Category: Android News


HTC BlinkFeed and Gallery updates bring One M8 bug fixes and tweaks

The HTC One M8 may have only been out for two weeks, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t updates to be had. Today HTC pushed out updates to both HTC BlinkFeed and HTC Gallery. In addition to the usual bug fixes and performance enhancements, BlinkFeed has been updated to let you “add more social content when you want” and the Foregrounder effect in Gallery now allows you to tap anywhere to apply the effect. Apart from  [Read More…]

How to get the vertical display on the Samsung Gear Fit

One of the big blunders of Samsung’s Gear Fit was that the screen was horribly annoying to read in the horizontal orientation while on your wrist. It just didn’t look right and you have to shapeshift your arm to be able to read it straight on.

With a quick update however, they’ve added a new option that lets you change the orientation to vertical instead — making things much easier to read. Of course if you like the  [Read More…]

Amazon wants your old phone so you can buy a new one

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Looking to pick up a new Samsung Galaxy S5 or HTC One M8 over the next few days and weeks? What are you going to do with that old device? Amazon says they’ll take it, and they’ll even pay you for it.

Amazon’s Trade-In program is not necessarily new but, considering the timing, it’s worth reminding you that it exists. If you have  [Read More…]

Find which apps are using the most permissions with F-Secure App Permissions [App of the Day]

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Just about every time you install a new app, there is a page of permissions that you “should” read. If you’re like some of us, you find yourself clicking OK and just skipping through it. But what if you skip over something important? App Permissions is here to help with your application permission needs.

Once the app is installed, you’ll see a few different  [Read More…]

How to enable Samsung Galaxy S5 developer options

Developer mode is easy to get to, you just have to remember to enable it

As has been the case since Android 4.2, the developer options have been hidden by default from your Android settings menu. This is a good thing, actually, as it’ll keep curious minds from potentially breaking things. It also helps keep your phone more secure.

But there are plenty of reasons why you would want to enable developer options on your Galaxy  [Read More…]

Listen to this: it’s Phil on the Ausdroid Podcast!

If you just can’t seem to get enough Android (or enough Phil) you can check out episode 108 of the Ausdroid Podcast where our own Phil Nickinson guest starred this week. Phil joined Jason Murray, Dan Tyson, and Phil Tann to talk Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and other fun Android-like things. If you’re a fan of Android and Australian accents — this one’s for you.

Check it out: Ausdroid Podcast 108 – An Abundance of Phils

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T-Mobile’s Operation Tablet Freedom: 4G LTE tablets for same price as Wi-Fi models (plus free data!)

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T-Mobile on Thursday outlined its second Un-carrier move in as many days. Starting on April 12 and running through the rest of the year, customers can add a 4G LTE version of a tablet for the same price as the Wi-Fi-only version. Yeah, for real. Saving customers hundreds of dollars on the front end, it gets even better.

As they, and we, see it, what’s  [Read More…]

Supertooth Disco 4 Bluetooth speaker review

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Bluetooth speakers are becoming more and more popular, and SuperTooth is quite the superpower in the market of Bluetooth accessories. They make everything from car kits to speakers to headsets, and one of their latest creations is the fourth installment in their Disco line of wireless Bluetooth speakers. We got a chance to review a Disco 4, and despite its simplicity, there’s a  [Read More…]

AT&T LG G2 receiving update to fix previous update

There’s a new update available for AT&T LG G2, and it fixes something that went wrong with the last update. If you’ll recall, back in February the AT&T LG G2 got its first taste of Android 4.4.2. Unfortunately, it seems that that update to KitKat also introduced a few bugs that made things less convenient for Google+ and Google Wallet users.

Specifically, it made the Tap & Pay option for Google Wallet disappear. Now, with a  [Read More…]

Deal of the Day: Seidio DILEX Case (with kickstand) for LG Nexus 5

The DILEX Case with kickstand balances next-level, hybrid protection with a slim profile and convenient design. It combines two layers of shock absorbing protection; a compact, silicone core underneath a strong polycarbonate exterior that wraps around the back and impact points. The retractable kickstand is great for viewing media, too!

The Seidio DILEX Case (with kickstand) is available for just $ 18.95, 46% off today only. Comes in black, blue, red, purple and white.

Grab  [Read More…]