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No, Verizon hasn’t blocked Samsung Pay on the Galaxy S7

… it just might not be available yet.

There’s been a little bit of confusion over the Galaxy S7 and whether Verizon has blocked or removed or otherwise squashed Samsung Pay from being loaded on the new phones. Here’s the deal:

Verizon has not blocked or removed or otherwise squashed Samsung Pay from being loaded on the Galaxy S7. As we noted in our Galaxy S7 review, the app itself isn’t preloaded on the phone. But  [Read More…]

Google Destinations will help you compare and book vacations with ease

Google has launched a new feature for mobile search called Destinations, which will enable you to plan your next trip or vacation with ease. Destinations will activate once you type in a continent, country or even a state and affix the word “destination” on the end to have the search engine provide a plethora of information.

From weather forecasts to when your destination is most popular in the year, filtering down activities and even entering in  [Read More…]

messageLOUD – an app that reads your texts and emails to you, so you can focus on driving

Overview messageLOUD is an app that reads your texts and emails to you in an effort to keep your focus on the road; not on your phone. Developer: messageLOUD Price:

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Huawei plans to ‘change the way you see the world’ next month in London

Huawei has sent out invitations to the media for an upcoming event, which is set to take place next month in London. With the tagline “Change the way you see the world,” the world’s number three smartphone manufacturer is expected to announce the P9.

According to recent leaks, we’re looking at a handset that will be powered by an octa-core Kirin 950 processor and 3GB of RAM. It is also said to have 32GB of internal  [Read More…]

Google I/O 2016 registrations are now open!

Registrations are now open for Google I/O 2016, and Google isn’t taking them on a first come, first serve basis. You’ll be able to submit a registration application from March 8 through March 10 at 5 p.m PST, and then Google will randomly select winners. In the past, Google just let people purchase tickets until they were sold out, but it was less than ideal for everyone involved. From Google:

The window to submit a registration application  [Read More…]

Galaxy S7 teardown shows off the bigger battery and more

The folks at iFixit have given Samsung’s latest, the Galaxy S7, a full tear down. Sometimes, we forget to appreciate everything that goes inside the phone, and this gives us a great chance to do just that. Samsung has once again not added screws to the outside of the phone, so removing the front and back are a bit tricky, and can cause big damage if you aren’t careful. On the inside you can see how Samsung  [Read More…]

Nexus 5X update improves performance, stability and brings March security patches

In addition to the March security patches, the Nexus 5X will also gain a number of other fixes and improvements in its latest OTA download. According to a new post on Reddit from a Nexus Community Manager, the update will bring various bug fixes, performance, connectivity and stability enhancements and the March security update.

We have listened to your feedback, and this update includes a number of bug fixes that will improve overall stability, connectivity, and  [Read More…]

‘On Ice’ is the latest Spotlight Story from Google

Google has released a new Spotlight Story, “On Ice”, which takes you on a 360-degree journey following the star of an ice show as he finds competition from an unlikely rival. Spotlight Stories are a new way to tell stories, making them more interactive and putting you inside them.

This film was directed by Shannon Tindle, and created in collaboration with Evil Eye Pictures. From the YouTube description:

“On Ice” tells the story of an over-the-top, sci-fi themed  [Read More…]

How one carrier almost ruined a perfectly good Galaxy S7

Carriers are still junking up Android phones, and the Galaxy S7 on AT&T is no exception.

It should surprise no one that the carrier-branded versions of the Galaxy S7 come loaded with carrier-branded apps and software. In our reviews of the standard and edge versions of the Galaxy S7 we had Verizon devices and noted the software there, but AT&T decidedly has taken the crown with annoying crapware.

Here’s what comes on an AT&T Galaxy  [Read More…]

Day 1 with the new Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is all about love and hate

AT&T decided to ship the new Samsung Galaxy S7 edge early and now that I’ve been using the latest device for a day, I thought I’d share some of my

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