Google Photos continues to be the best cloud backup service around for storing and sharing all of your memories. Even as we approach the end of its unlimited high-quality tier, new features like automated slideshows continue to make it a must-have app on Android. To help make your photos look that much better, Google has added some new editing tools to reduce noise levels and bring out the detail in softened pictures. Read More
ROLI's modular BLOCKS studio has gained popularity recently, as a way to easily create music. Taps and gestures on the BLOCKS turn into musical rhythms when paired to the iOS 'NOISE' app. Now ROLI is making the NOISE app available for Android as well, but it has some limitations. Read More
Stock Android may not make a special noise when plugged in to charge over USB, but it does play a tone when your device comes in contact with a wireless charger. Until now though, it hasn't been possible to disable this sound without adjusting the system volume. In Android M that will apparently change, as a new toggle joins the lineup in "Other sounds."
Dial pad tones, screen lock sounds, touch sounds, and touch vibration entries are all still present.
This is a small change, but - even if they're buried in settings - sometimes adding more granular controls can be a good thing, and that seems to be one of the themes of Android M so far. Read More
Anyone who's shopped with Amazon for a while should know that occasionally the site has some really appealing deals offered through its Gold Box page. Today, that deal is good for 65% off a pair of V-MODA Crossfade LP Over-Ear Noise-Isolating metal headphones. We saw these in the Gold Box just a few months ago for $74.99, but today's deal brings them all the way down to $69.99 from their normal $199.99 price on Amazon.
If you're in the market for high quality headphones to go with your favorite Android device, these are still a great option. V-MODA touts the ruggedness of the headphones with their Immortal Life program, offering a 50% discount on replacements if the headphones happen to somehow break. Read More