Tag Archive: Can’t

Moto G5 Plus can’t make emergency calls on Verizon’s VoLTE service

Lenovo has offered a temporary solution, with a software update fix coming next week.

If you own a Moto G5 Plus running on Verizon’s network, this news is for you. In a recent post on Lenovo’s support forum, the company says it has identified a software issue that affects the Moto G5 Plus’ ability to connect to 911 emergency services when using Verizon’s Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service.

Obviously, this is a pretty big safety concern that  [Read More…]

Android Wear 2.0 Complications are great. It’s a shame we can’t use them.

I’m not into ‘complicated’.

Despite my penchant for detailed themes with lot of steps, I’m really a girl who likes things to work and work easily. When I got an LG Watch Style and started browsing for watch faces, I was excited to finally have complications that would work the same across every watch face. I was excited to have the same complications available to all watch faces rather than just the options a developer included in  [Read More…]

Huawei P10 ranks near top of DxOMark camera tests, but can’t beat the Pixel

Picture this.

The Huawei P10 has a lot to love, especially with a Leica-powered dual camera array and a manageable one hand-friendly size. The setup may be close to last year’s P9, but it’s taken the Mate 9’s excellent 20MP monochrome sensor to give it a big boost in the detail department, coming close to the Google Pixel’s photo quality in DxOMark’s tests.

What exactly does that mean?

In the breakdown of the P10’s setup, DxO  [Read More…]

Google’s new reCAPTCHA system is so great, you can’t even see it

Google has a new, invisible-to-humans way of identifying bots on websites.

We’ve all seen the progression of different CAPTCHA systems for identifying that yes, you are indeed a human visiting a website. Google’s reCAPTCHA has been the most innovative in the past few years, getting all the way to a point where you just check a box and move on. Now, the reCAPTCHA system is ready to disappear from sight entirely while still doing its job of preventing bots  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi 5s review: A great phone you can’t buy

The Xiaomi Mi 5s offers much-needed improvements from the Mi 5, making it a significantly better device.

Quick take:

Although a mid-cycle refresh in Xiaomi’s flagship series, the Mi 5s comes with an all-new metal chassis that looks upmarket. The phone has upgraded hardware in the form of a Snapdragon 821 SoC, the camera sensor has been overhauled, and Xiaomi is offering a global MIUI ROM with Play Store access. Then there’s the price, with the handset  [Read More…]

Can’t be with your sweetie on Valentine’s Day? These apps can help you make long-distance whoopie! 🍆

The next best thing to being in there.

Nothing is better than spending Valentine’s Day with the one you love. It’s a day like any other day, but it’s also been traditionally set aside for couples to do those things couples like to do with each other. But life being what it is, sometimes it’s impossible to be with each other and make some private fireworks.

We’re not saying even the best app can be a substitute,  [Read More…]

What do you want your phone to do that it can’t?

Phones today are incredibly powerful. They’re supercomputers in our pockets. But that doesn’t mean they do everything — and there’s plenty people want, realistic or otherwise.

The weeks after CES are a strange amalgam of far-in-the-future prognosticating about the future of technology in its myriad form factors and the beginning of the year’s less ambitious, commercially available products.

We look to the big launches of the year, like the LG G6 and Galaxy S8, to set the  [Read More…]

Google says phone makers can’t ruin Nougat’s notifications if they want to get Google services

A clarification of existing rules means everyone will get at least one feature from Android 7.

It never fails that Google shows off something we think is pretty cool when they give us details about what the next Android version can do, then the people who make the phones don’t include it. There is always that one thing. But it won’t be the direct reply feature in Android 7 Nougat because Google explicitly says it has to  [Read More…]

Amazon is building the next important OS, and Google can’t keep up

Alexa is an operating system, and that could mean trouble for Google.

Google made a fundamental mistake by launching Google Home two years after Amazon Echo, says Ben Thompson of Stratechery. Amazon’s Echo and its growing lineup of first-party hardware, including the Tap and Dot, are less significant to the company’s future than Alexa itself, the voice-enabled operating system that seems to be growing in reach and intelligence more quickly than any other.

The Echo created its  [Read More…]

Galaxy Beta Program users can’t play with their Gear VR right now

Be careful what you flash for.

Samsung’s Galaxy Beta Program is letting waves of users try out the latest version of Android on their hardware before it is officially rolled out to the world. This is a great way for Samsung to make sure there are no serious problems with their implementation of Android Nougat. Enrolling in the program is easy, but Samsung is only accepting handfuls of interested people at a time which means there  [Read More…]