Tuesday Poll: Are You Still Using Allo?

You have now had a week to adopt Allo and implement it into your daily life, but have you? On a personal level, while I admit the app is cool, it simply does not offer me enough to kick the habit of Hangouts and standard text messaging. Maybe if a desktop client was made available and there were a few features I couldn’t live without, I could see myself continuing to use it. Not only that, but attempting to get all of my friends and family onto Allo just doesn’t seem all that appealing.

As Googlers on social media have made clear, what we see today is only the beginning. Google will continue to change Allo and add features; features that we hope will draw us into using it more. Until then, Allo isn’t for me.

Let us know why you are or are not continuing to use Google’s new messaging service.

Are you still using Allo?

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Xiaomi’s New Mi5s has an Under-Glass “Ultrasonic” Fingerprint Sensor, Which is Cool

Xiaomi, the Chinese electronics manufacturer who makes phones we all want to take for a spin yet can’t because they won’t sell them here, announced a bunch of new products today. I’d try and get you all hyped on them because this stuff is pretty great, but the truth of the matter is that US customers likely won’t ever have a chance to buy any of them. Should that change, enter hypebeast.

With that said, we did want to point out the Xiaomi Mi5s and one of its more interesting features – an under-glass “Ultrasonic” fingerprint reader.  (more…)

Upcoming YouTube Go App Engineered to Limit Data Usage, Help Those With Slow Data Speeds

In 2017, YouTube intends to launch a new application called YouTube Go. The app has been in the works at YouTube for some time, with teams of engineers, designers, and researchers travelling to India, collecting ideas and testing prototypes with hundreds of people across 15 cities. The goal, according to YouTube, is to offer those with slower data connections the ability to watch any video at any time, hopefully regardless of connectivity speeds.  (more…)

This Icon Pack is Hot: Simpax

Here is an icon pack that is not only incredibly hot, it’s also different than anything you have probably used to date. It’s called Simpax, and I highly recommend this as your next home screen customization.

Simpax, which stands for “Simplicity Maximized,” made its debut within the past week from designer sikebo, who you may know from other popular icon packs we have featured, including Materialistik, Retrorika, and Immaterialis. It certainly is simple or minimalistic, but it still manages to have a very unique style or attitude of its own. This isn’t just another minimal pack and it most definitely isn’t a standard Material look either.  (more…)