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Swappa’s new full service app lets you buy and sell right from your phone

Your next Swappa experience will probably be through this app.

Folks who know how to get the best deal on selling their current phone to pay for their next one already know about Swappa. It’s the best service on the planet for quickly buying or selling phones, and one of the few experiences where the buying and selling process feels safe and friendly. Most of that is due to having a live support team to help  [Read More…]

Pixel factory images and OTA images available from Google

Everything you need to manually update your Pixel has been posted by Google.

If you’ve been wondering how the [Pixel phones](/google-pixel] will compare the Nexus line when it comes to updates and images and all things open-ish, you’ll be happy to know that Google has posted the latest factory images and the day-one OTA update images at the Android developers site.

Three builds are available as a full image as well as incremental zip files (OTA  [Read More…]

Daydream View now up for order from the Google Store, expected to go fast

The future of Google’s VR efforts is now on sale.

If you have a new Pixel on the way and are ready to step up your VR game from Google Cardboard, you should head to the Google Store right now to buy a Daydream View headset. For just $ 79 you’re getting a comfy and simple VR headset that includes a single-handed controller for manipulating the interface and playing games. All it needs is a compatible Daydream phone, which  [Read More…]

The Google Pixel review: Notes from a smaller phone

The best small Android phone you can buy.

It’s been a fun few days, what with unboxing the Pixel and trying to get to know it as quickly as possible.

And in that time, I’ve realized a few important things about the device, from its feel in the hand (great!) to the Assistant (WIP!) and everything in between. Andrew and Alex have each put their thoughts down on paper already, but since I’m the only one  [Read More…]

Qualcomm unveils three new mid-range chips from the 600 and 400 series

Major chip manufacturer Qualcomm has just announced the advent of three new Snapdragon processors from the 600 and 400 lines. Although mid-range chips, the newcomers are said to offer significant improvements over their predecessors. The new chipsets are the Snapdragon 653, 626, and 427 and have been unveiled during the Qualcomm 4G/5G summit. The silicon

Wednesday’s best tech deals and discount codes: Aloha from Maui

Aloha Wednesday! I’m writing to you from beautiful Maui. I’m getting some R&R with my family in the tropics and just got into town. I definitely love my portable battery from EC Technology which is on sale at $ 21.99 down from $ 37. It’s got a very useful solar panel built into it that allows me to recharge

You can now book an Uber or Ola directly from Google search results in India

Google Maps picked up integration for ride-hailing services earlier this year, allowing customers to see fare estimates and pickup times for Uber, myTaxi, Ola, Gett, and other services from within the Maps interface.

The company is now rolling out the feature to its search results. Just enter your intended destination in the Google Search app or in Chrome, and you’ll see fare estimates and pickup times for ride services within the search results.

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How to unlock a phone from a service provider

When you purchase a phone from a carrier like AT&T, Verizon or Sprint, the device is essentially locked to that specific carrier. If you ever want to use your phone on another compatible network or sell the device to someone else for use elsewhere, you will have to ensure that it is unlocked or sell

Switching from iPhone to Android: Everything you need to know

So you’ve seen the light and are switching from iPhone to Android. Welcome! Here’s what you need to know!

Switching from iPhone to Android can be a bit daunting. If you’re unpacking a brand new Pixel or Galaxy S7, or something else equally exciting, let us help you get set up quickly and easily!

If you’ve never used an Android phone before, there are a few things you should know before taking the leap (even though  [Read More…]

Samsung Gear 360 VR camera now available from major carriers and Best Buy

At MWC 2016, Samsung introduced the Gear 360, a ball-shaped camera that can capture spherical 30MP photos and video of almost 4K resolution (3,840 x 1,920 pixels). With the advent of VR, people are increasingly becoming more interested in 360-degree photos and videos, so the Gear 360 arrives at the right time. This week, Samsung