Author Archives: John Hoff


Mix like a DJ, mix free with djay Free

Algoriddim, makers of the relatively successful premium DJ app “djay 2”, have released a limited but free version of their music mixing app called “djay Free”. Being a free app, you know you won’t be getting the whole shebang of features and stuff – but you might be surprised that you’ll enjoy what’s included in the free package.

ARCHOS to launch new smartphone, 3 phablets at MWC 2015

ARCHOS, a gadget manufacturer that focuses on the mid-range and entry level niches, is gearing up for the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 at Barcelona with a new smartphone in tow, and a couple of large screen devices. These devices are firmly targeted at the mid-range to lower-end tiers of the market – at consumers looking for functionality at a lower price.

Chainfire updates CF.lumen, now available for non-rooted devices

Anytime you want to change the hue or color tone of your display either for convenience purposes or if you just want to impress your friends – and you can basically be sure that stock Android will not allow you to do this – time to install Chainfire’s “CF.lumen” app. This was once a “root only” app, but now an update has brought a workaround for non-root devices.

SBK14 is the official Superbike game app, now available at Google Play

There’s a big market for sports game apps in the Android ecosystem – and with a little imagination and some intuitive game mechanics, it could be a recipe for great marketing and awareness of any specific sport. A racing sport like the Superbike World Championship has a lot of reasons why it should get into the Android market – maybe that’s why it has now released SBK14, the official Superbike game app, via the Google Play Store.

AMT releases long-awaited sequel in Epic War TD 2

A tower defense game doesn’t have a lot of elements – this is why as relatively easy as it is to get it right, there are also a lot of opportunities to get it wrong. Epic War TD was a great tower defense game and a lot of people enjoyed that – so it was of utmost importance that gaming outfit AMT get the sequel right. They took two years to do it, and now we have Epic War TD 2.

Ginger Keyboard update brings new Smart Bar feature

Ginger Keyboard is one of the more famous keyboard replacement apps for Android, and it’s come up with a recent update that brings a new feature to the keyboard. The new Smart Bar feature basically allows users to create shortcuts of apps which require the use of the keyboard on the smart bar, giving you easier access from one app to another.

Kyocera to unveil solar charging phone at MWC 2015

As we all get excited for what should be a very exciting Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, most people will be looking to the big manufacturers and seeing what new and amazing things they have brought as their flagship devices. At the other end of the spectrum though, Kyocera will be reminding us that the MWC is also about the smaller technologies that have the potential for changing the way we live and work with our mobile devices. To that, Kyocera will be bringing a solar-powered mobile device to the floor.

Samsung Galaxy S3 gets Lollipop with Paranoid Android ROM

This is a testament to how well Samsung built the Galaxy S3, that it is still alive and kicking – and custom Lollipop ROMs are still being built for it today. We have to remember that the Samsung Galaxy S3 was once king of the smartphone world, and a lot of units are still being used even to this day. With this Paranoid Android build, the Galaxy S3 can start experiencing some Lollipop goodness – with a few bugs here and there.

Sony ‘leaks’ Xperia Z4 Tablet with 2K display, possible MWC launch

We know how this works – manufacturers tend to test out website elements for new products and try to pull them out as quickly as possible, maybe for real world testing, maybe to get people to start talking about said product. We’ve seen it done many times before – and it just might be what we’re seeing here as Sony did a quick “one-two” for the upcoming Xperia Z4 Tablet device.

SoundHUD brings ‘true’ silent mode back to Lollipop

Seems like there’s a big issue with Lollipop users about Google tweaking the usually generic “silent mode” in Android 5.0. With Lollipop, you get a “no notifications whatsoever” mode and you get what is called “Priority mode”. After all the discussions (you should see the reddit thread via the source link), some people would just really want one “silent mode” on their phones. That’s what SoundHUD tries to bring.