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U.S. consumers are now keeping their phones for three years or more

Strategy Analytics surveyed 2,500 U.S. smartphone owners aged 18-64.

What you need to know Latest research from Strategy Analytics claims the average U.S. smartphone replacement time has increased to 33 months. Interestingly, only 7% of those surveyed by Strategy Analytics were willing to spend more than $ 1,000 on a new phone. The market research firm notes prices for 5G phones will be a key barrier, although one out of four people surveyed consider 5G as being  [Read More…]

Ive leaves Apple, ZenFone 6 review, Huawei keeping promises? [#acpodcast]

Andrew Martonik, Alex Dobie, and Jerry Hildenbrand talk about Jony Ive’s departure from Apple and what that means for the entire tech community, and Alex provides his review of the Asus ZenFone 6. Plus, the gang take a hard look at the various ways in which Huawei might be able to keep their Android update promise.

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Keeping out the dust and debris with the best lens cleaner for the Quest

Like all VR headsets, the Oculus Quest is going to get some smudges and dust on the lenses. It’s very important to keep the lenses clean to prolong their lifespan. One of the best things you can do for your lenses is invest in a lens cleaner. Whether it’s a full kit or just some basic wipes, just a little effort will keep them crystal clear every time you play. Here are some of the best options to keep your  [Read More…]

Keeping the Quest charged with the best battery backups

When playing on the Quest, some people may want to extend their play beyond the 2-3 hours of battery life. For some players, this is not nearly long enough for a good gaming session. Many users opt to use an external battery pack, which is usually carried in a pocket and connected to the Quest. Of course, the most important thing to keep in mind when shopping for a battery pack for the Quest is that it must support 5V  [Read More…]

Keeping your Oculus safe from the sun

With all VR headsets, but especially headsets designed to be mobile like the Quest, it is vitally important to keep them safe from the sun’s rays. It only takes a few seconds to focus the sun’s rays onto your screen and permanently burning marks into it. While you may get lucky and your headset might avoid any permanent damage, it’s probably best to follow our tips, and the advice of Oculus themselves, and avoid the sun.

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Are you keeping your Huawei phone despite the Google ban?

Huawei users have a tough decision to make.

Huawei’s presence in the smartphone space remains very uncertain. Unless something drastic changes in the coming weeks, Huawei will lose access to Google apps, services, and Android updates once August rolls around.

While existing Huawei phones will continue to work, the lack of any future updates will gradually turn them into aging bricks as time goes on.

This leaves current Huawei users in an awkward position, but looking through  [Read More…]

Keeping your information safe

Best answer: The Oculus Quest keeps your data safe, within reason, if you follow best practices such as only downloading apps from trusted sources.

Mobile VR experience: Oculus Quest (From $ 399 on Amazon) Keeping your personal information safe

A hot topic in the tech industry is keeping personal data safe. Users browse numerous websites over multiple devices at any given time, so how can we be sure this transfer of information is safe? This is especially  [Read More…]

This 5-port hub has a built-in Qi charger for keeping all your tech charged

If you have a ton of devices, this is for you.

Woot is offering the ChargeHub X5 Elite for just $ 49.99 today. It combines one USB-C port, four USB-A ports and a Qi wireless charger for a compact, all-round solution to your varied charging needs. It regularly sells for $ 80 at Amazon. It’s brand new, comes in black or white, and carries a 1-year warranty.

Most people have a few devices to regularly charge these  [Read More…]

Show off your Pixel 3 while keeping it safe with a clear case

The Google Pixel 3 is a beautifully crafted phone with a thin profile and an iconic look. It’s only natural you’d want to show that off, but the Pixel 3 is also a phone with a glass back and a very high price tag, so you should really, really get a case on it. Thankfully, clear cases can keep your phone safe while showing it off for all the world to see.

Crystal clear choice Spigen Liquid Crystal

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3 important steps for keeping your kids safe online in 2018

You don’t need to be afraid of your kids using the internet.

Surfing the internet is not in and of itself a dangerous act, but much like the chain letter emails of our forefathers, it can be easy to get lost when you’re inexperienced. Younger users tend to live in apps instead of the browser, but that doesn’t always guarantee safety. If you’re concerned about leaving your child unattended on the internet, we’ve got a few tips for  [Read More…]