Tag Archive: Phone


Slip an unlocked Halo Gray Essential Phone into your pocket for $280

One of the best prices we’ve seen.

We’ve seen deals on the Essential Phone in the past, and while this isn’t quite as good as Prime Day pricing, it’s still a heck of a deal. Right now you can get the phone in Halo Gray (the best color) for just $ 279.99.

It comes with 128GB of internal storage, a dual camera system on the back, and it’s powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor. You can also  [Read More…]

The Pokémon Go app is reading files on your phone, but there’s a reason

It’s probably not what you think, but it’s not great news for people who prefer to root their phones.

As anyone who roots their Android phone will tell you, it’s not always easy to play the games you love these days. Lots of game developers deploy anti-root detection methods to keep you from playing their game if you root your phone. An all too common explanation for why this anti-root philosophy exists is to combat cheating, and  [Read More…]

How to stop your Android phone from sharing your location with Google

All the settings you need to know when Google doesn’t need to know.

If you carry a cell phone — even a simple flip phone without any sort of real display — someone somewhere is tracking your location. Even if there is no SIM card inside, the phone is in constant contact with cellular towers as long as it’s turned on and one or more are in range. When you add some smarts to the mix and  [Read More…]

DVR hub for Xbox puts your console captures on your Android phone

The Xbox app for Android doesn’t let you do this. Enter a third-party developer.

One key feature the Windows 10 Mobile Xbox app has over both the iOS and Android versions is that you can not only view but also download your console captures from the cloud. Once uploaded to Xbox Live, just as you can on the PC app, the Windows 10 Mobile app allows you to get hold of them for sharing and editing as  [Read More…]

Sprint and LG are making the first 5G-capable phone in the U.S.

5G is coming sooner than you think.

Motorola may have already shown off a 5G Moto Mod for its new Moto Z3, but that accessory isn’t due to be released until early 2019 — and even then, it’s just an add-on that attaches to the back of your phone. Another device to purchase, another device to keep charged, and another device to carry with you at all times.

For 5G to really start taking off, we’re going to  [Read More…]

Stay connected and safe with this $25 dashboard mount for your phone

Whether you use your phone for navigation or music while driving, this is an essential accessory to keep you as safe as can be.

In an ideal world, nobody would use their phone while driving. In the real world, this simply isn’t the case.

While there’s never any excuse for checking Twitter, texting, or watching YouTube videos while on the road, you might need to use your phone for turn-by-turn directions, answering an incoming call, or controlling  [Read More…]

What we know so far: RED Hydrogen One phone

RED is most widely known for its cinematography equipment, most famously for its high-resolution video cameras. Its cameras have been used to film blockbusters such as Deadpool 2, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

Part of RED’s philosophy is that no one camera is perfect for every situation. That led it to build its cameras using a modular system, producing mods for you to customize it for each occasion. Now, RED is looking to bring this same  [Read More…]

The top reasons to use a VPN on your phone

It never hurts to be a little more secure.

You’ve probably heard your security-conscious friends talking about their favorite VPNs from time to time, and why using one is so important — or maybe you are the security-conscious friend having these conversations — but what exactly is a VPN, and why should you be using it?

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It’s basically a way for you to connect to the internet without your ISP or  [Read More…]

Xiaomi sub-brand Poco is all set to unveil its first phone on Aug. 22

The Pocophone F1 will make its global debut in New Delhi on August 22.

Earlier this month, Xiaomi announced that it was creating a sub-brand called Poco that targets the mid-range segment. Not much is known about the brand other than the fact that Xiaomi’s Lead Product Manager Jai Mani would be overseeing the project, but that’s set to change next week. Poco’s Indian arm sent out a tweet saying that its first phone will be unveiled  [Read More…]

The Pixel 3 XL may be the first phone from Google I don’t want

“Stock” Android is what I want, but not like this.

People who know me also know that I’m a fan of Android the way Google builds it on its own phones. Anyone can build Android and is free to add or take away whatever parts they like, but the small additions that Google adds make Android something unique and awesome.

But later this year, I may not want to use a phone from Google.

It’s not the  [Read More…]