Category: Android News


How to use the Call Screen feature on the Pixel 3

One of the most interesting and useful new features of the Pixel 3 is Call Screening, which uses automated prompts and Google Assistant to ask unknown callers why they’re calling. You get a real-time transcription of the conversation, and can choose from a handful of follow-up questions to get more information out of the caller before answering or hanging up. Luckily, using it is dead simple.

Products used in this guide Google Store: Pixel 3 ($ 799) Using  [Read More…]

This Asus Tinker Board S Quad-Core Computer is down to $70

Build your own.

The Asus Tinker Board S Quad-Core Computer is down to $ 69.99 right now on Amazon. It typically sells for around $ 85, and the last deal we shared it only dropped to $ 80. This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen.

This features up to 1.8GHz with 2GB RAM and 16GB of eMMC onboard storage. It also has a high speed non-shared GB LAN port as well as four non-shared USB 2.0  [Read More…]

Watch all your favorite shows on the $250 TCL 43-inch 4K Roku TV

Smart and stylish.

The TCL 43S515 43-inch 4K Roku LED TV has dropped to $ 249.99 through Best Buy’s eBay storefront and on the main site. The TV was selling for $ 320 yesterday and other retailers usually had it around that price or higher. It’s actually out of stock most places so you definitely won’t find a better deal.

The TCL 5 Series includes Dolby Vision HDR support, a wide color gamut for brighter whites and  [Read More…]

The budget Alcatel 1X Evolve is coming to Metro by T-Mobile on Dec 10

Looking for a new smartphone this winter, but you’re on a tight budget? Well, then you might be interested to know that the new Alcatel 1X Evolve was just announced at Metro by T-Mobile.

The smartphone will go on sale on December 10, but pricing details will be made available later. Although, we can tell you it’s going to be wallet-friendly.

The new Alcatel 1X Evolve features a premium design with elegant soft suede fit and finish that feels quite  [Read More…]

These are some of the best chatpads you can grab for PS4

Navigating a virtual keyboard with a controller is as annoying as it is time consuming. If you want to message your best friends or happen to browse Netflix and YouTube a lot, it might be best to pick up a chatpad. With any of these physical keyboards that connect directly onto your controller, you can search the storefront or message your friends with ease.

Rechargeable batteries Collective Minds – CHATBOOST for PlayStation 4

Collective Minds’ chatpad features a  [Read More…]

Samsung SmartThings Outlet vs. Wemo Mini Smart Plug: Which should you buy?

With the right plugs, you can make any dumb home into a smart one. We test as many connected products as possible to give you the best recommendations for making your home smarter, safer, and more convenient!

Samsung SmartThings Outlet

Expensive and expansive

$ 32 at Amazon

Pros Integrates with other SmartThings devices Can be scheduled to turn of/off Alerts you if accidentally left on ZigBee range extender Cons Requires a SmartThings Hub More expensive [Read More…]

Pixel 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S9: which smaller flagship is for you?

The Pixel 3 is one of the best Android smartphones unveiled in the last few months, but is it as good as the mighty Samsung Galaxy S9?

In this article, we take a look at how the Pixel 3 compares against the Galaxy S9 in an attempt to answer the question: which one should you buy?

Also read: Samsung Galaxy S9 review

While the Pixel 3’s and Galaxy S9’s larger siblings tend to take all the spotlight, what’s great about  [Read More…]

The best phones to use on Google Fi

For just $ 20/month for unlimited calls/texts and $ 10 per GB of data you use (any data past 6GB is free), Google Fi is one of the most compelling MVNOs around — especially when you factor in its excellent roaming support, nationwide coverage, and Bill Protection feature that credits back whatever data you don’t use. Fi works on almost any unlocked phone these days, but certain features work better on some phones than others — these are the ones  [Read More…]

Google Pixel Slate vs. Google Pixelbook: Which should you buy?

Android may be our main passion here at AC, but we’re just as excited by all things Chrome OS. From tips and tricks to buying advice, we’re here to help you find the Chromebook that’s right for you!

Google Pixelbook

Our pick

$ 999 at B&H

Pros Modern design Fantastic keyboard Solid specs Great display Better value Cons Thicker bezels No fingerprint sensor

Despite being over a year old, the Pixelbook is still one of  [Read More…]

Metro by T-Mobile is now charging a $15 fee every time you switch phones

You’ll have to pay a $ 15 fee to switch out your SIM card to a phone you already own.

T-Mobile refreshed its MetroPCS sub-brand earlier this year, changing its name to Metro by T-Mobile and introducing new plans. The carrier continued to offer the base 2GB data plan for $ 30, while rolling out more enticing options in the form of a $ 60 plan that offered unlimited LTE data, 100GB of Google One storage, and  [Read More…]