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Samsung’s Galaxy S8, S8+ BOGO deal is infinitely better than T-Mobile’s

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a Galaxy S8 deal you can’t afford to miss!

We’ve seen it many times before, and it will continue to happen. New phones release and cellular carriers offer these ridiculous “Buy one get one free” promotions to entice people to purchase them, but most of the time the offers are quite terrible and require you to change plans, get small credits each month for 24 months and more. Samsung  [Read More…]

More Android phones are using encryption and lock screen security than ever before

An increasing number of people are making the right decisions.

We like to harp on security here from time to time, but it’s for good reason. Many often have a false sense of just how secure their private data is on their devices — that is, if they’re thinking about it at all. Your average smartphone user just wants to access the apps and people they care about, and not worry about security.

That’s why it was  [Read More…]

The last year saw more than 82 billion Google Play app installs

Google Play sees a huge uptick in app installs in 2016.

At I/O 2017, Google’s VP of Engineering for Android, Dave Burke, revealed that over 82 billion apps have been installed from Google Play last year, a noticeable uptick from the 65 billion in 2015. Android itself now powers over 2 billion active devices, and is the largest operating system in the world.

Burke also shared details on Android wear, stating that 24 manufacturers have committed  [Read More…]

Apex Launcher is back and better than ever, but you should wait a while before switching

Apex Launcher isn’t back just yet, but that hasn’t stopped people from saying that it is.

Apex Launcher announced its comeback weeks ago with a May arrival date. Lo, it is May, and and Apex Launcher beta has pushed out for the testers to enjoy. But I’d hold off for a little while.

Hey, I’m as ready for another customization-heavy launcher to join the ranks of Nova Launcher and Action Launcher as anyone else, but after playing  [Read More…]

Moto Z2 Play specs leak, smaller battery than predecessor

We have a new leak for the Moto Z2 Play and this time it’s the spec list. Though it’s a good improvement all around, the downside is that Lenovo has considerably shrunk the battery this year.

Last year’s 3,510mAh battery is replaced with a 3,000mAh battery, slimming the 7mm body down by one millimeter and 20 grams at the expense of battery life. Though some might like this decision, 7mm was already reasonably thin and battery life is as important as ever.

Other spec  [Read More…]

Zagg’s sapphire-infused screen protector is nothing more than plastic snake oil

You don’t have to spend wads of cash on this overpriced product to protect your new Galaxy S8.

The term “sapphire crystal” may sound like something that’s incredibly protective, especially when you consider the fact that sapphire is one of the hardest nature-made materials on Earth. But things are not always what they seem, as proven by the latest JerryRigEverything torture test with Zagg’s pricey Galaxy S8 curved screen protector.

The $ 50 Zagg Sapphire Defense advertises that it’s  [Read More…]

Hacking your Chromebook is fun and easier than you think

It’s easy to make your Chromebook more than the sum of its parts.

Update April 26: This post was updated to make sure the information is current and the links were working!

A Chromebook can be a great purchase even if you never step outside of Google’s trusted environment. They are some of the best web machines ever built, require almost no software maintenance, and come in a myriad of different styles and price points. We  [Read More…]

Galaxy S8 pre-orders were 30% higher than Galaxy S7’s record number

People are turning out in droves to buy the Galaxy S8.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ have been received very positively, and it seems consumers are responding by opening up their wallets as well. Samsung has announced that pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ were a full 30% higher than the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge last year, which in itself was a previous record.

Tim Baxter, president and chief operating officer of Samsung Electronics  [Read More…]

How to fix one eye displaying darker than the other in VR

A lingering issue plenty of users have reported in VR is one displaying darker than other.

As the technology for VR grows and develop, there are going to be small problems that crop up. One of the lingering problems that’s been cropping up as far back as 2014 and has appeared on Daydream, Gear VR, and even Oculus Rift, is one eye displaying darker visually on the screen than the other.

Read More at VR Heads!

$10 Steel Man MicroUSB charging cables are stronger and cooler than your current stuff

There’s no such thing as having too many cables for charging. And, there’s also no such thing as a cable that’s too strong. Our Deal of the Day is a the Steel Man cable, a tougher than average cord that deliver fast charging to your phone and other devices. Priced only $ 9.99, the cable is […]