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Monster Powercard Turbo review

There are a multitude of options out there if you are looking for a smartphone charger — plenty of different types, shapes, colors, bells and whistles. But the bottom line is they all perform the same function – they charge your smartphone.

powercard_turbo3The key to floating to the top of the sea of charging banks is to simply put out a quality product at a reasonable price; that is exactly what the Powercard Turbo  [Read More…]

Talon for Android gains quick actions, better tablet support and more

Talon, the popular Twitter app for Android, has hit version 4.0 with a number of new features and improvements, including better support for tablets, quick actions, and more. The developer has also added an option for users to become “2016 Supporters” for Talon, letting them financially support the app beyond the initial price.

Here the the major new additions you can expect from Talon 4.0:

Tablets in landscape mode now display 2 timelines at a time  [Read More…]

Verizon’s go90 app will let you watch video over LTE without impacting your data allowance

Once upon a time, unlimited data was a thing that was offered by all the carriers. Now that’s all changed, and many carriers offer either data allowances every month or “unlimited data” that’ll slow you down after you consume a certain amount of data. While it still exists at some carriers, the biggest wireless operators seemed all too willing to ditch the unlimited schtick as soon as they could.

Even T-Mobile, which offers unlimited data, only some which is at its highest speeds, has  [Read More…]

Google Hangouts uses peer-to-peer connections to help with call quality

Google’s Hangouts platform uses peer-to-peer connections during calls when possible to help with stability. Allowing for direct connections between two peers enables the company to provide a more stable service without having to route through servers.

Whether you’re rocking the web client or the official app for Android, there’s nothing worse than poor quality video and voice calls.

To improve audio and video quality, Hangouts calls use a direct peer-to-peer connection when possible. This allows Hangouts  [Read More…]

Snag Kmashi’s 11200mAh power bank for just $8 with coupon code at Amazon

Kmashi’s 11200mAh power bank is on sale at Amazon for just $ 8 with coupon code FVSA9NY2, a savings of 50 percent from its regular price. This battery pack is small and portable, but packs a large capacity inside to keep you charged on the go. While many other power banks have more than one USB output, Kmashi has opted to go with just one this time around, so you’ll only be able to charge one smartphone,  [Read More…]

Amazon India ends return policy for mobile phones

Amazon India has notified buyers that they won’t be able to return mobile phones bought from the online retailer. The new policy is only applicable to mobile phones that are fulfilled by Amazon. Buyers will be eligible for getting the device replaced only if the product is defective or was damaged during transit, and not by citing the No longer needed option. The replacement is available for a duration of 10-days from delivery of the product.

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Feeling bored? You can now play chess within Facebook Messenger

Facebook’s Messenger is turning out to be a robust communications platform, boasting over 800 million users. Aside from staying connected with your friends and family, the messaging service has a hidden chess game that you can play from within a conversation window. All you need to do to get started is use the following command: @fbchess play.

It looks like the game has been available for at least a month now. The game is text-driven, which  [Read More…]

OnePlus 2 gets a permanent price cut to $349

The 64GB variant of the OnePlus 2 is now available for $ 349 in the U.S. (down from $ 399), £249 in the U.K (from £289), and €345 (down from €399) in Europe. Decreasing component costs means that OnePlus is able to pass on the savings to customers.

OnePlus mentioned that anyone who purchased the OnePlus 2 over the last fifteen days will receive a $ 50 rebate to reflect today’s price cut. The vendor is  [Read More…]

Honor 5X versus Honor 7

As Huawei’s Honor brand grows its mid-range offerings, it’s time to measure up 2015’s Honor 7 against the just-released Honor 5X

With the recent announcement of the Honor 5X — the first Honor phone to hit the U.S. market — Huawei’s affordable sub-brand continues its focus on delivering decent specs at compelling price points. Over in Europe, Honor has already been competing around the £200-250 mark with the Honor 7, a similar handset that’s been available  [Read More…]

AC editors’ apps of the week: The Silent Age, Craft Check, Wallapop and more

Our weekly app picks

It’s Appday Sunday and that means we’re back with more of our favorites to share. Every week we bring a handful of great apps to the table and share them with everyone. Sometimes they are new apps, sometimes old standards, but every time they are apps we love to use.

Give these a look and then take a minute to tell us all about the apps you are using and love so we  [Read More…]