Tag Archive: Check


Google Play Services 12.2.09 fixes Android’s ‘Check for Update’ feature

You can force the update now, but tread carefully if you choose to do so.

The ‘Check for Update’ feature in Android has been a real piece of work for some time now. It was announced in September that this was being reworked to actually pull in new updates rather than just seeing if one was available in your area, but the rollout was delayed due to a bug with Google Play Services.

Thankfully, it would appear  [Read More…]

Can’t afford the Apple Watch? Check out this $99 alternative

The Apple Watch looks beautiful an is a great attempt at making a watch that can compete with luxurious Swiss timepieces. Unfortunately, it costs quite a lot, so not everybody can afford it. But what if we told you customers in the US can get the Apple Watch-look at a much more affordable price? Xiaomi-owned […]

Every Merge Cube owner should check out 57º North

With all the new games available for the new Merge Cube 57º North is something unique.

If you haven’t seen the Merge Cube yet you are missing out on an amazing little gadget. Using the camera of your phone to create an augmented overlay of a soft foam cube, the Merge Cube creates endless different apps, from games to Education, all from one cheap accessory. For only around $ 15 in most places, the Merge Cube is  [Read More…]

Spell check your emails, social media posts, and business letters with Grammarly Premium 1-Yr Subscription

You check over that social media post more than once, making sure everything sounds good and nothing is misspelled. You hit “post,” only to see a mistake. There was a time when Google+ didn’t let you spell-check those mistakes, but thankfully, Google has added this solution. Unfortunately, Twitter has expanded the character limit but is […]

How to “check for updates” on your Android device

Updating your Android can be a painful experience that requires a lot of patience, depending on the device you own and the carrier you’re with. Customarily when a new version of Android starts rolling out, it doesn’t hit every device at the same time – it depends a lot on your location. The process can […]

Check out the best Boxing Day deals in Canada from Walmart and Best Buy

Some of these deals could sell out at any moment, so get ’em while they’re hot!

Walmart and Best Buy are celebrating Boxing Day in Canada with huge deals on media streaming devices, headphones, and other tech. Take advantage of these deals while you can because while they might stick around for a couple of days, these prices could easily sell out.

Amazon Canada is also having a huge sale for Boxing Day. Be sure to check out those  [Read More…]

Check to see if you’re covered by Google’s Project Fi network

Networks, when you think about it, come down to one thing: coverage.

If you’re not covered where you live, work and travel … well, nothing else matters. But in partnering with three U.S. carriers — Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular — Google’s Project Fi definitely has an interesting advantage. (And remember you also have calling available over Wi-Fi when you need it.)

But the question stands: will you have Project Fi coverage where you live, work and travel? And, of  [Read More…]

The ‘Check for update’ button on Google phones now pulls updates immediately

When updates would roll out for Google devices, a certain percentage of people get the update and then the rollout stops until the next stage. Check for updates as many times as you want, but it won’t help you get the update faster.

Now things are a bit different, and for the better. Googler Elliot Hughes says that the new system allows the “Check for update” button to pull the latest software version, even if a specific stage of the  [Read More…]

In Oreo, the button to check for Android updates now actually checks for updates

File this one under things finally working as described.

If you’ve ever mashed that “Check for update” button in your phone settings because you were waiting and ready for an update, you know disappointment. You might be disappointed less in the future, as the button now actually checks for an update when asks rather than check to see if you were slotted in to be updated that day.

Long-time Android developer and new master of update buttons Elliot Hughes  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 too expensive? Check out these cheap lookalikes

Chinese phone makers are notorious for copying the designs of famous handset models. For example, we’ve seen an abundance of Samsung Galaxy S8-lookalikes in the past few months. But Chinese companies won’t stop at replicating just international products – they’ll even go after popular smartphones produced by well-known Chinese handset manufacturers. Seeing the success of […]