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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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How to use Samsung DeX from a regular USB-C hub

Don’t spend money you don’t have to.

While it may not be the main attraction of the Galaxy series, Samsung’s DeX is a great way to expand your phone onto a full desktop interface. These are still the same mobile apps you know and (hopefully) love, but on a bigger screen. That sounds awful on paper, but each app gets its own window, there’s a Windows-like desktop launcher you can fill with icons, and there’s a taskbar  [Read More…]

How to block businesses from sending you messages on WhatsApp

WhatsApp’s business accounts are here to stay, but there’s an easy way to block them.

WhatsApp rolled out business accounts last year as a way to monetize its platform. With business accounts, companies can send you messages about everything from service updates, ticket confirmations, transaction-related information, and much more. The goal with business accounts is to move the conversation from SMS — where these updates were sent previously — to WhatsApp, and promote interaction between customers and  [Read More…]

V30, G7 ThinQ, V35 ThinQ: What’s the difference in the LG phones from 2018?

LG has traditionally released devices the same time as its biggest rival, Samsung, but after beating the Galaxy S8 to launch in 2017 with its G6, and still getting trounced by it in sales, the company decided a change in strategy is needed.

Ever since CES 2018, we’ve heard LG was planning to alter its strict yearly release cycle. CEO Cho Sung-jin said the company “will unveil new smartphones when it is needed. But we will not launch it just  [Read More…]

How to keep your Gmails private and prevent third-parties from reading them

Google has confirmed in recent days that private emails sent and received using its popular email service Gmail can sometimes be ready by third-party app developers.

This means that if you connected third-party apps to your Gmail account such as a travel planning app, then you might have given staff permission to read your emails without even realizing it.

It’s true that these apps do need to receive user consent, but the wording is as such that it’s not clear  [Read More…]

VideoLAN was right to ban Huawei phones from downloading VLC, but it’s users that lose

Huawei is the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world.

Huawei makes a lot of phones — 155 million in 2017, according to IDC. As of July 15, none of those or any other “recent” models from Huawei can download the VLC media player from the Google Play Store because VideoLAN, the developer and publisher of VLC, blacklisted the brand stating Huawei’s software’s “ridiculous policy of killing all background apps” as the reason.

PSA: @HuaweiMobile  [Read More…]