Tag Archive: Mobile


Two years of ESET Mobile Security for Android, just $11.99

Need to secure your smartphone against the various mobile threats that seem to pop up from time to time? If you own a Nexus device you’re likely keeping up with the monthly updates. For the majority of folks who purchase a handset via a carrier, it’s not always a given that you’ll receive timely software […]

Sony Xperia XZ1 coming to Canada through Bell and Freedom Mobile

Fingerprint sensor in tow, the Xperia XZ1 is coming to Canada.

It’s Sony’s best phone ever, and even without a fingerprint sensor earned a recommendation from our own Andrew Martonik — despite its $ 699 price.

Now we’re hearing that Sony’s 5.2-inch flagship is coming to Canada on October 26 through carriers Bell and Freedom Mobile. Pricing and availability will be shared at a later date, but given its near-$ 700 U.S. price tag it’s safe to  [Read More…]

Survey: What are your mobile typing and messaging patterns?

What’s your messaging mindset? Take this survey and help us find out!

Every single day, all over the world, people are sending messages back and forth through a multitude of different services, and according to some estimates, more than half the world now uses a smartphone. That means there are a lot of folks out there tapping away on their devices using both virtual and physical keyboards.

But do folks enjoy the experience? Can those virtual  [Read More…]

The NIFTY Mobile Charger is the smartest battery pack you’ll ever buy

This NIFTY battery pack sure lives up to its name, but can its slick design justify the price?

Battery packs are essential phone accessories these days. We rely on our phones to do so much, and heavy phone users often can’t rely on their phone’s internal battery to get them through a full day without a recharge along the way.

Furthermore, few battery packs offer the same functionality and features, making it sometimes confusing as to which  [Read More…]

Grab Aukey’s cell phone tripod for $8 to become a better mobile photographer

It’s time to take your photography game to the next level, and this inexpensive accessory can help!

Smartphone cameras have become significantly better over the past few years, and people like to push them to their limits. A great way to really take advantage of how far they’ve come is by using a tripod to take your skills to the next level. We know, people don’t want to lug around a full-sized tripod to “get the shot”, but what  [Read More…]

Google unveils Tez, a secure mobile payment system for India

There’s a new mobile payment service in India, and it’s directly from Google.

Google has unveiled a new mobile payments system for its growing Indian customer base called Tez that attempts to work with the country’s growing UPI standard to reach millions of customers overnight.

Long rumored to be developing a custom mobile payment solution for the unique demands of the Indian market, which is largely made up of inexpensive Android phones without NFC (precluding the use  [Read More…]

NUU Mobile intros a pair of affordable 18:9 aspect ratio phones

American maker of affordable smartphones, NUU Mobile has just unveiled the new G series which includes two handset models, the G1 and G3. One of the major trends in smartphones this year is the inclusion of 18:9 format displays. However, most of the phones boasting a screen with this particular aspect ratio are high-end affairs […]

Android Oreo bug disables mobile data on Nexus and Pixel devices

Google officially unveiled the latest version of its mobile operating system, Android Oreo 8.0 last month. This is said to be the fastest and the safest version of Android yet and it comes with some interesting features and background improvements. But some Android Oreo users, owners of Google Nexus and Pixel devices have taken to […]

DxOMark revamps its mobile testing for the phone cameras of 2017

New testing method will take into account dual cameras, selfie performance, and other recent trends.

The way we use our phones’ cameras has changed a lot since 2012, back when DxOMark first started testing smartphone shooters. Until today, the firm’s scores only take into account a limited subset of the capabilities of modern smartphones — but that’s about to change.

In recent months, DxO has embarked on an extensive data-gathering mission to find out how people use their smartphone  [Read More…]

Get a lifetime of unlimited mobile backup for $20

At this point, your whole life is on your phone and it would absolutely suck if it died and you lost all of that valuable information. Your best option is to create an online backup of your device since a backup on your computer is still a physical backup and hey, if your Android phone dies and your computer dies, you’re gonna have a bad time.

iDrive is an online backup service that you can use to store  [Read More…]