T-Mobile’s today rolling out yet another program for customers that aims to make upgrading even easier. It’s called Score! (yes, with the exclamation point) and at $5-a-month for both postpaid and prepaid T-Mobile customers it offers a free upgrade to an entry-level smartphone after just six months, or a steep discount on a mid-range-to-premium phone after 12 months.
Earlier in the week we asked how many of us use their Android as their alarm clock. Over 9000 people answered, and just about everyone said “Yes.”
We expected these results. You have this little computer — maybe a phone, maybe a tablet — that you always have around you and it does so many really great things. It only makes sense that we would use it for something simple, like an alarm. Not everything we want or need to do with our Androids has to be intricate and compelling. Sometimes, we just want it to beep and wake us up.
Happy app-day Sunday, everyone. We’re back with another list of applications we want to tell you about, because we think they’re pretty darn great and think you will like them, too. We do this because we know how hard it can be to find the best apps when you have well over 1,000,000 of them to dig through.
The Nexus Player is now available outside of the Google Play Store, notably at Best Buy, as well as online retailer Newegg. The device is available from both outlets for $99.99, with the game controller also available from both at a price of $39.99.
Let’s keep things a little light for this week’s column, shall we? Probably the biggest news of note is that we’re going to start doing more series work. That is, we’ll take a specific topic and do more cohesive coverage of it, instead of shotgunning stories here and there throughout the year. It’s the right way to do it, and so that’s how we’re going to do things going forward, especially when it comes to non-device content.
With almost a month left in its Indiegogo campaign, Dolfi has already topped its $100,000 goal by more than $25,000 by convincing many backers to invest in its interesting clothes-washing technology. Dolfi is a tiny device, about as big as a smartphone, that can wash delicate clothes by itself using ultrasonic technology to remove dirt from clothes that are immersed in a sink or other container with water and washing powder.
This week has been packed with Windows 10 news already, but Microsoft isn’t done showing off its new operating system quite yet. On Thursday, the Skype team revealed what its chat service will look like on Windows 10 and discussed how the program will be improving as it makes its way to the next generation of Windows devices.
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It’s been a long, arduous wait, but the good news is that it’s nearly over. LG announced on Friday that the Lollipop update for G3 smartphones is “coming soon.” How soon, we’re not sure, but considering the fact that the update is already live on the G3 in other territories (and has been for weeks), it shouldn’t be much longer.
Samsung’s most important handset of the year will undoubtedly be the Galaxy S6, and a new report from South Korean publication ETNews seems to indicate that the flagship handset is supposed to launch even earlier than Samsung initially planned.
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