Tag Archive: Points

The fewest points of failure [#acpodcast]

In this episode, Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, Alex Dobie, and Russell Holly wax philosophical about the 5G, the Snapdragon 845 SoC, and why the Pixel’s AR stickers are the most fun you can have with a camera. They also talk about the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition phone and a few spoiler-free thoughts on ‘The Last Jedi’.

The crew also delves into Synaptics’ new in-display fingerprint sensor and the Vivo phone it is launching on. Oreo is coming to  [Read More…]

Google Maps’ Local Guides program gains additional levels, new ways to earn points

Local Guides in Google Maps just received a big update this week which adds more levels, and new ways of encouraging the community to contribute. If you haven’t heard of Local Guides before, this is a community-driven program that encourages users to update information in Google Maps by adding, modifying and reviewing places they visit […]

Google’s new Local Guides points system makes leaving reviews worth your time

Whether you’re a traveler or a homebody, the Google-led app rewards handsomely for leaving recommendations.

Google Local Guides were introduced in 2014 to help foster a giant community of local reviewers who just know where all the best stuff is. When you sign up to be a Local Guide, every contribution helps you rack up points towards unlocking other elements of the service inside Google Maps. Over the next few days, Google  [Read More…]

Galaxy S8: New report points to twin edge-screen flagships for 2017

5.1 and 5.5-inch edge screen Galaxy S8 models on the way, according to reports from Korean.

After introducing a more subtle edge screen in the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung might be doing away with completely flat screens altogether in its next-gen Galaxy S phone. According to a new report from The Korea Herald, both Galaxy S8 models might feature curved screens, at the same 5.1- and 5.5-inch sizes as the GS7.

Sources said the company has  [Read More…]

Moto G leak points to two variants

Thanks to a new leak today, we no have more information on Motorola’s Moto G 4th generation, launching May 17 at an event in India. According to the leak, there will be two variants of the device, one being higher-end than the other.

If the specs match up like they should, one model would have 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a 13MP camera with laser autofocus, while one would have 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a 16MP  [Read More…]

Leaked document points to free Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge promo at T-Mobile

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge technically launch on Friday. We’ve seen shipments for pre-orders show up early, and Best Buy has jumped out in front by selling the

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Samsung Galaxy S7 rumor points towards always-on display


here have been previous rumors suggesting that the Galaxy S7 could have an always-on display like we have seen in devices like the Nexus 6P and Moto X, and we’ve touched upon these rumors in our Galaxy S7 roundup.

These rumors gained even more traction when Samsung filed a patent for an always-on display only last week, and such speculation just received another bump with a rather odd discovery. If you look in the Samsung Theme Store  [Read More…]

Cricket Wireless’ new rewards program lets customers earn points for gift cards and more

AT&T’s no-contract subsidiary Cricket Wireless has started a new rewards program. It will offer its customers ways to earn and accumulate points that can be used later to acquire gift cards and more. The company says this is the only rewards program launched by a no-contract wireless carrier.

From the Editor’s Desk: Coffee and bullet points

There’s something about sitting on a porch with a cup of coffee that leads to brain dumps. Although that could be because I’m the only one in this house silly enough to be awake on a porch at 5:30 a.m. on a Sunday. Nobody’s awake for waffles yet. (Mmmmmmmm. Waffles.)

So with that in mind, here’s what’s been on mine.

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LG G4 Stylus and G4c bring some flagship style to lower price points

LG is bringing some of the looks and features of the G4 into two lower-end devices.

Hoping to build on the halo created by the LG G4 launch, LG has announced two lower-end devices with the same naming to come in underneath the flagship. The LG G4 Stylus and G4c are larger and smaller, respectively, than the G4 proper, but each one offers a similar design and features to the high-end device.

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