Opera Max now lets carriers offer limited free app access

Opera has been trying to return to its glory days not by pushing its web browser to mobile but by offering value added services that aim to curb mobile data expenses. It's Opera Max app, which has just recently expanded to 21 countries in Asia, tries to compress data that is sent to smartphones. Now the app has gotten a new feature in the form of "App Pass", which is just a fancy marketing term for sponsored access to some apps.

Android One devices in India to get Lollipop

Android One devices are the line of smartphones that Google has produced that are aimed at developing nations where buyers often can’t spend the hundreds of dollars that people in developed nations throw at mobile devices. Google's Android One initiative has met with mixed success so far.

Super Legend Flynn 64 is a Nintendo 64-inspired RPG

Game developer David Amado Fernandez is known for making tribute games – say for example, the game “Hundred Fires” which is a tribute game for Metal Gear Solid. His most recent effort is a big nostalgia trip, especially for those who remember playing Super Mario and Legend of Zelda on a Nintendo 64 console. That’s what Super Legend Flynn 64 is – a heck of a trip down gaming memory lane.

Live the pirate adventure with High Sea Saga game

Oh, the pirate life! Because of the Pirates of the Carribean movie franchise, as well as some books and TV shows that has romanticized the life on the high seas, some people dream of having an adventure and become the new Jack Sparrow. Okay, not exactly do that in real life, because you know, jail, but at least become that in your fantasy life. A new Android game lets you live that fantasy out on your Android smartphone or tablet. Welcome to the High Sea Saga.

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.