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Moto E4, E4 Plus, and Z2 Play show up in leaked renders

Leaked renders give us an early look at Motorola’s upcoming phones.

A leaked slide from over the weekend revealed that Motorola was planning to launch nine new phones this year. The company already released two phones at the start of the week in the newly-minted Moto C series, which is now the entry-level tier for the brand.

We’re now getting a look at the Moto Z2 Play and the Moto E series courtesy of Roland Quandt of WinFuture. The  [Read More…]

Netflix no longer works on rooted or bootloader-unlocked Android phones

Wanted to go for a binge on your rooted Android phone? I’ve got some bad news.

Rooted users started noticing the app gone from Google Play on their devices over the weekend, and Netflix eventually confirmed it did this intentionally. The streaming service is now using Google’s Wildvine DRM to block the app from rooted devices that don’t pass Wildvine’s security status, and its Google Play listing will not appear for devices that fail a SafetyNet check, which not  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S8+ India review: King of the hill

The Galaxy S8+ is the best Android phone available today.

The quick take

The Galaxy S8+ offers everything you want — and a few things you didn’t know you needed — in a package that looks downright futuristic. Combining top-of-the-line hardware with a gorgeous design and an incredible display, Samsung ticks all the right boxes. The phone isn’t without its quirks, but when seen as a complete package, you won’t find a phone that offers quite as  [Read More…]

Google Store now offering free $35 case with Pixel XL purchase

Everyone likes free stuff — especially from Google.

Now that Google seems to have some Pixel XLs back in stock on the Google Store, it’s running a limited-time promotion to hand out a free case with each purchase. If you go to buy a Pixel XL, you can just add one of Google’s silicone cases in a variety of colors to your cart and see a $ 35 discount applied automatically. There’s no specific end date on the deal,  [Read More…]

Latest Instagram update adds face filters and more

Instagram lands another blow in the battle for social media dominance.

A new update is rolling out for Instagram today which adds a bunch of new features — including a few more borrowed from Snapchat. The big new feature is face filters, which works just like Snapchat’s version does, but will also work with other Instagram features like Boomerang. You’re able to use either the rear or selfie cam, then send your recording or pics to friends via Instagram  [Read More…]

Everything Flo is packing in her Gear Bag for Google I/O 2017

It’s basically just sunscreen and some phones.

If there’s one thing that stuck with me after attending last year’s Google I/O, it’s to always wear sunscreen. If you’ve ever had to carry a giant bag full of things on top of sunburned shoulders, then you know the pain. And that pain is not fun to have lingering around when you’d rather be soaking up developer sessions and checking out the latest Android-based  [Read More…]

How to Unlock the Samsung Galaxy S6, S7, or S8 to any network

Over the past decade, the cellphone, and, in more recent years, the smartphone has become something that every person cannot leave home without. Android smartphones are some of the best smartphones around. The many functions of an Android smartphone makes life more convenient and keeps people safe. Unfortunately, smartphones are locked to the original service […]

Dive into summer with a new wallpaper

Prepare yourself: summer is coming.

Winter can be a cruel season, but if you ask a good Texan girl like me, there is no harsher season than summer. Triple digit heat and oppressive humidity, summer is a season that can kill far quicker, and in horrifying ways. As such, before we dive into these whimsical wallpapers, I’m going to remind everyone that it doesn’t matter how short you’ll be in the store or how shaded your parking  [Read More…]

Moto C Plus vs Nokia 3 (Ultra Budget Smartphone Showdown)

We’d all like a Samsung Galaxy S8 or LG G6, but for some of us spending $ 600+ on a smartphone just isn’t an option. The good news is that today the smartphone market has something to offer for every customer, even on low budgets. The recently unveiled Moto C Plus and Nokia 3 are two […]

Daniel’s Google I/O gear bag: 2017 Edition

Here’s what I take with me when I travel.

Packing a travel bag for Google I/O is not dissimilar to going on vacation, at least not for someone who lives and breathe technology. There’s the laptop and the phone(s), the cables and chargers, the adapters and other accoutrements that make the experience a little more productive during work, and more enjoyable during downtime.

What’s interesting about this year is how much less stuff I am bringing; the older and  [Read More…]