Author Archives: John Hoff


NBA All Star app will give hoop fans best NYC experience

Hardcore NBA fans are already making their plans for the NBA All Star weekend at the Madison Square Garden in New York City and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. With that in mind, the NBA hopes to help hoop fans squeeze out every drop of hoop excitement with the NBA All Star NYC Android app – designed to give sports fans great insider access to all the action.

Humble Mobile Bundle features Cartoon Network games [UPDATE]

The great guys over at Humble Bundle have something new for all you mobile and casual gamers out there – presenting the Humble Cartoon Network Mobile Bundle. This is a collection of more than a dozen Cartoon Network game apps available for you at the low, low price of somewhere around USD$8.00.

Pics of new Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 leaked

Samsung have been pretty consistent in their commitment to put out ruggedized outdoors-y versions of their phones – always having one or two of them in their catalogs. The most recent devices have been the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and the Galaxy S5 Active – both ruggedized takes on the South Korean manufacturer’s flagship phones. We don’t know yet if there will be a Samsung Galaxy S6 Active version, but what has leaked is a rumored update to the Samsung Galaxy Xcover line.

Cyanogen to still release Lollipop firmware for OnePlus One

Something like this from Cyanogen should be good news for OnePlus One users, but the recent rift between Cyanogen and OnePlus has thrown everything into confusion. If we read Cyanogen's recent tweet, it shows that the company is currently finalizing the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the OnePlus One smartphone and is expected to be out sooner than later. But there are more questions than answers from this.

PPSSPP 1.0: You guessed it, a PSP emulator on Android

We’ve been wondering why there was no legit project out there for an emulator to enable playing PSP (classic) games on Android devices, given that hardware specs for Android devices are on the up. But it seems our wondering days are over. Welcome PPSSPP 1.0, from the same emulator team that brought you Dolphin for PC, a Nintendo Wii emulator.

HTC tests users’ patience, Lollipop rollout for One M7, M8 delayed

Now that you’ve read the headline above, take a few deep breaths first -- breathe in, breathe deeply, then breathe out. If you're an HTC One M7 or One M8 user, this news will be sure to cause some irritation at the very least, so make sure you’re feeling somewhat relaxed before proceeding. We know that HTC One users have been looking forward to getting their hands on the Android 5.0 Lollipop updates to their devices. This latest update means more bad news for you guys.

Samsung Galaxy S6 visits India, rumors on a robust form factor

As the rumored launch date of Samsung’s upcoming flagship phone – the Samsung Galaxy S6 – draws ever nearer, we are flooded by a lot of rumors and news items regarding the elusive smartphone. An actual model has not been seen in the wild, and would most likely remain hidden until it is unveiled at MWC 2015 in Barcelona a month from now.

Google’s Project Tango tablet moving closer to reality

That’s one small step for a tab, one giant leap for all of its kind: Google has recently announced that Project Tango, a high-powered concept tablet enabling the user to recreate reality in digital form, has taken the next step towards actual realization by graduating out of its Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division. That means that Google is actually thinking about the device's marketability and real-world applications.

Lollipop images out for Nexus 7, both 3G and LTE versions [UPDATE]

For those of you who are still using your venerable Nexus 7 – be it the 2012 3G only version or the more recent 2013 LTE version – this is probably good news for you. Google has released Android 5.0.2 Lollipop images for your devices – this is no joke. The mothership has finally decided that it’s probably time to bring you up to speed as you’ve been languishing in KitKat loneliness all this time.