Tag Archive: Users


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.

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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…]

Up to 87 million Facebook users’ data was shared with Cambridge Analytica

The social network also outlined 9 ways it’ll keep data more secure in the future.

It’s no secret that Facebook really let “you know what” hit the fan over the last couple weeks. The company’s been under fire for sharing millions of its users’ data with research firm Cambridge Analytica, and according to a post on the Facebook Newsroom, the number of people that were affected is bigger than originally reported.

Facebook had originally estimated that around  [Read More…]

T-Mobile parent company, Deutsche Telekom, will let users opt out of pre-installed apps

Software updates will also come directly from manufacturers.

For a lot of people, buying smartphones through carriers is still preferable over going the unlocked route. In addition to typically better financing options, most carriers always have some deal going on to help offset the cost of new devices. Unfortunately, as great as these two things are, carrier-branded phones are also plagued by pre-installed apps that nobody wants or asked for.

In a recent post on its official  [Read More…]

Fitbit is adding menstrual cycle tracking for its female users

This could have a huge, positive impact on women’s health.

During Fitbit’s recent press event in New York City, the company talked extensively about the new products that it’ll be highlighting this coming spring. A lot of the focus was on its new Versa smartwatch and Ace fitness tracker, but Fitbit also took a good chunk of time to talk about new female health features it’s working on.

This spring, Fitbit will introduce menstrual cycle tracking for  [Read More…]

Google Lens is now available for all Android users through Google Photos

Select Android phones will also be able to access lens via the Assistant.

When the Pixel 2 launched last October, one of its exclusive software features was Google Lens. Today, Google Lens is escaping the clutches of the Pixel brand and expanding to all Android devices through the Google Photos app.

To access Google Lens, simply open Google Photos, select the picture you want to use, and then tap the Lens icon that’s in between the trash  [Read More…]

Google Lens rolling out in Google Photos for all Android users, here’s how to use it

Google’s AI-powered camera feature is no longer exclusive to Pixel phones. Now all Android users can try and use it by accessing Google Photos.

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