Tag Archive: Screen


How to give your Android home screen a spring cleaning

Spring is here, so it’s time to get all the clutter and trash off your home screen that’s collected there all year.

Spring cleaning is upon us, and everyone wants you to take stock of your entire life and throw out half your closet and your whole pantry and ain’t nobody got time for that. Want to get some spring cleaning done that you’ll notice every day? Spring clean your home screen and your app drawer, and  [Read More…]

The invisible home screen: an ultra minimal theme, or excellent April Fool’s Day prank

This theme pulls double duty as an April Fool’s prank and testament to Android’s customizable beauty.

There are few themes that are quite as flexible and adaptable as what I like to call the “invisible” home screen. It’s a theme that could only exist on Android, and it is both high art and farce. It is both a prank and a functional beauty. Setting up this theme is quite easy, it can work with just about any  [Read More…]

Does the notch add screen space or take it away?

The answer may depend on if you’re a glass-half-empty or half-full person.

After seeing a flood of notched Android phones at MWC, there’s been a lot of talk about the benefits and disadvantages of having a cutout in a phone’s display. The main idea is that by housing a phone’s various sensors and earpiece speaker into a notch at the top of the display, OEMs are able to further slim down bezels and fit a larger screen  [Read More…]

How to change the screen timeout option in MIUI

Changing the screen timeout option isn’t as straightforward as it should be in MIUI, but we’re here to lend a hand.

Normally, adjusting the screen timeout option is as easy as going into the display settings and changing the value. However, MIUI does things differently, and the setting is tucked away in the lock screen menu. What’s even more annoying is that the particular setting is labeled Sleep, which means you’re not going to be able to  [Read More…]

How to use gestures to become an Android home screen expert

Gestures have been an iconic piece of the mobile computing experience since the beginning — even without an icon.

Slide-to-unlock. Pinch-to-zoom. Double-tap-to-wake. Gestures that work well are invaluable to a user’s experience, and Android phone manufacturers are bringing these gestures to the home screen in deceptively simple and astonishingly successful ways.

Case in point: the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Google Pixel 2 — two of the most popular flagships on the Android market — eschew the  [Read More…]

Best Tempered Glass Screen Protectors for Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

What’s the best screen protector for the Galaxy Tab S3?

If you’re going to bother getting a screen protector for your Galaxy Tab S3, then you’ll want to go with tempered glass. If it cracks or chips, it won’t turn into sharp, scratchy shards of death; it’ll become blunt bits, so your screen will stay pristine. That being said, tempered glass is very strong, so you’d be hard-pressed to mess it up without much force.

Here are  [Read More…]

Best Screen Protectors for Samsung Galaxy S9

Keep your Galaxy S9 display safe and scratch-free

With the release of a brand new Samsung Galaxy S9 comes the inevitable debate of the best way to keep your phone safe. Some people are content with just “being careful” with their phone to avoid scuffs and cracks, but the rest of us are better off staying safer than sorry.

But protecting the curved display of the Galaxy S9 is no easy task — tempered glass offers the  [Read More…]

What you need to know about buying a screen protector for the Galaxy S9

Curved glass is beautiful, but it makes shopping for screen protectors a little more complicated.

The Galaxy S9 is looking to be an incredible new phone that, while not a huge redesign over the Galaxy S8, moves in the right direction with a number of small improvements. Namely, the fingerprint sensor has been moved to a reasonable location, and the camera has seen a substantial upgrade — the S9+ even gained an additional camera. Needless to say,  [Read More…]

Best Screen Protectors for Samsung Gear S3

What are the best screen protectors for the Samsung Gear S3?

The Samsung Gear S3 is a beefy smartwatch packed with practically everything you’d need no matter your lifestyle. Whether you plan to take it on outdoor hikes or just wear it around the office, there’s always a risk of it banging against a rock or a door frame and getting the touchscreen scuffed up or worse.

We’ve rounded up the best products for keeping your Gear  [Read More…]

Amazon is getting rid of lock screen ads from its Prime Exclusive phones

Current Prime Exclusive phones will receive an update that removes lock screen ads.

Amazon offers exciting discounts on a variety of phones via its Prime Exclusive program in exchange for lock screen ads, but that’s changing. Starting tomorrow, February 7, Prime Exclusive phones will no longer feature ads, and Amazon has mentioned that it will roll out a software update for current phones that will get rid of the ads.

Amazon stated that the move was  [Read More…]