Best apps for learning to code

Learning how to code can be tricky business, especially if you’re trying to teach yourself. And unfortunately while coding books can be helpful on some level, they’re little help when it comes to troubleshooting mistakes. Thankfully, there’s a ton of different coding courses out there that make the process a whole lot less intimidating.

Today we’ve picked out our 6 favorite apps for learning how to code, and each of them have a variety of different strengths. Whether you’re really detail-oriented and ready to dive into coding, or you’re a little more timid but know you want to learn, there’s something for everybody. With as little as 5 minutes a day, you’ll be on your way to coding in no time!

Wallpaper and ringtones for Moto G5 Plus available

Later this month at MWC 2017 in Spain, one pair of devices that will draw some attention will be new entries from Lenovo in their Moto line of devices, the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus. Both devices will target the mid-range buyer with the Moto G5, possibly marketed as the Moto G5 Play, being a less powerful variant. If you are a fan of all things Moto or just want to check out something a little bit different, a couple ringtones and a wallpaper from the Moto G5 Plus have surfaced and can be loaded up on your existing device now.

Justin Bieber leads T-Mobile’s #UnlimitedMoves ad for the Super Bowl

If you’re going to run an advertisement during the Super Bowl, you better make it flashy. The 30- or 60-second spots during the biggest sporting event in the United States are always meant to be memorable since so many other things are going on at the same time. People are in front of screens watching the game while talking, laughing, and eating. Because of this, it’s advertisers make the most of their multi-million dollar purchase by putting together big-budget ads.

T-Mobile, who typically runs high-energy ads throughout the year, is back again for Super Bowl LI with an ad featuring Justin Bieber, Terrell Owens, and Rob Gronkowski. It focuses on the history of the touchdown dance from the beginning of time to today.

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Samsung Mini Pay launches in February and will work on any Android running Lollipop

Many Samsung users in the United States, Korea, and 9 other countries will probably be familiar with its mobile payments service called Samsung Pay, but that has been the sole provision of a select few flagship Samsung handsets such as the Galaxy S6 and S7. Now it seems, the electronics manufacturer is set to launch Samsung Pay Mini in South Korea, a new pared-down service that will offer online payment services for Android phones, regardless of which brand it is.

Android 7.0 Nougat is currently in testing for several T-Mobile Samsung phones

Samsung has already released Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge but we’re still waiting for that update on the carrier-branded versions of the device. Like pretty much all major updates on a carrier phone, there’s a delay between when the manufacturer releases it and when the phone actually gets updated, but it’s a good opportunity to see which carriers are quick to get the new software pushed out.

Google, Apple, Microsoft and other tech giants pen an open letter to Donald Trump over recent travel ban

You would probably have to be living under a rock not to have heard about President Trump recently issuing an executive order that halted entry of Syrian refugees into the United States last week. The order has also temporarily banned visitors from the following Muslim countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen for a period of 90 days. As a result, companies such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, and others are in the process of drafting an open letter to Trump, both expressing the companies concern at his policies, as well as offering to help. Join us after the break for further details.

Sprint’s Super Bowl commercial ad aims to convince you to switch networks rather than fake your own death

Besides tuning in to watch the Patriots shoot the Falcons out of the sky, there are other reasons to tune into Super Bowl LI such as the half-time entertainment, as well as the advertisements that companies have spent big money on airing during the event. Yesterday we learned that the Google Home will star in its own ad during Super Bowl LI, and now Sprint is joining in with an ad proclaiming that there is ‘No need for extreme measures just Switch to Sprint’. 

Samsung Gear S3 Classic review: A great smartwatch if you use a Samsung phone

Despite many manufacturers developing smartwatches, the popularity and interest among users has been slow to rise. Samsung is one of the major players in this field and with their Samsung Gear S3 Classic they are showing no signs of slowing down. Starting now at $299, can this Tizen OS-based smartwatch compete with the other smartwatches on the market and entice potential customers into its ecosystem?

Benchmark cheating resurfaces with OnePlus and Meizu caught in the crosshairs

A few years ago a wave of cheating on benchmarks rolled through the smartphone community thanks to almost all manufacturers trying to obtain top marks on benchmarking tools. As the extent of the cheating was revealed and users became increasingly disillusioned with claims by manufacturers, the companies engaging in the cheating eventually figured out their actions were not worth the customer backlash they were creating. Unfortunately, some recent testing suggests this ugly trend may once again be rearing its head.