Archive for October, 2016


Samsung launching gorgeous ‘blue coral’ Galaxy S7 edge in the U.S. for the holidays

A mid-cycle color refresh for the phone taking over the Note 7’s sales.

If you lusted after the bright blue-and-pink “blue coral” Note 7 back when it was on sale, you’re in luck: the color is being reintroduced on the Galaxy S7 edge in the U.S. later this year. Blue coral was originally a Note 7-exclusive color, but will now sit alongside black, gold and silver as color options for the GS7 edge a “major wireless providers” in the  [Read More…]

Daily Briefing: Your next cheap phone will stream in 4K

Write this down: Here’s the news for Monday, October 31.

Do you write anymore? I mean physically, on paper. It recently occurred to me that I often go weeks without writing more than a signature on a contract or an incoming delivery (or a check, another anachronism).

In our Note 7 recall survey, the number one answer people gave to “What feature will you miss most on the Note 7?” was the S Pen. And I  [Read More…]

Take the State of the Mobile Nations Phones Survey for your chance to win $600 towards a new phone!

Silly season for new phones and gadgets is on us — it feels like we can’t go a week without a major release as the calendar races into the holidays. There are a bunch of new phones out there and we wanted to get an idea about what’s important to you in a phone and in a cellular carrier. Thus, this survey.

We get a little detailed, but that’s because we want to suss out what it  [Read More…]

Best Chromebook for Students

The ASUS Chromebook Flip is the best Chromebook for a student.

Best overall ASUS Chromebook Flip (C100)

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If you are a student in the market for a Chromebook or if you’re buying for someone who is, the ASUS Chromebook Flip is our top pick. While not the most powerful available, it still has plenty enough where it counts so it can do everything a student or graduate needs in the  [Read More…]

Best Heavy Duty Cases for Google Pixel

What are the best rugged cases for the Google Pixel?

The Google Pixel is quite possibly the best phone of 2016. It’s a beautifully designed phone (and rather expensive to boot). If you’ve got one, you’ll want to make sure you keep it protected.

And therein lies the problem with any new phone — should you forgo a case and risk scratches and scuffs or keep it looking brand new with a rugged case? If you  [Read More…]

Google is officially cracking down on Play Store fraud

Integrity is a loaded word, but it’s one that Google takes particularly seriously given the skeptics who have questioned the reliability of Android’s Play Store.

Google has announced that it’s rolling out improved detection and filtering systems to help rid the visibility of less-than-stellar applications in Android’s app marketplace. This includes apps from developers who may have attempted to manipulate the placement of their apps through illegitimate means such as fraudulent installs, fake reviews, and even incentivized  [Read More…]

Monday’s best tech deals and discount codes: Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! For you drivers on your way home – watch out for children trick or treating. They don’t necessarily take the same precautions as adults, and they’re excited to get free candy. According to the NHTSA, Halloween increases the odds of a child being killed in the road by double. It’s darker outside, they are

LeEco’s first U.S. flash sale is Nov 2 — here’s what you need to know

Get to know LeEco ahead of its first flash sale in the U.S.

LeEco is trying to make its way into the U.S. after a (relatively) long history selling products in China and India, and it’s kicking things off by selling a few of its top products via a “flash sale” on November 2. It’s an unfamiliar model for most people in the U.S., but the products offer enticing value propositions with very attractive pricing.

Before  [Read More…]

Become a CompTIA certified IT professional with hundreds off this comprehensive training bundle

Getting started in the IT field can be difficult at the beginning. There is so much that you should know, so many certifications that you will want to have, and it can get quite expensive in a short amount of time. You could spend lots of money and time to learn the basics and get started, or you could do it in your free time at an affordable price.

For just $ 60 you can get started with this bundle  [Read More…]

Google offers $50 Play Store credit to apologize for late Pixel deliveries

Google’s new Pixel duo is currently shipping to customers who pre-ordered the devices. But some are luckier than others. While Pixel phones have made it to some, others are still waiting to get ahold of their devices. To make matters even more frustrating, Google has apparently misjudged demand for the two phones, so the estimated