Tag Archive: Dead


Google Now Launcher is (finally) dead

Sleep well, Google Now Launcher; you’ve earned yourself a rest.

Google Now Launcher was Google’s first public launcher, and it was shipped on Nexus phones as well as millions of other devices thanks to its inclusion in the Google Mobile Service package that Google offers to manufacturers. This was a simpler launcher for a simpler time in the Android ecosystem, and while its namesake feature has now been added to several launchers like Nova Launcher, Action Launcher  [Read More…]

Red Dead Redemption 2 for PlayStation 4: Everything you need to know!

Here’s everything you need to know to prepare for Rockstar’s latest adventure in the wild, wild west.

Yes, it’s finally happening my fellow outlaws. Red Dead Redemption II is real and it’s coming to PlayStation 4 this year. After Rockstar Games’ massively successful open-world cowboy game set during the death of the Wild West, fans began clamoring for a follow-up that continued the story of the Marston family or embraced a new gunslinger.

After years of rumors  [Read More…]

Google Chrome now makes it dead simple to add emojis in Chrome OS

The shortcut’s also available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

If you own a Chromebook, chances are you’ve been infuriated at one point or another when trying to add an emoji to Twitter, Hangouts, an email, etc. You can technically do so by opening up the on-screen keyboard, but the process is cumbersome and not a great solution by any stretch of the imagination.

However, in the latest version of Chrome Canary, you’ll find a new shortcut that  [Read More…]

Flamingo, one of the best Twitter clients on Android, is dead

Twitter’s obnoxious token system strikes again.

As many improvements as the official Twitter app has seen over the years, it’s still far from perfect. The user experience can easily be hampered by unrelenting ads and an algorithm that can be absolutely maddening at times, and as such, many users like myself have found solace in third-party clients.

Some of the big names for these apps include Talon, Falcon Pro, and Fenix. Flamingo used to be among the  [Read More…]

Best apps and games for The Walking Dead fans

Love AMC’s The Walking Dead? The popular TV show is one of the most exciting series we ever laid eyes upon. It has everything: action, drama, mystery and occasionally it even encourages you to reflect upon the deeper issues in life. Like other blockbuster shows, the Walking Dead has made the transition to mobile gaming […]

Huawei Mate 10 Pro coming to the U.S. in Feb, but carrier deal is dead

The Mate 10 Pro is Huawei’s best phone ever, and it’s coming to the U.S. in February — but not in the way Huawei wants.

Instead of the U.S. market coming-out party that was expected, CES 2018 has mired Huawei’s handset business in bad news and controversy.

As we reported yesterday, Huawei was ready to announce that it had entered into a deal with number-two U.S. carrier AT&T for a distribution deal across the country but, according  [Read More…]

The Pixel 2’s eSIM makes it dead simple to ditch your carrier for Project Fi

Google’s new Pixels have an ace up their sleeves.

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have what’s called an “eSIM” — essentially an embedded SIM card that can be activated and deactivated on the fly to emulate a physical SIM card. But you don’t have to know the details about how it works — you just need to know that it’s an amazing innovation that makes it dead easy to  [Read More…]

Verizon’s Wear24 Android Wear smartwatch is dead after just 4 months

Just 4 months after its initial release, Verizon has already killed its Wear24 smartwatch.

No matter how big of a Google fan you are, we can all admit that Android Wear isn’t in the prettiest of places at the moment. Mainstream releases like the LG Watch Sport and Huawei Watch 2 never truly cultivated much of a following at all, and aside from these two entries, the rest of the space has been essentially dominated by fashion brands.

Verizon’s  [Read More…]

Google Instant Search is dead

Google wants search to be consistent across all devices, and that means killing off Instant Search after seven years.

First launched just way back in 2010, Google Instant Search was supposed to be the future of search, saving countless precious seconds each day by loading results dynamically as you typed, freeing users from the chains of the enter key. The feature was big news at the time — and not just in the tech world, but the  [Read More…]

Android is an open road, not a dead end

Android is what you see and touch, not the tech behind it.

A recent article at OSNews called “Android is a dead end” brings up some good points to think about. While I think the conclusion is wrong, it does touch some important changes that are likely going to happen with Android. At least the phone OS version of Android. You should take a moment and read through it, if for nothing else than a different perspective.

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