Apple Music on Android Gets Music Videos, Family Membership Sign-Ups

Apple Music, the music service from that hardware company who just posted its first revenue decline in 13 years, received an update today! The update includes video music support, you know, for when Drizzy drops that new exclusive album with accompanying videos. You’ll also now be able to sign-up or upgrade to family membership in the app, something that was previously only available on the iOS app or iTunes software.  (more…)

HTC 10 Supports Apple’s AirPlay

Here’s an interesting little fact about the new HTC 10 – it supports Apple’s AirPlay. It may even be the first Android to do so.

What’s AirPlay? It’s like Google Cast, only for iOS devices. In other words, AirPlay is the technology from Apple that lets you stream music or video from your device through an Apple TV or AirPlay-enabled speaker.  (more…)

Samsung Gear S2 Gets iOS and Marshmallow Support Tomorrow, According to Verizon (Updated)

Earlier in the week, a rumor about the Samsung Gear S2 gaining iOS support within the month circulated around these parts. We can now confirm that Verizon is onboard with that idea, as their support section for the Gear S2 says that an update will arrive tomorrow with a fix for a random clock freeze, but also with added support for iOS and Marshmallow.  (more…)

Question of the Day: Which Android Phone Would You Like to See Remade, iPhone SE Style?

No matter how much we love a particular phone, at some point, it’s going to get old and not function as well as the newer phones. This is why we upgrade every year or so. Apple announced the iPhone SE this week, basically an iPhone 5 body with updated internals, which put this thought in our head. If you had your choice of one phone to be “remade” with the latest specs, do you have a phone in mind you would like to see this happen for? (more…)

Question of the Day: Would You Buy a High-End 4.0″ Android Smartphone?

Apple took the stage this morning and announced the iPhone SE, a premium iPhone device that does not compromise on specs. More interestingly, Apple claimed that people were begging for a small display, so the iPhone SE only features a 4.0″ display. Compare that to many Android flagships and we can safely label that as a minuscule screen.

For comparison, the Galaxy S7 features a 5.1″ display, the Galaxy Note 5 features a 5.5″ display, and the Nexus 6P features a 5.7″ display. Picture a Nexus 6P (same specs), but with a 4.0″ display. Is that something you would buy? Or maybe a 4.0″ Galaxy S7 Mini?

If an Android OEM produced a high-end device that only featured a 4.0″ display, would you be interested?

Live Chat: Apple’s iPhone SE and iPad Pro Event!

Apple has an event today. It starts at 10AM Pacific (1PM Eastern). We haven’t mentioned it up until this point, because well, it sounds like a pretty weak event unless you are the ultimate Apple diehard. I say that because they are supposed to unveil a mid-range, margin-increasing,  iPhone SE for people who love non-Hummers and are in emerging markets (or something), a new iPad Pro, and maybe some new overpriced watch straps. See…boring, right?

Either way, because we always like to have a good time at Apple’s expense and annoy elitist bloggers who get all huffy and pissy when we poke fun at Apple, we’re doing a live chat of the event! (more…)

Quick Look: Galaxy S7 Motion Photo, a Simpler Take on Apple’s Live Photos

We’re not even 24 hours into our full Samsung Galaxy S7 coverage, yet we’ve already unboxed it, talked about how it handles app storage with SD cards, and showed you just how careful you need to be when inserting your nano SIM and expandable storage. Up next, we’re taking a look at the phone’s Motion Photo feature, which Samsung hasn’t exactly been bragging about, likely because everyone in the media will refer to it as a copy of Apple’s Live Photos. Is it? No. Let’s not forget that HTC was doing a Live Photo experience years before Apple sniffed it, so I’d just say that this is Samsung’s take on that whole idea.  (more…)

On Encryption, Apple, the FBI, and You

I may be an outlier in a world full of tech talking heads, many of which who really, really love to listen to themselves talk, but I don’t have a hot take on the current situation involving Apple, the FBI, encryption, what other players in tech have or have not said on the matter, and what all of those combined mean for you. That’s not because I don’t care, it’s just not an area of life that I have ever really put much focus or effort into. Is that me burying my head in the sand? I don’t think so. The world is full of controversies and this is one, at least at the moment, I just don’t have much to offer on. So, if that disappoints you, I apologize.

With that said, you need to know what’s going on in case you need to take a stand, make choices about the products you use now and in the future, and whether or not there is anything you can do.

Confused at what the f*ck I’m talking about? Let’s catch up!  (more…)