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Google Maps gets Wi-Fi only mode; ability to save offline areas to SD card

Google is rolling out a sizeable update to Google Maps that brings a new Wi-Fi only offline mode. Once enabled, Maps will go offline when there’s no Wi-Fi signal, with navigation limited to your areas you’ve downloaded to your device. As soon as you connect to a Wi-Fi network, the app regains full functionality.

Wi-Fi comes in handy when you’re traveling abroad and don’t want to incur exorbitant data charges, or in situations where you can’t  [Read More…]

MrMobile Gets His First Chromebook

As someone who edits video on a Mac and writes scripts on a Pixel C, I’ve never paid Chromebooks much mind. They always seemed too spartan, too reliant on a constant connection to the internet, so I basically ignored the entire category.

That is, until a few months ago. When the news broke that Chromebook shipments had eclipsed those of the Mac for the first time, it got my attention. Even if many of those units went to education  [Read More…]

MrMobile gets all nostalgic with the Motorola RIZR Z8

With the two newest Droids officially hitting the market as this post goes to press, it’s been a big month for the company formerly known as Motorola. So let’s take a break from Moto Z mania for a quick look back at one of the company’s most interesting efforts: the original “Banana-phone.”

The Motorola RIZR Z8 was announced in February 2007, and it bore the design language of a company that still had plenty of swagger. The RAZR, PEBL,  [Read More…]

The PC-based Remix OS gets migrated to Android Marshmallow

Jide Technology’s Remix OS, which forks Android so it can work on PC desktops and notebooks, has been migrated to Marshmallow with its latest update.

Along with the Marshmallow upgrade, Jide stated the Remix OS has added support for over 12 more PCs with this new version, along with “system stability improved over previous versions” and improved user experience on multiple windows and other key features”. Jide launched the first public alpha of Remix OS in  [Read More…]

Yelp gets in on the Pokémon Go action with its own PokéStop filter

Yelp just got a little more helpful to all of your Pokémon trainers out there. The service will now let you know which restaurants have Pokémon Go PokéStops nearby. The new capability is part of Yelp’s filter options.

From Yelp:

As you head into a weekend full of wild Zubats and Charmanders, remember to open up your Yelp app or search Yelp.com for businesses with a nearby PokéStop. To do this on mobile or desktop, simply  [Read More…]

Project Fi gets crazy fast roaming speeds while the Nexus 6P gets a massive discount

Traveling abroad as an American comes with a choice: hop from hotspot to hotspot and hope you can get decent enough speeds to actually use your phone, buy a sim card in the country you’re traveling to and use the local network, or incur massive overages (unless you’re on T-Mobile). Well, Project Fi is making

HTC 10 gets $100 price cut through July

HTC today revealed that it has knocked $ 100 off the price of its unlocked Android smartphone, the HTC 10. Head to the HTC website between now and the end of the month and you’ll find it priced at $ 599. Moreover, HTC is also offering a $ 100 credit in accessories with proof of purchase of the HTC 10

HTC 10 gets a $100 discount until July 31, now on sale for $599

HTC is knocking $ 100 off of the price of the HTC 10, with the phone now available for $ 599 until July 31 when bought directly from the Taiwanese manufacturer’s website. The promotion is valid on both Glacier Silver and Carbon Grey color options of the phone, as well as carrier editions (T-Mobile, Sprint, or Verizon) and the unlocked model.

The price includes HTC’s Uh-Oh accidental damage protection, which covers any damage to the screen  [Read More…]

BlackBerry Priv gets the July 5 Android security patch

BlackBerry Priv owners can now get their hands on the July 5 Android security patch. The update is for those who purchased their phones from ShopBlackBerry, and patches the latest set of vulnerabilities. Some people may have already seen this update arrive earlier this week.

This security patch fixes a number of vulnerabilities that are detailed by BlackBerry. Some of them include:

Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities in Mediaserver Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Bluetooth Elevation of  [Read More…]

Chrome gets native Google Cast support built in, no extension required

Google is rolling out some changes to Casting in the desktop version Chrome with the latest release, 51. While you could previously cast from the browser using the Google Cast toolbar icon, this will no longer be necessary going forward.

From Google:

Google Cast functionality is now built in as part of the Chrome browser itself, so you no longer need to install the Google Cast toolbar icon in order to use your Google Cast device from  [Read More…]