Tag Archive: Longer


The Pixel 2 is no longer available from Verizon

As we await the anticipated launch of the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Verizon has halted sales for the Pixel 2 on its website. It is clear Verizon is preparing for the new Pixel phones slated to be announced at Google’s October 9 event. However, it is unclear why Verizon has chosen to stop selling only the Pixel 2 while the Pixel 2 XL is still available for sale.

What is interesting is Verizon still has older Samsung  [Read More…]

Printing from an Android phone no longer sucks thanks to Mopria

When it comes to using phones instead of computers, things are fairly seamless. What’s more, we live in a digital age where we don’t print things out all that often. Getting a physical copy of an email, movie ticket, or school paper is virtually a thing of the past.

This hardly means we can toss the printer out the window. There are still going to be times where it’s those vital times to have something printed. In the era of  [Read More…]

WhatsApp backups will no longer count against Google Drive storage

The change goes into effect on November 12, 2018.

There are a number of reasons to use WhatsApp, and for a lot of users, one of the biggest lies with just how easy it is to create and update backups of your conversations. If you store these backups on Google Drive, we’ve got some good news.

Starting November 12, 2018, WhatsApp backups will no longer count against your Google Drive storage limit. This is a result of  [Read More…]

Huawei phone owners can no longer download VLC from the Google Play Store

VideoLAN, the developer of popular VLC media player, has recently taken the drastic measure of preventing Huawei phones from acessing its app from the Google Play Store.

VideoLAN says it has taken this step due to the way Huawei phones handle background apps. The maker of VLC explains that Huawei software will prevent any apps from running in the background unless there are its own. This, in turn, hurts the overall VLC experience on mobile.

PSA: @HuaweiMobile phones  [Read More…]

How to enable Continued Conversation in Google Assistant for longer interactions

At I/O 2018, Google spent a lot of time talking about the Google Assistant. One of the most interesting features announced was Continued Conversations. This was designed to allow users to continue talking to the Google Assistant without using the wake-up word each time. Basically, it lets you string string multiple commands together by saying “Hey Google” only once.

The feature started rolling out to users in the US last week. If you haven’t had the chance to test it  [Read More…]

YouTube picture-in-picture no longer requires YouTube Premium/Red

The change appears to be live in the U.S. right now.

Android Oreo brought a lot of exciting features to our beloved OS, but one of the most interesting/useful was easily picture-in-picture. One of the first apps PiP worked with was YouTube, but ever since Oreo’s release, you’ve needed a YouTube Premium/YouTube Red subscription in order for it to work.

Thankfully, it looks like Google’s reversing its decision here.

According to a growing thread on Reddit, multiple  [Read More…]

Marcelo Claure is no longer the CEO of Sprint

Claure’s now serving the company as Executive Chairman.

In late April, T-Mobile and Sprint announced the two brands were merging together to form one new company to spearhead the 5G revolution. Current T-Mobile CEO John Legere will act as CEO of the new venture, but as part of the deal, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure will be stepping down from his existing role.

May 30, 2018, was officially Claure’s last day. His new position within the company will  [Read More…]

Google no longer dev-centric, has become a consumer hardware and mobile brand

Over the last few years we have seen Google transition away from developer-centric devices and experiences into a company that loves general consumers. Much like we’ve seen in the iteration of Android and Chrome, today’s Google has evolved into a polished and refined endeavor.

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OnePlus 5T no longer being sold in North America

After four months on the market, OnePlus has run through its entire stock of OnePlus 5T smartphones for North America. The upstart Chinese company practices business a little differently than its competitors, relying on buzzy marketing strategies, rabidly loyal fans, and limited production runs for one device at a time. When the stock of a device is depleted, that’s the end of the line.

For OnePlus, the success of the OnePlus 5T is an important vote of confidence from the  [Read More…]

The OnePlus 5T is no longer for sale in North America

OnePlus has stopped selling the 5T to North American customers.

OnePlus has a certain pattern with its phone releases: there is a new release about every six months, and it stops selling the current model before the new one is announced. To that end, OnePlus has stopped sales of the 5T before announcing the OnePlus 6.

Engadget reports that the stock shortage is due to higher-than-expected demand, and the company does not intend to manufacture any more  [Read More…]