The Moto X+1 appears to be nearing launch with leaks increasing in frequency. And a series of new images sent to the folks over at Android Police has revealed what could possibly be an early pre production prototype of the handset. It’s clear that Motorola has drastically changed the design from the Moto X with the aluminum chassis being used in favor of plastic. The rest appears to be the same as the predecessor, including the custom wooden back panel. It is said that Motorola will also have leather options this time around. Interestingly,...

Google has been believed to be in talks with Twitch for a potential acquisition/merger with YouTube. But over the couple of months, reports of the acquisition died down somewhat. However, multiple reports are now confirming that Google has almost finished talks with Twitch and the two parties have reportedly agreed on a sum of $1 billion. This comes after Google denied these rumors a few months ago, so it has certainly taken us by surprise. Twitch is a widely used video streaming service allowing users to broadcast live content and...

Welcome to the 21st part in out series of troubleshooting articles dedicated to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. It has been a week since we released the previous part and ever since then we have been receiving lots of emails not just for this model but other Android devices as well. In this part, we will be dealing with unique issues that some of our readers are facing. Examples of issues are display not working when fingers are used, or the “Ok Google” setting interfering with the voice feature of the camera. If you own the Galaxy Note...

Motorola has just announced its Back to School promo on the Moto X, with the smartphone getting a discount of up to $125 on the 32 and 64GB model while the 16GB variant is getting a flat $100 discount, effectively bringing the price under $300. The deal should be applicable until July 31, assuming the stocks don’t run out by then. The 16GB Moto X now costs $299.99, the 32GB variant is priced at $324.99 while the 64GB model will set you back by $374.99. It’s quite a massive discount on the smartphone, even though it’s...

Facebook launched Slingshot as a rival to the Snapchat app. However, some users of Instagram are reportedly getting notifications to try out a new image sharing service called Bolt, which in theory would be pretty identical to Snapchat and Slingshot. This makes things slightly complicated as Facebook owns Instagram and since they only recently launched Slingshot, it wouldn’t make sense to bring a similar offering this early. This either indicates that Facebook is having second thoughts about Slingshot or perhaps Bolt is...

Samsung has been rumored to be working on a head-mounted wearable known as the Gear VR for quite some time now. Today, we have our first slice of evidence to prove that the device indeed exists. This comes thanks to a couple of leaked screenshots from an app known as the Samsung Gear VR, which appears to be a companion app for the wearable. It’s quite evident from the screenshots that this is indeed an Oculus Rift like offering which covers both eyes and not a Google Glass competitor as initially expected. Sony is also working on...

The number of Android Wear apps are increasing each day. And among the flurry of apps that are coming through, we’re finding some useful utility apps for the smartwatch which could make lives a lot simpler for users. One such app is Wear Hotspot, which is nothing but a toggle for the WiFi hotspot feature on your smartphone. Using the app, customers can turn WiFi Hotspot on or off right from their wrist without even requiring to open the smartphone. The feature won’t work if the WiFi hotspot feature is disabled by the...

We know that the Moto 360 can do a lot of things, but did you know that it also packs an ambient light sensor? While it’s not as eye catching as some of its other features, the availability of an ambient light sensor could roughly translate to improved screen visibility and considerably better battery life. The light sensor adjusts the brightness of the display based on the surroundings, which is something that the current crop of Android Wear smartwatches cannot do. This is certainly going to be a crucial feature on the smartwatch,...