Category: Android News


The best Galaxy S8+ cases you can buy

The Galaxy S8+ is no spring chicken — and I mean that in the best possible way — but if you’re still proudly rocking one, then you’ll want to protect its delicate all-glass construction from drops and shatters that will have you shelling out hundreds of dollars to replace the screen or replace the whole phone. Two years on, the case pool for the S8+ has dwindled a little, but there’s still plenty of quality cases to pick from.

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You can play the beta of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite outside of New Zealand

Niantic has announced a beta version of their latest real-world game, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite! It’s currently only available in New Zealand, but where there’s a will, there’s a way. We live in a world of magic after all. It is possible for you to sideload the Unite app — sideloading is installing an app that’s not on the Play Store — from outside New Zealand so you too can be a part of the Wizarding World!

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The wait is over – YouTube is coming back to Amazon Fire TV

Deal includes Fire TV and Prime Video, but the Echo Show won’t support YouTube yet.

The wait is over! Almost two years after Google and Amazon kicked off a war of attrition, the two companies have finally reached an agreement. Announced this morning, the deal means that YouTube is coming back to Amazon’s Fire TV devices, while the Prime Video app will add support for casting to Chromecast, and become available on more Android TVs. They say  [Read More…]

YouTube is returning to Fire TVs

To say Amazon and Google have had a rocky relationship is an understatement. The two companies have been in a constant power struggle over products and services for years. Both had even pulled its respective video services from the other in the last 2 years.

Google famously pulled the official YouTube apps from all Fire OS devices too much disappointment. Not to be outdone, Amazon has restricted its own Amazon Prime Video app to just the Nvidia Shield and select  [Read More…]

Cricket now offers data-only plans

Cricket this week began offering data-only plans for its subscribers, making them available for devices such as mobile hotspots or tablets. Called “Simply Data”, there are three options with prices starting as low as $ 25 per month.

Although these are data plans, they do include unlimited SMS and MMS capabilities; there is no voice service or international messaging.

Simply Data $ 25 for 3GB $ 35 for 10GB $ 70 for 30GB ($ 65 after $ 5 Auto-Pay credit)  [Read More…]

uTalk can teach you two new languages for only $20

It should go without saying that learning a new language is one of the best things you can do when it comes to keeping your mind active and healthy—not to mention the more obvious fact that it makes traveling to your favorite foreign destinations much more enjoyable.

uTalk Language Education is a platform that lets you learn virtually any language without having to succumb to boring and tedious memorization exercises, and a lifetime subscription is available for over  [Read More…]

HP launches the stylish new Chromebook 15 starting at $449

An attractive blend of style and power.

HP has a new Chromebook on the block, and this one is as stylish as it is powerful. The new HP Chromebook 15 includes a 15.6-inch 1080p touchscreen display with micro edge bezels on the sides. This beautiful touch display is perfect for working, using Android apps, or watching videos.

Speaking of working, the full-sized keyboard features a numeric keypad and is backlit from edge to edge, providing you number  [Read More…]

Bose QuietComfort 35 II review

The Bose QuietComfort 35 II is the sequel the previous QuietComfort 35 series I. The new model has evolved with a dedicated button for Google Assistant, but what else has it got going for it?

Design

There isn’t much you can do in the world of headphones to make your design unique or stand out. The Bose QC35 II hit all the right notes. These are a mostly plastic build with some accents of leather or memory foam. This makes  [Read More…]

Verizon picks up its first Alcatel phone, the Avalon V

Verizon on Thursday announced it is now offering its first Alcatel smartphone, the Avalon V. This marks the first collaboration between the two, but figures to be the start of a new relationship.

The budget-friendly phone costs just $ 100 outright and features a 5.34-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo and gets power from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor with 16GB internal storage.

The back of the Alcatel Avalon V houses a 5-megapixel camera  [Read More…]