Archive for June, 2018


Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and S10, Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Pro, and LG V35 (Podcast #16)

Welcome to the AndroidGuys In Brief Podcast. Our aim with this podcast is to update you on all of the important things going on the Android world. Today, Matt and Scott sit down to discuss leaks around the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and the Xioami Mi Max 3 and Mi Max 3 Pro. They also touch on the imminent release of the unlocked LG V35 and a possible trio of Samsung Galaxy S10 devices.

Topics Samsung Galaxy Note 9 passes  [Read More…]

Instagram Video Chat slides into your DMs

In what seems like an almost weekly occurrence, Instagram has rolled out another new feature. Today finds us learning about Instagram Video Chat, a service that lets users directly communicate with one another via live video.

Video chat appears as a new icon inside of your Direct Message threads and hands you off to one-on-one conversations. Make that one-on-three as the app allows for group chats of up to four users.

Of course, being Instagram, you get camera effects to  [Read More…]

Power up USB-C compatible devices with Google’s $49 Pixelbook 45W Wall Charger

Charge your USB-C devices quickly with Power Delivery.

Amazon has the Google Pixelbook USB-C Charger on sale for just $ 49 right now. Today’s deal marks its lowest price ever and an $ 11 drop from what it sells for regularly.

This compact wall adapter is not just a good fit for the Pixelbook; you can also use it with various other USB-C devices. It features USB Power Delivery 3.0 technology and a 45W output so you can  [Read More…]

Google Maps’ major redesign is now rolling out to all users

There are also new features for finding the perfect taco place 🌮

Back at Google I/O this past May, Google announced a lot of big changes for Google Maps — including a refreshed user interface and a heap of shiny features. Today, all of that is rolling out to everyone around the globe.

You’ll know you’ve received the update as soon as you open the app. Upon opening Maps, you’ll be placed on a completely rethought Explore  [Read More…]

Snag this pair wireless of Bluetooth earbuds for just $20

In the market for a pair of Bluetooth earphones? We’re currently offering the Air Bud Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds for just $ 19.99 right now. Discounted to the tune of 83% off, they’re truly cordless and liberating.

These are the sort of headphones that not only sound clear and powerful, but they’re lightweight and comfortable, too.

With about 2.5 hours of playback per charge you’ve got more than enough to cover your commute and lunch break each day. Pack them in the  [Read More…]

24 refreshing nature wallpapers for your phone

One of the most popular forms of photography, especially with our devices, is nature photography. Just having a scenic trail, woods, or a mountain can add emotion to our day filled in the office cubicles.

Maybe you want to take a trip to a far-off place, or you remember that time you hiked up that mountain. Nature is just calming and usually free of restrictions. Pair that freedom with your phone, and you’ll enjoy looking at your home screen all  [Read More…]

The bezel-less OPPO Find X isn’t coming to the United States

OPPO’s not ready to tackle the U.S. market quite yet.

The OPPO Find X garnered a lot of attention when it was announced earlier this month, and for good reason. The phone has an absolutely striking design with a nearly bezel-less screen and slide-up camera system, but it also peaked our interest for being the first OPPO phone that’ll be officially sold in North America.

Image credit: The Verge

That opened the possibility of OPPO bringing  [Read More…]

Honor View 10 Review: The budget flagship king?

If you’re looking for a premium smartphone in 2018, you have two choices.  You can walk into a carrier store and throw down $ 800+ on a name you know like Samsung, LG, or Apple. Or, you can save a bit of dough, go with someone you may not have heard of and reap the rewards.

Today, we’re talking about one of those less known phone companies, Huawei. Huawei is a Chinese company that produces some of the best phones  [Read More…]

These leather Fitbit Charge 2 bands are priced as low as $2 today

Find a new style with this limited-time discount.

Swees’ Leather Fitbit Charge 2 Bands start at just $ 1.98 at Amazon when you enter promo code FVKBLKVH during checkout. They’re regularly priced between $ 11 and $ 15. The highest-priced bands drop to $ 2.70 with the code, which is still a really great deal. Each of the bands on sale is a size small, able to fit wrists between 5.6″ and 7.5″. The promo code will work on  [Read More…]

The best smart TV is a dumb display and a streaming stick

Smart TVs are wonderful for the first year or so of ownership. But support needs to last much longer given how expensive TVs are.

The greatest trend of technology over the last 10, 20, even 50 years is consolidation: the smartphone combines an MP3 player, a digital camera, the cell phone, GPS navigator, and more. We’ve seen this consolidation happen in other parts of the consumer electronics world as well: TV’s that add smart functionality so consumers  [Read More…]