Tag Archive: 2018


Have you downloaded the November 2018 security patch?

The patch is steadily rolling out to users as we speak.

Yesterday was November 5, and in the Android world, that means it was a day for a new security patch.

The November 2018 patch was officially released yesterday afternoon, and with it comes the usual assortment of bug fixes and some Pixel-specific tweaks such as improved picture-in-picture performance and enhanced notification stability.

Looking through the Android Central forums, it looks like most people have already gotten  [Read More…]

What can I do with the temperature sensor in the 2018 Amazon Echo Plus?

Best answer: As of November 2018, nothing more than tell the temperature of the room it’s in. But that means it can be included in routines, and Amazon has developer functionality in place, which should prove to be useful for smart thermostat manufacturers and more in the near future.

Amazon: Amazon Echo Plus (2018) ($ 150)

If you build it, they will come

The second-generation Echo Plus includes a temperature sensor that can collect the ambient  [Read More…]

Should you buy a Galaxy Note 8 in 2018?

Best answer: If you don’t care about having the absolute latest tech, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is still a great smartphone in 2018 and can be purchased for as much as $ 250 less than the newer Note 9.

Amazon: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 ($ 742) Amazon: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 ($ 1,000) The Galaxy Note 8 is still plenty powerful

Despite being a year old, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s specs continue to deliver in  [Read More…]

Chromecast 2018 review: A slight refresh to an old favorite

Not much has changed in this 2018 refresh of Google’s old classic.

Chromecast may well be one of Google’s most important products in recent memory. Yeah, there’s Android. Yeah, there’s Chrome OS. But Chromecast — both the hardware, and the protocol that powers it — ushered in a new era of easy streaming. If you see it on your phone, there’s a good chance you can shoot it over to your TV with just a single tap. And unlike  [Read More…]

Best Kindle Deals for October 2018

We did the hard work for you.

Purchasing a dedicated Kindle has tons of benefits. Using complimentary Kindle reading apps is nice and all, but sometimes you just want a distraction-free adventure through Hogwarts or Westeros. On a Kindle device, you can get lost in a book without straining your eyes, getting bombarded by social media notifications, or draining your device’s battery life. They are designed from the ground up for one thing: reading. The fonts are  [Read More…]

Facebook October 2018 security breach: Everything you need to know

Around 30 million people had their information compromised.

Earlier this year, Facebook came under fire for sharing heaps of data for over 87 million users with Cambridge Analytica. As if the company wasn’t already having a tough time regaining the trust of its user base, Facebook’s now announced that information for around 30 million people was exposed during an attack it shut down in September.

Here’s everything you need to know.

What happened?

Between July 2017 and  [Read More…]

First Impressions: What does the Sony Xperia XZ3 offer in 2018

Before getting started, it’s important to note that I have never owned or used a Sony smartphone for more than just a few minutes. Those times have been limited to seeing the display units in my local Best Buy and putting around with those for just a few moments before moving on.

Now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk about the Sony Xperia XZ3. This is just our first impressions of the device, as we have  [Read More…]

Meet the world’s first quad-camera phone, the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

The world’s first quad-camera phone is now official and it’s called the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018). The new phone is part of the Korean tech giant’s increasing efforts to really put the spotlight on its line of mid-rangers. Although, the Galaxy A9 is more of a hybrid between a flagship and a mid-ranger. Let’s take a look at it and see what it offers.

The Galaxy A9 is a glass/metal sandwich like most premium phones launching today. It sports a  [Read More…]

Best Amazon Fire TV Deals for September 2018

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a godsend for those of us who want to stick with our trusted non-smart television and also want to access Netflix on it, but there are also Fire TVs which have all the capabilities of Amazon’s Fire TV stick built into the TV itself. They’re generally affordably priced, but the best time to purchase one is during a sale. Below are the best deals we could find to help you locate the  [Read More…]

Samsung forecasts all-time record profit of $15.5 billion in Q3 2018

After a downturn in Q2, Samsung is once again back to shattering profit records.

Samsung is on track to beat the $ 14.6 billion in profits it netted in Q1 2018. In its Q3 2018 earnings guidance, Samsung is forecasting an operating profit of $ 15.5 billion (17.5 trillion won) on the back of revenues of $ 57.5 billion (65 trillion won).

That’s a 20% uptick from the $ 12.8 billion it recorded in profit during the  [Read More…]