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How to send and request money using Google Pay

Bob still owe you for pizza last night? Send him this article.

If you’ve got an Android phone, Google Pay is the go-to app for all things mobile payments. You can use it to pay for things at stores that accept NFC, store your boarding passes and event tickets, house your gift cards, and send money to friends/family.

There are a number of apps that allow you to send and receive money from your contacts, but the  [Read More…]

Google may soon let you run Windows 10 on Chromebooks using ‘Campfire’

Campfire — Google’s version of Apple’s Boot Camp — could be just on the horizon.

Google was discovered to be getting Windows 10 certification for its Pixelbook earlier this year, and thanks to the folks at XDA Developers, we now have more details on Google’s vision for bringing Windows 10 to not just the Pixelbook, but other Chromebooks as well through a new service called “Campfire.”

Similar to Apple’s Boot Camp, Campfire will allow users to have  [Read More…]

There are still a few idiots left using the Galaxy Note 7

Please stop.

By now, most of the average phone-buying public has forgotten about the whole Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. That thing where many Note 7s had batteries that failed (sometimes dangerously), leading to a recall and replacement program, which was followed again by the new units failing just as spectacularly.

Samsung, carriers and local regulatory bodies have gone to extensive lengths to make Galaxy Note 7s unusable. It started with a software push that nagged you to  [Read More…]

Are you using a case or skin on your Galaxy Note 8?

To case or not to case.

Even though we’re less than a month away from Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 event, the Note 8 is still one heck of a phone. It’s powerful, has a gorgeous display, and features a design that looks just as modern as anything else on the market.

The Note 8’s glass back and curved edges on its screen are undeniably stunning, but they also result in a phone that’s not as durable as  [Read More…]

Save an additional 20% on your Prime Day purchases by using American Express Reward points

The savings just keep piling up.

We already know that we will see millions of deals across the world on Prime Day, but did you know that you could drop the prices even lower by just shopping with your American Express points? Amazon frequently offers an additional percentage off select purchases when you checkout and pay for part of the transaction using your Rewards points, and come Prime Day, the company is offering 20% off on a variety of  [Read More…]

How to send texts from your desktop using Android Messages

06Last month, Google started rolling out “Messages for Web” support for all Android users.

While Apple iPhone owners have long been able to use iMessages on Mac, Android users are only now getting a similar functionality. Basically, the new tool allows to send text messages from any web browser, so you don’t have to keep reaching for your phone.

Over the years, Google launched a number of messaging apps, but none proved too popular. With Android Messages, which is the  [Read More…]

Do you prefer using Samsung Messages or Android Messages?

From the forums.

Despite the popularity of services like WhatsApp and Telegram, good-old texting still remains as one of the most popular forms of communication for a lot of users.

There are plenty of third-party SMS apps you can grab from the Play Store, but two of the most popular first-party ones are Samsung Messages and Google’s Android Messages.

Android Messages is gradually being updated with new features to slowly turn it into a much more powerful  [Read More…]

After using Chrome OS for four months, I never want to go back

If you still haven’t tried Chrome OS, now’s the time to do so.

Even though I’ve been enthralled by Android since the original Galaxy S Fascinate on Verizon Wireless, it took me until this year to finally give Google’s desktop operating system — Chrome OS — a proper try.

I dabbled with Chrome OS a bit back at my high school on education-focused machines, but I’ve never actually owned a proper “adult” Chromebook to get an idea  [Read More…]

Samsung Health’s new ‘Symptom Checker’ wants to help diagnose your medical problems using AI

It isn’t going to save your life, but it sure could ease your worries when things don’t feel right.

The Samsung Health app is about more than just tracking steps and bike rides — it’s actually more than just an app, as it’s also backed up by some super-useful services. The latest to debut on the platform is a feature called “Symptom Checker,” which aims to help you get started with diagnosing medical problems you’re having and getting you  [Read More…]