Author Archives: John Hoff


Lockdown Pro allows selectively locking almost any app

We are trust our smartphones with private data more and more, and it is becoming so difficult to keep that data away from people who just want to compromise your privacy. Enter Lockdown Pro, a pretty awesome app that allows you to lock your apps whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned user – and it looks great to boot. Best of all, it’s completely free – with in-app purchases, of course.

Pronto Fast Charge battery gives a full charge in 5 minutes

At least that’s what it claims. The Pronto Fast-Charge battery is a Kickstarter project that claims to be able to give you 8 hours of power on 5 minutes of charging. Sounds ridiculous, considering that fact that this is what irritates us to breaking point about our mobile devices – when you need to charge your device and there’s just no time for charging. This might just be our savior, yes?

Samsung answers design questions for Note 4, Note Edge

When going a version up, there is always the tension between keeping elements of the old design and ditching them for something new. Samsung went through all of that for its new flagship phablets – the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge. Let’s look at some of their considerations.

Monster Strike arrives for North American Android users

Monster Strike, one of those monster collecting game franchises that have become so popular in Japan (*cough* Pokemon, Digimon *cough*), has arrived for North American Android users as well after being one of the top games in Japan for so long now. It is being pushed by social networking outfit mixi and is now being made available for Android (and iOS) users.

Nexon Mobile releases Legion of Heroes MMORPG for Android

So the buzz for Legion of Heroes, Nexon Mobile’s newest PC quality MMORPG for Android, has been building up for quite a while. The game was expected to launch in July, but more testing and development had to happen – pushing to the launch to, well, now. Legion of Heroes is now officially available on Android.

LG G Watch R to drop in Europe first as global rollout starts

Most of the current smartwatches and Android wearables put in the market today – at least those worthy of note – can trace their very recent history back to IFA 2014 in September, because that’s where most of them got launched. This includes the LG G Watch R (the “R” stands for “round”) which was unveiled at Berlin and is slated to start its global rollout in November, with the first market to get the device being Europe.

LG’s F490 shows up in Vietnam, up close images available

LG is creating quite a buzz with its supposed upcoming device, the LG F490 “Liger” (which is a lion and a tiger, geddit?). It might just be the first competitive device that will sport an LG-made processor – an octa-core processor at that – similar to what Samsung is doing with its Exynos cores. The F490 is not yet officially available, but it has shown up in Vietnam for a nice photo session.