Archive for January, 2018


Complete Computer Science Bundle: 78 hours of coding and design for $19

In the eyes of many, a college education is the obvious step for heading off towards a career in a field of interest. Unfortunately, life gets in the way for a lot of people and things don’t go as well as they’d like. Time constraints, cost, and prerequisite education can stand in the way of a […]

Spotify Free vs. Spotify Premium vs. Spotify Premium for Family

Nothing in life is free, and this is especially true of music.

Spotify’s free tier tries to cut most of these strings while you’re on a computer, allowing you to play your music in the order you want with fewer ads. That said, those strings are still dangling, and they tangle and strangle free users on mobile devices.

Spotify Premium can be worth every penny on Android, but how many pennies you shell out depends on which  [Read More…]

OnePlus has nearly solved Android’s navigation future

OnePlus has a new feature that improves navigation on Android phones by copying the iPhone X.

OnePlus is in a weird place right now. It’s dealing with accusations of privacy violations, and has just made public an enormous credit card breach that affected at least 40,000 paying customers. There have been public calls to stop buying their phones.

But the company continues to operate, releasing new colors of its flagship OnePlus 5T and working towards  [Read More…]

Google removed over 700,000 malicious apps from the Play Store in 2017

99% of abusive apps were removed before users could install them.

There are a lot of excellent apps and games to be found on the Play Store, but to no one’s surprise, it can also be home to some bad seeds, too. There were quite a few reports of malicious Android apps all throughout last year, but new numbers from Google reveal that things could have been a lot worse.

In just 2017 alone, over 700,000 malicious  [Read More…]

Vivo Xplay7 rumored to be the first phone with 10GB RAM

“Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.”

The above quote from Jurassic Park‘s Dr. Ian Malcom is one of my favorite lines from the movie, and if there’s ever been a time where it applied to the smartphone space, it’s now. Pictures of a presentation from Vivo were recently uploaded to Chinese social network Weibo, and they suggest that the company’s latest phone – the Vivo Xplay7  [Read More…]

Want to win a BlackBerry Motion? Here’s how to do it

TCL launched the BlackBerry Motion keyboard-less smartphone on the US market back at CES 2018. Well if you haven’t placed an order for the device yet, here’s your chance of getting the phone – for free! Gentlemen’s Choice has partnered up with BlackBerry to let you win a free BlackBerry Motion Android handset. The contest […]

4 Best Battery Cases for the Galaxy Note 8

Don’t be the sucker holding a $ 1000 phone with a dead battery!

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the latest ultra-functional smartphone that uses that glorious S-pen that allows you to do more with your phone throughout the day — as long as you don’t run out of battery life.

That’s where a battery case can come in real handy. If you’ve found your Note 8 battery can’t make it through a full day of use,  [Read More…]

Google has officially completed its $1.1 billion HTC deal

All the pieces are in place to make the Pixel 3 as awesome as possible.

A few days before Google unveiled the Pixel 2 at its October hardware event, it was announced that the company would be spending $ 1.1 billion to acquire around 2,000 HTC employees to beef up its hardware division. A little over four months since this deal was announced, Google’s confirmed that it’s been completed.

Google worked closely with HTC’s hardware talent during  [Read More…]

Top 5 reasons why Rootless Pixel Launcher is better than Nova and Action Launcher

Rootless Pixel Launcher is the best option available for turning your phone into a Pixel 2.

In the Android launcher space, Nova and Action Launcher reign supreme as two of the best options available. This is a point that I have no problem agreeing with, but even so, it’s important to admit when a formidable (and potentially better) alternative comes around.

There are a few different launchers that try to mimic the look and feel of the  [Read More…]

Every app gives me recommendations, but none of them are any good

Everything is going to suck until it gets better, but the wait is making me want to uninstall a whole bunch of apps.

The future is contextual computing, right? We keep being told that is the bright, shiny thing to look forward to. Wake up in the morning, and all the apps on my phone know what I want. My music app has the perfect playlist to start my day, my news app has information from sources  [Read More…]