Try to escape using your brains in Escape Ep. Manor

Probably one of the greatest fears of most people is to be trapped in a creepy chamber in a haunted manor, and the only way to get out is to solve some brain-scratching puzzles (okay, especially that last part). But if it’s a hypothetical situation in a mobile game, then yes, we would probably download it, especially if it’s for free. Escape Ep. Manor is one such game that will challenge your wits, make you a little scared (especially if you wear headphones), and give you a break from what we assume is your monotonous daily work life.

Apple slide-to-unlock patent invalid in Germany, says high court

Patent wars among big tech companies won't have an end. There will only be more lawsuits to be filed and more abuses to be made by any party who wants to make it big in the mobile industry. All these firms will find more ways to slap each other with cases that sometimes don't really make any sense or can be considered a waste of our time.

Samsung to showcase three new wireless audio 360 speakers

Samsung Electronics has just introduced new speakers: the R1, R3, and R5 Wireless Audio 360 speakers. These new systems are expected to be showcased by the South Korean giant at the IFA 2015 event in Berlin next week. All models offer omni-directional audio and boast off built-in tap-and-swipe user interface.

Facebook Moments can now make videos from your gathered photos

Two months ago, Facebook launched Moments, a stand-alone app that allows you to gather the photos posted on the social networks that you didn’t take but you’re in it. Unfortunately, it was only for US users and of course for a first release, there were some things that needed to be improved. Their newest update now brings it to more countries and also lets you make videos from the photos in your moment.

Samsung tells users to follow instructions on using S Pen for Note 5

You know that “PenGate” is in full swing when Samsung itself gets into the fray. Well, sort of. The OEM has finally spoken up, albeit very briefly, about the accusations of some users that they overlooked a design flaw when it comes to their S Pen for the new Galaxy Note 5. Some have observed (and some experienced first hand) that if you insert the S Pen the wrong way, it would still go in and will probably damage your device.

OnePlus One can now receive Cyanogen OS 12.1 OTA update

After the Oxygen OS 2.0.1 update for OnePlus 2 was released, the OnePlue One is also getting an update to Cyanogen OS 12.1. This particular version already includes Android 5.1.1 Lollipop so OnePlus One owners no longer have to complain that their units are becoming outdated. We actually don't remember when was the last update for the first-gen OnePlus smartphone since the version was released (was there any?) but we're glad the Cyanogen OS 12.1 is here.

Super slim OPPO R5s now shipping in the US

The Oppo R5s which was announced a few days ago is finally available in the United States and some parts of the world. The Android phone is now listed at $220 online but only for a limited time. You only have until tomorrow, August 27, Thursday, to avail of this special discount price of last year's Oppo R5's latest sibling.

Floatify Version 8: more customizable options, new features

Even before Android 5.0 Lollipop made heads-up notifications common to all updated devices, there was an app called Floatify that was ahead of the game (well, they did base it on L but launched ahead of it). And if you weren’t satisfied with the stock notification settings from Google, you might have stuck with Floatify even as your devices got Lollipop-ized. Now, more than a year later, they’re launching version 8.0 of the app and it comes with a ton of new and customizable goodies that makes this one of the better alternatives to the default Android notification system.

Charge your iOS and Droid devices from up to 6 feet away [DEALS]

Get the range of motion you need to comfortably use your recharging mobile device with the 2-in-1 iOS & Android 6-ft Charging Cable, half price for readers of Android Community. When your mobile device’s battery is short on power, you plug it in and continue using it as normal. For most, though, continuing to use a device that’s recharging is anything but normal. This is largely due to the length of the charging cables that are supplied with mobile devices.

Verizon’s DROID Maxx 2 spotted this early, still the same Moto X Play we know

We believe the Moto X Play will be arriving in the US as the Droid MAXX 2 and will be exclusively available from Verizon. It's more than just a rumor now because some images have been leaked that tell us the smartphone is only being geared up for release. We're not saying this one is final but the phone looks a lot like a Moto X Play which we all know is a DROID phone in the country.