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Allo can send you messages on Android even if you don’t install it

On Android, friends with Allo can bug you even if you haven’t installed the app yet.

Google has built a unique trick into its new messaging app, Allo, which it surely hopes will help spread its reach throughout the vast Android user base. Allo can send messages to your Android friends, even if they don’t have the app installed.

It’ll look a little something like this:

Be prepared for confused responses from  [Read More…]

Morning brief: Allo arrives, HTC is up to something, and Xiaomi wants us to be healthy

You can now play around with Google Assistant, HTC is working a couple of interesting phones, and LeEco’s Snapdragon 821 monster is here.

Today’s turning out to be a wacky Wednesday, in large part thanks to the launch of Allo. The messaging service is giving us a first look at what’s capable with the Google Assistant, and thus far, I’m liking what’s on offer. In other Google news, Maps and Drive have received usability updates, and  [Read More…]

If you care about privacy, don’t use Allo

Wait what? An Android website telling you not to use a Google product? I know, it’s weird and I’m kind of an odd duck. But this warning goes without saying. I mean, if you care about your privacy you’re probably not using many Google services to begin with. But hear me out. From Industrial Age to

Digital Offers: Bypass geo-restricted streaming services for $39

Every year, more and more people are cutting their cable cords and turning to online streaming for all their TV and movie entertainment — and it’s clear to see why. Whether it’s for the convenience to watch what you want when you want on whichever device you want, or simply to save some money every month, the trend shows no sign of slowing.

But despite being hosted and streamed from what was once called the World Wide Web, you often  [Read More…]

Evening brief: Between a Note and a hard place

Software updates, hardware recalls, and Allo’s essential features!

Earlier today, I spoke to Samsung Canada’s COO about the Note 7 recall, and he told me the same thing I’ve heard the company’s executives say in every market: Samsung dealt with the recall properly, quickly, and safely. And that it is sorry.

The question of whether this is going to have lingering negative effects on the Samsung brand isn’t in question: it’s for how long, and how  [Read More…]

Score an unlocked 64GB Galaxy S6 for just $389 right now!

Daily Steals is currently offering new unlocked 64GB Galaxy S6 for just $ 389 with the coupon code ACSEPT10. You’ll have your choice of white or blue here, and it is for model G920A which is the AT&T model. Being that the Galaxy S6 doesn’t offer expandable storage, it’s great to have the 64GB built-in and considering many 32GB versions are selling for this same price it’s great to have double the storage at no additional cost.

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Samsung going to great lengths to force return of recalled Note 7s

Samsung is taking unprecedented steps to convince customers to return recalled Galaxy Note 7s.

“Most Canadians are extremely supportive of how we’ve handled things,” says Paul Brannen, COO and Executive Vice President of Samsung Canada, in a Toronto board room.

He’s talking with reporters in 15-minute sessions, hoping to quickly cut to the essential truth of the issue: Samsung Canada has handled the Galaxy Note 7 recall better than any other region. He conveys this without  [Read More…]

Slap a Pebble Time to your wrist for just $90 right now!

Right now you can pick up a Pebble Time smartwatch for just $ 90 at Amazon, a savings of $ 60 from its regular price. If you aren’t a fan of the current Android Wear watches and still want something to deliver notifications to your wrist, this is worth checking out. The Pebble Time is the first smartwatch from the company that offers a color display and its new Timeline OS. Pebble has also introduced a number of activity tracking  [Read More…]

If you care about privacy, don’t download Allo

Wait what? An Android website telling you not to use a Google product? I know, it’s weird and I’m kind of an odd duck. But this warning goes without saying. I mean, if you care about your privacy you’re probably not using many Google services to begin with. But hear me out. From Industrial Age to

Break the spell with these Beauty and the Beast wallpapers

Beauty and the Beast is one of the greatest animated movies of all time (don’t worry, Ariel, you’re still #1 in my heart!). 2016 marks the 25th anniversary if its release, which Disney has celebrated by releasing a special edition on Blu-ray, DVD, and for the first time, digital! After you go grab it from Google Play and sing along, bring some of that magic to your home screen with these beautiful wallpapers!

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