Facebook shows great resiliency in the face of a major scandal

You might have thought that Facebook subscribers would be deleting the app in droves following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. After all, at least 87 million members had their personal information used without permission. But since the news about the scandal first broke, Facebook has since found religion. The social network instituted some new rules, and suspended over 200 apps.
All of the things that Facebook is doing in order to keep members feeling that their personal information is safe and secure must be working. According to global securities house Goldman Sachs …


Windows 10 is getting a great new screenshot tool

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As someone that moves from macOS to Windows frequently and takes screenshots all the time (I admit, it’s a little specific, but I can’t be the only one), one of the most annoying things about Windows is the lack of an integrated, powerful screenshot tool. 

Yes, there were several ways to take a screenshot in Windows, but nothing compared to the simplicity of hitting Shift+Command+3 or 4 to capture your entire screen or a portion of it. 

Well, this has changed in the latest beta version of Windows 10 (Build 17661, via The Verge), which brings Screen Sketch — previously a part of the Windows Ink Workspace — as a standalone app.  Read more…

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Get a great pair of earbuds for less than $10 — yes, it's possible

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We use earbuds. We lose earbuds. We replace earbuds. Just like bobby pins and socks, this is just a fact of life. 

If you’re looking to stock up for the inevitable, you can get a solid pair in the RX18P Comfort-Fit In-Ear Headphones for just $8.99. Don’t let the price fool you; these are a great pair of headphones that fit comfortably in your ears and deliver great value.

With quality sound, inline controls, and an ergonomic fit, these headphones cover all the bases. Here’s the rundown: the 10mm dynamic drivers deliver crisp audio with deep controlled bass. Plus, the inline microphone and remote allow you to control everything without having to reach for your phone.  Read more…

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Great deal: Save $150 on the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S9, $200 on the Galaxy S9+

Pssst, been eyeing the Galaxy S9 or the S9+ but one thing or another kept you from jumping the gun?|

Well, good news, Samsung has just made its latest flagship devices even more appealing. If you purchase the AT&T version from Samsung, the Galaxy S9 will cost you $150 less while the Galaxy S9+ will be $200 cheaper in comparison with the MSRP. 

Thanks to this, you can snatch the S9 for $569.99, while the larger device goes for $639.99. 

And that’s not all: for Samsung, at least, when it rains it pours. You will get a free DeX …

MoviePass is great, but we'd like these other monthly subscriptions as well

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We’ve got MoviePass, we’ve got ClassPass, but don’t we need more? 

Woe are the memories before monthly subscription passes came out. Now, we can work out, watch a movie, work out again, then come home to our Book of the Month!

But it shouldn’t stop there.

Here are 10 more passes that we want, that we need, and on which we would love to become dependent.

DogPass

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This pass would allow you to pet any dog in the city without their stingy owners getting in the way. Be sure to register 45 minutes early, because these dogs are getting snatched up like hotcakes. Read more…

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Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ teaser is all about taking great selfies

Yesterday, we showed you three new video teasers from Samsung for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ that focused (no pun intended) on some of the upcoming flagships’ photographic features. We saw video shot in slo-mo, and recorded under less than optimal lighting conditions. Today, we find another new video teaser that is titled “The Camera Reimagined.” This would indicate that Samsung has rebuilt the cameras on its 2018 flagship phones from scratch.

The new video shows a number of different effects, many of which are already available to owners of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy …

Humble Mobile Bundle 22 costs just $5 and includes 8 great games

One of the best point-and-click adventure games launched on Android, Oxenfree is now part of the latest Humble Bundle for mobiles, along with seven other no less important titles.

For the right amount, you’ll be able to get all eight Android games, but if you want a specific game that’s included in a lower tier, you’ll pay less. The absolute lowest amount that you must pay to purchase any of the games included in the bundle is $1.

For $1, you’ll get three games: Splitter Critters, Star Vikings Forever, and Galaxy of Pen & Paper. However, for exactly $4.84 you’ll be getting three …

Need a great wireless speaker? The 16W Anker SoundCore Sport XL is on sale for $42, save big!

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If you’re on the hunt for a solid wireless Bluetooth speaker under the $50 range, we have good news for you. Anker’s 16W SoundCore Sport XL is now on sale. This model typically retails for $70 on Amazon, but you can grab one for just $42 – that’s a 40% discount …

Great Deal: Motorola Moto X4 now costs just $249 on Google's Project Fi

Released in the US back in September, the mid-range Motorola
Moto X4 was initially priced at $399.99, being sold both directly by Motorola,
and by Google via its Project Fi MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator). As of
this week, the Moto X4 can be purchased for only $249 if you’re getting it via
Project Fi before February 14.  

 

According to Google, to get a Moto X4 for just $249, you’ll
need to activate it on Project Fi “within 30 days of device shipment.”
The great thing about this deal – which saves you $150 – is that it doesn’t
require a minimum activation time. Once you’ve …

6 great smartphones from 10 years ago (2018 edition)

2008 was an important year in the world of smartphones. While the market was still ruled by operating systems that are now defunct (like Symbian and BlackBerry OS), new platforms were clearly providing glimpses of the future, with touchscreen devices starting to make a serious impact. Of course, there were still plenty of awesome handsets that didn’t feature touch-enabled displays, but the wind of change was already blowing. 
If you’re feeling nostalgic, or just curious about what smartphones were cool a decade ago, we’re inviting you to discover some of the greatest …