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Google announces 2017 Google Play Award winners

Here are Google’s picks for the best apps in the Google Play Store.

As part of the Google I/O festivities, Google held a ceremony to announce the winners of the 2nd annual Google Play Awards.

With over 85 billion downloads from the Google Play Store, it’s always nice to see Google give some praise to the most innovative and interesting apps of the past year. Google has highlighted 12 apps this year, each chosen for its outstanding  [Read More…]

Check out this year’s Google Play Award Winners

As expected, during its I/O Google announced the winners of the Google Play Awards. The nominees were announced a few weeks back and you can check our earlier post for a quick refresh. With more than 2.8 million apps (as of March 2017) available in the Play Store, it wasn’t easy to choose the winners. […]

Yes, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 edge won an award at MWC 2017 one year after launch

Industry event awards don’t always translate well to the consumer news cycle.

Reading the title of Samsung’s latest press release, “Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Named Best Smartphone at MWC 2017,” you may have done a bit of a double take — didn’t Samsung release this phone coinciding with last year’s MWC? Yes, but that doesn’t mean Samsung is doing anything shady here.

The Galaxy S7 edge did indeed win at the MWC Global Mobile Awards 2017 — the same  [Read More…]

Google announces the 2016 Material Design Award winners

Google recognizes best-in-class apps design and the people who develop them with the 2016 Material Design Awards.

Google introduced the Material Design Award in 2015 to showcase applications that embrace and embody Android’s design principles better than any others. At Google I/O 2016, the app Robinhood won the Google Play Award for Best Use of Material Design, and today they are announcing the category winners for 2016.

The awards are broken into categories that highlight how  [Read More…]

Check out the Google Play Award Nominee apps

The Play Store may indeed be a giant hole of mostly crappy apps, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some good ones available. Google has made it easier for us to find these better apps by holding a ‘Google Play Awards’ which nominates, in Google’s words: “some of the best apps and games on Google Play,

The award winning Wildcard news curating app is now available on Google Play

I typically stick with what works easiest, and what is most comfortable for me when it comes to news apps. I am more of a traditionalist where I actually go to actual websites like USA Today, CNET, Engadget, Android Central, and the Wall Street Journal for my news. Apps like Feedly, Flipboard, and Google Play Newstand are all news aggregators that make it much more simple to view multiple sources of information in one unified location. [Read More…]

HTC RE wins design award at the 35th International Design Excellence awards ceremony

HTC’s handheld camera, the RE Camera, has won a design award at the 35th International Design Excellence awards ceremony. The camera beat out more than 1,700 other entrants to come out on top, and will be featured in the fall edition of Innovation, the annual yearbook of International Design Excellence Award winners.

50% off Award Winning Sound Kick Bluetooth Speaker

With so many Bluetooth audio devices in the marketplace, how do you know which one to buy? Color and design are the main selling point for some while others care strictly about fidelity. We’re lovers of aesthetics, sound and quality but our main goal is to bring you a good deal. With the Sound Kick Bluetooth Speaker from Soundfreaq, we’ve found a piece of hardware that checks off all of these boxes and will keep some green in your pocket.

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Soundfreaq Double Spot: Award winning Bluetooth speaker with a beautiful design 25% off [Deal of the Day]

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It’s not incredibly rare to find a Bluetooth speaker that delivers the sound that you’re looking for. It’s a bit harder to find something that isn’t big, bulky, or just awful looking. Narrowing down on something that satisfies your tastes for both sound and aesthetics can be even harder. The Double Spot by Soundfreaq delivers both spectacular sound and lovely style without leaving a large  [Read More…]

And the award for worst product name ever goes to, Xyboard!

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The pace at which Android devices are released has led to some rather interesting name choices from manufacturers. You can only add “pad,” “tab” and “slate” to so many technology relevant words. But that is by no means an excuse for a name like Xyboard.

Leaked by PocketNow, Motorola and Verizon will be partnering up to sell the Xoom 2 and Xoom  [Read More…]