Archive for December, 2017


Google Calendar: Everything you need to know!

Everything you need to know about Google Calendar.

Google Calendar is an amazing and useful app because it’s more than that — it’s a cross-platform service that is as elegant as it is versatile.

It starts by being pre-loaded on your Android phone, tablet or Chromebook, and it goes from there. It’s on the web, and it’s on iOS. You can use it by yourself or share it with others. You can even subscribe to public calendars  [Read More…]

The $99 Nokia 2 will receive Android 8.1 update with Android Go tweaks

HMD Global is taking the best bits of Android Go and integrating them in the Nokia 2.

HMD Global has done a fantastic job when it comes to updating its phones, and the company is now extending that commitment to the $ 99 Nokia 2. Replying to a user’s query on Twitter, HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas has mentioned that the Nokia 2 will pick up the Android 8.1 Oreo update.

With Android Go  [Read More…]

Do you prefer curved or flat smartphone displays?

Looks versus function.

If you look at devices like the Galaxy S8, LG V30, and Google Pixel 2 XL, you’ll see that they have one thing in common – they’ve all got curved displays.

Curved displays on smartphones are something that’s become more and more commonplace with each passing year, and while there’s no denying that this is an aesthetically pleasing trend, it’s not the most practical.

Some of our forum users recently got into a discussion about  [Read More…]

Start streaming: How to store your existing media in the cloud

Buying DVDs and CDs made a lot of sense a decade ago. What do you do with them now?

Years ago, the thought of watching movies on a phone was absurd — our connections were too slow, or they took up too much space. Today, if we still buy movies, many of us are choosing to eschew physical media for digital copies that can be watched anywhere effortlessly.

But what do we do with all those DVDs  [Read More…]

Samsung and LG also claim to not slow down phones with older batteries

“Never have, never will!”

Whether or not you own an iPhone, chances are you’ve heard a thing or two about Apple throttling CPU performance of older handsets as their batteries age. Although Apple has since responded to the outrage around this, there are still plenty of people that aren’t at all happy with the way the whole situation was handled.

Motorola and HTC recently issued statements of their own stating that neither one follows similar practices to  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5T gets numerous camera improvements and December security patch

OxygenOS 4.7.6.

There are a lot of reasons to love the OnePlus 5T, and one of them is its software experience. OnePlus’s OxygenOS is one of the best alternatives to stock Android, and along with its smooth performance and many customization options, OnePlus has done a great job over the years with fast and plentiful updates.

OxygenOS 4.7.6 recently started rolling out to the OnePlus 5T, and although it’s a fairly incremental update, there are a few  [Read More…]

Sony discovered to be working on Xperia XA2 Ultra

Spoiler alert – it has a big screen.

A lot of midrange handsets were released in 2017, but for those that love big displays above all else, one of your best options was the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra. The XA1 Ultra launched this past spring with reasonable specifications, but its biggest draw was definitely its 6-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD display.

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra.

Now, according to Malaysia’s SIRIM product certification system, it would  [Read More…]

How to “check for updates” on your Android device

Updating your Android can be a painful experience that requires a lot of patience, depending on the device you own and the carrier you’re with. Customarily when a new version of Android starts rolling out, it doesn’t hit every device at the same time – it depends a lot on your location. The process can […]

Is OnePlus working on a Sandstone OnePlus 5T?

You have our attention.

The OnePlus One is a memorable phone for a lot of different reasons, but one thing about the device that’s always stuck with me is its Sandstone back. OnePlus used its Sandstone material on the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2, and its combination of being grippy and smooth at the same time made it one of the most unique phone materials to date.

Don’t get too excited just yet, but it looks like  [Read More…]

These are all the Android devices updated to fix KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability

If you want to keep your info safe in the post-KRACK world, these are the Android devices you need to be using.

In October 2017, a big vulnerability with the WPA2 Wi-Fi standard was discovered. Referred to as KRACK, this is a vulnerability that essentially makes open season on all your personal data when connected to a Wi-Fi network using WPA2.

You can find all of the information about KRACK in Jerry’s guide here, but when talking  [Read More…]