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Black Friday and Cyber Monday were record-breaking days for online shopping

Amazon announced Cyber Monday was the company’s single biggest shopping day in history. The company said the five days between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday saw millions more orders than during the same time last year with a total of 180 million items ordered. We know it was huge for our Thrifter Team as well, which had 24/7 coverage during that time.

So how did Amazon’s other top products compare to Thrifter’s? Suprisingly different! I think it’s obvious the  [Read More…]

Oppo’s two latest Android phones were cheating on processor benchmarks

The Find X and F7 are the latest Android phones to juke the stats.

The Oppo Find X and F7, two of Oppo’s latest Android phones, have recently been outed for cheating on processor benchmarks with the popular 3DMark benchmark app.

UL Benchmarks revealed this info on October 18, saying that the two Oppo phones were designed to know when 3DMark was running and then crank themselves into high-gear to get the best possible results. When a  [Read More…]

T-Mobile now says ‘encrypted passwords’ were exposed in its security breach

Are you a T-Mobile customer? Here’s what you should do to keep your info safe.

T-Mobile, one of the United States’ most popular and controversial wireless carriers, announced on August 24, 2018, that a variety of personal information was exposed for its entire subscriber base.

Any security breach should be handled with the utmost care and caution, and to help you understand what exactly is going on, here’s a quick breakdown of everything you need to know.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Watch could be the Android smartwatch you were waiting for

Turn the dial to 11.

Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch bears a striking resemblance to the Gear Sport from last year, but it’s refined in a number of ways that, along with the rebranding to bring it closer to the company’s line of Galaxy phones, could help it stand apart.

Available in two watch face sizes, 46mm and 42mm, the Galaxy Watch features an OLED display covered in Corning’s new Gorilla Glass DX+ glass built specifically for wearables.  [Read More…]

The Amazon Fire TV Stick, Echo Dot, and Instant Pot were this year’s Prime Day best-sellers

More than 100 million products purchased worldwide.

Now that the huge 36-hour event is over, Amazon is offering us a quick look inside some of the successes of Prime Day 2018. As we expected, this was the biggest shopping event that Amazon has ever had, beating out previous Prime Day events, as well as Black Friday and Cyber Monday when comparing the same lengths of time. During the 36 hours, Prime members purchased over 100 million products around the  [Read More…]

5 free Android icon packs we’re in love with right now

Icon packs in Android are one of the most easiest and the quickest ways of giving a unique look to your Android smartphone. Most of them are free and you do not need any special permission or additional knowledge to customize your device using icon packs.

The only prerequisite is that you have to install a 3rd party Android launcher that supports icon packs and you are good to go. However, there are thousands of icons packs currently available for  [Read More…]

5 free Android icon packs we’re in love with right now

Icon packs in Android are one of the most easiest and the quickest ways of giving a unique look to your Android smartphone. Most of them are free and you do not need any special permission or additional knowledge to customize your device using icon packs.

The only prerequisite is that you have to install a 3rd party Android launcher that supports icon packs and you are good to go. However, there are thousands of icons packs currently available for  [Read More…]

Instagram now lets you share Stories you were mentioned in

Instagram this week announced a new feature that allows users to easily reshare Stories that mention them.

The Facebook-owned company introduced the resharing feature within its app last month, and now the tool is getting an upgrade.

Now the latest update to the app brings the ability to reshare any Stories that mention you. Until now, when someone mentioned you in a Story, you received a notification via Direct Messages that alerted you that you got tagged.

If you wanted  [Read More…]

Instagram now lets you share Stories you were mentioned in

Instagram this week announced a new feature that allows users to easily reshare Stories that mention them.

The Facebook-owned company introduced the resharing feature within its app last month, and now the tool is getting an upgrade.

Now the latest update to the app brings the ability to reshare any Stories that mention you. Until now, when someone mentioned you in a Story, you received a notification via Direct Messages that alerted you that you got tagged.

If you wanted  [Read More…]

Google’s new YouTube Music plans are here — and we’re gonna pay more for what we like right now

YouTube is taking the reins for Google’s music strategy — and it’s soft launching on Tuesday.

Google’s music strategy has been fractured and confusing and falling behind for years, with Google Play Music being treated like an orange-haired stepchild, YouTube Music being ignored by some users and unheard of by the rest, and YouTube being a place where people of all kinds come to listen to music — both legitimately uploaded and not-so-much.

Google’s been amassing a  [Read More…]