Category: Android News


The Pixel 3 XL may be the first phone from Google I don’t want

“Stock” Android is what I want, but not like this.

People who know me also know that I’m a fan of Android the way Google builds it on its own phones. Anyone can build Android and is free to add or take away whatever parts they like, but the small additions that Google adds make Android something unique and awesome.

But later this year, I may not want to use a phone from Google.

It’s not the  [Read More…]

Five Developer options even the average user should use

You might not know this, but Android has some nifty and unique features hidden in a secret menu called Developer options. But even if these options are built for the convenience of developers who need additional functions to test apps they are writing, it doesn’t mean the regular user can’t benefit from trying them out.

Also, it wouldn’t hurt to know a bit about these hidden Developer options. Especially since some can actually help you improve your overall Android experience.  [Read More…]

Two years of ProtonVPN Plus can be yours for only $79.99

Picture this: You’re hanging out at your local coffee shop, using the free Wi-Fi. You come across something you want to purchase, input your credit card information, and buy something awesome.

A few days later you look at your bank statement and realize that there’s quite a few more charges on there, and at places you’ve never heard of or visited. Chances are good that your information was stolen — likely last week at the coffee  [Read More…]

The best 2017 phones to purchase in 2018

Newer isn’t always better. While we as consumers always think that the newest model may have the most features, best build quality, and that cool factor, that isn’t always true. That’s especially the case in smartphones. While new phones are great, there are still a ton of 2017 phones that we’d recommend well into 2018. Here’s a list of some of the best.

Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL

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Google Play Store shrunk down app size by up to 65%, so you can install more on your device

You’ve might have noticed there’s a trend of Lite apps for Android devices. In recent times, a handful of major apps have released stripped-down, barebones alternatives to their original apps. These Lite versions allow users to save space on your phone because they weight next to nothing. They are also a lot faster to download.

At the same time, Google is also striving to cut the size of regular apps, in order to allow users to keep more on their  [Read More…]

Here’s the list of official accessories for the Galaxy Note 9

After months of leaks and rumors, Samsung finally unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 yesterday in New York City. And it’s a total beast of a phablet coming with a Snapdragon 845, up to 8GB of RAM, 512GB of storage and a 4,000 mAh battery.

And like every year, Samsung is offering an comprehensive range of official accessories to go along with the Galaxy Note 9. Given that the phablet is a very expensive device (pricing starts at a whopping $  [Read More…]

Everything you wanted to know about Google’s Advanced Protection Program

For some people, two-factor authentication just isn’t enough.

Google takes account security very seriously. You may be giving up more of your privacy than you like by using Google services and hardware, but that’s not the same thing as account security — and Google takes some pretty big steps to keep unauthorized users out of your account. The company also has some tools and policies designed to keep you from letting an unauthorized user in, like Chrome blocking  [Read More…]

Could this be Palm’s upcoming smartphone?

Rumors about Palm’s upcoming comeback smartphone have been increasing in frequency as of late. Just a few days ago we reported that the handset which is codename Pepito is nearing launch, as it was recently spotted making a stop at the FCC.

Now the folks at Android Police have managed to get their hands on a render which allegedly shows the upcoming Pepito smartphone. Needless to say, it looks kinda weird.

While most smartphones launching today boast large, spacious displays  [Read More…]

Galaxy Note 9 pre-orders are now live!

Live in the U.S. or Canada? Here’s what you need to know about buying the Galaxy Note 9!

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 is here, and as you probably know by now, there’s a lot to get excited about. The all-new S Pen is more powerful than ever before, the cameras are shaping up to be the best we’ve seen from Samsung to-date, and the massive 4,000 mAh battery should be perfect for road-warriors.

Galaxy Note phones are  [Read More…]

Why the Galaxy Note 9 is the new king of the enterprise

If you’re a heavy business user, there are plenty of reasons to love the Note 9.

The Note series has always been a bit… different. The original Galaxy Note was a behemoth — for the time — aimed squarely at enthusiasts. Compared to that year’s Galaxy S II, the Note brought a bigger screen, more powerful internals, and the now-classic S Pen. Since that time, the Note series has switched between being an enthusiast’s dream and being  [Read More…]