Inside the latest update to Textra SMS, now available on Google Play, users will find a wide variety of features specifically catered to fans of emoji. For folks on Kit Kat and Lollipop, you will now have access to over 1600 different emoji, which should be enough for expressing your feelings through an icon. Additionally, skin tone emoji are included, allowing folks to move away from yellow-colored faces entirely. (more…)
Once Samsung announce the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in Barcelona on February 21, the world will be anxiously awaiting their arrival for purchase at local retailers and carriers. Early reports suggest that March 11 could be the day that Samsung’s new flagships arrive in stores, but before that happens, we need to see pieces fall into place – like each stop off at the FCC for approval. Today, that happened.
According to FCC documents for Samsung devices under model numbers SM-G930 and SM-G935, we should be all set for launch. As a reminder, the Galaxy S7 is SM-G930 and the S7 Edge is SM-G935. The FCC IDs for each are A3LSMG930US and A3LSMG935US, respectively. (more…)
Right in time for the biggest day of the year for advertisers, Instagram has introduced 60 second ads. Yay. As you all know, Super Bowl ads are the best part of this upcoming Sunday, and to help brands spread awareness, Instagram is now allowing them to fill your mind with even longer ads, all viewable from your smart device. (more…)
The Bing app for Android is receiving an update this week, bringing with it a few familiar features you may already be using through Google Search and Google Maps. However, if you do use Bing, you can now benefit from price comparisons on products from Amazon, Target, and other online retailers, as well as gas prices powered by GasBuddy. (more…)
An update for Android Wear was announced this morning by Google and will start to rollout to all watches over the “next few weeks.” The update will introduce expanded functionality to items like voice actions and gestures, but will also activate the speaker (for those with speakers) that has been hidden for months inside of select devices. (more…)
Amazon Echo, the cylindrical speaker tube that some of us have in our kitchens to keep time on Shake’N Bake chicken, now works with Spotify. If you are a Spotify Premium subscriber and own an Echo, you can tell it to play any playlist, artist, or genre in Spotify’s catalog. Also, Echo also supports Spotify Connect, which means you can jump from your Echo listening experience to the Spotify app without missing a beat.
“Hey, Alexa, play Taylor Swift on Spotify.” Nope. (more…)
Brought up on yesterday’s episode 100 of the DL Show.
This morning, Verizon announced that its prepaid plans are getting more data without a price hike, a move that seems to be a common occurrence with US wireless carriers as of late. Both AT&T and T-Mobile upped their buckets within the past month while keeping their prices the same. This change lines Verizon’s offerings up with what AT&T just did. (more…)