Android Pays joins up with Visa and Mastercard to make online checkouts easier

android_pay_visa_checkout_mastercard_masterpass_on_phone

Google has kicked off a new partnership with both Visa and Mastercard that should make your online payments go a little bit smoother from here on out. If you regularly buy things online you’ve probably used either Visa Checkout or Masterpass, or at least seen them offered on some sites. They’re both simple ways offered by the bigger credit card companies to quickly fill out forms and make purchases on websites with a single sign-in.

[TA Deals] Become an Android Developer with this bundle for just $19

complete-android-n-bundle

Want to jump right into the world of Android development? It’s a great aspiration, as making your own Android apps can be a ton of fun and even make you a ton of money. And today, we’re offering a practical way to get you on the path to learning everything you need to know about Android development. With this Complete Android N Developer Course taught by famed online instructor Rob Percival, you’ll be learning how to make your own apps in no time, even if you have no coding experience!

Details after the break.

LG V20 suffering from bad camera cover glass?

lg_v20_cracked_camera_cover_glass

As smartphone manufacturers continue to push materials and construction in hopes of one-upping the competition, the potential exists for embarrassing defects to surface. A new one that is cropping up in recent days involves the LG V20, the company’s latest flagship level device that they hope to use to overcome disappointment from LG G5 sales. Unfortunately, reports have started to surface indicating the glass cover over the rear camera module is prone to cracking.

Best OnePlus 3 cases

oneplus_3_back_whole_angled_TA

Over the years the designs of our smartphones have become just as much of a buying factor as the specifications. From crystal clear and shatter resistant glass to smooth aluminum finishes, many manufacturers have been utilizing premium materials in the industrial design to not only provide a comfortable handling experience, but to have their device stand out from the competition as part of its brand identity. With all that said, no one likes their shiny new smartphone to get damaged or broken if it drops on the ground, so most of us elect to put on cases to add protection and also contribute their own design flourishes.

The OnePlus 3 is a sleek phone with an aluminum build and a glass front that slightly curves into the sides and it looks pretty great on its own. However, as is typical with aluminum phones, it is a rather slippery device and using a case will add the grip needed to help keep it in your hand and the shock absorption if it happens to fall to the ground.

If you want to go the case route, let us provide some help and share with you some of our favorite cases for the OnePlus 3

Google Pixel subjected to torture tests

google_pixel_scratch_test

One of the themes surfacing from the season 7 premier of The Walking Dead is that it crossed a line for brutality on television. Fans of the new Google Pixel smartphone, or really any smartphone for that matter, may feel the same way about torture tests of the latest phones and could get uncomfortable watching the Pixel get poked and prodded in an exploration of its durability. The good news is the Pixel was rated as one of the best phones for 2016 when it comes to durability, at least as tested.

Syllable D900 Mini Wireless Earbuds review

syllable_d900_mini_case_opened_earbuds_TA

As far as headphones and earphones go, almost everything we use is wired. But, with some manufacturers getting rid of auxiliary ports, it’s worth it to start considering quality wireless earphones. Apple’s AirPods have caused a lot of excitement in both the Android and iOS realm, but they’re a little too pricey for early adopters. Thankfully, there are other options. Syllable recently launched something similar, and for a whole lot cheaper: the D900 Mini.

Join us after the break to see what these earphones are all about.