Google is partnering with DonorsChoose.org to help support 6.4 million special needs children within the United States education system. As a result of this partnership, Google is planning on giving up to $1 million towards special needs education projects.
While some manufacturers compromise battery life in their efforts to produce the thinnest handset, it seems that Xiaomi didn’t receive that particular memo. Instead, the Chinese manufacturer has managed to cram a 4,000mAh battery into it’s latest smartphone that is just 8.65mm at its thickest point. The handset in question is the newly announced Redmi Note 3 which is available in 2 variants. Join us after the break for the specifications and price(s). Read more
In recent times, most Cyanogen related news has been about which new handset will sport the alternative Android operating system, but today the Cyanogen team has announced the availability of CM13 nightlies for a selection of devices. As you might already know, CM13 is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and the term ‘nightlies’ is basically a euphemism for betas. Read more
Sprint is preparing some great Black Friday deals for new and existing customers, and you’ll get more than just a smartphone with what the carrier is planning. Read more
Many criticize OnePlus for its invite system; however, during Black Friday and through the rest of the weekend, anyone will be able to purchase the OnePlus 2 without an invitation.
ZTE today announced that its Cyber Monday sale starts today and will last through November 30. The company sells off-contract smartphones at very low prices already, and with this ongoing sale, those low prices get even sweeter.
In 2015, Samsung’s flagship experienced a lot changes. The company ditched plastic, faux leather, and other funky materials for premium metal and glass. The design of the Galaxy S6 is unlike anything Samsung has ever released, especially considering it lacks a microSD card slot. Samsung instead told consumers that they’d have to either play within the limits of their device’s internal storage or look to the cloud for help. Even the most loyal consumers were disheartened by Samsung’s decision and forced themselves to either keep their current device or search for an alternative. To those people, there is now good news.
Samsung is reportedly considering bringing back the microSD card slot for the Galaxy S7.
Samsung today announced that it’s adding support for eight additional credit and debit card issuers to its mobile payment system, including Chase. As a result, users will now be able to use Samsung Pay to pay with eligible Chase Visa debit, credit, and Liquid cards.
It’s not shocking to hear that Android applications consume a lot of data, but you might be surprised to hear that much of that data isn’t necessary. A group of MIT researchers have revealed that a large amount of the hidden data found in the 500 most popular Android apps isn’t necessary to the applications overall functionality.
So. Star Wars. The new film (The Force Awakens) is being released next month, and the excitement is ramping up quite nicely. As I was never a fan of George Lucas’s sequel prequels, I can’t wait to see the old (and I do mean old) gang back together. There’s tons of merchandising available already, along with games on all sorts of platforms (check out Brad’s review of Star Wars: Uprising here), and now Google is getting in on the act allowing fans to choose the light, or go over to the dark side. Read more