Chrome 55 Update for Android Brings Easy Downloads of Webpages for Offline Reading

An update for the Chrome app (not the Beta and not the Dev app) is rolling out, labeled as version 55. Inside, users will be treated to four key changes: Easier downloading of music, videos and full web pages for offline viewing, downloads sharing within Chrome, misspelled words highlighting, and improvements to the contextual search UI.  (more…)

Simple Bank Users, Samsung Pay and Android Pay Support Could be Coming Soon (Updated)

For anyone who uses Simple as their bank, I have a theory for you and it all leads to very good things. According to emails being sent out to users, Simple is finally making the switch over to BBVA Compass, whom they actually joined back in 2014. Due to this change, Simple is requiring its users to switch accounts to BBVA Compass, as the online banking company will no longer use Bankcorp Bank accounts.

Now, while this sucks in terms of having to update your debit card numbers for monthly subscriptions and any bills you have set to auto-pay (Simple is sending everyone new debit cards), the implications of utilizing Compass BBVA over Bankcorp Bank are quite exciting.  (more…)

Tuesday Poll: Does Your Smartphone Need a Headphone Jack?

Here’s a simple Yes or No question for you. Does your smartphone need a headphone jack? With news surfacing that Samsung may soon be ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of USB Type-C and all that courage bullsh*t, it’s time we discover just how important the headphone jack is.

For me personally, I use the headphone jack on my phone daily, so long as the phone I’m currently using features one. I have used the LeEco Pro 3 and Moto Z, so I’m used to having to go the Bluetooth and adapter route, but it isn’t all that great. Given this experience, I’m leaning towards “Yes” for headphone jacks.

What do you think? Yay or nay for the headphone jack?

Does your smartphone need a headphone jack?

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More Reported Galaxy S8 Details: Samsung to Ditch Home Button, Not Going With 4K Display

In the latest news concerning the Galaxy S8, the folks at SamMobile offer more details, this time regarding Samsung’s plan for the device’s display and the home button. While none of this is official from Samsung, SamMobile has had pretty reliable sources in the past, so until we hear otherwise, you can probably feel pretty confident in what you are about to read.  (more…)