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US Cellular: Everything you need to know

What you need to know about America’s fifth largest network provider.

When people talk about post-paid nationwide cell phone networks in the U.S. they usually mean the Big Four: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. But there is a fifth company who offers full-service nationwide contract plans that are as good or better than the bigger corporations: US Cellular.

It stands to reason. As of Q4 2016, US Cellular had 10x fewer subscribers than number four Sprint had  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: What we know so far

For its next Note, Samsung will be hoping to build on a successful Galaxy S8 launch, and finally banish the specter of the Note 7.

In late 2016, Samsung released a critically praised smartphone that seemed to do everything right. A few weeks later, those phones started randomly catching on fire. Samsung recalled and replaced them, and then the new ones caught on fire as well. RIP Galaxy Note 7.

With the prospect of a Note 8  [Read More…]

Did you know YouTube had a dark mode?

Not everything needs a “Dark Mode” but YouTube looks real nice in black.

Google has been flirting with a “Dark Mode” in Android for a little while now, but it looks like YouTube is taking that experience to the web. Reddit discovered a console edit in Chrome 57 for Windows and macOS that enables a toggle switch in settings to flip everything from the red and white you’re used to into shades of black and grey.

The  [Read More…]

Galaxy S8 Impressions: 5 things you probably didn’t know!

In the weeks since the announcement, we’ve all had a chance to form our opinions on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. And there’s a lot to get to grips with: a wealth of new features, gigantic screens and an even bigger price tag.

Nevertheless, many areas of the new phones remain misunderstood or under-appreciated, and so I’ve rounded up the top five misunderstood Galaxy S8 features — things you might not know about. (Or things you might even  [Read More…]

Samsung Pay in India: Everything you need to know

Samsung Pay offers an incredibly convenient way to pay for your purchases.

Samsung Pay is now live in India, and the digital payments service works at millions of retail stores across the country. With the current uptick in mobile wallets and digital payments, Samsung timed the launch of Samsung Pay in India to perfection and has partnered with leading banks and card issuers to facilitate support for millions of payment cards. Here’s what you need to know  [Read More…]

Everything you need to know about your SD card and Adoptable storage

What is Adoptable storage on Android?

Android has had limited support for removable storage in one form or another since the beginning. Since Marshmallow, it supports what’s called Adoptable storage. It’s a feature that lets you turn your removable SD card into a more or less permanent (and no longer removable) part of the device.

The idea is simple, really, and most of the confusion surrounding Adoptable storage is easy to clear up. There are a few  [Read More…]

Everything you need to know about the Galaxy S8’s cameras

The 12-megapixel ‘Dual Pixel’ rear-facing camera is back and paired with a better front-facing camera and a tweaked camera interface.

Samsung doesn’t seem to be making too much of a spectacle of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+‘s main camera, and that’s likely because it hasn’t changed the hardware. The flagship duo come equipped with the same camera hardware as their predecessors: a 12-megapixel “Dual Pixel” sensor that was often heralded as the best before the Google  [Read More…]

LG G6 now available: Here’s everything you need to know!

The LG G6 is one of the most exciting phones of the year, and a good introduction to flagship season 2017! Should you buy it or wait for the Galaxy S8?

It’s April 7, and that means the LG G6 is now available to buy in the U.S. and Canada (though carriers have been shipping them to some lucky pre-orderers for a couple of weeks now). Choosing to buy a new phone is a tough decision, but  [Read More…]

Everything you need to know about SD card speeds and your phone

When it comes to SD cards, our phones have a need for speed.

An SD card is the only way to get extra storage space inside your phone. If you need an extra 256GB of storage that doesn’t need any wires or anything plugged in, you have no other option. But you have to do it right to make the most of it.

The single biggest decision to make when you’re buying an SD card is the  [Read More…]

What we know so far: Moto X (2017) edition

Motorola unveiled the budget Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus at MWC 2017, but it appears the company is looking to introduce another affordable handset later this year. Remember how the Moto X used to be Motorola’s flagship product, until the Moto Z line came along? While many believed Motorola had abandoned the Moto X […]