Tag Archive: After


Not again! Samsung facing lawsuit after NYC woman’s Galaxy Note 9 catches on fire

Oh no! It’s happening again! According to a new report by the New York Post, Samsung is facing a new lawsuit. This was filed by NYC real estate agent Diane Chung whose Galaxy Note 9 allegedly caught fire while she was in an elevator.

According to court papers, miss Chung was using her new Note 9 one evening when she noticed the device become extremely hot. She immediately stopped using the phone and placed inside her purse. But she soon  [Read More…]

Google Home review: After nearly two years, is it still worth it?

Google Home is the original Google Assistant enabled smart speaker. When it launched competition didn’t exist. If you wanted an Assistant enabled speaker, it was your only choice. Since then, there have been several Assistant smart speakers released. Your choices are no longer as limited as they once were. Now the question is, how does Google Home compare when it is no longer your only choice?

Design

The Google Home has a neutral design that blends seamlessly into most rooms.  [Read More…]

Here’s why the NVIDIA Shield TV is still being updated after three years

The best Android TV product is also one of the best-supported Android products ever.

We all love the Shield TV around here. It’s almost universally thought of as the best way to get Android on your TV, isn’t outrageously expensive, and has enough power to stream your 4K HDR content without sputtering or complaining. It’s also a decent gaming console and makes for a heck of a streaming server when you use Plex or Kodi. It’s one  [Read More…]

After using Chrome OS for four months, I never want to go back

If you still haven’t tried Chrome OS, now’s the time to do so.

Even though I’ve been enthralled by Android since the original Galaxy S Fascinate on Verizon Wireless, it took me until this year to finally give Google’s desktop operating system — Chrome OS — a proper try.

I dabbled with Chrome OS a bit back at my high school on education-focused machines, but I’ve never actually owned a proper “adult” Chromebook to get an idea  [Read More…]

Want to sell your phone? Here’s what to do during and after the sale

The Samsung Galaxy S9, LG G7 ThinQ, HTC U12+, and OnePlus 6 are all beautiful new devices that tempt customers to open up their wallets. Rightfully so — they’re all great! But if this is a replacement or upgrade, you’ll likely have to figure out what to so with the current one.

What to do? Throw it in a drawer? Make it a Wi-Fi only phone? Give it to the kids? Or, do you sell your phone?

If you’re in the market for  [Read More…]

What do you do with your old phone after buying a new one?

Out with the old and in with the new.

Whether you buy phones outright or pay for them on monthly installment plans through your carrier, upgrading to the latest and greatest mobile tech is always an exciting time.

However, after you finally take a break from playing around with your new toy, there comes a time when you need to figure out what to do with your old phone. Should you sell it? Keep it for old-times  [Read More…]

Twitter asks users to change passwords after bug exposed them on internal log

The bug in Twitter’s hashing process has since been fixed.

Twitter today asked all of its users to consider changing their passwords after discovering a bug that caused them to be stored “unmasked in an internal log.”

According to Twitter, the bug has been corrected and it has seen “no indication of breach or misuse by anyone” after an investigation.

We recently found a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log.  [Read More…]

What to play after you beat God of War

It’s time to let Kratos rest. Keep the action going with these other awesome games.

If you’ve just finished playing God of War, then you may very well have conquered 2018’s game of the year. While that’s not a total foregone conclusion just yet, it’s safe to say that the game will at least be in contention. Don’t believe us? Take a look for yourself:

Told ya so. Once you’ve come down from the high  [Read More…]

6 months after Pixel 2 launch, Google has nothing to say of its success — but hardware focus is bigger than ever

Other parts of the hardware and operating system business take the spotlight instead.

Alphabet just released its Q1 2018 earnings, and I followed along with the earnings call afterward to pick up further context on the numbers from Google CEO Sundar Pichai. The most striking thing from the call, at least as it pertains to us here in the Android world, is that the word “Pixel” was used only once — mentioned as an aside when talking  [Read More…]

Is the Honor View 10 still worth buying four months after it was announced?

They say time heals all wounds, but that doesn’t do anything to fix a botched release.

When we reviewed the Honor View 10, we found it to be one of the best affordable flagships for just $ 500 — it held its own against the similarly priced OnePlus 5T, and you could even make the argument that it’s a better value than the more premium Huawei Mate 10 Pro. But that was all the way back in January.

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