Samsung's Windows powered 12-inch Galaxy Book launches via Verizon on April 21st

At MWC this year, Samsung didn’t introduce the Samsung Galaxy S8 (unless you count a quick video teaser as an introduction). The company did unveil the Samsung Galaxy Book. This is a 2-in-1 tablet that comes with Windows 10 inside. The device is available in two sizes (10.6-inches and 12-inches) and with two different forms of connectivity, LTE and Wi-Fi. Starting April 21st (this coming Friday) you will be able to pick up the device from Verizon Wireless. The nation’s largest carrier will be offering the larger 12-inch LTE model of the Galaxy Book for $1,299.99. Both size devices feature a snap-on …


Samsung launches 3 new Gear S3 watchfaces

Samsung today released three brand new, activity-focused watchfaces for its Gear S3 smartwatch: Samsung Outdoor, Samsung Travel, and Samsung Sport.

For all the adventurers out there, the Samsung Outdoor watchface features indicators for barometer, altimeter, weather, and sunrise/sunset times. You’re also getting a dedicated night mode, and the ability to preset altitude and atmospheric figures (the screen will flash red when the preset figures are exceeded).

Next, made for business travelers and tourists, the Samsung Travel watchface includes customizable …

Google launches a new home for web-based VR experiments (compatible with Daydream and Cardboard)

“Become a donut and try to wrap your fashionable scarf around hungry enemies.”

We’ll just let that sink in…
Okay, so this is the wacky tone that Google is going for in its latest mobile VR experiments, and frankly, we’re not complaining!
Google launched a new page for mobile VR experiments that run on the now-WebVR-enabled Chrome. There are not that many available right now, and the page is more of a showcase of what’s to come, but what’s lacking in numbers at this point is more than made up for in delightful …

Samsung launches Gear S3 value pack software update

Last week, Samsung released a software update for its Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic smartwatches, but it only made it available to users in select markets. Now, the company announced that the update – a “value pack update”, as Samsung is calling it – is coming to more regions, presumably including the US.

The update enhances the S3’s Samsung Health app with an improved interface and various new workout features. For example, users can now see approximate locations for detected running and walking activities, sync pace-setter running targets with the app …

OtterBox launches LG G6 cases and they look good!

OtterBox has long established itself amongst the top providers of cases and accessories for mobile devices. The company from Colorado is primarily known for the quality and durability of its products, famously putting their products through more than 24 tests, and 238 hours of testing. All OtterBox cases come with a 1-year warranty and in varied designs and builds – to satisfy different tastes and face different types of mistreatment.

We are now giving you a quick review of the phone protectors the company has just released for your fresh, new LG G6. 
Defender Series …

Taiwan Mobile launches 32GB Gold Apple iPhone 6

As we told you it would last week, Taiwan Mobile today launched a 32GB version of the Apple iPhone 6. When the phone originally launched in 2014, it was available in 16GB/64GB and 128GB variants. The 32GB model fills a gap in the lineup. The phone is not available from Apple, and is offered exclusively in the region by Taiwan Mobile, where it is priced at the equivalent of $435 USD.

The handset comes with iOS 10 out of the box, and features a 4.7-inch LCD display with a resolution of 750 x 1334. The dual-core A8 chipset is under the hood along with the M8 co-processor. Yes Virginia, optimizing …

Facebook launches Messenger Day around the world and its a complete rip off of Snapchat Stories

Ever since its inception, there have been no shortage of copycats that have tried to replicate Snapchat’s formula for capturing and sending photos that self-destruct after a certain amount of time. Although it started out as a simple tool for sending photos and videos up to ten seconds in length to friends and family, Snapchat eventually added its popular Stories feature – the section of the app that allows you to post photo and video content that automatically vanishes after 24 hours.

Last August saw Instagram release its own take on Snapchat’s Stories …

AT&T launches Stream Saver, reducing HD video to Standard Definition to save on data

Back in November, we told you about AT&T’s Stream Saver feature. When activated, HD video (720p) is reduced to standard video (480p which provides DVD quality video). The idea is that AT&T customers with a data bucket can save some of the sweet stuff while viewing streaming videos. The feature is now automatically activated on AT&T and GoPhone handsets. To turn it off, you need to go to the AT&T website and click on “Manage my data usage page.” From there, you should see settings for Stream Saver.

If you disable the Stream Saver feature, you will need to wait 5-minutes. After …

Apple launches new Gold 32GB Apple iPhone 6 in Asia

There was no big announcement, no hoopla, and no product introduction video starring the voice of  Jony Ive. Right under everyone’s noses, Apple launched a 32GB Apple iPhone 6 in Gold for certain Asian markets. When the iPhone 6 was originally released in 2014, the phone was offered in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB variants. The phone is considered new because Apple never had an iPhone 6 model for sale with 32GB in native storage.

The unit has been available in China since late last month as a low-price version of the iPhone. It will launch on Taiwan Mobile on March 10th. The model will not …

AccuWeather launches new Android Wear 2.0 app

As more and more smartwatches with Android Wear 2.0 get released, or other that run the previous version of the platform get upgraded, app developers start adding support for Google’s new OS.

AccuWeather is one of the companies that has just announced it has launched a new app for Android Wear 2.0, which will help smartwatch users stay up to date with the latest weather forecasts.

Moreover, AccuWeather developed a customizable watch face for the new Android Wear 2.0 OS, which is available through selection right after downloading the AccuWeather app on the smartwatch.

The new …