Smartphone leases seem to be the hot topic of the moment, thanks to a public battle between the CEOs of T-Mobile and Sprint. They also seem to be confusing to many, including those in this industry. What’s the difference between T-Mobile and Sprint leases? Do you own your phone or not on a lease? What happens at the end of your lease? Can you buy the phone or do you have to return it? How do upgrades work? Is a lease a good or bad thing? There is a lot to talk about here.
To try and make this all as simple as is possible, we are going to take some time to go through T-Mobile and Sprint’s lease plans, hopefully to give you some sort of comparison of the pros and cons of each. Since T-Mobile’s appears to be a decent deal for those who like to upgrade often, we’ll start there. (more…)
With summer in full swing, you might find yourself surrounded by water from time to time, meaning it would be helpful if you had a few water-resistant gadgets surrounding you. On the DL Deals Store, two deals should help you out quite a bit, VOXOA Bluetooth Earbuds for $65, and a Rage Bluetooth Speaker for just $35. (more…)
To celebrate the 4th of July, SlickWraps is hosting a site-wide sale, allowing customers to take 40% off what appears to be any product they currently sell. This could be a skin for your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or even gaming console. Anything goes. (more…)
Over on Google Play, Speakaboo’s family-friendly Thomas’s Musical Day for Percy is available for free, regularly priced at $5. The app is an interactive read-along for children, introducing them to one of the world’s most famous trains, Thomas the Tank Engine. (more…)
The brand new Android 5.1.1 (build LMY48G) update for the Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi that first serviced via factory image earlier in the week is now available for download as an over-the-air .zip from Google. Yep, you can sideload this little guy as long as you are coming from LMY47V.
For instructions to sideload using adb, check here. You can download the file through the Google link below. (more…)
After receiving its largest update to date, the Pushbullet team has taken the community’s feedback and worked up a slight fixer upper update, and is now pushing it to users on multiple platforms. (more…)
Here’s a fun way to get the morning started and your brains moving. According to an FCC filing that went live yesterday, Google has a new product in the works under FCC ID A4R-GG1. This product…is a mystery. I thought about using a picture of a Chromecast at the top of this post because part of me wants to believe that this could very well be the new Chromecast that sources of ours said to expect in Q3. But if you read through the various documents in this filing, it could also be some sort of wearable. In fact, it might just be a new Google Glass.
The device isn’t categorized like most devices we see go through the FCC. Most are labeled as a smartphone or wearable, etc. This one is labeled as “BLUETOOTH & DTS/UNII a/b/g/n/ac” with model name “GG1.” Forget the random category name, but is it foolish of me to think that “GG1″ could mean Google Glass? (more…)
Chevrolet introduced new technology for phone lovers this morning, bringing a system called Active Phone Cooling that will cool your smartphone while it wirelessly charges inside of your vehicle. (more…)