Google OnHub Update Brings Guest Networks

By | February 2, 2016

The user friendly Google OnHub app and wireless routers have received a significant update today, bringing with it one of the most requested features in the user forums:  Guest Networks. To this point, when you had guests over and you wanted to give them access to your wireless network, you had to give them your main network password.… Read More »

Google Now More Valuable Than Apple

By | February 1, 2016

Today Alphabet announced their quarterly earnings and the big news in all of it was that the is now more valuable than the once untouchable Apple. In their financial report, Alphabet market cap value is $570 billion while Apple’s cap is $535 billion.  This is the first time since 2010, before the iPad, that Google has been more… Read More »

Google Posts Android Marshmallow February Security Update

By | February 1, 2016

As expect and right on time, Google has posted the February security update for Android Marshmallow today.  The update takes the 6.0.1 build to version MMB29Q and it is now available for flashing on the Factory Images page of the developer site. There are a lot of security fixes in this update, the biggest of which is a… Read More »

NVIDIA Shield Tablet Gets Marshmallow

By | February 1, 2016

NVIDIA has released the promised and much anticipated Android Marshmallow update to the Shield Tablet.  The update was released this morning and referred to as Software Update 4.0 on the NVIDIA support site. Along with all of the goodies that come with Android Marshmallow, the company has also added or improved several aspects of the tablet.  The first… Read More »

Rest in Peace Windows Phone

By | February 1, 2016

When I started this site in 2004, it was focused mainly on Microsoft mobile technology, what was then called PocketPC.  I had actually started writing about their tech in 1999 for other sites on Handheld PCs but that was clearly dying so I moved over to PPC. Last year, after a couple of years with iOS, I moved… Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge Get Marshmallow Update – In Korea

By | February 1, 2016

After months of delays and after many other manufactures have rolled out Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 to their devices, Samsung has finally started releasing it for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge… if you live in South Korea. The news of the release came out late on Friday of last week and while there is no indication of… Read More »

Weather Channel App Improves Local Ski Information

By | January 29, 2016

The Weather Channel has updated their app for Android phones today, bringing with it a much improved ski resort and ski area report to the app.  The updated build is version is 6.2 for those keeping score at home and this improved ski information is only on the phone app.  The tablet version was also updated (5.2) but… Read More »

Get 20% Off Any Product at Case-Mate

By | January 29, 2016

Now through February 9th, you can save 20% off anything on the site over at Case-Mate.  The offer includes free shipping as well so if you have been looking for a new case for your Samsung, Nexus or HTC device (as well as your iPhone) here is a good opportunity to get one. To get the deal, you… Read More »

Honor 5X Pre-Orders Start Shipping on February 1st

By | January 29, 2016

At the beginning of the month I posted on the pre-order availability of the new Honor 5X over at Amazon.  As a reminder to those who did pre-order, those will start shipping on Monday, February 1st from the online retailer. For those who didn’t pre-order, there is still time to do so on this feature packed phone that… Read More »

Nexus 6P Gold Sale Price Available on Amazon

By | January 29, 2016

Earlier in the week, along with the Nexus 5X price drop, Google dropped the price of the Nexus 6P in Gold by $50.  That put the 32GB model at $449 while the 64GB model is at $499.  Now you can get that same pricing over at Amazon too. The price matching at Amazon is not something new and… Read More »

Google Calendar Adds Smart Suggestions and 30 Languages

By | January 28, 2016

Google Calendar for Android has received a nice update that brings a new smart suggestions feature that makes creating new events quicker and easier than ever.  The update is rolling out to the Google Play Store now and is version 5.3.3 for those keeping score at home. The new smart suggestions make creating a new calendar event quickly… Read More »

OnePlus Announces The OnePlus X is Invite Free

By | January 28, 2016

If you have been waiting for an invite to purchase the OnePlus X, your wait is over.  Actually, it is over for everyone.  In a post on the company’s forums, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei announced that the mid-range phone has gone invite free for good, joining the ranks of their flagship device the OnePlus 2, and doing so… Read More »