Tap Heroes turn an RPG into a cut-out puppet show

Once in a while you come across an idea or an implementation that is so out of this world that it becomes interesting and even enticing. Tap Heroes, a new game on Android, is probably one of those. By all other accounts, it would be yet another RPG title trying to make a grab for your money. But the game presents things in such a strange way that you almost feel like tapping your way into the fantasy world and eventually buying the game as well.

Pure Pool now out exclusively for NVIDIA Tegra K1-powered devices

A new billiards Android game is hardly any reason to get all excited – Android pool apps are typically dime-a-dozen. But Pure Pool, originally released for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, now makes its arrival at the Google Play Store – but unfortunately not just for any Android device. Your device has to have what is arguably the best processor and GPU combo known to man at this point – an NVIDIA Tegra K1 chip.

Photographer 3D prints VR headset for the OnePlus One

With Samsung jumping on the virtual reality (VR) niche with the Gear VR and Galaxy Note 4 combo, and with LG following close behind teaming up with Google Cardboard plus the LG G3 – not to mention the revival of the View-Master in modern VR style – it will not surprise us if the smaller manufacturers make efforts to jump on this market as well. But as OnePlus has yet to jump on the VR bandwagon, photographer Rene Meeh has taken it upon himself to make a VR headset for his OnePlus One, via 3D printing.

This tiny charger will give extra juice within 60 seconds

What do people want in their smartphones? Longer battery life. You don’t need surveys to know that people who always carry their phones  wish for an improved battery that can last at least the whole day on a single charge. Sure, people want a more vivid display, more responsive touchscreen, larger display, clearer camera, a slimmer and more robust form but the ultimate need according to a recent survey is longer battery life.

Microsoft Health updated with MapMyFitness, HealthVault integration

Microsoft's very own Health app is available not only on Windows Phone but also for iOS and Android. The software giant prefers to work on this app that helps people track data and statistics on health and fitness. The app works well with the Microsoft Band, another wearable device that aims to get you and me to start thinking about fitness. It's actually a $200 wrist band from Microsoft that works with a smartphone to track your workout and health progress.

CM12S arriving for OnePlus One in March, maybe OxygenOS too

Carl Pei, co-founder of China-based phone manufacturer OnePlus, let it be known through Twitter today that CM12S – that is, the Lollipop version of Cyanogen’s proprietary software for the OnePlus One – may be arriving mid to late March. And with a view to the quite public separation of Cyanogen and OnePlus, he also said that OxygenOS – the company’s self-developed version of Android – may arrive within the same timeline.

Pebble Time smartwatch has a color screen

One of the first popular and successful smartwatches out there is the Pebble. The watch started on Kickstarter years ago and has proven to be one of the most popular wearables out there for Android users. Pebble has announced a new smartwatch called the Pebble Time and the big feature of the new smartwatch is the color e-paper screen.

Google Wallet partners with Softcard and other mobile carriers

Ever since the tap and pay feature for Google Wallet was introduced almost four years ago, mobile payments and e-commerce have improved immensely. With the Google Wallet app on Android device, anyone can make e-payments by simply tapping the phone as long as NFC payment is allowed. Samsung may be ready to take on Google Wallet by acquiring LoopPay but the Mountain View company continues to also improve its system by partnering with the biggest innovators in the mobile industry.

Nexus 6 now on Amazon, Moto E soon with Verizon (maybe)

Motorola has been on a smartphone roll of late, being the OEM of choice for Google's Nexus 6, and receiving good reviews for their newer handsets, including the mid-range Moto E. The main problem has been availability though, as they usually run out of stock and people have to search far and wide (well, on their computers at least) if they want to get a unit, specifically for the Nexus 6. But now Motorola is widening their reach, with both confirmed and rumored news.

T-Mobile lists units ready for Android 5.0 Lollipop

T-Mobile is busier than ever especially these few days leading to the Mobile World Congress 2015. Because new smartphones and tablets will be unveiled in Barcelona, it's only right that the mobile carrier release software updates to current mobile devices par of its lineup before they become overshadowed by the yet-to-be-announced units. We're certain though that T-Mobile will be releasing the Samsung Galaxy S6, thanks to a teaser recently shown off.