Tag Archive: Bigger


Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Review: Bigger, better, and much louder

Amazon’s heavy hitter has been overhauled with a focus on quality and volume.

When people say they have an Amazon Echo, they almost always mean they have an Echo Dot. The cheapest of the Echo family regularly drops into stocking-stuffer price points, which allowed for these speakers to quickly rise in popularity over the last two years. But popularity doesn’t necessarily mean quality, and the competition quickly moved to make mini speakers with better speakers and a  [Read More…]

Instagram’s new Q&A feature is a bigger deal than you think

Bringing the photo platform another step closer to being a full-fledged social platform.

If you’ve been on Instagram in the last week or so, you’ve probably noticed some of your friends using the new Questions feature in their Stories. You might have even tried it for yourself — it attaches to an image or video in your Story just like any other sticker, and you can add whatever you want to the text field, resize or move the  [Read More…]

6 months after Pixel 2 launch, Google has nothing to say of its success — but hardware focus is bigger than ever

Other parts of the hardware and operating system business take the spotlight instead.

Alphabet just released its Q1 2018 earnings, and I followed along with the earnings call afterward to pick up further context on the numbers from Google CEO Sundar Pichai. The most striking thing from the call, at least as it pertains to us here in the Android world, is that the word “Pixel” was used only once — mentioned as an aside when talking  [Read More…]

Jigsaw Story: A good puzzle simulator that works best on bigger screens (review)

In all the game genres available in the Play Store, sometimes you may want to game in a much more chill, passive way. No quick reflexes. No bells, whistles, and music blaring at you. No multi-level story line or myriad of villains and their evil armies to survive. Something like, say a puzzle. A jigsaw […]

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 review: Bigger is better

With a 6.44-inch display and a massive 5300mAh battery, Xiaomi’s latest phablet is the ideal device for consuming multimedia on the go.

Last year’s Mi Max was Xiaomi’s first attempt at a phone with a screen size over 6 inches. The phone wasn’t the company’s first phablet, however, with the 5.7-inch Mi Note making its debut back in 2015. While the Mi Note was a flagship device, the Mi Max was targeted at the budget segment and  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 review: Bigger is better

With a 6.44-inch display and a massive 5300mAh battery, Xiaomi’s latest phablet is the ideal device for consuming multimedia on the go.

Last year’s Mi Max was Xiaomi’s first attempt at a phone with a screen size over 6 inches. The phone wasn’t the company’s first phablet, however, with the 5.7-inch Mi Note making its debut back in 2015. While the Mi Note was a flagship device, the Mi Max was targeted at the budget segment and  [Read More…]

Google reportedly cancels ‘muskie’ Pixel XL successor for something bigger

Earlier this year a report surfaced that detailed the rumored codenames for Google’s upcoming successors to the Pixel and Pixel XL. According to that report, the Pixel XL’s followup was codenamed “muskie,” but it turns out we may not see that device after all.

Android Police reports that Google has cancelled the handset known as “muskie” internally, and is instead deciding on going with a different phone — one that’s even bigger than the Pixel XL. This new report lines  [Read More…]

The Daydream part of the Play Store is about to get much bigger

The Daydream walled garden is changing for the better.

As promised when the hardware was made official, Google delivered well over 50 Daydream VR apps by the end of 2016. Each of these apps were from quality, hand-picked developers, quickly creating an environment of much higher quality than you’d experience shopping for Google Cardboard apps. Volume is still an important thing to achieve, especially when there are developers out there with VR ideas the people at Google  [Read More…]

OnePlus 3T is official: Mid-cycle bump adds new processor, bigger battery and $40 to price

Less than 6 months after launch, the OnePlus 3 gets a refresh with new specs and a higher price.

OnePlus has really led the charge in the popularity of high-end phones being sold at a mid-range price, and it’s doing something interesting with the mid-cycle refresh of its latest flagship the OnePlus 3. The new model is simply called the OnePlus 3T, and it brings some new internal specs, a fresh color option and new software  [Read More…]

Samsung’s bigger, more expensive Gear S3 watches launching in the U.S. Nov 18

The latest Gear smartwatches up the features, but also the price.

Samsung’s new Gear S3 watch line — which comes in both a Frontier and Classic model, the former with optional LTE — is coming to the U.S. starting November 18, with pre-orders kicking off on November 6. After being unveiled back in September at the IFA show in Berlin, we hadn’t heard much about the latest wearables throughout the Note 7 recall saga.

For  [Read More…]