Category: Android News


From the Editor’s Desk: We like different phones, and that’s OK

Diversity in Android means we can disagree on the ‘best’ phone, but still both have a great phone.

This week I wrote a three-month follow-up to our Pixel review, keeping up our tradition of returning to high-profile devices several months on to see how they’ve held up over time. As seems to be the case any time we talk about our favorite phones, there’s a large amount of dissent in the comments section and on Twitter saying  [Read More…]

Noah Camera takes your selfie game to a new level (review)

Overview: Noah Camera is a camera app designed to enhance your photos and selfies with filters and allow you to easily share them on social media and with friends. Developer: JP Brothers, Inc. Cost: Free (with ads) Impressions: Noah Camera is a camera app designed to enhance your photos and selfies with filters and allow

Best Android apps for your Chromebook

An injection of over 1,000,000 Android apps does a great job filling in the holes in Chrome.

A few Chromebooks already have Android apps through Google Play. More are scheduled to get them, and most new Chromebooks will ship with the Play store working from day one. Android app support has also been announced for several Chromeboxes and the Chromebit. It’s a slow process, but it is happening.

Android apps will change how you use your Chromebook.  [Read More…]

HTC’s smartwatch appears in new photos

New photos have leaked that show HTC’s upcoming Android Wear smartwatch. This smartwatch initially leaked on Weibo in October, but no announcement or teaser has come from HTC. These new photos were also released on Weibo and show the watch powered on and from a number of different angles.

HTC’s smartwatch utilizes a circular display with a 360×360 resolution and no flat tire bezel on the bottom of the display. Instead, the components are packed into a ring around the  [Read More…]

Save $15 on Samsung’s 2A adaptive fast car charger today!

If you spend any portion of your day in a car, you should have a charger in it in case of an emergency. Samsung’s 2A adaptive fast car charger is a great option to keep in the car so you can get a speedy charge while on the road. Right now you can pick one up for just $ 20, a savings of $ 15.

The problem with Android permissions is too much information and not enough information all at once

People freaking out over an Android app’s permissions again was overdue.

It’s a regular happening in the tech press. An app has questionable permissions and people freak out about it. Sometimes it’s warranted, but most of the time it’s because the people freaking out don’t understand the Android permission model or haven’t taken the time to see what reasons an app might have to need those seemingly sketchy permissions. And it’s Google’s fault. Sorry, Google, we love  [Read More…]

Meitu — What you need to know about privacy and the filtering app

[record scratch] [freeze frame] [shot of Phil in Meitu app]

Yep, that’s me. You’re probably wondering how I ended up here …

Every now and then we get hit with an app that seems to just take over. The latest — and god help me, I’m about to talk about selfies — is called Meitu. There’s almost no way that you haven’t seen it — or at least the results from it — in the past week or so.

It’s one  [Read More…]

Save big on these great smartphones from BLUBOO and get a free smartwatch

Between now and February 5th, BLUBOO is offering some great deals on its lineup of smartphones while giving customers the chance to get one for free and another chance to get one for just $ 10.

Redraw Keyboard – Customize ALL THE THINGS (App Review)

Android has a billion keyboard options. Okay, maybe there’s not quite a billion keyboard apps out there to choose from, but with all of the customization options offered by some of them, it might at well be since every Android user ever could easily have a different looking keyboard. However, not all keyboards are created

Win an NES Classic and Bluetooth controller (Giveaway)

Nintendo’s latest console, the NES Classic, was introduced in late 2016 and went on to be a top-seller at retail stores all over. Those who tried can attest that it was nearly impossible to get their hands on one for Christmas. And, for good reason. This little guy packs more than 30 classic Nintendo titles, including Super Mario