There was a a lot of disappointment in that the Moto X Play would not be making its way to the United States. However, it seems that it’ll be making its way to US shores as a Verizon exclusive: the DROID Maxx 2.
A new add-on for Microsoft’s Excel and Google’s Sheets from messaging company MSG91 will users to send text messages directly from spreadsheets that they’re working on. Plug-ins and add-ons are gaining popularity, especially with power users that spend a lot of time in office apps and programs, and a messaging extension that can leverage a spreadsheet’s data can be very useful. Read more
Charging Android and iOS devices differs based on the port. Although USB Type-C ports are appearing, most Android devices have a micro-USB port to handle charging and data transfers. Apple’s iOS devices, however, have always used proprietary technology with the latest being the Lightning port. Friends and family getting together usually borrow chargers, but you can be left without a chance to get your device any power if the majority of devices around you aren’t similar.
Talk Android Deals has a 2-in-1 charging cable measuring six feet that works with both Android and iOS device.
Some testing recently conducted by Pen Test Partners revealed a man-in-the-middle vulnerability in Samsung smart fridges that could be used to hack into a user’s Gmail account. The Samsung refrigerator that was tested has Wi-Fi capability that among other things, allows a user to display their Gmail calendar on the screen. The Pen Test Partners’ testing showed that although Samsung implemented a Secure Sockets Layer for connections, the fridge was not validating certificates leaving it vulnerable to attack. Read more
Facebook has brought a new button to their mobile app and website that will make it significantly easier to donate to your favorite nonprofit organizations. Previously, the company had donate buttons for certain organizations that would allow you to quickly make a one-time donation with whatever credit card you had on file with Facebook. This button expands that, but makes things a little less intuitive. Read more
Unless you’re in your earlier twenties or younger, chances are you’ve never played a game from Humongous Entertainment. The video game developer is responsible for series like Putt-Putt, Spy Fox, Pajama Sam, and Backyard Sports. Believe me, children loved these games and Humongous Entertainment sold millions of copies throughout the 1990s and into the new millennium.
You can now replay games from Humongous Entertainment, thus reliving your childhood, since the newest Humble Mobile Bundle features their titles.