Tag Archive: Better


5 settings to change for better battery life on EMUI 5

Huawei’s EMUI 5 is a powerful version of Android. Here’s how to make it even better!

Huawei’s EMUI 5 Android Skin adds a bit of personal flair and functionality to the company’s line of devices while including some additional tools and features aimed directly at helping you get the most out of your device’s battery.

The following tips should help you maximize the battery life of any Huawei device running EMUI 5.0, be it an Honor 6X,  [Read More…]

Spread better Wi-Fi through your home with Luna’s refurb 3-pack for $200

Mesh Wi-Fi systems are all the rage these days, and there is a good reason for it. If you live in a large home or have ever struggled with maintaining a solid connection across your unusually shaped home, trying to fix the issues could turn out to be quite a pain. Those pains have since been alleviated, and getting a solid connection across your house only takes a few minutes to get set up.

Woot, through Amazon, is currently offering  [Read More…]

Amazon announces second-gen Echo with better audio, new design, and lower price

Amazon just revealed its second-generation Amazon Echo with newer, better sound and a whole new design.

At a surprise press event on Wednesday Amazon revealed a new and improved Amazon Echo smart speaker. The device features an upgraded audio system and an updated design.

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The second-generation Echo touts immersive sound thanks to an all-new speaker architecture that packs in Dolby processing, a dedicated tweeter, and a 2.5-inch down-firing woofer. It also has Amazon’s second-generation  [Read More…]

Cricket vs. Straight Talk: Which has the better prepaid phone plan?

See how Cricket and Straight Talk measure up against each other.

Cricket and Straight Talk have a few things in common. Both operate on AT&T’s network (although Straight Talk also operates on Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon networks) and each do unlimited plans differently than any other pre-paid carrier.

Cricket offers a cheap unlimited plan but caps your network speeds at 8 Mbps or 3 Mbps (depending on the plan), and Straight Talk requires you to buy a phone through  [Read More…]

Grab Aukey’s cell phone tripod for $8 to become a better mobile photographer

It’s time to take your photography game to the next level, and this inexpensive accessory can help!

Smartphone cameras have become significantly better over the past few years, and people like to push them to their limits. A great way to really take advantage of how far they’ve come is by using a tripod to take your skills to the next level. We know, people don’t want to lug around a full-sized tripod to “get the shot”, but what  [Read More…]

The Note 8 made me feel better about my terrible painting skills

The Note 8’s Coloring app is one of the best reasons to use the improved S Pen.

Back in college, I was working as a bank teller between classes and needed an outlet. I didn’t want to drink more than I already did, and I already spent too much time reading books I didn’t enjoy to enjoy the ones I wanted to read, so I decided to do something else: paint.

I embraced my inner artist and  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 review: Bigger is better

With a 6.44-inch display and a massive 5300mAh battery, Xiaomi’s latest phablet is the ideal device for consuming multimedia on the go.

Last year’s Mi Max was Xiaomi’s first attempt at a phone with a screen size over 6 inches. The phone wasn’t the company’s first phablet, however, with the 5.7-inch Mi Note making its debut back in 2015. While the Mi Note was a flagship device, the Mi Max was targeted at the budget segment and  [Read More…]

Mint SIM vs. Project Fi: Which is better for you?

It’s Mint SIM vs. Project Fi in this head-to-head comparison.

Mint SIM and Project Fi are “alternative carriers” or mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs). They’re not the Big Four (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile), but they lease coverage from those networks and resell it to you for less. Plans are often prepaid and fixed contracts are few and far between.

Let’s compare Mint SIM and Project Fi to see how they stack up against one another.

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Moto G5S + Moto G5S Plus specs: More metal, better cameras

The Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus are special editions of the Moto G5 series, but they’re intriguing on their own.

The phones had been rumored for some time, but Motorola’s newest additions to the G5 line, the Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus, are official. Featuring the same iconic looks as the earlier phones, the big changes are in screen size, battery size, build quality and, perhaps most important, camera. The Moto G5S gets a higher-resolution  [Read More…]

Tech for your Health: Establishing better dietary habits

Get fit and stay healthy with a helping hand from your smartphone!

Every year, millions of people look to the latest app or accessories to help them shed some extra pounds or set healthier goals, only to abandon those diets and workout routines after a few weeks. I know because that’s been me for the past 10 years.

I’m no fitness guru, just another tech nerd turning the big 3-0 next year, with a spare tire showing  [Read More…]