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Samsung Galaxy S7 Oreo review: What to expect from your final software update

Getting up to the modern era is mostly good — with a little speed slowdown trade-off.

After what feels like an inordinately long wait, many versions of the Galaxy S7 have received their Android 8.0 Oreo update. Considering that the phone launched back on Android 6.0 marshmallow, Oreo is the final major platform update for this line, bringing it up to the Galaxy S9’s software level before being left to live out the rest of its life  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: One-handed usability in the 19:9 world

When every phone is big and tall, one-handed mode and other accessibility features should come as standard.

It’s the age of big, tall. ridiculous phones, and we need to look again at the usability features that makes these devices easier to wrangle with one hand.

One of the great things about the emergence of 18:9 handsets last year was the ability to cram more inches of screen real estate into a similar device footprint. (Though, sure, direct  [Read More…]

Best Android apps for streaming music from OneDrive

With Groove Music retiring on Android, you’ll have to look elsewhere to stream your music from OneDrive.

Microsoft didn’t just discontinue Groove Music Pass; they’re also retiring Groove Music on iOS and Android later this year. Users that prefer purchasing music, storing it on the cloud, and streaming it to their devices will have to look elsewhere to get their music fix. Luckily, there are a number of apps for Android that allow you to stream music  [Read More…]

Switch up your Fitbit Versa with a Milanese Stainless Steel Band from $2

You’re just $ 2 away from refreshing the look of your Fitbit.

Swees at Amazon has a variety of Fitbit Versa Milanese Stainless Steel Replacement Bands on sale from $ 2 when you enter promo code 5ATTMQ3O during checkout. There are two sizes available too so you can find the right fit for yourself.

The least expensive option on sale is the Silver band which drops to $ 2 with the code. Other than the look, these bands  [Read More…]

Metro: Exodus for PlayStation 4 – Hands-on impressions from E3 2018

Metro: Exodus promises freedom of choice and a challenge of a scavenging system, but it’s hard to get a good grasp of it from one demo

After several years of silence, Metro: Exodus reemerged from its nuclear bunker and is ready to continue the story originally conceived in the novels of Dmitry Glukhovsky. Its trailers have thus far promised a challenging scavenging and crafting system needed to fuel the game’s combat, but there’s far more to it  [Read More…]

How to change from YouTube Music to YouTube Premium

Sign up for YouTube Music but want Premium instead? Here’s how to switch.

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium are Google’s two premier subscription services for digital music and video content, and while YouTube Music isn’t necessarily a bad deal at $ 9.99/month, you might as well go all the way with YouTube Premium at $ 11.99/month.

The added benefits and features that come with YouTube Premium for just $ 2 more each month is more than worth  [Read More…]

From Google to your phone: The life of an Android security update

Security patches aren’t simple updates that can go out as soon as they are written.

At the beginning of every month, Google releases the monthly Android Security Bulletin and starts to send updates to Pixel phones. It’s great that the company is transparent about what is going on and how things are being fixed even if you’re not the type of person who likes to read the source code.

There is a lot of work that goes  [Read More…]

Want better battery life from your Galaxy S9? Start here!

The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus were two of the most anticipated devices of 2018. These handsets offer great specs, a great display, and an amazing camera.

Unfortunately, there is one downside to these smartphones – the battery. Thanks to the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, Samsung has been playing it safe with pushing the limits of batteries in its different devices.

READ MORE: Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus Review

The same can be said about the Galaxy  [Read More…]

OnePlus Bullets Wireless go on sale in India from June 19: Here’s everything you need to know

OnePlus’ neckbuds sound great for the price, and they come with a few standout features.

OnePlus announced the Bullets Wireless alongside the OnePlus 6, and the Bluetooth neckbuds are set to go on sale in India from June 19.

The Bullets Wireless feature a flexible neckband design with a soft silicone coating, and they’re comfortable to wear for an extended duration of time. There’s a lot of tech here, including aptX, a new Magnetic Control feature, and  [Read More…]