Tag Archive: Phone

Microsoft’s Your Phone app can now sync over mobile data

No Wi-Fi needed.

What you need to know The Your Phone app for Windows 10 can now sync texts, photos, and notifications over mobile data. It’s no longer necessary to connect to Wi-Fi to sync the Your Phone Companion app with your PC. Your Phone Companion also has a new icon, taking design cues from Microsoft’s new Office icons.

Microsoft this week pushed out a major update to the Your Phone Companion app for Android, adding the  [Read More…]

Larger than life! Where to find the oversized phone and more in Fortnite

The second week of Fortnite’s Season 9 challenges are here, and one of them will involve players visiting a variety of oversized items throughout the game. While the items themselves are big, finding them can be a bit difficult if you’re just exploring. Thankfully, we’ve done all of the hard work, so you can just get them and complete your challenge.

Where to find the oversized phone, big piano, and giant dancing fish trophy in Fortnite  [Read More…]

Google’s Translatotron tries to make phone translation a bit less awkward

Translatotron is able to translate using speech-to-speech while retaining aspects of the original speaker’s voice.

What you need to know Translatotron is Google’s new speech-to-speech translation model. By using speech-to-speech translation it skips the step of transcribing the source into text and can speed up translation. Translatotron is also able to mimic the speaker’s voice and cadence making the results sound more human and less robotic.

The ability to communicate with each other all over the world  [Read More…]

Every phone should have a Zen Mode

Zen Mode forces you to stop using your phone by disabling everything for 20 minutes. Here’s why I think it needs to be on all phones.

Smartphones are addictive, and while smartphone addiction is not something that can be treated medically, it’s clear that humanity has reached a point where smartphones (and technology in general) are so ingrained in our lives that it’s having an effect.

Children used to spend their days living and enjoying life, but  [Read More…]

How to disable Digital Wellbeing on your Pixel phone

Digital Wellbeing is a great tool baked into Google’s Pixel phones to help you keep track of your phone usage throughout the day. However, whether you simply don’t use the feature enough to keep it turned on or want to see if disabling it will help make your phone faster (which some claim it does), here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do just that.

Some of our favorite Pixel accessories Rock out: TaoTronics ANC Bluetooth Headphones ($  [Read More…]

Coolpad debuts Legacy flagship phone for Metro

Coolpad on Monday announced its latest smartphone, the Legacy, is now available for purchase. The $ 130 handset is offered as a prepaid device through T-Mobile’s prepaid brand Metro.

Powered by Android 9 Pie, the Coolpad Legacy is the sort of device that caters to family users. While high-end, top-dollar phones are nice, it is not practical to outfit a family with a whole fleet of them.

Coolpad Legacy focuses on what matters to its intended demographic. In short,  [Read More…]

OnePlus 6T review, six months later: Still a great phone in 2019

The OnePlus 6T continues to be one of the fastest phones money can buy.

OnePlus’ frenetic release cycle means there’s a new phone to look forward to every six months. The OnePlus 7 series is all set to make its debut shortly, and we’ll have plenty to talk about the device in the coming weeks and months. But before we turn our attention towards OnePlus’ upcoming flagships, it makes sense to look back at how the OnePlus  [Read More…]

RCA debuts Q2 unlocked phone for GSM carriers

RCA, yes that brand, has begun selling a new unlocked smartphone which can be paired with AT&T, T-Mobile, and other GSM networks. The 4G Q2 arrives as the company celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Powered by the latest official version of Android, 9 Pie, the Q2 features a 5-inch display and an 8-megapixel rear camera. The phone, which is sold in black and white options, houses 16GB storage with a microSD expansion card slot for up to 32GB external media.

The  [Read More…]

Galaxy S10 sales strong in Q1 2019 as overall phone shipments decline

Samsung moved 2 million units of the Galaxy S10 series in North America.

Smartphone sales down 18% in Q1 2019 in North America. Samsung shipped 2 million units of both the Galaxy S10e and Galaxy S10+ in Q1. The iPhone XR, Galaxy S10e, and Galaxy S10+ make up 25% of the phone shipments in North America in the first quarter.

The first quarter of 2019 saw sales hit a five year low plummeting 18% in North America.  [Read More…]

Selling a phone? Here’s what you need to do [PODCAST]

The Samsung Galaxy S10 and forthcoming OnePlus 7 Pro are all beautiful new devices that beg for our attention and money. You wouldn’t be alone if you planned to pick one of these phones up this summer.

If you’re like us, you’ve already owned a number of smartphones over the last few years. What are you doing with your old devices? If you’re trading them in, that’s one thing. But, if not, you’ll probably be looking to get rid of them  [Read More…]