Tag Archive: Becoming


Becoming Hinged [#acpodcast]

Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand have all the leaks about Samsung’s Galaxy S10 phones. 2019 is poised to be an exciting year when it comes to phone design — hole punches and foldables are coming in a big way. They also cover Galaxy X, Xiaomi, Honor 20 View, LG G8, and a throwback redo of the Motorola Razr.

And if you think you miss your headphone jack, be on the lookout for Vivo Apex 2019 and  [Read More…]

Xiaomi is finally on course to becoming a lifestyle brand

Xiaomi isn’t interested in just being a phone manufacturer. It wants to be the brand that sells everything.

Xiaomi is known around the world primarily for its phones, but the brand has plenty more to offer. For several years now, Xiaomi has teamed up or invested in Chinese startups to launch products like robot vacuums, mechanical keyboards, smart shoes, fitness trackers, and an entire ecosystem of smart home products, including a 360-degree security camera.

The unifying theme  [Read More…]

The Pixel 3 is quickly becoming my favorite phone ever

I take for granted that people pay the same attention to the Pixel line as I do. I mean, I’ve been looking for something like the Pixel 3 since I began reviewing phones almost 10 years ago. A product that doesn’t wear its specs on its sleeves but instead focuses on optimizing the experience for the way I actually use a phone throughout the day.

In my time using the Pixel 3, I’ve returned to one thought again  [Read More…]

MSN News is becoming Microsoft News on Android and iOS

The new name comes following a major redesign the app received in January.

The MSN News app for Android and iOS is getting a new name: Microsoft News. We first noticed the rebranding in an update to the beta version of the app on Android, but OnMSFT has also confirmed the new moniker is rolling out for iOS beta testers as well.

Aside from the new name, there isn’t much else to see here. However, users will  [Read More…]

Eric Schmidt leaving Executive Chairman role, becoming ‘technical advisor’ at Alphabet

January will bring a big change at the highest ranks of Alphabet.

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is stepping down from his position as Executive Chairman of the Board at Google’s parent company Alphabet. He will remain at the company in a new position as a “technical advisor,” and remain on the Board of Directors in a typical member capacity, building on his 17 years at the company thus far.

Google co-founder and current Alphabet CEO Larry  [Read More…]

Becoming an Android Expert: Android Rooting Terms

Rooting is a big part of Android. The fundamental premise of Android is that almost every element is customizable but occasionally some things require escalated privileges called root. Rooting itself can be a big topic to get your head round and with it comes its own plethora of acronyms and terms that can seem daunting. […]

How becoming a TPO subscriber can affect change

Join TPO and put your monthly mobile bill to good use.

TPO (The People’s Operator) is a mobile virtual network operator that leases coverage from Sprint’s fast 4G LTE network.

It offers competitive data plans for folks who don’t want to pay the big carrier rates. In fact, as a promotional rate, you can get 1GB of Sprint’s fast 4G LTE data, unlimited calling, and unlimited texting for $ 7.35 per month for the first three months. After that,  [Read More…]

Instagram is hedging its bets on becoming your go-to messaging platform

The latest additions to the image sharing platform add landscape and portrait photos to Direct messages, in addition to link sharing.

If you would have told me that Instagram would be the go-to social network five years ago, I would have scoffed. But things have really evolved for the app since then, and lately it seems to be undergoing a bit of a renaissance due in part to the multitude of updates.

  [Read More…]

How becoming a TPO subscriber can affect change

Join TPO and put your monthly mobile bill to good use.

TPO (The People’s Operator) is a mobile virtual network operator that leases coverage from Sprint’s fast 4G LTE network.

It offers competitive data plans for folks who don’t want to pay the big carrier rates. In fact, as a promotional rate, you can get 1GB of Sprint’s fast 4G LTE data, unlimited calling, and unlimited texting for $ 7.35 per month for the first three months. After that,  [Read More…]