Tag Archive: Year


Google pays Apple billions each year to be on the iPhone

Google pays Apple $ 3 Billion per year to be the default search engine on iOS.

One great thing about being in the Google ecosystem is that the company’s services are on the most popular platforms (sorry, Windows 10 Mobile fans). If I wanted to, I could pick up an iPad tomorrow and have access to my purchased books, music, movies, my keyboard, my saved locations, and browser favorites. Another way I’d feel at home on iOS is the  [Read More…]

There may be an LG V30 Plus this year

LG V30 Plus to reportedly include special features such as hi-fi audio and wireless charging.

The announcement of the LG V30 is right around the corner, and a report from ET News suggests there will be a separate model announced along side the V30. The LG V30 Plus is said to be exclusive to South Korea and will include some special features over the standard LG V30.

LG pursued a similar strategy for the LG G6, with  [Read More…]

Galaxy S8 Daydream rollout begins as Google promises support on 11 phones by end of year

As Verizon’s GS8 gets its Daydream VR update, Google CEO Sundar Pichai says a total of 11 Daydream phones will be available by the end of 2017.

It was promised back at Google I/O, and now the Samsung Galaxy S8 has started receiving firmware updates to enable Google’s Daydream VR platform. As spotted by 9to5Google, the update is hitting Verizon models first in the U.S., and also brings the option to hide the navigation bar — a  [Read More…]

Facebook announces FbStart Apps of the Year winners

Facebook announced the winners of its FbStart Apps of the Year – an event which celebrates the most successful apps that emerged from the FbStart program. Facebook designed FbStart to help startups all over the world build and grow their business. And this year’s Grand Prize goes to SoloLearn (available for Android and iOS) – […]

Get a year of Dropbox Plus cloud storage for just $60 with a bonus $25 gift card

Dell’s online store has a year of Dropbox Plus cloud storage for $ 60. In addition, you’ll get a $ 25 gift card for Dell.com in your email 10-20 days after your purchase. The $ 60 price itself is worth consideration because Dropbox charges $ 100 for the same plan from its online store.

Dropbox Plus’s service provides up to 1TB of storage. You can use that space to backup any file you want. Any file stored in  [Read More…]

An affordable Project Fi-compatible phone is coming later this year

Google’s experimental wireless service, Project Fi hasn’t been around for long, so naturally it comes with its fair share of limitations. Perhaps the most important one is that Google offers only a handful of Project Fi-compatible devices including the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6. But what about folks who can’t […]

Amazon Echo may land in India this year with regional language support

You’ll be able to converse with Alexa in three regional languages.

Amazon is investing over $ 5 billion in its Indian unit to turn the website into the largest e-commerce portal in the subcontinent. The retailer rolled out its Prime subscription service in the country last year, and introduced Prime Video a few months ago. Now it looks like Amazon may bring its Echo lineup to India by the end of the year.

That’s according to  [Read More…]

LG’s Second Year Promise gives the G6 an extra year of warranty

LG is making a big move to win customer loyalty.

The LG G6 has consistently been heralded as one of the best smartphones of 2017, all but erasing the negative impression of the G5 before it. Now, LG wants to continue that goodwill with a new program called the Second Year Promise, which extends the G6’s regular warranty from one year to two in the U.S.

While this isn’t quite like HTC’s Uh-Oh Protection, which acts more  [Read More…]

Deal: Switching to Sprint gets you free unlimited for a year!

This Sprint deal seems too good to be true, but it isn’t.

We often tease Sprint for its desperate attempts at getting customers on other networks to switch over, but this latest deal is a doozy, and well worth investigating.

Until June 30, 2017, customers on T-Mobile, AT&T, or (especially) Verizon get up to five lines of free unlimited service by switching over to Sprint. There are a few caveats, which we’ll get to in a  [Read More…]

South Park: Phone Destroyer for Android is coming later this year

Good news South Park fans. Your favorite animated characters are coming to Android (and iOS) later in 2017, developer Ubisoft announced during its E3 press conference this week. The game titled South Park: Phone Destroyer was created by Ubisoft studio RedLynx in collaboration with South Park Digital Studios and combines a turn-based battle system with […]