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Google goes back to Chromebook basics with new Pixelbook Go

Google’s going back to a more simpler time for its latest laptop, the Pixelbook Go. Well, at least a more simple design.

As part of its October 15 hardware event in New York, Google introduced its Pixelbook Go, a more traditional approach to laptops.  It’s a Chrome OS device that’s clean and straight-forward with a price that ranges from $ 650-$ 1,400.

Google Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL make official debut Google Pixel 3 versus Pixel 4 – Worth  [Read More…]

The full crew is back for Mario Kart Tour

Best answer: Forty characters have been confirmed for Mario Kart Tour. Six have been in every Mario Kart game release so far; Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Toad, and Bowser. The rest of the racers are both old and new favorites, including new member Peachette! However, not all 40 are currently available.

Apple not Banana Peels: Mario Kart Tour for iOS (Free on the Apple Store) Metal Mario or Android: Mario Kart Tour for Android (Free on the  [Read More…]

Redmi 8 hands-on: Two steps forward, one step back

The Redmi 8 has a 12MP Sony IMX363 sensor, but the Snapdragon 439 is a downgrade.

If you get the feeling that Xiaomi is launching a new phone every other week, you’re not mistaken. The Redmi 7 debuted less than six months ago, and the Chinese company is already rolling out its successor, the Redmi 8. The Redmi 8 comes on the heels of the Redmi 8A — which debuted a few weeks ago — and continues  [Read More…]

Samsung forecasts healthy Q3 profits on the back of Galaxy Note 10 sales

Samsung says it made a profit of $ 6.4 billion this quarter.

What you need to know In its Q3 2019 earnings guidance, Samsung is forecasting a profit of $ 6.4 billion. Overall revenue for the quarter is at $ 51.3 billion, with the mobile business gaining momentum. We’ll get a full breakdown later this month, but the profit forecast is $ 800 million more than what Samsung managed in Q2 2019.

After enjoying record-breaking quarters for  [Read More…]

Here’s why I’m switching back to the Pixel 3 from the BlackBerry KEY2

The Pixel 3 might not be my favorite phone, but it’s the phone I’m using for a while because of Android 10.

Regular visitors to this space might know that I really like my BlackBerry KEY2 and happily use it even though I have access to other “better” Android phones. I love the form factor, and while I wish BlackBerry Mobile was more transparent about how it locks things down, I appreciate the extra layer of device  [Read More…]

The latest 5% cash back deals from Chase

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It might be hard to believe but time flies, and we’re already coming up on the final quarter of the year. And with a new quarter comes new Chase Freedom 5% cash back categories. For the last three months of 2019 (October 1 through December 30, 2019), cardholders  [Read More…]

Spotify’s widget is back by popular demand

Widgets are still alive and well on the music-lover’s phone.

What you need to know Spotify removed the widget from its Android app in August. Users revolted, calling for the widget to return and saying that notification controls aren’t enough. Spotify now says the widget will be coming back in a upcoming release, with some new improvements.

There are few things that are constant on my home screen, but a music widget is one of them, and  [Read More…]

T-Mobile is bringing back the ability to test drive its network

T-Mobile has brought back the Un-Carrier Test Drive from 2014, and it’s better than ever.

What you need to know T-Mobile Test Drive allows you to use your existing smartphone on TMO regardless of your current carrier. Service is provided via a mobile hotspot. You’ll get 30 days or 30 GB of data, whichever comes first.

Switching mobile carriers is not easy, even with so many cloud services to help the transition. Although carriers offer switching incentives  [Read More…]

Punch back with these awesome Note 10 Hole Punch wallpapers

Like the Galaxy S10, the new Note 10 and Note 10+ have hole punch cameras in the front display. Unlike the S10 series, though, the powerhouse phablets have centered hole punches, which means that while there are some slight differences between the proportions of the hole, it’s easier to make a hole punch wallpaper that fits more models compared to the S10 and S10+. It’s still early days, but there are some decent offerings from Samsung and a number of  [Read More…]

Sorry, the headphone jack isn’t coming back

And it’s going to be okay. Really.

Throughout the process of writing the Galaxy Note 10+ review, from our initial first impressions updates to publishing my final definitive version, it was extremely interesting to see just how little outcry there was regarding the loss of the 3.5 mm headphone jack. Be it in the article comments, in our forums, or on Twitter, people had plenty to say about everything … except the physical audio interface.

Perhaps the  [Read More…]