Tag Archive: Should

Should you install Android O developer preview on your Pixel or Nexus?

Android O is now available to download as a developer preview. But that doesn’t mean you should do it.

The day that Google releases a new version of Android is one of the most exciting of the year, especially for early adopters like us who want to play with all the new features and see what’s in store for the final release.

But unlike last year, when Google released its Android N preview alongside an easy-to-install beta  [Read More…]

Should you upgrade your headphones for PlayStation VR?

Great audio experiences are a huge part of VR.

No matter what VR headset you are using, you want to make sure you have decent headphones. That full immersion experience, where your physical world is replaced by the virtual one, has a lot to do with hearing things from all around you. Knowing that when you turn your head you’ll see something coming from the direction you just heard it is a big deal, but if you  [Read More…]

Should Google Home intervene when someone threatens self-harm?

A Google Home responds to a father and son’s mention of death. Could this have been intentional?

My husband and I have had quite an experience adapting to the Google Home in our home. We love its presence, truly, but there are continually times when we’re surprised at some of the interactions we’ve had with it.

For example, there have been several instances where we’d be chatting loudly and casually between the two of us, about something  [Read More…]

You should definitely buy this Android-powered iPhone case

This is definitely not going to end badly for you.

Let’s assume that a few people actually reading this article have an iPhone in their pocket. Perhaps it’s in addition to an Android device, or maybe it’s just a curiosity thing. But let’s suppose.

If you are such a person, I definitely recommend you invest in the Eye, a Kickstarter project that turns your iPhone into an Android phone.

Eye attaches to the back of any  [Read More…]

IP Cameras vs. Nest, Arlo and integrated systems: Which security ecosystem should you invest in?

Whether you want something simple or need a complicated whole-house system, there is a security camera that will work for you.

Home surveillance cameras are more popular than ever before. Whether you want cameras as part of a larger home security system, to use as a baby monitor or even to keep an eye on the pets while you’re at work, there are plenty of options available at just about every price point.

But before you buy,  [Read More…]

LG Watch Sport vs. Samsung Gear S3: Which should you buy?

If you’re looking for a smartwatch, chances are these two will be on your radar.

Samsung’s Gear S3 Frontier has been around for a few months, but it’s still fresh in everyone’s mind as Samsung’s top-end wearable offering. Coming in just a tad later, The big and fully featured LG Watch Sport was a launch device for Android Wear 2.0 and matches the Gear S3 in more ways than one.

Both of these smartwatches are big, feature-packed  [Read More…]

Nintendo Switch vs PlayStation 4: Which should you buy?

Will your next console be a Nintendo Switch or a PlayStation 4?

Not all game consoles are created equally, which you can guess just by looking at the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch side by side. But both of these consoles have a similar message in separate attempts to sell these unique experiences. Nintendo and Sony claim to have an intense focus on us, the players. That includes offering features we want, with games we want to  [Read More…]

What color LG G6 should I buy — black, white or platinum?

So you’ve decided on an LG G6 — now the question is, what color do you get?

There are three great color choices on offer for the LG G6, and as usual they are all different in several ways to appeal to a wider audience. Fancy marketing names aside, you’ll be able to choose from black, white and platinum. As the group they look great, but of course you’re only going to be buying one.

Availability  [Read More…]

4 things you should know about running a VPN on Android

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows you to alter your IP address so you can appear as if you’re operating in another part of the world. They allow you to circumvent government blocks on websites and protect your privacy. It should come as no surprise that people all over the world use VPNs. But what […]

Which smart lights should you use with Amazon’s Alexa?

Alexa, turn off the Bedroom lights.

When you think about making your home “smarter”, the first thought is usually towards the thermostat or your front door — things you have to drop everything to interact with. Lights are usually high on the connected home list, because for most people, using lights has been a part of everyday life since birth. Light switches are usually available as soon as you enter a room, and most people look for  [Read More…]