Category: Android News


Saturday Savings: Tech and Gear on sale this weekend

Every week, we see a slew of new discounts and sales and various tech and gear. This week is no different and we have quite a few options.

On the tech-side of things, there are some deals on Motorola handsets and fitness trackers. When it comes to accessories, you can save on headphones, a new microSD card and more.

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Moto Z3 Play – $ 499.99 $ 449.99

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Best USB-C hubs for Chromebooks

Are you looking to turn your Chromebook into a productivity powerhouse? Check out these USB-C hubs!

Chromebooks are great for simple productivity on the go, but when you get home, it’s nice to move to a larger setup. A bigger screen, a nice mechanical keyboard, a proper webcam, and so on. Yeah, you can plug things in individually, but a USB-C hub means you just need to plug one cable into your Chromebook and all your accessories  [Read More…]

Is there a single USB-C headphone adapter that works with all phones?

Part of what we do here is to look at all sorts of accessories you might want to use with your phone. Cases, screen protectors, headphones, you name it and we try to look and recommend a product so you know if you’re getting your money’s worth. Since the 3.5mm headphone jack is fading away (yes, Samsung will do it too, once it’s more affordable) that also means we need to look at USB Type C headphones and  [Read More…]

Google is adding DRM to all Android apps, but it’s for the right reasons

Metadata will be added to application files when they are digitally signed and built. That’s a lot of letters to say DRM.

Earlier this week, Google quietly rolled out a feature that adds a string of metadata to all APK files (that’s the file type for Android apps) when they are signed by the developer. You can’t install an application that hasn’t been signed during its final build, so that means that all apps built using the  [Read More…]

10 awesome movies that are leaving Netflix in July 2018

Get ’em before they’re gone.

July is nearly upon us, and that means a new round of movies is about to depart that big free-movie-plane-in-the-cloud we call Netflix. Some are gone come July 1, so you’ve got a week to go. Others will take a little longer.

In any event, here’s your last chance to catch these 10 awesome flicks before you’ll have to use someone else’s login on some other service instead.

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Samsung offering 1-year MoviePass memberships with Galaxy S9/S9+ purchase in June

If you happen to fall into the Venn diagram of movie fans who are also in need of a new smartphone then Samsung has crafted the offer just for you. Now through the end of June if you purchase either a Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+, you are eligible for two 1-year subscriptions to MoviePass.

Just in case you aren’t familiar, MoviePass is the subscription service that allows you to see movies at most theaters in the U.S. (91% of  [Read More…]

Anker’s popular Bluetooth speakers are on sale today for as little as $17

Get that boom boom pow!

As part of its Gold Box deals of the day, Amazon has a pair of Anker’s Bluetooth speakers on sale for as low as $ 16.88. The most affordable option is the Anker SoundCore Mini, which has 15 hours of battery life, and this price is the lowest it’s ever gone. This option is super portable thanks to its cylindrical design but still offers a great sound.

If you want something a  [Read More…]

What’s new on Hulu for July 2018

And what’s leaving, too.

Tucked inside the monster that is Hulu’s July schedule is Ballet Now, a documentary about Tiler Peck, principal dancer with the New York City Ballet. That title hardly does her justice, though, as you’ll see in the trailer.

That’s beyond impressive, right? Ballet Now lands July 20.

What else to look forward to on Hulu in July? Well, it’s a long list.

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Supreme Court rules that police need warrants to get phone location info

The decision was ruled in favor with a 5-4 vote.

The United States Supreme Court issued a ruling on June 22 stating that police must first get an official warrant before they can use cell tower data to track someone’s location.

This ruling comes from the Carpenter v. United States case that dates back six years to 2011. Timothy Carpenter was arrested for a robbery in Detroit during that year, but only after police tracked down 12,898  [Read More…]

HTC’s already having shipping problems with the U12+ [Update]

Amazon orders might not go out until August 3.

Updated 12:38 PM ET: Looks like the U12+ is doing okay, after all. In a statement sent to Android Central, HTC said: “We’re aware a small number of U12+ orders were affected by a system error that made it seem like the orders were canceled. This is not the case, and we’re in the process of contacting these customers to ensure they know their order will be on its  [Read More…]