Tag Archive: Check


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 […]

Looking for a futuristic Bluetooth speaker? Check out these deals

Bluetooth speakers are compact portable speaker than connecting wirelessly to your phone, tablet or laptop so you can easily stream music, listen to podcasts and more. If you’re one of those people who just loves music, these gadgets will prove to be extremely useful to you as you move around the house. Being so portable, […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 too expensive? Check out these alternatives instead

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is one gorgeous phone boasting a stunning design, incredible 6.3-inch display, great software and a stylus. But while there are many things that get us excited about the Galaxy Note 8 we can’t really ignore one aspect – the phablet’s sky high price tag. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the […]

Check out Oukitel’s answer to the Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Chinese smartphone brands have had a history of copying the design of iconic smartphone models. For example, you can easily find a Samsung Galaxy S8 clone with measly price attached to it, if you perform a quick search on the Internet. Sony’s OmniBalance design hasn’t inspired a lot of copy/paste tendencies in Chinese OEMs in […]

Five Alexa-enabled devices you need to check out

Echo isn’t the only Alexa-enabled device in town.

What can you use Amazon Alexa with? What can’t you use with it in 2017 actually is the better question to ask. But in addition to being able to use Alexa to control various devices, Alexa also comes baked into any number of products.

That means you won’t necessarily need to have an actual Amazon Echo laying around. And while not all of these devices will truly take the place of  [Read More…]

Check out Temi, an Amazon Echo Show on wheels

A few months ago Amazon unveiled a new Echo product called the Echo Show which unlike previous models, incorporates a tablet which comes in-handy for things like video calling. While the product has seen moderate success so far, we might soon see a similar product arrive on the market. Robot making company Roboteam is currently […]

Check out the official accessories for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 8 yesterday and a bunch of accessories for the new phablet were also revealed alongside it. Being made mostly out of glass, the Galaxy Note 8 is a pretty fragile device, one which should probably be used with a protective cover or case. Samsung is providing this option to Galaxy […]