Tag Archive: Active


Android Oreo hitting unlocked Galaxy Note 8 and locked Galaxy S8 Active

U.S carriers over the past few weeks have been busy releasing the firmware to update the Note 8 to Android Oreo. Left in the dark was the unlocked variant of the Note 8 due to its extensive testing requirements. That is now about to change as the device is finally getting Android 8.0. The update […]

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Galaxy S8 Active on AT&T and T-Mobile updated to Android 8.0 Oreo

The update’s rolling out now on both carriers.

Over the last couple weeks, U.S. carriers have been hard at work to update the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 to Android 8.0 Oreo. Shortly after Samsung’s main flagships got their Oreo treatment, the same can now be said for the S8’s Active cousin.

AT&T and T-Mobile are two of the three carriers in the United States that carry the Galaxy S8 Active, and both have started pushing Android  [Read More…]

A parent’s guide to kids using their phone during an active shooter event

The ability to communicate is powerful when everything goes wrong.

Crisis situations come in all shapes and sizes, and when you are not there with you kid to protect them these events can be equally terrifying. While the most important thing is staying safe, there’s nothing wrong with being prepared and knowing the best way to navigate a bad situation. It’s not always easy to remember the right thing to do in those situations even as adults,  [Read More…]

How to keep people from seeing when you were last active on Instagram

Social media today gives us the tools to easily spy on family and friends. Case in point, Instagram just implement a new feature which allows your subscribers to see when you were last active in the app. In order to view this information, one has to access Direct Messages. So unless you’ve been messaging back […]

5 reasons to buy the Vernee Active instead of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Fancy the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, but you’re unable to fit it in your budget right now? Fortunately, there are alternatives out there, like the recently released Vernee Active, which in some respects is even better than the Galaxy S8 Active. Below you’ll find five reasons why the Vernee Active is actually a pretty worthy […]

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active might be heading to T-Mobile

According to a new report, the AT&T exclusive Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will soon be making its way to T-Mobile customers.

For the past few years, Samsung’s release schedule for its major flagships has been pretty consistent. We get new entries in the Galaxy S lineup at the beginning of the year, an Active version of the new S phone on AT&T in the summer, and then the latest Note device. However, according to a new report, this year’s  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is coming to T-Mobile soon

Samsung and AT&T teamed up for years ago to offer the Galaxy S4 Active and since then customers looking to purchase a rugged version of Samsung’s Galaxy S flagship could only grab it from AT&T which had exclusivity over the Active line. But in 2017 things will be a little bit different, as T-Mobile is […]

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. Galaxy S8 Active: What’s the difference?

Which version of the Galaxy S8 is the one to buy?

Samsung has continued the trend of releasing an “Active” version of its latest mass-market flagship a handful of months later, and the Galaxy S8 Active is the least compromised Active model yet. It thankfully shares a vast majority of the components, features and experience with a standard Galaxy S8 — and that’s a definite selling point compared to the rest of the rugged phone market.

So  [Read More…]

These $20 Bluetooth earbuds were designed for the active lifestyle

As part of Amazon’s Deal of the Day, the SoundPeats Q12 Bluetooth Earbuds are on sale for $ 19.99, a savings of just over $ 5 off the average price. This deal is available in blue, black, and red.

Headphone wires are notoriously annoying, whether they’re getting snagged on something around the house or causing you to slow your workout to try and stop them from flailing everywhere. With the SoundPeats Q12 Bluetooth in-ear buds, you can quit  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active review: Come for the ruggedness, stay for the battery

Samsung’s ‘Active’ line continues to carve out its own little niche for fans of high-end rugged phones.

The quick take

Don’t think of the Galaxy S8 Active as a legitimate improvement over the standard GS8 — because it isn’t. Think of this as the best rugged phone choice for those who want something really tough but don’t want to compromise on performance, display, camera or other features. Yes, it has a massive improvement in battery life, but  [Read More…]