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App Shortcuts on Nova Launcher: A little taste of Nougat

App Shortcuts are cool, if you can get them. Problem being most can’t.

App Shortcuts — the little dropdown menu of shortcuts sorted into specific activities — came with Android 7.1 rather than 7.0, and haven’t been widely implemented in the 4 months since it started rolling out in the Android 7.1 developer preview. It’s half Force Touch, half gestures on steroids, and all awesome when implemented properly. There’s just a few problems with getting it implemented  [Read More…]

Kodi or Plex: Which media server is best for Android users?

Kodi and Plex may seem similar at a glance, but they offer entirely unique experiences and services.

Feature-rich media centers, like Kodi and Plex, are making it easier for more people to make the decision to cut cable out of their lives. The benefits are clear and plentiful: you get full control to watch what you want to watch, on whichever device you choose, with no ads or interruptions.

Android users are in an especially good position,  [Read More…]

Jump-start your career in app development with the Ultimate Android N bundle (Deal of the Day)

As Android approaches its 10th anniversary this year, there’s no sign that the platform is slowing. In fact, given that it’s spreading deeper into wearables and connected devices, things look rosy for Google’s beloved OS. In that time, we’ve found that many have gone from being casual gamers or users to push things to new […]

Looking for some USB type-C cables? iOrange-E is having an awesome sale

Ready or not, this is the year of USB type-C. Although microUSB had been the standard for many, many years, its days appear to be numbered. Save for the random exceptions, most of the devices released in 2016 and 2017 have a USB type-C port. And, even though we’ve built up a collection of microUSB […]

Which smart lights should you use with Amazon’s Alexa?

Alexa, turn off the Bedroom lights.

When you think about making your home “smarter”, the first thought is usually towards the thermostat or your front door — things you have to drop everything to interact with. Lights are usually high on the connected home list, because for most people, using lights has been a part of everyday life since birth. Light switches are usually available as soon as you enter a room, and most people look for  [Read More…]

Learn how to make Android apps faster with these 5 tools

Have you ever thought about building a mobile app for your business, product, blog or service? If you’ve had no experience, you’ll likely want to make it quick and light, meaning pre-made solutions to do it in a matter of hours, not months. Can it be done? It’s absolutely possible; you can quickly invade the mobile market and get your […]

Best Science apps for kids

Science is awesome, and with these apps your kids will learn that too!

Children are like little sponges that can soak up the world around them. While that includes the mannerisms of their parents and their environment, this is also when you have a chance to show them the wonder of science and have them get excited about it. While there are plenty of different ways to go about getting your child excited about science, you should  [Read More…]

Remix OS for Mobile transforms your Android smartphone into a PC

Back at CES 2015, a little-known device maker called Jide launched a 2-in-1 Android tablet called Remix, which looked very much like Microsoft’s Surface hybrid. The device actually ran a custom version of Android called Remix OS which bundled features such a taskbar and support for running apps in re-sizable windows. What Jide was trying […]

New Futurama game for Android promises to bring authentic experience for fans

Good news, everyone! Futurama may finally be getting a mobile game worthy of the show expansive universe of comedy.

Futurama is coming back! …as a mobile game. Yes, despite the animated series final finale airing back in 2013, the show is getting a brand new game for 2017 in a partnership between FOX Interactive and game developers TinyCo. Unfortunately, we don’t know any specifics related to gameplay or what sort of hi-jinx Fry, Leela, and Bender will  [Read More…]

Odd phone diaries: the Meitu T8 employs AI to take better selfies

Taking selfies has become a daily part of our life, as technology has made it so easy for us to snap self-portraits whenever we feel pretty. Now if you’re one of those people who spends a lot of time taking selfies, only to delete them all in the end, you’ll probably want to hear about […]