Tag Archive: Running


Android P beta program is up and running

Pixel and Pixel 2 owners can jump in and join the party today.

We saw an early developer preview of Android P just a short while ago, and now the Android Beta program is back and in full swing.

Open for Pixel phones — including first generation Pixel and Pixel XL devices — you can try the next version of Android with just a click instead of unlocking bootloaders and flashing things and the headaches that can  [Read More…]

Google Voice is running an open beta for Wi-Fi calling

It’s actually happening.

Google Voice received a long-overdue redesign in January of 2017, and this updated it with much-needed features and a modern UI. However, there was something that was still missing – VoIP.

After years of patiently waiting, it looks like our day has finally come. On the Google Voice Help Forum, Google’s announced that it’s running an open beta for Wi-Fi/data calling that’s integrated directly into Google Voice.

VoIP with Google Voice allows you to  [Read More…]

Running out of space on your Chromebook? Try these tips

16GB isn’t a lot of space. You might need a way to add more.

While Chromebooks are mostly cloud-centric machines, there are still quite a few offline packaged apps available. Sometimes, when you have a lot of those installed alongside media like music, video, and pictures, there’s not much room left. Add in Google Drive syncing, and running out of space is a real possibility — especially on the 16GB storage models.

There are a few things  [Read More…]

Don’t worry about running out of juice with Anker’s $36 PowerCore II 20000mAh charger

Power everything in your world!

Anker’s Powercore II 20000mAh portable charger is down to $ 35.99 with code Y18A1260 on Amazon. This charger normally sells for $ 50, and this is one of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen. The only price lower was a deal we shared when it dropped to $ 30 on Black Friday.

The PowerCore II has two PowerIQ USB ports for output and one microUSB port input for recharging. It can identity  [Read More…]

Google is also running customer surveys inside Android Messages — and not just on Pixels

User feedback or user annoyance?

A few days ago we pointed out that Google is running customer surveys in the Pixel 2 XL’s settings page, which turned out to be a pretty polarizing subject. Though it doesn’t seem like many Pixel 2 owners are seeing the settings page survey, some are seeing a very similar one pop up in other Google apps — in this case, the Android Messages SMS client. And not just in Pixels — this particular  [Read More…]

Google is running customer surveys in the Pixel 2’s settings page

Um, whatcha doing, Google?

Although Google’s been around since the late 90s, Google as a hardware company is still very young. The Pixel and Google Home from 2016 were the first two major hardware releases we saw, and Google followed those up this year with the Pixel 2, Home Mini/Max, Pixelbook, Pixel Buds, and more.

The Pixel 2 is an incredible phone that we’ve raved about more than once, but it looks like Google is feeling a  [Read More…]

Most entertaining running and walking apps for Android in 2018

Get fit and have fun at the same time with these interactive fitness apps!

Fitness apps are nothing new, but getting motivated to work out can often be the difficult part. That’s where the emerging genre of interactive fitness apps comes in. These apps use your activity to tell you a story, motivate you, and make your workout seem more like a game. There are plenty of them out there, but we went ahead and weeded through  [Read More…]

LG G6 spotted running Android 8.0 Oreo beta in China

LG’s testing the Oreo waters.

The LG G6 was definitely one of the most underrated phones of 2017, but it looks like it’s finally starting to get some Oreo love in the form of a beta that’s being run in China.

One Chinese forum user shared numerous screenshots of their G6 running Oreo, and while all of the text is in Chinese, it’s easy to see that this is definitely the Oreo that we know and love.  [Read More…]

Google Assistant is finally coming to tablets, smartphones running Lollipop get it too

Originally, the Google Assistant was a Pixel-exclusive. Then Google started offering it on smartphones with Android Marshmallow+ on board. Interestingly, so far tablets were left out of the equation.  But this will no longer be the case, as Google just announced the Google Assistant is finally making its way to tablets, but only in English […]

Amazon running deals on Echo Show, Echo Plus, and several other devices

We’ve seen Amazon offer some nice discounts on its hardware recently, and today the retailer is offering some of its best deals yet.

Amazon is now offering sales on nearly all of its Echo devices. This includes the Echo Show, which is getting perhaps its biggest discount ever. The Echo Plus is getting a large discount of its own, and that includes a free Philips Hue Bulb to get your smart home ecosystem started.

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