Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


Shazam update makes it easier to purchase music on Google Play

Most people have probably heard of Shazam before. Shazam is an app that you can install on your Android device that makes it easy to identify music and TV programs in seconds. If you hear a track on the radio you like but you aren’t sure what the song is called or who the artist singing is, Shazam is the app you want to identify the music.

AutoData app turns off data connection to save power

A new app has hit Google Play called AutoData that promises to turn your data connection on and off on preset intervals. The point of the app seems to be aimed at saving power by turning off the data modem and saving data by keeping apps from using your data allowance constantly.

Heli Hell game lets you blow stuff up

A new game launched on Google Play this month called Heli Hell. As you might guess from the name of the app, it's a helicopter game where players control an attack helicopter as it makes its way over a bunch of enemy ships and bases blowing stuff up.

Galaxy Note 4 OLED screen tested by DisplayMate

One of the most important parts of a smartphone of any size is the screen. If the images we see look bad because of a poorly performing screen, it doesn't matter as much how the rest of the smartphone performs. DisplayMate has recently conducted a test of the OLED screen used on the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge.

Amazon Fire TV gets Spotify Connect support for music streaming

The Amazon Fire TV has a new app that music fans will love. The app is Spotify Connect and it launched in the US this week allowing fans of music to stream all the content they want via the Amazon hardware. The app has some cool features that make it easy to listen to your favorite tunes on multiple devices.

Flud torrent downloader reaches version 1.0

Torrent fans looking for a new way to download stuff on their Android device can now get Flud in its first stable version. Flud 1.0 has no limits imposed on upload or download speeds. Users can also select which files they want to download and specify the file and folder priorities.

Textra SMS app updated with Android Wear support

If you aren't a fan of the default Android messaging app, there are plenty of options on the Google Play store that you can choose from. One of those options is Textra SMS and the app was recently updated again. The latest update brings the app to version 2.4 and adds in a handful of new features.

Qualcomm SafeSwitch hardware kill will land next year

When it comes to stopping smartphone thieves from being able to use your stolen device, lock codes help to some extent to protect your data. While that might protect the data you have stored on your device, the thief could still wipe the phone and sell it online. Qualcomm has unveiled a hardware kill switch that will render stolen or lost devices unusable.
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