About Doug Demagistris
Doug Demagistris is the Founder and current Editor In Chief of Droid Turf. He grew up in New York and now attends Bryant University where he is studying marketing and communication. He has been and always will be a Google enthusiast thanks to Android’s customization, flat design and exceptional integration with various Google services. Currently, Doug uses a Pixel 2 XL as his daily driver for its unique design, powerful hardware, exceptional camera, and stock experience. For shorter instances, he’ll glance at his Huawei Watch. And for more productive work, you’ll find him typing away on his Pixelbook. Doug is hopeful his productivity will make lives easier, more meaningful and help down the road.
Apps & Games

New speed test app measures your handset’s speeds in real-time

July 18, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Netflix, the video streaming service, owns the rights to Fast.com. You may never had thought given what Netflix does and the difference between it and Fast.com. Fast.com is capable of testing various connection speeds on your device in essentially real-time, and that’s what we’re here to talk about.

Apps & Games

World Cup Outage lands YouTube TV subscribers free credits

July 17, 2018 Doug Demagistris

The FIFA World Cup concluded this weekend, and if you are a YouTube TV subscriber who experienced issues while trying to stream the global event, you were not alone. Interruptions were experienced by subscribers, later confirmed to be an outage. This is the first time Google’s YouTube TV service has experienced any kind of outage for its users, though it didn’t last long.

Apps & Games

CARROT Weather app releases on Play Store

July 17, 2018 Doug Demagistris

The CARROT Weather app has finally released on Android after being exclusive to iOS for quite a while. You’re probably thinking, why get so excited over an app that gives you the weather? Doesn’t Google do that? Yes, Google does, but this isn’t an ordinary weather app. CARROT Weather is super likable, and here’s why it’s worth taking a look at.

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Deals

The Ultimate Shopping Guide for all the Best Amazon Prime Day 2018 Deals

July 16, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Amazon Prime day has returned for 2018 and it begins today! Amazon has run the deal day every year since 2015, making this the fourth annual Amazon deal holiday. For those unfamiliar, every summer Amazon runs a variety of promotions on its retail website during a randomly assigned date. The retail giant is going bigger than ever before with 36 hours of deals this year that go live at 3PM EDT on July 16. There are to be some huge discounts and some [Read More]

Apps & Games

Navigation bar comes to Twitter’s Android app

July 16, 2018 Doug Demagistris

  Last week, the Twitter app for Android started receiving an update with a major design tweak. How one navigates the app is changing with the addition of a new navigation bar. Considering most Android apps have this format with the bottom bar for shortcuts, it probably won’t be your first time seeing the feature, but it might take getting used to if you’re completely new to it or use Twitter a lot.

Droid Updates

Droid Updates Weekly 7/9 – 7/13: Which Android devices were updated this week?

July 16, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Our guess is that most of you have a smartphone if you’re reading this. Being smartphone owners ourselves, we’re always interested in knowing when a smartphone gets updated. Wouldn’t it be convenient to have this all in one place? That’s why we created our ‘Droid Updates’ Weekly Series.

Polls

Weekly Poll: How concerned are you about your privacy online?

July 15, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Ever since the internet broke out, privacy has been a topic of much discussion. Many have debated privacy laws, whether there should be more or less in place, and if we as regular consumers should be worried about where the web is taking us as it relates to our own privacy. This week, some stories made headlines regarding attempts by companies to make people feel like their lives are still as secure and private as they make them.

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