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Android Pie update tracker (HTC, Essential, Sony, Xiaomi and more!)

Last week, Google pushed out the newest version of Android called Pie. The update brings plenty of exciting new features and updates to play with, so naturally, users are quite eager to try them out for themselves.

But the big question following almost every major Android release each year is: will my phone get it? And when?

Well to cut through some of the speculation and uncertainty, some OEMs have already released statements promising the Android 9.0 Pie update for  [Read More…]

Android Pie update tracker (HTC, Essential, Sony, Xiaomi and more!)

Last week, Google pushed out the newest version of Android called Pie. The update brings plenty of exciting new features and updates to play with, so naturally, users are quite eager to try them out for themselves.

But the big question following almost every major Android release each year is: will my phone get it? And when?

Well to cut through some of the speculation and uncertainty, some OEMs have already released statements promising the Android 9.0 Pie update for  [Read More…]

Samsung’s new SmartThings Wifi, hub and sensors smarten things up even more

The new Samsung SmartThings Wifi, Hub and Sensors.

Mesh networking, a new hub and sensors round out the company’s connected home aspirations.

Samsung today announced a revamp of its mesh networking system, featuring the new SmarThings Wifi system, plus a new SmartThings hub and sensors.

The SmartThings Wifi system uses the smarts of Plume (which Samsung previously invested in) to keep everything talking to each other as quickly as possible. Each Wifi router covers 1,500 square  [Read More…]

Samsung DeX review, 2018 edition: More productive, but still problematic

DeX has come a long way, but there’s still some work to be done.

When Samsung DeX debuted in early 2017 it was… not great. The idea had been tried by Microsoft and Motorola before them, and it sounds good on paper: you already own a phone, so why not expand it into a desktop to be more productive?

Again, that sounds great on paper, but it’s a wildly different experience when the rubber meets the road.  [Read More…]

The new Michael Kors Runway Wear OS watches have arrived with NFC, GPS, and more

Michael Kors has just brought their new Wear OS watch Runway to life with NFC, GPS, a heart rate monitor, and up to 5ATM water resistance. Thanks to the GPS, heart rate monitor, and up to 5ATM water resistance this fashionable watch will also work for the fitness buffs out there. For those of you who don’t know, 5ATM water resistance ensures that the new Runway watch is not only waterproof but smimproof as well.

Michael Kors Runway watch comes in one  [Read More…]

Find out more about your heritage with the $59 AncestryDNA Genetic Test kit

Explore your roots.

AncestryDNA’s genetic testing kit is a fantastic way to learn more your family and where you come from, and it’s currently on sale with a $ 40 discount at Amazon. The kit regularly sells for $ 99 when it’s not discounted, which is still really a worthwhile fee when you consider what the service is offering. AncestryDNA’s website is also offering this discount.

This genetic testing kit uses your saliva to collect and analyze  [Read More…]

Google Play Store shrunk down app size by up to 65%, so you can install more on your device

You’ve might have noticed there’s a trend of Lite apps for Android devices. In recent times, a handful of major apps have released stripped-down, barebones alternatives to their original apps. These Lite versions allow users to save space on your phone because they weight next to nothing. They are also a lot faster to download.

At the same time, Google is also striving to cut the size of regular apps, in order to allow users to keep more on their  [Read More…]

Fortnite available to more than just the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 at launch

The guys over at SamMobile have discovered that Fortnite isn’t just exclusive to the Galaxy Note 9. Apparently, it’ll be available to all Samsung Flagships, starting with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Tab S3, on up.

SamMobile confirmed it to be working on the Note 8 and S9+, though both devices featured lower graphics settings and a lower frame-rate than we’d expect to see on the Note 9.

To install it, hit this link in your Galaxy device’s browser and  [Read More…]

Roku gives its users even more free shows — even if you don’t have a device

And you don’t even need a Roku box or stick to watch it.

The new “Featured Free” section on Roku’s home pages will roll out to users starting today.

Roku today announced its earnings for the second quarter of 2018. From the company’s letter to shareholders:

Roku delivered particularly strong Q2 2018 financial results. Robust active account growth expanded the reach and scale of our TV streaming platform, while at the same time Roku captured a  [Read More…]

JBL Xtreme 2 review: Plenty of power for your summer and more

The JBL Xtreme 2 is the follow up to the initial JBL Xtreme speaker that sits in between the JBL Flip and JBL Boombox series of Bluetooth speakers.

The JBL Xtreme 2 is for consumers who want something more powerful than the JBL Flip speaker but not quite as large or expensive as the JBL Boombox. JBL was kind enough to provide us with one for review, so keep reading to see how it stands up and if it’s the  [Read More…]