Tag Archive: Makes


PayPal support finally makes its way to Samsung Pay

That only took nine months.

In July of 2017, Samsung announced that it was partnering with PayPal so that Samsung Pay users could pay for things using their PayPal balance. This was exciting news for a lot of people, but it unfortunately never came to light. Nine months later, this functionality appears to finally be rolling out.

As Joe Kester noted on Twitter, an update that’s making its way to the Samsung Pay app in the Play  [Read More…]

Google Chrome now makes it dead simple to add emojis in Chrome OS

The shortcut’s also available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

If you own a Chromebook, chances are you’ve been infuriated at one point or another when trying to add an emoji to Twitter, Hangouts, an email, etc. You can technically do so by opening up the on-screen keyboard, but the process is cumbersome and not a great solution by any stretch of the imagination.

However, in the latest version of Chrome Canary, you’ll find a new shortcut that  [Read More…]

Tidal app makes its way to Amazon Fire TV and Android Auto

Available to download right now.

Just a few months after its Android TV app was released, Tidal’s announced a new app for Amazon’s Fire TV platform. You can download it on both the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, and the layout is similar compared to its Android TV counterpart.

The home screen showcases all of the latest Tidal content, and jumping over to My Collection will show you all of your favorite songs, videos, albums, etc.  [Read More…]

Alexa’s new ‘Brief Mode’ makes the assistant talk less

Rolling out to Alexa users now.

Amazon’s constantly adding new features to Alexa to ensure it’s as helpful as can be, but the latest goodie actually makes the assistant talk less. As part of a new feature called “Brief Mode”, Alexa’s responses are shortened, and in some cases, replaced with just an audio cue rather than saying “Ok.”

According to users on Reddit, they were first informed of the feature when normally interacting with Alexa. In one  [Read More…]

Xiaomi’s Mi Body Composition Scale makes its way to India for ₹1,999

Xiaomi’s smart scale uses 10 data points to accurately measure your body composition.

Xiaomi said back at the launch of the Redmi Note 5 Pro that it would bring more ecosystem products to India this year. I’m personally excited because Xiaomi makes a lot of great lifestyle products and having to buy them locally is significantly easier than importing them from China.

The latest product from the Mi Ecosystem series to make its debut in India  [Read More…]

Amazon makes it easier to find previously heard songs with Alexa

“Alexa, play Rihanna songs I haven’t heard in a while.”

Listening to music is easily what I use my smart speakers for the most, and if you’ve got one powered by Alexa and use Amazon Music, it’s about to get a lot easier to find songs you haven’t heard in a while.

Rather than opening up the Alexa app to see your streaming history to find that one Logic song you were listening to a while ago,  [Read More…]

LG G7 makes an appearance at MWC 2018 along with V35, new watch, and more

LG’s could-have-been flagship for 2018.

LG’s appearance at this year’s MWC was, timid, to say the least.

The company’s new LG V30S is essentially just a spec bump over the regular V30 with a couple small software tweaks, but apparently, LG had more exciting things to show off behind closed doors.

According to Ynet, LG had a working unit of the G7 (codenamed “Neo”) to show off to select attendees of the trade show. This is  [Read More…]

Alcatel makes new 5, 3 and 1 series phones official, topping out at €229 and focusing on value

It’s all about features for the money.

Alcatel gave us an early look at its new range of phones back at CES — comprised of an Alcatel 5 at the high end, plus the Alcatel 3 series and Alcatel 1 series below, all being pitched as providing great value under €250.

Now at MWC 2018, we have some actual pricing and availability details for us to go along with our initial impressions of the  [Read More…]

Traveling with tech makes everything more complicated

Don’t know when I’ll be back again.

I will soon be leaving on a jet plane, connecting to another jet plane, and then, a few days hence, a third, fourth, and fifth. Two weeks later, I’ll be doing it all over again.

Traveling isn’t a particularly pleasant activity for most people — the waiting, the scrutiny, the running through terminals, bags flailing, to catch tight connections — but more and more these days, it’s the packing I  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi TV 4 with 55-inch 4K HDR panel makes its way to India for ₹39,999

Xiaomi fans have been clamoring to see the Mi TV in India for a few years now. That moment is finally here.

Xiaomi introduced the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro in India today, but the brand isn’t done just yet: it is also launching the Mi TV 4 in the country. There’s been considerable interest in Xiaomi’s Mi TV range from its Indian fans for some time now, and the introduction of the  [Read More…]