Apple sold more iPhones in a week than Google did all of last year

February 14, 2018

Google’s Pixel 2 and 2 XL have the best smartphone cameras . Image: raymond wong/ mashable Google’s Pixel phones may be great telephones with best-in-class cameras, but they won’t be toppling Apple’s iPhones or Samsung’s Galaxy phones anytime soon. The company reportedly only shipped 3.9 million Pixel telephones in 2017, according to IDC research director Francisco Jeronimo. For Google, that’s not too shabby for a stranger — it’s twice the…

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AncestryDNA kits, Amazon Alexa devices, smart TVs, and more deals hotter than any Valentine’s Day date

February 11, 2018

Smart LED light bulbs, smart TVs, and TurboTax software is also on sale.Image: tech bargains Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Make your Monday mornings or beloved wine Wednesdays a little easier with an Amazon Echo Show or Amazon Echo Spot, because if hands free alcohol delivery,…

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Puerto Rico is recovering cell service… with balloons

November 1, 2017

Image: Jeff Chiu/AP/REX/Shutterstock If you have a Chromebook, you may no longer have an excuse to ignore your friends’ texts. Android 8.1 (which is still in developer preview) includes a new “SMS Connect” feature that could allow you to send and receive text messages on your computer.  The feature is currently being shown as an APK file in the developer preview. You might be able to launch and set up…

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Samsung and Apple should be worried about Xiaomi’s luxurious Mi Mix 2

October 3, 2017

Image: jason henry/mashable With Android, Google has already won the mobile war… at least, when it comes to software. Android is the world’s most popular mobile operating system and is installed on 64.76 percent of phones and tablets worldwide, twice the size of iOS, according to NetMarketShare. Google’s next mission is way more challenging, though, and it will probably take a long time — but it’s not impossible. The search…

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