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What size microSD card should you buy for your Amazon Fire Tablet?

Best answer: We recommend picking up a 128GB or 200GB microSD card to handle your Fire Tablet media storage needs.

Best bang for the buck: SanDisk 200GB microSD Card ($ 27 at Amazon) Why do you need a microSD card at all?

Amazon’s popular line of Fire Tablets are beloved because they provide a great entertainment device for a low price, but one of the reasons for that low price is a low amount of included internal  [Read More…]

The best Android phones available at Verizon Prepaid

Verizon Prepaid, like its postpaid brand, has a number of great phone options. It’s essentially the same as what you might find at the tier-one carrier, but there are other models exclusively offered in a prepaid manner.

Here, we gather up some of the best Android phones you can buy through Verizon Prepaid today. Although we do select one as the best overall (Editors’ Choice), the list below aims to address a variety of user types.

Verizon The best phones  [Read More…]

The Galaxy S20’s camera may not be as impressive as we initially thought

One step back and 108 million steps forward.

What you need to know The Galaxy S20 will drop the dual-aperture feature from its camera, according to Twitter leaks. Dual-aperture helps with low-light photography and creating bokeh effects. Another leaker claims the Galaxy S20 Ultra will lose phase-detect autofocus, a DSLR-level focus technique.

Dueling leakers on Twitter are claiming the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S20 camera will see some apparent downgrades, though we’d bet Samsung has some tricks up  [Read More…]

New Chromebooks are getting longer update lives, but not all 8 years

I’m all for longer shelf lives, but please don’t make the wish the mother of the thought.

What you need to know Google is announcing several new updates for Chromebooks in education today. Among the highlights is a new Chrome Education Upgrade similar to the Chrome Enterprise Upgrade that debuted last year. Google also touted longer shelf lives for new Chromebooks going forward, but several outlets are conflating two claims in the post into inaccurately stating that  [Read More…]

These Gotek wireless keyboards are on sale today

One of the easiest ways to ramp up your productivity on mobile phones and tablets is to add a Bluetooth keyboard. Sure, typing isn’t so bad on your handset, and using voice is nice, but a lot of us are faster when behind a traditional keyboard. Punching up a school paper, composing a handful of emails, blogging, and updating social media is much easier.

When it comes to wireless keyboards there are plenty of options, with features and prices that work  [Read More…]

The Trinity of Power: Don’t go anywhere without these charging accessories

No matter where you go, no matter what you face, keep your phone charged and ready.

There’s a lot of accessories I research and recommend for readers like you, and while cases are super-fun — yes, I am the rare tech writer that adores writing about cases — the category that I have true passion for is perhaps the least sexy around: chargers and power banks. These are accessories that once you get a good one can  [Read More…]

How to watch Super Bowl 2020 in 4K

February 2 will be here before you know it, and then it’s Super Bowl 2020 time. Odds are that you’ll want to stream the Super Bowl action at home, and there are a lot of ways to do that this year. Unfortunately, not all of them are offering 4K streams, which means that you won’t be able to maximize the resolution of that new TV you just bought for the big game.

If you want to stream in 4K, your  [Read More…]

Uber testing feature that lets some California drivers set their own fares

It’s one of several changes being made in response to California’s new gig-economy law.

What you need to know Uber is testing a feature that will let drivers set their own fares. It’s being tested in California, specifically by drivers picking up from airports in Santa Barbara, Palm Springs, and Sacramento. It will allow drivers to set fares in 10 percent increments, up to five times the Uber base price for the ride.

Uber is testing a  [Read More…]

I, for one, am ready for our wireless charging future

Your phone is just sitting there when it could be charging

This holiday season I received the gift of wireless-ness. I bought three Anker wireless charging stands and I’m going to buy three more Anker charging pads. I already have a bedside light with a wireless charging pad built in.

I have four (soon seven) wireless chargers in my house. I have two next to the couch, one on each side of the bed, and I’ll soon  [Read More…]

The $129 Nokia 2.3 is now available in the U.S. with a 4,000 mAh battery

No Cyan Green, though.

What you need to know HMD Global has opened pre-sales for the Nokia 2.3 in the U.S. on Best Buy. The new handset will set you back $ 129. It ships in only two colors, ditching HMD’s Cyan Green for just Sand and Charcoal shades.

HMD Global is bringing its visually arresting new budget phone, the Nokia 2.3, over to the U.S. It’s starting pre-sales this week at Best Buy, with Amazon coming  [Read More…]