Archive for January, 2018


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…]

Honor 9 Lite launching in India on January 21

Pricing starts at just 10,999 INR.

In late December, the Honor 9 Lite was unveiled as an updated version of the Honor 9 that was released last summer. The phone was first launched in China, but now it’s expanding to India as an excellent budget option for those that want a quality phone without spending too much cash.

Nothing about the Honor 9 Lite has changed since we talked about it last December, and that’s a good  [Read More…]

Page speed will soon affect Google Search results on mobile

The change will officially begin this July.

When you search for something, finding the best answers as quickly as possible is key. This is important when browsing on your desktop, but even more so when doing it from your phone. According to Google, this is the reason it’ll be tweaking how search results are displayed later this year.

Starting July 2018, search results on mobile will use page speed as a factor to determine what’s placed up  [Read More…]

ProtonVPN launches on Android as a truly free VPN solution

A free VPN service that’s enjoyable (and safe) to use.

Thanks to the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability that reared its ugly head in October of last year, VPN services have become more valuable than ever before. A quick search on the Google Play Store will reveal a heap of VPN apps to choose from, and while there are legit options, there are also ones that spam you with ads, sell your data, and even install malware.

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How to find the IMEI number on your Android phone

There are lots of easy ways to find your phone’s IMEI number.

No matter what phone you’re using — whether it’s a budget Moto E4 or a $ 900 Galaxy Note 8 — it will have an International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number. The IMEI number is a unique identifier that’s usually a string of 15 digits, and comes in handy if you’re trying to locate a lost or stolen phone.

How can I find my  [Read More…]

Meizu M6s announced with Samsung’s new Exynos 7872 processor

The Meizu M6s is a showcase for Samsung’s latest mid-range chip.

The latest phone to come from Chinese OEM Meizu is the M6s, and while we understand it can be difficult to get excited about mid-range handsets in the Android space, the M6s has a couple tricks up its sleeve that helps it to stand out from the crowd.

First and foremost, the most notable aspect the M6s has going for it is that it’s the first  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo and Music Unlimited coming to Australia and New Zealand

Pre-orders for Echo in Australia are live now; Music Unlimited launching in February.

Although the Google Home is my smart speaker of choice, there’s one important area in this market were Amazon still reigns supreme – worldwide availability. The company launched its Echo hardware and Music Unlimited streaming service in 26 countries across the globe in early December, and now these two things are coming to Australia and New Zealand.

In regards to Echo devices, Australia and  [Read More…]

Project Fi ‘Bill Protection’ gives heavy data users a break on price

Google on Wednesday announced that it has shaken up its Google Fi rate plans. Dubbed “Bill Protection”, it gives heavy data users a break on their monthly bills. Previously, Google Fi would charge customers a flat $ 20 per month for unlimited talk and messaging. Data, for its part, is billed at $ 10 per gigabyte (GB) […]

Cricket Wireless now offering dirt cheap Alcatel Verso

Cricket Wireless, a pre-paid subsidiary of AT&T, recently began offering a low-cost smartphone from Alcatel. Known as the Verso, it’s a $ 30 device that gives users a bare bones entry point into the world of Android. Considered somewhat of an upgrade from the Alcatel Ideal Xcite, this entry-level device runs Android 7.0 Nougat and features […]