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Two months in, I’m still madly in love with the Lenovo C330 Chromebook

The price and performance of this machine strike the best balance you’ll find in a sub-$ 300 Chromebook.

If you had asked me four months ago to pick my favorite Chromebook out of the blue, I’d have given you something expensive and delicate, two traits that don’t really speak to what Chromebooks are and more to what a very particular type of enthusiast wants Chromebooks to be. Enthusiasts tend to want the latest and greatest cutting-edge devices,  [Read More…]

Meet the Alcatel AVALON V, a budget phone headed to Verizon

A budget phone for the masses.

Alcatel’s first phone to launch on Verizon Wireless has arrived, and it’s the $ 100 AVALON V. Priced to appeal to the mass budget market, the AVALON V features a budget specs list that includes a 5.34″ FWVGA+ 18:9 display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor and a 2,460mAh battery. It’s running the out-of-date and soon to be even older Android Oreo OS, and Alcatel couldn’t confirm when it’ll be updated to  [Read More…]

How to multitask using two or more apps on the Galaxy Fold

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold was designed with multitasking in mind — that means opening not one, not two, but three apps at once on the massive 7.3-inch display. To get the most out of your new phone/tablet hybrid, here’s how you multitask.

Products used in this guide Samsung’s first foldable: Samsung Galaxy Fold ($ 1,980 at Samsung) Swipe left (for multitasking)

One of the benefits of a big screen is that you can fill it with a  [Read More…]

Hotstar to stream Disney+ shows and movies in India at no extra cost

Indian customers don’t have to pay more to access Disney’s extensive movie library and original TV shows.

Hotstar offers one of the best video streaming deals anywhere in the world. For ₹999 a year ($ 14.50), you get access to HBO’s original programming — including Game of Thrones — as well as Showtime, Star World, and hundreds of movies. But what sets the service truly apart is its live sports content. The annual plan also includes unlimited  [Read More…]

48 hours with the Galaxy Fold: Incredible potential amidst a potential mess

I was playing Settlers of Catan when everything went to hell. It was late morning on Sunday, October 9, 2016 and I was at a rented cottage with my wife and some friends, drinking some coffee. It was Canadian Thanksgiving, so I had no plans to work that day.

Suddenly, two days shy of a month after the first recall, Galaxy Note 7 batteries started exploding again. I’d already had my unit replaced with one that was deemed  [Read More…]

Can you use third-party keyboards with the Galaxy Fold?

Best answer: You can use third-party keyboards like Gboard and SwiftKey on the Galaxy Fold, but they’re not optimized for the phone’s two display sizes. Instead, you should learn to use Samsung’s keyboard, as it provides dynamic sizing between the cover and tablet displays. While third-party keyboards force you to use the same layout for both screen sizes, Samsung’s keyboard offers a traditional layout for the cover screen and a tablet-optimized thumb typing experience for the larger  [Read More…]

The Razer Phone 2 now comes in Satin Black at a still discounted price

The best just got better.

The Razer Phone 2 now comes in Satin Black, a new color that’s exclusive to Razer.com. This is a different color than the default Mirror Black, which you can find on Amazon and other retailers. It’s slicker and smoother, which Razer says makes it “as smooth as its 120hz display.” It’s also priced at $ 499.99. That has been the Razer Phone 2’s street price since we first shared that drop back  [Read More…]

The best Samsung Smartwatch you can buy right now

Samsung likes to have its hands in a lot of different pots, and the smartwatch game is no different. The company continues to churn out new smartwatches and fitness trackers every year, and we are taking a look at some of the best. This list includes the new kid with the Galaxy Watch Active, and a hybrid fitness tracker.

New Kid on the block Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Staff pick

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is the  [Read More…]

Here’s why Galaxy Fold displays are already failing

There are two distinct issues here, and only one is particularly fixable.

Just a couple of days after journalists, including us here at Android Central, got their hands on the Galaxy Fold for the very first time, multiple reports have surfaced that these initial review devices are having screen failures. At this point at least four different devices have failed, which may not seem like a lot until you realize that there are perhaps only a few  [Read More…]

These are our favorite Avengers: Endgame Funko Pop!

Arguably the biggest movie event of the decade, Avengers: Endgame will see the Marvel heroes in their attempt to defeat Thanos once and for all. You can celebrate the release with these adorable Funko Pop! figures, which feature some of the movie’s most important and popular characters. Which Funko Pop! figure will you get in the fight to take down Thanos?

Mad Titan Funko Pop! Marvel: Avengers Endgame – Thanos

Our pick

No Avengers: Endgame collection would  [Read More…]