IN BRIEF: 5 Android related things you might have missed (June 11)

in_brief_03-600x350

Welcome back to another IN BRIEF. Today were going to look at some apps, accessories, and a unique device that you may like to know more about. If you are a fan of racing games you may be interested in “DESERT RAGE” produced by developer TIMUZ. In the game you play as a desert ...

Read More

LG deploys G Pad series to Europe

lg-g-pad-trio

LG began rolling out its new G Pad series of tablets to Europe this week, starting with the G Pad 7.0. The next few weeks will see the G Pad 8.0 and G Pad 10.1 deployed, and then, hopefully, a bit of global expansion. Pricing and exact availability will be shared in the run-up to... Read More

Starbucks to offer a wireless charging method that you likely won’t use

starbucks_720

Wireless charging has always been extremely convenient way to get some extra juice, whether that be at home, at an airport, or in your car. But what about a coffee shop? Starbucks is aiming to make your life a little easier by offering wireless charging technology in its tables and counters, ...

Read More

Trove the world anew with Trover’s redesigned app

Trover

Looking for adventure? And whatever comes your way? If you were born to be wild, Trover’s newly refreshed travel app will help you find that instant adventure. The app that lets you explore visually everywhere, has just redesigned its mobile app adding some new great features and giving ...

Read More

U.S. Cellular adds ZTE Grand S Pro

zte_grand_s_us_cellular

U.S. Cellular and ZTE on Thursday announced the immediate availability of the Grand S Pro. Featuring a 5-inch 720p display and 13-megapixel rear camera, the smartphone is powered by a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 2GB RAM. The handset is equipped with support for U.S. ...

Read More

Facebook will allow users to alter their ad profiles; track your smartphone usage

Image Credit: New York Times

Have you ever wondered why Facebook just showed you an advertisement for Star Trek toys or some other random item? Well apparently you will soon be able to find out. Facebook is planning to announce Thursday that it will allow users to see the likes and interests it keeps on them. Not only will ...

Read More

Charge your Android faster with Bench 2X

41L3IlDCHzL._SL400_

Have you ever felt that charging your Android device when attached to a computer or in the car is slow? If yes, the new Bench 2X Faster Charger Cable available from Pyramid Distribution may be just you’re looking for. The New York-based company said that this unique faster recharge cable ...

Read More

Last minute gift ideas for dads and grads

dads_grads_gifts

Question….You love your dad, right? That’s cool, we love him, too. He’s a pretty stand-up dude and he’s always got our back. Ok, another question… what did you get him for Father’s Day? With only a few days between now and Father’s Day you’d ...

Read More

New plug-in allows Outlook users to join Google Hangouts

hangouts_720

Google has released a new plug-in for users of Google Apps that allows them to use Google Hangouts for video conference calls from within Microsoft Outlook. Users of the email client can now initiate or join a Hangout directly from Outlook if they have a Google Apps account. Simply download the ...

Read More

Grab Samsung’s original Galaxy Gear for just $89 today

Screen Shot 2014-06-11 at 1.01.42 PM

If you are in the market for a smartwatch and don’t mind not having the latest and greatest tech, you can grab a Samsung Galaxy Gear at a steep discount today. Best Buy is selling “certified refurbsihed” Galaxy Gear smartwatchs for just $89 and it comes with free shipping. ...

Read More

Android icon lovers, come out to play-ay! You’re invited to Tha Warriors Party!

warriors_party

Look, we know you love to play with the look and feel of your Android smartphone or tablet. Gauging by the interest in our icon pack highlight posts we understand that a lot of you love to swap out the icons on a regular basis. This Friday you’ll have a chance to take advantage of... Read More

Verizon to carry LG G3 on July 17, report says

lg_g3-official_2

Verizon will offer the LG G3 starting from July 17, or so says a source close to @evleaks. Reportedly, the device will be made available for pre-orders one week earlier, on June 10. It’s unclear whether other carriers are expecting to carry the flagship device on or around the same time ...

Read More

Galaxy S5 Mini images and specs leak

GalaxyS5Mini-12

Ever since Samsung introduced its flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone we’ve been wondering when the “mini” version of the device will come out. We haven’t seen any leaks of the phone, at least not legitimate ones. This leak will make up for it though. By the looks of the phone ...

Read More

SwiftKey is now free, adds in-app premium features

SwiftKey_____

SwiftKey is probably the most popular 3rd party keyboard for Android and rightfully so. It has an amazing prediction algorithms along with a bunch of other capabilities which make it so popular. SwiftKey got updated and along with that update came some nifty features along with a 100% price ...

Read More

T-Mobile/Sprint Merger: New Owner, Virtually Same Coverage to Boot

sprint-tmobile

Recent rumors and reports, (on and off again since late December 2013), have stated time and time again that Sprint Communications’ major shareholder/owner, a Japanese company known as SoftBank, wants to buy T-Mobile USA. Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile’s major shareholder/owner, wants ...

Read More