Deals

Deal: The Verizon Pixel 2 XL is $400 less at Best Buy

June 19, 2018 Doug Demagistris

If you’re on Verizon or thinking about switching to the carrier, there’s an opportunity to buy Google’s newest flagship smartphone for $400 less than usual. You don’t see an offer with this much savings everyday, though there are some precautions. Here’s what you need to know before making a purchase.

Carrier News

Mix and match three unlimited plans at Verizon

June 19, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Verizon Wireless is doing something interesting with its unlimited plans for families. As of Monday afternoon, the carrier added a new “Above Unlimited” data plan that can be mixed and matched with the existing Go and Beyond plans. Everyone is eligible.

General News

Moto Z3 Play officially announced: Here’s everything you need to know

June 8, 2018 Doug Demagistris

After disappearing for a few months, leaks of Moto Z3 Play picked up over the last two weeks. We knew it would be any day before its announcement, and now the device has become official. Lenovo’s subsidiary, Motorola, announced the brand new smartphone quietly on the heels of the dissapointing Lenovo Z5. Moto Z3 Play will replace last year’s Moto Z2 Play, which was one of our favorite mid-range devices from a year ago. Here’s a rundown.

Google App Updates

Smart Reply has started to appear in Android Messages for those without Project Fi

June 8, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Google’s Smart Reply function has been around for some time in a bevy of apps and services. The feature Google originally brought to market is now becoming a norm in most messaging applications, but not everyone has had access to the feature. This week, it was first discovered by folks on Reddit that Smart Reply has started to appear in Google’s Android Messages app for those without Project Fi.

Rumors, leaks, teasers

Report: Upcoming Google Pixel 3 XL will use OLED display

May 31, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Google is expected to announce Pixel 2 successors this fall. Two unconfirmed devices, a Pixel 3 and a larger Pixel 3 XL, are just beginning to hit the rumor mill as we dive into June. It’s going to be a summer full of leaks and reports, and after seeing screen protectors in the wild earlier this week, there’s now reason to believe that Google’s Pixel 3 XL will boost an OLED display.

Carrier News

Lenovo’s Moto G6 is now available at Verizon

May 28, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Motorola introduced a trio of new Moto G6 smartphones in April (G6, G6 Plus, G6 Play) and today, one model and color has gone up for sale at Verizon. As we’ve seen in the past with Moto G5 Plus and Moto G handsets before it, Verizon is always first to carry Lenovo’s mid-range successors.

Gadgets

Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition makes its debut

April 26, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Amazon has had a few Echo speaker offerings on the market for some time. The cheapest in the lineup of smart devices is Amazon Echo Dot. While Amazon isn’t yet ready to release a next-gen model, there is now a new variation of the popular Echo Dot. Meet Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition.

General News

Motorola announces new Moto E5, Moto E5 Plus and Moto E5 Play

April 20, 2018 Doug Demagistris

We’ve been hearing rumors about new Moto E5 smartphones from Motorola dating back to early 2018. We were only expecting two new phones, but instead got three models for this year: Moto E5, Moto E5 Plus and Moto E5 Play. The new low-end models will have to compete in a crowded market and are the successors to last year’s Moto E4 handsets.

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