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Bluboo Maya review: Unlocked, nearly stock and under $100

We live in a wonderful era of smartphones. Rarely do we have to spend much more than a few hundred dollars to find something that satisfies the needs of the masses. Sure, there’s always going to be selection in that $ 500-$ 800 space, but we don’t necessarily have to shop from that rack. And, thanks to

Snapchat adds support for adding Bitmoji in chat or photos

Snapchat has announced a new partnership with Bitmoji that will allow users of the popular personalized emoji app to use it in chats or images in Snapchat.

Snapchat also confirmed today previous rumors that it has acquired Bitstrips, the company behind Bitmoji. Its official blog revealed the acquisition, and the integration of Bitmoji with Snapchat, in a Bitmoji-based comic strip. The specific financial details of the acquisition were not revealed.

The comic reveals that people  [Read More…]

We’re giving away a Huawei Watch and an assortment of bands from StrapsCo!

Smart watches are cool, and they’re even better when you can customize them to make them fit your lifestyle and personality. Leather, nylon, mesh, or rubber, thick or thin, sporty, vintage, or classy; there are styles to suit every imaginable taste. We’ve teamed up with StrapsCo to give one of you a new Huawei Watch and an assortment of bands! Read on and see how to get yourself entered!

THE PRIZE One grand prize winning Android  [Read More…]

Early images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from case makers on Amazon

Apparently third party accessory manufacturers decided to go ahead and announce their latest cases for the unreleased Samsung Galaxy Note 7. As of right now Spigen has six official cases for the Note 7, ranging from basic protection through wallet cases. Caseology also got in on the early release with a range of its own Note

Twitter streamlines application process for verified accounts

Twitter is making it a bit easier for users to apply for “Verified” status — signified by a blue badge icon usually reserved for public figures. What was previously somewhat of a convoluted process has now been streamlined as an online application process.

From Twitter:

Twitter announced today it has created an online application process for Twitter accounts to receive verified status. Verified accounts on Twitter allow people to identify key individuals and organizations  [Read More…]

Meizu MX6 is now available with a deca-core processor, 4GB RAM for just $300

Meizu announced the release of the all new MX6 Android 6.0 Marshmallow smartphone. What makes this phone unique is it will be using the all new Sony Exmore RX IMX 386 camera which is supposed to be as good, if not better than Samsung’s cameras in its flagships smartphones. This would be a first for

Deezer is now available for everyone in the U.S.

Music streaming service Deezer is now widely available in the U.S., meaning that anyone can now sign up for the service. The Spotify and Google Play Music competitor was previously only available in the U.S. to those who signed up from Bose or Sonos, along with Cricket Wireless customers.

Deezer boasts a catalog of 40 million songs, along with a collection of podcasts and news articles. One of the service’s primary features, Deezer  [Read More…]

Today’s best tech deals: Fast Qi Wireless charging stand $21, Tripp Lite 810W UPS back up power

There are quite a few great deals going on right now around the web. If you need a wireless charger Seneo just dropped its price on the fast wireless charging stand to $ 20.99 with free shipping included. It charges faster than traditional wireless chargers and is perfect for a nightstand or desk. Experiencing rolling blackouts

Introducing Go Time — a Pokémon Go Podcast!

Sure on a technical level Pokemon Go is neat, but on a personal level it’s something entirely new.

We’ve talked a lot about Pokémon Go recently. Some of you love it, a lot of you wish we’d be a little less excited about it, but the fact is there’s a ton of people playing this game and many of us are actually enjoying the game. We’ve made new friends, had new adventures, explored parts of our  [Read More…]

Watch Phil tonight on TWiT.tv’s ‘All About Android’

Our own fearless leader Phil Nickinson will be the special guest on TWiT.TV’s live video podcast “All About Android” tonight at 8 p.m. EDT (5 p.m. PDT).

Phil will likely be discussing a ton of Android news that has come up in the past few days with the shows’s hosts Jason Howell, Florence Ion, and Ron Richards, including the release of the fifth and final Developer Preview of Android 7.0 Nougat, more rumors about the Samsung  [Read More…]