Along with the announcement of Android Wear, we received a cursory look at two of its first smartwatches — the Moto 360 and LG G Watch.
There’s still a lot we don’t know. We don’t know the display tech being used. We have no idea about battery life. And we don’t know price. But that’s never kept folks from forming an opinion before, and there’s nothing wrong with preferring the look of one over the other.
Amazon today announced a $ 20 increase to its Amazon Prime service, which offers up “free” two-day shipping along with the tens of thousands of movies and TV shows you can stream for free, and half-million books available for borrowing. The fee increase means you’ll be paying $ 99 a year for the privilege — all of $ 5 more than what you’d pay Netflix for its basic streaming service.
So will you be renewing?
4-inches, 4.65-inches, 5.3-inches, when will it all end? When we decide they are too big and stop buying them, that’s when. When the HTC EVO 4G came out at 4.3-inches, people wanted more. The Galaxy Nexus checked in at 4.65, people are wanting more. Now we have the Galaxy Note at 5.3, and the rumored LG Optimus Vu at 5-inches but with a 4:3 aspect ratio. Those are big phones. Everyone [Read More...]
In-app billing is a bit of a touchy subject. Nobody begrudges developers that try to make a few dollars, but billing for extra content as a per-app basis just isn’t very popular among users. Some don’t like the fact that purchases are tied to a particular phone, and we can certainly understand that. Wiping your phone or buying a new one and losing all your game content is no fun. [Read More...]
Games can be really fun to play on your Android device. There’s all sorts of them available, from ones for dedicated “gaming” hardware like the Xperia Play, to HD games optimized for tablets. But Android is good for a lot of things besides games. Some use their device as the web in their hands, others need a portable e-mail solution, some of us are heavy texters. Tonight, I’m [Read More...]