Category: Android News


Google+ leaked personal details, will be shut down

Many have long suspected that Google+ was in its final days, but almost no-one could have predicted it would end like this.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Alphabet Inc. announced that it would cease operations for consumers after it was revealed that the social network revealed personal information for hundreds of thousands of users. The information was available to third-party developers between 2015 and March 2018.

As part of its response to the incident, the Alphabet Inc. unit plans to  [Read More…]

Does the new Echo Dot have audio out for speakers?

Best answer: The 3rd generation of the Amazon Echo Dot can output audio to other speakers via a 3.5mm auxiliary cord or wirelessly via Bluetooth.

Amazon: Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) ($ 50)

Two speakers are better than one

The speaker on the 3rd generation Amazon Echo Dot is bigger and better than the 2nd generation — a 1.6-inch speaker instead of a 0.6-inch speaker — but why listen on such a small speaker when you  [Read More…]

Best Replacement Bands for Samsung Galaxy Watch 42mm

The Galaxy Watch is one of the best companions for your phone, and you can personalize the heck out of it. You can choose your own watch face, and swap the watch band out for any 20mm strap. If you’re only going to get one watch band, check out the Speidel Stretch Band. You’ll likely need to a visit a jeweler to get the perfect size, but after that the watch band will go on in an instant  [Read More…]

JBL Link View review: A smart display with lots of potential not yet realized

These days smart speakers are nothing new but they are still evolving. Just as with the Echo and later the Echo Show, Amazon was first to the party. Now, Google is once again playing catch up with their very own smart displays hitting the market. First came the Lenovo Smart Display which was quickly followed by the JBL Link View. At this moment they are the only two players in the market for a Google Assistant powered smart display. For  [Read More…]

Lifetime 2TB Zoolz cloud storage plan just $45 right now

Here’s a question for you: what do you do with all of your downloaded music, pictures, documents, and other media? Chances are good you are backing some of that up either automatically or manually. And, if you’re like a lot of Android users, you’re probably tapping into Google Drive for help. There are better solutions for very little money.

What happens, though, when you get close to filling up your allotted storage space? Before you break out that credit card  [Read More…]

Microsoft unveils Xbox Project xCloud game streaming

Microsoft is making a move into game streaming.

At E3 2018, Microsoft announced that it was working on a game streaming service. Users would be able to play their games no matter if they were on a phone or tablet. Today, the company provided more details about “Project xCloud”. In a post on the Official Microsoft Blog, Kareem Choudhry, Corporate Vice President of Cloud Gaming said the following.

The highlights from this announcement have to be  [Read More…]

The best fitness trackers for your Android device

Looking to buy a wearable to adorn your wrist with? The first question that comes to mind is whether you should get a smartwatch or a fitness tracker?

Well, the answer depends on what you expect the device to do. A smartwatch makes it easier to respond to emails, texts, and calls and see social media notifications. On the other hand, fitness trackers have traditionally focused on health and activity monitoring, such as how many steps you’ve taken during the day.

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Google+ is shutting down for consumers in August 2019

Google’s also putting its foot down on Gmail APIs and access to call/text data.

Google+ has long been the butt of many jokes as a failed social network that refuses to die, but according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal and then an official response from Google itself, it looks like it’s been home to a serious security vulnerability for three years that Google chose to not disclose to the public.

Per WSJ, a  [Read More…]

LG V40 vs LG G7: What’s the difference?

Just a few hours ago LG pulled off the wraps its latest premium handset, the LG V40 ThinQ. The phones arrives a few months after the launch of the LG G7 ThinQ.

So how do the two flagships compare to one another? Keep reading below to find out what are the most important differences.

Design and display

The LG V40 has a lot of things in common with its predecessors, the V35 and V30. It features a glass/metal body and  [Read More…]

Anker’s portable projector, the Nebula Mars II, is down to $400

Now all you need is a wall to project on.

The Anker Nebula Mars II 720p portable projector is down to $ 399.99 with code NEBULA10 on Amazon. Since the last deal we shared in July, the projector has been regularly selling for around $ 500. We have seen it drop to $ 430 a couple of times now, but this is a price we have only seen it drop to once before.

The Nebula Mars II  [Read More…]