Archive for January, 2018


How to use face unlock (trusted face) on the Google Pixel 2

A fingerprint sensor is both secure and fast, but sometimes you want other unlocking methods.

Much was made of the OnePlus 5T‘s Face Unlock, but it’s hardly the only Android phone to have a great face-unlocking feature. Google’s own Pixel 2 actually has a great face unlock feature available as part of Smart Lock. And even though the fingerprint sensor is more secure and often faster, some of us want to have other options for unlocking. Whether  [Read More…]

Xiaomi’s Snapdragon 845-powered Mi 7 could make its debut at MWC

Xiaomi is listed as an exhibitor at MWC, suggesting a possible Mi 7 unveil at the event.

Two years ago, erstwhile Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra took to the stage at MWC to unveil the Mi 5. The Chinese manufacturer opted to sit out last year’s conference, but Xiaomi will once again be exhibiting at this year’s event. The official Mobile World Congress page lists Xiaomi as an exhibitor, leading further credence to the rumors that the manufacturer will unveil  [Read More…]

Sprint baits switchers with one year of free service, here’s what you can get

Unhappy with your carrier? Sprint this week announced it is bringing back a major promotion aimed at switchers. For a limited time, Sprint will offer a full year of free service for those willing to switch from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile or other postpaid carriers. This includes unlimited talk, text, & data. The good news is […]

How to use your desktop in VR

You can use your entire desktop in VR.

The scene from the movie Minority Report in which Tom Cruise’s character, John Anderton, is moving virtual screens around with his hands is imprinted in the minds of techies everywhere. How cool would it be to have a bunch of movable screens surrounding you? You’d be able to enlarge, shrink, and rotate to your heart’s content…

Having your desktop surround you is an option within VR, whether you’re using  [Read More…]

Today only, save up to 40% on BIC essentials you’ll be buying at some point anyways

The easiest decision you’ll make all day.

Today only, Amazon is offering up to 40% off BIC office supplies. The items included are things like pens, pencils, and highlighters. You know you’re going to need them at some point, whether it’s for restocking your home office, or grabbing school supplies. Now’s the time to buy and avoid paying full price…or running out when you need them the most.

Some notable items:

Gel-ocity 8-pack Fashion Retractable Gel Pens  [Read More…]

Google announces finalists for 2017 Indie Game Contest

According to Google, these are the best indie games you should have played in 2017.

After the success of Google Play’s inaugural Indie Game Contest last year, which shone a light on the best indie games released in 2016, Google has released the list of 20 finalists for the 2017 prize.

The contest was open to any independent studios working out of the 31 eligible countries operating with less than 30 full-time employees who released a game in the  [Read More…]

The Xiaomi Mi A1 looks absolutely stunning in red

The red Mi A1 is the best variant of an already great phone.

Five months after its release, the Xiaomi Mi A1 continues to be the best budget phone you can buy in India. Its combination of styling, internal hardware, dual rear cameras, and Android One underpinnings give it a distinct leg up over other devices in this segment.

Xiaomi initially launched the Mi A1 in gold and black color options and added a rose gold model  [Read More…]

Tip: How to speed up your Moto X Pure Edition

The Moto X Pure Edition was a great device for those looking for something with a bit more of a personal touch from a smartphone. However, the device isn’t as young as it once was and with apps getting more resource demanding, you could find the Moto X Pure Edition to be slowing down. Luckily […]

Project Fi just launched a highly competitive $80 unlimited plan called ‘Bill Protection’

One less caveat to deal with on Google’s carrier.

Project Fi has always been a great solution for those who use less than about 4GB of data per month, but now Google’s giving the nod to people who want more. A new feature called “Bill Protection” effectively gives Project Fi users an unlimited data option, taking on the big carrier competition that has swung back to heavily promoting unlimited data plans.

So here’s how it works. From  [Read More…]

Here’s an easy fix for Google Pixel 2 fingerprint sensor issues

When a convenience turns into a concern, we get mad.

The Google Pixel 2‘s fingerprint sensor is in a perfect place to effortlessly use. But what happens when you put your finger there and it just … doesn’t work? After a few attempts of the sensor not recognizing your fingerprint, the software actually fails out and requires you to enter your passcode to get past the lock screen or password to enter a secure app. That’s not fun —  [Read More…]