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Should you buy the Galaxy Note 9 unlocked or from a carrier?

Where you buy matters more than ever, especially when it comes to how your phone performs over time.

There are a lot of important questions when it comes to choosing a Galaxy Note 9. You need to be sure you’re ready to drop $ 1,000 (or $ 1250 if you decide to really go all out on the 512GB model) on a phone in the first place. You need to make sure you’re choosing the right color  [Read More…]

Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 from Amazon and get a free Wireless Charger Duo and DeX Pad

The Galaxy Note 9 is coming soon, and there are several different ways for you to pre-order Samsung’s next big thing. Today we’ve got one more to add to the list that includes some nice freebies.

Amazon is now taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, and customers who do pre-order can score a free Wireless Charger Duo and a DeX Pad. The Note 9 is being sold unlocked and with a U.S. warranty, and this offer applies to  [Read More…]

How to stop your Android phone from sharing your location with Google

All the settings you need to know when Google doesn’t need to know.

If you carry a cell phone — even a simple flip phone without any sort of real display — someone somewhere is tracking your location. Even if there is no SIM card inside, the phone is in constant contact with cellular towers as long as it’s turned on and one or more are in range. When you add some smarts to the mix and  [Read More…]

Galaxy Note 9’s screen receives record-setting rating from DisplayMate

The unsurprising news continues a fantastic trend for Samsung’s high-end phones.

That Samsung’s phones have the best displays in the business isn’t all that surprising at this point. What’s truly amazing, though, is that they keep getting better at a steady pace despite already being well ahead of the competition. The Galaxy Note 9 marks another leap in display quality for Samsung, with the stylus-packing phone’s display taking home DisplayMate’s highest rating yet.

Samsung is making the  [Read More…]

You can ‘Snap Up’ the UMIDIGI Z2 Pro from Gearbest today!

While it’s all fine and dandy to want a new smartphone with a fancy notch, the price tag can be a bit worrisome. That’s where companies like UMIDIGI come into play with the Z2 Pro.

The UMIDIGI Z2 Pro was announced back in July, but is now ready for the primetime. Starting today, you can head over to Gearbest and “snap up” this device for as low as $ 299.99.

UMIDIGI Z2 Pro Specs

For those who don’t know what  [Read More…]

This $13 TrackR Pixel can help prevent you from misplacing your gadgets

What once was lost is now found!

Right now you can pick up the TrackR Pixel for just $ 12.55 at Amazon, which is the lowest that it has ever sold for. Normally, this Bluetooth tracker sells for between $ 20 and $ 25, and has never dropped below $ 14 in the past. The device itself is on the smaller side, which means that you can easily attach it to just about anything that you find  [Read More…]

The Pixel 3 XL may be the first phone from Google I don’t want

“Stock” Android is what I want, but not like this.

People who know me also know that I’m a fan of Android the way Google builds it on its own phones. Anyone can build Android and is free to add or take away whatever parts they like, but the small additions that Google adds make Android something unique and awesome.

But later this year, I may not want to use a phone from Google.

It’s not the  [Read More…]

How to send links from your phone to Chrome for Daydream

You don’t have mess with the virtual keyboard to get to your favorite sites.

While Google Daydream has plenty of great games and other apps available for your virtual media consumption, browsing the web has been… trickier. If you wanted to browse Google Chrome on your Daydream headset, you’d have to open the web page on your phone, place your phone in the VR headset, and get the headset closed without accidentally hitting a navigation button. With  [Read More…]

How to remove Bixby from your Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus

As was the case with the Galaxy S8 and Note 8, Bixby has made its presence known with the Galaxy S9 lineup. This includes the dedicated hardware button that has been placed directly below the volume rocker.

The problem is, Bixby isn’t exactly everyone’s favorite assistant. Samsung has recognized this, and has included a few different ways to get Bixby out of your life.

READ MORE: First nine things to do with your Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus

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Nine features we love from Android 9 Pie

Android 9 Pie has just officially been served to us with a new look and new features. For those lucky enough to have a Pixel or Essential phone you’re already running it. While many of us will still be waiting to enjoy our Android Pie ala mode in the future. In the meantime, let’s take a look at some of the features that make Android 9 Pie so delicious.

Adaptive Battery

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