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Facebook is going after YouTube with its new ‘Watch’ video streaming service

There will soon be one more streaming option for consumers.

Facebook is already on a lot of folks’ daily internet stops to get their fill of memes and cat photos for the day. Soon, there will be one more reason to stop in. The company announced its Watch platform, and is hopeful that a staple of original programming will entice viewers.

The programming will be available to view on mobile devices, desktop and laptops and smart TVs — though  [Read More…]

This is how Android O is going to be more user-friendly

Brighter colors and simplified iconography help make Android O one of the more appealing versions of the mobile operating system yet.

I confess: I’ve only been living with Android O for a couple of days. I know that plenty of Pixel and Nexus users have already had the opportunity to roll with the new notification dots and bright white notification shade for a while now. They’ve also had time to get used to Android O’s new, horrifically  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5 is going to ‘soft launch’ in Australia later this month

Aussies no longer have to go through grey market imports to get their hands on OnePlus products.

Three years after launching its first smartphone, OnePlus is all set to enter the Australian market. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei announced in the company’s forums that the OnePlus 5 will be making its way to Australia later this month through a “soft launch program” wherein the phone will go up for sale for a limited time.

OnePlus will be  [Read More…]

This $8 portable battery packs 10000mAh of power to keep your devices going

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a great deal on a portable battery pack you’re going to want!

Manufacturers have finally started putting more focus into the battery performance on smartphones, but often times with how busy we are they still don’t meet our needs. No one wants to sit connected to a wall to get extra power during the day, and luckily you don’t have to. Portable batteries are an investment everyone should make,  [Read More…]

What are the advantages of going with an alternative carrier?

Using an alternative to the big four wireless providers is a great idea for many of us, and here are some reasons why.

When we talk about phone companies most of us automatically think of the big four here in the U.S.: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. But they’re not the only choices when it comes to who you get your service from and the popularity of alternative carriers is on the rise.

It’s not difficult to understand why.  [Read More…]

South Park is going to destroy your phone later this year

Slipped in among the latest console and PC game news at its E3 press conference, Ubisoft has announced a brand new South Park game for mobile. Phone Destroyer marks the first time the long-standing franchise has been in a mobile game, and will be on Android and iOS later on this year.

South Park: Phone Destroyer brings you iconic South Park characters, action-packed real-time strategy, exploding PvP battles, trademark South Park humor and collectible cards in a perfect  [Read More…]

Verizon spent $3.1 billion for a 5G company that AT&T was going to buy for $1.6 billion

Verizon is getting spendy on some big 5G acquisitions, because it doesn’t want to be behind again.

When Verizon decides it wants something, an extra $ 1.5 billion is no problem. According to the Wall Street Journal, America’s biggest cellular provider has agreed to spend $ 3.1 billion — $ 1.5 billion more than AT&T’s initial purchase offer — to acquire Straight Path Communications, which has one of the largest battle chests of potential 5G spectrum in the U.S.

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The FCC’s plan to end net neutrality is here, and the fight is going to get ugly

America’s telecom regulator has made public its intention to roll back net neutrality laws. Here’s what you need to know.

This week, the FCC, America’s telecom regulator, announced its intention to bring about the end of net neutrality in an official sense, removing the Title II classification that has been bestowed upon the Internet and its service providers since the decision was made in 2015 to do so.

In a speech, Ajit Pai, a former FCC Commissioner under Chairman  [Read More…]

MIUI is never going to be close to stock Android, and that’s a good thing

Don’t hold out for a MIUI build based on pure Android.

With over 200 million users, Xiaomi’s MIUI is one of the most popular manufacturer skins in the world. Its usage has skyrocketed in recent years as Xiaomi made its foray into the Indian market, where the company has set up an R&D unit to cater to localization needs.

MIUI has come a long way in the last three years, adding a host of new features that  [Read More…]

Who’s going for the Galaxy S8+ over the S8?

Are you leaning one way or the other?

Last year, there was a clear divide in size and features between the Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge — it was even in the name!

This year, not so much. The Galaxy S8+ is slightly taller and wider than the Galaxy S8, with a 6.2-inch display over the smaller phone’s 5.8-inch panel, but both are curved, and both are very compact.

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