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Samsung Galaxy S9 codenamed “Star” goes into development

The Samsung Galaxy S8 may have only been out for a few weeks but that doesn’t mean Samsung are slowing down. According to a Korean publication, the S9 and S9+ are codenamed “Star” and “Star 2” with development already begun. This is, according to the source, around 3 to 4 months ahead of schedule so perhaps Samsung […]

Acorns – dip your toes into investing (Review + Deal)

Investing in stocks has always seemed like a daunting and confusing process to me. I just don’t get it. Acorns has made it utterly painless, and has helped me save some money in the process! Here’s the skinny; Acorns is an app that takes money you designate for investment and automatically invests it into a […]

Dive into summer with a new wallpaper

Prepare yourself: summer is coming.

Winter can be a cruel season, but if you ask a good Texan girl like me, there is no harsher season than summer. Triple digit heat and oppressive humidity, summer is a season that can kill far quicker, and in horrifying ways. As such, before we dive into these whimsical wallpapers, I’m going to remind everyone that it doesn’t matter how short you’ll be in the store or how shaded your parking  [Read More…]

Google to fully integrate Android into future Volvo, Audi models

This week Google announced it is partnering  with Volvo and Audi to deliver Android right in your car. But this time around Google and its partners are taking a different route. Instead that simply allowing a smartphone to connect and interact with the vehicle, Google’s Android will now actually constitute the spine of the car’s […]

Samsung DeX does a pretty good job turning the Galaxy S8 into a desktop

Samsung’s “desktop experience” is not only a curious concept, but it’s quickly becoming something I like to use.

There’s more to the Galaxy S8 an S8+ than its vibrant screen, cascading glass edges, and shiny back cover. Samsung would also like you to try its new Android-powered phone to unlock a desktop operating system that can be used on a whim.

The Samsung DeX — which stands for desktop experience is a hockey-puck shaped dock with a  [Read More…]

Allo’s next trick: Turning your selfies into emoji

The new features takes advantage of Google’s machine learning abilities to make a set of stickers based on your face.

Feel like your feelings could better be expressed through emoji that look like you? Well, you’re in luck if you’re an Allo user. The latest update comes with a feature that turns your selfie into a reusable sticker.

The feature was announced in an official Google blog, and then confirmed in an  [Read More…]

How to boot NVIDIA Shield TV straight into live television

It’s a TV box so it’s not unreasonable to want to boot straight into live TV. Here’s how to do it.

If you’re using your NVIDIA Shield TV in conjunction with the Live Channels app for over the air television, then there’s a strong chance that’s going to be the first thing you want to see when you turn it on. But, like any other Android device, the first thing you see when you turn it on  [Read More…]

How to turn the Galaxy S7 fingerprint sensor into a capacitive home button

The Galaxy S7 marked the last generation that would have physical navigation buttons as the Galaxy S8 saw a move to on-screen navigation to accommodate the nearly bezel-less display. This means that the home button only needs to be tapped to be interacted with as opposed to actually needing to be pressed. A user over […]

T-Mobile gets into the insurance game with Premium Device Protection Plus

“That’s a real nice phone you got there. It’d be a shame if anything happened to it.”

Let’s face it: it’s a dangerous world out there for a nerd and their Android phone. Our lives are on these pocketable computers and they’re up against a big bad world of malware, phishing, identity theft, device theft, bugs, breakdowns, and screen-shattering drops. If you feel the need for some more security for your phone — and your peace of mind —  [Read More…]

Slip this thin 10000mAh power bank into your pocket for just $15

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a slim portable battery that puts 10000mAh of power into your pocket for less!

We continue to demand more and more out of our phones these days, and that means battery life sometimes takes a hit. No one wants to sit attached to a wall all day to keep their phone charged, and luckily you don’t have to. Aukey has recently released a new 10000mAh dual-USB portable power bank  [Read More…]