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Google Voice expected to merge into Hangouts this summer

Following trend with Google moving towards one single app that incorporates the functionality of all their social and communication services, it seems Google Voice is to be absorbed into the Hangouts app this summer.

Once the transfer of Google Voice into Hangouts is complete, you’ll be able to make VoIP calls directly from your Google phone number in the mobile app, just like on the web.

Google has already made its Hangout app take over the function of system-wide SMS  [Read More…]

Godzilla – Smash3 wreaking havoc on Android this May

Movie tie-in being shown off at GDC ahead of debut

The new Godzilla movie hits movie theaters this May and Godzilla – Smash 3 will be rampaging on to Android and iOS right along side it. The first mobile Godzilla game, Smash3 will shown off this week at GDC in San Francisco. According to the developers it’s a mix of “rampage-style and puzzle” with some pretty nice looking graphics, too.

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Get This Look: ‘Remix’ Zooper Widget

We’re huge fans of changing the home screen around a bit and creating a new user experience for our Android. So much so that we present our ongoing series of Get This Look posts. In a nutshell we show you a new layout, app, widget, or icon set for your Android handset and tell you which apps you’ll need to mimic the feel.

Some of these are a little easier to create than others and many of them can be tweaked to no end. The  [Read More…]

We’re live from GDC this week!

Going straight to the source for every bit of gaming news possible

The Game Developers Conference is kicking off in San Francisco this week, and we’ll be there hobnobbing with developers, getting previews of upcoming mobile games, and getting some popular thoughts on the state of the industry.

Namely, we’ll be talking to a lot of game creators about their thoughts on the freemium business model. Despite its prevalence among the most commercially successful  [Read More…]

What I’m playing this week: Granny Smith

An oldie that’s still as challenging as it ever was

We’re always on the lookout for the hot new Android games, but sometimes you just can’t beat an oldie. I’ve downloaded a ton of games over the years, but just recently I’ve been drawn back to Granny Smith. And you know what? It’s still just as challenging to play as it was the first time.

I’m a big fan of casual, pick up and play mobile  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Gear down to £125 at O2 UK this weekend

Samsung’s original smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, will soon be replaced and as such we’re starting to see some deals appear. The latest is from O2 UK, where for this weekend only you can snag one for £124.99. That’s a pretty hefty discount on the original RRP of the Galaxy Gear, and it’s pretty enticing at that price.

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Get a free upgrade to JuiceSSH Pro this weekend

Juice SSH is the best SSH client for Android. It’s a full color terminal and ssh client, and even the free version has support for extras like Mosh and external keyboards. Add in the great connection manager, and you have an incredible remote administration tool for Android. The Pro upgrade takes things to another level with port forwarding, AES-256 encryption backups and a code snipper library for those long commands you have to type out often.  [Read More…]

Get a free upgrade to JuiceSSH Pro this weekend, monitor your servers with advanced features

If you’re running servers at home or work and need a way to monitor them from either your Android smartphone or tablet, look no further than JuiceSSH.

Sonelli, maker of JuiceSSH, just announced that it hit 500,000 users so from now until Tuesday, it’s giving away free updates to the ‘pro’ version of its app.

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For those unfamilair, SSH or secure shell, is a network protocol that allows data to be exchanged  [Read More…]

Get This Look: ‘Spectrum Clocks’ Zooper Widget

We’re huge fans of changing the home screen around a bit and creating a new user experience for our Android. So much so that we present our ongoing series of Get This Look posts. In a nutshell we show you a new layout, app, widget, or icon set for your Android handset and tell you which apps you’ll need to mimic the feel.

Some of these are a little easier to create than others and many of them can be tweaked to no end. The  [Read More…]

This week’s sidebar poll: What brand of smartwatch do you have?

You’ve probably heard that 2014 is the year of the smartwatch. We’re not sure that we would label it as such, but we do agree that they are going to get more popular, especially if Google or Apple jump into the fray. We’ve already seen some great new stuff with the Pebble Steel and Samsung’s Gear 2 and Gear Fit, and if the vendors at CES and MWC have their way we’re about to get flooded with  [Read More…]