Google Wireless Carrier Android Bloatware

Another reason Android fans will love having Google as their wireless carrier

Another reason Android fans will love having Google as their wireless carrier

By about 5 hours ago.

Anyone who has bought a non-Nexus Android phone through their wireless carrier has probably encountered a significant bloatware problem. It’s particularly bad when you buy a device through your carrier because it means that your device will come with potentially unwanted software from both your OEM and your wireless company, a one-two punch that will hurt your phone’s battery life and performance. Even worse, this bloatware is harder to remove than bloatware on PCs — if you have to do a factory reset of your device, for example, the bloatware will all come back even if you previously uninstalled it. More →

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Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked

Best Buy’s Gamers Club Unlocked program now costs just $30, down from $99

By about 6 hours ago.

Best Buy’s Gamers Club Unlocked program now costs just $30, down from $99

We’re always on the lookout for great gaming deals, and this one caught our eye today. Best Buy has been running a program called Games Club Unlocked for quite some time, but at a price of $99 for a two-year membership, you had to be buying games fairly frequently to break even. More →

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Hit List

Best Uber Driver Ever

Finally: A happy story about an Uber driver

By about 7 hours ago.

Finally: A happy story about an Uber driver

It seems like every time we see headlines about Uber drivers, it’s about them allegedly ripping off customers, committing sexual assault or crashing into cop cars and then getting busted for having drugs in the glove box. But we should remember there are plenty of honest and decent Uber drivers out there who shouldn’t be tarnished by the actions of a few high-profile criminals. Business Insider brings us an example of one such Uber driver who returned a passenger’s driver’s license, credit card and other important items after she left them in the car. More →

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Google Play Malware Alert

It’s not just the app store – Google Play Books is crawling with scams too

By about 7 hours ago.

It’s not just the app store – Google Play Books is crawling with scams too

As we’ve observed countless times, there are both pluses and minuses to the way Google handles allowing apps onto Google Play. On the plus side, it’s insanely easy to get your app added. On the minus side, it’s insanely easy for scammers to get malicious apps onto the store as well. Now Android Police has found that it’s not just the app store that’s a haven for scams — it’s Google Play Books as well. More →

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Game Changers

HTC One M9 Vs. One M8

HTC’s design chief explains why the One M9 isn’t just a One M8 clone

By about 8 hours ago.

HTC’s design chief explains why the One M9 isn’t just a One M8 clone

Over the past week some Android fans have expressed disappointment that HTC’s new One M9 flagship phone looks so similar to the One M8 that it released a year ago. Even though the One M8 won major acclaim for its gorgeous design, some fans were apparently craving something fresh, especially since Samsung boldly redesigned its flagship Galaxy S lineup with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. The Verge has posted a video interview with HTC industrial design chief Claude Zellweger, who says we should really be paying more attention to some of the smaller details on the One M9 that really set it apart from the One M8. More →

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Nokia N1 Hands-on

This iPad mini ‘clone’ is the only Android tablet you’ll want to buy

By about 9 hours ago.

This iPad mini ‘clone’ is the only Android tablet you’ll want to buy

Let’s get the unpleasant part out of the way from the beginning, the Nokia N1 is awfully similar to the iPad mini. Nokia didn’t even really try to deny the N1’s resemblance to Apple’s tablet when showing me the device at MWC 2015. But the tablet is an unbelievably sexy device, and is quite possibly the only Android tablet you should consider buying in the near future. More →

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NVIDIA Shield Android TV Console

Meet Shield, the affordable Android TV gaming console you’ve been waiting for

By about 9 hours ago.

Meet Shield, the affordable Android TV gaming console you’ve been waiting for

NVIDIA is very serious about gaming on Android devices, and the chipmaker on Wednesday further proved its commitment to this particular space by launching a brand new console under the Shield brand. Unsurprisingly, the device runs Android — Android TV to be more precise  and should be available in stores sooner than you might think.

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2015 MacBook Air Update Specs

Apple’s refreshed 13-inch MacBook Air: Rumored specs emerge for the first time

By about 9 hours ago.

Apple’s refreshed 13-inch MacBook Air: Rumored specs emerge for the first time

Apple is supposedly going to refresh its MacBook line soon, both by upgrading the regular 11- and 13-inch models and by releasing a brand-new redesigned 12-inch MacBook Air model that should be slimmer than any previous laptop made by the company. After a report reveled that the company might introduce the 12-inch Retina MacBook Air at its March 9th event, a leak from China is now listing alleged specs for the less exciting models of the 2015 Air family. More →

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Dish Sling TV AMC IFC

Dish’s awesome $20 cord cutter package just got even better

By about 10 hours ago.

Dish’s awesome $20 cord cutter package just got even better

Dish’s Sling TV package for cord cutters was already very tempting and now the company has just sweetened the pot once again. Per Engadget, Sling TV this week has added both AMC and IFC to its service that lets you stream several different cable channels online for $20 a month. The bad news is that right now the service is only letting you stream shows on these channels as they air but it promises that on-demand streaming will be coming soon. Together, the two channels offer critical favorites such as Mad Men, Better Call Saul and Portlandia, so their additions really do make the Sling TV package more compelling. More →

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iphone 6s specs

New report claims the iPhone 6s will give Apple fans something they’ve wanted for a long time

By about 10 hours ago.

New report claims the iPhone 6s will give Apple fans something they’ve wanted for a long time

AppleInsider is reporting that the next-gen iPhone 6s models will reportedly see significant performance improvements thanks to the inclusion of 2GB of RAM. Current iPhone models sport 1GB of RAM, and while that’s certainly enough to provide zippy performance, an extra gig of memory will only make the overall user experience that much better. Just as important, it gives developers the ability to really push their iOS apps to the next level. More →

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LG G4 Release Date News

LG’s G4 will reportedly be ‘radically’ different from the G3

By about 10 hours ago.

LG’s G4 will reportedly be ‘radically’ different from the G3

Three phones have dominated the conversation at MWC 2015 this week: the HTC One M9, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge. Samsung and HTC both made waves in Barcelona, but LG has been uncharacteristically quiet. LG’s appearance at the show was limited to wearable devices, but it sounds like it won’t be long until the G4 makes its debut. More →

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PS4 PS3 Vita Free Games

Here are all the PS4, PS3 and Vita games you can get for free in March

By about 11 hours ago.

Here are all the PS4, PS3 and Vita games you can get for free in March

It took a little longer than usual for Sony to share the selection this month, but we finally know which PS4, PS3 and PS Vita games will be free to download for PlayStation Plus members in March. More →

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Huawei Watch Price Release Date Comparison

Huawei’s Watch is priced into the stratosphere, exclusive details here

By about 11 hours ago.

Huawei’s Watch is priced into the stratosphere, exclusive details here

With Apple’s Watch pricing set to be announced at Monday’s upcoming Spring Forward event, one of our sources has informed us of another smartwatch’s price — that of the Huawei Watch. An Android Wear watch with gold and silver case, it certainly is one of the most premium and normal-looking smartwatches introduced on the Android side of things. However, the price is outrageous. We have heard that the Huawei Watch price is $1,000. Yes — one thousand dollars for an Android Wear device. All the credit to Huawei for thinking they could pull this off. They won’t be able to, but I’m pretty sure we won’t ever find out how many the company has sold anyway.

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