Category: Android News

What do you think is the best smartphone of 2019?

Let’s have a chat with the AC forums.

2019 is quickly on its way out the door, and as we inch closer and closer towards the end of the year, it’s fun to look back on all of the smartphones that have been released over the last few months.

The beginning of the year got started with a bang thanks to the Galaxy S10 series, the Huawei P30 Pro asserted itself as one of the most impressive  [Read More…]

Should you purchase the Nest Wifi Router or the Eero Pro?

Our Recommendation Nest WiFi Router

$ 169 on Amazon

Pros Integrates seamlessly with Google Home and Google Wifi Nest Points double as smart speakers Powerful onboard hardware Easy setup Cons Dual-band only No support for Wi-Fi 6 Router lacks smart speaker functionality Points are a little weak, specs-wise

There’s a lot to love about the Nest Wifi Router. It’s both powerful and easy to use, offering fast and seamless connectivity throughout the home. The only drawback  [Read More…]

These photo printers make it easy to print from your Android phone

Gone are the days of needing to plug your phone into your computer, transferring pictures, and then printing them from the computer. Many printers offer the ability to print directly from your Android device, and with the help of services like Google Cloud Printing, more manufacturer’s are jumping on board. We have found the best photo printers for you to pair with your Android phone, no matter what your budget is.

Sophistication at its finest Canon PIXMA iP110 Wireless Mobile  [Read More…]

Google begins rolling out Pixel 4-like ‘compact’ Assistant to older phones

The compact Assistant doesn’t offer all the features found on the Pixel 4’s “new Assistant.”

What you need to know Google has started rolling out a more compact version of the Assistant to older phones. So far, it appears only Pixel 3 and 3 XL owners have received the minor Assistant upgrade. While the “new” Assistant no longer takes up the entire screen, it doesn’t offer the same look and not does it support all the new  [Read More…]

Looks like Hulu users can keep their Add-ons with Disney+ bundle after all

What you need to know An update to Disney+ Founders Circle terms of service offers details about the bundle. The Disney+ bundle will link to Hulu or ESPN+ accounts by using the same email address. Once linked, monthly credits for the basic plan will be applied, but Add-ons can be managed separately.

Everyone is excited about Disney+’s launch tomorrow. The new streaming service is combining the best content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and more.  [Read More…]

Android Central Podcast: MediaTek, Google buys Fitbit, Pixel performance

Andrew Martonik is joined for a live episode by Michael Fisher and David Cogen, proprietor of the YouTube channel TheUnlockr, to chat about the news of the week, including Google’s purchase of Fitbit and the overall wearable landscape. They also discuss some ongoing issues with Pixel 4, and David provides a look at Sony’s Experia 5.

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Ivacy VPN is offering Black Friday pricing on their subscriptions

It should go without saying that a VPN is your first and most important line of defense against a growing number of cyber threats that can compromise everything from your banking information to your private emails — but not all VPNs are created equal.

Ivacy VPN is an award-winning service that offers complete online protection from a wide variety of cyber threats without inhibiting your browsing speed, and a 5-year subscription is available for over 95% off at just  [Read More…]

Wait, did my Pixel 4 XL battery life get better?

A boy can dream … but it just isn’t happening.

We’re now a few weeks into using the Pixel 4 (XL, in my case), and among the seemingly endless complaints people have with the phones there’s a constant undercurrent of chatter about battery life. Yes there’s Motion Sense, face unlock and the 90Hz display … but it all seems secondary to battery. It was the main focus of both our Pixel 4 review and to a lesser  [Read More…]

Save nearly $100 on the SparkMaker SLA 3D Printer starter kit

You no longer need to be a fancy engineer in a white lab coat to take advantage of all that 3D printing has to offer, thanks to a growing number of powerful and affordable 3D printers that can do everything from build toys to car parts.

This SparkMaker Original SLA 3D Printer Starter Bundle is an affordable and easy way to break into the world of 3D printing, and it’s currently on sale for over 20% off at just $  [Read More…]

If you use Alexa to control your smart home, these are the lights you want

The ecosystem of smart home devices that work with Amazon’s Alexa smart voice assistant is vast, and one of the most popular categories of smart home products is smart lighting. With so many options out there, how are you supposed to know which ones work well, or which ones work well with Alexa? My top choice is the Philips Hue White Ambiance Bulb, because it is an industry-leading product, has a massive ecosystem of other Hue products it  [Read More…]