Tag Archive: Need


For some people, their phone is the only computer they need

It’s not as crazy as it sounds, thanks to the right apps and services … and those gigantic displays.

I’m writing this blog post from my phone. Well, not completely from my phone as there’s a bit of formatting needed that’s just too difficult to do without a keyboard no matter how much Zanax there is in the world. But I’ve written enough of it to say that I did it from a phone and not feel  [Read More…]

iMessage for Android is the messaging solution we need, not the one we want

This week, I received a new Android phone in the mail. I removed its plastic wrapping, opened the top, unfurled the hastily-placed screen protector and turned it on. When I booted it up, I logged in with my Google account, restored from a backup of my Pixel 3, and waited for the 80 or so apps I regularly use to restore some or all of their user data.

This is my routine for getting a new phone, and  [Read More…]

Do you need PlayStation Plus to play Apex Legends on PlayStation 4?

Best answer: No, you do not need an active PlayStation Plus membership to play Apex Legends on PlayStation 4. Because it is a free-to-play game, you can play it regardless if you have a premium online subscription or not. The same applies to Fortnite.

PlayStation: Apex Legends (Free) PlayStation: Apex Legends PS Plus Play Pack (Free) Amazon: PlayStation Plus 1-month ($ 10) Why does my friend on Xbox need an Xbox Live Gold membership to play then?  [Read More…]

Interstitial ads are terrible and they need to disappear

Interstitial ads are the modern equivalent of punch-the-monkey Flash banners and I’m sick of them.

Mobile Nations held a company-wide gathering recently. Most everyone from our company was there and it was awesome to see both the people I’ve met in person before and the ones I hadn’t. We’ve got a stupendous team and I love working with them. Great co-workers make this the best place to work I can imagine.

OK, enough gushing over all the  [Read More…]

Moto G7 series proves you don’t need to buy an expensive phone

If you sought out a budget phone in 2018, you probably came across the Moto G6. Motorola barely plays in the expensive phone segment anymore, but when it comes to budget devices, the company owns almost the entire pot.

The Moto G7 series is about as conservative an update to the company’s lineup as we’ve seen in years, but there’s a swagger to Motorola’s actions — it’s expanding the suite to four phones, each catered to a very  [Read More…]

Apex Legends: Everything you need to know

Another challenger enters the arena.

On February 4, 2019, Respawn Entertainment — now owned by EA — launched a battle royale experience called Apex Legends. There were rumors that it would be a free-to-play version of Titanfall, but it’s more along the lines of Overwatch than anything else. The first piece of information to get out of the way is that the game seems to take place in the Titanfall universe, but it doesn’t feature mechs or  [Read More…]

This huge one-day sale has all the Anker charging accessories you’ll need

Always. Be. Chargin’.

As part of its deals of the day, Amazon is offering an assortment of Anker’s popular charging accessories with savings of up to 50%, dropping some products down to only $ 7. We’ve featured Anker accessories plenty of times in the past, and there’s a reason for it. The quality far surpasses what you may expect for the price, and the gear is durable, looks good, and always works well. Whether you are looking  [Read More…]

Do I need an Arlo Chime to use an Arlo Audio Doorbell?

Best answer: No, you do not need the Arlo Chime in order to use the Arlo Audio Doorbell. However, the Chime makes it possible for you to hear when someone is at the door from wherever you are in the house.

Amazon: Arlo Chime ($ 50) Amazon: Arlo Audio Doorbell ($ 80) What does the Chime do?

While the Audio Doorbell provides its own peace-of-mind, the Chime is extremely complimentary. The Chime does not require batteries to  [Read More…]

Everything you need to know about PlayStation Now before subscribing

Streaming and subscription services are the way of the future that PlayStation looks to capitalize on.

At $ 60 a pop for most AAA titles, the price of frequently picking up new video games is just too much for a lot of people. That $ 60 quickly adds up to rival the cost of an entire console if you’re buying several games throughout the year. The best way to mitigate this? Try out a streaming service. Which  [Read More…]

Install this discounted light strip anywhere you need some bright LEDs

Put these lights anywhere you want.

The Minger 16.4-foot 300 LED dimmable light strip is down to $ 8.37 with code AWBGTOX8 on Amazon. Without the code, the light strip regularly sells for around $ 16 and is currently available for $ 15. The code brings it down to one of the lowest we have ever seen.

You can also get this 16.4-foot waterproof Wi-Fi app-controlled light strip kit for $ 15.94 with code 66CGA3A8 and the  [Read More…]