Tag Archive: 2018


Win yourself an Amazon gift card ahead of Prime Day 2018

Here’s your chance!

Amazon took the wraps off of its Prime Day 2018 event today and our friends at Thrifter are giving away several Amazon gift cards to celebrate.

It couldn’t be easier to enter for your chance to win $ 50/£50 in Amazon credit! Simply follow the link below for your region’s contest and follow the instructions:

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This year, Amazon has a bumper Prime Day in store for  [Read More…]

Prime Day 2018 kicks off July 16 with thousands of deals spanning 36 hours

Things are about to get crazy.

Amazon has announced that Prime Day 2018 will be taking place on July 16 and will feature 36 hours packed with over a million deals you won’t want to miss. In 2017, the company held a 30-hour event, so this year will have an extra 6 hours of fun, and the deals are actually starting right now with $ 100 off the Echo Show and more.

Additionally, Amazon will be offering discounts to  [Read More…]

July 2018 security patch now rolling out for Pixel and Nexus devices

The Pixel 2 and 2 XL get improved Wi-Fi performance with this patch.

Another month, another security patch. On July 2, Google officially started pushing out the July 2018 Android security patch for its Pixel and Nexus devices.

Both the factory images and OTA files are live right now, meaning you can already flash the patch to your phone if you don’t feel like waiting for the over-the-air update to hit your phone.

This patch level officially  [Read More…]

These are the best Android phones you can buy right now (July 2018)

You’re searching for your next phone and all you want to know is what your best option is. Well, we’re here to help. We’ve compiled a list of the best Android smartphones regardless of price. These devices are the cream of the crop. They’ll offer excellent performance and a long lifespan.

Without further ado, here are our picks in no particular order.

OnePlus 6

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OnePlus 6 review: The best value smartphone of 2018

OnePlus’ creed has always been to deliver smartphones packing the latest technology at an affordable price. When the OnePlus One came out in 2014, it quickly became a wild success.

It was a hard-edged phone with a backside covered in sandpaper. It offered high-end components and the freedom for nerds to tinker around with the phone’s software.

Four years later, the Chinese indie brand has unveiled the OnePlus 6, and it’s the company’s most mature phone to date. Yes, it  [Read More…]

Android P features you’ll love: Improved notifications, 2018 edition

Small but significant changes are coming to your notification shade with Android P.

One of the best features of Android is its notification system. It uses the best ideas from companies that originally got it right, like Palm and Nokia, then blends them into a display of information and rich content that we have all come to rely on. Because the notification system is very important for a handheld device that’s supposed to keep you in touch  [Read More…]

Jump Force: Hands-on impressions from E3 2018

After dazzling with its trailer at E3 2018, this demo was sadly lacking.

Fans of Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, One Piece, and more delighted in the announcement from Bandai Namco at E3 2018 that a variety of characters from popular manga and anime would congregate in Jump Force for one massive fighting game. The trailer certainly looked impressive, with soaring scenes of our world littered with refuse from theirs, and six iconic characters duking it out amid  [Read More…]

Best Writing Apps for Android in 2018

Everybody needs a writing app — here’s what we recommend.

Whether you’re writing essays for school, drafting updates for your blog, or just jotting notes, everybody needs a writing app. There’s no shortage of them on the Play Store, and in theory it shouldn’t be hard to find a good one — it’s just a place to type, right?

Turns out there are quite a few useful features that you might want to look for when settling on  [Read More…]

Skull & Bones for PlayStation 4: Hands-on impressions from E3 2018

This game will be familiar to anyone who has enjoyed boat combat before, and sadly doesn’t offer much else.

Ubisoft’s E3 presentation didn’t detail much we didn’t already know about their new IP, Skull & Bones. We saw more pirates and some fun catch phrases, but nothing to suggest the game was more than pirates in ships fighting one another. And even after playing the upcoming PlayStation 4 game myself for half an hour, I’m convinced that’s  [Read More…]

How to prepare for Amazon Prime Day 2018

There’s a lot you can do, so start now.

Amazon’s Prime Day will be here before you know it — expect it in mid-July — and the deals will be flowing. But without proper preparation, you may miss out on some of them. From simple things like ensuring your account is in good standing with updated information to small tips and tricks, we have you covered. Let’s take a look at some of what you’ll want to  [Read More…]