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These are all the durability tests Samsung runs its Galaxy phones through

Galaxy phones are put through the wringer before hitting store shelves.

Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones are among the most popular in the Android space, and as such, Samsung wants to ensure that each device it sells is performing as good as can be. To do this, Galaxy handsets go through a series of different tests and benchmarks before hitting store shelves.

The Samsung Newsroom (Samsung’s official blog) recently published a tour of the company’s Reliability Test Group over  [Read More…]

Go over the river and through the woods with these Pixel 3 car mounts

Nowhere is a good grip on your phone as important as in the car, where you’re relying on your Google Pixel 3 to navigate you through chaotic construction zones and rush-hour traffic, often at high speeds. Of course, you can’t hold your phone while you drive, so you need a car mount you can trust to keep it from flying loose through potholes and rough roads. There are hundreds upon hundreds of car mounts out there to choose from, but  [Read More…]

Bixby is now open to developers through the Bixby Developer Studio

Alexa-like skills will be offered through the Bixby Marketplace.

As expected, Bixby was a big focus for the 2018 Samsung Developer Conference. Kicking off the company’s keynote, Samsung announced that it’s officially making Bixby open to developers so they can create custom commands for the AI.

These “Bixby experiences” will be offered through the Bixby Marketplace, so just like Skills on Alexa, you’ll be able to browse through custom Bixby interactions that developers create so you can  [Read More…]

How to stream audio to multiple rooms through Google Home

Do you own at least two Google Home devices? Any combination of Google Home, Home Mini, Home Max, or Home Hub will suffice. Two of one, one each, whatever.

Did you know that you can create a multi-room playback experience where you can play music and other audio across the whole house?   [Read More…]

Shuffle through your Spotify playlists offline with the new $86 Mighty Vibe

Listen up.

Mighty has introduced a new-and-improved way to listen to your Spotify playlists offline. Dubbed the Mighty Vibe, this $ 85.99 gadget is actually a new iteration of last year’s plain-old Mighty. Unfortunately, that model was littered with issues such as spotty connections, an unimpressive battery life, and inadequate playback. The new version improves on all of those issues, and brings those improvements to a nice little black, blue, or red package. As you’ll see on  [Read More…]

Unreal Mobile now also delivers its cell phone services through AT&T’s network

Unreal Mobile is a new offshoot brand from popular MVNO FreedomPop that offers super cheap plans with talk, text and 4G LTE data.

So far, Unreal Mobile has given its users the option of making calls or using data via Sprint’s CDMA network. But this week, the company has announced it’s expanding and will start offering low cost, unlimited mobile and Wi-Fi services through AT&T’s GSM network.

With the new partnership in place, customers can now buy and use an  [Read More…]

Revised Google Chromecast passes through FCC

The Google Chromecast is set to receive a hardware update soon. This new Chromecast is likely to look similar or identical to the old one, but inside it will feature a better WiFi antenna and Bluetooth support.

The new device went through the FCC with the model number NC2-6A5B. The antenna is modified with a 0.5mm trim on the PCB trace resulting in significantly better performance on 5GHz. It also has full Bluetooth support, despite the previous gen model having a Bluetooth  [Read More…]

Deal: Get up to $70 off the Honor View 10, 7X, and 6X through July 31

You’ll need to register on Honor’s website for the discounts.

When it comes to high-quality, budget Android phones, one of the brands we often recommend is Honor. The company’s last few U.S. handsets have been top-notch, and while their retail prices are already competitive, you can now save even more as part of the Summer Sun promotion.

Now through July 31, the official Honor Store is offering discounts on the Honor View 10, 7X, and 6X.

Honor  [Read More…]

Oukitel K8’s big 5,000 mAh battery is put through a power consumption test (Promoted)

Battery life is a perennial problem for smartphone owners. While our handsets have become faster and more powerful over the years, phone batteries often last less than a day under heavy use.

That’s an issue the upcoming Oukitel K8 aims to solve. The device is expected to pack a large 5,000 mAh battery and should be able to offer great battery life. And to prove exactly this point, Oukitel has put the K8 through a power consumption test. See the  [Read More…]

App developers are going through your email, here is how to stop them

Never trust anyone when it comes to managing your privacy.

The Wall Street Journal reports that application developers, both mobile and desktop, are busy rummaging through the email of thousands and thousands of users with free accounts from Gmail, Yahoo, and Microsoft. The Journal rightfully chastises the companies involved for allowing this to happen then proceeds to tell us why it’s happening: because we said they could.

Of course developers (and worse, think of that last crummy  [Read More…]