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NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV 1.2 Software Upgrade Released

06/15/2015, NVIDIA has just announced that its SHIELD box running Android TV is getting updated to version 1.2. There are a number of improvements, but the most important ones are (in my opinion) the better Netflix and Google Play streaming experience, the SHIELD...

Runic Games’ Torchlight RPG Announced For iOS And Android

06/15/2015, Back in 2009 when gamers were still waiting for if and when Blizzard would release Diablo 3, Runic Games announced their own action RPG game called Torchlight. Granted Torchlight isn’t the only action RPG game around but what made gamers take notice of...

Samsung And BlackBerry Could Partner For New Phone [Rumor]

06/15/2015, Samsung and BlackBerry have teamed up in the past for ventures such as promoting BBM and recently both companies also helped create a tablet. In fact both companies have such a close relationship that it even spawned rumors that Samsung was perhaps...

iPhone Users Spend 25% More Than Android Users On Hotels

06/12/2015, When it comes to shopping and spending habits, is there really a difference between someone who has an iPhone and someone who uses an Android phone? Well apparently MarketWatch seems to think so and according to a recent survey conducted by the company...

Experience Firefox OS With This Android Launcher

06/12/2015, Considering how loyal Android users are, especially when you’ve invested a lot of time and money in curating an entire suite of apps, it’s hard to make the jump to a different platform, especially one whose ecosystem isn’t as populated. Now if...

Google Play Finally Introduces Free App Of The Week

06/12/2015, For years app stores from Apple and Amazon have typically offered up free apps of the week. These are paid apps that are being promoted and for that week only, it will be a free download. Sometimes there are some pretty great deals in there and if...

Google Unfazed By Android One’s Lackluster Sales

06/12/2015, With the huge population that emerging markets usually have – India, China, Indonesia, the African region – one would think that by creating cheap handsets that they would be selling like hotcakes. Unfortunately for Google and their Android...

Virgin America Will Use Android For In-Flight Entertainment

06/11/2015, When it comes to the in-flight entertainment systems offered to you during your flight, most of the time the hardware tends to be really old, outdated, laggy, and the displays are usually very low-res making the viewing experience less than ideal. It is...

BlackBerry Could Be Considering Android For Their Next Phone

06/11/2015, BlackBerry is a company that has many rumors and speculation surrounding it, and according to the latest one, it seems that the Canadian company could be considering creating an Android handset. According to a report from Reuters, it seems that this is...

Google Launches Android Phone Picker Tool

06/11/2015, There are so many Android handsets available in the market at the moment, so choosing the right one can be difficult. Now you might think that going with a flagship smartphone is the safest best but even then amongst the flagship handsets, there are...

Landscape Video Recording Finally Comes To Twitter Mobile Apps

06/11/2015, Earlier this year Twitter brought the in-app video recording feature to its mobile applications, however it only allowed users to record and share videos captured in portrait orientation. The fact remains that most users would rather capture said video...

Possible Google Hangouts 4.0 Leaked, Shows Off New UI

06/10/2015, If you thought that the Google Hangouts app could do with a makeover, you’re in luck. Granted the app has received a Material Design makeover, but if you’re thinking more in terms of a better designed UI that’s more intuitive, less cluttered, and...

How To Tether Android Phones

06/10/2015, Most Android phones can turn into portable hotspots and provide internet connection to other devices such as Laptop or tablet. To use the internet, other devices will use the Data plan of the host smartphone. This can be extremely handy if you don’t...

First Generation Moto X To Get Android 5.1 Lollipop Update

06/09/2015, The world of smartphones certainly moves at a breakneck speed, and whatever is released this month might not necessarily be the top dog in the next month. Having said that, for a smartphone to be two years old in the industry would clearly make it a...