Tag Archive: Months


Score three months of Mint Mobile’s 2GB plan for just $45 total

Pricing this low is hard to pass up!

Mint Mobile is no stranger around here. We’ve talked about them a bunch in the past, and even reviewed our experiences with the service, but it’s been a bit since we reminded you just how affordable your phone bill can be. The MVNO currently has packages starting at just $ 45 for three months of service that includes 2GB of high-speed data. That’s just $ 15 a month, which  [Read More…]

Get six months of Apple Music free with Verizon Unlimited

Verizon and Apple have signed an exclusive agreement giving Verizon Unlimited customers free access to Apple Music. Beginning on August 16th, Verizon Unlimited wireless customers will have the chance to sign up for six months of free Apple Music.

The offer is open to all new and current Verizon Unlimited wireless customers. Once you register after August 16th your six-month free trial for Apple Music will begin. With Apple Music you get access to a catalog of over 45 million songs ad-free.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review, 11 months on: Big, powerful, and due for a refresh

This phone doesn’t need anything more than a few minor tweaks to be amazing.

Perhaps it’s all of the similarities between Note and Galaxy S releases nowadays, but it sure doesn’t feel like it’s been 11 months since I published our Galaxy Note 8 review. But now, as we approach the launch of the Galaxy Note 9, here I am using a nearly year-old Note 8.

Before we’re all wrapped up in the hype of its successor,  [Read More…]

After using Chrome OS for four months, I never want to go back

If you still haven’t tried Chrome OS, now’s the time to do so.

Even though I’ve been enthralled by Android since the original Galaxy S Fascinate on Verizon Wireless, it took me until this year to finally give Google’s desktop operating system — Chrome OS — a proper try.

I dabbled with Chrome OS a bit back at my high school on education-focused machines, but I’ve never actually owned a proper “adult” Chromebook to get an idea  [Read More…]

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 series crosses 5 million sales in four months

The Redmi Note 5 series becomes Xiaomi’s best-selling lineup to date.

Xiaomi has announced that the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro have cumulatively amassed over 5 million in sales. Both phones made their debut back in February, and the Redmi Note 5 Pro in particular continues to sell out within minutes during weekly flash sales.

Its unavailability has led to a lot of consternation among Xiaomi fans eager to get their hold  [Read More…]

Deal: Get 2 months of free unlimited data from MetroPCS

MetroPCS is introducing a new special offer that will net you 2 months of free unlimited data free! All you need to do to take advantage of this limited-time offer is to sign up for a new account and make 2 payments on a $ 50+ plan. After that, you’ll get two months of unlimited talk. text and data free.

Here’s the breakdown:

Bring your number to MetroPCS Sign up for a new account and make 2  [Read More…]

Google Home Mini review, 6 months later: The smart speaker that should be in everybody’s home

Simply put, the Home Mini is the perfect smart speaker for just about everyone.

When Amazon launched the Echo Dot in 2015, it made a breakthrough in the smart speaker industry by offering all of the smarts of Alexa in a package that was considerably smaller and more affordable than its flagship Echo speaker. That’s essentially the same path that Google took with the Home Mini, and while all of the things it does are done better by the  [Read More…]

Six months later, Google Lens still isn’t great

I know it’s a preview, but I want to use this every day.

For a company aimed at being the knowledge graph of the entire planet, image-based AI services are an obvious thing for Google to want to get right. And for anyone using Google Photos over the last couple of years, you know there have been huge strides made in enhancing these capabilities. Facial and object recognition in Google Photos, can be incredible, and there’s a  [Read More…]

6 months after Pixel 2 launch, Google has nothing to say of its success — but hardware focus is bigger than ever

Other parts of the hardware and operating system business take the spotlight instead.

Alphabet just released its Q1 2018 earnings, and I followed along with the earnings call afterward to pick up further context on the numbers from Google CEO Sundar Pichai. The most striking thing from the call, at least as it pertains to us here in the Android world, is that the word “Pixel” was used only once — mentioned as an aside when talking  [Read More…]

First-timers can try out three months of Kindle Unlimited for only $2

Exclusively for Prime members, Amazon is offering 3 months of Kindle Unlimited for only $ 1.99. This would typically cost $ 30. The deal is only valid if you haven’t used Kindle Unlimited before.

This recurring subscription will cost $ 9.99 per month after your trial ends, so remember to cancel if you don’t want to continue your membership.

Kindle Unlimited gives you unfettered access to over 1,000,000 books. There are also popular magazines and audiobooks available with  [Read More…]