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The Fitbit Ionic is (still) a better fitness tracker than smartwatch

If you’ve read Daniel Bader’s excellent Fitbit Ionic review from September you already know that the device boasts a bold (if polarizing) design, backed up by one of the best health-tracking platforms on the planet, but mated to a somewhat sub-par software build. After a couple weeks of my own spent with the Ionic, I can report that that set of attributes – and the $ 299 price point – has remained mostly unchanged since. 

What has  [Read More…]

Google says device shipments more than doubled in 2017, passed $100 billion in annual revenue

Google made a heap of cash in 2017.

Google is huge, and as you’d expect, pulls in money from a lot of different sources. The company just shared its latest financial report that showcases numbers for its performance in Q4 and all of 2017, and there’s a mixture of growth and loss.

Looking at Google’s total revenue in 2017, the company made $ 110.9 billion – an increase of 23% compared to its total earnings in 2016.  [Read More…]

6 essential Super Bowl party apps for less than $1

Throwing a Super Bowl party can be tricky, especially if you have a mixed group of die-hard football fans, bandwagon viewers and those who only came for the snacks and commercials. How do you keep everyone happy, entertained and fed? We’ve compiled a list of timeless apps that will help you make the most of […]

Top 5 reasons why Rootless Pixel Launcher is better than Nova and Action Launcher

Rootless Pixel Launcher is the best option available for turning your phone into a Pixel 2.

In the Android launcher space, Nova and Action Launcher reign supreme as two of the best options available. This is a point that I have no problem agreeing with, but even so, it’s important to admit when a formidable (and potentially better) alternative comes around.

There are a few different launchers that try to mimic the look and feel of the  [Read More…]

Google Play had 145% more app installs than Apple App Store in Q4 2017

More than 19 billion new apps were installed from Google Play in Q4 2017.

Apps are an essential component of any smartphone, and while this is an area that iOS was previously king of, that’s definitely no longer the case. The Google Play Store has grown and matured a lot over the past couple years, and Q4 of 2017 was its best quarter yet.

According to App Annie, the Play Store saw 19 billion new app downloads  [Read More…]

YouTube TV already has 300,000 users less than a year after launch

Hulu with Live TV has even more subscribers at 450,000.

In early 2018, Internet-based live TV services are bigger than ever. Sling TV acted as the catalyst for this market in January 2015, and it’s continued to grow since then. Google and Hulu are two of the younger entities with their YouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV services, but according to sources that spoke with CNBC, they’re already seeing substantial growth.

YouTube TV first launched in  [Read More…]

Less than 10% of Google accounts use two-factor authentication

Only about 12% of people use password managers, too.

As our world becomes more and more digital with every passing day, online security should be at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Two-factor authentication systems are some of the most secure that you can enable on your online accounts to ensure that only you have access to them, but according to Google, less than 10% of people do this.

Software Engineer Grzegorz Milka revealed this data at a  [Read More…]

9 tech gifts that look a lot more expensive than they are

Buying gifts for your friends and family members can be a difficult task – and all too often we spend much more than we should on presents that just don’t hit the mark. And if you’re on a tight budget this year, gift buying can seem even more difficult than usual. But fortunately, there are […]

Grab the wireless Yi Home Camera for $20, because some home security is better than none

Home security doesn’t have to be an all-out expensive endeavor.

Amazon is selling the Yi Wireless Home Camera for just $ 19.99 when you enter promo code V3Z6L6M6 at checkout to save $ 9 off its regular price.

The wireless Yi Home Camera features 720p HD resolution with a 111-degree wide-angle lens. It can also zoom up to 4X and has a 940mm infrared sensor for clear vision in the dark. It has the capability to send  [Read More…]

Fly this quadcopter drone for less than a Benjamin

Are you looking for a quadcopter drone but fear breaking the bank? Technology is wonderful, and some of us love it as much as we love food, sports, or even politics. And yet, technology, unlike those other loves, can cost much more. Drones are a new field, quite like virtual reality, and the need to […]