Archive for October, 2018


Where to buy the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Here’s where you can get Google’s latest phones, in either size.

The Google Pixel 3 is now available for purchase across the United States, and if you want the best Android phone money can buy in 2018, it needs to be at the very top of your shopping list.

Both the Pixel 3 and 3 XL are outfitted with vastly improved displays compared to last year’s models, refined designs, and damn impressive cameras. If you want to  [Read More…]

How to update the firmware on the Sony WH1000XM3 headphones

The Sony WH1000XM3 headphones come with a range of excellent features, and Sony is updating them with new features all the time. Version 2.0 brings support for Google Assistant, with more feature set to be added later. This guide will show you how to update the firmware on your new headphones.

What you’ll need Amazon: Sony WH1000XM3 headphones ($ 348) Google Play Store: Sony | Headphones Connect app (Free) The Guide First, make sure your headphones are paired  [Read More…]

Vertu Aster P seemingly announced out of nowhere for $5,000

You can step all the way up to $ 14,146 for a gold-plated model.

There’s a lot of discussion right now about more and more smartphones creeping towards the $ 1000 price point, but one company that’s been soaring well beyond that is Vertu. Vertu’s released a number of multi-thousand dollar Android phones in the past, and now the company’s returning with the $ 5,000 Aster P.

While luxury phones from Vertu aren’t anything new, this is  [Read More…]

Echo Dot owners can get three months of SiriusXM streaming radio for free

Alexa’s always ready to play your favorite stations.

SiriusXM is teaming up with Amazon to offer three months of streaming radio for free to Echo Dot owners. New customers who sign up for a SiriusXM All Access or SiriusXM Premier subscription will receive one of the smart speakers featuring Amazon Alexa for free, which is a $ 50 savings. Plus it’s the latest (third-gen) version of the device. Furthermore, SiriusXM is offering 60% off six-month All Access  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 3s bought from Best Buy are apparently SIM locked to Verizon

This is not a great sign.

Verizon being the “exclusive” carrier for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is a bit of an annoyance because it reduces the options for getting the phones in a store and with incentives from other carriers. But now it looks like that exclusivity is more restrictive than in the past — Pixel 3s sold by Best Buy are seemingly SIM locked to Verizon. Early units being sold today (the first  [Read More…]

Not all endless games are shallow: Alto’s Odyssey proves it (Review)

I am not really a fan of the endless genre. For me, they are all designed in a way that spending on microtransactions is the main goal of it, rather than having entertaining gameplay with great design. That’s why when I approached Alto’s Odyssey, I was a bit skeptical. Fortunately, all of my fears weren’t realized, and I ended up enjoying this game much more than I imagined, and I couldn’t put it down for a while.

Developer: Noodlecake Studios  [Read More…]

Best Wallet Cases for the Pixel 3 XL

Given how reliable mobile pay options are in 2018, it’s actually not that big of a deal if you forget your wallet at home. Our phones can now store most credit and/or loyalty cards, with your photo ID being the only phyisical card you actually need to have on you. This makes a wallet case a fantastic option for the new Pixel 3 XL, and we’ve rounded up some of the best case options from cheaper options made from synthetic  [Read More…]

This $19 training bundle is your golden ticket to taking better pictures

Be honest with yourself for a moment. You think the photos you take are pretty good, but you really like how that one friend of yours is able to capture things on a whole different level. They’re not professional, but the pictures are so much better than what you’d normally take.

According to InfoTrends, there were roughly 1.2 trillion digital pictures captured last year, shaking out to about 160 per person. How many did you take? How many of them  [Read More…]

Will a Netgear Arlo Pro 2 cover my entire home?

Best answer: The Arlo Pro 2 system has a range of 300 feet, which should be more than sufficient to cover every home area you want to place cameras at.

Amazon: Arlo Pro 2 ($ 480)

Just how far away can my Netgear Arlo Pro 2 cameras be placed?

The Netgear Arlo Pro 2 security system is built upon two components: the Netgear Arlo base station, and the individual Netgear Arlo cameras that connect to the  [Read More…]

Google ‘app bundles’ help blur the lines between installed and instant apps

Soon it won’t be at all apparent whether an app is truly ‘installed’ or not.

Google’s developer-focused “Playtime” event series kicked off today, and with it comes a whole bunch of changes for developers publishing apps in the Play Store. The biggest push Google’s focusing on is changing the years-old paradigm of installing big (and increasingly so) apps on your phone in a one-size-fits-all manner.

The changes emanate from a new publishing format called an “Android App  [Read More…]