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Samsung Wants You to Buy a Galaxy S20 So Bad, It Promises to Buy It Back From You in Two Years

Before the Galaxy S20 even went on sale, I predicted its high price would put a damper on sales, and due to the impact of covid-19, things have only gotten worse. So now to help spur sales, Samsung is instituting a new program that will give new S20 owners a 50 percent buy back guarantee. Read more...
Tags: Deals, Android, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, Galaxy S20, Now Thats A Deal


Apple Buys Dark Sky, Kills Android App and API

Android users have many reasons to hate on Apple, but the company just gave them one more: It’s taking away the popular weather app Dark Sky. Dark Sky announced in a blog today that it was joining Apple, and as a result, it’s ending API access in 2022 and killing off the Android app.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Science, Weather Apps, Dark Sky


Big Leak Reveals the OnePlus 8's Design and Specs Ahead of Launch

Recently, OnePlus has started hyping up its next big phone—the OnePlus 8. And now, a big leak has just revealed a ton of critical info about the design and features of OnePlus’ next flagship handset. Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Smartphones, Leaks, Rumors, Oneplus, Consumer Tech, The Rumor Mill, OnePlus 8, Big Oneplus 8 Leak


Android Apps May Be Snooping on You More Than You Realize

At this point we’re all familiar with apps of all sorts tracking our and sharing that info with pretty much every third party imaginable. But it actually may not be as simple as tracking where you go and what you do in an app: It turns out that these apps might be dropping details about the other programs…Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Privacy, No Surprises Here


Huawei's Flagship P40 Pro+ Is Pushing the Limits of What a Smartphone Camera Can Do

Huawei typically likes to use its P-Series phones as a vessel to show off its fancy new camera tech. With the loss of Google services, and a growing range of bans on its products in international markets the latest P-Series phone needs to be extraordinary. If the new features on the P40 (particularly the P40 Pro+) are…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Huawei, Consumer Tech, EMUI, Huawei P40, The Huawei P40 Is Here, Huawei App Gallery


Samsung Is Bringing a Bunch of Galaxy S20 Features to the S10 and Note 10

Now that new Galaxy S20 line has been out for a while, it seems Samsung is turning its attention to some of its older phones by adding some of the S20's new features to the Galaxy S10, S10 Lite, and Galaxy Note 10. Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, Galaxy S10, One UI, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S10 Still Getting A Little Love


These 19 Apps Will Help You Social Distance Without Feeling Isolated

Most of us are stuck inside because of the extraordinary circumstances we currently find ourselves in. Fortunately, self-quarantine doesn’t require a total lack of communication with the outside world. A few well-chosen apps can help you get on with life while still keeping your distance from other people—and a few of…Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Mobile, Apps, Science, Social Distancing Apps


This App Promises to Turn Android Phones Into Extra Nintendo Switch Controllers

Multiplayer is a great way to breath new life into a video game you’ve lost interest in, but if you’re in need of extra controllers to let family or roommates join you for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, this simple app promises to turn your Android smartphone into a wireless Joy-Con.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Gaming, Apps, Science, Video Games, Mario Kart, Controllers, Nintendo Switch, Gamepads, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Joy Con Droid


Google I/O 2020 Just Went From Being Online-Only to Totally Canceled

When info regarding the spread of covid-19 began circulating, Google decided to reformat its annual developer conference—Google I/O—into an online-only event. But now, due to the increased severity of covid-19 and resulting government guidelines, Google has decided to cancel Google I/O entirely. Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, Google Io, Google Assistant, Covid 19, Thats For Google Io 2020


Google Is Reportedly Working on a New Chromecast Ultra Powered by Android TV

While COVID-19 may have forced Google to cancel in-person attendance of Google I/O 2020, that doesn’t mean the company isn’t working on new gadgets to show off like the rumored Pixel 4a and potentially now this: a Chromecast Ultra powered by Android TV. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Android TV, Chromecast, Streaming, Streaming Video, Google Io, Chromecast Ultra


The Oppo Find X2 Takes One of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra's Best Features and Does It Better

Samsung just raised the bar for high refresh rate screens on phones to 120Hz with the Galaxy S20 line, but now, Oppo may have just one-upped Samsung with the Find X2. Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, First Look, Consumer Tech, OPPO Find X2, Oppo Find X2 Pro First Look


A Smartphone With a Behemoth Battery You Could Actually Slip in a Pocket

When it comes to making phones with prodigious battery life, it’s easy to slap on a humongous battery and call it a day like Energizer did for its dummy thick P18K Pop last year. But for people who don’t like carrying a brick around, there’s now an alternative in the Doogee N100. Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Smartphones, Battery Life, Consumer Tech, Energizer, Android 9, No Such Thing As Too Much Battery Life, Doogee N100


Phones Like These Are Why I'm Still Excited for a Foldable Future

We’re still very much in the early days of foldable phones. And while some gadgets like Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip have hinted at their potential, TCL has a handful of new concept devices that makes upcoming foldables even more exciting. Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, First Look, Tcl, Consumer Tech, Flexible Displays, Foldables, Concept Phones, Bring On The Foldables


Google Assistant's Text-to-Speech Feature Goes Live Today on Android

Back at CES, Google teased a new feature that allows the Google Assistant to read web pages aloud in more than 42 languages with just a simple voice command. Now Google’s Read It feature is finally ready to roll out.Read more...
Tags: Translation, Google, Android, Science, Accessibility, Machine Learning, Ai, Text To Speech, Google Assistant, CES Google, The Ga Gets Improved Text To Speech


One of the Most Beautiful Side-Scrollers of All Time Is Now Available for $3 on iOS and Android

Castlevania games are mostly remembered as popular titles for Nintendo’s classic 8- and 16-bit consoles. And while a version was created for the Sega Genesis, one of the most memorable and beautiful Castlevania games was actually released for the original PlayStation—and 23 years later, it’s now available on iOS and…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Ios, Android, Ipad, Gaming, Apps, Games, Science, Video Games, Nintendo, Konami, Castlevania, Castlevania Symphony Of The Night


How to Enable WhatsApp's New Dark Mode on iOS and Android

A feature that’s long been requested on WhatsApp has finally, officially arrived.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Science, Whatsapp, Dark Mode, Dark Mode Everything


The Best Apps for Getting Real Work Done on Your Phone

The debate about whether you can get serious work done on a tablet continues, but what about the even smaller computing device you carry around in your pocket? Apple, Google and Microsoft all make mini versions of their office apps for use on the go, and here’s how they stack up against each other—and whether you…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Productivity, Mobile, Science, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Apple Google, Office Apps


Google's Second Pixel Feature Drop Adds 12 Helpful New Software Tweaks

Pixel feature drops are part of an ongoing effort to improve Google’s homegrown phones with new upgrades and software over time. The first Pixel feature drop enhanced Google’s Call Screener, memory management, and more, and now Google’s second Pixel feature drop is bringing 12 new tweaks to the Pixel line. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Pixel, Consumer Tech, Pixel Phones, Pixel 4, Pixel Feature Drop, Google Pixel Feature Drop 2, Pixel Feature Drop 2


Microsoft's Dual-Screen Surface Duo Might Be Available Sooner Than Expected

Last year, after announcing its long-awaited dual-screen phone, Microsoft promised the Surface Duo would go on sale sometime during the 2020 holiday season. However, if a new report is accurate, it might be possible to get your hands on one a lot sooner. Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Microsoft, Smartphones, Surface, Consumer Tech, Dual Screen, Android 10, Surface Duo, Surface Neo, Surface Duo Could See An Early Debut


Android Users Can Now Link Apple Music With Shazam

Android users with active Apple Music subscriptions now appear to have the option to link the app with Shazam, delivering an integration that’s previously been available for Spotify.Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Music Streaming, Apple Music, Shazam


Android Users Can Now Use Apple Music to Play Songs in Shazam

Android users with active Apple Music subscriptions now appear to have the option to link the app with Shazam, delivering an integration that’s previously been available for Spotify.Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Music Streaming, Apple Music, Shazam


The Vivo Apex 2020 Is an Incredible Peek at the Future of Smartphones

Last year, Vivo’s fancy Apex 2019 concept showed us what a phone without ports might look like. But now, Vivo has returned with an even more fantastical concept device featuring a number of potentially major innovations throughout the device. Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Smartphones, Concepts, Vivo, Consumer Tech, Concept Phones, Vivo APEX 2020, The Future Is Coming


Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Review: Glorious Excess with an Excessive Price

Let’s skip past all the hemming and hawing. Between its huge 6.9-inch 120Hz screen, beastly specs, 5G support, 108-MP main camera, Space Zoom lens, and 8K video capture, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is an absolute powerhouse. It has practically any feature you could ever want (aside from a headphone jack), and unless…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Android, Science, Smartphones, Samsung Galaxy, Consumer Tech, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Review, Space Zoom


How to Get Your Android Phone Working As Seamlessly with Windows as iPhones Work with Macs

One of the benefits of going all-in on Apple hardware is that everything works so seamlessly (most of the time): Photos from your iPhone appear on your Mac, you can switch between the desktop and mobile when working on documents, video calls can be made from anywhere, and so on. A similar sort of integration can be…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Apps, Science, Windows, Desktop


The Dual-Screen LG V60 Might Be the Sleeper Deal of the Season

While a lot of other phone makers are trying to figure how to get in on the foldable trend, it seems LG isn’t quite ready to try its hand just yet. At least not in the same way. So like last year’s G8X, the new LG V60 is getting dual screens instead of a single display. Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Smartphones, Lg, First Look, Consumer Tech, Dual Screens, Lg V60 First Look, Lg V60


11 Best Features We've Found in the Android 11 Developer Preview

Android 11 is here! In a very, very early form intended only for developers. Features will come and features will go over the next few months, and we won’t really get a proper Android 11 unveiling until Google IO 2020 in May, but there are already some features of note to tell you about in the first Developer Preview.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Science, Android 11


The Xperia 1 II Brings Over Even More High-End Features From Sony's Camera Division

Even though MWC 2020 has been canceled, Sony is still forging on. Today the company is introducing a new member to its smartphone family: the Xperia 1 II.Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Smartphones, Sony, MWC, Consumer Tech, Mwc 2020, Sony Still Pushing Out New Xperias, Xperia 1 Ii, Not Mwc


Google’s Message to Huawei Device Users: Do Not Use the Side Door to Install Google Apps

Google wants to clear things up for Huawei device users: Google’s apps and services cannot be preloaded on new Huawei devices and are not available due to U.S. government restrictions. If users try to download Google apps and services through a side door, or essentially download them from somewhere other than the Play…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Play Store, Huawei


The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Is the First Foldable Phone Worth Caring About

With all the hazards and issues found on previous foldable phones, it’d be hard to blame anyone for writing off flexible screen tech completely. But that sentiment might be a bit premature, because with the Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung has made the first foldable phone worth caring about.Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Android, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, Flexible Displays, Bendy Screens, Foldables, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, Ultra Thin Glass, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review, First Foldable Phone Worth Caring About


Google Is Finally Making Android Apps Treat Your Location Information More Responsibly

Google has informed developers that it’s about to enforce new restrictions on Android apps that unnecessarily track user location data in the background. It informed developers that all apps in the Google Play store will need to have express approval from the company to collect such data or risk being pulled entirely.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Science, Privacy, Location Tracking



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