Archive for September, 2017


Deal: HTC promo takes $100 off U11, $300 off U Ultra

Between October 2 and 8, HTC is slashing prices across the board on all of its top smartphones, including the U11, U Ultra, and Bolt.

We’ve got a couple months to go before the holiday season truly goes into full force, but that doesn’t mean you can’t score some sweet deals leading up to the biggest shopping season of the year. HTC just announced its Green Is Good promotion that starts next week, and there are some fairly solid  [Read More…]

Google Photos now uses AI to automatically create photo books for you

In the latest update to Google Photos, the app will now automatically create photo books based on past trips, events, and more.

At Google I/O this past May, Google introduced a lot of new features for Photos. While Suggested Sharing and Shared Libraries made sharing photos with friends considerably easier from phone to phone, Photo Books added a greatly appreciated physical touch to all of our digital memories. Today, Google announced that it’s bringing some of its suggested sharing  [Read More…]

The best wireless chargers for your new phone

It’s been eight years since wireless charging first came to smartphones with the Palm Pre, but it took Apple building it into the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X to make it matter to the mainstream. That’s no snarky jab at Apple or its customers; in fact the iPhone’s newfound embrace of wireless charging is reason to celebrate for all those who’ve ever known the joy of cutting the (charging) cord!

That’s because wireless charging is about to return  [Read More…]

Ulefone Power Max will packing a whopping 13,000mAh battery

Ulefone has an impressive handset in the Ulefone Power 2, a phone with an unusually large 6,050mAh battery and a faster-than-fast fingerprint scanner that rivals premium, high-end Android-powered handsets for an extremely low-end price. Ulefone gives good specs and some decent performance for a fraction of the costs of high-end smartphones, which makes Ulefone one […]

TomTop’s favorite three drones for beginners! (Promoted Deals)

When it comes to drones, many have heard about the usual players in the area such as GoPro and DJI but these come at a price. For those looking to get into the drone game but perhaps want something more budget friendly, our friends at TopTop have some great deals. First up is the Visuo […]

Survey: What are your mobile typing and messaging patterns?

What’s your messaging mindset? Take this survey and help us find out!

Every single day, all over the world, people are sending messages back and forth through a multitude of different services, and according to some estimates, more than half the world now uses a smartphone. That means there are a lot of folks out there tapping away on their devices using both virtual and physical keyboards.

But do folks enjoy the experience? Can those virtual  [Read More…]

Google Assistant is now on Google TV

Google Assistant first make its appearance on the Pixel devices and has steadily been rolled out to a number of devices over the past year. We can now add Android TV to that list as Google adds the virtual assistant to the NVIDIA SHIELD TV. Google Assistant allows aspects of the Android TV to be […]

Hardware is Table Stakes [#acpodcast]

Daniel Bader, Jerry Hildenbrand, Russell Holly, and Phil Nickinson talk about the motives and strategies behind some significant moves in the industry this year, including Google’s HTC deal and Amazon’s new Echo products and Fire TV 4K.

It’s update-mageddon! With Google extending security updates for Nexus 5X and 6P, and the Moto X Pure Edition just now getting Android 7.0, what can users reasonably expect from manufacturers in the way of support for devices they already own?

Finally, the Pixel  [Read More…]

Google app now has 3 new home screen shortcuts

Some people are now able to add home screen shortcuts for the Dining, Entertainment, and Sports sections of it.

Earlier this year, Google added shortcuts above its Feed cards for quickly accessing certain areas of the app – including options for checking the weather, finding ATMs near you, opening Google Translate, tracking down a new restaurant, and plenty more. In an effort to make getting to these shortcuts even easier, some users are reporting that they can now add  [Read More…]

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