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What the HTC One A9’s ‘decrypt storage’ boot prompt is about

The HTC One A9 may boot up a little differently than your previous Android phone. There’s a new step to take between turning your phone on and it fully booting up. That’s another feature of Android Marshmallow — or, rather, a feature being re-enforced in Marshmallow: Encrypted storage. And while HTC could do a better job of making it sound less scary the first time you see it, you should be happy it’s there.

Phones that  [Read More…]

Yatzy Ultimate

Overview

Developer: Seavus Group

Price: Free (Ad-Supported, $ 1.99 to remove ads; micro-transactions)

Highlights:

Real-time competition with players around the world. Credit-based betting system. Offline mode. Three variations of the classic dice game to play. Setup

Yatzy Ultimate has a relatively simple, if slightly counter-intuitive, setup. It does not support Google Account login (hence counter-intuitive) or Google Play, but it allows you to create and account with either Facebook or Game.IO. If you don’t feel like creating yet another game  [Read More…]

The Nexus power button double-press camera launch should be a standard Android feature

One of the more functional features Google rolled out this year isn’t likely to leave the Nexus lineup.

Being able to quickly launch the camera on your phone is the best. Watching people unlock their phone and tap the camera icon on their home screen while you sit there already recording or snapping away because a gesture or button combo let you launch the camera as soon as the phone left your pocket is amazing. Any  [Read More…]

AT&T may begin 5G field trials in Austin by the end of 2016

AT&T is making very early preparations for launching its 5G wireless network in the US. The carrier says it hopes to begin field trials in Austin, Texas sometime before the end of 2016.

AT&T says it has patents for a number of different technologies that could be used for its 5G network. It stated:

We plan to collaborate with Ericsson and Intel to work on 5G solutions in our labs starting in the second quarter of  [Read More…]

Love is in the air with AT&T’s buy one smartphone get one free program

Valentine’s day is a perfect excuse to upgrade your phone as well as your significant others’ device. AT&T is now running a buy one get one program on select smartphones for this celebration of love.

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Here are the highlights of the program:

Available to new and existing customers Both phones must be purchased on AT&T Next The first phone can be a new line or an upgrade The second phone must  [Read More…]

Moto X 2014 for AT&T and Verizon on sale for just $99.99 at Best Buy

If you are looking for a cheap Android smartphone, you might want to consider the Moto X 2014 today. Best Buy is selling both the AT&T and Verizon versions of Motorola’s phone for just $ 99.99 without a contract.

There’s no word on how long this price reduction will last, but since its a President’s Day weekend, it’s likely the sale will stop with the end of the holiday. Since these phones are priced at Best  [Read More…]

Duplicate Files Fixer review: automatically detect and remove duplicate items to save space.

Does your device run out of storage, forcing you to painstakingly go through your phone and delete your contents ? Too busy or just too tired to go through your contents? Worry no more! Duplicate Files Fixer(free), available and rated 4.5 stars on the Google Play Store, does all this for you.

Objective View

Entailing a simplistic and easy to use interface, this is a user-friendly application that can be operated DFF-2by anyone.  [Read More…]

Five awesome new Android Wear watch faces

When it comes to watch faces on Android Wear there are more than you could possibly go through in a day. Even more (and even better) new watch faces are added on a daily basis, along with updates to the watch faces that were already available. We went ahead and rounded up five fantastic watch faces to take a look at, instead of spending your time scrolling through the Google Play Store. Whether you want something simple,  [Read More…]

Check out these great NVIDIA SHIELD game discounts

If you have a NVIDIA SHIELD gamer in your life (including yourself), why not treat them this Valentine’s? Ending on the 14th February, a few select titles are available with up to 67% off the original price, from both the GeForce NOW store and Google Play.

If you’re the exploring type, there are two adventure gems you can pick up in the GeForce NOW store and stream on SHIELD, plus puzzle-, arcade-, strategy- and adventure-game options you can pick up  [Read More…]

Save over 50% today on Seidio dual-layer kickstand cases for Galaxy Note 5

The Seidio DILEX Pro case features a shock-absorbent skin underneath a durable, easy-to-grip polycarbonate shell that sports a built-in kickstand for convenient viewing. Choose from black, blue, or red today for only $ 16.95!