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Samsung Galaxy S9 apparently in development, because of course it is

Galaxy S9 and S9+ development reportedly 3-4 months ahead of previous devices.

Once again, your shiny new Samsung Galaxy S8 is OLD NEWS. According to reports from the Korean press, development of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ is apparently already well underway, under the codenames “Star” and “Star 2” respectively. That’s entirely unsurprinsing in itself — you’d certainly expect next year’s phone to be in the works by now, as we approach the midway point of 2017.  [Read More…]

Instagram introduces Location and Hashtag Stories in Explore section

Another week, another batch of new Instagram features. Now the Facebook-owned social media announced two new tools that will allow users to find out what’s going on around them. Enter the new Location and Hashtag Stories which will soon be live under the Explore section. Now when you access the Explore tab, you should be […]

Top Kodi Tips and Tricks

Get the most out of your Kodi experience on Android!

Kodi is king when it comes to media centers.

Whether you’ve just installed Kodi from the Google Play Store on your Android phone or have it set up on an Android TV box such as the NVIDIA Shield, we’ve got some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your Kodi experience.

It’s all about the add-ons

Kodi is a great option  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 may land in India on July 23

Xiaomi’s supersized Mi Max 2 could make its debut in India on July 23.

The Mi Max turned out to be one of Xiaomi’s best phones of 2016, and the company is launching its successor in China tomorrow. According to a tweet sent out by Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain, the Mi Max 2 is coming to India on July 23:

23 Jan: 250K+ #RedmiNote4. 23 Mar: 250K+ #Redmi4A. 23 May: 250K+ #Redmi4 🤘Any  [Read More…]

OnePlus teases potential colors for the upcoming OnePlus 5

OnePlus recently put out a cryptic tweet asking what color your next phone should be. “Should” was spelled with a 5, pointing to the upcoming OnePlus 5. Three of the colors are regular colors, black and gold being a staple of most smartphones these days. Red is a bit more interesting, but still normal. Color number two, however, is an interesting fade between teal and pink. Either that or it’s a pearlescent, color shifting color.

What 5hould the color of your  [Read More…]

You can now use Google Opinion Rewards to score Play Store credit in India, Singapore, and Turkey

Get Play Store credit by taking part in surveys.

Google Opinion Rewards is now live in India, Singapore, and Turkey, allowing customers from these markets to participate in surveys to get Play Store credit.

In the U.S., customers get up to $ 1 in credit for a survey, and in India the payout starts from ₹10. That’s what I received for the survey I completed, but the figure should change based on the survey.

The launch  [Read More…]

Motorola’s first phone with dual rear cameras is the Moto G5S Plus

Motorola is bringing dual rear cameras to the mid-range segment.

It looks like dual rear cameras will be the defining trend this year. We’ve already seen Xiaomi roll out the feature in the Mi 6, and OnePlus is rumored to offer a dual-camera setup in the OnePlus 5. Motorola is jumping on the bandwagon, with the Moto G5S Plus set to become the first phone from the manufacturer to sport two cameras at the back.

Leaked renders  [Read More…]

How to prepare your HTC Vive for Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Is my Vive ready for Star Trek: Bridge Crew?

Star Trek: Bridge Crew, the hotly anticipated game that many VR and Trek fans have been waiting for forever is finally dropping May 30, 2017. The ability to sit on the bridge of the USS Aegis and work as a team with your friends on Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR is bound to be popular, but how can you get your Vive ready for what promises to be  [Read More…]

How (and when) to clear app cache or data on Android

Apps sometimes can misbehave. If it happens to you, here’s something to try.

Update May 2017: This post has been updated to be in line with newer versions of Android.

Every Android smartphone has an application manager that you can get to through the settings menu. It’s usually in the top level somewhere, though it can vary a little by phone. But once you get to it, you’re at the heart of the matter. This is  [Read More…]

Netatmo Weather Station is long on looks, longer on data

It was time to update my home weather station from something functional but ugly to something decidedly more modern. Netatmo has fit the bill nicely.

I was going to show you my old weather station — a venerable beast from Oregon Scientific, which is quite good at this sort of thing. But alas, as soon as I took it off the wall it disappeared to wherever Phil’s Old Stuff disappears. (Basically an older, less sexy version of this.)

So.  [Read More…]