T-Mobile has performedwell in Ookla’s recent speed test reports, and that trend continues again today. T-Mobile has come out on top in Ookla’s speed test report for Q1 2018, marking the 17th straight quarter that Ookla has named T-Mo’s 4G LTE network the fastest in the U.S. For Q1 2018, T-Mobile put up an average LTE download speed of 32.1Mbps and an average LTE upload speed of 12.0Mbps. Neville Ray, T-Mobile’s CTO, says that … [read full article]
As expected, T-Mobile has begun updating its Galaxy Note 8 to Android Oreo. But that’s not the only Samsung device that T-Mo is currently updating. Several T-Mobile Galaxy Note 8 owners began receiving their Android Oreo update overnight. The update is version N950USQU3CRC2 and is 1330.84MB in size. Included in this update are Oreo features like picture-in-picture, autofill, and notification dots and Samsung-specific improvements, too. The update also brings the March 1, 2018 Android security … [read full article]
April Fools’ Day is here once again, and this year it falls on the same day as Easter. As you browse the internet today, be forewarned that many of the stories, press releases, and announcements discovered over the next few hours will likely be hoaxes made by companies with a proclivity for teasing their customers every April 1.
It’s also worth noting that April 1, 2018 marks the 42nd anniversary of Apple, which was founded on April 1, 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, who sold his share of Apple back to Jobs and Wozniak for just $800 later in 1976.
All these years later, Apple’s products have now become a major target for April Fools’ Day pranks, along with jokes coming from companies, apps, services, and accessory makers that are well-known by Apple users, which we’ve accumulated in a list below.
T-Mobile is bringing back the classic Sidekick smartphone for a new generation with the world’s first “Smartshoephone,” called the T-Mobile Sidekicks. Company CEO John Legere said that the Sidekicks are optimized for unlimited data on T-Mobile ONE, include a slide-out screen like the original Sidekick, have near-field “toe tap” communication with fellow Sidekicks, and more.
T-Mobile usually leans towards wearable tech for its April Fools’ Day pranks, in 2016 introducing a hands-free binge-watching headset and in 2017 showing off the “T-Mobile ONEsie.” For the new Smartshoephone, T-Mobile has even put out a fake Home Shopping Network-style video in which John Legere and COO Mike Sievert laud the advantages of the “fully connected wearable shoes.” The twist is that T-Mobile is selling a plain, non-IoT version of the Sidekicks that you can really buy… for $65.
Roku’s Happy Streaming Socks
Roku is hoping to help customers easily control their next binge-watching session with a new pair of Happy Streaming Socks. The socks have built-in motion sensors for menu navigation, find-my-socks technology, and can heat up to keep your feet warm.
Roku says that its Streaming Socks are a convenient alternative to controlling shows and navigating menus when your hands are messy from snacking while watching TV.
Man Crates’ Porch Piracy Protection
Man Crates has begun a new “Porch Piracy Protection” initiative, aimed at protecting customers from package thieves when orders are left at their doors.
Now when you order from Man Crates, you can choose from a list of free deterrents — like an ill-tempered baboon, creepy clown, or aggressive mime — that are promised to prevent looters from ever getting near your packages.
Freemium language-learning app Duolingo has launched “Brewolingo,” a collection of craft beers that the company says will help you become more fluent in a new language. Apparently based on actual research, Duolingo’s prank product promises fluency in French, Spanish, and more just by “getting tipsy.”
We get it. Learning a language is hard. Luckily, research has shown that besides frequent practice and cultural immersion, getting tipsy can help. That’s right, folks: drinking beer can actually help you get fluent.
Enter Brewolingo: four varieties of craft beer brought to you by Duolingo. Featuring a special blend of wheat, hops, water and secret Owlgorithms™, this beer is the only fluid you’ll need for language fluency.
Brand designer Jack Morgan shared a few behind-the-scenes images and details of his work on Brewolingo’s brand identity, packaging, and website design. The four faux flavors include Spring Season-Owl, India Pale Owl, Mad Amber Owl, and Night Owl Stout. Unlike T-Mobile, Duolingo isn’t actually selling a version of its joke — the “Buy Now” link directs you to the company’s legitimate training courses.
Desmond Smith, T-Mobile’s recognizable senior social technology evangelist, tweeted last night that the Oreo update for its Note8 phones has been approved and will begin hitting those devices as soon as the evening of Sunday, April 1st. This confirmation comes a few days after Des tweeted that the carrier would be rolling Oreo out to Note8 users in the next few days “barring any unforeseen issues.”
We’ve seen quite a few deals on the Galaxy S9 and S9+ since the two flagships launched two weeks ago, and now another offer has launched.
T-Mobile is now offering a Buy One, Get One deal on the Samsung Galaxy S9. Specifically, customers who buy a Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, or Galaxy S8 Active can get $ 720 in bill credits when they buy a second Galaxy S9, S9+, or S8 Active. Those bill credits would cover the cost of a second Galaxy S9, but customers who choose an S9+ ($ 840) or S8 Active ($ 850) would still owe some money for their second device after the credits.
This deal is open to new and existing T-Mobile customers, but you do need to activate at least one new line of service to get it. You also need to purchase both phones on a 24-month Equipment Installment Plan and pay the down payment ($ 120 for the S9+, $ 130 for the S8 Active) and any applicable tax for your devices at the time of purchase.
T-Mo’s Galaxy S9 deal will be available for a limited time and is valid only for purchases made starting today, March 30. It may be combined with other active offers, but two offers that it cannot be combined with are Carrier Freedom and Get Out of the Red.
This looks like a pretty nice deal for anyone interested, as the Galaxy S9 is a brand new flagship phone that looks to be pretty solid. The requirement of a new line may turn some people off, but if you know someone who wants to join you on T-Mobile or you and a friend want to switch together, this is definitely a deal to consider.
This week, the AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon versions of the Galaxy Note 8 all began receiving their Android 8.0 Oreo update. T-Mobile Note 8 owners are probably wondering where their Oreo update is, and now we’ve got some more info on it. The Android Oreo update for T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 8 has been approved and should begin hitting devices as soon as Sunday night (April 1). That’s according to T-Mobile product guy Des Smith. THIS JUST … [read full article]
In the US, the Samsung Galaxy Note8 has already started receiving Oreo for Verizon and Sprint models. The T-Mobile variant will be next one in line for Oreo, as T-Mobile product manager, Des, confirms on Twitter. THIS JUST IN! @TMobile #GalaxyNote8 #Android #Oreo update approved! Will start hitting customers phones as early as Sunday night!!! (No April Fool’s here) 🤘 – Des pic.twitter.com/r1yEl2myMW Des 📷 📱 (@askdes) March 30, 2018 The Oreo update will begin rolling out this Sunday, April 1. We’ll just have to take Des’ word for it, as this Sunday is…
This has been a good week for Galaxy Note 8 owners, as the AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon versions of the device have all been updated to Android 8.0. Now it looks like T-Mobile Note 8 users won’t have to wait long for their own Oreo treat.
T-Mobile has approved the Android Oreo update for its version of the Galaxy Note 8, says T-Mo product guy Des Smith. The update will begin rolling out over the air as early as the night of Sunday, April 1.
Getting bumped up to Android Oreo brings new features like picture-in-picture, which will let you watch video from one app while using another app, and autofill. Oreo also includes notification dots so that you can glance at your home screen and see which apps have alerts for you.
We’re sure to learn more about T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update when it begins rolling out. Until then, you T-Mo Note 8 owners can rest easy knowing that it won’t be long before you get to sink your teeth into an Oreo treat.
If you’ve been thinking about picking up a new Galaxy S9 from T-Mobile, then perhaps a new T-Mo deal will convince you to pull the trigger. T-Mobile today launched a new Buy One, Get One deal on the Samsung Galaxy S9. With it, you can buy a Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, or Galaxy S8 Active and get $ 720 off a second Galaxy S9, S9+, or S8 Active via bill credits. Pricing on the S9 is $ 720, … [read full article]