Nova Launcher adapts Lollipop design in latest update

Even before the official announcement of Android Lollipop (actually, even before we knew it was a lollipop), we expected to see most of the apps adapt its Material Design and several other features before its official launch in the next few weeks. One such app that has done this is Nova Launcher in its latest update. Some loyal users consider this the best launcher app yet, and they will be happy to know that the update brings with it several Lollipop-esque features they can already enjoy.

Bluetooth speaker from Bowers & Wilkins: style & credibility

Bluetooth speakers are a dime a dozen now, given how many brands have been putting them out there. But when a respected, high-end audio equipment brand announces they are coming out with their own Bluetooth speakers, audiophiles sit up and take notice. Bowers & Wilkins are releasing T7 speakers that might cause you to break the bank, if you go for those kinds of accessories that will make any song sound good (well, let's say, most of the songs).

Microsoft opens up the Garage, employees working to improve on Android apps

Microsoft has opened up the Garage. Nope, the software giant isn’t showing off a collection of luxury cars and bikes. A new community of developers, musicians, hackers, artists, investors, and artists was started by Microsoft with the aim of coming together to share ideas and build new projects. The goal of the Microsoft Garage is to turn ideas into real endeavors while outsiders are given access so they can comment and give feedbacks and suggestions.

Barnes & Noble and Samsung release new Nook tablet

If you like co-branded tablets and ebook reading gadgets, then you have another great news from Samsung and Barnes & Noble. Just a few months after they released the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, they're now selling a bigger version of it: the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1. But along with it, they also announced that the new tablet comes with a new Nook software and that this will also be pushed on the 7-inch gadgets as well.

Inbox by Gmail gives you another way to look at email

There are some that would have us believe that email is passé and is due an overhaul, if not a replacement, and perhaps to some extent they might be right. But for those who live in their virtual inboxes, that isn't even an option, Luckily for them, Google, whose business happens to be beholden to email, is a staunch ally. It has come up with a new app simply called Inbox that turns the age old email into something more dynamic, more personal, and even more productive.

Sim City ventures into city building with Build It app

Who among us have never enjoyed a SIMs game (and maybe you still are addicted to it!) or an entertaining-at-the-start-but-might-get-repetitive-eventually city building game? A new game from EA combines the best of both worlds as they soft launch SIM City Build It, which is what its name says it is. You get to build a whole city from the ground up, but without the complication of having your (sometimes annoying) sims around and you do it from the convenience of your mobile device.

First phone app for hearing impaired to come to Android soon

According to statistics, there are over 70 million people in the world who are suffering from profound to severe hearing loss. And obviously, they would find it extremely difficult or impossible to use mobile phones to make and take calls. But a new technology might just make it possible and its creators are raising funds to build make it a reality. It's called RogerVoice and it's an app that will make your calls for you and then translate in real time and give you a text transcript of what your caller is saying.

Epic Dragons turns the table, makes players defend dragons

Crescent Moon Games, who has given Android titles such as Ravensword Shadowlands and Aralon Sword and Shadow, are back with another game called Epic Dragons. Mighty and epic as that may sound, this game is anything but. The dragons are not ferocious beasts but cute cel-shaded ones. And the gameplay isn't entirely epic but a tower defense with a slight twist. In this game, you get to be the one that plans out how these dragons will defend themselves against pitiful humans that want to hunt them down.

Pixel People lets you build a community in Utopia

Ah Utopia. We would like to live in such a society, but some say it is impossible to ever achieve something like it. But a new Android game will allow you to build a society in it, albeit only digitally and pixel-wise. The city building game is called Pixel People and if you liked Tiny Tower and all its iterations, then you'll enjoy this game which lets you simply build a community in a place called, you guessed it, Utopia. Oh, and you need to be okay with the idea of cloning.
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