Review: Samsung Highnote
Highnote is a Jack-of-all-trades but master of few. Even though Highnote is hyped as a music phone, getting to your tunes takes an annoyingly and indefensibly long time. But my annoyance with the music player doesn't mean that Highnote is a bad phone, especially considering its price. Web speed is exemplary for such an inexpensive phone, the browser, while not spectacular, is workman-like and presents no unnecessary roadblocks to surfing, the speaker for both music and voice is far above average, there are copious email options, and the camera, even if it lacks a flash, takes decent pictures as long as you've got good light. For the price, it's hard to denigrate Highnote's expansive feature set, even if you have to sometimes wrestle with them to make them work.
CTIA Fall 2008
Our report from the fall CTIA trade show in San Francisco. Hands-on with the latest from HTC, Samsung, Velocity, BlackBerry, LG, Kyocera, PCD, and Motorola.
YouTube Reimagines Its Premium Video and Music Services
May 17, 2018
YouTube today announced YouTube Premium and YouTube Music, services that replace YouTube Red and YT Music, respectively. Moving forward, YouTube Premium will be the video site's top-tier service, offering originals, ad-free play, background play, and downloads across YouTube.
Google to Merge Google Play Music and YouTube Red
Jul 27, 2017
Google plans to shake up its music offering and ad-free video service, according to statements made by Lyor Cohen, the head of Google Play Music. As it stands today, Google Play Music is available to a single person for $10 per month and families for $15 per month.
Google Play Music to Be Default Music Player on All Samsung Devices
Apr 21, 2017
Google and Samsung today said starting with the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Google Play Music will be the default music player and music service on Samsung phones and tablets globally. Consumers who buy the S8 or S8+ will receive a free three-month trial of Google Play Music, which offers ad-free access to some 40 million tracks.
Instagram Debuts Emoji Slider Sticker for Fun Polling
May 10, 2018
Instagram today rolled out what it calls the emoji slider sticker. The idea behind this internative sticker is to let people provide more nuanced responses to poll questions.