Archive for May, 2017

Samsung updating Gear Fit 2 with new and improved workout features, SOS function

Workout detection and post-workout feedback are getting better on Samsung’s fitness wearable.

Samsung has just pushed out an update to the Gear Fit 2 right around a year after launch that makes a few solid upgrades to its tracking — because, after all, that is what it’s designed to do. Building on the Gear Fit 2‘s automatic fitness tracking that auto-starts workouts when it detects certain sustained movement, Samsung says it has improved its ability to detect workouts.

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App Highlight: The Little Ball That Could

The App Developed by NaissusWorks, The Little Ball That Could is a new app with only around 500 installs. Having been updated on May 23, 2017, the developer is constantly fixing various bugs with the latest update fixing a number of issues users were experiencing in a few levels. The Little Ball That Could is a roll the ball […]

TweetDeck for your browser now lets you verify images via Google

Knowing where Twitter’s images come from is a good thing.

With the rampant and almost revolutionary spread of fake things across the internet, TweetDeck has announced it’s added a feature that lets you verify the source behind an image before you react.

New! Click the 🔍 icon in the top right corner of an image in detail view to verify the source via Google.

— TweetDeck (@TweetDeck) May 31, 2017

It’s easy to use: hover  [Read More…]

App Highlight: Custom Navigation Bar

The App Developed by paphonb, Custom Navigation Bar is a new app with only around 10,000 installs. Having been updated on May 30, 2017, the developer is constantly fixing various bugs with the latest update improving the startup time and adding more button icons. Custom Navigation Bar brings Android O’s customization features to any Android N device. What it […]

Sorry, Galaxy S8 users: Bixby voice assistant remains delayed

The Wall Street Journal reports we won’t see it until “at least late June.”

There are so many features the Samsung Galaxy S8 has going for it; it’s almost bezel-less, it has the best display on the market, and it’s a wondrous performer. But one thing it does not have going for it is its own virtual assistant. It’s been two months since the launch of Samsung’s big phone release and there’s still no Bixby in sight.

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Review: Invisible Defender Full Coverage Screen Protector for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

As I sit here staring at my beautiful new Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, I’m a bit worried. You see, this thing is all glass. Well, maybe not entirely glass, but enough to worry me. We’ve already been treated to the news that the S8 and S8 Plus are the most fragile phones on the market. […]

How to create playlists in Kodi

Use Kodi playlists to binge your favorite shows or keep the music going at your party.

Kodi is a great way to organize and enjoy all your favorite media in one convenient place. Better yet, it’s available on so many different devices, from PCs and Macs, Amazon Fire TV to Android phones and Android TV boxes.

For the sake of this guide, we’ll be focusing on Kodi for Android because we’re Android Central and that’s what we  [Read More…]

Galaxy S8 bundle: A case, screen protector, and two mounts for just $21.99

The first thing we tend to do when buying a new phone is pick up a handful of accessories. If you’re smart, you’re adding a protective case. When it comes to convenience and functionality, it makes sense to have a car mount or dock for placing the device. Why not go all in and pick […]

You can now buy an unlocked Galaxy S8 in the U.S.

Get an unlocked Galaxy S8 … for a considerable amount of money.

After a few weeks of pre-orders, Samsung has fully opened sales for the U.S. unlocked versions of the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

Samsung had previously confirmed around the time of the S8’s launch in April that it would eventually offer an unlocked model in the U.S., and now we have specific details.

Prices are $ 724.99 and $ 824.99 for the S8 and S8+, respectively.  [Read More…]

Best Car Chargers for Google Pixel

Keep your Pixel charged while out on the road. Here are our favorite USB-C car chargers.

Updated May 2017: Added the Belkin USB-C car charger as an option.

We’ve all been there (some of us more than others): You hop in your car ready to rev on the road and then you check your phone — it’s dying at a rapid pace! You’ve barely enough battery life to get to your destination. Well, that’s what car  [Read More…]