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Google Search will now alert users to pollen levels

Google Search will now integrate pollen forecasts.

Google Search has long been able to alert users of various weather conditions, from thunderstorms to flash foods and and everything in between. One more weather condition will be available for search starting today.

Google has announced that users will be able to search for pollen levels near their location. I tried this on my OnePlus 3T by searching for both “pollen levels” and “pollen forecast.” All this  [Read More…]

Blot out the sun with these eclipse wallpapers

Science can be a beautiful thing.

A total solar eclipse is literally an astronomical event. It requires celestial bodies lining up perfectly over millions of miles. For us to see a total eclipse on the ground, we have to be lucky enough to be on a small strip of the U.S., and we have to hope that it doesn’t rain or cloud up, blocking our view of the heavens.

Well, rain or shine, totality or not, we  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia XZ1 leaks, looks remarkably like the current XZ

Sony’s next flagship looks very similar to the Xperia XZ.

Sony has a tendency to stick with one design for its flagships as long as it can. 2015’s Xperia Z4 had imperceptible differences compared to 2013’s Xperia Z. Sony tweaked its design language with the newer XZ series, and it looks like that design will carry forward.

@OnLeaks and Comapreaja have shared images of the alleged Sony Xperia XZ1, the sequel to the Xperia XZ. The device  [Read More…]

New G Suite features let you work together and apart more efficiently

Google has announced new features for G Suite users to make collaborating in documents even easier.

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides are well-known for letting multiple users work on the same document at the same time. Google has announced new features to improve version control, more preview options, and manage changes.

From Google:

Name versions of a Doc, Sheet or Slide. Being able to assign custom names to versions of your document is a great way to  [Read More…]

Nokia 8 specs: Snapdragon 835, dual cameras, and Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Nokia’s first Android flagship packs the latest internals.

Nokia’s long-awaited Android flagship is now official, and there’s a lot to like. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 835 and features 4GB of RAM, along with 64GB of storage and a microSD slot. There are two Zeiss-tuned 13MP cameras at the back — a primary RGB shooter augmented by a secondary monochrome sensor and a 13MP camera up front that can shoot 4K video.

The phone  [Read More…]

Latest LG V30 render leak shows front, back and sides in full

The LG V30 has leaked yet again, showing a similar design to the G6.

The LG V30 is scheduled to be announced on August 31 at IFA, but we’ve been getting a steady bit of information as that date gets closer. LG has already announced the phone will feature special haptics to provide for an “innovative touch experience,” and LG has confirmed the 6-inch OLED display with small bezels that look a lot like the G6.

@evleaks  [Read More…]

Enter now to win one of two Nomad Goods prize packages

The Thrifter crew is back with another sweet giveaway for you. Be sure to enter now!

Everyone loves having a bunch of extra gadgets and accessories to go with their favorite phone, but not everyone loves paying for it. Our friends at Thrifter have partnered up with the awesome folks at Nomad to bring you, the best deals community out there, a chance to win one of two prize packages. There is one bundle for the Apple-loving folks  [Read More…]

Huawei Mate 10 leaked renders reveal bezel-less display

Huawei’s upcoming flagship, the Huawei Mate 10 is all set for launch this September or October. Months before the official launch, the image renders of the Mate 10 have now leaked online. Confirming the previous rumors, the Huawei Mate 10 indeed has an all new bezel less display according to the leaked renders. Bezel less […]

Change your Android phone’s default browser to Chrome [How-To]

Most Android manufacturers usually bundle their phone or tables with their own web browsers. My Xiaomi Mi 4i has one and it’s super slow and frustrating to use. If you too are sick and tired of your phone automatically opening links from third-party apps in the stock browser, you should know there’s a simple way […]

How to deal with Daydream display flicker on Galaxy S8

Stop the flicker with this tip!

You need to be able to see what is going on when you have a VR headset on, but if you have issues with your display then you can give yourself a headache or cause damage to your eyes. Some users have reported an issue where the display on their Galaxy S8 flickers brightly and repeatedly.

This is a disorienting issue that absolutely nobody wants to run into, but if you  [Read More…]