Archive for June, 2018


Modern Dad does the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition

It’s an Echo Dot — you know, for kids!

Does a kid need an Amazon Echo Dot? And if so, does a kid need a grown-up Echo Dot? Or an Echo Dot Kids Edition? Or does a grown-up need a kid to have a Kids Edition more than a grown-up edition?

These are the questions we parents struggle with. Well, that, and what’s for dinner.

But today it’s all about the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition. It is, for  [Read More…]

Verizon announces new Above Unlimited plan, mix-and-match option for families

Verizon this week unveiled a new “Above Unlimited” plan which will become available starting Monday, June 18. On top of that, the nation’s biggest carrier also announced that from now on subscribes on a family plan will be able to mix and match unlimited plans to suit their own personal needs.

Joining the previous Go Unlimited and Beyond Unlimited, the Above Unlimited plan starts at $ 95 per month for a single line. Comparatively, the others start at $ 75  [Read More…]

Samsung announces faster Chromebook Plus V2, coming to Best Buy soon

Last year’s Samsung Chromebook Plus was an excellent premium Chromebook with a dazzling screen, solid build and compelling features. Now Samsung announced it’s refreshing the hit product.

Dubbed Chromebook Plus V2, the next-generation model doesn’t stray too far from the size and style of the original model. It’s still a laptop you can also use as a tablet, but the new version does include a few important changes that should provide an overall superior experience.

First off, the Samsung Chromebook  [Read More…]

Nokia 6.1 2018 review: Delivering value in simplicity

The Nokia 6.1 is durable, fast, and receives timely updates. You can’t ask for more from a $ 269 phone.

Nokia’s comeback tale is one that’s filled with nostalgia, lofty goals, and a few missteps. The brand managed to carve out a niche for itself thanks to its focus on timely updates and no-nonsense design. Those principles worked for Nokia in the past, and are now allowing HMD to become a player to contend with in the  [Read More…]

These are all the phones LG is releasing in 2018

From the V40 to the Q7, here’s what LG has in store for 2018.

Although it may not be the most popular smartphone brand in the States, LG releases more Android phones than almost anyone else in the West.

Ranging from high-end flagships to budget phones that barely cost $ 100, LG kicks out a number of handsets throughout the year that are all catered to different demographics. Keeping up with these releases can be a challenge,  [Read More…]

Moto Z3 Play vs. Moto Z2 Play: Should you upgrade?

Relax, you probably don’t need to upgrade just yet.

Earlier this month, Motorola refreshed its endurance-focused Z Play series with the Moto Z3 Play. While it’s more a mid-range device than a true flagship for the company (that title is likely reserved for the Moto Z3 or Moto Z3 Force), the Z3 Play brings some much-needed modernization to the design language we’ve seen for the last three years.

Last year’s Moto Z2 Play is still a great  [Read More…]

Be your own mechanic with the $11 Kobra OBD-II Wi-Fi car code reader

Don’t let your codes stay codes.

This Kobra OBD-II Wi-Fi car code reader is down to $ 11.19 on Amazon with code PP94JP7K. It sells for $ 20 without the code and we haven’t seen a sale on these readers in a couple months now. This version uses Wi-Fi, so it’s compatible with iOS, Android, and, God forbid you’re still using one, Windows phones.

The problem with Wi-Fi is you can’t always get it near your car.  [Read More…]

Need a new background? Start with these killer wallpaper apps for Android

It’s no secret that we love icon packs, wallpapers, and other ways to customize our phones. There’s just something about switching up your wallpaper every once in awhile that adds some fresh flavor to your device, even if you’ve had it for some time.

This is especially true for those of us who don’t have the deepest of pockets and still want a taste of the latest and greatest device. However, for the rest of us, we usually rely on various wallpaper  [Read More…]

Best Portable Pico Projectors in 2018

Make your next family movie night unforgettable with a portable pico projector!

If you’re unfamiliar with the term, pico projectors are essentially handheld projectors that are compact, portable, and affordable. They exist to fill the niche for those who want the ability to project content directly from their phone or tablet to make it easier to share photos or watch movies with friends.

These days, pico projectors come in all shapes and sizes, with some even available  [Read More…]

You’re using Google Keep wrong; Here’s how to do it right

Other than Evernote, the other most popular note-taking application for Android devices is Google Keep. Part of this is due to the fact that the app is pre-installed on many devices, while another reason is that the app comes directly from Google.

Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the best tips & tricks to fully maximize your experience and take full advantage of Google Keep. Chances are you’ve already spent some time with the app, having  [Read More…]