When Verizon introduced their newer wireless plans, there was some confusion on the state of the carrier’s two-year contracts. Now that the plans have been available for a few weeks, the carrier has posted some new info clarifying the specifics of the plan, including that existing customers can still get two-year contracts and contract pricing, just like they’ve always done. Read more
More photos of BlackBerry’s upcoming Venice phone with a slide out keyboard have leaked, giving a pretty detailed look at the phone’s design and keyboard. Aside from being a slider, the phone looks like any typical smartphone with a large touch screen, although it’s a little thicker than most phones on the market thanks to a keyboard housing. Read more
Earlier this month, Samsung launched its Galaxy Note 5 flagship smartphone. It includes all high end specifications and is currently one of the best smartphones you can buy so long as you’re willing to pay the cost.
At CES 2015, Razer announced the Nabu X as an affordable activity tracker. Its purpose upon being announced was likely to hold people over until the more advanced Nabu, which was announced the year before, reaches the market. On Friday at PAX Prime 2015, Razer finally scheduled a pre-order date for the Nabu along with a vague release date.
A partnership between the NFL and Facebook was inked just as 2014 was coming to an end. The deal supplied Facebook’s News Feed with video content from the NFL that included highlights, fantasy football tips, and news from all thirty-two teams. Attached to videos was a “presented by Verizon” banner since Big Red agreed to pay for all advertisements with revenue to be split between the league and the social network. The catch with those ads, though, was that users had to watch through the end of a video for “post-roll” ads to appear.
Now, less than one year after the partnership was announced, all parties have reportedly parted ways.
Amazon has rolled out a couple updates to their Amazon Echo home assistant appliance to help improve its usefulness. The first new feature that will impact the most users is the ability to play audiobooks and music from multiple Amazon accounts. Read more
You may think it would be hard to re-orient Wednesday from being known as anything other than Hump Day, which you probably say in your head using the voice of a certain camel, but Verizon thinks they can do that. They have announced they are launching a new campaign called #WhyNotWednesday in which they will offer samples of “the best of the digital world.”
It seems like everything is going Material these days and the ads that appear on your mobile device are no exception. DoubleClick, the company behind many of the ads that show up in the apps you use has announced their AdMob network and DoubleClick Ad Exchange spots are being overhauled with a Material design inspired look. Read more
When Samsung unveiled their new Galaxy S6 Edge+, they also brought with it one new feature that it’s smaller sibling doesn’t have. That new feature is App Edge, which is an expansion on People Edge.
Google is updating how searching for apps on mobile will look. If you search for virtually any app and add the word “app”, at the end, you will get to see this new grid layout above the normal layout. The color of the box is determined by the app’s icon. If you click “More apps”, more apps will flow down.