Tag Archive: Much


Amazon Cloud Cam vs. Nest Cam IQ: Is Nest’s best worth three times as much?

AI features are great, but a low price can be even better.

It seems like every brand is trying its hand at the connected security camera game these days, from longtime accessory brands like Belkin and Logitech to more smart home-focused companies like Nest, and now even Amazon. The new Amazon Cloud Cam offers many of the same features you’ll find on industry-leading smart cameras, all at a much more affordable price.

At just $ 119.99, the  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia XZ2 review: Too much phone, too little value

A phone that’s more and less than the sum of its parts.

It started not with a whimper but a bang. My first Xperia XZ2 unit had issues. So did a second. They were pre-production models, as many review units were, but I held off reviewing the phone until I knew I was using the same hardware and software that would ship to consumers.

I may not insist on that same handicap for other models, but the  [Read More…]

Visiting China is a great way to realize just how much you rely on Google

The moment your plane lands, your phone just became a whole lot less useful.

It took me a few moments to realize what was happening. Landing in Shanghai after a 12-hour Air Canada flight, you could forgive me for being a little groggy when I walked into the terminal, hopped on the free Wi-Fi and said “hmm, my connection isn’t working.” Even though I could load androidcentral.com, nothing else on my phone worked. Gmail wouldn’t sync. Hangouts  [Read More…]

People are apparently using their phones too much and getting ‘numb thumbs’

Are you a numb thumber?

Smartphones have become a regular part of our daily lives. We use them to text, tweet, and stream videos, and all of this requires the use of our fingers — more often than not, specifically our thumbs.

Nellie Bowles at The New York Times recently published an article called “Me and My Numb Thumb: A Tale of Tech, Texts and Tendons.” In it, Bowles talks about how, as she’s continued to use  [Read More…]

Question of the Week: How much money do you spend on apps?

It’s a simple question: How much money do you spend on your mobile apps and games? Are there certain licenses or developers which always get your hard-earned cash? Do you have a strong agenda against in-app purchases? Tell us a little bit about your habits and you could win $ 25 for use in the Google Play Store!

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Quick Replies make the Fitbit Versa a much better smartwatch

Yes, yes, a thousand times yes.

Two months after the Versa was first announced, Fitbit’s since rolled out a new feature for Android users called Quick Replies. Fitbit told us to expect Quick Replies, but what we weren’t told is that this update was also going to overhaul the way Fitbit smartwatches (including the Versa and Ionic) handle notifications.

Notification support has been one of the Versa’s weakest points since its release, so with the release of  [Read More…]

Does Google collect too much of our personal info?

Let’s talk privacy.

Just about everyone has a Google account. If you use YouTube, Gmail, or just own an Android phone, chances are you’ve got one. A Google account is almost essential these days for doing anything online, but as we all know, a heap of personal data is collected and saved by the company.

This doesn’t matter to some folks, but for others who want to keep their information as private as can be, it can  [Read More…]

Honor 10 announced with the P20’s design and a much lower price

The phone will be available in China for around $ 414 USD.

Huawei wowed us in late March with the unveiling of its P20 series, and now the company’s bringing many of the features that make those phones great, cutting the price, and slapping its Honor sub-brand logo on it. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Honor 10.

The Honor 10 has much more striking design compared to last year’s Honor 9, featuring a 5.84-inch 1080p LCD display  [Read More…]

Galaxy S8 review, one year later: Much cheaper, still fantastic

The Galaxy S8 is still a great phone, one year after release.

While the Galaxy S9 holds the lion’s share of our current attention, the Galaxy S8 is still chugging along. It’s been a year since the S8’s release, but it’s still worth your money today.

In fact, it may be worth your money more than the S9 is right now. The S9 has the benefit of newer hardware, better cameras, and… not much else, really. The S9 launched  [Read More…]

The Galaxy S9+ is a much better phone with a case on it

It’s a great device either way.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t love dropping my phone. It’s about as enjoyable as burning your tongue on hot coffee or stubbing your toe on the edge of a table. Not only can the phone crack or stop working completely, but the fear of dropping it can mar the experience of using it in the first place.

After spending almost two months using the Pixel 2, a relatively  [Read More…]