If you love the Touchless Control from the Moto X you can now have it for your device. You can now control your device without lifting a finger. Developer "Hero" has been developing this app for over a year now. This uses gesture control without root.
"Vestige is a new way of handling tasks in Android. While not a launcher replacement app, it can be used to launch any application and perform a variety of actions on your device. You can quickly perform any action by drawing a user-assigned gesture on the trace pad or by speaking a single word or phrase. Originally the app was designed to be a voice command only app, but we realized that many people generally do not talk to their phone. To solve this, Vestige evolved to include personalized gesture mapping giving you the ability to perform tasks you would normally do with your voice with just a flick of your finger."
Features include voice recognition, user-defined gesture control, and encrypted user...
The Verizon HTC One M7 was pretty quickly rooted and then the bootloader was unlocked pretty soon thereafter. Verizon has been pretty tyrannical when it comes to their bootloader and root policy. Even though they require OEMs to lock down devices securely before releasing them to users on their network developers have been pretty resourceful at hacking and cracking most devices. Samsung devices and even the LG G3 have been notably difficult and even impossible to crack. The HTC phones, M7 and M8 have each received bootloader unlock thanks to Justin Case and TheRoot.Ninja.
Team Win Recovery Project has finally decided to officially support the HTC One M7. They released their recovery of the device today. You can head to the link below to grab the recovery for install. Be sure that you do grab the correct recovery for your carrier.
There are quite a few settings in most OEM camera apps that can help you to get the best shots possible on the tiny high quality camera that is built right into your phone. If you know what you are doing tinkering with these settings can make you seem like a true Annie Liebovitz to your friends. Alternatively you can really take some awful shots if you don't know what you are doing. For those photography gurus the camera on a phone and the app can make or break the decision to buy a particular device.
The Moto G comes with quite a few camera settings, but there are actually a few more available that are hidden by default. These settings can really help you to...
A little while ago Verizon announced that they would be making some changes to how Grandfathered unlimited data users would be able to use that unlimited data. In the past we have had true unlimited data with no throttling. You could essentially feel free to use up 100GB in one month and Verizon would say nothing and you would use that data at full speed. Verizon has decided to throttle the top 5% of all data users when they are on a congested tower (40% capacity) for up to two billing cycles. You only have to use 4.7 GB of data to be considered in the top 5%. This change is said to be for the purpose of Network Optimization.
Once again not everyone will be throttled. If you are on a tiered/capped data plan you will experience absolutely no throttling even if you are a 20GB subscriber who burns through your 20GBs every month. You will not experience any of the...
The big talk in the mobile world has been the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Apple iPhone 6 (and some rumors of the Motorola Shamu thrown in as well). It's easy to forget that HTC makes a super-sized phone as well though.
Last year's HTC One Max M7 wasn't as hyped of a device as the HTC One was, but HTC still makes solid hardware. Their HTC One M8 is one of the best reviewed Android devices in history, and it looks like they are developing a phablet version of it as well. The specs for the HTC One Max M8 may have just been leaked:
5.5-inch 2K display
Snapdragon 805 quad-core 2.7MHz processor
3GB of RAM
18-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization
That seems to tick off a great deal of "must have" check boxes. What do you guys think?
It looks like Sony is changing up their ad campaign for mobile devices. Their latest video ads for the Xperia Z3 are actually quite good. The first one above is called "The Journey" and it focuses on showcasing the impressive camera and waterproof capabilities of the Xperia Z3.
The second video is twice as long, but is meant to showcase the "Hi-Res" audio capabilities of the Xperia Z3. It deftly intertwines the life of a music preservationist with the new Sony phone as he uses it to reconnect an aging artist with some of his lost music from the past.
The latest rumint from deep within Big Red suggests that Verizon will finally bring a Sony flagship device to their network. Supposedly we will be seeing the Xperia Z3 on Verizon Wireless in early October. Additionally, Verizon's Xperia Z3 will supposedly be compatible with Verizon's new VoLTE network and will include wireless charging capabilities.
It's been a long time since Verizon had a Sony flagship (or any Sony device) on their network, so we are a bit skeptical yet excited. Of course, we have heard these kinds of rumors before, so we aren't holding our breath. We will report back if we hear anything which corroborates this intel.[/CENTER]
This latest rumor is a bit dubious, yet it is interesting enough to share despite that. Some new details have supposedly leaked for the Motorola Shamu device. This time we have some fairly detailed specs, but that is also what makes the leak dubious.
The intel suggests the device will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, which is the first we have heard of the chip. Here's the full spec-list:
5.85-inch 1080P HD IPS Display with Gorilla Glass 3
2.89GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 with Adreno 430 at 800MHz
Android 5.0 L
13MP Rear camera
3MP front camera
GSM, CDMA and LTE radios
32GB and 64GB Storage variants
Take this one with a grain of salt, but we will keep a vigilant eye for anymore details. Check out the rest of the pics in the thread below.
Several users are reporting improved battery life after the most recent update to the Moto 360. In fact, since the KGW42R from last week, several users are reporting up to a 50% improvement on battery life for the device.
This is a marked improvement, especially considering that the primary complaint about the Moto 360 is its mediocre battery life. The changelog for this update doesn't specifically name battery life improvements, but perhaps the listed Bluetooth tweaks, a new charging notification, and miscellaneous bug fixes all work together indirectly to improve things.
Of course, it's possible this is a bit overblown by overly exuberant users. Sound off and let us know if you have noticed a battery improvement after the update.
Puns are definotely an acquired taste, so if you don't like them then don't spend the next 4+ minutes watching the above Samsung Galaxy Note 4 video ad. For those who enjoy odd-ball humor, then you may be pleasantly notivated to laugh a time or two...