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AOL’s Alto email update adds full calendar capability, improved Alexa integration

Email apps are getting smarter and smarter these days. They need to in order to be able to survive in today’s competitive landscape, where messaging apps reign supreme. Case in point, this week, Alto – the email app developed by Verizon (more specifically AOL) – announced the advent of a new Alto experience for iOS […]

Mophie’s Juice Pack for the Pixel XL adds Qi wireless charging

Just because you chose Google’s Android over every other rendition doesn’t mean you should be left out of the wireless fun.

Mophie has concocted a clever solution for those of you who may adore your Pixel XL smartphones, but have been secretly ruing the day you abandoned your wireless charging privileges. The newly released Juice Pack case for the Pixel XL not only tacks on an additional 2950mAh battery, but it also adds Qi wireless charging capabilities.

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Gmail adds Smart Reply on Android and iOS

Smart Reply is a feature in Inbox and Allo that suggests quick responses that are created by analyzing the email you received. Rather than pre-made quick responses, the suggested responses are relevant and in your style of writing.

Google Gmail quick reply

Now when you view a message in Gmail, three smart replies are suggested for you. Once you press them, you can edit them before sending. The more you use this  [Read More…]

Popular MVNO US Mobile adds Verizon as a network partner

A new provider for an up-and-coming alternative carrier.

US Mobile, an alternative carrier that uses granular plan customization as its differentiator, has announced that it is adding “service on the biggest, and most dependable 4G LTE network in America,” which is likely Verizon, to augment its existing nationwide coverage with T-Mobile.

US Mobile is interesting because it allows users to customize their plans to meet their exact voice, text and data needs; if you only want a  [Read More…]

Latest Instagram update adds face filters and more

Instagram lands another blow in the battle for social media dominance.

A new update is rolling out for Instagram today which adds a bunch of new features — including a few more borrowed from Snapchat. The big new feature is face filters, which works just like Snapchat’s version does, but will also work with other Instagram features like Boomerang. You’re able to use either the rear or selfie cam, then send your recording or pics to friends via Instagram  [Read More…]

Android Things Developer Preview 4 adds full support for Google Assistant

The new update also features support for more development platform and a few other minor tweaks.

With Google I/O just around the corner, it seems like every Google property is getting a boost of oomph in preparation for the big developer event. Android Things Developer Preview 4 is next to get a bump with full support for the Google Assistant SDK for every compatible development platform, rather than just limiting it to the Raspberry Pi.

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Cricket adds more data to its Basic Plan, pricing stays the same

On top of announcing the availability of the ZTE Blade X Max this week, Cricket Wireless also unveiled an upgrade to its Basic data plan. Staring May 12, subscribers will get 4GB of 4G LTE instead of the previous 3GB for the same $ 35 with AutoPay activated or $ 40 without.  The plan includes unlimited talk […]

Amazon adds $230 Echo Show to its roster of connected devices

Amazon today announced its latest connected, Alexa-enabled device in the form of the Echo Show. Set to arrive in late June, the unit offers up an entirely different design from its predecessors. The Echo Show houses a 7-inch display, a 5-megapixel camera, Dolby-powered speakers, numerous (eight) noise-canceling microphones, and a trio of buttons. Like its […]

Nova Launcher 5.1 adds some awesome features to an already-great launcher

Try out the new features in Nova Launcher 5.1!

Nova Launcher is a super popular launcher that lets you tweak and theme your phone to your exact specifications, with cool swipe features, animations, and custom icons and wallpapers. The latest version 5.1 has been in beta testing since late March but is finally ready for prime time. One of the big new features to check out is Dynamic Badges which give you little badge notifications right on your home  [Read More…]

LeEco adds DirecTV Now app to its TVs, throws in 3 month subscription free

This is the first DirecTV Now app available directly on a smart TV.

LeEco has just started rolling out a software update to its 4K TVs that includes the DirecTV Now app, and it’s sweetening the deal by also offering three months of the subscription for free. The new software update brings the streaming service directly to LeEco’s range of TVs, including the X43 Pro, X55, X65 and the massive uMax85.

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