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Buying a new phone every year is actually kind of crazy

The phone that was great last August is probably still great this August — so is saving a bunch of money.

2019 has shown off some really cool phones. 5G is now officially a thing, screens are now fingerprint sensors, and paint jobs look a lot like magic. The temptation to pick one of them up is pretty strong, especially when we grab our current phone and see how it no longer has that new car smell.  [Read More…]

Nokia’s first Android phones will get an extra year of security updates

The Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and Nokia 8 will receive quarterly security patches until October 2020.

What you need to know HMD Global has announced that its first Nokia-branded smartphones will receive quarterly security updates till the end of the third year. The Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and Nokia 8 were initially promised two years of regular security updates. Sadly, the Nokia 6 variant sold by Amazon in the US and India will no longer  [Read More…]

Scribd deals give you a year of unlimited books, audiobooks, and magazines for only $80

We live in a digital era and we like our content on demand and where want it. It’s not just movies and TV shows, either. We want to read articles, magazines, and books in the same manner. We’re a society that likes to consume content on the subway, the couch, and at work.

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This $1 Amazon Music Unlimited deal will have students streaming all year

Let Amazon Music Unlimited supply the soundtrack to your year.

School is almost back in session, and Amazon is lending college students a hand this year with a new offer on Amazon Music Unlimited. Now, Prime Student members can add Amazon Music Unlimited onto their Prime membership for just $ 0.99 per month! This isn’t a limited time deal either; you’ll score that discounted price on the service for as long as your Prime Student membership remains active, and  [Read More…]

E3 is called more and more irrelevant each year, but why?

I’ve noticed quite different tones surrounding conversations about either event.

Regardless of tweet impressions, article hits about news from the event, and number of attendees, the general consensus surrounding E3 the past few years has been that it’s becoming irrelevant. Now compare this to San Diego Comic-Con, where it only seems to be bigger and better than ever with fans eagerly awaiting to see what’s announced. Not to say that people don’t look forward to E3 announcements,  [Read More…]

Samsung says its Q2 profit declined by 56% from a year ago

Waning demand in the memory market is putting a dent in Samsung’s bottom line.

What you need to know Samsung is forecasting a profit of $ 5.5 billion in Q2 2019, a massive 56% decline from the same time a year ago. The decline is attributed to slow sales in the memory sector, which is Samsung’ main revenue driver. Phone sales were also lackluster, with Samsung looking to the Note 10 to boosst revenue in Q3.

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Trump ban could cause Huawei’s smartphone shipments to drop 60% this year

The company may not be able to beat Samsung anytime soon.

What you need to know Huawei is expecting smartphone shipments in overseas markets to drop by up to 60% this year. Sales and marketing managers at Huawei believe international shipments may drop in volumes between 40 million to 60 million. The recently launched Honor 20 may be discontinued if sales are below expectations.

Shortly after Huawei was put on the Entity list by the Trump administration,  [Read More…]

YouTube Music is still missing so much 1 year after its relaunch

Buried under a mountain of bugs and absences, YouTube Music is straining even the most patient of users.

One year ago, I wrote that YouTube Music was a mixtape full of promise, with predictive algorithms that are scarily good and selection like no other, but today, it’s hard to defend the service when it is still missing so much. Granted, there have been advancements and meaningful features added in the last year, especially in the last six  [Read More…]

Android TV hits 5000 apps milestone, new hardware expected this year

A Play Store redesign for the platform is also in the works.

Android TV has struggled over the years to break into the mainstream with Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV dominating the TV set-top box market. While Android TV may not be the leader right now, new statistics show that it is on the rise.

Shalini Govil-Pai recently stated in an interview that Android TV now has a total of 5,000 apps and games  [Read More…]

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