Tag Archive: Bringing

Republic Wireless bringing back referral program

The Moto G will be joining the Moto X later this week at Republic Wireless, but before that happens they’re bringing back their Refer a Friend program. The Wi-Fi-happy carrier has partner is partnering with FriendBuy to offer customers up to $ 20 in account credit for referrals who are customers for at least 30 days. And the referred customer too will get $ 20 credit too.

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FireChat bringing off-the-grid messaging to Android

Messaging without the internet

FireChat found its way from iOS to Android today, offering an interesting, decentralized way of instant messaging. FireChat plugs into a kind of mesh network, where mobile devices connect to one another over Wi-Fi Direct and Bluetooth, and not requiring any outside involvement on the internet. Obviously the range on this is limited, but at least it works when you’re outside of cellular coverage, plus it’s an interesting open local network meet  [Read More...]

Ready for a pair of Google Glass that has a bit more style and flair? You may have your chance, as Google has partnered with Luxottica — the parent company behind Ray-Ban and Oakley glass and sunglass frames — for an undisclosed amount of money. We bet it was a whole helluva lot.


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An interface that scales Google Now down to something usable on your wrist, with endless possibilities driven by developers.

Google has officially unveiled Android Wear, an operating system specifically tailored to wearable devices, and with that comes some new usability and interface challenges. Working with small wristwatch-sized devices and sub-2-inch screens, you quickly run out of room for interfaces and information. Alongside the launch of the new platform, Google has given developers an early look at  [Read More...]

We thought it was great when Google updated Google Play Games last week some much wanted — and needed — features, but it seems that this was just the tip of the iceberg. Google has expanded their presence at GDC, and it looks like they are going all-in with mobile gaming.


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One of the best things about Android is the customisation options available. So when the Nokia X was announced only for it to be confirmed there would be no Google services integration, developers everywhere simply took that as a challenge.

Nokia still make arguably the best hardware out of all smartphone manufacturers, and fans have been longing for a Nokia running Android. However, given the integration with Microsoft, Nokia chose to remove the Google services (Gmail, Play Store etc.) and  [Read More...]

Acer CloudMobile

Back during CES 2012 Acer showed off something called Acercloud, a new service from them much like Apple’s iCloud services in the fact it will keep documents and media libraries in the cloud with sync being offered across their line of smartphones and tablets.

Jumping forward to the present, Acer apparently just won the iF Product Design Award for outstanding achievement in design with a AcerCloud enabled device called the Acer CloudMobile  [Read More...]


AT&T has announced some changes to their data plan pricing.  Starting January 22, new plans that offer more data, albeit at a slightly higher cost, go into effect for both smartphones and tablets.  The new plans are as follows:

Smartphone plans

AT&T Data Plus 300MB: $ 20 for 300MB AT&T Data Pro 3GB: $ 30 for 3GB AT&T Data Pro 5GB: $ 50 for 5GB, with mobile hotspot / tethering  [Read More...]


Sonic the Hedgehog 4, episode 1 has been one of the funnest games I’ve played on PSN. Sonic 4 stuck to the tried and true 2D nature of Sonic games, allowing me to relive the glory days of my youth. Sadly, episode 1 skipped Android when it made its way to mobile platforms, with only iOS users being able to enjoy the game.

Today, SEGA has announced they are hard at  [Read More...]

Dead Space

When will Electronic Arts take Android seriously? The developer already has several games available on the Android Market, but most have been disappointing and received more 1-star reviews than 5-star reviews. Hopefully things get turned around this fall when the classic survival horror game Dead Space is ported to Android.

No press releases have gone out, but Samsung was showing off a near-final build of Dead Space running on a  [Read More...]