Disney+ is coming to India on April 3 with pricier subscription tiers (Updated)

Disney+ is coming to India on April 3 with pricier subscription tiers (Updated)

Netflix’s nearly global footprint dwarfs Disney+, but the five-month-old streaming service is filling the gaps rather quickly. While the service went live in North America, the Netherlands, and parts of Australasia in November, it’s set to reach more countries in Europe and Asia later this month. Ahead of its March 29 release in India, the entire Disney+ catalog has already gone live on Hotstar—the largest streaming service in the South Asian market by user count. Disney inherited Hotstar as part of its acquisition of Fox and decided to roll out its streaming service in India via Hotstar instead of bringing...

Realme 6 and 6 Pro pack 90Hz displays and quad cameras into budget handsets (Update: UK launch)

Realme 6 and 6 Pro pack 90Hz displays and quad cameras into budget handsets (Update: UK launch)

Realme is fast making a name for itself as the best bang for buck around, and its latest budget models bear that out. The former Oppo sub-brand has announced the Realme 6 and Realme 6 Pro, both of which feature 90Hz screens, 64MP quad-camera systems, and 30W fast charging. Miraculously, all of that can be had for less than $200. The Realme 6 Pro is the first phone to ship with Qualcomm’s 8nm Snapdragon 720G mobile platform. Its FHD+ (2400×1080), 90Hz LCD display with 120Hz sampling rate measures 6.6 inches diagonally and houses a double hole-punch cutout with 16MP (wide)...

Bored with 3D animals? Google also has skeletons, cars, Santa, the Mars Rover, and other AR objects

Bored with 3D animals? Google also has skeletons, cars, Santa, the Mars Rover, and other AR objects

We’re supposed to stay inside right now, but that shouldn’t stop us from exploring things we’d normally see in museums or shops thanks to 3D models available in Google Search on Android and iOS. We’ve already covered which animals and pets you can lure into your home, but if you and your kids get tired of acting as an amateur zoologist, there is a whole world to explore, starting with planets and space crafts courtesy of NASA over anatomy all the way to shopping for shoes. NASA Other than planets, which you can find by searching for “[planet] 3d” on...

list of all animals, compatible phones, and more (Updated)

list of all animals, compatible phones, and more (Updated)

Google announced that it was bringing AR objects to search during I/O last year and since then it’s steadily added new animals to the roster, as well as expanding the list of eligible devices. Now that a lot of people, myself included, are in lockdown, bringing a taste of the outdoors into your living room may just help you keep your sanity. Let’s take a look at some of these AR animals, as well as what you’ll need to enjoy them. One of the most impressive aspects of these AR animals is their size, appearing in your space exactly as...

Google has stopped selling the Pixel 3 and 3 XL

Google has stopped selling the Pixel 3 and 3 XL

Google is no longer selling the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, its pair of 2018 flagship phones. Both devices were removed from availability today on the Google Store, and we have confirmed with a company spokesperson that it has sold through its inventory, and that sales for the phones have completed. The previous product listing for the Pixel 3 at the Google Store now redirects to the store homepage, and the product carousel/ribbon there no longer lists the Pixel 3, either. Although it’s still listed in the dedicated “phones” category, the old product listing is still inaccessible from there, and...

Report says LG’s G series phones are dead, company to pursue new strategy (Update: Response)

Report says LG’s G series phones are dead, company to pursue new strategy (Update: Response)

LG’s smartphone division has performed poorly for years, and discarding the usual yearly release cycle didn’t help matters much. According to Korean news site Naver, LG is planning something a bit more drastic — ending the ‘G’ product series that the company has used since the 2012 LG Optimus G. The report from Naver states that LG is discontinuing the ‘G’ brand, though it’s not clear what impact that will have on the hardware direction. The company’s next mainstream phone is still tentatively called the ‘G9 ThinQ,’ but it’s supposedly using a Snapdragon 700-series SoC, instead of the 800-series chips...

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20+ are $200 off at Amazon, starting at $800 (Update: More stores)

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20+ are $200 off at Amazon, starting at $800 (Update: More stores)

While Samsung’s S20 series brought us some of the manufacturer’s most advanced products to date, they’re also some of the most expensive smartphones on the market. Thankfully, we have a sizable deal on the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ at Amazon that can help you save $200 on either phone. As of right now, you can pick up the 128GB model of the Galaxy S20 or S20+ in the color of your choice for $799.99 and $999.99, respectively. Throughout our review of the S20 Ultra, we were impressed by many of the new and improved features that Samsung managed to...

It’s 2020, why don’t Samsung phones support Android’s seamless updates?

It’s 2020, why don’t Samsung phones support Android’s seamless updates?

Keeping current with system updates is the single most important thing you can do to keep your phone safe, and long ago, installing those updates was an incredibly slow process. But back in 2016, Google tried to make things better with new “seamless updates” that made it an easy background process — you could even use your phone as they installed. Since then, most phone manufacturers have come around to the idea, with one very big exception: For whatever reason, Samsung refuses to give its phones the feature. Even its latest, $1,400 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra uses decidedly non-ultra, antiquated,...

list of animals, compatible phones, and more

list of animals, compatible phones, and more

Google announced that it was bringing AR objects to search during I/O last year and since then it’s steadily added new animals to the roster, as well as expanding the list of eligible devices. Now that a lot of people, myself included, are in lockdown, bringing a taste of the outdoors into your living room may just help you keep your sanity. Let’s take a look at some of these AR animals, as well as what you’ll need to enjoy them. One of the most impressive aspects of these AR animals is their size, appearing in your space exactly as...

Office 365 is now Microsoft 365, new Outlook features and screen time app coming to Android

Office 365 is now Microsoft 365, new Outlook features and screen time app coming to Android

Microsoft introduced Office 365 in 2011 as a new subscription model for the company’s popular suite of office applications, but it has gradually expanded in scope since then. Today it was announced that Office 365 is being renamed to Microsoft 365, and there are new features for both consumers and large organizations alike. Most of the new features announced for Microsoft 365 are for the desktop: a new editing service built into Word and Outlook.com, an updated presenter mode in PowerPoint, and so on. There were a few topics of interest for Android, though. The Play My Emails feature that...