Tag Archive: Years


Folding phones are saving us from several years of boring slabs

I’m sick of the specs race. Make my phone fun.

A history of the folding phone Galaxy Z Flip vs. Moto RAZR Why your next phone should be a foldable Why your next phone shouldn’t be a foldable Our phones are our most important fashion accessory The clamshell foldable is the new ‘small’ phone Foldables aren’t the ‘small’ phone you want (yet) All the differences between foldable devices Should you buy a foldable phone  [Read More…]

Don’t miss any of this year’s search for the next American Idol

The search for the next American Idol is back on as the series has returned for its third season on ABC and 18th season overall. The format is essentially the same though and once again the show’s judges will discover talented voices from all over the country to see who can become America’s next singing sensation.

Singers Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan will all be returning for their third season as judges and radio personality and comedian Bobby  [Read More…]

New Chromebooks are getting longer update lives, but not all 8 years

I’m all for longer shelf lives, but please don’t make the wish the mother of the thought.

What you need to know Google is announcing several new updates for Chromebooks in education today. Among the highlights is a new Chrome Education Upgrade similar to the Chrome Enterprise Upgrade that debuted last year. Google also touted longer shelf lives for new Chromebooks going forward, but several outlets are conflating two claims in the post into inaccurately stating that  [Read More…]

Keep on track with your New Year’s resolutions with these apps

If you’re like most people, your resolutions revolve around living a healthier life and/or getting into shape. Those aren’t easy for anyone, but with the help of these apps, you can ensure you have the best chance possible to stick with your resolutions and come out the end of 2020 happier and healthier than ever before.

Keep track of everything Google Keep

Staff Pick

Google Keep is the all-in-one app for keeping track of reminders and  [Read More…]

Decade in review: 10 years of the biggest stories in Android and Google

These are the stories that mattered this decade.

Google Top Google stories of the decade Google Home & Google Assistant Moto X Roku Chromecast & Google Cast HDR+ Samsung Galaxy S7 Alexa & Amazon Echo HTC One M7 Robot Vacuums Google Cardboard Google Wifi Apple Apple across the decade Rene Ritchie’s product of the decade The iPad iPhone 4s Qi charging iPhone 5c iOS 8 Apple Watch Pokémon Go Nintendo Switch iPad Pro iPhone  [Read More…]

After so many years, MIUI will finally get an app launcher

It’s one of the most requested features for Xiaomi’s phones.

What you need to know Xiaomi is adding an app launcher to MIUI 11. Users will still have the option of using the ‘classic’ iOS-style app lists. MIUI 11 will be rolling out to various Xiaomi phones by the end of the year.

If you’ve ever read a review for a Xiaomi phone or bought one for yourself, you’ve undoubtedly encountered the ‘software shock’ that comes with  [Read More…]

With Fitbit in tow, Google still has years of work to catch up in fitness

This acquisition is the beginning, not the end, of Google’s work on its fitness platform.

Google just splashed a bunch of cash to acquire Fitbit, and right out of the gate it has a lot to say about what the new company will bring and what it means for Google’s wearable strategy going forward. The obvious assumption is that this will renew Google’s focus on wearables, and fitness wearables in particular.

Buying Fitbit doesn’t just magically make  [Read More…]

Get 3 years of Disney+ magic for less than $5 a month

Whether you’re a parkhopper or not, you can still take advantage of this promotion.

What you need to know Disney+ is offering discounted three-year signups with a new promo code. While the offer was intended for Disney Parks guests, the code appears to be working for all. The deal isn’t quite as stellar as the D23 promotion, but it works out to $ 4.72 a month way less than sticker price.

Disney+ is almost here and I  [Read More…]

Google apparently gave up on creating a ‘Pixel Watch’ years ago

And, no, there won’t be a watch this year.

What you need to know A new report claims that Google scrapped plans for a smartwatch back in 2016. It’s noted that the watch had syncing issues and other performance hiccups. A fabled “Pixel Watch” will not be released this year alongside the Pixel 4.

Ever since rumors started circulating about the original Google Pixel, a hype train for a possible “Pixel Watch” started moving along at full  [Read More…]

This year’s Android statue is signed by the dev team

Another year, another statue, but this one has special value for the folks that build Android.

What you need to know This year’s Android statue has been unveiled on Google’s campus in Mountain View. The newly reshaded bugdroid head appears in the 0 of the 10, but the rest of the statue is white. The statue is signed by Googlers who worked on the Android 10 release.

Statues at Mountain View are a tradition — though one  [Read More…]