Tag Archive: Phone


You’ll soon be able to use Allo’s web client independent of your phone

Is this too little too late for Allo?

In Google’s neverending quest to create the perfect messaging service, Allo is one of its most interesting attempts. There’s a lot that Allo gets right, but at the same time, there are features that are totally absent that you can find in Hangouts and Google Voice.

Allo finally got a web client last August, and while this was a step forward, it has one big caveat — you need  [Read More…]

Will my phone adjust to Daylight Saving Time automatically?

Let’s do the timewarp again …

Twice a year the clocks change (for most of us). We “spring forward” and “fall back,” and depending on where we live that happens on a different day. It’s all sort of convoluted. And this inevitably leads to folks wondering what they have to do to their Android phone so things work right after the switch. If this sounds like you, we’ve got good news:

You don’t have to do anything.

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Honor 7X vs. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: What’s the best budget phone available today?

Both the Honor 7X and the Redmi Note 5 Pro are similar in many areas, but there are a few marked differences.

Xiaomi consolidated its position in India over the course of the last 12 months, becoming the largest phone manufacturer in the country. It did so by launching a new budget phone every month for the last four months of 2017, and boosting its efforts in the offline space.

Meanwhile, Huawei sub-brand Honor has continued its  [Read More…]

Best Accessories for Razer Phone

Looking to accessorize your Razer Phone? Here’s a good place to start.

What can turn a good phone experience into a great phone experience is often what else you can add to it. You have to accessorize!

In the case of the Razer Phone, one of our current favorites, there are some great accessories you can pair it with to really help you get the most from the phone.

Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best  [Read More…]

Future Essential Phone could have a pop-up selfie camera

This is how you make bezel-less smartphones.

We saw a lot of exciting tech at this year’s Mobile World Congress, but one phone that stole our hearts the most was Vivo’s Apex concept phone. The Apex is Vivo’s idea of what our phones could look like in the near future, and one of the most stunning parts of the Apex was its 90%+ screen-to-body ratio. Rather than adopting the infamous notch, Vivo achieved this by hiding the front-facing camera  [Read More…]

How to make your phone look like a Galaxy S9

Say what you will about Samsung’s TouchWiz software — and I can say plenty — it’s a very distinctive look.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is here, and with it comes another update of Samsung’s software UI. This year is more of a polishing than last year’s overhaul, with the S9’s home screen sporting an array of geometric wallpapers, wireframe icons, and distinctive widgets. Even if you pre-ordered a Galaxy S9, it’s not showing up for a few  [Read More…]

The Light Phone 2 is an ultra-minimalistic phone that only does the basics

For someone who’s always in front of a screen, this looks like a dream come true.

Smartphones are awesome. I love my Pixel 2 and use it daily for taking photos, browsing social media, watching YouTube videos, etc. However, as awesome as it is, it can also be a distraction I don’t always need. This is a struggle that a lot of people have, and to provide a solution to this problem, we have the Light Phone 2.

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I use my phone in the shower — don’t judge, just listen

This isn’t some weird phone addiction thing, I promise.

I travel a fair bit. Sometimes just for fun, but usually for work. When I travel for work, I’m usually fairly burned out by the end of the day. I’m not much of a drinker (or smoker, for that matter) and so I usually turn to my phone to watch something and just sort of detox from the day. It’s usually whatever show I would normally be watching  [Read More…]

Moto Z2 Force India review: A great phone let down by a poor camera

Motorola is bringing the Moto Z2 Force to India six months after its global debut, and that puts the phone in a tough spot.

Motorola launched the Moto Z2 Force in the U.S. over six months ago, and while the ShatterShield tech was a welcome addition that allowed the phone to stand out, the $ 720 retail price and woeful camera meant it wasn’t quite as good as flagships from Samsung and LG.

For its Indian launch,  [Read More…]

Best Cases for Essential Phone

Keep your Essential Phone safe and functional with a quality case!

The Essential Phone was the first phone released by Andy Rubin’s new company in 2017 and while it didn’t blow away the competition it did offer us phone nerds a sleek new alternative.

With the price of the phone down to just $ 450 on Amazon and the recent announcement of three new color styles just released, you might be considering picking up the Essential Phone.  [Read More…]