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If you want the latest and greatest software features Android has to offer anytime soon, you need the latest and greatest devices Google has to offer. Phones and tablets from any other manufacturer are going to take time to be updated, but you can install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on recent Nexus devices right now. And if you don’t already have a recent Nexus device to enjoy Android 6.0 on, you’re in luck because Amazon is offering 28% off the popular Google Nexus 9 tablet from now through 10/15. More →
Apple and Google both dominated September with two huge events, unveiling a whole slate of new devices across multiple products categories. But not to be left out, Microsoft is hosting its own event today in New York City. As with the other media events this fall, we’re expecting several new hardware announcements from Microsoft today, but you won’t have to wait much longer to find out.
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One of the biggest features that Google has added with Android 6.0 Marshmallow is Doze Mode, which the company promises will significantly improve your Android device’s battery life when it’s not being actively used. Doze Mode essentially forces apps to stay asleep when you aren’t using your phone, which not only prevents them from syncing but also prevents them from constantly consuming battery life while they’re running in the background. If early impressions are any indication, it seems Google has delivered on its promise of better battery life when your device is idle. More →
Announced during Apple’s iPhone 6s event in September, the iPad Pro isn’t available in stores just yet, and the company hasn’t announced a firm release date for its biggest tablet yet. However, a new report seems to indicate the iPad Pro will launch in stores in the first week of November, alongside the new accessories Apple confirmed for it – the Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard. More →
Hungover college kids of America, rejoice! You’ll now be able to buy breakfast at McDonald’s no matter what time you happen to wake up in the morning. Starting today, McDonald’s franchises across the U.S. will serve breakfast foods past the traditional end time of 10:30 a.m. and will instead serve them for as long as the restaurants are open. Below we’ll go over what you need to know about this glorious new initiative. More →
We’ve seen the Tesla Model S P85D square off against some impressive cars in drag races in the past and now the team at CarAdvice.com.au has posted a video showing how it fares against two new Australian rivals: The Walkinshaw Performance W507 HSV GTS and a Holden Commodore V8 Supercar that was designed exclusively for auto racing. More →
Apple purchased one more company that will help it bring more intelligent features to its iPhone and iPad in the future, after confirming last week it bought British start-up VocalIQ that might help it boost the powers of Siri. The new acquisition will also likely be used to expand further the iPhone’s smart feature, with a massive trick. Unlike Google, which needs access to a treasure trove of personal data to enable cool Google Now and other automated features, Apple might not require access to that much information about the user. More →
Samsung is always happy to talk about the celebrities who use its phones but this is one instance where we doubt the company will go out of its way to publicize how a celebrity uses its devices. A New York Times report on U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump’s Twitter habits reveals that Trump uses a Samsung Galaxy phone to send out his assorted missives and insults on the social networking platform. More →
Not too long ago, OnePlus launched its second smartphone, a hot high-end Android handset that’s so reasonably priced that millions of buyers were looking to score one immediately after launch. Yet some Android fans found reasons to complain about the phone, saying the device still doesn’t meet some of their requirements. One of the biggest complaints regarding the OnePlus 2 – aside from the silly invite-based purchase system – was lack of NFC, but the company will apparently fix that in an upcoming smartphone whose specs sheet seems to have been leaked. More →
Despite its continued dominance of the console market, it looks like Sony is prepping a price drop for its PlayStation 4 this holiday season. Spotted by video game deals scourer Wario64 this weekend, Target temporarily listed the PS4 at $349.99 in an ad on its website before realizing they’d made an error. More →
With the recent release of iOS 9.0.2, Apple has finally resolved a bug that prevented developers from taking advantage of an iOS 9 feature called App Thinning. Though it hasn’t gotten a lot of press, App Thinning is a great new feature that allows developers to roll out much smaller app payloads than would ordinarily be required. And especially with Apple still selling iPhones with just 16GB of storage, anything developers can do to keep app sizes as small as possible is more than welcome.
Cellphones are great! They have totally revolutionized the way we live, work and play. You can take a phone call atop a mountain, on the train or anywhere else you get reception. Many of us have them figuratively attached to our hips, but then we go and put them down in our house and miss a call. Well, you won’t miss a phone call anymore with the Renny Original Smartphone Hub and Wireless Cell Phone Ringer for your home on sale for $89.99 and free shipping at Amazon. More →