Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 23 Mar 2017 7:49 pm
The resolution would also prevent the FCC from enacting similar consumer protections in the future.
Your service provider needs permission to sell your private information under current rules. But that might be changing if the House follows the Senate's lead on S.J Res 34.
Senate Joint Resolution 34 is congressional disapproval of the Federal Communications Commission rules relating to "...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 23 Mar 2017 5:20 pm
You have questions about Android O and we have answers. Here's the skinny on what you need to know about Google's next.
Android O is upon us! Well, not really. But the first developer preview has been released and we're starting to uncover what Google has been doing with Android for the past year and what to expect when it's released.
Google says to expect the full version in the fall of 2017...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 23 Mar 2017 1:16 pm
Because how your armor looks is more important than how well it protects you.
There's a lot of stuff to do in Mass Effect: Andromeda and mixed in are plenty of nods back to the original trilogy. One of them is the N7 armor that you can unlock and craft in the game.
It's pretty easy to do and doesn't require any tough missions or super rare materials. You can also do it early and it makes for...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 22 Mar 2017 3:00 pm
A quick tip for Chromebook users — powering down when you're done using your laptop keeps things running smoothly and makes sure your software is up to date.
Your Chromebook does a good job of going to sleep and staying asleep when you shut the lid, which is the sort of thing you'd want any laptop to do well. But that doesn't reset and recycle your current session in Chrome OS. And those are...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 22 Mar 2017 1:00 pm
Get the latest version of Android on your phone on your own terms.
Nexus, the line of Android phones and tablets developed in partnership between Google and various hardware manufacturers, was a program that helps developers to get their hands on a 100% stock Android experience. It can help to develop applications for the platform quicker and easier than using a device with a manufacturer skin...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 21 Mar 2017 1:00 pm
See what the latest and greatest version of Android has in store for you!
Android O brings several changes to existing features as well as all new features. Since it first arrived in 2008, Android has been a very fluid bit of software. The mobile space is always evolving and Android has evolved along with it so it could meet the needs of people like us who use it every day.
With the first...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 20 Mar 2017 7:22 pm
Before you make the switch you need to think about a few things.
Having good cellular service has become an important thing for most people. We use our phones for everything from keeping in touch to keeping entertained when we have a few quiet moments. It's pretty great that we have such powerful machines in our pockets and nobody is happy when their service lets them down. That's why it's...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 20 Mar 2017 2:21 pm
Neverware is now offering a version of its take on Chrome OS with Microsoft OneDrive and Office 365 integration.
CloudReady is software designed to breathe new life into your old Windows computer or Mac by using Chromium — the free open source version of Chrome OS. We looked at a build of CloudReady designed for virtual machines and found it was an excellent way to experience Chrome OS without...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 17 Mar 2017 9:28 pm
Get ready to run as Mario and friends come to Google Play!
Nintendo America just dropped the date of March 23 as the day Super Mario Run comes to the Google Play Store.
In January we heard that Nintendo was putting more focus on getting Super Mario Run to Android, and March was their target for release. They will come in just in time according to this evening's news.
Android version of #...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 17 Mar 2017 3:54 pm
A great way to soften the blow to your wallet.
What's better than a brand new Galaxy Tab S3 and its gorgeous screen? A brand new Galaxy Tab S3 with a free keyboard cover or 64GB SD card!
Folks in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland who pre-order a Galaxy Tab S3 through Samsung eShop before March 31 will be gifted a fancy keyboard book cover. These keyboard covers are...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 17 Mar 2017 2:59 pm
All the things that nobody knows but are fun to guess about. It's that time!
Everyone has a list of things they hope to see in Android O. Some make a lot of sense and there's a good chance we'll see them, others are just pipe dreams. But now that the time for a new version of Android to be announced is getting closer, the guessing games can begin!
9to5 Google has a list of features they say...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 16 Mar 2017 9:53 am
And a free Google Home is just one of the promos Verizon is offering with pre-orders.
Update, March 16: The LG G6 announcement just went live at Verizon, and we have some good news: the phone will be coming to Big Red a week early, March 30, instead of the rumored April 7. Everything else is the same: you get the same three promos as below, and the price of $672, or 24 payments of $28, hasn't...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 14 Mar 2017 12:00 pm
What we expect to see from this year's Google I/O.
Google I/O 2017 will be here before you know it. Everyone's involved: Google itself, presenters, hardware partners, and anyone else who will make the three-day event awesome is busy getting ready. We're going to have fun and learn stuff. That's the perfect combo.
Last year's Google I/O had some logistics problems that shouldn't return in...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 14 Mar 2017 10:00 am
Before there was Google Wifi, there was eero.
We've looked at several home Wi-Fi products here at Mobile Nations. They are an important part of using your phone or any internet-connected device, so they're pretty relevant for all of us. And with consumer mesh networking hardware becoming a thing, it's also some really cool new tech. Even Google is on board and Google Wifi is one of their best...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 14 Mar 2017 9:00 am
NVIDIA's Jetson TX2 is more than a worthy successor to the original. It's a new way to do things.
Artificial Intelligence and machines that can learn are how the things we use every day will be improved. Google and Android are all-in with AI through Google Assistant and machine learning, so it's important to know how the back end operates, how they got there and what types of equipment makes...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 13 Mar 2017 6:06 pm
The PlayStation Now catalog will be expanded with PS4 titles sometime in 2017.
PlayStation Now is a great way to play hundreds of PS3 games by streaming them right to your PS4 or your PC. Today Sony says that soon the catalog will be extended to include PlayStation 4 titles.
We're excited to announce that PS Now's catalog is set to grow even further, as we'll be expanding to include a new...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 13 Mar 2017 6:06 pm
Development of on-screen sensing wasn't complete in time for this year's launch according, to industry experts in Korea.
The Korea Herald tells us that Samsung won't be able to include fingerprint sensing through the display on the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+. According to their industry partners, Samsung and Synaptics simply ran out of time. This comes as no surprise, since we've seen numerous...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 13 Mar 2017 11:07 am
Update, March 2017: This post has been updated with new formatting. All the choices have remained the same.
ASUS Chromebox M004U
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Don't let the name fool you. The ASUS Chromebox M004U (generally known as the ASUS Chromebox though there are others from ASUS being sold) is dead simple to set up and use. Attach a monitor or...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 11 Mar 2017 5:13 pm
Separating the wheat from the chaff.
On Tuesday (March 7, 2017 if you're reading from the future) Wikileaks released the Vault 7 CIA files. These dumped a ton of information along with some Tweets about how journalists were supposed to be afraid that the CIA has tapped into everyone's phone and that encrypted messaging has been hacked. This produced the expected results, where words were...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 11 Mar 2017 9:00 am
Having the right mobile network settings makes a difference. Here's how to change them if you need to!
Updated March 2017: Up-to-date information and changes.
Unlocked phones and alternative carriers are more popular now than ever before. Most every company makes an unlocked model or two that you can buy directly from their website or a retailer like Amazon with the necessary parts and...