You can finally save and listen to podcasts on your Apple Watch via the Overcast app

While some people prefer to use smartwatches as nothing more than a simple gadget to view and interact with notifications on, there are others that much rather take full advantage of their wrist-mounted computer and use it to its full potential. The Apple Watch is still one of the most feature-rich wearables around, and if you’re someone who tries to do as many things on your watch as possible as opposed to on your smartphone, you’ll be pleased to hear that the latest update to the Overcast app is bringing support for downloading and listening to podcasts on the Apple Watch.

This …


LG G6 finally makes its way to the European market

LG has rather a tough time competing in the premium smartphone marketplace, such is the dominance of Apple and Samsung. In an attempt to break the duopoly on higher-priced, feature-laden handsets, LG recently unveiled the new G6. Over the next few days, consumers in Europe will finally be able to get their paws on it. 

As we noted in our initial review of the G6, there’s not much about the device that can be faulted. However, with Samsung’s Galaxy S8 duo breathing down its neck while breaking pre-order records in both firms’ native South Korea, it’s clear that …

Lara Croft Go finally gets the Mirror of Spirits DLC on iOS

In case you’re not familiar with it, Lara Croft Go is Square Enix Montreal’s puzzle twist on the Tomb Raider franchise. It was first released on mobile, before making its way to PC and consoles. Unlike its original release, though, the DLC “Mirror of Spirits” followed a different path. It was released for PlayStation in late 2016, and it made its way to the PC version last month.

And the iOS version finally gets its long-awaited DLC today. The expansion adds some extra gameplay elements, including a mirrored Lara that takes part in the puzzles. The DLC adds 25 levels to the game, designed …

Spotify is finally coming to the Apple Watch as a third-party app named Snowy

Spotify is finally making its way onto Apple’s smartwatch, thanks to a partnership with a third-party company. Although not an official app, per se, the upcoming Snowy app, formerly known as Spotty, will provide Apple Watch owners a means of using Spotify on their smartwatches.

Snowy started out as a project by developer who was frustrated with Spotify’s reluctance to launch an official Apple Watch app. After catching a bit of heat from the company’s legal team, which lead to the app being renamed from Spotty to Snowy, there is a happy end to the story in sight, …

OnePlus co-founder says touch input lag has finally been fixed, alert slider about to get tweaked?

OnePlus sure makes great bang-for-the-buck devices. The original Flagship Killer — the OnePlus One — was a great performer and awesome all-rounder for half the price of its competitors at the time; the OnePlus 2 was a bit of a let-down; but the OnePlus 3 and consecutive OnePlus 3T knocked it out of the park with design materials, camera, and hardware, while maintaining a very accessible price, at $439. Of course, nothing in this world is perfect, and despite being pretty good devices, OnePlus’ phones are still plagued by a few issues, which can annoy the tech heads out there.

One such issue …

New 'Pirates of the Caribbean' trailer finally shows us Orlando Bloom's return

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The latest Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales trailer has been released, and along with it we see one of our favorite (albeit transformed) faces of the franchise: Orlando Bloom aka William Turner. 

We only get a brief glimpse Bloom, but now that we’ve seen him, along with bits of Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem and, of course, Johnny Depp, the stage is set for this to be one of the best installments in the entire Pirates series

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is set to hit theaters on May 26.   Read more…

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FCC auction of 600MHz spectrum finally comes to an end with $19.63 billion in winning bids

The FCC’s auction of 600MHz spectrum has finally come to an end. In two weeks, the regulatory agency will announce the winning bidders for each block that was auctioned off. The low frequency airwaves travel farther and penetrate buildings better, which is why many carriers were interested in the auction. The spectrum came originally from television broadcasters. The FCC is giving these television and radio stations 39-months to complete the transition to new channels. The broadcasters are seeking additional time while the winning bidders are hoping to receive ownership of the airwaves as quickly …

Google Talk (GChat) is finally getting fully transitioned to Hangouts; G+ leaving Gmail

Ever so slowly, Google is doing… something to sort out its messaging app strategy. Yesterday, we heard that Hangouts would be losing SMS support because Google wants to focus on Android Messenger for text messaging. Now, Google has decided it is finally time to kill off Google Talk (aka GChat), despite keeping the app around for years after it should have died.

Apparently, even though the Google Talk app in the Play Store was switched to Hangouts back in 2013, Google never shut off the Talk app for anyone who still had it running. That is finally changing, shutting off functionality …

Google finally fixes Bluetooth connectivity issues on the Pixel and Pixel XL

It’s been more than a month since Google acknowledged an issue with Bluetooth connectivity on the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, and the Mountain View company has finally announced that it has addressed the bug.

The problem started to affect the Pixel phones soon after the February security patch was released and persisted throughout the month of March. Today, a Googler confirmed the company fixed the bug that’s been identified last month.

I just got word that Google has just finished putting a fix in place for this issue on our end — no downloads or updates …

Google releases an Android Nougat 7.1.2 beta 2 update, Nexus 6P finally gets fingerprint scanner gestures

Google today started rolling out an Android 7.1.2 beta 2 software update to select devices, including the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Nexus Player.

To be clear, this new Nougat update (build number NPG47I) is only reaching folks enrolled in the Android Beta Program, since it’s a beta. Nevertheless, a stable, final release of Android 7.1.2 should be available to everyone in the near future, possibly in a few weeks’ time. Google previously mentioned that this would be an “incremental maintenance release focused on refinements”, including “bug fixes and optimizations, …