HTC is working on removing the ads that mistakenly appeared on its default keyboard

These days it seems that we are bombarded by adverts everywhere we look, and while the experience can be irksome, it’s the price you pay for using a free service or viewing content on a website. The one place that you wouldn’t expect to see ads appearing would be on your smartphone’s stock keyboard, but it seems that taboo was accidentally breached over the weekend with some HTC users experiencing ads showing on the TouchPal keyboard that is pre-installed on some HTC 10 handsets.

Sony adds Amazon Alexa support to its 4K HDR TVs running Android TV

If you own an Amazon Echo device and a Sony 4K television (2017) with Android TV, you can now control your television by voicing your commands to Alexa. Thanks to a new firmware update for your Sony 4K TV, Alexa can control the power, volume, switch inputs, and change channels. You can even ask Alexa to play, pause, stop, or even fast forward your favorite show. 

LG will announce the V30 at IFA on August 31st

It’s no secret that LG is prepping to launch a successor to last year’s V20 flagship carrying the predictable V30 moniker. In previous months we’ve seen older mock-ups for the V30 turn-up, and most recently there’s been a CAD-based render revealed showing how the V30 might appear in its final form. As another confirmation that we are getting close to the real thing, LG is sending out invites to the press for an event on August 31st at IFA 2017 in Berlin.

Google Home update lets you play purchased or uploaded songs on Google Play Music

Streaming music via Google’s Play Music service to the Google Home is a great way to listen to your favorite songs, but if you aren’t a paid subscriber you’re restricted to music sourced from the free radio stations. Thanks to the latest update, though, you can now stream both the music you’ve previously purchased and uploaded to your Google Home unit.

The affordable LG Q6 launches with FullVision 18:9 display and Snapdragon 435 SoC

There have been a couple of rumors pointing to LG launching a mini version of the G6 in recent weeks, and the Korean handset maker has confirmed it today with the Q6 series of handsets being officially announced. As you might expect of LG after how it decided some regions would get the G6 with Quad HD DAC and others would get wireless charging instead, the Q6 series consists of the Q6, Q6+, and Q6α, each with varying levels of specifications. 

[Sponsored] How the Bumble BFF Feature is Helping Women Find Friends

In today’s dating game, there’s no shortage of dating apps. Singles account for almost half of the adult population in the U.S. For more than a fourth of them, dating apps have all but replaced barhopping and disastrous blind dates. Somewhat surprisingly, more males than females take to apps in pursuit of mates.

Women on a search for Mr. Right need a break. That’s where Bumble BFF and Whitney Wolfe come in.

[Video] Unboxing the Moto Z2 Play

Who’s up for some unboxing action? Our Justin Herrick has his hands on the Moto Z2 Play, a handset that features a 5.5-inch Full HD display, a Snapdragon 626 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. There’s a 12MP rear camera, a 5MP front snapper, and a 3,000mAh battery which is slightly smaller than the previous model. The design is immediately recognizable as a Moto Z device and it is naturally compatible with Moto Mods.

The Moto Z2 Play is currently available from Verizon although an unlocked version with slightly higher specs will go on sale later in the summer for $499. Without further ado, though, join us after the break to see Justin unbox the handset. 

[Deal] Amazon slashes the Echo price to just $89 for Prime Day

Amazon’s Prime Day is technically tomorrow, but the 30 hours worth of deals actually start at 9PM ET, with 13 countries joining in the fun. It’s the third time that Amazon is holding its deals showcase, which in previous years has produced higher sales than the retailer’s Black Friday promotion. Join us after the break to check out a sneak-peek into the sort of deals you can expect to see.