Archive for September, 2017


Samsung Gear Fit 2 update brings continuous heart rate monitoring

The latest software update for the Gear Fit 2 introduces continuous heart rate monitoring, new watch faces, and apps.

At IFA this past August, Samsung showed off a trio of new fitness wearables, one of which was the Gear Fit 2 Pro. The Gear Fit 2 Pro is a slightly upgraded version of the Gear Fit 2 that was released last summer, but thanks to a new software update, last year’s hardware is getting one of the Pro’s biggest  [Read More…]

Thursday Night Football streams free starting tonight with Amazon Prime Video

As though Amazon Prime members needed another benefit to brag about…

Tonight marks the first Thursday Night Football game streaming free on Amazon Prime Video. Last year, Twitter was the exclusive streaming partner of the Thursday night games, but that changes this year. There are already a number of other benefits to Amazon Prime, like free 2-day shipping, other exclusive video content, music streaming, and much more.

See what’s new on Amazon Prime Video this month!

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Google Family Link is now invite-free for parents in the U.S.

After being announced as an invite-only service in March, Family Link can now be used by any and all parents in the U.S.

Back in March, Google officially introduced Family Link — a suite of parental controls that aimed to help make raising your kids in the 21st century just a little bit easier. Family Link could only be accessed with an invitation when it first launched, but today, Google is making the service available for everyone  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL specs leak out showing what Google has it store for us

Google is set to announce the next generation of Pixel devices next week and despite already seeing a leak showing the rear of the device, this time a new leak reveals the specs of both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The Pixel 2 XL will feature a curved QHD screen and will be […]

LG V30 will have a second year of warranty in the U.S.

The LG V30 and V30+ will be available soon from all major U.S. carriers.

After leaks and pre-announcements, the LG V30 was made official at this year’s IFA conference. However, availability and price were not announced at the event, leaving potential buyers curious as to when the phone would be available. We now know that it’ll be arriving on October 5.

AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon have already announced their availability for the V30, but in a press  [Read More…]

Amazon’s giving out free $10 credits for activating a Music Unlimited trial

Free money?! Sign me up.

Get a free $ 10 promo credit to be used on anything sold and shipped by Amazon when you sign up for a free 30-day trial of Music Unlimited after entering promo code MUSIC1. This offer is not available to current or former subscribers.

Over the summer, Amazon offered a similar deal which only allowed people to use the $ 10 credit towards their Amazon Music Unlimited subscription. This time, the promotional credit can  [Read More…]

Google’s longstanding search widget could add customization options soon

The Google Search widget might be getting a suite of new customization tools for changing its shape, color, and more.

Ever since its inception, one of Android’s strongest characteristics has been its ability to customize just about everything to your heart’s content. There are a ton of third-party customization solutions throughout the Play Store, but thanks to a teardown of the Google app, it would appear that Google itself will soon be giving users more options for changing up  [Read More…]

Alcatel Idol 5 brings subtle design tweaks, heads to Cricket Wireless for under $200

If there’s one thing we know by now, a solid Android doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

We’re seeing a lot of premium smartphones come in over $ 800, but you can also enjoy some premium features in a smartphone that costs less than $ 200. The Alcatel IDOL 5 is a VR-ready Android 7.0 Nougat phone with a 5.2-inch 1080p display and dual front-facing speakers. Under the hood is a (cost-saving) Mediatek Helio P20 octa-core processor,  [Read More…]

Twitter character limit expands from 140 to 280 to encourage more English tweets

Twitter has become a thriving social media platform for brevity, with the company making changes all the time (such as the introduction of Twitter Lite earlier this year for less-than-stellar cellular data networks) to encourage growing participation by its growing user base. While the company is famous for its 140-character limit, its brevity has proven […]

LG V30 US release dates finally announced

We figured that LG would have wanted to improve on the V20’s large announcement to release gap last year, but unfortunately the V30 has found itself in the same predicament. It’s been just about a month since we had official word about LG’s hot alternative to Samsung’s Note 8 big-hitter. It’s been frustrating to say the least for those who […]