Deal: Tronsmart USB Type-C Cables $6 and $7 Off With This Code

If you are buying the Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X (I guess the OnePlus 2 is in this boat too) you probably need some USB Type-C cables that can attach to your current ocean of USB charging adapters. Not all of you are going to want to fork out for new adapters, especially (again) with all of your currently owned and still very capable chargers lying around that could be put to use. To help you still take advantage of those, we have coupon codes for Tronsmart’s Type-C cables that offer pretty substantial discounts.

With the codes below, you can grab a USB Type-C to Type-A cable for $6.99 or a Type-C to Type-C cable for $8.99. The Type-C to Type-A cable will be for you to take advantage of your old chargers, while the C-to-C cables are for attaching these phones to other Type-C ports.

Get after ’em.

Amazon Links:  USB Type-C to USB Type-A ($6.99) | USB Type-C to Type-C ($8.99)  (more…)

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact First Look and Tour!

I have the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact sitting right here, next to the mouse on my desk, not more than a half-arm’s distance away from my hand. I am giddy about that. I am more giddy about that than I have been with any other phone released this year. I don’t know that Nexus review units of the 5X and 6P will even garner this much giddiness from my brain. That sounds crazy, I know it. I also know that few will share this joy because times are different and this phone is impossible to buy. I do not care, though. Ahhh, Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, welcome to your new home.  (more…)

LG Working on Mobile Payment Solution Called “G Pay”

LG is getting involved in the mobile payment game, as trademarks for G Pay have been filed by the company in South Korea and the United States. LG is entering a heavily saturated market, with solutions already available from Apple (Apple Pay), Google (Android Pay), and Samsung (Samsung Pay). During an overseas press meeting, LG executive director Kim Jong Hoon confirmed LG’s plan, stating that the company is waiting for the appropriate time to make the announcement.  (more…)

Forget Home Button Fingerprint Scanners, It’s All About Power Button and Rear Placements

I’m fully on board with fingerprint scanners in phones. They make sense. Security is as important as ever, so if implemented correctly, they not only add a layer of protection, but they do so in a way that doesn’t really change much of the user experience. That’s how good tech works. It shouldn’t just be there for the sake of being there, it should be there to enhance an experience without getting in the way. Think the opposite approach of smartwatches.

Companies like Samsung and Apple certainly did it right out of the gate through home buttons that double as fingerprint readers. Since users of their phones often turn to home buttons to wake them, it makes perfect sense to included fingerprint scanners in those buttons, so that with one click of a button, you are waking your phone and also securely unlocking it. But what about some of the new placements we are seeing, like in power buttons (new Sony phones) or on the backs of phones (new Nexus, LG V10, etc.)? I think both have great potential and are actually better implementations than the home button solutions that have dominated early.  (more…)

Deal: Grab the Supreme Android Coding and Design Bundle for $40

Currently on the DL Deals Store, you can pick up the Supreme Android Coding and Design bundle for just $39.99, down from its listed price of $377. The bundle contains three parts – Learn Android Lollipop Development, Build Android Apps With Lollipop, and Java Programming for Beginners. With all three, you should go from zero experience and knowledge to being able to build your very own Android applications.  (more…)

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