Google Docs and Sheets Gain App Add-Ons on Android

This morning, Google introduced a new feature to Google Docs and Sheets that allows 3rd party apps to better integrate their services into Google’s office suite. Called Android Add-ons, you will now be able to trigger a DocuSign action from within Docs, import CRM data from ProsperWorks, and even easily scan documents with a combination of Scanbot and Docs or Sheets.  (more…)

#TBT: When We Reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Note 2

This time next week, Samsung will have announced the Galaxy Note 7. Before that happens, though, let’s take a step back in time to late 2012. Nearly four years ago, we reviewed the Galaxy Note 2, and at that time, the Galaxy Note 2 was one of my favorite Android devices. I was getting pretty big into mobile gaming, and thanks to the 5.5″ HD AMOLED display, my gaming was on point. Keep in mind, though, not everyone shared my love of the bigger displays, Kellen included.  (more…)

Watch: Samsung is Hyping the Galaxy Note 7 on YouTube

I know we keep saying this, but for real, we are now just a few days away from Samsung’s unveiling of the Galaxy Note 7. We will be on-hand in NYC as Samsung gives us all of the details, but until then, the hypetrain rolls on.

Posted onto Samsung Korea’s YouTube, a video details what appears to be theme-able lock screens thanks to an updated TouchWiz UI. In addition, we see old telephones underwater. Water resistant Galaxy Note 7? Most definitely. We also see sentences on paper marked with highlighter, possibly detailing changes for S Pen.  (more…)

LG Posts Q2 Financial Stats, Spills Beans on Upcoming V Series Smartphone

LG announced its Q2 results this morning, but while a lot of the talk was on the company’s home entertainment and kitchen sectors, we are a bit more concerned with the mobile side of the business. According to LG, while the company saw revenues of $2.86 billion (an increase of 12 percent from Q1), it was an overall decline from last year’s Q2.

In other disappointing news for LG, the mobile business operated at a $132.10 million loss, apparently due to “increased marketing expenditures and somewhat slow initial sales of the G5 smartphone.” However, looking to the future, LG states that the launch of a new V series smartphone should help improve the business’s performance next quarter.  (more…)

Verizon Deal: Get 4 Lines and 16GB Data Per Month for $150

Verizon kicked off a new promotion this week that could land you an extra 8GB of bonus data per month should you switch to the L option on The Verizon plan and keep 4 lines active. The deal includes 8GB of data upfront in the L or Large tier, but then tacks on an extra 2GB per line up to 4 lines to get you to 16GB per month. The price for all of that? $150.  (more…)

Moto Z DROID and Moto Z Force DROID Now Available From Verizon

The Moto Z DROID and Moto Z Force DROID are now available in-store from Verizon and can also be purchased directly from Motorola or at a substantial discount through Best Buy. In other words, today is Moto Z launch day.

At Verizon, the Moto Z starts at $26 per month with a device payment plan or $624 at full retail for the 32GB model. The Moto Z Force is slightly more expensive at $30 per month with a device payment plan or $720 at full retail for the 32GB model. Verizon is selling both phones in two colors, one that is mostly all black with some metallic shine, or the other which has a white front and all-gold back.  (more…)

It’s the End of July and I Keep Coming Back to the Galaxy S7

After reviewing the Samsung Galaxy S7 back in March, I have since reviewed the LG G5, HTC 10, OnePlus 3, and Moto Z. I’ve also spent dozens of hours using the Moto G4 Plus and Galaxy S7 Active, while tossing in some Nexus 5X time here and there whenever a new Android N preview arrives. That’s basically me admitting that I’ve used just about every single major 2016 phone enough to spit out thousands of words on each in a review format, yet there is one common action that happens after I’ve finished up – I immediately jump back onto the Galaxy S7 without hesitation.

In recent years, I have often found that as new phones come out and I spend increasing amounts of time with one, that I tend to just adopt them until the next phone arrives. But not this year. I just think that Samsung absolutely nailed it with the Galaxy S7.

Here are some of the reasons I just keep coming back to it after all these months and phones.  (more…)