Archive for July, 2018


How to convert a Windows laptop to a Chromebook

It’s easier than you think, and it’s worth doing for some users.

Chromebooks are wonderful for schools and businesses, provided you primarily use Google services. But a brand new Chromebook doesn’t make an existing machine any better, and new hardware is a quick way to blow throw an IT budget.

Here’s how to convert a Windows laptop to a Chromebook!

Why do this? Download Cloudready Install Cloudready What to do next What’s different from Chrome OS

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The best phones you can buy at Sprint right now (July 2018)

Whether you’re looking for a new flagship device or looking to save a little dough, Sprint offers some of the best devices on the market today. As a site that’s always on the lookout for the best phones and the best value, we’re bringing you a list of the best devices you can walk into a Sprint store and pick up today.

Here’s the list!

Read more: The best 2017 phones to purchase in 2018

LG G7 ThinQ

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Should you buy an Amazon Echo Dot?

It’s the impulse buy of the year, and so very worth it.

Choosing between Amazon’s Echo and the Google Home platform isn’t an easy choice, especially if you’re a big fan of Google’s services and already have a Chromecast kicking around. There’s a lot to consider, and a lot of people are trying to figure out which is best for their needs while surrounded by deals and sales and new features being added every day.

I say  [Read More…]

PSA: Gestures aren’t turned on in Android P by default

Google’s not forcing you to swipe quite yet.

Android P is almost here, and one of its biggest features is the new navigation gestures. The new gestures are a welcome touch, but if you can’t live without your Home, Back, and Recents buttons, you’ve got nothing to fear.

When you update your phone to Android P, the gestures are turned off by default. If you want to enable them, you’ve got to go to Settings -> System ->  [Read More…]

Armani’s new Wear OS watch has GPS, NFC, and costs $295+

Qualcomm’s Wear 2100 processor strikes again.

We’re expecting big things to happen with Wear OS later this fall, but until then, we’re left with fashion brands continuing to keep the platform alive. Most recently, Armani announced its latest entry in its Emporio Armani Connected series.

Armani’s kicked out a number of Wear OS watches over time, and its latest entry looks a lot like other options in its portfolio.

There’s a 1.19-inch AMOLED display on the front,  [Read More…]

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B vs. 3 B+: Which should you buy?

Changes to the network interface and a small processor revision sound minor but could make a difference for your project.

We don’t expect to see an all-new model Raspberry Pi until late 2019 according to the company’s roadmap, but the Raspberry Pi Foundation released a bit of a version bump with the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+. In the smartphone world that + means you should expect something bigger, but in this case, the differences are a  [Read More…]

Spend $20 on books and get $5 off with this Prime Day coupon code

Prime Day doesn’t officially start until 3PM ET, but the deals have already begun.

Prime members, you can score $ 5 off a book purchase of $ 20 or more when you use code PRIMEBOOKS18 during checkout.

If you don’t already have an Amazon Prime membership, today’s not going to be very fun for you. Luckily, you can click here for a free 30-day trial.

The code is valid on books sold by Amazon.com. May I suggest  [Read More…]

Emporio Armani Connected 2018 is the fashion brand’s new and improved Wear OS smartwatch

Fashion brand Emporio Armani is spearheading Wear OS efforts this summer with a refreshed model of its original Connected smartwatch.

The 2018 model brings some notable upgrades to the table including a heart rate sensor, GPS and NFC technology to use for Google Pay. Even so, the Emporio Armani Connected 2018 still runs on the aged Snapdragon 2100 platform. Which, according to a report dating back from May, it’s bound to be replaced soon. Apparently, Qualcomm is working on a  [Read More…]

Moto Z3 Play vs. OnePlus 6: Which should you buy?

A battle of battery life and modularity versus … pretty much everything else.

If you’re shopping for a new phone in the range of about $ 500, there are two big contenders you might be considering — the Moto Z3 Play and the OnePlus 6. Both Motorola and OnePlus are well-established in this price tier, and each phone offers great value in vastly different ways.

Specifications

A lot of the time when comparing phones at similar price points,  [Read More…]

T-Mobile has deals on top Android phones in time for back to school

T-Mobile has some great deals for all you back to school shoppers, but you don’t have to be a parent or a student to enjoy these deals.

Starting today when you buy a Samsung Galaxy S9 you get a second one free. You can also save up to a whopping $ 720 on a second Samsung Galaxy S9+ or S8 Active with the purchase of one.

The deals are available for a limited time

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