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Can’t afford Sonos? Try Alexa Multi-Room Audio instead!

Let’s call a spade a spade. Sonos speakers can be very expensive, especially when it comes to multi-room setup. With Sonos One speakers priced at $ 200 and Play:1 costing $ 150, it would be a fair assessment in saying that a multi-room setup is too rich for most people’s blood. What if there was a more cost-effective option for setting up multi-room audio? Enter Amazon Echo speakers. In combination with the Amazon Alexa application, setting up multi-room  [Read More…]

Instead of buying an Eero mesh router, check out these six alternatives

Eero is one of the biggest names when it comes to consumer mesh routers. The company’s routers are easy to set-up, connect, and maintain, but Eeero is far from the only brand in this space. If you’re looking for an alternative to the Eero craze, these are your best bets.

So easy to use Google Wifi

In addition to its Pixel phones and Home smart speakers, Google also makes a mesh router system called Google Wifi! Available in  [Read More…]

Avoid exorbitant prices on long-distance calls and use CallIndia instead (Overview)

We spend so much time talking about notches, SoCs, RAM, storage, and cameras that we normally forget that our devices can also make phone calls too. Sure, there’s less and less people doing phone calls every day, and more are migrating to services such as WhatsApp and Viber to talk with friends. However, what to do if you need to call to landlines? What if you need to call to a business? Phone calls are still a useful form of  [Read More…]

TCL missed the boat with Palm by going small instead of big

Something happened recently that was just kind of sad for a longtime fan of mobile technology. A new Palm phone came out. And it looks like a joke. Maybe it’s the phone you’ve been waiting for, but I highly doubt it. The new Palm phone is a tiny 3.3-inch “companion” phone that doesn’t even work without another active phone on Verizon.

What Should It Have Been?

I think with a revival of Palm you should have gone back to the  [Read More…]

Don’t have Portrait Mode on your Android? Use these apps instead

Portrait pictures with a blurred background (or bokeh) are all the rage right now. Once considered a feature of DSLR cameras, today a large number of smartphones has a dedicated portrait mode to help you create these such photos.

The majority of these phones feature a dual-camera setup where the primary lens is used to capture the subject while the secondary one (telephoto or wide lens) creates depth to differentiate between subject and background.

However, handsets like the Pixel 2  [Read More…]

Sprint retires its Unlimited Freedom plan, offers two new “unlimited” options instead

While awaiting the merger with T-Mobile, Sprint this week took the opportunity to unveil two new unlimited data plans, which will replace its single Sprint Unlimited Freedom plan.

The nation’s fourth-largest wireless provider is basically splitting its current unlimited data plan into two new plans with different data allotments and restrictions. Interestingly enough, both are still referred to as “unlimited”.

What’s the difference: Sprint Unlimited Basic vs Unlimited Plus

The first plan called Unlimited Basic is actually a watered-down version  [Read More…]

HTC will skip the U12 and instead only release the U12+ in 2018

Things aren’t looking good for HTC.

Following up on the U11 and U11+ from 2017, we’ve been expecting HTC to release successors to those two phones in the forms of the U12 and U12+. However, according to a new report from Venture Beat‘s Evan Blass, that’s no longer the case.

Rather than releasing two flagships over the course of the year like we’ve seen from Samsung and LG, HTC will instead focus all of its efforts on  [Read More…]

Instead of getting stranded, get this discounted Aukey jump starter

It’ll save you a time or two.

Right now you can pick up this 12000mAh 400A jump start kit for just $ 34.79 when you use the coupon code AUKEYBC1. This is the lowest price this has ever hit.

Aukey’s jump starter can be used for cars, boats, motorcycles, and lawnmowers. It’ll even charge your phone. It also has a flashlight to help light your path. For these reasons, an item like this is essential in your  [Read More…]

US Cellular’s unlimited data prepaid plan is now available for $55 instead of $70

US Cellular recently announced it has reduced the price of its “unlimited data” prepaid plan from $ 70 to a more affordable $ 55. Those jumping on board of this plan will get unlimited talk, text, and data, with data, speeds up to 1.5Mbps. A data cap of 15GB/month will be applied and those who exceed it […]

Don’t buy an Amazon Echo Dot — get the Zolo Halo instead*

*But only if you’re OK missing out on a few of the Echo’s cooler features.

The is the Zolo Halo. It’s mostly like an Amazon Echo Dot. It’s a connected speaker. It’s got a microphone. It has Amazon Alexa built into it. So it can answer questions and control things and do most everything the Echo can do.

And at $ 391, it’s priced about the same as the Echo Dot (which officially is $ 49 but had  [Read More…]