Tag Archive: areas


Review: Samsung’s Galaxy A51 misses the mark in several key areas

The Galaxy A51 offers camera and design upgrades, but the underlying hardware is unchanged from 2019.

Under increased pressure from Chinese rivals, Samsung overhauled its budget strategy last year. The underwhelming Galaxy J series was gone, and the Galaxy A lineup essentially took its place. Samsung traditionally limited the Galaxy A series to the mid-range segment, but now it fields devices starting as low as $ 120 all the way to $ 600.

The new-found change in  [Read More…]

5 areas where the iPhone 11 is better than Android flagships

The iPhone 11 has a lot to offer in areas where Android phones continue to struggle.

Aside from a cursory interest in the iOS ecosystem, I haven’t cared much for iPhones over the years. The last iPhone I used with any regularity was the iPhone 6 Plus, and even then, it ended up being a secondary phone. Since then, I’ve used over a hundred Android phones, from $ 100 budget models to the best that Samsung, Google,  [Read More…]

Samsung wins in all areas but the most important: the camera

The best display, the fastest processor, and a camera that’s great but not the best — that’s how you can describe the past few Galaxy S phones.

Samsung’s Galaxy S phones are always among the best money can buy. Year after year, with very few exceptions, the Galaxy S or Galaxy Note has the best display, the best processor, the features most buyers want, and above all the availability that builds a recipe for success. The line’s  [Read More…]

Carriers waiving fees for areas affected by Hurricane Harvey

Carriers are helping customers stay connected in their time of need.

Carriers in the U.S. have all released news that they are waiving some fees and overages for customers in some areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. During any disaster, your phone is one of the best ways to stay abreast on news and weather information as well as communicating with friends, family or emergency services. It’s great to see carriers come forward with any type of relief during difficult  [Read More…]

Canada’s new drone laws make flying in urban areas virtually impossible

Avoid getting a fine by knowing where and when you’re allowed to fly your drone in Canada.

If you’re a Canadian who owns a drone for purely recreational purposes, listen up because the Canadian government has just laid down the laws regarding where and when you can fly your drone.

And you’re probably not going to like it.

As reported by CBC, Transportation Minister Marc Garneau announced the new rules along with the penalties for breaking them — a  [Read More…]

Google Maps gets Wi-Fi only mode; ability to save offline areas to SD card

Google is rolling out a sizeable update to Google Maps that brings a new Wi-Fi only offline mode. Once enabled, Maps will go offline when there’s no Wi-Fi signal, with navigation limited to your areas you’ve downloaded to your device. As soon as you connect to a Wi-Fi network, the app regains full functionality.

Wi-Fi comes in handy when you’re traveling abroad and don’t want to incur exorbitant data charges, or in situations where you can’t  [Read More…]

Google Maps rolls out a cleaner look and adds areas of interest

Google Maps is getting a makeover in an update that’s currently rolling out to its mobile apps as well as on the desktop. It will offer a cleaner look to the maps themselves while also adding new “areas of interest”.

In a blog post, Google stated:

The world is full of information, which means highlighting necessary info on the map without overcrowding it is a balancing act. So as part of this update,  [Read More…]

Amazon expands Prime same-day delivery to more metro areas in the U.S.

Amazon has announced the online retail giant has expanded its Prime same-day delivery service to more metro areas in the U.S. These include Charlotte, Cincinnati, Fresno, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Stockton, and Tucson, as well as new areas in Central New Jersey, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, and San Diego.

This delivery option allows consumers to place an order (worth over $ 35) in the morning and receive their products on the same day,  [Read More…]

Sprint begins throttling users in congested areas

Despite what the “unlimited” plan might make you think, Sprint is exercising their right to throttle back on users they’ve deemed as using too much data. Heavy use contract customers on Sprint, as well as prepaid customers on Sprint-based MVNOs Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA, have been hit with warnings that starting next month Sprint will be engaging in “prioritization management” in congested areas.

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Rogers lights up LTE in Toronto and Vancouver metro areas

Canada’s leading wireless carrier is spreading the LTE magic in more areas. Rogers Communication today announced that it is expanding coverage of Long Term Evolution, the faster kind of 4G being developed in North America, in the Greater Toronto Area and communities that surround Vancouver, British Columbia.

Rogers had already delivered LTE to Toronto, but not in all of the surrounding areas like Brampton,  [Read More…]