Video: 25+ Pixel and Pixel XL Tips and Tricks!

At this point in our Google Pixel and Pixel XL coverage, we’ve pretty much talked about it all. We unboxed the phone. Posted our full Pixel review. Told you the first 10 things you should do. Gave you 5 reasons to buy one. We even reviewed the camera. But before we unplug from Pixel a bit and get on to the LG V20, we have to give you 25+ Pixel tips and tricks.  (more…)

Giveaway: Win a Google Home or $10 Google Play Gift Card

Orders of the Google Home are expected to ship out in early November, and if you didn’t order one from the Google Store, we here at DL would like to get one into your home once they are available. That’s right, we’re giving away a Google Home, only because we love you.

With Google Home, Assistant is just a brief “Ok, Google” away, capable of sharing the weather, sports scores, booking a movie date, or any number of different things.

We are giving away a single Google Home unit, but for five other people, you will win a $10 Google Play gift card. Sure, it’s not Home, but it’s a few new apps and games from Google Play that you might want. Having made the entry process very simple using Rafflecopter, go ahead and enter, then cross those fingers. Winners will be selected this Friday at 12PM Pacific.

Enough talk, let’s do this.  (more…)

Google Fiber Pauses Deployment to ‘Refine Approach,’ Head of Business Exits

Announced via a Fiber blog post, Access CEO Craig Barratt states that while “our subscriber base and revenue are growing quickly,” the company will be pausing all deployment in eight areas of the US that have been in the “exploratory” phase (planning out infrastructure and working with city officials for a smooth rollout), while Fiber refines its approach. That being said, Access, the division of Alphabet that houses Google Fiber, is being met with job cuts. (more…)

Googler Says Pixel Camera is Getting an Update to Address Lens Flare Issue

Once the Google Pixel and Pixel XL hit store shelves and starting arriving on the doorsteps of pre-orderees, a number of people reported an odd halo/arc lens flare in some of the early pictures they had taken. Reddit and forum threads were created across the internet to discuss the issue, because there were legitimate concerns over whether or not this was a hardware issue that could not be fixed. According to Google, who responded to a thread in their Product Forums quite quickly, they are aware and working on a software fix. That’s right, a software fix.  (more…)

Samsung Pay Adds Three More Supported Countries, Supports In-App Payments and ‘Nearby’ Savings

At Money 20/20 in Las Vegas, NV this week, Samsung announced Samsung Pay support for three new countries, as well as new features for users in the United States.

The newly supported countries are Thailand, Malaysia, and Russia, bringing the total of supported countries up to 10 by the end of 2016. Additionally, Samsung is partnering with Mastercard to bring Samsung Pay to more places on the web via Masterpass, currently accepted at hundreds of thousands of merchants in 33 countries across the globe for online payments.  (more…)

Verizon Launches Stream Pass, a Free Sports Package for go90 That Includes Free NBA League Pass

Starting today, Verizon customers will have access to a new service called Stream Pass, “unmatched access and worry-free streaming to the best live sports through” Verizon’s go90 app. The streams are all free, for the most part, but depending on your monthly data plan you could land a really sweet free deal on NBA League Pass.  (more…)