Archive for July, 2018


Google Clock now supports musical alarms with Spotify integration

The feature’s rolling out now and available for Android 5.0 and above.

Clock apps are probably the least exciting thing to talk about, but without a doubt, one of the best ones is the official Google Clock. The app’s already fast, smooth, and easy-to-use, but today it’s getting a big upgrade with support for musical alarms thanks to a new partnership with Spotify.

When you’re making/editing an alarm in Google Clock, you’ll now see a new Spotify  [Read More…]

HTC U12+ review: They fixed the buttons! [Updated]

With the digital buttons fixed in software, it’s time to reconsider HTC’s 2018 flagship.

When we first reviewed HTC’s latest handset, its digital buttons were kind of a mess. But with a software fix now rolling out, the U12+ is well worth a second look.

HTC U12+

Price: $ 799

Bottom line: HTC’s new high-end offering is speedy, with impressive glass-backed designs and very  [Read More…]

Why your carrier’s coverage map may not match your experience

Maybe it’s time for a new phone.

When you’re looking to switch cellular carriers, the most important factor is going to be how well the service actually works in your area. Sure, saving $ 10 a month is great, but not if it means your family and friends can’t get ahold of you. A good starting place is your potential carrier’s coverage map, since that will show the relative coverage in a given location.

But that’s not  [Read More…]

MoviePass vs. Sinemia vs. AMC A-List vs. Cinemark: Which movie subscription service should you get?

There are so many movie theater subscription choices out there now, but how do you know which one to pick?

So it’s peak summer season, which means prime time for going to the movies. But with ticket prices the way they are, along with the cost of concessions, moviegoing gets fairly pricey.

So what are you supposed to do without spending an arm and a leg to enjoy the latest summer blockbusters? Fortunately, movie theater subscriptions have  [Read More…]

Electronauts is the VR music maker you didn’t know you wanted

The learning curve is steep, but so are the drops.

While there are a few different music games out there for the PlayStation VR, most of them are some kind of standard drumming machine trying to add an interesting VR twist. Electronauts, on the hand, achieves that twist. With striking visuals and a variety of beats to play with, this game – although I’m not sure if game is the right word – uses VR to create  [Read More…]

Pay what you want to master AWS cloud development

Cloud computing is growing in popularity, and, as such, many businesses are embracing it. This has created a huge opportunity for aspiring IT professionals and developers. Amazon Web Services is the perhaps the biggest name in the space, offering its leading cloud computing platform with reliable and scalable services. AWS cloud services are where it’s at.

Our Deal of the Day is a full 12-course meal of Amazon Web Service Cloud Development. Worth about $ 1,000 in total, it can be yours  [Read More…]

This simple Chrome extension makes new tabs gorgeous

Google’s backdrops are great, but Apple’s Aerials are awesome.

We’ve talked about how easy it is to bring Apple TV’s excellent Aerial screensavers to Android TV. It’s also possible to use them as your Mac background. And for everyone else — especially those of the chromeOS variety — it’s also possible to use them as what you see when you fire up a new tab in the world’s best browser.

Here’s how to do it:

Install this Chrome extension.  [Read More…]

Thanks, Lenovo, for including a camera cover on your Smart Display

For me, the most important feature is something most people aren’t talking about.

I ordered the Lenovo Smart Display on day one because a digital assistant with its own display is a thing I’m really interested in. Ever since the first crafty DIY’er built the first smart mirror people have thought of ways visual feedback can be integrated with something that gives you some extra information, and a small(ish) screen that can tap into the power of  [Read More…]

Spigen Style Ring POP review: The new gold standard in phone grips

Spigen’s new phone grip solves every problem we had with the original and looks so good doing it.

It’s no secret that phone grips are a smartphone accessory worth having. They help you keep ahold of your precious, pricey Android phone — and help you avoid straining the muscles and tendons in your priceless hands — so don’t leave home without one!

Every phone grip on the market today seems to have a trade-off of some sort  [Read More…]

Mint Mobile turns two, offers a $5 starter kit with 100% money back guarantee

Today Mint Mobile is turning two. In order to celebrate its anniversary, the company announced a $ 5 Starter Kit that makes it easier for people to try Mint’s services.

In case you don’t know. Mint Mobile is what’s considered a mobile virtual network operator. MVNOs operate on the infrastructure of existing networks. In the case of Mint, that network is T-Mobile.

Unlike traditional carriers, Mint Mobile does not charge by the month for its plans. Instead, it requires customers  [Read More…]