Twitter has recently been testing a Twitter Lite mobile app as a way to get more users involved in the platform, especially those in parts of the world without consistently high-speed data connections. The results? Actually pretty good.
Merger or no merger, T-Mobile is still heavily investing in their own network, and it’s paying off. They’ve recently crossed a milestone of over 920 locations around the US that support LTE-Advanced, and 430 of them support the trifecta of carrier aggregation, 4X4 MIMO, and 256 QAM.
Nest has been riding the struggle bus for the past few years, turning pretty much no profit and putting Alphabet in a difficult decision about what to do with the hardware company. Well, it looks like Alphabet’s plan might be to just squish Nest back into Google’s hardware division, ending the smart home manufacturer’s autonomous stint.
Cricket is well known for their aggressive pricing and promotions to undercut other prepaid carriers, but their newest plan is really something to take a look at. It’s a fully unlimited plan, including talk, text, and data, and it works with four lines for just $100. $25 per line for totally unlimited usage isn’t bad at all.
Anker has made a name by offering top-notch products at extremely aggressive prices, and they’re easily one of the most popular brands for electronics and accessories on Amazon. Whether you need a speaker, a charger, a phone case, or pretty much anything else, Anker is the first stop for many people.
For this review, we got our hands on the Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 PD. Yeah, it’s a mouthful. It’s a 20100mAh portable battery with an extremely quick recharge capability and a USB-C port. It’s definitely a little more expensive than your typical portable battery bank, but is it worth it? Let’s find out.
Google has officially announced Datally, a companion app to help you manage and control your mobile data. It’s actually been tested in the Phillippines for the past few months, but this marks the app’s global release to all Android devices.
2017 has been a crazy year, and unfortunately, we’re starting to see it bleed into the tech industry before it’s over. Andy Rubin is the next in the headlines, and he’s officially taking a leave of absence from Essential after some new accusations.
Google brought Android app support over to Chromebook awhile back, but not everything worked right out of the gate. It’s been a steady march towards increasing compatibility and extending the feature out to more hardware, but you still don’t have 100% access to every app on your Chrome OS device just yet.
With that being said, a major brick was put into place very recently with Microsoft marking their Office suite compatible with Chromebooks.
Black Friday’s out of the way, but Google’s still got a few deals to offer. Right now, for example, if you buy a Google Pixel 2, you’ll get a free Google Home Mini and a $100 Google Store credit thrown in. The Google Home Mini deal has been running for a while, but that store credit might tempt a few more people.
Light bulbs are one of the most common smart home gadgets, especially since they’re simple and relatively inexpensive to set up and add. They’re not all plain and simple, though, and that’s especially true with the Nanoleaf Aurora.
Nanoleaf’s futuristic panels go beyond just lighting your home and allow you to create moods and scenes that match the rest of your home. And, since they’re Wifi-connected lights, you can control them with your phone, automate them, or sync them up with other devices on your network.
Twitter is working on a few different ways to shake up their social media service, including longer character limits and easy ways to create tweetstorms. With a shift to longer form content instead of just 100 word jokes, you might want to go back and read some of the posts later, right? That’s why Twitter is testing a bookmark feature.
Google’s Play Music mobile app used a not-so-intuitive gesture that would allow users to swipe to delete songs out of playlists. The point behind the gesture was to make it easy to clear out songs, but many, many users had a bone to pick with the sheer volume of accidental deletions from the gesture.
Well, it took some time, but the good news is Google is listening, and they’ve touched up that feature.
We know you guys love expandable storage, so we know you’ll love some of Amazon’s Black Friday deals. Right now you can pick up some heavily discounted Sandisk microSD cards in several sizes, bulking up how many photos and songs you can stuff on your phone.
Samsung is no stranger to themed hardware. We’ve seen partnerships with superheroes and the Olympics for some really cool smartphone designs, but this year has more hype for Star Wars than anything. So, of course, that means Samsung wants to deliver a variant of one of their smartphones to cash in on that craze.