Author Archives: John Hoff


Android Wear’s newest trick, playing a full-length movie

Apparently, your Android Wear smartwatch can be taught to do cooler tricks – cooler than, say, playing Minecraft or Doom, or even running Windows 95. Once again, smart hacker Corbin Davenport has shown us that there’s a lot of stuff – not necessarily important world-changing stuff – just a lot of stuff that can be done to your Android Wear smartwatch when you have a lot of time on your hands.

MultiROM now available for Sony Xperia Z2, Z3

The world of multiboot goodness keeps growing, as MultiROM – the project that seeks to allow devices to boot into different versions of Android whenever the user feel like it – now adds support for the high-end Sony Xperia devices, the Xperia Z2 and Z3. MultiROM has been available in other Sony devices for some time now, but it’s just now that users of the Xperia Z2 and Z3 will actually get a taste of this cool project.

OPPO’s ultra-slim R5 arrives for pre-order at Amazon UK

Those of you in the UK who are intrigued by the new OPPO R5 smartphone can now get a little hyped-up, like, right now. Amazon UK has finally made the ultra-thin handset, along with the OPPO VOOC Flash Charge Power Bank, available for pre-orders to the public, with deliveries set to begin February 20 of this year. Just with the ultra-slim form factor, you can tell a lot of people will be thinking about getting this phone.

Kemco’s Valkyria Soul is a Norse mythic monster capture game

Collect monsters, train them, or fuse them together through the act of "soulbinding". This, in essence, is what gamers can do in the new game from Kemco called Valkyria Soul. If it sounds like it might be a little like Pokemon, the funny thing is that because it actually is a little similar in concept to the Japanese franchise. Read on if you fancy a Norse mythic game with Pokemon gaming elements.

Qualcomm enlists OEM support for Snapdragon 810

The growth of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chip has not at all been smooth sailing – the run up of the new SoC has been plagued with performance and overheating issues. But Qualcomm has now enlisted the help of a number of major OEMs to give their stamp of approval for the new processor. In light of this, we expect consumers to still be wary, as Qualcomm has really not approached the issues head on.

Vektor: The Courier bike chase game arrives for Android

We haven’t had a fun endless runner in a while now, but it looks like Vektor: “The Courier” is set to change that situation. Imagine endless running in a high-tech, futuristic backdrop – that’s something I haven’t seen done yet. Or at least, we haven’t seen it done well enough to interest us. Maybe this game changes that.

Titanium Backup gets updated, brings Lollipop improvements

Why do we keep using Titanium Backup even if it looks clunky and requires root access? Well, because it’s one of the best apps for doing what it does – that is, make backups of your phone data and system. Very few backup apps out there could claim to be able to do well what Titanium Backup offers to users (with rooted devices, of course).

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.