Tag Archive: Device


This 7-inch GPS navigation device for your car is 44% off at TomTop (Promoted)

In a world where app-enabled smartphones have seemingly limitless capabilities, one must ask whether the once-innovative GPS device is still relevant today. Well, the answer is yes. You see GPS manufacturers have years of experience and millions of real-world test miles under their belt, so the resulting GPS devices are bound to still be able […]

How to use Instant Apps on your Android device

You have probably heard of the term “Android Instant Apps“, but you might not be exactly sure what it means.  Introduced back at Google’s I/O 2016 developer conference, Instant Apps represent the next step in app evolution. This is a universal Android solution that blends the speed and power of a native fully-fledged app with […]

Google says device shipments more than doubled in 2017, passed $100 billion in annual revenue

Google made a heap of cash in 2017.

Google is huge, and as you’d expect, pulls in money from a lot of different sources. The company just shared its latest financial report that showcases numbers for its performance in Q4 and all of 2017, and there’s a mixture of growth and loss.

Looking at Google’s total revenue in 2017, the company made $ 110.9 billion – an increase of 23% compared to its total earnings in 2016.  [Read More…]

New Amazon Echo device owner? Here are the first things to try

Amazon Echo was one of the most sought-after gifts during the most recent holiday season, literally flying off virtual and physical shelves. Three years after defining a category with the first Echo smart speaker, Amazon has regularly refreshed an expanded the line which now includes seven models, each powered by Alexa. Echo (1st generation) Echo […]

The first thing you should do with your new Android device

We have all been there – you pick up your nice new shiny Android device and jump straight into the Google Play Store and download your favorite apps but WAIT! There’s something you should do even before that. Find my Device isn’t enabled out of the box, but will be a lifesaver if you ever misplace […]

Best tip ever: Set up Find My Device as soon as you get your phone

Signing into Find My Device is one of the first things you should do after setting up your phone.

There are several options available for remotely tracking your phone, but Google’s own Find My Device service is one of the most convenient around. In addition to locating your phone, Find My Device lets you ring your device, lock it remotely, or even erase the data if your phone goes missing or stolen.

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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 […]

Edward Snowden’s Haven app turns your phone into a surveillance device

Haven’s not the first app of its kind, but it just might be the best.

A quick search on the Play Store will show no shortage of surveillance/motion detection apps, and while some of these work alright, they’re not nearly as secure compared to a true security camera. Haven: Keep Watch is a new app that falls into this same category, but it does something special that helps it stick out from the crowd.

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How to get rid of unwanted apps on your Android device

Most device manufacturers bundle their phones and tablets with a series of pre-installed apps. And if you purchased your device from a carrier, chances are there’s even more “bloatware” on board. Now, even if some pre-installed apps might prove to be of some use to you, the majority just end up sitting there unused. So […]

LG expands Google Assistant across its smart device portfolio

LG manufactures a wide range of devices, many of which are connected or smart. LG today has announced that almost 87 of its Wi-Fi connected LG smart home appliances are now compatible with Google Assistant. Including washing machines and dryers, refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, vacuums, and air purifiers, customers are now able to hook their appliances […]