Deal: 32GB Moto Z Play on sale for $259.99, save $75!

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Looking for a solid budget phone? If so, we might have found an excellent deal for you! The unlocked Moto Z Play is now selling for $259.99 at B&H. For comparison, the cheapest Amazon listing we were able to find quotes $334.90, so you’ll be saving almost $75 with B&H’s offer. 
Keep in mind that while this is the North American variant …


Google Play Store starts suggesting 'free' and 'premium' search filters for some users

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Some Android users are reporting seeing ‘free’ and ‘premium’ suggestion tags when searching for something on the Google Play Store. Strangely enough, however, these seem to not act as proper filters that would divide paid and free offerings, but rather like tags or keywords to further specify your search, Android Police reports.

A limited number of users have been seeing similar tags since the beginning of 2017, but the feature is now seemingly rolling out on a wider scale. Unfortunately, as of yet at least, …

HTC releases Smart display app in the Google Play Store

HTC Smart display is an Android app that comes pre-installed on the HTC U11+, a smartphone that hasn’t been released on the market yet. The application HTC’s take on the Ambient Display, a feature that will come inside the U11+.

It’s unclear whether or not the app is compatible with other HTC devices now that the Taiwanese company has decided to release it in the Google Play Store.

The Smart display app shows information about time, date, and battery power on the screen. It also displays notification icons and features different clock styles, as well …

Google's "Best of 2017": These were the most popular apps, games, movies, and TV shows on the Play Store

Google has just revealed its “Best of 2017” roster with the most popular new apps, games, movies, and songs on the Play Store for each and every country where the service is available. This means that these are not the best ones globally and also shouldn’t be confused as ‘global’ awards.

For the US, in particular, the list of the top games is as follows: 

Most popular games of 2017Super Mario RunBubble Witch 3 SagaMagic Tiles 3CATSBallz

Most popular apps of 2017

Photo Editor – Beauty Camera & Photo FiltersWhat …

YouTube Go is out of beta and available for download in the Google Play Store

Google has been working on a lightweight version of its YouTube app for mobile devices for quite a long time. However, the so-called YouTube Go was available in beta form and those interested could test it out while helping Google make a better app out of it.

Today, the final version of YouTube Go was published in the Google Play Store so that everyone can give it a go. There’s a catch though, as the app doesn’t seem to be available in all territories, which isn’t surprising since the reason of its existence is to give users in select countries the option to save …

Moto Z Play spotted running Android 8.0 (Oreo); update is coming soon?

With this being the most festive time of the year, it wouldn’t be unusual to see young children sitting at the kitchen table, dunking some Oreos into a tall glass of milk. Seeing children powered by Oreos is a lot more common than seeing Android phones running on Oreo (Android 8.0), at least according to the latest Android distribution figures. But that would lead us into a discussion about the “F word,” and no one wants to discuss fragmentation during the holidays.

And that leads us to a Geekbench benchmark test  performed recently on the Moto Z Play. How the device fared in the test …

Deal: Premium version of Geekbench 4 goes free on Google Play Store (usually $10)

One of the many benchmark apps used to test smartphones performance, Geekbench is free to download on Google Play Store for a limited time. As the title says, we’re talking about the premium version of Geekbench 4, which usually sells for $10.

The latest version of Geekbench includes processor tests, specially designed to quickly and accurately measure mobile CPU performance. Additionally, the app includes new GPU (graphics processing unit) Compute tests that are supposed to measure the processing power of the device’s GPU.

Unlike the free version, Geekbench …

B&H Black Friday deal: Buy the unlocked Moto Z Play for $249.99, a 44% discount

From now through November 27th at 11:59pm EST, you can save a whopping 44% on the unlocked Moto Z Play. Normally priced at $449.99 at B&H, with the sale you can take $200 off and pay $249.99. The device carries a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution. Thanks to the energy sipping Snapdragon 625 chipset, and the 3510mAh cell inside, battery life is terrific. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of expandable native storage.

Adorning the back of the unit is a 16MP camera, with a 5MP selfie snapper in front. With the Turbo Charger, 9-hours of power is restored after …

it's the little things: Google Play Music ditches swipe-to-delete gesture after user backlash

A few days after a vocal minority of users voiced their complaints in a Reddit thread, a recent update to the Google Play Music app for Android finally resolved one of the more annoying features of the app that ‘allowed’ users to accidentally delete songs from by swiping.
Apparently, version 8.5.6542-1.Y of Google Play Music does away with the quite annoying gesture-based song deletion, which has also been a cornerstone of the majority of negative reviews for the app in the Play Store. 
What makes things …

Grab a bunch of premium Android games, now on sale or free for a limited time on Google Play!

Looking for some great new games to play on your Android smartphone? If that’s the case, you might be pleased to hear that several titles that are usually paid are now available for free on Google Play. 

This time around, we’ve also included three games that are still paid but have received big discounts. Each of them is in the top 10 of their respective game category on the Play Store, so you might want to consider buying one at this reduced price you have a dollar or two to spare.
This collection features several different genres, so we’ve …