Tag Archive: Users


Best streaming solutions for Android users

NVIDIA Shield TV ($ 179 at Amazon) is the best full Android TV experience you can buy.

Note: This is from our newest sister site, CordCutters.com. Check it out — you might recognize a name or three.

You have options.

When it comes to streaming TV, Android gets the short shrift. All the love tends to go to Roku and Amazon and Apple TV. And those are fine solutions.

But for many folks — particularly those who  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ users can finally use ARCore apps

Google’s answer to Apple’s ARKit, ARCore is now enabled on Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.

The post Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ users can finally use ARCore apps appeared first on AndroidGuys.

Samsung just gave Yahoo! another chance to play fast and loose with millions of users’ data

There are three billion reasons why Samsung allowing Yahoo! apps on your phone is a bad idea.

In a perfect world, allowing three billion user accounts to be hacked would mean a business is forced to shut down and its assets shared with the victims. In the real world, it means the people in charge of it are able to sell for huge amounts of cash and the new owners can force their way onto your brand  [Read More…]

Twitter asks users to change passwords after bug exposed them on internal log

The bug in Twitter’s hashing process has since been fixed.

Twitter today asked all of its users to consider changing their passwords after discovering a bug that caused them to be stored “unmasked in an internal log.”

According to Twitter, the bug has been corrected and it has seen “no indication of breach or misuse by anyone” after an investigation.

We recently found a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log.  [Read More…]

Spotify revamps its mobile app, adds on-demand listening for free users

Free users are also getting recommended playlist creation and a low-data mode.

During a recent event in New York City, Spotify talked about a heap of new goodies that are in the works for its mobile app and free users.

Looking first at the new app, there are visual changes in tow for just about everything – including the search page, now playing tab, and more. The bottom navigation bar is also less cluttered, and Spotify says  [Read More…]

What does a potential T-Mobile / Sprint merger mean for wireless users?

Why do these two companies want to hook-up so badly, and what would it mean for us?

Sprint and T-Mobile are back at it again. The two companies are said to be working on a way to find the common ground that lets them merge after two failed sets of talks. The most recent failure came after Softbank, Sprint’s parent company, had concerns about relinquishing control. While many say that the downsides of any merging of the  [Read More…]

Is the Pixel 2 a good phone for former iPhone users?

Our forum members sure do think so.

Switching from iOS to Android (or vice-versa) is an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. Checking out a new mobile operating system often requires a big learning curve, but for some people, it’s one of the best decisions you can make after using the same OS for years on end.

One of our newer members to the Android Central forums is currently using an iPhone 6S, and they’re thinking about upgrading to  [Read More…]

T-Mobile fined $40 million because it played fake ringtones and lies to rural users about call quality

Unlike the Uncarrier.

The FCC has fined T-Mobile $ 40 million for faking connections to rural customers in Wisconsin, according to a release. It also inserted fake ring tones into those calls to make it seem like they were connecting and failing, even though no one was on the other end of the call to pick up.

The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau opened an investigation following rural carrier and consumer complaints that T-Mobile callers were unable to reach  [Read More…]

Yolla aims to help users make international voice calls on the cheap [Review]

Are you getting killed with international voice call rates? You might want to consider Yolla. The company offers competitive rates and great customer service. Click here for our full review.

The post Yolla aims to help users make international voice calls on the cheap [Review] appeared first on AndroidGuys.

Snapchat is resurrecting the chronological Stories feed for some users

Is this the end of Snapchat’s algorithm?

Even if you’re like me and don’t use Snapchat, you probably heard its user-base crying out in disgust and anger earlier this year when the app was met with a major redesign. Snapchat made both user-facing and under-the-hood changes with this update, but it appears to be pulling back on at least one of these.

One of the most contested changes had to do with the way Snapchat presented Stories.  [Read More…]