Tag Archive: Between


OnePlus 6T: Differences between unlocked and T-Mobile versions

Best answer: The OnePlus 6T is effectively the same no matter where you buy it, but the T-Mobile version has a couple of restrictions. It doesn’t have dual SIM functionality, is SIM locked when it’s financed, and only comes in one color, RAM and storage configuration. Unless you want to use T-Mobile’s financing or trade-in offers, you’re best buying a 6T directly from OnePlus.

OnePlus: OnePlus 6T ($ 549)

The OnePlus 6T is mostly the same  [Read More…]

Google ‘app bundles’ help blur the lines between installed and instant apps

Soon it won’t be at all apparent whether an app is truly ‘installed’ or not.

Google’s developer-focused “Playtime” event series kicked off today, and with it comes a whole bunch of changes for developers publishing apps in the Play Store. The biggest push Google’s focusing on is changing the years-old paradigm of installing big (and increasingly so) apps on your phone in a one-size-fits-all manner.

The changes emanate from a new publishing format called an “Android App  [Read More…]

Comfort beats bass in this battle between Mpow headphones

We’re a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. An Android phone is only as good as the headphones you have to accompany it, so let us help you find the best way to jam out to your favorite tunes.

Mpow H1

Our pick

$ 36 at Amazon

Pros 40mm drivers for stereo sound. 15-20 hours of battery life. More comfortable design compared to Mpow 059. Feels a lot sturdier. Cons Sound  [Read More…]

Switch between sitting and standing with Halter’s $120 elevating desktop

Take a stand or sit down.

Amazon has the popular Halter adjustable sit/stand elevating desk on sale for $ 119.99 today, a savings of $ 50 from its regular price. With just the squeeze of its handle, the gas spring can quickly and easily switch it between the two positions in just seconds. It comes pre-assembled, so all you have to do is take it out of the box and put it on your desk and start  [Read More…]

RCS features will work between Android Messages and Samsung Messages users

Typing indicators, read receipts, and more will work seamlessly on both apps.

RCS, the new messaging standard that Google’s working on to replace SMS, just got new backing from one of the world’s largest companies — Samsung.

In a press release published on September 12, it was announced that RCS features will continue to work like normal even if two people are communicating between Android Messages and Samsung Messages. Such features include typing indicators, better group chat  [Read More…]

What’s the difference between A19 and BR30 bulbs?

We’re a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. We’re just as passionate about smart home tech as we are about Android phones, and we research as many smart gadgets as we can to give you the best insight on what to buy.

LIFX A19

Everyday bulb

$ 50 at Amazon

Pros Provides omnidirectional lighting Fits in most lamps and hanging fixtures Cons BR30s cast more directional light

If you’re replacing  [Read More…]

Switch between devices wirelessly with Logitech’s $20 Bluetooth Keyboard

This compact keyboard can get the job done in no time.

Logitech’s Bluetooth Keyboard K480 is capable of connecting with up to three devices simultaneously, and right now Amazon has it available for just $ 19.99 for today only. That’s not only a match of its lowest price ever there, but it’s also a discount of $ 8 off what it sells for on average. This deal is part of a larger sale on Logitech PC accessories  [Read More…]

The $110 TaoTronics standing desk converter transitions smoothly between sitting and standing

Up, down, up, down, up, down.

The TaoTronics height adjustable 32-inch standing desk converter is down to $ 109.99 with code WGZDKREC on Amazon. This desk converter is $ 170 without the code and was selling around $ 150 until late July. We have never seen it go this low directly or with other codes.

The device uses a gas spring hovering system so it can adjust smoothly between a sit or stand position. It rises and  [Read More…]

Microsoft, Google and more team up to help you transfer data between services

Tech giants are teaming up to make it easier to port your data between services.

Microsoft, Google, Twitter, and Facebook have partnered to form the Data Transfer Project (DTP), a new initiative whose goal it is to make transferring your data between services much easier. Initially founded in 2017, DTP’s aim is to create an open-source platform that apps and services can adopt, ultimately stoking competition by giving consumers the ability to easily try out new services  [Read More…]

MediaTek mobile processors: What’s the difference between ’em?

If you’ve got an Android smartphone – and let’s be honest, since you’re reading this you probably do – you’ve heard of Qualcomm and its Snapdragon processors.

Snapdragon is typically known as the processor of choice for Android smartphones, whether its in a high-end Samsung flagship or an entry-level, T-Mobile-branded ZTE device.

Alas, Qualcomm isn’t the only name in the processor game; the China-based MediaTek is its biggest competitor, especially in countries that aren’t the U.S.

If you thought Qualcomm’s  [Read More…]