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BlueStacks puts Android apps your Mac. Photo: Tensickers

BlueStacks puts Android apps your Mac. Photo: Tenstickers

Android apps and games are great on pocket-sized smartphones, but they’re even better on big screens — like the 24-inch monitor sitting on your desk. Don’t believe me? Check out the BlueStacks player, which lets you run almost any title built for Android on your Mac.

Get your HTC One M9 on Verizon now. Photo: HTC

Get your HTC One M9 on Verizon now. Photo: HTC

Thinking about picking up the HTC One M9? Get it from Verizon right now and it’ll come with $100 in Google Play credit that you can spend on apps, games, movies, music, books, and more.

The Galaxy A8's camera will measure just 5mm thin. Photo: Samsung

The Galaxy A8’s camera will measure just 5mm thin. Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy A8 may be a midrange smartphone, but it’s going to be a darn impressive one. According to the latest claims, the device will be packing a 16-megapixel camera that’s been specially optimized for the A8’s super-slim form factor.

Beats 1 is already available on Android... kind of. Photo: Apple

Beats 1 is already available on Android… kind of. Photo: Apple

Apple Music isn’t available on Android yet — though it is coming — but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on Beats 1 radio. Thanks to a new web app, you can tune into the 24/7 worldwide broadcast on Android and other unsupported devices right away.

Cyanogen OS 12 comes to the OnePlus One. Photo: Cyanogen

Cyanogen OS 12.1 is here. Photo: Cyanogen

Cyanogen this week began rolling out its latest CyanogenMod 12 nightlies, which bring some “much needed” new features, including dynamic Quick Settings tiles and Wi-Fi priorities. The releases also bring IMAP push improvements that promise to improve battery life and networking usage.

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