Archive for December, 2017


Razer Phone update has camera improvements and new security patch

Improvements for camera, audio, security, and more.

The Razer Phone gets a lot of things right, but one area where it struggles the most is with camera performance. Razer’s been pushing out updates to help make things better after addressing customer and critic complaints, and the latest update that’s now being rolled out tackles a lot of pain points.

Razer’s got four main updates in store for the Razer Phone’s camera with this update, and they include:

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Liam Neeson’s voice now gives directions in Waze

Waze users in the US are being treated to a nice surprise this holiday season. Their favorite traffic and maps app just added the ability to have Liam Neeson’s voice guide you to your destination. The Hollywood actor has starred in a wide variety of movies from the remarkable “Schindler’s List” to the popular Sci-Fi […]

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Best overall Samsung Galaxy S8

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The Galaxy S8 has slick hardware with tiny bezels that let it have a big screen in a relatively small body, but inside it still offers everything you want: a high-end processor, lots of storage, an SD card slot, full waterproofing and a top-end camera.  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo Spot now available for $129.99, won’t ship in time for Christmas

Introduced back in September, the Amazon Echo Spot – a tiny smart speaker with a circular 2.5-inch display – is finally available for purchase. Customers can now place an order for the Black or White version for $ 129.99 a pop on Amazon. The mini speaker actually appeared on the Amazon website around Thanksgiving, but it […]

How to set up and use Google Assistant on Huawei Watch 2

Google Assistant at your wrist is one of Android Wear’s best features.

From a design and performance perspective, the Huawei Watch 2 and Huawei Watch 2 Classic are both compelling smartwatches in an increasingly dwindling market. Each runs Android Wear 2.0, offering a variety of useful features including Google’s powerful Assistant AI. Though Assistant originated as a secondary feature of Allo, it’s since grown into one of Google’s largest services, handling everything from simple queries to smart  [Read More…]

The newest iOttie car mounts are on sale for the first time today only

Mount your phone and drive safe with hands-free communication.

Several different iOttie Easy One Touch 4 car mounts are on sale today as part of Amazon’s daily deals. Whether you want to mount something to your dashboard, your air conditioner vents, or your CD player, iOttie not only has a device for that but the prices are super low today as well.

The Easy One Touch 4 is the newest of iOttie’s car mount series. We’ve shared deals on  [Read More…]

ZTE confirms 8.0 Oreo is coming to Axon 7

The ZTE Axon 7 was a fantastic mid-range phone when it was released in August of 2016, and if you can find a solid deal on it now, it’s still not the worst way you can spend your cash on an Android handset. The hardware of the Axon 7 continues to look and feel great even in late 2017, and it now looks like the software will be receiving a big update very soon.

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Galaxy A8/A8+ are official with dual front cameras and Infinity Display

Meet Samsung’s powerful mid-rangers for 2018.

The market for mid-range phones is more aggressive than ever, and Samsung is driving this point home as much as it can with its newly announced Galaxy A8 and A8+. These two phones bared all in a recent leak, but we now have confirmation from Samsung on their specifications and release date.

The A8 and A8+ share a lot of the same specs, including Samsung’s Exynos 7885 processor, 32-64GB of storage,  [Read More…]

Fitbit Aria 2 review: Keeping it in the family

The Fitbit Aria 2 is a sleek and capable Wi-Fi smart scale that plays nicely with other Fitbit products.

As the name implies, the Fitbit Aria 2 is the second-generation of smart scales from Fitbit, the brand that’s become synonymous with fitness-focused technology. It’s sleek and easy to use with a really bright LED screen, but is it worth the rather steep $ 130 price tag?

That question largely depends on your opinion and usage of other  [Read More…]

Changes to Google Play Store will require apps to be optimized for newer Android versions

Android security depends on secure apps and Google has some big plans.

Google has made some significant announcements on its Android Developers Blog centering around some new policies developers will need to follow to continue publishing to the Play Store. Google says that starting in August 2018 all new apps submitted will need to target Android Oreo, and in November 2018 updates to existing apps will need to do the same. In addition, starting early in 2018 there will  [Read More…]