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Xiaomi Mi A2 vs. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: It all comes down to the battery

The Mi A2 goes up against the best-selling phone in India.

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note series has turned into a juggernaut: over the last two years, phones in this series have defined the budget segment in India. To put things into context, the Redmi Note 5 series managed to rake in sales of over 5 million units in just under four months, and one out of every ten phones sold in India over the last three months was  [Read More…]

Google Play Store shrunk down app size by up to 65%, so you can install more on your device

You’ve might have noticed there’s a trend of Lite apps for Android devices. In recent times, a handful of major apps have released stripped-down, barebones alternatives to their original apps. These Lite versions allow users to save space on your phone because they weight next to nothing. They are also a lot faster to download.

At the same time, Google is also striving to cut the size of regular apps, in order to allow users to keep more on their  [Read More…]

Newton Mail will shut down in September

Newton will shut down in September after failing to find a viable business model.

Newton, a popular email app for Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS, has announced that it will soon shut down. Founder Rohit Nadhani said that CloudMagic, the company that owns Newton, couldn’t find a viable business model that provided profitability and growth, citing stiff competition from first-party email apps. Newton will end service in September.

Writing on the Newton blog, Nadhani said:

It was  [Read More…]

The Fitbit Aria 2 smart scale is down to just under $100 right now

Great price and a smart product.

The Fitbit Aria 2 Wi-Fi smart scale is down to $ 99.95 on Amazon in both Black and White. The smart scale normally sells for around $ 130. We shared a deal on it when it dropped to this same price back in early July, but it didn’t last long. It probably won’t last long this time around, either, so grab one while you can.

It can help you track your  [Read More…]

The water-resistant Oontz Angle 3 Bluetooth speaker is down to $20 today

Boom. Boom. Pow.

The Oontz Angle 3 portable Bluetooth speaker is down to $ 19.99 on Amazon. We’ve seen several deals on these speakers in the past dropping them from a regular $ 35 price to $ 25, but this price matches the sort of sale you’d see on Black Friday or something similar.

The Angle 3 has room-filling volume with extra bass. It is resistant to splashes, rain, dust, and sand. You can use it indoors  [Read More…]

How strong is Gorilla Glass 6? We sat down with Corning to talk about the future of phones

Corning is sitting behind the curtain, designing the glass that keeps our phones alive.

Corning recently unveiled its next-generation Gorilla Glass. It’s promised to be stronger than ever and designed to balance the effects of drops from heights and numerous drops to address what we need most— phones that won’t shatter when they slip out of our hands.

I spoke with Scott Forester Division Vice President of Marketing and Innovation Products at Corning about Gorilla Glass 6  [Read More…]

Aukey’s mini Bluetooth speaker is down to its lowest price ever right now

Big sound from a small package.

Aukey is well-known for making great accessories for our gadgets, including charging gear and Bluetooth add-ons. This mini Bluetooth speaker is no exception, and right now you can pick one up for its lowest price ever, just $ 14.99. It normally sells for almost double this.

Don’t let the small package fool you, though. It has a 5W speaker inside and offers 10 hours of playback per charge. If you don’t  [Read More…]

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…]

Amazon’s Prime-exclusive Moto X4 is down to $200 for Prime Day

Amazon has the Prime-exclusive Moto X4 on sale for $ 199.99, which is $ 150 lower than it normally sells for. It’s an unlocked phone that is compatible with all major U.S. carriers. It has 32GB of storage inside, and Amazon’s Alexa built-in as well.

Be sure to check out the full review of the Moto X4 from Android Central and grab one for yourself now.

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Mujjo leather wallet case for Galaxy S9 review: Cut down on your pocket carry

If you’ve been looking to ditch your wallet, this is about as good as it gets.

I’ve gone through a few cases for my Galaxy S9, from Samsung’s delightful Alcantara case to the simple Spigen Liquid Crystal case, and a case from Poetic that ended up falling apart less than half an hour after I unboxed it — don’t buy that one.

Until recently, I always steered clear of cases because I didn’t want to detract from  [Read More…]