Good news for Pixel and Nexus owners; Google’s January factory images are now available for you to load up. This is the first security update since Android Oreo 8.1 rolled out last month that brought over some newer features to older Pixel devices, but also enhanced burn-in protection on the Pixel 2 and squashed some […]
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Two patent applications published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office give us a peek into what kind of mobile device charging options Apple may be giving us in the future. As VentureBeat reports, the two applications were both filed in June t…
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LG has announced a new branding initiative for their AI and smart home products and services, and they’re going with ThinQ for the name. It doesn’t really mean we’re going to see any completely new products come from this, but instead you’ll start to see the name being used for things like AI products from […]
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Although overshadowed by smart speaker hardware like Google Home and Amazon Echo devices, manufacturers like Google and Amazon first started deploying apps to go along with content on their hardware via the television and their streaming devices like the Chromecast or Fire TV boxes. While it may not seem like the most intuitive app to […]
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If you've been looking for a way to browse the web on your Amazon Fire TV, now's the time. The company has just released its Silk Browser for its media gadgets, making it compatible with the first and second generation Fire TVs, the second generation…
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If you’re in the market for just about anything, you’ll want to check out Tomtop. They offer a little bit of everything, from electronics and gadgets to clothes and musical instruments. Whatever it is you’re shopping for, whether that’s a present for someone else, something for your house, or just a new device to play […]
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Xiaomi has slowly been working to expand itself to be a global competitor in the smartphone market. Thus far the company’s reach has been limited to the Chinese and Indian markets, though Xiaomi has been very successful in both. At a launch event, the company revealed their initial steps into the European market. They will […]
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Alcatel has taken the wraps off a pair of new phones at IFA this year, both of which sit squarely in the budget category of the market. The Idol 5 and A7 both aim to offer a solid device with a few neat tricks, all without breaking the bank. The Idol 5 is the more […]
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Yesterday Google announced a new certification they are rolling out for the Android device market. Called Google Play Protect, Google says the new certification is available for Android device manufacturers. To obtain the certification, manufacturers will have to be willing to submit their devices to a battery of compatibility tests designed to ensure they adhere […]
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ASUS may not be one of the usual names you think of when shopping for your next smartphone, but that has not kept the company from continuing to churn out the models and maintaining a decent presence throughout all levels of the market. Today at a launch event the company revealed several new devices comprising […]
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It’s the start of the month, and that means a software update will be rolling out to Pixel and Nexus devices to benefit security. Google’s fixes were started on July 1 and completed on July 5. Here’s the biggest upgrade for the July 2017 security patch level: “The most severe of these issues is a […]
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Although Roku seems to consistently fly under the radar in the video casting market while Google’s Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV devices seem to generate the most industry buzz, Roku is a leader in the space with millions of units being used by consumers. That likely made things uncomfortable for AT&T when they launched their […]
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Garmin has kicked off its Connect IQ Developer Summit, and one of the more noteworthy announcements to come out of the conference is about the company’s new partnership with Samsung SmartThings automation.
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AT&T is adding a pair of new plans to its prepaid lineup, offering more value for budget-conscious customers. Well, one plan is new, at least; the other is actually just an upgrade of one of their previous GoPhone data plans. If you don’t care about unlimited data, AT&T’s $ 40 smartphone plan now comes with 6GB […]
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Amazon is getting ready to launch either one or a handful of new Alexa devices with some new features that’ll truly improve your smart home setup. This new Alexa device will allow owners to initiate phones call through a voice command. And, this Alexa device could have a sort-of intercom setup. It’ll let people talk […]
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Move over Touch ID! Tapdo is a wearable fingerprint sensor that lets you map a variety of shortcuts for your different smart devices to various parts of your hand. Here’s how it works.
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Mobile and wearable accessory vendor Nomad is offering free chargers for Pebble owners after Pebble announced it was shutting down due to an acquisition by Fitbit. Nomad’s chargers were supposed to sell for $ 15.
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Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a smart new system called CapCam, which lets users pair mobile devices with other touchscreens simply by pressing them together.
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A South Carolina Representative proposed a change to the state’s Human Trafficking Prevention Act requiring porn-blocking software to be installed on new, internet-connected devices. Owners will be required to pay a fee to deactivate the block.
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Synaptics has taken the wraps off of its latest and greatest fingerprint sensor — one that will put 2016’s sensors to shame. Why? Well, for starters, it can sense your fingerprint through 1mm of glass.
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Google has released the newest version of Android, version 7.1.1 Nougat, for eligible devices including the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P. Here’s everything you need to know.
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The Google Pixel launched with Android 7.1 Nougat ahead of its release on the Nexus phones, marking the first time we’ve seen Google officially update another device to the newest OS before its Nexus line. Obviously that didn’t mean the Nexus phones were getting left behind permanently, and now we’re finally seeing 7.1 make its […]
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There are more devices running Gingerbread than Android 7.0 Nougat, Google’s latest Android version. These monthly numbers highlight Google’s biggest issue with Android: fragmentation.
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Google launched its first Nexus smartphone in 2010, and there have been 13 more Nexus-branded devices since then. We take a brief look at all of them, from the Nexus One and the Nexus Q, to the 6-inch Nexus 6 and the Nexus 6P.
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Android Nougat is official and rolling out to devices, which means we’ll soon have access to factory images for many Nexus devices directly from Google. These builds are useful to flash a completely clean, stock image back to your device if you’ve been tinkering, playing with ROMs, or just want to start from scratch with […]
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If you thought today was just the launch of the Galaxy Note 7, you thought wrong. Samsung is launching five other devices as well, including the Gear 360, Gear VR, Connect Auto, Level Active, and IconX.
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A new Android vulnerability dubbed “Quadrooter” is perhaps the broadest ever. It affects more than 900 million devices containing widely distributed hardware by chipmaker Qualcomm.
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Want to get healthier? Philips has a complete range of health and fitness tracking products, and a connected app, to help you do just that. These include a watch-style fitness tracker, and a pair of connected scales.
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Evernote is about to get a bit more restrictive for free users. The service is limiting to two the number of devices on non-paying accounts, and it’s hiking the price of its Plus and Premium tiers.
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The Feinstein-Burr anti-encryption bill, also known as the Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016, has officially surfaced. Here’s everything you need to know about the bill, which is still a draft at the moment.
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Bluetooth trackers aren’t really new products — but they’re becoming more stylish, if that’s your thing. Wistiki just successfully funded their sleek trackers on Indiegogo, and they’re $ 50 a pop.
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Now that Android Wear is compatible with Android and iOS, there’s no reason every smartphone owner shouldn’t consider a smartwtach for their wrist. We’ve picked out five of the best on sale right now, to help make your buying decision easier.
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The Android Marshmallow update is rolling out to Nexus devices, but waiting for it over-the-air can be a drag. That’s why we put together this complete guide on how to download and install the update right now.
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Android Marshmallow is finally here. This means that if happen to have a Nexus device, you will be getting an update in a few weeks. Why wait? This guide will get the most recent version of Android Marshmallow on your device right now.
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Asus is known for PCs and gaming, but the company has a lot of different things in the hopper. Chairman Jonney Shih reveals that Google Nexus and virtual reality devices could be launching soon, as well as a robot that won’t be your equal.
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At a NYC event on Oct. 6, Microsoft revealed a whole batch of new Windows 10 devices, including new Surfaces, Lumias, and a New Microsoft Band. We’ve got all the details in one helpful list.
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There are many reasons as to why you should backup your smartphone and data to the Cloud. After all, you want to ensure your files are secure and have are in a safe place in case of an accident with your smartphone or tablet. But, it’s difficult to do that when you don’t have access to any cloud storage. I’ve put together a list of my favorite cloud storage apps that offer free storage solutions. Some of them even have fantastic pricing for either hundreds of gigabytes of storage or unlimited storage.
Be sure to check it out below!
Dropbox is my all-time favorite cloud storage app. Not because I have any affiliation with Dropbox, mind you, but I’ve been using it since the day it launched, and have it across all my computers and devices. I haven’t had much need to look elsewhere, as they offer plenty of free storage for what I use. Not to mention the fact that you can get more free space through inviting friends and other minor tasks.
If the allotted space they give you isn’t enough, Dropbox will give your 1000GB of space to use for $ 10/month or an unlimited amount of storage for $ 15/mo.
Google Drive is another cloud storage staple, offering 15GB of free data across all of Google’s services, such as Gmail, Drive, and Google+ Photos. You can store just about any data you need in Google Drive, and out of all the apps listed, they do provide the most free storage. Drive is also seamlessly integrated with Docs, Sheets, and Slides, making it insanely easy to store and work on important documents.
If you use up the 15GB, Google has rather cheap storage options, similar to Dropbox’s pricing. For $ 2.99/mo you can get 100GB of storage or for $ 9.99/mo you can get 1000GB.
OneDrive is Microsoft’s solution to Cloud storage, and similar to Google Drive, Microsoft gives you a free 15GB of storage. You can get an additional 15GB of storage for free by simply turning on camera upload on either your smartphone or tablet. For the everyday user, 30GB is more than enough to store photos and video.
OneDrive offers cheap storage plans at 100GB for $ 1.99/mo, 200GB for $ 3.99/mo, and 1000GB for $ 6.99/mo. If you go for the 1000GB plan, Microsoft will throw in free access to Office 365, which gives you access to all of Microsoft’s Office applications, and let’s you work on them across all your devices.
Amazon Cloud Drive is, well, Amazon’s solution for Cloud storage. With Amazon Cloud Storage, you have the option to get a three month trial, where you can store unlimited photos for free, and up to 5GB in videos and files. After the trial ends, you’ll have to pay $ 11.99/year to continue using that service. If you’re just looking for somewhere to store your photos, you can store unlimited photos for free with an Amazon Prime subscription. You may not need to pay that $ 11.99/year at all.
Amazon Cloud Drive has another subscription option, where you have access to unlimited everything for $ 59.99 a year, which is a much cheaper solution than anything on this list.
Box is another excellent Cloud storage service, offering 10GB of free storage space. While it does have more of a business focus than personal, the 10GB of free space is still excellent to have in your back pocket. One of the fascinating benefits of Box and its business-focus is that documents can be commented on in real-time, giving you instantaneous feedback. In addition to that, it has a lot of great features to effectively share files between coworkers.
If you need more storage space, the starter pack will get you 100GB for $ 4.99/mo. The business package, requiring a minimum of three users, will run you $ 15/mo, but gives you unlimited storage space.
MediaFire is another common Cloud service, offering 12GB of free storage space. One of the unique things about this service is that you can earn up to 50GB of free storage, which should be just enough for the everyday user. It’s certainly not enough for power users, but that’s not to worry, as MediaFire offers some excellent packages, which are all 50% off right now.
For a mere $ 2.49/mo you can get yourself 1000GB of space. If that’s not enough, for $ 24.99/mo, they’ll give you up to 100TB of space. And if that’s not enough, I’m not sure what will satisfy your craving for data. At normal prices, you can expect to pay $ 4.99/mo and $ 49.99/mo, respectively.
There are plenty more Cloud storage apps out there, but these six are my top favorites, as they have a wide variety of free storage options. If you need more, a lot of the storage subscriptions are the price of a McDonald’s cheeseburger. It isn’t bad at all. Either way, I’m sure I’ve missed some great ones. What are your favorites?
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