Tag Archive: Announces


Samsung finally officially announces its recall program. Has it done enough and how do you know your phone is safe?

Samsung recently released details of its Galaxy Note7 recall program. Weeks after the news began to break about exploding Note7 phones, Samsung has begun an exchange program with the cooperation of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Samsung has received flack in the past for only instituting a voluntary recall without any Governmental backing and for

Google announces a new app called Trips

Today Google released a new app for travel goers called Google Trips. Available for Android and iOS, the company hopes it will be your new travel companion. Google Trips Hot on the heels of Destinations, which brings travel planning features to search, travelers now have an app. The app organizes your plane tickets and hotel

Swiftkey announces world’s first smartphone keyboard powered by a neural network

Swiftkey, one of Androids most downloaded third-party keyboards, announced a major update today. After six years, the team at Swiftkey has rebuilt its language prediction engine using “neural networks.” The integration of the neural network platform means that the operation of Swiftkey’s keyboard will begin to mimic the human brain. The neural network will allow for

Samsung announces availability of replacement Galaxy Note 7s, tool to check if your device is recalled

In the wake of the official Galaxy Note 7 recall, Samsung has a serious problem on its hands. The Galaxy Note 7 has significant battery issues that have lead to fires and explosions in some cases, and Samsung is recalling all devices sold so far.

Thankfully, replacement stock will be arriving at retailers soon. Samsung has announced that new Galaxy Note 7s will be available at most retail locations by September 21. Considering the amount of devices recalled and the amount of new devices needed to  [Read More…]

Samsung announces global Galaxy Note 7 recall following battery explosions

European launch also delayed as Samsung tackles defective batteries.

Following reports of explosions due to defective batteries in some units, Samsung has announced a global recall of Galaxy Note 7 handsets, according to CNN.

A statement given to Korea’s Yonhap news agency indicates that the hardware issue affects less than 0.1% of all Note 7 devices sold. Gizmodo Australia reports that 1 million Note 7s will be recalled around the world.

The recall will also  [Read More…]

Huawei announces Nova series at IFA 2016

Huawei announced today a new series of phones called Nova. There are 2 phones in the series, The Nova which is 5-inches with the larger Nova Plus (I would have gone with SuperNova!) being 5.5-inches.   These both seem to be in the midrange arena as far as Android phones are concerned, with 3 GB

Google announces in-app search tool ‘Inside Search’

Google has revealed a new feature coming to Android devices today, Inside Search, which allows users to search for content inside the apps on their devices right from the Google app. Located in the “In Apps” tab of the Google app, this feature allows you to search for anything that has been saved in your

[UPDATE] U.S. Cellular announces new Shared Connect pricing plans

U.S. Cellular updated its Shared Connect pricing plans. The new update gives more value to customers by adding more gigabyte allotments: 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 24GB. Data For Everyone! Customers who choose a 16GB plan or higher get unlimited calling and texting to Canada and Mexico. Every Shared Connect plan comes with unlimited talk

U.S. Cellular announces new Shared Connect pricing plans

U.S. Cellular updated its Shared Connect pricing plans. The new update gives more value to customers by adding more gigabyte allotments: 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 24GB. Data For Everyone! Customers who choose a 16GB plan or higher get unlimited calling and texting to Canada and Mexico. Every Shared Connect plan comes with unlimited talk

Google announces Android 7.0 update for these Nexus devices

Google on Monday announced that the final, consumer-ready version of Android 7.0 Nougat is ready for public consumption. According to Google, the final release will begin rolling out to select Android devices over the coming weeks. Among the models expected to see the 7.0 Nougat update are the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus