Tag Archive: Months


Verizon’s Wear24 Android Wear smartwatch is dead after just 4 months

Just 4 months after its initial release, Verizon has already killed its Wear24 smartwatch.

No matter how big of a Google fan you are, we can all admit that Android Wear isn’t in the prettiest of places at the moment. Mainstream releases like the LG Watch Sport and Huawei Watch 2 never truly cultivated much of a following at all, and aside from these two entries, the rest of the space has been essentially dominated by fashion brands.

Verizon’s  [Read More…]

Google Home users will soon be able to get 3 months of Deezer Premium+ for under a buck

Back in August, Deezer added Google Home support for its music streaming service, giving owners of the Google Assistant-powered speakers the ability to play and listen to music by using voice commands. Initially, the new feature was made available in France and Germany, but US, UK, Australia and Canada were said to be due to […]

Get the Sonos Playbar with a $40 Amazon gift card and 6 months of Music Unlimited

Our team at Thrifter has a great bundle for you that includes the Sonos Playbar and some Amazon goodies!

This bundle from Amazon includes a Sonos Playbar, $ 40 Amazon gift card, and six free months of Amazon Music Unlimited for a total of $ 696.95. That price is essentially just the cost of the Sonos Playbar by itself, so you’re getting the rest of that as a bonus. The Music Unlimited service costs $ 8 a month for  [Read More…]

Lenovo Z2 Plus review: Nine months later

The Z2 Plus is still one of the best value propositions in India.

When Lenovo launched the Z2 Plus last October, it was one of the most affordable devices to be powered by the Snapdragon 820. The variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage cost ₹19,999 ($ 315), making it the go-to phone for those looking to find the most value for their money.

Nine months on, the Z2 Plus continues to be an attractive proposition.  [Read More…]

HTC throws in 3 months of Amazon Music Unlimited with purchase of U11 flagship

HTC this week announced a new limited-time promotion which gives its customers three months of Amazon Music Unlimited. It’s a pretty simple and straightforward deal; purchase its latest phone, the U11 from Amazon.com or HTC.com and you’re eligible. The promotion is only available for new US subscribers and runs through the end of September. Available […]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 review: 6 months later

The Redmi Note 4 has held up really well after 6 months of use.

6 months after its release, the Redmi Note 4 is still one of the best phones in the budget segment in India. There are plenty of options in this category — the Moto G5 Plus is Motorola’s best effort yet, and the Honor 6X is similarly great. Then we have the likes of Smartron, with its sophomore effort considerably better than its first  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S8 review: Three months later

This is how Samsung’s 2017 flagship has held up after three months of use.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are still top-of-mind for those looking to buy a flagship phone today, so it’s hard to believe they’ve actually been available for a full three months already. Our initial review was published on April 18, and I’ve been using the phone since that week. Naturally I’ve hopped around to other phones in that time, but continued coming back  [Read More…]

Bixby voice finally lands in the US three months after the Galaxy S8 launch

One of the biggest points of emphasis during the Samsung Galaxy S8 launch event was the newest virtual assistant to hit the scene, Bixby. Touting the ability to control your phone with only your voice, Bixby was supposed to be the next big thing according to Samsung. Heck, they even gave it a dedicated button […]

Deal: Save 20% off your first six months of cell service at TPO

If you’re looking for a sweet deal on a new phone plan, look no further than TPO.

TPO (The People’s Operator) — an alternative carrier that runs off Sprint and T-Mobile in the U.S. — is currently offering 20% off your first six months of service with new activations. You can activate a new number and a new device, or keep your current setup, to save on their 500MB, 1GB or 2.5GB plans. The best part is  [Read More…]

Just when we thought it was ‘slow’ … we have a few strong months of Android ahead

Don’t be lulled into thinking the year is done — we have several big phone launches left in 2017.

On the media side of things, we usually refer to the time after the spring smartphone launches as a “slow” period. Samsung, LG, HTC, OnePlus, Sony and others all launched flagship phones across April, May and June — that gave us plenty to talk about, but we also had lots of time to talk about it as we  [Read More…]