Prisma surpasses 50 million downloads in the Google Play Store, do you still use it?

Prisma has just joined the esteemed group of Android apps that have been downloaded more than 50 million times. Initially launched on the iOS platform, Prisma made its debut in the Google Play Store back in July 2016.

In less than one year and a half, Prisma exceeded the 50 million downloads mark, an impressive achievement coming from such a small company. Even though it’s one of the most popular Android apps, we can’t help but wonder how many of you are still using Prisma to turn your photos into awesome artworks.

One of the reasons Prisma became an instant …

Deal: Second-Gen Amazon Echo on sale for just $80 ($20 off) plus a $10 gift card

Smart speakers will probably turn out to be one of the most popular gifts this holiday season. And why not? Considering all of the things that they can do, such as turn on/off smart appliances, order a Lyft or Uber, update you on the latest sports, stock prices, news and weather, send texts, make calls, tell jokes and much more, this is quite a device for the connected household to own.

And pricing has never been lower. Consider that both the Amazon Echo Dot (the Echo model that looks like a hockey puck) and the Google Home Mini can both be had for $29.99. And now Newegg is offering the …

Report: OnePlus 6 to arrive in March with its fingerprint reader embedded under the display

The OnePlus 5T was released in November, and already there is talk about the OnePlus 6. A report published today out of China suggests that the next new build of the phone will be unveiled in the middle of March of next year, with a release at the end of the month. And it apparently will feature a fingerprint scanner embedded underneath the phone’s display. Samsung tried to get this technology up and running throughout 2017, but it was forced to place the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8 fingerprint scanners on the rear of each model.

If the latest renders of the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ …

Consumer Reports subscribers rank Sprint dead last among the four major U.S. carriers

According to Consumer Reports latest survey to determine the best carrier, which is based on votes cast by the magazine’s subscribers, small carriers finished at the top of the list while large carriers like AT&T and Sprint finished at the bottom of the survey. The three that finished on top, Consumer Cellular, Project Fi, and Ting all scored high for value. It was Consumer Cellular that took home the trophy as the overall number one ranked carrier.

In case you’re unfamiliar with the top ranked trio, Consumer Cellular is a post-paid MVNO. Project Fi is the hybrid pre-paid MVNO owned …

Deal: Save $100 when you purchase the Essential Phone and its 4K 360-degree camera

Essential’s flagship is on sale once again, but you won’t save too much unless you buy it bundled with its 4K 360-degree camera. Speaking of Essential Phone’s camera, there have been several updates coming to the accessory, which improved the quality of the pictures/videos and added a range of new features.

In any case, if you felt like giving the Essential Phone a try, you’ll be happy to know the smartphone, along with the 360-degree camera, is on sale at Amazon for just $500. Since the Essential Phone sells for $450 and the 360-degree camera is up for purchase …

Benchmark confirms Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU for Sony’s upcoming flagship

Sony is readying its new Xperia smartphones and a flagship can’t miss from the lineup. We know little about Sony’s upcoming Xperia flagship smartphone other than its codename, Sony H8266, and a few unconfirmed specs.

Aside from the flagship, Sony plans to unveil at least three other Xperia smartphones next year, which we only know by their codenames: H8216, H8276, and H8296.

Luckily, we now have confirmation that Sony’s flagship, the H8266, will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. The smartphone has been recently spotted at Geekbench and the …

The Galaxy X (SM-G888N0) listed on Samsung support site is just a rugged smartphone

Samsung is definitely launching a foldable smartphone next year, but that doesn’t mean it will be available for purchase worldwide. Dubbed Samsung Galaxy X, the upcoming foldable smartphone was previously listed on the company’s support site with model number SM-G888N0, or at least that’s what we thought.

Unfortunately, Samsung SM-G888N0 is not the highly-anticipated Galaxy X foldable smartphone, but a rugged phone for professionals. Samsung issued a press release a few days ago that highlights the importance of next-generation technology for smart train and metro, …

Google Play Music 4-month free trial offer is back, but not for everyone

From time to time, Google lures more customers into using its music streaming service, Google Play Music, by offering free trials. If you’ve missed any of the previous Google Play Music deals, you’re in luck since Google is now running a new promotion aimed to add even more consumers to its music streaming service.

For a limited time, Google offers new customers four months of its music streaming service for free, as part of its “12 Days of Play” promotion. Unfortunately, the deal is not available to everyone and it’s unclear what qualifies people for this promotion.

Some …

Pokemon GO holiday update brings back Santa Pikachu and a few frosty friends

It’s been a very busy month for Niantic, the studio behind Pokemon GO smash-hit. Several updates hit Android and iOS devices in December, which brought loads of new features and improvements meant to keep players engaged.

The latest update comes just in time for the holiday season and brings a host of Christmas-themed changes. For starters, the festive Pikachu is back for a limited time, and he’s bringing a few frosty friends in the form of Ice-type Pokemon.

Furthermore, Niantic announced that additional Water-type and Ice-type Pokemon that were initially …

Apple fails to produce documents in FTC lawsuit vs. Qualcomm, gets fined $25K per day

U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins has ordered Apple to pay the court $25,000 each day that it fails to turn over certain documents related to the FTC’s suit against Qualcomm. The court started adding up the fines on December 16th. The $25,000 is the amount of profit Apple made every 16 seconds during its last fiscal year. The company must turn over the documents by December 29th, or else it will be forced to pay a higher penalty amount for each day it doesn’t turn over the documents.

Apple is not a party to the suit in which the FTC accuses the chip designer of allowing Apple to pay …