Our new “Stories We Might Have Missed” segment includes stories that we’ve seen around the week that didn’t quite make it into our main posts this past week. At the end of each bullet there should be a source link for our information where you can go grab more details. Enjoy!
- LG G5 Pre-Orders Begin Soon at Best Buy
If you were interested in the LG G5 and maybe even wanted to pre-order it, boy do I have news for you. The LG G5 will be available for pre-order at Best Buy on March 18th. So if you were looking to grab LG’s new flagship be sure to stop by Best Buy and get on their pre-order list. For more information about the device take a look at it here on Best Buy’s site.
- Another Wild H10 Appears
I know that the H10 (or whatever HTC’s new flagship will be called) was on this list last week, but it looks like it didn’t want to stay out of the headlines too long. Two more pictures of HTC’s new flagship have materialized on the internet. These photos specifically show the front and the back of the device. If you’d like to see the pictures for yourself be sure to check out the tweet here. HTC is really focusing on the camera on this new H10…
- Bonus for the Gamers
Bethesda released a trailer for the new Fallout 4 DLC titles “Automatron”. I won’t spoil it for you, but it’s pretty great. The first Fallout 4 DLC comes out on March 22nd. The DLC will be available for $9.99. Take a look at the trailer here.
- Nest Makes Some Big Changes
Nest’s thermostats are already pretty clever, but they’re about to get a heck of a lot smarter. Nest now allows for up to ten members to control Nest products. This is available in a feature called “Family Accounts”. Nest also has a new feature called “Home/Away Assist”. This feature uses a variety of data and location services (like your phone) to tell when you’re out or when you’re home. Find out more information here.
- Nest Is On Your Wrist, Too
Nest can now be found on your Android Wear device as well, as shown in Nest’s latest app update. As mentioned up top, Nest will utilize your Android Wear device to determine when you’re home or away. It also allows you to control your Nest device, too. Now you don’t have to get up or pull out your phone. You can just raise your wrist and handle it all from the app. Just make sure to download the new update; click here to get taken to the Play Store.
- Simple Banking, Simpler Login
The Simple app made some changes recently. Simple has made it easier to notify them when you’re traveling so that you can raise your spending limit and clear purchases in certain countries. This happens via a travel form found in the Support tab. The update also allow users to sign in with LastPass. One of Simple’s coolest features- the Goals tab- now has a search bar so that you can search through your goals. Also if you have a Nexus device, you can now open the app using Nexus Imprint. If you use Simple be sure to check your updates and update your app!
- Hangouts Gets Updates for iOS and Android
The Hangouts app got an update on both Android and iOS this week. For iOS you can now send video attachments that are up to one minute long and Hangouts now supports Google for Work. On Android Hangouts updated to include Android N functionality. This means you’ll be able to utilize the grouped notifications and quick reply feature. Be sure to grab your update from your designated app store if you haven’t already.