What you need to know about America’s fifth largest network provider.
When people talk about post-paid nationwide cell phone networks in the U.S. they usually mean the Big Four: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. But there is a fifth company who offers full-service nationwide contract plans that are as good or better than the bigger corporations: US Cellular.
It stands to reason. As of Q4 2016, US Cellular had 10x fewer subscribers than number four Sprint had [Read More…]
The Fitbit Alta HR isn’t much of an upgrade over the original, but at $ 150, it’s a pretty great fitness tracker.
At this point, Fitbit isn’t new — even if you’ve never owned one, you kind of know what it does: It tracks steps, helps you log workouts, and lets you know how little sleep you’re getting, because life.
The Alta HR is the natural evolution of the company’s more fashion-forward product, the Alta, which was [Read More…]
Samsung Pay offers an incredibly convenient way to pay for your purchases.
Samsung Pay is now live in India, and the digital payments service works at millions of retail stores across the country. With the current uptick in mobile wallets and digital payments, Samsung timed the launch of Samsung Pay in India to perfection and has partnered with leading banks and card issuers to facilitate support for millions of payment cards. Here’s what you need to know [Read More…]
Survive the desert, find the scientists, kill the baddies, and do it all with a sweet new aim controller.
After months of waiting, Farpoint for PlayStation VR is almost here. With a release date of May 16, 2017 it’s right around the corner. There has been a lot of hype for Farpoint, and for good reason. You’ve got a full length single-player campaign, a mysterious desert planet that wants to kill you, a new controller for shooting [Read More…]
What is Adoptable storage on Android?
Android has had limited support for removable storage in one form or another since the beginning. Since Marshmallow, it supports what’s called Adoptable storage. It’s a feature that lets you turn your removable SD card into a more or less permanent (and no longer removable) part of the device.
The idea is simple, really, and most of the confusion surrounding Adoptable storage is easy to clear up. There are a few [Read More…]
The 12-megapixel ‘Dual Pixel’ rear-facing camera is back and paired with a better front-facing camera and a tweaked camera interface.
Samsung doesn’t seem to be making too much of a spectacle of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+‘s main camera, and that’s likely because it hasn’t changed the hardware. The flagship duo come equipped with the same camera hardware as their predecessors: a 12-megapixel “Dual Pixel” sensor that was often heralded as the best before the Google [Read More…]
The LG G6 is one of the most exciting phones of the year, and a good introduction to flagship season 2017! Should you buy it or wait for the Galaxy S8?
It’s April 7, and that means the LG G6 is now available to buy in the U.S. and Canada (though carriers have been shipping them to some lucky pre-orderers for a couple of weeks now). Choosing to buy a new phone is a tough decision, but [Read More…]
When it comes to SD cards, our phones have a need for speed.
An SD card is the only way to get extra storage space inside your phone. If you need an extra 256GB of storage that doesn’t need any wires or anything plugged in, you have no other option. But you have to do it right to make the most of it.
The single biggest decision to make when you’re buying an SD card is the [Read More…]
The amazing story of OnePlus figuring out how to make great products people want.
A strange thing has happened between mid-2016 and today: OnePlus stopped screwing up.
The company that was notorious for poorly-considered marketing campaigns and forcing customers to wait months in virtual lines for new phones has improbably and wholeheartedly corrected course over the past nine months, turning into, at least from the outside, a well-run and confident machine. After releasing the OnePlus 3 in [Read More…]
What exactly is the “Microsoft Edition” of the Samsung Galaxy S8 (GS8)? How is it different than the regular version? And why would you want to buy an Android phone from Microsoft?
Last week, Microsoft quietly (and somewhat curiously) said that it will sell a version of Samsung’s new flagship smartphone in its U.S. retail stores. The phone, The GS8 “Microsoft Edition,” immediately grabbed online headlines, and in the process created some confusion.
Microsoft [Read More…]