Review – Nova Launcher – The Ultimate Android Launcher?

By | March 20, 2017

Over the course of the past few months, there have been two important changes on the Android launcher front.  The first was the announcement of the Google Pixel and its still exclusive launcher back in October.  Then came news last month that the Google Now Launcher is being removed from the Play Store this month.  This latter bit… Read More »

Super Mario Run Coming to Android March 23rd

By | March 20, 2017

Mario fans, your wait is almost over.  Nintendo has Tweeted that the long awaited Super Mario Run for Android will be released this coming Thursday, March 23rd.  The endless runner style game has been exclusive to iOS since it was released in December last year with some 50 million downloads on that platform.  With the release of the… Read More »

Huawei Watch Update to Android Wear 2.0 Released – Very Slowly

By | March 20, 2017

One of the more popular and well designed Android Wear watches of the past couple of years has been the Huawei Watch.  The watch, which is still readily available, has outstanding specs, comes in a variety of styles and most of them were priced reasonably well (there are a few higher end luxury models too).  It seems fitting… Read More »

Today’s Deal – The New BLU Life One X2 Mini for $180

By | March 20, 2017

Today’s Deal is on the all new BLU Life One X2 Mini.  This new 5″ phone was announced on Friday and for a phone priced at $180, it is reasonably well appointed.  BLU has made a name for themselves for offering good spec’d phones at a reasonable price and the X2 Mini is another example of this go-to-market… Read More »

Google Assistant is not Coming to Android Tablets

By | March 16, 2017

With Google Assistant rolling out widely to Android Marshmallow and Nougat running phones, the question of if the new feature would be hitting Android tablets too.  The answer is no.  The team over at Android Police got confirmation from Google directly that the feature will only be rolling out to phones and not to tablets.  As an Android… Read More »

SwiftKey Update Brings Improved Swipe Typing Suggestions

By | March 16, 2017

SwiftKey, one of the more popular keyboard apps for Android, has received a sizable update that brings improved Flow typing predictions to your phone.  The Microsoft owned SwiftKey will now give you three predictions as you type or use Flow, the swiping across the keyboard to spell words.  As you type, the center word is highlighted and will… Read More »

T-Mobile to Sell The LG G6 Starting April 7

By | March 16, 2017

The new LG G6 is coming to T-Mobile on April 7th.  The carrier announced that the latest LG flagship would be coming to them at a price of $26 per month for 24 months & a $26 down payment.  That roughly works out to $650 for the phone which is about what expected to the street price.  The… Read More »

Today’s Deal – BlackBerry Priv Unlocked for $319 on Amazon

By | March 16, 2017

Today’s Deal is on the solid performing BlackBerry Priv.  Right now you can pick up the 2015 flagship for $319 on Amazon.  The Priv is a unique phone in that it has a slide-down physical QWERTY keyboard, the hallmark of BlackBerry devices in the past.  It is a solid performing phone with good specifications, especially for a late… Read More »

ZTE Axon 7 Gets Nougat 7.1.1 Update

By | March 16, 2017

Chinese manufacture ZTE has started rolling out the Android Nougat 7.1.1 update to the Axon 7.  This is a big deal as it makes the Axon 7 one of the first non-Google devices to get the 7.1.1 update.  That, of course means that things like App Shortcuts along with overall improved stability is coming to the phone.  ZTE rolled… Read More »

Google Home Update Brings Dedicated Listen Tab

By | March 15, 2017

Google Home for Android has been updated with a new Listen tab that makes it easier to find curated music streams across a wide range of services.  The app itself was updated last week but the new Listen tab has now been enabled on the back end.  If you don’t see it yet, don’t fret.  It will be… Read More »

Today’s Deal – SanDisk Ultra MicroSD Cards Starting at $12

By | March 15, 2017

Today’s Deal is on a wide range of SanDisk Ultra Class 10 MicroSD storage cards.  These high speed and highly reliable cards are great from Android devices as well as other devices (like Go Pro’s) for your storage needs.  Today there are a several that are on sale at Amazon starting at 32GB and going all the way… Read More »

Send Money to Friends and Family via Gmail

By | March 15, 2017

Google has rolled out the ability to send friends and family funds via Gmail on your Android phone.  The update requires the latest version of Gmail (which rolled out last week) but the ability is a back-end change that Google has enabled.  The ability to send funds is something that has been on the Gmail web portal for… Read More »