Tag Archive: Better


Get all the benefits of Alexa with better sound quality than an Echo

Get what Alexa has to offer without having to put up with an Echo’s subpar sound.

If you want everything that Amazon Alexa has to offer, but don’t actually want to put up with the Amazon Echo’s mediocre sound, you can get other speakers with Alexa built in!

Here are our top picks.

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Sonos is the number one name in wireless home audio,  [Read More…]

Get better multiplayer performance by changing your PS4’s NAT type

Your NAT type might well be holding you back in online multiplayer games. Here’s how to open it up.

Network Address Translation (NAT) is a big part of connectivity for online multiplayer games, deciding how incoming traffic is handled. For gamers, NAT can play a huge role in who you can play with, establishing barriers if it’s not set up right.

There are a bunch of reasons you may have a strict or even double NAT showing  [Read More…]

A great single camera is always better than a mediocre dual camera

Look no further than the Pixel 2 or Galaxy S9 for proof.

One of the biggest shifts in mobile photography over the last couple of years has been the move from one camera to two on most high-end smartphones. Flagships like the HTC U12+, LG G7 ThinQ, and Galaxy S9+ have all adopted this trend, with some phones like the Huawei P20 Pro going even further and adding a third lens.

Even budget phones have started shipping  [Read More…]

Top 3 ways Fuchsia can be a better operating system than Android

Android’s successor has the potential to be damn exciting.

For the past couple of years, there’s been some talk about Google working on a mysterious new operating system by the name of Fuchsia. Fuchsia’s an all-new platform that will eventually replace Android as we know and love it today, and last week, a report came out claiming that Google will begin rolling out products with the OS in three years and then start using it as a  [Read More…]

Apex Launcher’s latest update is your wake-up call to switch to something better

If you use Apex Launcher and are wondering “what the heck happened to my home screen?”, you’re not alone.

Apex Launcher restarted development last May, and since then, there hasn’t been much to say about the old, but well-liked launcher as it tried to update its interface, improve its feature set, and start competing again. Well, the 4.0 update Apex Launcher pushed out this week has undone all of that progress and then some, and what users Apex Launcher  [Read More…]

Surface Go vs. Chromebook: Which is better for you?

Chromebooks are more than likely enough for your school needs.

Microsoft’s Surface Go is going to be available soon, and it’s an intriguing device: $ 400 gets you a well-built tablet with full Windows. You can use any piece of Windows software built in the last twenty years, or stick to the store and web for an easier experience. Microsoft is positioning this as the perfect device for students, schools, and businesses.

But Chromebooks may be a  [Read More…]

Awair 2nd Edition boasts better readings, more personalized recommendations

Wondering how clean your air is? The Awair 2nd Edition will show you, right down to the molecule.

Awair, the company behind the fashionable and functional Awair and Awair Glow air quality monitors has announced the Awair 2nd Edition. It’s a largely iterative update to its predecessor, but this model boasts more acute fine dust readings in that it can detect particulate that is under 2.5 micrometers in diameter.

Combine that with more personalized recommendations for purifying  [Read More…]

Android P features you’ll love: A better camera experience

Android P provides built-in support for multiple cameras and ways to help developers take high-quality photos in a jiffy.

Android P is going to make it easier to support almost any camera configuration with things like the new Multi-Camera API.

Android comes in all shapes and sizes. It’s one of the few consumer operating systems that allows a company to tailor the experience to their hardware platform and that’s a big reason it’s become so popular —  [Read More…]

Android and Chrome OS will reportedly get ‘Better Together’ integration

The features are expected to launch next week.

As awesome as Android and Chrome OS are, there’s still one area where Apple dominates with iOS and macOS — a reason to use both of them together. Things like Universal Clipboard and Handoff make it clear why you should you use an iPhone and Mac together, and according to a new report, Google will soon offer something similar.

Spotted by Mishaal Rahman, the Chromium Gerrit has been updated  [Read More…]

5 changes that would make the Galaxy S9’s software dramatically better

Samsung’s made strides, but there are a few final things that make the GS9 frustrating to use.

I quite like my Galaxy S9+. The overall experience of using this high-end phone is great, but as I’ve said many times I’m not a huge fan of the software overall. To put it concisely, I use the Galaxy S9+ despite its software rather than because of it. That’s the opposite of my feelings toward phones like the Google Pixel  [Read More…]