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by cr6 at Oct 31, 2014
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Happy Fitness Friday!

We've talked about a number of topics since starting this journey together, and I wanted to post a topic that we can all continue to benefit from regardless of our fitness level. If you go back over the past weeks, many of our topics have discussed healthy eating, clean eating, cutting back on processed foods, etc. While it often seems that we're bombarded with this topic of discussion, what we put into our bodies has the largest impact on your overall results.

Whether your number one priority is weight loss, adding muscle mass, or trying to lower your cholesterol, what you eat should be your number one priority above everything else.
We all know what needs to be done, so let's discuss some of the ways to make that easier. The number one concern for most people is time or lack thereof. It's more convenient to swing through the drive-thru for a breakfast sandwich or happy meal for the kids after a long day at work. The other contributing factor I hear about is cost. "It costs too much to eat healthy". This couldn't be further from the truth if you're talking long term. Sure, you grab a couple items off the dollar menu, but honestly how often does that happen? More often than not it's a 4-6 dollar combo meal. Tally that up for a family of 4 and you've just spent 25 bucks for an unhealthy dinner that gave you very few healthy calories. You can take that 25 bucks and feed the same family of 4 breakfast, lunch & dinner for two days.

Learn...
by pc747 at Oct 31, 2014
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Today for Halloween I am going out as "hypebeast". With all the hype and anticipation we have, especially here for tech, sometime I wonder if the hype overshadows the item. Let's take a new phone; we get the speculation, then rumors get more intense followed by leaks of a source talking about the device. Later we begin to see blurry photos followed by clearer photos, leaked vids, announcements, pre-order dates, and last availability. During that entire process there are talks of excitement about the new shiny toy. Finally you get it in hand, after yelling at the Fedex man for taking too long, you go through all the set up process, and installing accessories. Once that is done you go back to using that device the same way you did the last one, going to the same sites, listening to the same music, watching the same videos, and waiting for someone to ask you "is that a new phone" all so you can go into a 5-15 min spiel about the phone and why it is better than the last. After the spiel is over you back to using the phone and as days go by less talk is about your new toy and more talk is focused on the next rumored toy.

So I ask what device was you the most hype about?

What device (android) would you say was the most hyped?
by dgstorm at Oct 31, 2014
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Google is having a little Happy Halloween themed series of special offers over on the Google Play Store. They have Halloween themed items from books to movies to games and more. Here at DroidForums we certainly wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Halloween holiday!

Here are some links to several of Google's Play Store Halloween 2014 Specials:
Some of the titles shown in each section are duplicated in others, but it looks like Google wanted to create a hodge-podge, random assortment of sweet Halloween scary stuff! Enjoy!
by dgstorm at Oct 31, 2014
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Fans of the Icewind Dale series of Dungeons & Dragons CRPG games from Interplay will want to check this out. Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition has just come to the Google Play Store for Android at a price of $9.99. Not too long ago the Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition hit the Google Play Store too, and Icewind Dale was made by the same folks who made that one.

With the Android "Enhanced Edition" of Icewind Dale you have several unique improvements and aded features, just as with the Android version of Baldur's Gate. Here's a brief summary,

  • Swords and Sorcery: Discover dozens of new spells and items, including new magic armor and weapons.
  • Blackguards and Wizard Slayers: Select from more than 30 new kits and classes to create the perfect adventuring party.
  • A New Look: Experience the Enhanced Edition's all new interface, including the new Quickloot bar.
  • Bring A Friend: Join your fellow adventurers in cooperative, cross-platform multiplayer games.
  • See The Unseen: Explore quest content cut from the original game, now finished and restored.
  • More to Experience: Enjoy the countless bug fixes and improvements that await you in Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition! Note on Localization: All in-game movies are English-only.
For fans of D&D CRPGs this is another must-have game in your collection and is well worth the price.

Source: Google Play Store
by dgstorm at Oct 31, 2014
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It hasn't been a dramatic turn around, but at least it appears that HTC is back on track to a real recovery. They just posted their Q3 earnings, and although they only eked out a tiny profit which was smaller than last quarter, it's still great news for them in the cutthroat Android world. It also means they are still moving forward and have come a long way from their precipitous fall.

Here's a quote with some of those financial details,

As you can see from the graph in the image above, HTC did worse this quarter than last quarter, but the fact that they are still in the positive is a "positive" sign. Apparently sales of their Desire line of phones has been going well. In Europe and the US the Desire 610 and 510 have had solid sales, and the Desire 816 did well in Taiwan, China, India and the Middle East.

It will be interesting to see what kind of sales...
by dgstorm at Oct 31, 2014
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Earlier this week we reported just how much of a flop the Fire Phone was for Amazon. The phone has had abysmal ratings, with only 2.3 stars on Amazon's own product page. Beyond that, the real problem with the phone is that Amazon priced it far too high and basically shot themselves out of the market.

Although this was obvious to anyone on the outside, including consumers, for some reason it wasn't obvious to the executives at Amazon. Otherwise they would have priced it appropriately and it might have done a bit better. Regardless, Amazon has seen the error of their ways and admit that the Fire Phone pricing was wrong. Here's a quote where they recently admitted as much,

At least the company is willing to shift when necessary. They actually had changed the price down to $1 in September, which lead to a significant sales improvement. (Well... duh!)

What's interesting is that Amazon is still committed to the device and plans to offer sequels in the future. At least this time they plan to price the phone more aggressively to match the market. We will see if the next generation Fire...
by dgstorm at Oct 31, 2014
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The first reviews for the Motorola Droid Turbo have started trickling in... We only have two so far, but more are certainly coming soon from various web outlets. Obviously we would also love to hear from our members what they think of the new Droid Turbo, so feel free to start a post and share your own personal review of the device.

This thread will be dedicated to the reviews from media outlets across the web. Let's start it off with one from Phone Arena and one from PC Mag. Here they are below:

Motorola DROID Turbo Review

Droid Turbo by Motorola Verizon Wireless Review Rating PCMag.com

When/if you find another review from any web-site, feel free to add a comment with a link to this thread so we have a one-stop spot for all of our Droid Turbo reviews!
by dgstorm at Oct 31, 2014
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Matias Duarte of Google fame is showing off the camera quality of his new Nexus 6 by taking a couple of low-light Halloween shots. Both pics feature several Jack-o-lanterns at night and are pretty impressive. While we have no doubt that there are several phone cameras that take better shots than the Nexus 6, what is truly impressive is how much better these pics are compared to previous generation Nexus devices.

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It probably shouldn't come as a surprise considering Google and Motorola went all out on the camera hardware this time by including a Sony IMX214 CMOS sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS). Sound off and let us know what you think.

Also, don't forget to check out our dedicated section for the Nexus 6 right here: Motorola Nexus 6 Android Forums at DroidForums.net

Source: Google+
by dgstorm at Oct 31, 2014
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Samsung just took the wraps off their Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3. Both are mid-range devices and are meant to target specific audiences. Samsung described them as “ultra-slim” And “optimized for social networking.” It turns out they are the slimmest smartphones that Samsung has created at 6.7mm and 6.9mm respectively.


Here's a breakdown of specs for these devices:

Galaxy A5 -
  • 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display
  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • microSD support
  • 5-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 13-megapixel rear camera
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC (for LTE versions), A-GPS, GLONASS
  • 2,300mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
Galaxy A3 -
  • 4.5-inch qHD Super AMOLED (A3)
  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • microSD support
  • 5-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 8-megapixel rear camera
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC (for LTE versions), A-GPS, GLONASS
  • 1,900mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
they didn't yet reveal pricing and availability yet, but we will keep you informed. These seem like great devices for friends or family members who don't need the high-end flagship to be happy.

Source: Samsung
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