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Digital Coaches help Black and Latino businesses grow online

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Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post comes from JinJa Birkenbeuel, the CEO of Birk Creative, a creative marketing and branding agency. For the last six months, I’ve been one of eight minority small business owners around the U.S. piloting Google’s...Show More Summary

Amazon running deal on LG G6+ Prime Exclusive model

Throughout December, we’ve seen Amazon offer significant discounts on several of its Prime Exclusive smartphones, and now another device has gone on sale. The LG G6+ Prime Exclusive model is now being discounted by Amazon. This is a limited time [...]

5 Best Android Games of the Week (December 2017 #2)

Each week we will highlight five of the best new or overlooked games. You’re sure to find some hidden gems in these recommendations.

5 Best Android Apps of the Week (December 2017 #2)

Every week, hundreds of new Android apps are submitted to the Play Store. If you’re not paying attention 24/7, it’s easy to miss some of the best stuff.

Google Allo now transcribes audio messages, new features tipped for future update

Google Allo has added the ability to transcribe audio messages you've received. A recent APK teardown also revealed a handful of new features coming around the bend. Find out what's new in the post.

Weekly Recap: Net Neutrality Vote, Galaxy S9 Renders, and The Last Jedi

This week was one for the books. We had the FCC’s vote to kill neutrality, got our first potential look at the Galaxy S9, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi hit theaters. Yup, a whole lot happened. If you missed this week’s coverage, allow me to briefly recap. Show More Summary

Google kills its Tango augmented reality platform, shifting focus to ARCore

Google announced today that it’s shutting down its high-end smartphone augmented reality platform, Tango, in order to focus on the more mass market ARCore product. The company had already confirmed this much to us when they announced ARCore in August, but now we have an official timeline for Tango’s demise. Read More

DEAL: Misfit Vapor Down to Just $140 on Amazon, $60 Off

Misfit Vapor, the Android Wear-powered smartwatch that everyone was chirping about months ago, but got less excited with as delays took place and specs were changed, is up on sale through Amazon. The retail price for Vapor is $200, but...Show More Summary

Google discontinuing support for Tango

Project Tango, later just called Tango, was an augmented reality system designed for mobile use. You could buy tablets and even phones supporting the technology, though the tech never really went mainstream (it was used by researchers). I use the word “was” because Google has announced that support for [...]

Samsung may announce Galaxy S9 in February

Competition is as strong as ever in the flagship smartphone market. The biggest release of this year has arguably been the iPhone X, which has been a huge departure from the norm for Apple. While we can sit here all day and tell people how Android devices have had the new iPhone X features years [...]

Project Tango will officially end support on March 1st in favor of ARCore

Google has announced that support for Project Tango will end on March 1st, 2018. The company will be moving forward with support and expansion of ARCore.

BlackBerry Priv no longer receiving monthly updates

Two years ago, BlackBerry made a new foray into smartphones with the PRIV, its first Android-powered smartphone. Part of the PRIV’s selling point was a guarantee of 24 months of security updates. The PRIV has now passed the 24 month-mark and BlackBerry has confirmed that it will no longer be issuing [...]

Google Maps can now let you know when to get off your train or bus

Traveling on a bus or train can make getting from one point to another pretty easy, but if you miss your stop, it can get very annoying. Google Maps is aiming to alleviate that issue. Google has announced that Google Maps has been updated to [...]

Report: Samsung Galaxy S9 Unveiling Set for February, Retail Launch in March

According to a recent report from Bloomberg, Samsung’s plan for 2018 is to unveil the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in February, then launch it globally in March. If this is indeed what happens, it would be one of the earliest launches we’ve seen from Samsung. Show More Summary

Google Assistant now lets you choose preferred method of transportation for improved directions and commute times

Google Assistant's new "Getting around" option lets you choose your preferred method of transportation for improved navigation and commute times. Here's where you'll find it.

Samsung releases a special edition of the Galaxy Note 8 which is priced at almost $2000

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 X 99 Avant has been announced in Korea and is a limited release of the device which is priced at almost $2,000.

The Last Jedi’s Rey (Jedi Training) Arrives in Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes

The game I won’t shut up about, Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, just received a new character that all Resistance squads will want to have. Rey (Jedi Training), is now in the game, synergizing ridiculously well with BB-8, Resistance characters, and many other squads in general. Show More Summary

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Plex, Kahoot!

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the [...]

The second OxygenOS Oreo Beta comes to the OnePlus 5

OnePlus has released the second OxygenOS Open Beta for the OnePlus 5 which is based on Android Oreo. The update includes a slew of bug fixes and more.

These US Cities Lean on WiFi Usage the Most, According to OpenSignal

We tend to discuss mobile technologies like 4G LTE and 5G the most around here, so we don’t often take the time to talk about another important aspect of our daily smartphone usage, which happens to be WiFi usage. I don’t know aboutShow More Summary

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