Tag Archive: Major


Google Maps’ major redesign is now rolling out to all users

There are also new features for finding the perfect taco place 🌮

Back at Google I/O this past May, Google announced a lot of big changes for Google Maps — including a refreshed user interface and a heap of shiny features. Today, all of that is rolling out to everyone around the globe.

You’ll know you’ve received the update as soon as you open the app. Upon opening Maps, you’ll be placed on a completely rethought Explore  [Read More…]

All major U.S. carriers give your real-time location info to third parties

The tech is provided by LocationSmart and seamlessly works in the background.

It’s hard to believe that much of anything is truly private these days. Between smartphones, the internet, and everything else, so much of our data and lives are on full display for various businesses to see. Recently, it was discovered that all four of the major United States carriers provide your real-time location info to third-parties thanks to a loophole in the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.

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Major update to Files Go brings search capabilities, Google Photos integration

Files Go picks up three new features, turning it into one of the best storage management utilities around.

Google’s Files Go is a lightweight storage management utility that’s packed with useful features, and today the app is picking up three new features. There’s now a file search function baked in, which will allow you to search for files on your phone. With Files Go being a Google app, that includes instant results, autocomplete, and search filters.

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Major SwiftKey update brings new toolbar, stickers and more

SwiftKey is an app that has risen to popularity by offering users an alternative to their native Android (or iOS) keyboard, designed to make typing so much better. Well in recent days, SwiftKey announced a major update, which is described as the biggest since the company was acquired by Microsoft back in 2016. Check out […]

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The benefits of a major appliance with Google Assistant or Alexa support

Better. Smarter. Possibly more annoying.

Did I leave the stove on? … What do I need from the grocery store? Is the washer done yet? … It rained — I’d better stop the sprinklers from watering. … Man, I really wish we hadn’t left the lights on all day. … It’d be great if we remembered to turn off the air conditioning when we’re gone.

Look, I’ll be the first person to tell you that not everything needs  [Read More…]

Qualcomm gets 5G commitments from major carriers and phone makers, with a few exceptions

Qualcomm is preemptively boasting about its 5G advantages — because it can.

Qualcomm today announced that it has received intense interest from worldwide telecom operators and equipment manufacturers, including smartphone makers like LG and HTC, to test its burgeoning X50 5G platform, which is set to be released next year.

The move from LTE to 5G promises to bring enormous improvements to speed, capacity, and latency in the worlds of fixed and mobile wireless service. It also  [Read More…]

Google+’s Android app is getting a major update for the loyal few

A “brand new” version of Google+ is coming soon with a lot of changes under the hood.

In the world of social networks, Google+ is, well, Google+. It used to be a fun place for talking to friends about virtually any topic, but thanks to unrelenting spam and users migrating to other platforms, it’s become something that I check a handful of times a year. However, for those of you that continue to be loyal Google+ users, big things  [Read More…]

Fossil announces ‘major expansion’ into Android Wear

Fossil Group today confirmed that it will have a “massive expansion” into Android Wear over the coming year. The announcement, which comes on the eve of IFA 2017, indicates that it will add new brands to its touchscreen wearables running Android Wear. See: Diesel’s first Android Wear smartwatch available for $ 325 Fossil already has five brands […]

The Samsung Galaxy S8 just got a major price drop on B&H Photo

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is not only one of the best phones of 2017, it’s one of the best phones ever made. The simply gorgeous Infinity Display covers almost the entire front of the phone while the premium metal and glass on the back and sides of the phone make it feel as premium as […]

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro review: A great phone with one major drawback

Samsung gets a lot of things right with the Galaxy C7 Pro, but outdated software and a high price prevent the phone from achieving greatness.

The Indian handset segment saw a lot of changes over the last two years. One of the key trends was the influx of Chinese brands like Xiaomi, Huawei, and Lenovo, which siphoned off market share from local manufacturers. Chinese brands now account for 50% of all handset sales in the country, and  [Read More…]