The internet of things promises to bring us some incredible innovations in the future. For some, like Google Engineer Max Braun, innovation is just not happening fast enough though. Braun believed that lack of innovation was the reason he had to look into a boring old “dumb mirror” everyday. What happened to the interactive smart mirrors that the movies have been promising us for years? Well, Braun decided to take matters in to his own hands and just build a smart mirror of his own. Spoiler alert. It’s Awesome.
One of the easiest ways to customize your Android device is to install a custom launcher, there are many to choose from, but one of the most popular options is Nova Launcher. While the basic version is free, you can add even more features such as Gestures, Unread Counts, and Custom Drawer Groups by purchasing Nova Launcher Prime, which is currently heavily discounted on the Play Store, almost anywhere in the world. Read more
In recent times, most Cyanogen related news has been about which new handset will sport the alternative Android operating system, but today the Cyanogen team has announced the availability of CM13 nightlies for a selection of devices. As you might already know, CM13 is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and the term ‘nightlies’ is basically a euphemism for betas. Read more
So. Star Wars. The new film (The Force Awakens) is being released next month, and the excitement is ramping up quite nicely. As I was never a fan of George Lucas’s sequel prequels, I can’t wait to see the old (and I do mean old) gang back together. There’s tons of merchandising available already, along with games on all sorts of platforms (check out Brad’s review of Star Wars: Uprising here), and now Google is getting in on the act allowing fans to choose the light, or go over to the dark side. Read more
One of the great things about Android is the ability to customize it to your heart’s content with third-party icon packs and launchers. You can even test out other mobile operating systems, such as Mozilla’s Firefox OS version 2.5 Developer Preview, which is now available to download as an app and will work similarly to other third-party launchers. Read more
While the shipping date for BlackBerry Priv orders has been pushed back to November 23rd, you can always use the Priv’s stock wallpapers to make your current handset appear a little like BlackBerry’s first Android smartphone in the meantime. Read more
Motorola today revealed that it will be opening up its own experiential “Moto Shop” this holiday season. Consumers will be able to walk into the Moto Shop and experience all of Motorola’s new products in-person, such as the Moto X Pure Edition and updated Moto 360 smartwatch.
If, for whatever reason (no judgement here), you’ve been itching to get your hands on the wallpapers from Samsung’s monster-sized tablet, the Galaxy View, today is your lucky day. There are 15 wallpapers in total, in 1280 x 1280/1920 x 1920 resolutions, all of which are available after the break. Read more
If you’ve been casting an envious eye over your friends iOS device because they have some fancy new emojis to compose messages with instead of constructing an entire word, it seems that your reason for turning green may soon cease to exist. This is because a new batch of Android emojis is currently being developed. Read more
CyanogenMod 13 is currently being worked on and will bring Android 6.0 Marshmallow. We know this because the CyanogenMod team has already started to update code on their public Gerrit repository.