Archive for July, 2018


Samsung’s Galaxy Watch could be the smartwatch we’ve been waiting for

With Wear OS, Samsung Pay, and more, the Galaxy Watch could be huge.

Smartwatches aren’t quite as popular as they were a couple years back, but in 2018, that may start to change. Google appears to be prepping its own Pixel Watch, Qualcomm’s working on all-new processors for wearable devices, and Samsung’s getting ready to release the Galaxy Watch.

Today, I’d like to take a moment to talk about what Samsung’s doing.

Rumors have been piling up for  [Read More…]

Have a Wear OS or Tizen smartwatch? Try Facer’s new Watch Face Games

Facer, the watch face customization platform for Wear OS and Tizen smartwatches, is taking things to a new level.

The company just unveiled Watch Face Games, a series of mini-games that are always active on your smartwatch and waiting for you to start playing. Facer calls this “ambient gaming”.

In addition to being always on, the new mini-games are also integrated with the sensors on your watch. So the data collected, such as heart rate or steps taken, can be  [Read More…]

How to take screenshots in Android P

Here’s everything you need to know about screenshots in Android P!

Android P brings a lot of new features and changes to our favorite mobile OS, and one of the most basic elements of Android — taking screenshots — hasn’t been left out.

Google’s vastly improved the screenshot-taking and editing experience in Android P compared to past versions, and today, I’m going to walk you through all the changes to keep an eye out for.

Without further  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy On6 review: Old wine, new bottle

Samsung’s latest budget phone is underwhelming to say the least.

The one constant in the Indian handset segment over the years has been Samsung. The last five years saw local manufacturers like Micromax, Intex, and Lava fade into obscurity as they failed to meet the challenge put forth by their Chinese rivals, but Samsung has weathered the storm unscathed.

Sure, the South Korean manufacturer is no longer India’s top smartphone brand, but its market share is still  [Read More…]

Google updates phone app to prevent some spam calls from interrupting you

While some updates for Android are given stage time at Google’s events (like I/O or when they’re unveiling a new smartphone), and sometimes they’re quietly added to the mix.

This appears to be one of the quieter updates. Google recently updated its help page pertaining to spam calls to note that the phone app for Android can not only weed out spam calls, but now it can prevent those potentially annoying calls from barging in on you. With this new  [Read More…]

Amazon Prime Day kicks off in India — here are the best deals

Amazon’s 36-hour deal extravaganza is now live, and we’ve rounded up the best deals.

Amazon’s Prime Day is now live in India, and over the next 36 hours the retailer is discounting hundreds of thousands of products across categories. Alongside the deals, Amazon is using its sale as a platform to launch new products, notably the red OnePlus 6. The limited-edition color option is now listed exclusively on Amazon, and if previous launches are any indication, it’s  [Read More…]

Deal: BOGO Android phones at Verizon and more just in time for back to school

It’s almost time to send the kids back to school and you know what that means. Time to break out your wallet and pick up supplies. If a new phone is on your list, then Verizon has good news for you. Thanks to their back to school sale, you can pick up some of the hottest Android phones with their buy one get one deal.

Phone Deals

For a limited time, pick up the Samsung S9, Pixel 2, or Moto  [Read More…]

Xiaomi teases Android One-based Mi A2 ahead of official unveil

Xiaomi’s 2018 Android One device will be unveiled on July 24 in Madrid.

Xiaomi teamed up with Google to launch an Android One-based phone last year, and it looks like the collaboration wasn’t a one-off. The Mi A1 turned out to be one of the best phones of 2017, and now Xiaomi is all set to launch a successor. The company has teased the launch of the next-gen model in the series, which will be dubbed the  [Read More…]

Ussss-Twwwwooah [#acpodcast]

Daniel Bader and Russell Holly speak with Brian Mueller, founder of Carrot apps. Brian’s apps have long been a mainstay of the iOS ecosystem, now he’s brought his most popular app, CARROT Weather, to Android. CARROT Weather is in itself a terrific weather app, but wrapped in a hilariously snarky AI persona. He shares his experience developing for Android and his impression of the platform.

They also discuss the latest developments (pun intended) for AR/VR creation on Android.  [Read More…]

Watch all your favorite shows with the Roku Streaming Stick for $35

Faster, better, cheaper.

The Roku Streaming Stick media streaming device normally sells between $ 48 and $ 50. It dropped to $ 40 a couple times back in May and earlier, but this $ 34.99 sale price is the lowest we have ever seen.

This is one of Roku’s newest streaming devices, a refresh of previous models. It just released in early October. Roku claims the processor in the new stick is 50% faster than last year’s  [Read More…]