Archive for January, 2018


Snapchat Stories can now be viewed outside of the app

Only certain Stories can be shared at first, but that should change down the road.

Snapchat is an app that I’ve been trying to avoid for some time, but it looks like that quest will soon be much more difficult. Following rumors that popped up in late December, Snapchat is now letting you share Stories outside of the app so you can view them on a mobile or desktop browser.

At first, this feature will only be  [Read More…]

Best puzzle games for Android as of January 2018

What are the best brain-busting puzzle games for Android?

The touchscreen controls of a smartphone offer a unique opportunity for puzzle games, and arguably they’re best suited for our pocket devices because they can be easy to pick up and play when you have a few free moments. we’ve collected

Last updated January 20, 2017: Revamped list with additional titles.

Bridge Constructor Portal The Room series Threes! Two Dots Monument Valley Brain It On! GO puzzle  [Read More…]

Nokia 8 gets Android 8.1 Oreo beta

Just a couple months after the Nokia 8 got a public build of Android 8.0, HMD Global is already releasing a beta for 8.1.

In the world of Android OEMs and releasing fast software updates, HMD Global has been one of the top performers with its Nokia handsets. Just two months after releasing a public build of Android 8.0 Oreo for the Nokia 8, the company is already pushing out a beta for the newer Android 8.1.

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How to set up a new Chromebook

These are the best tips to follow to set up your new Chromebook.

Speaking as someone who makes a living deploying and managing Windows laptops and Chromebooks , Chromebooks are awesome. Almost the entire initial setup is handled for the user automatically when they sign in with their Google account. Having said that, there are more things you can do to make your Chromebook yours after signing in.

Here are all the things you should do when setting up  [Read More…]

Verizon has a new BOGO deal on top Android flagship phones, available for a limited time

Verizon just announced it will be offering a new BOGO deal (with a trade-in) starting today, January 23. The promotion includes the Google Pixel 2, Samsung Galaxy S8, Moto Z2 Force and LG V30, so if you have been eyeing one of these flagships, this might be the right time for you to make a […]

Acer has a powerful new Chromebox and a pair of great new Chromebooks

Two new Chromebooks and a new Chromebox are headed our way!

Acer brings some news from the BETT show in London this week, and it’s filled with Chrome OS goodies.

A trio of Chrome devices designed so they meet the high standards of the education and commercial markets were announced, and they bring the great features we expect to see from these kinds of products.

Acer Chromebox CX13

Like its predecessor the CX12, the new CX13 is  [Read More…]

Google reveals tool that brings AR to your web browser

Google quickened the pace of its push into augmented reality this week, with the announcement of Article – a 3D model viewer designed to bring more AR capabilities to smartphones and tablets. Google’s Article is compatible with all browsers (on mobile or desktop) and allows users to view and interact with digital web content superimposed […]

The Galaxy A8+ gives us an early look at Galaxy S9 design cues

Samsung’s 2018 mid-ranger reveals a more accessible location for the fingerprint sensor.

Samsung introduced the Infinity Display design language last year with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, drastically cutting down on the front bezels. To accommodate a full-screen front, the company had to eliminate the physical home button and move the fingerprint sensor to the back of the phone.

While the thin-bezel display made for a more immersive experience while using the phone, the position of the  [Read More…]

Android 8.1 now shows how fast public Wi-Fi networks are before you connect

The latest feature in Android 8.1 Oreo introduces speed labels for public Wi-Fi networks.

Google has enabled a new feature in Android 8.1 Oreo that lets you see how fast a public Wi-Fi network is before you connect to it. Previously, all you could see was the signal strength indicator, so you had to manually connect to a network to gauge its speed. With the speed labels now in place, you can now get that information without having to  [Read More…]

Vivo X20 Plus with in-display fingerprint sensor launching this week

The first phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor is launching in China later this week.

Vivo showed off its first phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor earlier this month, and the company is now ready to put the device into production. The phone of choice is the X20 Plus, which made its debut last September. The phone is now being retrofitted with Synaptics in-display sensor, which is located near the bottom of the display.

This particular  [Read More…]