Merrill Smith

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Add an invisible keyboard to Android devices 4.0 and up

Looking for some extra screen real estate? Or maybe you just want to show off by typing on an invisible keyboard? Check out Fleksy for free.<p>Fleksy just came out of private beta, and now it's available on the Google Play store for everyone to try it out. It has its own classic-style keyboard layout, …

Apps

The 28 Funniest Notes Written By Kids In 2013

The future leaders of America are starting out on the right tiny foot.

Self-improvement

27 Signs You're Not A Relationship-Type Person

I would do anything for love, but I won't do that...or anything else really because love is kinda stupid. Sorry.

Monetizing your Android app

If I had a dollar for every time I was entrusted with the “next big app idea”, I would have about $48 — and I would have spent it already. This is not because some of these ideas weren’t very good. In fact, some were great! It is also not due entirely to the lack of time, funding, resources or …

Apps

LG introduces device loaner program for app developers

LG realizes the importance of having apps that work with their unique hardware and software APIs. Like Samsung, they held a developer conference …

Aviate: an always-changing, intelligent home screen for Android

What if Google Now was made of the icons on your home screen?<p>"We want to connect people to personalized information at the moment it’s useful," reads the mission statement of Aviate, a replacement launcher for Android available today in private beta. It sounds almost exactly like the tagline of …

PushBullet Updated To Version 11.1, Gets Redesigned UI, New Home And Lock Screen Widgets, And More

There are many ways to move files between your computers and your Android devices, but most of them feel like a hassle. PushBullet makes things far …

The 16 Best BBQ Spots In 13 Cities Around The US

From New York to Chicago to L.A., Zagat scoured the States for the shining stars of barbecue around America.<p>Here are 16 barbecue spots in 13 cities around the country you need to try this summer.

Texas

Upcoming Dynamic Keyboard Demoed On Video, Uses Intelligent Prediction To Change The Size Of Keys

Most Android keyboards have gotten pretty good at figuring out what word you're trying to type. Anyone that lives with SwiftKey day-to-day can …

Android apps in beta

Beta testing can be rewarding, and Android Central is here to help you get started<p>In 2013, Google opened up the Google Play Store to provide proper …

Mahogany Wood Device Skins Now Available From dbrand, Worldwide Shipping Only $3 (CAD)

Do you already have many leather-bound books, and wish your mobile devices could smell of rich mahogany? The smell thing we can't really help with, …

Galaxy Gear concept video insists on a flexible display smartwatch

A video shows off a Galaxy Gear concept “built” around existing Galaxy Gear patents, rumors and speculation about the smartwatch that’s expected to be unveiled in early September alongside the Galaxy Note 3.<p>While the video is inspired on existing Galaxy Gear online chatter (just like previous …

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Apps

Kreyos Meteor Smartwatch Completes Indiegogo Campaign With More Than 15x Its Funding Goal

Kreyos came to Indiegogo in June asking for $100,000 to get their Meteor smartwatch to market. It's been nearly two months, and the company is …

Incipio DualPro Carbon Fiber case for HTC One

Ranging from no case at all to heavy duty hard cases, some people's phones need more protection than others. The Incipio DualPro Carbon Fiber case …

Apps
College Football

HTC One In Glamour Red Announced, Exclusive To Phones 4u In The UK

The HTC One is a neat-looking device, all smooth lines and clean design. But it could do with a little more flair, right? Well, a new color for the …

Rumor: Qualcomm ZOLA smartwatch to launch in September

A Twitter account known for the mobile-related leaks it presents on a frequent basis says that Qualcomm will have its own smartwatch in stores later this year, called the ZOLA.<p>However, other details aren’t available about the device at this time. Here’s what @evleaks tweeted about it:<p>We shouldn’t …

Mobile

Photo Sphere for the masses – install the new Android camera APK now

The brand new HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play editions come with a little bonus – a revamped version of the Camera app that is different from that on the Nexus 4. It is speculated that the revamped camera is a feature that was initially planned to be part of Android 4.3, but for some …

Google Play

Get Photosphere on non-Nexus devices with the 'Google edition' camera app

Camera app from Google Play GS4, HTC One can easily be loaded onto other phones<p>Yesterday we covered the new camera application in the "Google Play …

[Deal Alert] RAVPower 5600mAh Battery Pack Only $19.99 With Coupon Code From Amazon

The summer is here, and that means plenty of uses for a massive external battery pack. Whether the entire family decides to stay out at the beach for …

If Video Game Art Hadn't Changed In The Past 30 Years

Reddit user ARoyaleWithCheese imagines how some of today's most popular games would have been packaged in the 80s.<p>Check out the Reddit post for more.<p>Originally from GamesRadar.

Dwyane Wade Driven Provides Training Routines To Help Athletes

Dwyane Wade has partnered with Driven Apps to release a new app full of training programs and videos to help athletes improve their basketball …

[New App] Where'd Ya Get Those Peepers? EyeVerify Eyeprint Beta Scans Veins In Your Eye To Unlock Apps

Most people make do with a PIN or pattern lock to secure their Android devices. If you need something a little stronger (or just want to feel like …

LG G2 coming with edge-to-edge display, buttons on the back - report

The successor to the Optimus G will be powered by the Snapdragon 800 system-on-a-chip – that’s pretty much the only official info that we know about the upcoming device.<p>Unofficially, it’s a different story. We’ve heard that the media event that LG scheduled for August 7 will be dedicated to the …

Mobile Technology

Best cases for HTC One! (video)

So you got a new HTC One? Congrats! It’s a nice piece of hardware, and you certainly wouldn’t want it to get broken. So we’ve put together an awesome lineup of cases for you that are both stylish and protective!<p>The new HTC One (M8) Just launched, be sure to have a look at the best HTC One (M8) …

Phones

[New Game] Disney's Monsters University For Android Is Now In Session In The Play Store

Monsters University is about to hit theaters, so you know what that means? It's time to milk the potential audience for all its worth - ahem, <i>I mean</i> - …