Tag Archive: Device


Essential teases GEM, an elongated device with an interesting design

Essential looks to be readying a follow up to its PH-1 smartphone. But, rather than going the route you might expect, the company has something a little different in mind.

Essential’s twitter account on Tuesday posted a couple of images for its new device which looks to have a code name or project name of GEM. The two pictures show what appears to be an elongated remote control-like design. As such, there are at least four colors for the back  [Read More…]

Do I need another Apple device to use Apple Music for Android?

Best answer: No. You don’t not need an Apple device in order to sign up or use Apple Music on an Android device.

Get the music pumping: Apple Music ($ 10 per month at Apple) Apple brings Music across the border

When Apple bought Beats in 2014, it wasn’t clear whether the Beats Music Android app would survive the integration. But when Apple launched Apple Music in mid-2015, the Android app stayed intact, and has been improved  [Read More…]

Microsoft adds Android Enterprise fully-managed device support with Intune

Microsoft is making it easy to secure Android devices in enterprise settings with Microsoft Intune.

What you need to know IT managers can now manage corporate-owned Android devices with Microsoft Intune. The new option helps improve device security. Microsoft recently announced an upcoming Android phone that may be used frequently by enterprises.

Microsoft has focused on enterprise users for years, and that trend continues with the rollout of the ability to manage corporate-owned Android devices with Microsoft  [Read More…]

Call of Duty: Mobile device requirements revealed

Check out the system requirements.

What you need to know Call of Duty: Mobile is a first-person shooter for Android and iOS. It launched on October 1 and has since been downloaded over 20 million times. There are a number of Android and iOS devices on the market so compatibility varies. Activision revealed the specifications on its support page.

Call of Duty: Mobile is a first-person shooter from Activision. However, it’s actually developed by the Chinese company  [Read More…]

Which mid-sized Echo device should you get? All-new Echo or Echo Plus?

All-new Echo

Standard-bearer gets better

$ 100 at Amazon

Pros Plush styling like Echo Plus Much improved sound architecture Now available in twilight blue Cons Sits in weird middle ground of Echo lineup No smart display or LED clock functionality

Even though it may not look like a major update, Amazon significantly improved the speakers in this standard Echo and made the design a little less stark with a more plush fabric and new twilight  [Read More…]

Keezel 2.0 all-in-one portable power bank and VPN device, just $179

With all of this talk about leaks, cyber-security, and hacking, you’d be wise to want to put your guard up. For some of us this means making smarter decisions about where we go and what we do online. For others, it’s shielding themselves behind a VPN client. We’re currently offering a product and service combination takes things even further.

Enter Keezel.

As a physical, portable WiFi device, the Keezel connects to any WiFi connection and then routes traffic through its  [Read More…]

T-Mobile opens new device lab to test its 5G network

Besides testing 5G, T-Mobile will expose smartphones to extreme heat, cold, and test out the software.

What you need to know T-Mobile has opened a new 20,000 square foot device lab to test its network and connected devices. Located in Bellevue Washington, it has more than a dozen rooms with many of them dedicated to 5G testing. Machines will be used to test devices, simulating a week’s worth of usage in just 24 hours.

T-Mobile has a  [Read More…]

Here’s how to use your Alexa device to donate to students in need

Give a little bit.

The world could always use more kindness. If you’re in the mood to spread a little positivity around, Amazon and Shaq are making it easy to donate to kids in need thanks to a special promotion. All you have to do is talk to your Alexa device.

Say, “Alexa, donate to Happy School Year” to donate a backpack under $ 25 to a student in need. Confirm your purchase, and Amazon will match  [Read More…]

How set a priority device on Google WiFi

We all love our streaming. Video, audio, real-time, and on-demand, we constantly want to consume content. While the convenience of streaming is amazing, it takes a lot of resources, mainly bandwidth. This can be extremely hard on your home network.

Make it a priority

Fortunately, most router systems have a setting to name a certain device on your network to get the lion’s share of the internet. This prioritization can make it so that your Netflix streams don’t buffer or  [Read More…]

How to properly Powerwash your Chrome OS device

While we’d love to think our technology would work as it’s designed 100 percent of the time, there are instances where things get weird. Maybe your screen has a flicker, or your laptop trackpad stutters. A simple solution to problems like this with Chrome OS devices might be to Powerwash the unit.

What does Powerash do?

This is Google’s version of a factory reset on Chromebooks. It’s essentially re-flashing a fresh install of Chrome OS onto the computer, returning the  [Read More…]