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Snapdragon 660: Benchmarks, impressions and everything you need to know!

The long-awaited sequel to the Snapdragon 653 is here.

Qualcomm made the switch to the 14nm manufacturing node with the Snapdragon 820, which started rolling out at the beginning of 2016. The company also made the 14nm node accessible to the mid-range segment with the Snapdragon 625, the successor to the Snapdragon 617. The 14 FinFET node allowed for vastly increased efficiency, with the SD625 consuming 35% less energy when compared to the 28nm SD617.

As a  [Read More…]

Boost Mobile Buyer’s Guide: Everything you need to know!

See what Boost Mobile has to offer!

Boost Mobile is an alternative carrier, or Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), that’s owned under the same corporate umbrella as Sprint. So it’s no surprise that Boost Mobile offers support for phones that operate on Sprint’s CDMA and LTE-based nationwide network.

Boost Mobile offers no-contract plans for individuals on 30-day refills that start at $ 35 as well as unlimited data plans and family plans. Service plans and phones are  [Read More…]

What we know so far: Nokia 8 edition

Ever since it was revealed Nokia will be making a comeback into the world of smartphones, fans have been hotly anticipating the release of a true flagship, one that could compete with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8. With the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 already on the market, the stage is […]

Android O and Bluetooth 5: Everything you need to know

Android O has full support for Bluetooth 5, so device makers don’t have to do the work themselves.

The HTC U 11 and Motorola Z2 Force both shipped with Android N and Bluetooth 4.2 support. Both are gaining Bluetooth 5 support with their respective Android O upgrades. Let’s talk about what that means and why they waited.

This is a software-only update

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 hardware supports Bluetooth 5. We know this is the case, not  [Read More…]

Straight Talk Buyer’s Guide: Everything you need to know!

Find out what Straight Talk has to offer!

Straight Talk is an alternative carrier, or Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), that offers prepaid wireless service through a partnership with TracFone and Wal-Mart. Straight Talk offers support for both CDMA and GSM devices, as it piggybacks on the T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon’s networks.

Straight Talk offers no-contract plans for individuals on 30-day refills that start at $ 30 for a basic voice and data plan, and unlimited  [Read More…]

Cricket Wireless Buyer’s Guide: Everything you need to know

Here’s everything you need to know about the AT&T MVNO.

Cricket Wireless is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) or “alternative carrier”. MVNOs lease coverage from the Big Four networks (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon) and sell it to customers for less. The benefit of an MVNO is that you experience the same level of service as a customer on one of the larger networks, but you can often find talk, text, and data plans for a fraction of the  [Read More…]

Top 5 things you need to know about switching carriers

Switching phone service doesn’t have to be such a chore.

Changing your phone carrier can be stressful. Shopping around and seeing so many different choices and prices and crazy perks can leave anyone confused ready to throw in the towel.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you remember a few tips before you get started you’ll be able to weave your way through all the hyperbole and get what you need and what you  [Read More…]

MetroPCS Buyer’s Guide: Everything you need to know

Here’s everything you need to know about the T-Mobile MVNO.

MetroPCS is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) or “alternative carrier”. MVNOs lease coverage from the Big Four networks (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon) and sell it to customers for less. The benefit of an MVNO is that you experience the same level of service as a customer on one of the larger networks, but you can often find talk, text, and data plans for a fraction of  [Read More…]

Google Home: Everything you need to know!

Get to know your Google Home!

Google Home works as a hub for making your life easier. From listening to music to getting the news, to using Google Home to stream videos through Chromecast, there is plenty that it can do. With so much going on it can be intimidating at first, so we’ve put together this handy guide to help you get acquainted.

Keep reading for all the details!

How to adjust the default apps on  [Read More…]

Nintendo Switch Online: Everything you need to know!

Nintendo’s newest console, the Switch is giving you more content, provided you use Nintendo’s app.

Nintendo Switch Online, the new companion app for the Switch, has arrived, and there is plenty to parse out. Unlike the apps for PlayStation or Xbox, Nintendo has gone the game-specific route. You’ll now be able to enjoy more features, including inviting friends to play with you, provided you have the app open when you’re playing a compatible game.

There’s plenty to  [Read More…]