Mozilla simplifies its Firefox lineup on Android

Mozilla simplifies its Firefox lineup on Android

If you thought the Google Chrome lineup was complicated with its stable, beta, dev, and Canary channels, you haven’t looked into Firefox for Android. For a while, we had stable Firefox, Firefox Beta, Firefox Nightly, Firefox Preview, and Firefox Preview Nightly (not to mention the separate Firefox Focus) — truly a mess if you’re just looking for the latest version of the completely rewritten new Firefox. That’s finally changing, as Mozilla is starting to simplify its lineup, leaving only three versions: Firefox, Firefox Beta, and Firefox Nightly. If you use the current release of Firefox Preview available on the Play...

Dish takes over Boost Mobile, introduces new plan options

Dish takes over Boost Mobile, introduces new plan options

This story was originally published 2020/07/01 9:12am PDTon Jul 1, 2020 and last updated 2020/07/02 10:34pm PDTon Jul 2, 2020.  Dish has officially completed the acquisition of the merged T-Mobile’s mandated divestiture of its various prepaid carriers — now all under the Boost Mobile umbrella — valued at $1.4 billion. With new ownership comes immediate changes such as a modified logo and new rate plans effective tomorrow. Boost will slim down from three plans to two. One is called “$hrink-It!,” which provides 15GB of data for an initial rate of $45 per month before dropping to $40 after three on-time...

Google is offering Stadia Premiere Edition for just $79 to select Chromebook owners

Google is offering Stadia Premiere Edition for just $79 to select Chromebook owners

Stadia Premiere Edition launched last year for the price of $129. It was a lot of fun when we reviewed it. Since then, it’s been discounted down to just $99. But if that wasn’t enough to sway you, Google is currently offering Stadia Premiere Edition for a mere $79 — as long as you’ve got a Pixelbook, Pixelbook Go, or Pixel Slate handy. Over on the Chromebook perks page, Google is giving US-based owners of the Pixelbook, Pixelbook Go, and Pixel Slate a $20 discount on Stadia Premiere Edition right now. Technically, the terms say “new” owners, but like other...

Students can save up to $25 a month with Verizon’s new discounts

Students can save up to $25 a month with Verizon’s new discounts

Verizon is one of the biggest names in the game when it comes to wireless in the US. The company recently launched new options for prepaid plans, and just released its own credit card as well. Recently the carrier announced plans for some new student discounts, and today those deals are going live. The new discount will save college students $10 a month on a single unlimited line. For subscribers with two unlimited lines, the savings rise to $25 a month, which isn’t half bad. And customers still get access to the standard Verizon unlimited perks like Apple Music and...

Arlo announces the Ultra 2 with improved Wi-Fi connectivity and… not much else

Arlo announces the Ultra 2 with improved Wi-Fi connectivity and… not much else

Arlo has been making some of the best home security products on the market for a while now. Just a few weeks back we saw the launch of the budget-oriented Essential Spotlight camera, but users looking for higher-end surveillance could always turn to last year’s Arlo Ultra. Now that model is getting a few tweaks, as Arlo announces the Ultra 2, a mildly refreshed edition of its 4K-capable camera. The new model is currently only available in a 4-pack sold exclusively at Costco for about $900. While that might seem pretty steep, it is less than you’ll pay for a...

How to go back to an older version of an app on Android

How to go back to an older version of an app on Android

This story was originally published 2019/11/20 9:25am PSTon Nov 20, 2019 and last updated 2020/07/02 11:49am PDTon Jul 2, 2020.  Sometimes, the latest version of an app isn’t the best version. Bugs and issues can happen, and while rolling back to an older version can be a security risk, sometimes you just have to do it to keep things working. Once the troubleshooting basics are done and restarting your phone or “swiping away” the app from your recent list hasn’t fixed things, it may be time for (slightly) more drastic measures. Here’s how you can roll back to an earlier version...

Google’s Fitbit acquisition is being criticized for privacy and competition concerns

Google’s Fitbit acquisition is being criticized for privacy and competition concerns

Google set out to acquire fitness company Fitbit in November of last year, but the deal hasn’t gone through all the required regulatory approvals yet. There have been concerns that the acquisition could lead to reduced competition and Google extending its apparatus of data-collecting for targeted advertisements, and now advocacy groups around the world are urging governments to closely investigate the deal. A total of 20 advocacy groups based in Europe, the United States, Latin America, and other regions signed a joint statement urging government regulators to be careful about Google’s acquisition of Fitbit. The group included Public Citizen in...

YouTube Music is getting four new personalized mix playlists

YouTube Music is getting four new personalized mix playlists

YouTube Music is due to become Google’s only music service by the end of this year. In anticipation of taking the spotlight, the platform has been rapidly adding features and making tweaks lately, such as the ability to swipe between tracks and start playback directly from the album art. Last month, four new Mix playlists were spotted in the wild, and now it looks like those are becoming more widely available. When these mixes were spotted previously, they didn’t seem to be accessible to most users. Now though, it looks like anyone who navigates to the appropriate links should see...

Verizon updates Samsung Galaxy A10e, A20 to Android 10

Verizon updates Samsung Galaxy A10e, A20 to Android 10

Verizon is passing on Android 10 updates for the Samsung Galaxy A10e and A20 to owners right now. Unlocked A10e and A20 units in North America had started receiving OTAs about 3 weeks ago, according to PiunikaWeb, with Android 10 as well as One UI 2.0. AT&T sent out its Android 10 update to A10e owners even before then on June 5. This leaves T-Mobile as the holdout A10e retailer to push the upgrade. On a bitter note, Verizon’s updates for the A10e and A20 only bring the security patch level up to May — the same for AT&T.

Xiaomi Mi TV Stick shows up in Play Console ahead of release

Xiaomi Mi TV Stick shows up in Play Console ahead of release

For years, the Xiaomi Mi Box (and its various iterations) has been the go-to option for a cheap Android TV device. Google is finally producing its own Android TV streaming stick, nicknamed ‘Sabrina,’ but that isn’t stopping Xiaomi from working on a sequel to the Mi Box — the aptly-named Mi TV Stick. The Mi TV Stick has already leaked a few times, and some retailers like Gearbest and AliExpress are already taking orders for the global version. It’s not clear what the official US price will be (assuming it does arrive in America, like the Mi Box did), but...