Tag Archive: sending


How to block businesses from sending you messages on WhatsApp

WhatsApp’s business accounts are here to stay, but there’s an easy way to block them.

WhatsApp rolled out business accounts last year as a way to monetize its platform. With business accounts, companies can send you messages about everything from service updates, ticket confirmations, transaction-related information, and much more. The goal with business accounts is to move the conversation from SMS — where these updates were sent previously — to WhatsApp, and promote interaction between customers and  [Read More…]

Deal: Google is sending out promo codes for 15% off the Pixel 2 and 2 XL

The person whose code you use also gets a $ 50 Google Store credit.

Even though the Pixel 3 is right around the corner, Google’s Pixel 2 and 2 XL are still excellent phones worth picking up in mid-2018 — especially when you find a deal like this.

Google’s begun sending out emails that contain promo codes for 15% off the Pixel 2 and 2 XL, and they’re meant for you to share with someone that’s been  [Read More…]

Google Contacts gets shortcut for sending money with Google Pay Send

Rolling out as a server-side update to v2.5.

This past February, Google finally started implementing its big “Google Pay” re-brand. Android Pay became Google Pay, and Google Wallet was turned into (the terribly named) Google Pay Send. Now, thanks to an update to Google Contacts, it’s getting a convenient integration with the latter of the two services.

First reported by Android Police, Google’s slowly updating its Contacts app with a new shortcut for quickly sending money to  [Read More…]

OnePlus 3T on OxygenOS beta was sending clipboard data to Alibaba servers

Thankfully, this ‘feature’ will be removed soon.

There’s no such thing as a perfect company, and that’s something OnePlus learned firsthand throughout 2017. During just the last few months of the year, it was discovered that certain OnePlus phones had a root backdoor and that the company was collecting an exorbitant amount of user data without giving customers a clear way to opt out of it.

In the latest entry of this saga, a user on the  [Read More…]

BLU’s cheap phones found to be secretly sending sensitive user info to China

When looking to acquire a budget smartphone, most of us probably look towards Chinese manufacturers. But there are some US-based companies that also offer handsets at a bargain. Like BLU. The handset maker is relatively well known for its affordable products which rarely exceed $ 200. The phones seem like a good deal for those don’t

HTC is sending out invitations for a closed Sense Home 8 beta on non-HTC phones

HTC has been decoupling its apps for some time, and the vendor is now sending out invitations for beta testers to try out Sense 8 Home — the launcher on the HTC 10 — on non-HTC phones. The requirements for the closed beta include a non-HTC Android phone that’s running Android 4.4 KitKat and above.

Here’s one such email forwarded to us by a reader:

With Freestyle layouts and a Material Design look and feel, HTC’s  [Read More…]

Sending HTC your best selfie could help you win an HTC 10

HTC is looking for the best selfies around and if they pick yours, you might just win an HTC 10. The company is asking U.S. residents to send in their best selfies for use in an upcoming video, and will be sending an HTC 10 to a lucky participant.

From HTC on Twitter:

We’re making another “Selfie” video starring #TeamHTC. Send yours for a chance at a #HTC10: https://t.co/jmOCEUKBo7https://t.co/g7AeQxz8k5

— HTC USA (@HTCUSA)  [Read More…]

HTC is sending out a free USB-C cable to HTC 10 buyers

HTC has been sending people who bought the HTC 10 smartphone directly from the company a small but nice gift: an extra USB-C cable, along with its UH OH product protection plan at no extra cost.

Android Central forum members have been reporting they have been receiving the USB-C gift since May 28. The UH OH protection plan will give those HTC 10 owners a free replacement for their phone, if needed, for the next `12  [Read More…]

Samsung now sending approvals for free Gear VR with Galaxy S7 promo

Samsung has now started sending out approval emails to customers who took advantage of the manufacturer’s promotion offering a free Gear VR (or Gear S2 for Verizon customers) with the purchase of a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge. And while it’s been a bit of a wait for some already, the email indicates shipping times may be pushed back as far as this summer due to demand. From the email:

Congratulations! Your submission has been approved.  [Read More…]