April Fools Day is once again upon us and as usual, tech companies everywhere have not failed to keep us entertained. With a trove of fantastic faux product launches and even some real product launches that were taken as April Fools jokes, people have been busy releasing their hilarious ideas. With many of these jokes being nostalgic and some even being functional it's easy to appreciate the spirit behind them. Samsung Galaxy Blade Edge In a reference to the Galaxy...
Smarter Alarm – Wake Up To Info Being Read To You
If you’re fed up with waking up to a blaring alarm sound every morning, why not try out XDA forum member edawerd‘s new application for Android.
Instead of noisy bleeping first thing in the morning, Smarter Alarm will read customisable information to you such as the morning’s weather, stock prices, headline news, sports scores, friends’ birthdays and more!
The dev states that more feeds will be added in future, but wanted to gauge interest before putting in more development. In fact if you find any verifiable bugs, the dev has stated that you can be rewarded with a free copy of the full version of any of his other apps.
The app is available for free in the Market, however for more information, take a look at the application thread.
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The beginning of April is dominated by April Fools. There are jokes and pranks everywhere, which are meant to fool people. This news is no joke though, as Google has pushed the shiny red button to send out over-the-air updates to supported devices. Well, sort of, as only a few of available Nexus devices got updates to Android 5.1. Here's a list of OTAs that can be downloaded and flashed by stock recoveries. You can find guides on how to revert...
Once again, we have arrived on the most magical of holidays - the annual unveiling of HalfLife 3, and day on which co-workers believe it is appropriate to duct tape air horns behind doors. I speak, of course, about April Fools Day. As has become their custom, Google launched lighthearted "pranks" for each of their various services (with other tech sites and vendors following suit), and we have done our best to round up the humorous products and tweaks surfacing thus far....