Sunday millions of Americans will be gathered around TVs at bars, club, and homes enjoying one of the largest spectator events of the world. People who may not be from this country or understand our culture may find it odd that we celebrate a holiday where we are not celebrating being thankful, a religious person's birthday, or the independence of our nation. We do celebrate all those holidays but Superbowl Sunday has elevated to a level where it is treated like a holiday. Unfortunately you can consider Superbowl Sunday a holiday where we celebrate junk food as well. The average american will consume up to 2400 calories during the Superbowl and we are talking about calories full of processed sugars and chemicals the average american never heard of while watching commercials about the junk they are eating.
So a month after setting a resolution to lose weight and get in better shape we will sit down and consume an entire days worth of calories in the form of junk. If a person going into rehab was to say that a month from now they plan on going on this outrageous bender we would look at them like they lost their minds. Finally the body have begun to rid itself of the dependencies and is beginning to function properly, and then one decides they are just going to overload it with those same toxins that is was dependent on. It is no wonder we struggle as Americans to stay on track. Are we saying stay away from the junk, well I bet @cereal...
We are up to our eighth Android in the News - Week in Review (January 30, 2015) Video story, and what a blast we are having. Each week CK and I look forward to whatever hot new topics you guys have been avidly discussing, and we are never disappointed. This week we have Google Fiber, Gear VR, Android Lollipop and Verizon up for discussion, so be sure to hit up these highlighted threads below and watch our video above!
The above ad shows Sprint offering to apologize to Verizon and AT&T for previous ads in which Sprint compared the two companies to a sheep while advertising Sprint's Half-Rate Plan. This new ad also teases that Sprint plans to show off a new commercial during the Superbowl 3rd Quarter and that Verizon and AT&T should watch it for the apology.
It seems obvious that Sprint is trolling Big Red and The Empire, so we can't wait to see the final Superbowl ad.
The above photograph is supposedly of one of the early prototypes of the Samsung Galaxy S6. If this is accurate (and if Sammy hasn't changed the design during the process), then this matches up with the previous rumors we have heard.
Here at DF HQ, we aren't too sure what to think of this design. On the one hand, it's not too bad overall. On the other, it's a very "safe" choice in design. Samsung has been talking up how they planned to start over with the design process on their Galaxy S series, but this seems like more of the same. What do you think?
A leaked User Agent Profile seems to suggest that the LG G4 (or some other near-future LG flagship device) will come with an even higher resolution than we have been seeing with the 2K/QHD displays. A device with the model name LG-VS999 showed up in a leaked UAP, and it definitely shows a display with a 3K resolution, specifically, 1620 x 2880 pixels.
The VS in the name suggests this device is likely coming to Verizon since that's the way LG traditionally categorizes their device model names. If this device is the G4 and comes with the same 5.5-inch display, then the pixel density will be an insane 600ppi. Of course, at that size, you would need a magnifying glass to actually tell a difference between this display and any other flagship.
Of course, it would give LG marketing bragging rights... for whatever that's worth to consumers.
Here's some strange news from late last night. Both Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal reported that Microsoft was planning to invest in Cyanogen. Here's a quote from the WSJ on the issue,
Apparently, this is Microsoft's play to get their fingers deeper into the Android pie. This way, Microsoft can create a version of Android that is more friendly to their app ecosystem than Google has been.
As for Cyanogen, this is their way of dominating the Android landscape. In fact, the Cyanogen CEO Kirt McMaster, boldly claimed, “We’re going to take Android away...
For those folks out there who find the time to be productive on their Android tablets, today's news from Microsoft will be welcome. The final versions of their Office Suite for Android Tablets is now available.
You can download Android Tablet only versions of Word, Excel & Powerpoint from the links provided below. The programs require your device to have at least 1GB of RAM and an ARM processor. Office for Android is only officially supported on Android 4.4, but Lollipop shouldn't be a problem.
Once you download the apps, you will only need to sign in with your Microsoft account to create files, perform basic editing and print. Most of the necessary stuff you will need to do can be performed with these free versions, although more premium and advanced features might require an Office 365 subscription.