Category: Android News


Smart Launcher 5 update comes with a pool of new features

Smart launcher is one of the popular Android launchers that has been around from the Gingerbread days. The initial layout of the launcher was designed to go with smartphones with screen size of 3.5 inch or less allowing the user to access all the apps and features within a single screen. Over the years, smartphones […]

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Mark your calendar: Google I/O 2018 will be held May 8-10

Google has opened up ticket purchases for Google I/O 2018, which will take place between May 8 and May 10 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. Google I/O is an opportunity for developers around the globe to come together and see demonstrations of all the new software features and APIs Google is working on. […]

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Tax time is a great time for your annual tech spring cleaning

Whether you’re passing it along to someone in need or sending it to the big recycle bin in the sky, now is the perfect time to weed any unused tech.

If you need a broken guitar cable or a 100-foot telephone cord, I have just the box of goodies for you.

It’s not hard to build up a big collection of tech gear that’s too good to just toss but not anything you’ll ever use again.  [Read More…]

Everything I would do to improve the PlayStation VR

I love the PlayStation VR but it needs fixing. Here are some ideas.

Currently, my only room scale VR is the PlayStation VR and I really enjoy it. The price point and the availability of the hardware to run it make it an excellent choice for anyone who wants to start their VR journey. After all, 40 million people already have a PS4, and with the PSVR being as low as $ 199 in some sales you  [Read More…]

LG V30S hands-on: A 2017 smartphone with 2018’s buzzwords

The V30S brings the ThinQ brand to LG’s phone lineup.

There’s something about a new phone. It gleams, free of fingerprints, as you gingerly take it from its box.

The accessories, perfectly wrapped, have infinite potential. You turn it on and it boots to a clean home screen, ready for you to make it — anything. That’s the beauty of the modern smartphone it; it does so much and it can do whatever you want it to  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5 & 5T updated for HD streaming playback, but you have to mail in your phone to get it

Users can mail in their OnePlus 5 or 5T to enable HD playback from Netflix and other providers.

Late last year, it was discovered that the OnePlus 5 and 5T can’t stream HD videos from Netflix, Amazon and other streaming services. The problem is the phones don’t ship with the WidevIne Level 1 DRM that these services require for HD playback, so videos are only played at standard definition (480p). There’s a fix available, but users will have to  [Read More…]

LG V30S specs: More of the same, plus A.I.

The LG V30S isn’t a brand new phone, but it’s a nice refresh on one of 2017’s best flagships.

The LG V30S builds on the success of the audiovisual-focused V30, and while it adds a few tantalizing specs and a couple of notable A.I. features, it lacks any big-deal upgrades like an improved camera or current-gen Snapdragon processor.

Category Specification Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo Display 6-inch OLED, curved edges2880×1440 resolution Gorilla Glass 5 Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon  [Read More…]

This $7 Aukey USB-C car charger features two USB-A ports and Quick Charge 3.0

Charge via USB-C or USB-A with this travel essential.

Right now, you can grab the Quick Charge 3.0 Aukey USB-C Car Charger for only $ 7.40 when you enter promo code 9KYM5X68 at checkout. That’ll take $ 13 off its current price.

This car charger can recognize your device and alter its power output for safe and efficient charging, allowing you to charge three device at once – two via USB-A and one via USB-C. There are  [Read More…]

Samsung (accidentally) publishes full Galaxy S9 promo video early

Well, this is awkward.

Samsung’s launch event for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ is set to start in just a handful of hours, at 12:00 p.m. ET on February 25, but someone was apparently a bit too hyped about the launch and accidentally published a full-length product promo video. It was promptly taken down, of course, but Slashleaks was able to grab it first.

Feast your eyes on this gorgeous leaked footage. It’s  [Read More…]

How to import custom wallpapers for your PlayStation 4

Sometimes your own style is the best style.

With the latest release of the PlayStation 4 firmware, Sony has relaxed their long-standing restriction on using your own wallpapers for the background on the home screen. The process is not as easy as it could be, as with all thing Sony there are hoops to jump through, but we are here to guide you through it.

Step by Step Create a folder on your USB Thumb drive named  [Read More…]