Mobile Roar 81: Wireless charging, Apple Car, Facebook when you die, and more!

Feb 19th - We talked about the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the possibility that it could support multiple wireless charging standards. Of course, we had to talk about the rumored Apple Car, among many other topics.

How to FaceTime on Android (or the best alternatives)

Feb 19th - If you know a lot of people who use iPhones you probably hear a lot about FaceTime. Android users can't use FaceTime, but there are plenty of awesome apps for making video and VOIP calls. Here are a few of our favorites!

Sprint LG G Flex 2 pre-sales begin tomorrow, launches March 13th

Feb 19th - Sprint has announced that they will begin taking pre-orders for the LG G Flex 2 beginning tomorrow, February 20th. The device will launch March 13th, though, so you'll have a while yet before you can get your greasy palms on it.

Inbox by Gmail comes to more browsers and gets a tablet user interface in today’s update

Feb 19th - Google has announced a new update today that brings a full-fledged tablet user interface for those who wish to use it on Android tablets. What's more is that they've also opened the service up to more browsers.

Here are the new Android 5.1 WiFi and Bluetooth toggles in action [VIDEO]

Feb 19th - Someone who got their hands on one of the Android One phones equipped with Android 5.1 and the new Bluetooth and WiFi toggles put together a quick screen capture of what they're like to use it.

IFTTT introduces Do Note, Do Camera and Do Button, new ways to get the most out of your automated web channels

Feb 19th - If This Then That, otherwise affectionately known as IFTTT, has introduced three great new apps this morning. They're all part of the DO suite, and they give you a way to process the information you want in the services you want.

Android 5.0.2 Lollipop rolls out to Moto X (2nd Gen) on US Cellular

Feb 19th - Those who yield the 2nd generation Moto X on US Cellular should be on the lookout for an upgrade. Motorola and the carrier have announced that Android 5.0.2 Lollipop is now rolling out over the air.

New CyanogenMod Theme Engine options allow users to customize status and nav bar colors separately

Feb 18th - In an update to CM12's all new Theme Engine, the folks at Cyanogen Inc have added the ability to customize both the navigation and status bars independently from one another. Should already be hitting nightlies.

Moto 360 now receiving Android 5.0.2, here’s the official changelog

Feb 18th - Just a quick heads up: Motorola is now pushing out a software update for the Motorola Moto 360. Going by the build number LWX49L, the update brings the software version number up to 5.0.2. Full changelog in the post.

Motorola CEO fires back at Jony Ive’s negative comments about Moto Maker, calls Apple’s prices ‘outrageous’

Feb 18th - After Apple's "visionary" designer Jony Ive criticized Moto Maker for giving consumers more choice in picking their next smartphone, Motorola's CEO fires back.

Samsung acquires LoopPay for contactless mobile payments without NFC

Feb 18th - Rumors of Samsung launching their own mobile payments system have finally been confirmed. Well, for the most part. Instead of developing their own system, the South Korean company announced today that they’ve reached a deal to acquire contactless mobile payments company LoopPay.

Android 5.1 could come in March, according to HTC’s Mo Versi

Feb 18th - Android 5.1 has been popping up on Android One phones left and right, but Google has yet to come out and say anything about it. While they leave us to wonder, HTC's Mo Versi might have spilled the beans on when we can expect a formal, widespread rollout.

Cancel noise, eliminate wires with Active Wrap headphones — now $24 at

Feb 18th - Finding a great pair of compact, wireless headphones with premium features usually comes at a high cost to the buyer. Not with a pair of Active Wrap Wireless headphones. Normally priced at $50, you can score a set for only $24 now thanks to a special offer from

PSA: Google Voice + Hangouts MMS is not currently sending, but here’s an easy workaround

Feb 18th - Quick heads-up for those of you using Google Voice through Hangouts: something is a bit screwy with MMS messages. Users have found that they can not successfully send an MMS for whatever reason, but an easy fix should hold you over.

Verizon adding new $60 prepaid plan featuring unlimited talk, text and 2.5GB of data March 1st

Feb 18th - We're hearing from our insiders at Big Red that Verizon is looking to make make a couple of changes to their prepaid options. Beginning March 1st, the carrier will look to introduce an all new $60 smartphone prepaid plan that'll give you unlimited talk and text plus 2.5GB of data per month.