When we think of "refreshment" it's usually in relation to a nice cool drink, perhaps on a sunny day, but that doesn't mean this photo contest needs to be tied down to just pictures of your glass. Try to go outside the box and think of more things that are refreshing than just that beer or lemonade you're enjoying (though we'd love to see those, too!). We can't wait to see the entries this week, and so long as they fit the prompt they'll be eligible for a prize.
In the first edition of our new, longer-running photo contests we came away with tons of great entries.
It took two weeks to pick winners this time around, but we're super happy with all of the entries that came into this chilly photo contest. We received all kinds of shots that nailed the prompt, and after much deliberation we came down to the two winners that will take home prizes. Read along and see the winners.
Google's Project Fi isn't so much a revolution in pricing as it is a rethinking of how a carrier should work.
Not many people have a strong liking for the way their current mobile carrier operates. You can find the same stories about bad customer support, data speeds and phones related to all of the major carrier in the U.S., and Google's hoping to get some of those disgruntled customers to come try its new offering called Project Fi.
The premise is pretty simple: Pay for the data you plan to use, and get a refund the next month for data you don't end up using. Your money gets you access to the Sprint and T-Mobile networks, as well as thousands of Google-certified WiFi hotspots to help reduce mobile data usage. The network extends around the world with the same pay-for-use model while roaming, and no matter what your phone preference is you can only get a Nexus 6 right now.
It's understandable, and downright intuitive — but let's see how the value actually compares to the other carriers.
Following up on its first-quarter earnings, Qualcomm as part of its Q2 2015 earnings said that it's reducing its expectations for the second half of the fiscal year due to lower sales of its Snapdragon processors.
There's no way around it — the Galaxy S6 doesn't have a huge battery. We're going to help you make the most of it.
With a brilliant display, powerful processor and plenty of software features you may find yourself draining down the 2550 mAh battery on the Galaxy S6 a bit faster than other phones, but that doesn't mean the phone's battery life is completely out of your control.
With just a handful of tips — some specific to the GS6, others you can use on any phone — you'll be able to make the most of the sealed-in battery on the Galaxy S6, and we're going to tell you all about them.
Microsoft has graduated Outlook, their popular mail app for Android, out of 'preview' status.
After pushing out 17 updates since launching in back in January, Microsoft has now removed the 'preview' tag from Outlook for Android. The team at Microsoft had high expectations for Outlook, and while enhancing performance and squashing bugs they had tagged the app as a preview. With the expectations finally being met, the team has no longer calls it a preview.
Networks, when you think about it, come down to one thing. Coverage. If you're not covered, nothing else matters. But in partnering with two U.S. carriers — Sprint and T-Mobile — Google's Project Fi definitely has an interesting advantage.
But the question stands: Will you have Project Fi coverage where you live?
Google has announced Project Fi, a new program that aims to keep you connected, no matter what network you're on.
Beginning as an early access program, Google is working with Sprint and T-Mobile to build Fi. The service is centered around three main areas of focus: high-quality connections, easy communication across networks, and a simple service experience.
Soon Google Drive won't be the only option for cloud storage on your Chromebook.
Speaking at an enterprise-focused Chrome Live online event, Google announced that Box integration will soon be coming to Chrome OS. In a forthcoming release of Chrome OS users will be able to sign in and have access to their Box storage in the same way as Google Drive is currently available at a system level.
Facebook has launched yet another Android app, and this time they are making your dialer even smarter.
Phone calls can be a pain, especially if you don't have the number stored and don't know who is calling you. Facebook is making your dialer and caller-ID even smarter with their latest app, Hello. With Hello you will be able to see who is calling, whether you have the number saved or not, as well as block unwanted calls based on numbers others have blocked, and much more.
Keeping the 5.1-inch display of the Galaxy S6 safe from scratches is a top priority and shouldn't be overlooked.
Not everyone is after cases for the Galaxy S6 to keep them protected, but a screen protector is something most of us can agree is a smart investment. Finding that perfect protector, however, is key to keeping the quality, feel and response that we're all after.
Luckily, there are some great screen protectors for the Galaxy S6 available that will keep your worries at bay and your display clear of imperfections. Check out some of our favorite picks after the break.
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