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Google Cloud Platform outage took down many popular apps, but it’s mostly back to normal now

Experiencing issues with apps today? Don’t necessarily blame the developer.

If you noticed an issue with one (or many) of your apps not working properly today, you weren’t alone — and it wasn’t your, or your phone’s, fault. Google Cloud Platform had an outage today, around 12:15 p.m. PT, that limited the ability for many popular apps to connect with the cloud that they’re reliant on. We don’t often talk about the cloud backend that runs all  [Read More…]

T-Mobile has deals on top Android phones in time for back to school

T-Mobile has some great deals for all you back to school shoppers, but you don’t have to be a parent or a student to enjoy these deals.

Starting today when you buy a Samsung Galaxy S9 you get a second one free. You can also save up to a whopping $ 720 on a second Samsung Galaxy S9+ or S8 Active with the purchase of one.

The deals are available for a limited time

Don’t worry all you LG fans  [Read More…]

Deal: BOGO Android phones at Verizon and more just in time for back to school

It’s almost time to send the kids back to school and you know what that means. Time to break out your wallet and pick up supplies. If a new phone is on your list, then Verizon has good news for you. Thanks to their back to school sale, you can pick up some of the hottest Android phones with their buy one get one deal.

Phone Deals

For a limited time, pick up the Samsung S9, Pixel 2, or Moto  [Read More…]

Amazon reveals its back to school Prime Day deals with 35% off select laptops, 40-inch TVs for $195 and more

Here’s the best look we’ve seen at Amazon’s Prime Day deals yet.

Amazon has been teasing its millions of deals for a little bit already, but we’ve yet to see any specifics about what products would be on sale or what prices they would be at. While revealing its back to school and college deals, Amazon has also given us a nice peek at some of the deals we can expect to see on Prime Day.

From everyday items  [Read More…]

How to get custom text tones back on your Samsung Galaxy phone

We can get dozens of text messages a day, so why not spice them up with custom tones for your loved ones?

Custom text message tones might seem like a small feature, but they can be immensely useful. A custom text message tone can tell us to respond to one notification among a sea of default notification tones. A friend of mine has a custom text tone, a revolver shot, that echoes through the station when his  [Read More…]

After using Chrome OS for four months, I never want to go back

If you still haven’t tried Chrome OS, now’s the time to do so.

Even though I’ve been enthralled by Android since the original Galaxy S Fascinate on Verizon Wireless, it took me until this year to finally give Google’s desktop operating system — Chrome OS — a proper try.

I dabbled with Chrome OS a bit back at my high school on education-focused machines, but I’ve never actually owned a proper “adult” Chromebook to get an idea  [Read More…]

Samsung brings back customizable text message ringtones for each contact

Available as part of the v4.4.30.5 update for Samsung Messages.

The Android Oreo update brings a lot of goodies to Samsung phones. There’s an updated UI for the Samsung Experience skin, more emojis, adaptive notification dots, and much more. However, it also removed something that struck a chord with a lot of users — customizable text message ringtones.

Prior to the Oreo update, you could have different ringtones/notification sounds for your text messages on a per-contact-basis. If  [Read More…]

Samsung brings back customizale text message ringtones for each contact

Available as part of the v4.4.30.5 update for Samsung Messages.

The Android Oreo update brings a lot of goodies to Samsung phones. There’s an updated UI for the Samsung Experience skin, more emojis, adaptive notification dots, and much more. However, it also removed something that struck a chord with a lot of users — customizable text message ringtones.

Prior to the Oreo update, you could have different ringtones/notification sounds for your text messages on a per-contact-basis. If  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor and transparent back

The Mi 8 Explorer Edition is loaded with innovative tech, but you won’t be able to buy one.

Alongside the launch of the standard Mi 8, Xiaomi unveiled a limited edition model that offers plenty to be excited about. The Mi 8 Explorer Edition shares the same design as the standard model — it basically looks a lot like the iPhone X — but Xiaomi is rolling out an in-display fingerprint sensor, much like the Vivo X21.

  [Read More…]

HTC U12+ launches sans notch, but with dual-cameras on the front and back

HTC’s latest flagship effort is called the U12+. The phone builds upon its predecessor, the U11 and adds lots of improvements including dual-cameras on the front and back.

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