Moto Maker, the OEM seems to be standing by its design and marketing principles. They recently announced that not only can new users continue to build their own Moto X, but now you can also customize a Moto 360 smartwatch using the same groundbreaking tool they've started. If you're still on the fence about getting a wearable from Motorola, maybe this new development will convince you.

Google pilot tests mobile app ads in Play Store

With more than one billion people now using Android devices, being an app developer can be heavenly at this point, until you see that there are also over one million apps clamoring for mobile users' attention in the Google Play Store. While Google has offered a lot of tips and tricks on how to get discovered among the many apps out there, it is still only now that they're experimenting with bringing mobile app ads in search results to the Play Store.

Hop turns your email threads into chat conversations

Have you ever had extremely long email threads that you actually want to just transfer the conversation into a chat room? (but maybe your office doesn't allow chat and messaging apps as well) This new app will let you move email conversations into an IM-like platform, complete with the capability to share files, group email, smart notifications, and an easier way to respond to real-time communications.

AVG report: Spotify, Amazon, Deer Hunter, new smartphone drains

The newest edition of the AVG Android App Performance Report has come out, and it shows that music streaming apps, shopping apps, and some new games are causing your smartphone and tablet the biggest drains, in terms of battery life, data plan, and the phone storage itself. Those conclusions don't really come as a surprise, but they might help you solve storage and battery problems, if you're willing to part from those apps if needed.

HTC One M8 releases new special Champions League edition

If you're a football fan who supports clubs like Real Madrid, Manchester United or Bayern Munich (among others), and if you're looking for a new smartphone, then you'd want to get your hands on this new baby. HTC announced they're releasing another UEFA Collector's Edition One M8 smartphone, and this time, it's not just the Champions League trophy and logo at the back.

HTC RE camera can now stream live on YouTube

Do you have dreams of becoming the next YouTube sensation? (and don't laugh at that dream because some of the YT stars earn millions just for people watching their videos). Well, you don't need to have a great set-up at home or in a studio to be able to launch a YT show. The HTC RE camera can now stream live videos to the video channel, so you can bring your show to the Internet even while you're in a mobile setting.

Learn the ins and outs of Grudgeball, Regular Show style

If you're a fan of the Cartoon Network's The Regular Show (because come on, a lot of adults watch the CN, admit it), you'll have a lot of fun trying to play with the whole gang as they battle it out in the Chaosphere. But even if you don't know anything about the animated series, you can still find Grudgeball: Enter the Chaosphere entertaining enough with its combination of dodgeball, volleyball, and hot potato in one crazy game.

Kill the monster with kindness (we mean sheep) in new Android game

What do you do when a large monster from the sea suddenly attacks your coastal city and it's up to you to save the trapped citizens? Probably one of the last things you'll do is to fling sheep at it, but that's exactly what you need to do to beat this monster in a brand new Android game called, what else, Monster vs Sheep. And if you enjoy flicking things on your smartphone or tablet, then this should be a fun ride for you.

iA Writer finally arrives on Android devices

There are a lot of note-taking and writing apps out there in the market, but there are times when you have a writing deadline or a very important article or report to write, where you don't need any distractions from the app's other features. Our iOS friends have been enjoying one such minimalist app for the past years, but now it has finally arrived for Android devices, and a blog post from the developer might also signal a new appreciation of Android for those who have been on the "other side".
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