Tag Archive: Reasons


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…]

Six reasons to consider the Umidigi One Pro for your next phone purchase

The Umidigi One and One Pro are now available at Umidigi’s AliExpress Store, for the ridiculously low price of $ 139.99. That low price doesn’t tell the whole story though, as the Umidigi One Pro is more than just a great value. Here are a few of them.

1. Crisp, 19:9 bezel-less display

With notched screens becoming all the rage in recent months, as well as the 19:9 display popularized by the iPhone X, Umidigi wanted to give consumers an  [Read More…]

4 reasons I want a Lenovo Smart Display over a Google Home

The Google Home has finally met its match.

Ever since Google first announced its Smart Display platform back at CES in January, I’ve been more than eager to get my hands on one to experience the future of living with the Google Assistant in my home. I use my Google Home and Home Mini every day for a variety of things, and as much as I love them, the idea of essentially having one with a screen  [Read More…]

Top 3 reasons to buy a Chromebook over a cheap Windows laptop

You don’t have to spend a lot on a Chromebook to get a machine that will last and let you keep your sanity.

When looking for a new computer, you may think that the only things you need to really consider are price, storage, screen resolution, and how heavy it’s going to be to lug around, but before all of that, consider what operating system is really going to give you the best experience and performance. While  [Read More…]

4 reasons you should buy an unlocked Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 from Amazon in the U.S.

The Mi Mix 2 combines an interesting design aesthetic with global LTE bands, and is available for $ 399.

The Mi Mix 2 continues to be one of the best phones Xiaomi has released to date. The phone took the first-gen Mi Mix’s design aesthetic —with ultra-thin bezels on three sides — and shrunk it down to a more manageable 5.99-inch display.

The phone has a unique design that sets it apart from the rest of the  [Read More…]

Top 3 Reasons You Should Buy a Mid-Range Phone Over a Flagship in 2018

Phones keep getting better for cheaper. Why not take advantage of that?

One of the most exciting shifts in the smartphone world over the last few years has been the increasing availability of great mid-range options. Everybody loves a sleek flagship phone, but not everybody can or should spend the money on one — they’re just overkill for some people’s needs.

A lot of people just want a phone for casual gaming, social media, or photography, and  [Read More…]

Top 5 reasons to be excited about the Xiaomi Mi A2

With an 18:9 display, all-new cameras, and Android One, the Mi A2 has plenty to offer.

The Mi A2 is now official, offering robust hardware backed by the promise of quick updates via Android One.

Xiaomi’s phones have always stood out for the sheer value for money they offered, but MIUI takes some getting used to. That’s what makes the Mi A2 such an enticing option — you’re getting that same great hardware as well as a  [Read More…]

5 reasons to choose a Chrome tablet over a Chromebook

The tablet experience on Chrome is only getting better, while still making for a really useful laptop.

We’re slowly entering a brave new world when it comes to Chromebooks. Android app support came along in 2016, making convertible Chromebooks a more enticing option. The Android app support has only gotten better since, and we’re starting to see full tablets and detachable options like the HP Chromebook X2.

For many people, a Chromebook is already replacing Android tablets.  [Read More…]

Google is adding DRM to all Android apps, but it’s for the right reasons

Metadata will be added to application files when they are digitally signed and built. That’s a lot of letters to say DRM.

Earlier this week, Google quietly rolled out a feature that adds a string of metadata to all APK files (that’s the file type for Android apps) when they are signed by the developer. You can’t install an application that hasn’t been signed during its final build, so that means that all apps built using the  [Read More…]

3 Reasons To Buy Amazon’s Cloud Cam and 2 Reasons Not To

Powered by Alexa and customizable to fit your specific needs.

The Amazon Cloud Cam is the first branded plug-and-play camera released by the behemoth online retailer, and overall it’s a great option for anyone shopping for home security cameras.

There’s a number of compelling features that make the Amazon Cloud Cam a top consideration — and only a few drawbacks that might make you take pause. Let’s dive in!

Better price than the top competition

  [Read More…]