Archive for February, 2018


Android Auto in 2018

It’s almost perfect. Almost.

I’m a huge fan of Android Auto. Actually, I’m a huge fan of anything that gets folks’ phones out of their fat fingers while flying down the highway. Or at stoplights. Anywhere, really. And the good news is we have more options than ever. A car mount and Bluetooth are OK. Apple’s CarPlay isn’t too awful.

But Android Auto is what all infotainment systems should strive to be. It’s easy to use. It  [Read More…]

ASUS ZenFone Max Plus (M1) goes on sale in the US for $229

Looking for a modern-looking phone with a large battery? ASUS’ ZenFone Max Plus (M1) might be just what you’re looking for.

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Best Cases for Essential Phone

Keep your Essential Phone safe and functional with a quality case!

The Essential Phone was the first phone released by Andy Rubin’s new company in 2017 and while it didn’t blow away the competition it did offer us phone nerds a sleek new alternative.

With the price of the phone down to just $ 450 on Amazon and the recent announcement of three new color styles just released, you might be considering picking up the Essential Phone.  [Read More…]

How-to change your default SMS app on Android

Don’t like your default SMS app? Not to worry you can change it quite easily. All you need is an alternative which you can download from the Play Store.

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OnePlus 6 supposedly leaks with iPhone X notch and glass back

There’s also an updated fingerprint sensor and two rear cameras.

The OnePlus 5T is still a relatively new phone at just four months old, but the mobile industry stops for no one. Two images of a OnePlus 6 recently popped up on our radar, and if they’re to be believed, OnePlus will be the next company to jump on board the infamous notch train.

As you can see, the OnePlus 6 will come equipped with very  [Read More…]

Honor 7X vs. Nokia 6: What you get for $200 will amaze you

Budget phones just keep getting better and better.

When you think of budget phones, Motorola is probably the first name that comes to mind, but there are two other companies you should be paying attention to. Honor and Nokia have been making great affordable phones for a while now, and the Honor 7X and Nokia 6 are perfect examples.

Sitting in the range of $ 200, both phones offer a lot of bang for your buck, with  [Read More…]

Augmented Reality is the cool new place for Android fragmentation

The next big problem facing Android is the same as the last big problem facing Android.

One of the cool things about having an Android phone is, for the most part, the app experience is the same. There are a handful of apps which exist as exclusives to specific phones, because they rely on specific hardware or are tied to specific features only available on those phones. Everything else is available in the Play Store, the one  [Read More…]

How to set Cortana in Microsoft Launcher as your default Android voice assistant

Want to use the new Cortana in Launcher for Android all the time? Here is how to do it.

When it comes to Microsoft’s services on Android between Cortana – the Android app – and Cortana in Launcher for Android there is some overlap. I recently wrote about the different UI designs with the Launcher version looking much better, but the question for many is, do you need both?

Moreover, did you know you can set the  [Read More…]

ASUS’ new ZenFone 5 lineup includes two iPhone X alternatives

Your next flagship might come from ASUS. The company just unveiled unveiled a new premium phone called the ZenFone 5Z with a Snapdragon 845 and a Notch design. Prices start at $ 499.

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Samsung is launching the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in India on Mar. 6

Samsung’s latest flagships will be making their debut in India just one week after the global unveil.

Samsung will launch the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in India on March 6. The South Korean manufacturer sent out invites to the media for the launch event, which is scheduled to take place in New Delhi. This is the fastest Samsung has introduced its flagships in the Indian market, with both models already up for pre-booking in the country.

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