Archive for December, 2017


How to get started with Google Play Music

There is more music at your fingertips than there are stars in the sky.

While there are many apps that stream music, and stream it well, Google Play Music is Google’s music service and as such is an app that comes on millions and millions of devices. While the app has gotten clunkier in recent years, the app is still undoubtedly one of the most useful on the Android scene, and with generous benefits to both paid  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: A reminder to keep CES announcements in context

It’s good to remember that just because something is newsworthy doesn’t mean it’s going to be a real-world product.

Amazingly, CES 2018 is less than a week away. Though the “show” doesn’t officially open until January 9, the press will be heading to Las Vegas this week and the news will start pouring out this coming weekend before CES has technically started. Heck, you’re going to start seeing CES announcements in the first couple days of January,  [Read More…]

Best social multiplayer games to play at a party

Your smartphone is the key to an evening of sweet party games with friends!

Party games provide a great way for friends, new and old, to come together, share a laugh, and just have a good time. But with pretty much everyone owning a smartphone these days, the way we play party games has evolved.

While some might say it’s anti-social to be on your phone at party, these hilarious party games typically only require an Android  [Read More…]

5 easy ways to get the most out of your Android phone’s camera

There are a few tricks you can use to get the most out of any phone’s camera.

With a smartphone in every pocket, taking photos has become one of the most-used features of these powerful little computers. But there’s more to it than just hardware and software — you need to know how to use it all! That’s why we’re continuing our 12 days of tech tips with a super-useful one: taking better photos.

You may know  [Read More…]

3 awesome things you get with your PlayStation Plus subscription

PlayStation Plus is a lot more than a subscription service. It’s an essential part of the PS4 experience.

It seems that nearly every video game console developer has some version of a premium online subscription service. Nintendo will soon be launching a premium online subscription service, Microsoft has had Xbox Live Gold for quite some time now, and of course Sony has PlayStation Plus.

Each platform offers various services and perks to their subscribers. Have you been  [Read More…]

Amazon Digital Day now live with deals on games, movies, apps, and more

Amazon’s Digital Day is officially live, and as expected, there are a lot of deals on games, movies, apps, and more.

There are lots of notable deals included in Amazon’s Digital Day, including those that you might use for work. For example, you can score a one-year subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan that includes Photoshop, Lightroom, and 20GB of storage.

Gamers can get deals on titles like WWE 2K18, Cuphead, Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War, Forza Motorsport 7,  [Read More…]

Android Oreo beta for OnePlus 5T now available

Available to flash right now.

So far, OnePlus has released Oreo updates for the 3, 3T, and 5. The company teased that its new 5T would be seeing similar treatment a couple days after Christmas, and now we have our first Open Beta of OxygenOS that’s based on Android 8.0.

Since this is the first Open Beta that OnePlus has released for the 5T, you’ll need to follow the instructions for flashing the new software onto your  [Read More…]

Fly the skies with the Spectre Drone for $83!

Drones are hot right now and have been for a few years. There are drone racing competitions, tons of tricks you can do, and tons of footage you can shoot (drones are constantly used TV and film production now). People have been flying model airplanes for decades, but drones up the “coolness” factor and are often considerably less expensive than most flying model planes.

TRNDlabs’ Spectre Drone is an awesome mid-range drone that’s not necessarily for novices but certainly doesn’t  [Read More…]

4 tips for getting the most battery life out of your Huawei Watch 2

The Huawei Watch 2 is one of the best Android Wear watches currently available, and it manages surprisingly good endurance out of its 420mAh battery. Still, for heavy users who are constantly checking notifications and flipping through apps, it might not be enough to last through a busy work day. Here are a few tips on how to make the most of the Huawei Watch 2’s battery.

Turn down your brightness

This one’s pretty obvious, but the brighter  [Read More…]

Google Photos is the best gift you can give your family this year

The holidays are a time for taking lots of photos. Make sure you know how to keep them all safe!

Whether you’re out with your friends or spending time with your family unwrapping presents, there’s a good chance you’ll be taking a lot of photos this holiday season. But there’s also the chance that someone has a bit too much eggnog, breaks their phone, and — poof — there go your fun new memories. That’s why this year  [Read More…]