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7 tricks for using Gmail more effectively on the desktop

In this era of instant messaging, video chat and texting, email is still an important staple. But even the most vigilant users can still get overwhelmed by excessive spam messages, having their account compromised or accidentally sending a note to the wrong person. Here are seven tips for using your Gmail account more effective.

1. Stop hackers by using two-step verification

Make sure no one is sneaking into your account and using your address to send spam messages.  [Read More…]

New leak compares Pixel 4 camera to Note 10+ — and Samsung wins

Pixels have long been known to have the best smartphone cameras — but if the latest leak is any indication, that reign may be coming to an end.

What you need to know Someone recently compared the Pixel 4 XL’s camera against the Galaxy Note 10+. Not all of the camera modes were available to test. There is no time of flight camera on this device.

I want to say that this newest leak for the Pixel  [Read More…]

Just $30, AdGuard Premium protects PCs and phones from malware, phishing, and spyware

If your favorite websites are taking forever to load, or you find your mobile device overheating by simply trying to access your daily articles, it may be the case of too many ads.

Ads can be done responsibly and are vital to the sustainability to almost all major websites. The problem is when the folks serving the ads don’t have a level of quality control and pass on buggy or problematic code that can overload your device. Worse yet, some sites  [Read More…]

OnePlus 7T Pro detailed spec leak reveals Android 10 and larger battery

The OnePlus 7T Pro launch is expected globally on October 10.

What you need to know New spec sheets have leaked for the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro. They confirm that both phones will launch with Android 10, slightly larger batteries, and the Snapdragon 855+. The OnePlus 7T Pro and OnePlus 7T are expected to launch early on September 26 in India and globally on October 10.

You may have been distracted by all of the  [Read More…]

Hulu gives up on Daydream VR, removes support with latest update

Daydream will still be supported on version of the Hulu app.

What you need to know Hulu has removed Daydream support with version 3.55 of its app. Daydream users can still use the older 3.54.1 version of the Hulu app for now. Google also removed support for Daydream for its own Play Movies app back in June.

Recently, Google’s Daydream VR has been slowly fading into the background. You rarely hear of new games of services  [Read More…]

FNAF’s AR: Special Delivery is set to arrive on Android later this Fall

The popular horror game series will bring its frightful characters to life using augmented reality on your phone.

What you need to know Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery is an augmented reality being developed by Illumix for Android and iOS. The game will let you bring the game characters to life in the real world via AR on your phone Pre-registration will be available at

The Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise has been terrifying  [Read More…]

Should you get the Fire TV Cube or the previous generation?

Fire TV Cube (2019)

Internal Upgrades

$ 120 at Amazon

Pros New and improved processor New features like Local Voice Control and Dolby Vision Available in more countries 4K HDR support Cons Most expensive Fire TV streaming box No external storage support

The Fire TV Cube (2019) has upgraded internals from last year’s device for increased speed and performance. It also added some key features like Local Voice Control for on-device processing and Dolby Vision  [Read More…]

Doogee S40 review

Truly rugged phones don’t come around all that often, and when they do, we tend to take notice of them. Why? Because they don’t have any of the current trends in handsets. They’re not made from shiny glass and aluminum, don’t have sexy colors, and they tend to be “ugly”.

Rugged phones don’t need to be pretty — they need to take a beating. They’re often wrapped in rubber shells with reinforced frames and come in blacks and greys.

Most  [Read More…]

Alexa Answers allows strangers on the internet to answer Alexa questions

The program has been in trial since last year but was opened to the public on September 12.

What you need to know On Septemeber 12, Amazon opened its Alexa Answers program to the public. With Alexa Answers, any person can sign up to provide answers to questions that have been asked to Alexa. Participants will be able to earn points and climb up the leaderboard by answering questions and also vote on the accuracy of the  [Read More…]

Visible users will need another service to roam

Best answer: No. Visible only provides service in the U.S., so you’ll need to use another SIM card for international usage.

Reliable data at home or abroad : Google Fi (From $ 20/mo. at Google Fi) Simple, affordable, and unlimited in the U.S. : Visible Unlimited ($ 40/mo. at Visible) Service at home

Simplicity is the game that Visible is playing. With a consistent $ 40 per month plan and no variations, you give up a few  [Read More…]