Archive

Netflix just raised the price of its Standard and Premium plans

Netflix on Thursday announced some bad news for customers in the U.S.: The streaming service is raising the price of two of its plans. The Standard plan now costs $14 a month, up from $13 a month. Meanwhile, the Premium plan is also getting a price hike to $18 a month, which is a $2...

Google One’s 2TB plan now comes with a VPN for online privacy

Google on Thursday introduced a new perk for select Google One subscribers: access to a virtual private network, or VPN. If you’re on a Google One 2TB plan (which costs $9.99 per month), you can get access to an extra layer of network protection on your Android device — and it comes at no extra...

Xbox Game Bar adds a resources widget to track CPU/GPU/RAM usage

Microsoft has released an update for the Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10 that will allow users to track what apps are hogging their PC's CPU, GPU, and RAM. The new Resources Widget will display which apps are using up the most system resources, rating them low, medium, or high. This information can be accessed without...

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 and Active 2 are at some of their lowest prices yet

Trying to stick with a fitness routine in 2020 is, to say the least, a challenge. Even if you're the type that prefers to get their exercise in with outdoor activities, it can be harder than usual to usual to stay motivated with everything going on. Smartwatches can help a lot with that, as having...

Google is finally considering adding controller rumble support to Android

Google has reignited hopes of support for rumble-enabled controllers in Android, many months after the issue was first raised on the Google Issue Tracker. In the early days of Android, interest in gaming with the platform was expected to be limited mostly to “casual” titles played on handsets, and so the idea of enabling controllers...

Microsoft reportedly plans a big UI overhaul for Windows 10 next year

Microsoft is allegedly planning a major visual overhaul for Windows 10 next year. The UI refresh project, known internally as ‘Sun Valley’, has been rumored for the last couple of years. Screenshots of an improved Microsoft Groove (which ages it!) leaked some time ago but amounted to nothing. Now it looks like Microsoft has Q4...

The LG K92 launches in the U.S. as a cheap 5G phone for $359

LG has joined the gold rush of affordable 5G phones with the LG K92 5G, which the Korean brand says is “designed to bring the benefits of 5G to a larger audience.” With a form of 5G now active in most major U.S. cities, the next stage will be persuading buyers to adopt it, which...

Google App preps “Assistant Memory” and At A Glance media recommendations

It looks like Google is preparing to introduce new features to its Google App, with new strings pointing to an “Assistant Memory” feature and media recommendations in the At A Glance widget. The new strings were discovered in Google App 11.34.7.29. First up is an "Assistant Memory" feature, which the strings describe as an easy way...

Get the WD easystore 5TB external HDD for just $90 and back up everything

It's always a good idea to have your data backed up somewhere physically. Cloud services are wonderful, but if the service of your choice goes down or starts charging a subscription that you don't want to pay, all of that data is gone. It's no different than if your internal HDD or SSD was to...

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 update adds voice guidance when exercising

Samsung has started rolling out a firmware update for the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 which adds voice guidance when you’re exercising. The update, spotted by one of our forum members, Galaxea, is version R820XXU1CTJ5 or R82O0XA1CTJ5 depending on what variant you have. The new firmware, clocking in at 61.39MB, sticks with Tizen version 5.5.0.1, but...

Samsung rolls out the November 2020 security update to the Galaxy Z Fold 2

Besides Google’s generic Android Security Bulletin (ASB), Samsung also maintains a separate bulletin for assessing the impact of any actual or potential security vulnerability in the context of their ecosystem. A quick look at Samsung’s Mobile Security portal reveals all the disclosed security vulnerabilities affecting closed-source vendor components, the underlying Linux kernel in Android, and...

Google tests head-to-head comparisons of similar apps on the Play Store

Google Play Store is home to close to 3 million apps, making it the biggest mobile app store in the world. With so many apps flooding the app store and new apps being regularly added, discovering the perfect app can be a little cumbersome for users. Google is well aware of the problem, and to...