Tag Archive: Adding


Why adding a screen makes the Lenovo Smart Display so much better

Voice is great, but sometimes you just can’t beat visuals.

Ask anyone who’s used Google Home for any length of time and they’ll tell you this — it’s great. But it could be so much better with a screen. And that’s where the new Lenovo Smart Display comes in. Think Google Home, with a screen. (And an even better audio experience, actually.)

Video, of course, is a big thing. And when you think video, you think YouTube. And the  [Read More…]

Sprint’s adding a $70/month unlimited plan and neutering its $60/month one

The word “unlimited” is truly meaningless at this point.

U.S. carriers seem to have a hard time understanding what the word “unlimited” means, and most recently, this point is being proven once again with changes coming to Sprint’s plans.

Sprint currently offers one plan called Unlimited Freedom, but starting Friday, July 13, it’s being laid to rest in favor of Unlimited Basic and Unlimited Plus.

Unlimited Basic costs the same as Unlimited Freedom at $ 60/month for  [Read More…]

Google is adding DRM to all Android apps, but it’s for the right reasons

Metadata will be added to application files when they are digitally signed and built. That’s a lot of letters to say DRM.

Earlier this week, Google quietly rolled out a feature that adds a string of metadata to all APK files (that’s the file type for Android apps) when they are signed by the developer. You can’t install an application that hasn’t been signed during its final build, so that means that all apps built using the  [Read More…]

Google’s adding a new layer of security to peer-to-peer APK downlods

No action is required by app developers for this to work.

If you live in a country where mobile data is expensive and/or your options for internet connectivity are limited, you probably pretty familiar with peer-to-peer app sharing. Starting today, Google’s introducing a new layer of security to ensure the APK files you get with peer-to-peer sharing are safe and secure to use.

Per an announcement on the Android Developers Blog, Google says its adding security metadata  [Read More…]

Google’s adding free Wi-Fi and Chromebooks to school buses across the U.S.

The Internet can be incredibly easy to take for granted at this day in age. Most everything we do is online, and thanks to expansions from mobile networks and home internet providers, more people are connected than ever before. However, for folks that live in rural parts of the United States, getting online can still be a challenge.

To help combat this, Google’s been soft-launching a program over the last couple years called “Rolling Study Halls — an  [Read More…]

Fitbit is adding menstrual cycle tracking for its female users

This could have a huge, positive impact on women’s health.

During Fitbit’s recent press event in New York City, the company talked extensively about the new products that it’ll be highlighting this coming spring. A lot of the focus was on its new Versa smartwatch and Ace fitness tracker, but Fitbit also took a good chunk of time to talk about new female health features it’s working on.

This spring, Fitbit will introduce menstrual cycle tracking for  [Read More…]

Michael Kors summons Spring by adding new colors to its Access smartwatch lineup

Spring is almost here or so would Michael Kors would have us believe. The fashion brand just unveiled its Spring 2018 collection which includes quite a few new options under the Michael Kors Access line of smartwatches. If you were looking for a smartwatch for your girlfriend or wife for Valentine’s Day, the new Access […]

Verizon raising monthly fees, lowering deductibles and adding new benefits for Total Mobile Protection plan

There are a few changes coming to Verizon’s Total Mobile Protection that you need to know about.

For a lot of us, phone insurance of one sort or another is a must-have. If your phone gets stolen or lost, or even if you bust the screen (and you will) getting a replacement at a fraction of the cost is easier on the pockets than just buying another phone or parts outright, and hey, who doesn’t like easier, right?

Verizon  [Read More…]

Adding music to Nanoleaf’s Aurora lights is a dream come true

This is a great first step toward the future of smart lighting.

My biggest complaint about smart lighting is that it doesn’t play nice with the other things in my life. I want the lights to dim and change colors to match what I see on the television, or flash along with my PS4 controller when something exciting happens in a game.

While we know there are a couple of companies eager to see this kind of  [Read More…]

Google is finally adding support for Reminders to Google Home

Better late than never — support for reminders is coming to Google Home!

Google has been slow and steady at adding features to the Google Home since its debut last year. One key feature that has been missing is the ability to create reminders, but it appears that feature will be added soon.

According to a freshly published support page found by Android Police, you’ll soon be able to use your Google Home to set time-based reminders  [Read More…]