Archive for July, 2018


Should you buy the Galaxy Note 9 or wait for the Google Pixel 3 XL?

The Samsung versus Google battle continues.

No matter what phone you’re looking at, there’s always a new one on the horizon poised to supplant it. The Galaxy Note 9 hasn’t even been announced yet, and many potential buyers are torn between buying it and waiting for the new Google Pixel 3 XL. Both phones are going to be big, powerful and filled with all of the latest specs — but we know that they’ll have different philosophies  [Read More…]

Grab an original Google Pixel in refurb condition for $200 or new for $300

Don’t miss out.

Woot is currently offering the 32GB Google Pixel in refurbished condition for $ 199.99, or you can opt for a new in box unit for $ 299.99. With the refurb, only the 32GB option is available, and only in black. For the new units, you can pick between the 32GB and 128GB storage capacities, but also only in black. The refurb phones are backed by a 90-day Woot warranty, and the new ones are backed by  [Read More…]

How to view your location history in Google Maps

See where you’ve traveled with Google Maps.

Google Maps has a nifty Timeline feature that lets you browse the places you’ve visited along with the routes traveled. The feature was overhauled in 2015, and Google has added the ability to collate images you’ve taken at a particular location, allowing you to get a better overview of your travels.

It certainly comes in handy if you’re looking to see all the images you took at a particular location,  [Read More…]

Google to host Android Dev summit this November, Pixel 3 incoming?

Good news, Google fans! Your favorite tech giant this week announced it is bringing back its Android Dev summit this fall.

According to the company’s own website, the event will take place on November 7-8, 2018 and will be held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.

Google says it has an incredible lineup of talks from the Android Engineering team and attendees will get unprecedented access to them.

The event will also have a keynote, which most  [Read More…]

New report suggests India’s local manufacturing sector is struggling

Investment in India’s local manufacturing industry is drying up.

Earlier this month, Samsung announced that it opened a new manufacturing plant in India capable of producing 120 million handsets a year — making it the largets phone factory in the world. The move is a win for Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” initiative, which is designed to facilitate foreign investment in India’s manufacturing industry.

The government’s goal is to get manufacturing industry to account for 25% of  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi Band 3 review: The best fitness tracker for under $100

For $ 30, you’re not going to find a wearable that offers the same set of features as the Mi Band 3.

Xiaomi entered the wearable market four years ago, emulating a similar strategy as its phone business that saw the brand edge out its Chinese rivals. The key takeaway from the first-gen Mi Band was its affordability: costing just $ 15, it was much cheaper than any other product that offered a similar set of features.

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Are screen protectors for your phone worth it?

A little protection never hurt anyone.

When it comes to protecting your phone, the two go-to accessories are often cases and screen protectors.

There are a variety of cases ranging from super-slim ones to heavy-duty options, and with screen protectors, you have your choice between a plastic film or tempered glass.

Using both of these at once is the ultimate way to protect your device, but if you’re already using a case that comes up over the  [Read More…]

Moment Pro App review: The camera app for photographers

If you haven’t yet heard, Moment, a smartphone camera accessory company, has just updated their app to a new, more standalone, format. Moment creates lenses for many popular smartphones that can give your phone cameras a different look or purpose. These include fisheye, telephoto, and macro lenses to name a few. Their new 3.0 app update renames the app to Moment Pro Camera, and while allowing you to tie in usage with their lenses, you can use the app by  [Read More…]

We tried the new Ghostbusters World AR game, and it is spooky good

A brand new take on a classic franchise

At San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Columbia Pictures showed off a new game based in the Ghostbusters franchise. Called Ghostbusters World, the game is an AR game where essentially you walk around the real world catching ghosts. There is a little more to it of course so let’s get into it.

How does it work?

Like other AR games, you walk around in the real world where assorted  [Read More…]

Getting low on storage? You might like these smaller Android games

There are many reasons for wanting to install a lightweight Android game on your device. Maybe you’re in a Wi-Fi-less area and you want to use up too much of your mobile data. Or maybe you want to try out a new game, but your phone’s internal memory is filled up.

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Whatever your reason, the good news is that there are enough great lightweight games under 25MB games waiting for  [Read More…]