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Alcatel 1X review: Android Go is a huge compromise in every sense, including price

Alcatel 1X review: Android Go is a huge compromise in every sense, including price Affordable phones will always be a compromise, but Google hopes it can make entry-level devices a bit better with something new: Android Go. It’s the same Android platform you know and presumably love, but optimized for sub-1GB RAM …

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Instagram Stories hits 400m daily users, introduces new soundtrack feature [Updated]

Instagram Stories hits 400m daily users, introduces new soundtrack feature  If you use Instagram, there’s a good chance you’ve tried out Stories, which lets you send timely updates to your followers in photo or video form. It’s probably to blame for the waning interest in Snapchat and has had a …

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13 new and notable Android apps from the last week including Instagram Lite, BBC Sounds, and Navbar Weather (6/24/18 – 6/30/18)

13 new and notable Android apps from the last week including Instagram Lite, BBC Sounds, and Navbar Weather (6/24/18 – 6/30/18) Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. This …

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RCS Universal Profile rolling out on T-Mobile, starting with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

RCS Universal Profile rolling out on T-Mobile, starting with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Neville Ray, CTO for the house of Legere, has just confirmed that RCS Universal Profile is rolling out. GSMA Universal Profile 1.0 sw updates have started Back in March, T-Mobile promised that it would deploy the …

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[Update: Winners] We’re giving away three eMeet M2 Bluetooth speakerphones, plus 15% off coupons for everyone else (NA/EU only)

We’re giving away three eMeet M2 Bluetooth speakerphones, plus 15% off coupons for everyone else (NA/EU only) Are you still using the speaker on your phone to make calls, like an animal? No one wants to be on a call with someone who sounds like they’re in a tunnel. Lucky for …

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AT&T’s $15/month WatchTV streaming service is now open to all

AT&T’s $15/month WatchTV streaming service is now open to all AT&T surprise-announced WatchTV, its $15-a-month Sling TV competitor, in April. Earlier this month, the service went live for subscribers on certain AT&T plans. Now, it’s available to everybody, and if you’re in the market for an alternative to a basic cable package, …

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Nokia 1 review: Stepping into 2018 with hardware from 2011

Nokia 1 review: Stepping into 2018 with hardware from 2011   Over the past year or two, HMD Global has ushered a revival of the Nokia brand with stock Android software under the hood. But perhaps none of the smartphones it has released has been more reminiscent of the Nokia …

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Mortgage rates retreat, capping a grim spring selling season

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has averaged 4.40% so far this year, up from 3.99% in 2017 Shelter-Kit.com Rates for home loans pulled back in line with bond yields as trade war fears sent investors piling into safe assets. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.57% during the June 21 week, down …

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Opinion: How the end of this key borrowing rate could impact mortgages and other loans

Opinion: How the end of this key borrowing rate could impact mortgages and other loans U.S. replacement for variable-loan benchmark Libor looks promising for consumers Andrea Riquier Libor, the London interbank offered rate, is currently the most popular interest-rate benchmark for around $200 trillion in U.S. financial products with floating interest-rates. …

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These stocks have the highest dividend yields of the stress-test passers

These stocks have the highest dividend yields of the stress-test passers The average dividend yield of the stress-test passers is now well above the S&P 500 Everett Collection If you’re looking for a high-yielding bank stock, among those most likely to survive the next financial meltdown, check out Huntington Bancshares …

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