Tag Archive: Phone


This 360-degree camera snaps onto your Android phone, $79.99 (Deal of the Day)

Panoramic photos are really quite awesome, but they’re not always that easy to capture. Sure, some camera apps are helpful and walk you through the process, but it’s not guaranteed to have true 360-degree images. Our Deal of the Day is a camera that plugs into your phone’s USB Type-C or microUSB port and which captures […]

This $14 OBD2 reader can tell your phone what’s wrong with your car

Save some money while figuring out what’s wrong with your car thanks to our pals at Thrifter!

No one likes seeing their check engine light pop on, and it’s even worse when you don’t know what the cause of it is. Sure, there are some places that will scan your car for free to tell you what’s up, but most of them charge for the service. Stop throwing money away having your car scanned, and start doing it  [Read More…]

The first water-resistant BlackBerry phone is coming this October, sans keyboard

Fans of BlackBerry handsets, listen to this! TCL – the company in charge of manufacturing BlackBerry phones now – recently confirmed to Engadget that a new all-touch BlackBerry handset is coming soon (that means no QWERTY keyboard included). The upcoming phone will mark a first for the company – as it is going to sport […]

Popular cell phone plans you should avoid

There is a phone plan to fit everyone. There are also plans that won’t fit you.

There is an endless number of different phone plans to choose from. While that means there are some that will fit your lifestyle well and be just what you need, there will also be a few you should avoid. And since each of us is different, it’s impossible to just say don’t buy this or don’t buy that.

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Google Maps makes it easier to find parking with your phone

It’s hard enough getting where you want to go, but parking, once you get there, can be a trial in and of itself.

Public parking near most destinations in big cities isn’t exactly easy to find, and chances are unless you put the parking as your destination, you’re probably not lined up properly to get into it once Google Maps cheerfully states You Have Arrived. Google Maps knows that’s a big frustration and it’s starting to show parking around  [Read More…]

FYI: Verizon certification for the Essential Phone is not yet complete

After much delay, Andy Rubin’s long awaited Essential Phone has finally started shipping out to customers who pre-ordered it. However, at this time only the Black model is being sent out. And there’s another caveat to conisder, one might put a damper on the whole Essential experience from the get-go. You see, while the Essential […]

Essential Phone orders are ACTUALLY now shipping out

Essential said that devices were being shipped as of August 25th and some people even received shipping numbers but clicking the link returned an error. It seems that the Essential phone is now actually shipping out according to a number of forums. It does appear that this is only for devices ordered directly through the […]

Essential Phone orders are finally shipping, for real this time

Now we can turn our focus to the actual phone, right?

Facing a few days of shipping delays late list week, Essential said that shipments of its new phone were finally heading out the door on Aug 25 — but now, it seems like that’s actually happening today. Looking at threads both on our own Android Central forums and the popular XDA forums, people are starting to actually receive tracking numbers for their phones — though at first it  [Read More…]

Essential Phone has started shipping to buyers

Nearly three months after its debut, the Essential Phone is finally starting to make its way to consumers.

Essential has announced that it’s now starting to ship the Essential Phone. If you’ve ordered a unit, you should watch your inbox for an email that includes your tracking formation.

We’re beginning to ship Essential Phone! Please look out for an e-mail today with tracking info. We appreciate everyone’s patience!

— Essential (@essential) August 25, 2017

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The long-awaited Essential Phone is finally shipping

For those patiently waiting for the Essential Phone, your wait is finally over. It may be almost 90 days overdue but the Essential Phone is now starting to ship. The device has hit a few bumps along the way but that can be expected for any new company releasing its first device. Andy Ruben, the […]