Chrome Stable for Android Gets Quicker Checkouts, Touch to Search

Yesterday afternoon, Chrome stable for Android received an update to version 43.0.2357.78 that gave it a couple of features previously featured in the beta channel. Thanks to the update, users can now “quickly and securely” complete checkout forms with help from Google Wallet, plus they can perform Google searches of words or phrases just by touching them.  (more…)

Pebble Time Begins Shipping This Week!

Fans of Pebble who backed the company’s second Kickstarter adventure, your Pebble Time is about to ship. Announced this afternoon via the Pebble blog and Kickstarter, Pebble states that the first 10,000 units are at distribution centers and will begin their journey into your hands this week. After those go out, shipping will only ramp up until all of their 78,000+ backers have received units.  (more…)

Verizon LG G4 Arrives June 4, G Pad X8.3 Too

Verizon announced this afternoon that its variant of the LG G4 will go up for pre-order May 28 before arriving in stores on June 4. Priced at $22.91 per month for 24 months through Verizon Edge, or $549 at full retail, Big Red appears to be offering one of the better deals in the industry for this new LG flagship.

Be sure to read our LG G4 review if you are considering this phone.  (more…)

Early Upgrades at Verizon are Now a Thing of the Past

Yesterday, Verizon told us that they were simplifying the Edge upgrade and payment experience by getting rid of the plan’s requirements that ask you to wait 30 days and pay off 75% of the phone in order to pick up a new phone. The new version of Edge, which goes into affect on May 31, only asks that you pay the phone off in full before upgrading. Sounds simple enough, right?

It’s simple all right, but it also completely kills off any form of an early upgrade at Verizon.  (more…)