Is it time to renew your VPN subscription? You might be interested in this deal that will secure a lifetime sub to Hotspot Shield Elite VPN at a very large discount, which means you’ll never have to worry about renewing a subscription again. Read more
This weekend soccer fans in the U.S., including those traveling in from around the globe, will enjoy the start of the Copa América Centenario tournament. Capitalizing on this special event, Sprint has teamed up with Uber in a special promotion that will benefit the carrier’s customers who need to get to one of the event stadiums to catch a match. Sprint users who hitch a ride using Uber will get 50% off, up to $25, their Uber ride fee. Read more
Google has toyed with beta apps on the Play Store for a while, but now they’re finally getting in on the action themselves. Google Maps has been opened up for anyone to join the beta, which means you’ll get prerelease builds of the app that may or may not be 100% functional in exchange for helping Google squash bugs so the newer versions can go live for the rest of us. Read more
Twitter recently announced support for 360-degrees on its social platform. To start it off, Samsung will be partnering up to show coverage from the NBA Finals.
Samsung continues to expand the footprint for their Samsung Pay mobile payments platform with the announcement today that they are entering the European market by making the service available in Spain. This follows successful deployment of the service in South Korea, the United States, and in China. Besides representing Samsung’s initial foothold in the European market, Samsung Pay is also the first mobile payment service from any provider available in Spain. Read more
Facebook today announced a new update to Messenger. Over 1,500 standardized emoji is being added to the chat client to better reflect the changes in diversity and equality we’re seeing today.
Not long ago, Google changed the voice tone of its Google Search assistant. At Google I/O, the tech giant announced ‘Google Assistant,’ which will soon answer one’s follow-up questions, be able to play mini games, and provide users with more accurate and detailed information. A new report from yesterday suggests Google Now will soon have ‘character,’ meaning it will have a personality and a background story.
Although Google Chromecast devices are immensely helpful to content viewers who have existing hardware that need the support, Google is making the technology, Google Cast, that drives their dongles available outside of those devices. We are seeing more support for Google Cast built directly into televisions. Now Google is adding one of their own, in-house products, by making Google Cast available via their Fiber TV set top boxes. Read more
If you’ve ever used a device that skimped on internal storage, you probably know the struggle of running out of space for new apps. I’ve even run into the problem with 16 GB Samsung phones that only leave about 10 GB of room left to the user, and it’ll definitely happen if you play multiple games at a time on your phone. Fortunately, Google has a solution. Read more
It may seem like it has been around much longer, but Google’s My Account hub is only one year old today. My Account is Google’s tool to consolidate a variety of security and privacy tools in one place. During the past year, Google says over one billion people have used My Account to make use of tools like the Ads Settings or the Privacy and Security checkup tools. Now Google is announcing three new tools being added to the My Account suite. Read more