Tag Archive: Months


Google’s free Stadia tier is coming in the ‘next few months’

Google Stadia launched in preview form late in 2019.

What you need to know Google Stadia’s free tier is on track to launch in the “next few months”. Stadia launched originally with a $ 130 hardware price tag and a $ 10 per month subscription plan. Stadia launched last year to mixed reception, with the wonderful potential of the platform being praised.

It’s not much, but we finally have a timeline of sorts telling us when to  [Read More…]

You can now get your best photos sent to you by Google free for 6 months

What you need to know Google photos will ship you 10 of your photos each month. The service will cost $ 8.99 a month. Right now, there is a six-month free trial.

Users of Google Photos are starting to see an invite to a new service that will offer physical photos to your door for a monthly fee. The service is called unsurprisingly, “Monthly Photo Prints,” and it promises to send you 10, 4×6 inch matte copies of  [Read More…]

After months of delay, the Galaxy Book S is now available for preorder

Though it’s later than expected, the Galaxy Book S is now available for preorder.

What you need to know Samsung’s Galaxy Book S is now available for preorder. The Galaxy Book S is a thin and light laptop powered by an ARM processor. Release date/shipping is set for February 13. It’s available for $ 999

Samsung made the Galaxy Book S available for preorder today. The laptop is one of the first clamshell laptops powered by the Snapdragon  [Read More…]

Off-Facebook Activity rolling out to all users in the coming months

“One of our main goals for the next decade is to build much stronger privacy protections for everyone on Facebook.”

What you need to know Facebook has announced that its new Off-Facebook Activity feature is now rolling out to all users. Originally announced in August of 2019, it lets you see what information websites and apps share with Facebook. It also gives you the option to disconnect yourself from all of it, or specific apps and websites.

Facebook  [Read More…]

POCO F1 review, 18 months later: Still going strong in 2020

The POCO F1 has aged really well, and the hardware still has a lot to offer in 2020.

I’m incredibly priveleged to be able to use the latest and greatest phones, but the frenetic pace of the industy means there isn’t a lot of time for reflection. Thankfully, there’s a lull in the launch cycle before the inevitable flood kicks off next month at Mobile World Congress, so I decided to go through all the phones I’ve  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 3a XL: A review at six months

Google has never had a problem making premium phones. Since the release of the Nexus lineup, we’ve seen the company partner with handset makers to deliver high-quality phones and tablets, some of which were hundreds of dollars less than the competition.

These options were all the more enticing since they came with pure Android, fast updates, and years of support from both Google and a community of developers through custom ROMs and tweaks.

The search giant decided to take a  [Read More…]

Today, YouTube Music is where it should have been 18 months ago

It took 18 months of slow, gradual improvement, but YouTube has gotten most of its major issues worked out.

You might not know me, but if you do, you know that I refuse to leave home without headphones. Music doesn’t just soothe the savage beast; it makes me and my life better — keeping my energy up while I work, keeping my mind sharp while I drive, and keeping me sane as it blocks out the din  [Read More…]

Two months of delayed security updates for the Pixel 4 — what gives?

First the November patch, and now this.

What you need to know The December 2019 security patch began rolling out on December 2. It made its way to all Pixel devices, except the Pixel 4, which is getting it next week. Last month’s November update was delayed for many, and has still yet to arrive on some handsets.

One of the main reasons to buy a Pixel phone is that it’s the first to receive software updates  [Read More…]

Google Stadia Buddy Pass now live, grants 3 months Stadia Pro free trial

The player base is going to jump.

What you need to know Google Stadia is a game streaming service that launched last week. The Buddy Pass allows you to give a friend a 3-month free trial of the service. Those who preordered the Founder’s Edition can send out Buddy Passes now. Just head over to the Stadia app on Android or iOS and tap the envelope at the top.

When Google Stadia launched, the company promised that  [Read More…]

You can now get three months of Disney+ subscription with a new Chromebook

Chromebooks now come with a new perk.

What you need to know Chromebook buyers can now get 3 months of Disney+ subscription with the purchase of a new Chromebook. The offer is valid only for consumers in the United States. Users will be able to redeem the offer by entering the discount code in the Disney+ app after they activate their new Chromebook.

Ahead of Black Friday, Google has come up with a new promotion that will  [Read More…]