The second version of Google’s Chromecast has been out for a couple of months now and has been well received, our very own Jeff Causey reviewed it for us, and said that Chromecast v2 was a ‘more well-rounded streaming device‘. If you live in the UK and have thought about ordering the Chromecast v2, either for yourself or as a gift, then Google will throw in some Play Store credit as an incentive. Read more
Last Horizon is a new game from the makers of Glorkian Warriors and Dino Run. PixelJam’s latest game will take you on a minimalist space exploration and survival journey. The game revolves around the last survivor of the civilization who is required to gather resources from different planets and search for a new habitable world.
AT&T has at last started rolling out the Android 5.1.1 update to all its carrier-branded variants of the Galaxy S6 Active located in the United States. As far as added functionality goes, this upgrade transports the latest version of Lollipop, compatibility for Samsung Pay and a much-needed patch for the Stagefright vulnerability to the handset.
Hit the break for the full changelog.
Earlier today, Des Smith, Product Manager at T-Mobile, took to his official Twitter page to announce that the operator has finally received approval for the eagerly-awaited Marshmallow update for the Nexus 6. Unfortunately, no information was given with regards to a distribution date, but we suspect that it will start rolling out any minute now seeing as it’s already almost a month overdue.
The incredibly popular photo sharing service Imgur has today started rolling out a brand new update for its official Android application via the Play Store. The upgrade makes it easier than ever to scroll through an endless sea of content on tablets without having to return to the main screen. It also focuses on GIF playback; making it significantly smoother and faster on mobile devices.
After the success of the New York Times’ first virtual reality film experiment, the magazine is prepping its second film for release on December 13th of this year. The new film will work just like The Displaced did with Google’s Cardboard partnership, so you’ll be able to check the film out through the NYTVR app just like before. Read more
We’ve all seen cases of YouTube videos getting taken down over copyright claims, and sometimes those claims are a little outlandish and unfair to the content creator. Obviously YouTube doesn’t condone piracy, but sometimes those claims can take down perfectly legitimate, fair use cases of content. That kind of thing hurts YouTube more than it helps, so the site is planning on backing up some of its content creators if they happen to face any legal action over these copyright takedowns. Read more
Hopefully none of you pre-ordered LG’s Watch Urbane 2 LTE, as LG has just announced that the device has been indefinitely cancelled thanks to some quality concerns with the hardware. They didn’t specify exactly what the problem is, but they did say it’s pretty complicated to solve and it does affect day-to-day usage of the device. That’s never a good combination. Read more
Just in time for the holidays, Cricket Wireless is launching a rewards program for its loyal customers.
Does anyone even realize that Thanksgiving is next Thursday? Probably not, because we’re all set on Black Friday. Around the world, stores will be stormed with customers eager to get their hands on the hottest deals of the year. So many are preparing for the massive foot traffic by launching their Black Friday deals early. MetroPCS, the prepaid carrier owned and operated by T-Mobile, has launched its familiar buy-one-get-one promotion eight days ahead of the (unofficial) holiday being honored.