Category: Android News


Sprint 5G: Where is it available and which phones offer support?

When it comes to mobile phones and wireless technology, some people like to look ahead to the next big thing. What’s looming on the horizon? As if we’re somehow not happy with what we have in our pocket, we spend time reading rumors, and speculation, looking at leaked photos.

One could argue that 5G is that next big thing, at least for smartphones. Sure, it’s still in its infancy, but the tech, its promises, and benefits won’t be going anywhere  [Read More…]

Google Play Books is launching new beta features for true bookworms

You can try the latest Play Books features while the team is still working on them.

What you need to know New opt-in beta program gives you early access to experimental Play Books features. Custom shelves, granular searching and “Ready to Read” shelf are the first features to roll out. Beta features are only available on the web at first, and will change regularly.

Google Play Books isn’t the flashiest of Google’s services, but many frequent readers  [Read More…]

Ultra Bonuses are coming to Pokémon GO starting in September

Three weeks of bonuses, starting in September, are coming to Pokémon GO

What you need to know Professor Willow’s Global Challenge Ultra Bonus has been unlocked in Pokémon GO. While we don’t have specifics, there will be unique bonuses each week, for three weeks. These bonuses will begin on September 2, 2019.

Good news, Pokémon trainers! Yesterday, Niantic confirmed that that Professor Willow’s Global Challenge Ultra Bonus has been unlocked in Pokémon GO!  [Read More…]

Breaking it down: G Suite vs. Office 365 for students

Top pick for students Office 365 Personal

$ 70 at Microsoft

Pros Access to all Office programs 1 TB OneDrive storage 60 minutes of Skype calling Compatible with multiple devices Cons More expensive than G Suite Basic Additional costs to use Skype Lacks collaboration tools

Office 365 gives you the apps and programs you need to succeed in school, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. You get access to Outlook and Skype and 1TB of OneDrive storage.

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Phone grips aren’t just cool for kids, they’re great for parents, too

Phone grips aren’t just a cutesy way to spice up your kid’s case; they’re an easy investment in your kid’s clumsy hands.

Phone grips might seem like an unnecessary add-on — “How could you possibly need help holding onto a phone?” — but I just have a few questions for you. How often does your child drop their phone? How often do you see them hunched over their phone to watch a video instead of propping the  [Read More…]

Huawei Mate X delayed once more, will now arrive in November

The Mate X successor is planned to be released next year with more screens and possibly a glass back.

What you need to know Huawei Mate X has been delayed once again. The foldable smartphone is now expected to be released in November. It was initially planned to be launched globally in June.

Huawei’s first foldable smartphone, the Mate X has been delayed once more. According to a new report from TechRadar, the foldable smartphone will not  [Read More…]

Google Assistant now allows you to assign reminders to people

Available for English users in the U.S., UK, and Australia.

What you need to know An update to the Google Assistant allows you to assign reminders to people. It works for time and location-based reminders. You can only send reminders to people that are in your family group.

If you have a Google Home or Nest Hub, chances are you’re a frequent user of the Reminders feature. Being able to have the Assistant remind you to take  [Read More…]

Huawei employees caught intercepting messages to spy for Ugandan government

Huawei execs apparently didn’t know this was going on.

What you need to know Some Huawei employees were caught intercepting messages for African governments. The messages were used to spy on political opponents in Uganda and Zambia. Huawei executives were apparently unaware that this was taking place.

Huawei has faced a lot of criticism over the last year regarding its potential security threat to certain countries around the globe, and thanks to a new report from The  [Read More…]

FCC Chairman formally endorses T-Mobile and Sprint merger

A public vote to approve the merger will likely be held at the next FCC meeting on September 26.

What you need to know FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has formally approval the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. The draft order circulated by Pai explains the merger between the two carriers will help advance the deployment of 5G wireless networks in the United States. The merger had received the green light from the Justice Department last month.

FCC  [Read More…]