Tag Archive: Mostly


Koss Porta Pro Wireless headphones review: The retro re-do that mostly works

They’re retro, but that doesn’t make them outdated.

I’ve been wearing the Koss Porta Pros since I was 14. They were the first pair of “audiophile” headphones I could afford after starting to research how to get better sound out of my summer-job paycheck.

Everyone agreed, even way back in 1999, that the Porta Pro headphones were an anomaly, a confluence of retro design and excellent engineering.

Koss Porta Pro Wireless

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Google Cloud Platform outage took down many popular apps, but it’s mostly back to normal now

Experiencing issues with apps today? Don’t necessarily blame the developer.

If you noticed an issue with one (or many) of your apps not working properly today, you weren’t alone — and it wasn’t your, or your phone’s, fault. Google Cloud Platform had an outage today, around 12:15 p.m. PT, that limited the ability for many popular apps to connect with the cloud that they’re reliant on. We don’t often talk about the cloud backend that runs all  [Read More…]

ASUS ZenFone 5 review: A mostly marvelous mid-ranger

After a couple of phones in 2017, ASUS is properly back in contention in the British market with the ZenFone 5.

ASUS has been making phones for many a year now, but in the case of the British market, after the first generation, things just, well, stopped. It restarted in 2017, but as we hit summertime in 2018, finally, ASUS has a phone that hits the right spot at the right price.

The ZenFone 5 is on  [Read More…]

Aukey WatchTower review: Low-cost connected security done mostly easy

Aukey is a longtime seller of, well, all things electronic. Turns out that means IP cameras and an integrated security system, too — and at a price that doesn’t break the bank.

Save 20% off WatchTower: Aukey is helping us help you by giving 20 percent off the WatchTower series if you use code AUKEYWMN at checkout. The code is good through May 13. Do it to it!

I’m at that point in my life where I kind  [Read More…]

Google Home UK review: For all its potential, still mostly an early adopter gadget

Google Home is a great little connected speaker, but its smartest features will be lost on non-enthusiasts.

At the risk of stating the obvious, the home is a tough space to break into. Everyone’s home is set out differently, and we’re all looking for different things out of an internet-connected gadget for our living room, kitchen, bedroom or wherever. (Assuming we’re not creeped out by the very idea of this kind of always-listening product that we dismiss  [Read More…]

Weekly Poll Followup: Tech is mostly prepared in case of bad weather

Last week we asked if you prep your tech before a storm. There is plenty to worry about when getting ready for a storm, and making sure your technology is properly prepped isn’t always a priority. We use our phones like lifelines these days, doing everything from getting the most up to date weather to spending hours playing games when we can’t leave the house.

With that in mind we gave you four options in last week’s  [Read More…]

The Playboy Android app: It really is (mostly) about the articles

Ed. note: This review originally was published in May 2014. We’re floating it back up amid the news that Playboy’s print magazine is doing away with its nude photos.

OK, there are pictures, too. Of girls. But there’s one big difference between the app and the magazine.

In another life, some 15 years ago, I had a subscription to Playboy. As in the magazine. I’d returned home from the University of Florida, moved out of my  [Read More…]

Download the Hangouts 5.0 update- Mostly bug fixes

With a lot of anticipation for the next big hangouts update in hopes of reducing lag and changing the UI, the 5.0 update is now rolling out to some users, only to bring small tweaks and big fixes. Confirmed fixes include GIF support and some very minor visual changes, such as the brief intro screen that Google has incorporated into all of their apps. Other than that, I have not noticed any changes within the app, and the performance and  [Read More…]

Verizon rolls out update for Sony Xperia Z3v, mostly bug fixes

Verizon has released an update to its Sony Xperia Z3V today. While it’s nothing to get too excited about, it does bring a number of bug fixes and improvements to the table.

The HTC One E8 brings plastic to a mostly familiar experience

If you’ve been longing for a polycarbonate version of the HTC One M8, minus the Ultrapixel camera, today’s your lucky day. If you’re in Asia. Or Russia.

The HTC One E8 is now official. It brings a 5-inch, 1080p display and a Snapdragon 801 processor in a plastic body, swaps the “UltraPixel” camera for a traditional 13MP shooter and is “designed to attract the fashion pack.”

It still has HTC’s excellent BoomSound speakers and is running  [Read More…]