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How to stop Google Play from automatically adding new icons to your home screen

App shortcuts are great, but can quickly overwhelm your home screens. There's nothing worse than getting overwhelmed on a new device, but thanks to one pesky setting in Google Play Store, while you're installing all your apps on your...Show More Summary

Samsung will reveal Galaxy Note 7 investigation findings on Jan 23

We will finally get a definitive statement from Samsung on the Note 7. Samsung has announced that it will hold a press conference on January 23 in Seoul to reveal its findings after concluding an investigation into the Galaxy Note 7's failure and recall. Show More Summary

TAG Heuer CEO hints at new high-end Android Wear piece for 2017

TAG Heuer CEO says the company will release a new smartwatch in May. If the smartwatch is supposedly a dying product, someone forgot to tell TAG Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver. In an interview with Swiss paper Neue Zürcher Zeitung (brought...Show More Summary

Android One in the U.S. could signal the rebirth of 'Nexus'

Glitzier mid-range Android One phones for the U.S. might be 'Nexuses' in all but name. Android One is supposedly coming to the U.S. this summer, according to a report from The Information. On the face of it, that doesn't seem all too exciting. Show More Summary

Tilt Brush creations can now be exported to other projects

Now what you make in virtual reality can be exported into real life. Google announced that it's released the Tilt Brush Toolkit, an open source library that lets you bring those Title Brush creations over to other projects. Tilt Brush...Show More Summary

NVIDIA Shield Android TV: Top tips and tricks for your set top box

The NVIDIA Shield Android TV is a powerful set top box with plenty of advanced capabilities. You may initially buy the Shield Android TV for a basic set of tasks, but it's almost a guarantee that you'll want to do more with it when you discover all that's possible with this box. Show More Summary

Score an unlocked Galaxy Note 4 for just $349 right now!

Daily Steals is currently offering the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 for just $349 with coupon code GALAXYSALE. This deal is for a new in box unlocked T-Mobile unit. While it may not be the latest and greatest Android phone, it is the last in the Galaxy Note line to feature a removable battery, something that many still desire in a phone. Show More Summary

VR experiences that work no matter what headset you own

Cross-platform games and apps are slowly being introduced to make them more accessible no matter what VR headset you own. There are tons of amazing apps, games, and experiences just waiting for you to enjoy in VR. It can be frustrating when you find an awesome new game that isn't available for your VR headset. Show More Summary

U.S. carriers could begin Galaxy S7 Nougat update in early Feb.

Nougat could hit GS7 units in the U.S. as early as February 8. For millions of U.S. Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners, the alluring scent of Android 7.0 Nougat has been wafting through the window like a basket of freshly-baked cookies (sorry,...Show More Summary

Best Android phones under $300

Equip yourself with a solid set of specs for the bare minimum. Best overall ZTE Axon 7 Mini See at Amazon The ZTE Axon 7 Mini's price tag has finally dipped below $300. This stylish aluminum device is essentially a mini-me of its regularly-sized...Show More Summary

Don't miss out on this smart plug for its lowest price yet!

Right now you can pick up one of TP Link's smart plugs for just $35, its lowest price yet. If you're looking to make your house or apartment a bit smarter, this is the perfect way to get started or add to your existing setup. From being...Show More Summary

The Belkin Wemo Mini makes your home that much smarter

A question your friendly neighborhood Modern Dad gets a lot is this: Are connected lights worth it? Sure. But there's a great alternative. And that alternative is a smart outlet. And we've got a brand new one here from Belkin, called...Show More Summary

Best Earbuds With Microphone Under $20

Cheap can be good and these earbuds prove it. A headset — earphones or earbuds (or even a single earbud) with a microphone and controls — is a different beast than a set of earbuds or headphones without a mic. For starters, not every set works with every brand of phone once you add the third wire. Show More Summary

Best apps for starting a meditation habit

Because life is crazy and we should all take a little time to settle down. Meditation is not just something that flower children do. You can do it, too, and you don't have to go to a yoga studio or spend a weekend at an ashram to get started. Show More Summary

At $399, you better not dismiss the Moto Z Play

Why you should think about buying a Moto Z Play right now. I've been a huge proponent of the Moto Z Play since its unveiling and subsequent release late last summer, largely because it is such a strong example of a mid-range phone that...Show More Summary

The Best Streaming Music App for Android

Spotify is the best streaming music app that you can download for Android. With an impressively large catalog, radio stations, playlists and the ability to listen to a single song or a full album, it offers the best listening experience...Show More Summary

LG G6 invite confirms Feb. 26 launch at Mobile World Congress

The LG G6 will make its debut next month in Barcelona. LG has started teasing details about its upcoming LG G6, and now we have a launch date in the form of a media invite that has the tagline, "See More, Play More." The phone will make...Show More Summary

Samsung details phones that are next in line to receive the Nougat update

Six phones and two tablets will pick up the Nougat update over the coming months. Following the Nougat rollout for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, Samsung has now revealed the list of phones that will receive the update next. Here's the list...Show More Summary

How to fix Moto G4 and G4 Plus battery life problems

If you're facing battery life issues on the Moto G4 and G4 Plus, there are a few things you can try. The Moto G4 and G4 Plus represent the biggest change to come to the Moto G series since its inception. The phones are the first to feature Full HD displays, with Motorola bumping the screen size to 5.5 inches. Show More Summary

Galaxy S7 display defaults to Full HD after Nougat update, but you can switch back

Samsung's new display scaling options change the default resolution of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. The Nougat update to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge introduces a new display scaling option that lets you reduce the screen resolution as a way to conserve battery life. Show More Summary

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