Tag Archive: boring


Folding phones are saving us from several years of boring slabs

I’m sick of the specs race. Make my phone fun.

A history of the folding phone Galaxy Z Flip vs. Moto RAZR Why your next phone should be a foldable Why your next phone shouldn’t be a foldable Our phones are our most important fashion accessory The clamshell foldable is the new ‘small’ phone Foldables aren’t the ‘small’ phone you want (yet) All the differences between foldable devices Should you buy a foldable phone  [Read More…]

Is Android more boring than it used to be?

Let’s have a chat with the AC forums.

Taking a look at Android as a whole, there’s no denying the platform has dramatically changed over the last few years.

Things like modding and rooting used to be extremely popular, but as devices become more powerful and feature-rich, we’ve seen that community die down considerably.

Some would argue that this has resulted in Android being boring or less exciting than it was in years past, and recently, this  [Read More…]

The Nest Wifi is a boring product with some brilliant ideas

Nest Wifi might be boring from a tech-spec point of view, but the speaker built into The Point creates an entirely new product category.

Google took to the stage today to launch several new products, one of which is a follow-up to the most successful product they’ve ever launched in a single category. Google Wifi has been a runaway success on all counts, and the follow-up, Nest Wifi, is an improvement in many key areas.

But the  [Read More…]

Samsung’s phones are so consistently good, it’s boring at this point

It’s a fine line to walk between consistency and complacency.

In many ways, the biggest selling point of Samsung’s phones over the past 10 years has been consistency. Yes, Samsung regularly advances its technology, design, and features — but does so with a good bit of conservatism as to keep things consistent from year to year for its loyal customers. The Note 10 and 10+ launch reminds us that Samsung’s playbook hasn’t changed.

It’s a fine line  [Read More…]

Turn boring PDFs into digital magazines with Next FlipBook Maker Pro

We all have to read through PDF documents at some point or another, and we all know what a bore they can be. If you’re using this format in a way that requires serious reader engagement, like with a sales pitch, you can turn a boring read into something much more exciting.

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Next FlipBook Maker Pro is specialized software that lets you transform PDFs  [Read More…]

Spigen’s Tough Armor isn’t bulky, but it is boring

This is one of the best heavy duty cases for the S10.

You don’t need me to tell you that the Galaxy S10 is a fragile phone. I get that it has IP68 dust/water resistance and Gorilla Glass 6, but that doesn’t change the fact that you still risk cracking/shattering the front and back with just the right drop.

There are a lot of cases that offer ample protection against regular wear-and-tear, but if you need something  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: Samsung went from best to boring

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ is a perfectly fine device that does little to excite me. So is it me, or the phone?

I’ve been using a Galaxy S9+ for a couple of weeks or so now, and it’s a real challenge to concisely sum up my overall thoughts on this thing. It’s a great phone, probably one of the best Android handsets of the year. And yet its dogged similarity to last year’s model leaves me feeling  [Read More…]

The iHome iAVS1 is a boring Echo Dot alarm clock

It’s a clock with an Amazon Echo Dot shoved inside. And I’m having no problem containing my excitement.

On one hand, it’s good thing that so many accessories manufacturers are jumping onto the Echo Dot bandwagon. Amazon’s budget Echo is a prime candidate for cheap accessories that make it do more than was originally intended. But that may be the undoing of the iHome iAVS1 clock.

iHome, of course, is a longtime maker of all sorts of  [Read More…]

MrMobile at Google I/O: Only boring if you’re not paying attention

Google! A giant among giants who other giants think are giant (yeah, how’s that for writing?) Google’s I/O conference this year has been plagued by the specter of yawns from journalists who wonder where all the fun of the previous year has disappeared to. But what were they expecting? It’s a developers conference!

I’m Michael Fisher, AKA MrMobile, and while it’s not splashy or gadget-heavy, there’s a lot to be interested in coming from I/O this year. From simple  [Read More…]