As they do at the end of every year, Google is listing their “Best Apps of 2014″ list. There are some obvious favorites, including IFTTT, SwiftKey, and Sunrise, in addition to some that you may have not heard of. Of the 64 apps on the list, only 7 are not free.
Check out the entire list via the link below.
Source: Google Play
Here’s another Cyber Monday deal for you, this time for one of the best Android smartphones on the market. Best Buy is offering the LG G3 at just $1.00 with a two year contract. The deal is available for AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon, for Metallic Black, Silk White, and Blue variants of the device.
As always with these deals, there’s no guarantee how long it will last, so if you’re interested, hop on quick. You can see the devices on Best Buy’s website via the source link below.
Source: Best Buy
Amazon’s having their Thanksgiving sale scattered through the week, and it’s the Nexus 9′s turn. Amazon is slashing prices of all of the models of the tablets by $50, bringing the price of the 16 GB version to $349.99, and the 32 GB version to $429.99. Both have free shipping with Amazon Prime.
You can check out the deal via the Amazon source link below.
Now that Android 5.0 Lollipop is out and public, the bugs will pop up. The newest one deals with an issue between the new flashlight toggle in the quick settings, and the camera. Apparently, if you turn on the flashlight in quick settings and leave it on until it times out, you will not be able to use either the flashlight, or the camera until you reboot. This bug has been spotted on the Nexus 5, but it’s unclear whether it’ll pop up on other devices as well.
This will surely be fixed in the next OTA update, but until then, it’s worth noting to remember to turn off the flashlight when you’re done using it.
Source: Android Police
Motorola Spotlight has been one of the phone manufacture’s most under utilized apps. Until now, the animation viewer that lets you control the camera only had one new story, but they’re soon coming out with a new “Duet” short. It’s based on the Oscar-nominated short of the same name, after the company teamed up with director Glen Keane., who is a former Disney animator.
The Spotlight story will follow Mia and Tosh as they grow from babies to adults, and (obviously) fall in love. It’s not available quite yet, as its hyped as coming soon, but download the update via the link below and check it out when it’s released. Also check out the preview video past the break.
Google’s YouTube app for Android has been updated, coinciding with the launch of their new music streaming service. The new update adds a new tab to the interface labeled “Music,” which gives you mixes based on your listening history and preferences. There are also playlist recommendations, ranging from pre-made playlists to personalized playlists based on your history.
You can check out the updated app by downloading from the link past the break.
Robinson Cano has signed with a new team – but not in the field you think. The Seattle Mariners 2nd baseman has signed a multi-year partnership with HTC America to be a brand ambassador for the tech company. According to Cano, “HTC is a natural fit for me because they always want to be the best at what they do,” Cano said. “Their products are great for me because I’m always on the road and I need my phone to work as hard as I do.”
His duties as a brand ambassador will be to promote the HTC brand, but no specifics on his role have been given just yet.
Source: PR Newswire
HTC’s Camera app is the company’s latest to appear in the Play Store, following HTC Weather, HTC Lock Screen, and HTC Scribble. Being in the Play Store makes it a ton easier to update the app for Sense 6 devices, as it won’t require an entire firmware update. The EYE Experience will be available for supported devices, however the features you’re able to use will depend on which specific phone you own.
You can check out the full app details via the Play Store link in the source below.
Source: Play Store
AT&T has finally announced when they will begin selling the new Nexus 6 with Android 5. Lollipop. The big day for pre-orders will be tomorrow, November 12. The device will run $249 on new 2-year contract or $682.99 without a contract.Alternatively, there are three AT&T Next (device payment plan) plans to choose from, all of which require $0 down: Next 24 at $22.77 per month, Next 18 at $28.46 per month, or Next 12 at $34.15 per month.
The device will be available to order in only Midnight Blue, as the press release does not mention the Cloud White version.
One of the low-key new features in Android 5.0 Lollipop is the ability to screen record without the need to root. Since Android 5.0 has been released for developers, only a few took advantage of this feature in new apps, but now one of the most popular screen recorder apps, which used to require a rooted device to function, has updated their app to take advantage of the new API. SCR Screen Recorder has released a 5.0 version of their app, which allows you to record up to 3 minutes for free for a watermarked video, or pay for the $1 Pro version for unlimited recording.
Check out download links past the break.