Author Archives: Shane McGlaun

Kakao Talk to launch an Android Launcher to compete against Facebook Home

Kakao Talk is a messaging app that's been available for Android for a while and has proven popular for Korean users. The company CEO has now revealed plans to Forbes that the company will be adding a new launcher within a couple weeks to make accessing its free messaging and calling app easier for users. The new launcher hopes to compete with Facebook Home.

O2 Refresh lets you get a new phone whenever you want

O2 has announced a new monthly tariff for customers in the UK that want to be able to get a new smartphone whenever they want. The plan is called O2 Refresh and it will be available in all of the company stores across the UK starting on April 16. The company says that this is the first 24-month tariff that separates the cost of the phone from the cost of calls, texting, and data.

Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat offers control via an Android app

A number of smart thermostats for your home or office have turned up over the last few years bringing interesting features to help you save money on your utility bills. A new smart thermostat has turned up this week called the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat. The thermostat offers complete control to users from anywhere via an Android smartphone application.

Zillow app update brings 3-D property listings

If you've ever been in the new home market, you may have used the Zillow app. This app is designed to make it easier for you to find and compare prices of real estate in whatever area you're looking to live in. The Android application from Zillow was recently updated with a very nice new feature.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and 5.8 get official

It's only been a couple of days since the specifications for the new Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and 5.8 devices leaked. Today Samsung has made both of those big-screen devices official with full specifications and all the details we want to know. As the names suggest, the screen sizes are 6.3-inches and 5.8-inches.

SmartQ N10 Android tablet debuts

There is no shortage of Chinese-made Android tablets on the market today. Some people purchase these off brand tablets because they're cheap, despite the fact that quality control with some Chinese tablet makers is notoriously spotty. If you're willing to take the risk, a new tablet has surfaced from a Chinese maker called Smart Devices.

Former BioWare developers working on Android game for the living room

We've talked on a few occasions about a company called Green Throttle. The company built a game controller called the Atlas designed to let you play Android video games on your TV from across the room. Green Throttle Games has now announced its first internally produced free to play game to go with that Atlas game controller.

Google Play Music now available in Australia, New Zealand, and other countries

If you're an Android user who lives in Australia, New Zealand, and several other companies new content is now available to you. Google announced this week that an update to the Google Play store brings with it the availability of music in several countries that didn't have it before. Music is been available in the US and several other countries for a long time.