Author Archives: John Hoff


NBC offers livestream of Super Bowl XLIX on Android app

Rejoice Seahawks and Patriot fans -- we can all enjoy Super Bowl Sunday, the game itself and the halftime show, right on you Android device, free and uninterrupted. TV network NBC is offering up to 11 hours of live content featuring America’s biggest sporting event over its Android TV streaming app. Yay!

Sol Invictus sci-fi gamebook launched on Android

You might be forgiven for not knowing about Sol Invictus – if you didn’t play Kyle B. Stiff’s “Heavy Metal Thunder” which is the predecessor to this gamebook, you might not even know it existed. But we’re here to put a little bit of good old book gaming and science fiction into your world.

D-Link puts out a micro-USB TV Tuner for Android

If you don’t live in Japan or in South Korea – where embedded TV services on smartphones is the norm – there is still not an easy way to get free TV reception on your Android device when you’re on-the-go. Apart from a few of the smaller Android device manufacturers in Southeast Asia, TV reception is still not a main feature of Android smartphones. For that purpose, D-Link has released the DWM-T100 micro-USB TV tuner.

Medieval Wars tests your strategic mind in the Middle Ages

HeroCraft, makers of the Strategy & Tactics series, is building upon their relative success with the game series by releasing a 3rd game in the Strategy & Tactics mold called “Medieval Wars”. No prizes for guessing the time period of the game, as it is obviously set in medieval Europe.

LYNE, Doodle Kingdom, OTTTD feature in Humble Mobile Bundle 10

Knot your brain, bring your creations to life, or blast away over-the-top enemies like a real action hero with the latest bundle of games featured in the Humble Bundle for mobile. This tenth installment of awesome games you’d like at the price you want features superb creations for your Android device, including the charming Buddy & Me from Sunbreak Games, the simple-yet-complex LYNE that “knots your brain while calming your soul” from developer Thomas Bowker, and the equally fun and enjoyable Doodle Kingdom from JoyBits.

Official-looking Lollipop firmware for Samsung Galaxy S4 leaked

We all know that for all of Samsung’s tech nous, the South Korean company can’t very well launch the most recent Lollipop firmware versions for all their top-of-the-line devices at the same time. This would be confusing as heck for them and so we understand (grudgingly) the delay. However, leaks like this – an official-ish Android 5.0.1 version of the firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S4 – keep us excited about the official release.

HTC One M7 gets a Sense 6 Lollipop ROM

Great news especially for those still unwilling to part ways with their old-ish HTC One M7 smartphones either for practical or sentimental reasons. XDA developer "LlabTooFer" confirmed that the MaximusHD 50.0.0 update, which the developer is dubbing as the “world’s first custom Android 5.0.2 and Sense 6.0 ROM” for the HTC One M7, is finally available.