Tag Archive: Kill


Smartphones are helping kill the mall

There are so many ways to “window shop” with apps from the Google Play Store, that the convenience is what convinced us to stay home.

Have you heard? America’s mega shopping malls are on the decline. The latest figures reveal that about one-fourth of the malls-of-yore left in the country will go the way of the Dodo within the next five years. But is anyone surprised? With the proliferation of so many at-your-door delivery services and online  [Read More…]

App Highlight: Kill Shot Virus

The App Developed by Hothead Games, Kill Shot Virus is a new app from an established developer who has been responsible for apps like BIG WIN Racing, and Rivals at War. Having been recently updated on May 10 to version 1.0.2, Kill Shot Virus is very much in its infancy but the developer is working to […]

Verizon changes its mind and will kill the Note 7 after all

My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is once again in your news feed. The lone holdout among U.S. carriers who have decided to disable the phone — Verizon — has changed its mind and will be killing the Note 7 come January 5, 2017.

When AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile announced the path to the end for the Note 7, Verizon didn’t go along with it and instead insisted  [Read More…]

Fitbit acquisition expected to kill off the Pebble Time 2 and Pebble Core

A few days ago we told you fitness band maker Fitbit is looking to buy budget smartwatch maker, Pebble. Well a new report coming out of Bloomberg reveals more information about the ongoing acquisition. According to the publication which talked to some sources familiar with the matter, Fitbit will be buying Pebble for less than

Quick Charge 4.0 is coming, but Google might kill it

Qualcomm has been known for its proprietary Quick Charge technology for some time now. Battery technology doesn’t see much innovation when it comes to capacity or materials science. But the rate at which batteries charge is one area that has seen change. And now Qualcomm should be pushing out Quick Charge 4.0 soon. But will

Should Samsung kill off the Galaxy Note brand?

Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 disaster continues to make headlines, in the wake of the company announcing it will cease production of the dangerous phablet. Yes, the Galaxy Note7 is dead, but the fact raises an important question: what does this mean for the future of the Galaxy Note brand? Contrary to what some people might think,

Google wants to kill passwords forever…kind of

Google is partnering with DashLane on an open-source API project called OpenYOLO. It’s for Android developers and lets third party apps access passwords stored in password managers. OpenYOLO Standing for You Only Login Once, the project technically doesn’t “kill the password.” What it does do is make sure you don’t have to keep logging in

Sprint may make second attempt to kill off 2-year price offerings

It has been a busy week in mobile carrier news. We had AT&T announce a new data structure, which was then changed immediately following T-Mobile’s Uncarrier 12 announcement. Sprint, caught up in all the T-Mobile fervor, also announced an unremarkable unlimited plan yesterday. While Uncarrier 12 is interesting for many reasons, we want to make

This Pokémon NO Chrome extension will catch ’em all (and kill them)

Pokémon is everywhere. Here’s how to put a stop to it.

So all the cool kids are playing this Pokémon Go thing. It’s likely the most successful launch of any mobile game in the history of mankind, and it’s infected lovingly found it’s way into a bazillion websites on the internet. I get it. Popular is popular, and the people enjoying the game like to read about it and discuss everything. That’s what the internet was  [Read More…]

Sprint will kill off two-year contracts for the second time on May 24

It appears as though Sprint is getting ready to once again kiss two-year contracts goodbye. A new document from the carrier reveals that on May 24 customers will no longer be able to upgrade using a two-year pricing. The carrier will be pushing its phone financing and leasing programs as its main offerings, and of course you can still pay full retail price for the phone.

Sprint had killed off contracts in the beginning of the year,  [Read More…]