Tag Archive: Simple

Evie Launcher review: Still simple, stylish, and steadily improving

In the vast world of third-party Android launchers, Evie Launcher cuts through the crowd with simple sophistication

The world of Android theming is beset with big, bold, bombastic launchers that throw everything but the kitchen sink into their features, bells, and whistles, but sometimes you don’t need all the pomp and pizzazz. Sometimes, you want a launcher that’s light, lithe, and luxurious. If you’re in the market for a launcher that’s as simple as it sophisticated, Evie  [Read More…]

Yi 4K+ action camera review: Powerful, and so simple to use

Yi Technology makes some great action cameras with decent mobile connectivity. And this is the best of them all.

As smartphone cameras continue to improve, for many the need to carry a dedicated camera continues to disappear. But there are times you want something that isn’t your phone.

Action cameras aren’t what you take out with you to take high-quality landscape photos, or to cover a wedding. But they’re really good if you’re into mountain biking, or  [Read More…]

Essential Phone users can now join the Oreo beta with a simple OTA update

Sideloading is still an option, but why would you want to bother with that?

Although we’re still waiting for the Essential Phone to get a public Oreo update, the company’s been running an Oreo beta since November. The process for getting the beta isn’t the simplest around, but Essential is now making it much easier to sign up and join.

Up until now, if you’ve wanted to sign up for the beta to get Oreo on the  [Read More…]

The Pixel 2’s eSIM makes it dead simple to ditch your carrier for Project Fi

Google’s new Pixels have an ace up their sleeves.

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have what’s called an “eSIM” — essentially an embedded SIM card that can be activated and deactivated on the fly to emulate a physical SIM card. But you don’t have to know the details about how it works — you just need to know that it’s an amazing innovation that makes it dead easy to  [Read More…]

Droplr offers simple and flexible file sharing and collaboration; 4 years is just $39.99

Just about every professional or office job requires file sharing and collaboration in a daily basis. Moreover, we find something similar in the household as multiple members of a family try to coordinate and share. We’re all familiar with Dropbox, but it’s not a perfect system. What happens when the person sharing files with you […]

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro hands-on: Simple improvements to one of the best fitness trackers

Don’t mess with a good thing.

Though it didn’t get as much fanfare as the Gear S2 and S3 in the last two years, the Gear Fit 2 was quietly one of the best all-around fitness trackers available since it was introduced in mid-2016. It wasn’t nearly as big as the smartwatches out there, yet it did many of the core smartwatch functions while also being a fully-featured fitness wearable.

Now for the end of 2017 Samsung  [Read More…]

HDHomeRun DVR is a slick and simple way to record TV with Android

The makers of the HDHomeRun TV tuner are working on a DVR to go with it. And it’s pretty great.

Using Android or Android TV, you’re not exactly short on options to watch live TV, nor for recording it. There’s one little box, though, that we often keep coming to that sits at the heart of many of these solutions. And it’s got its own DVR in progress.

Thanks to the good people at SiliconDust, we’re now  [Read More…]

Moto E4 review: Keeping it simple

The Moto E4 is one of the best prepaid deals you can get right now.

The Moto E4 is fine. It’s not particularly good looking or powerful, nor is it filled with features. When you think a generic smartphone, this is kind of what you think of.

And yet, for $ 129, I would probably recommend it, warts and all, over any other phone. At $ 70 on Verizon’s prepaid service, it’s an absolute steal. Here’s why.

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Cues is a simple but clever puzzle game (review)

Some mobile games try to create multiple levels of depth in the player’s experience, requiring long tutorials, along with a big investment in experience in order to gain true ability. Others go the other direction, giving you an extremely simple premise while keeping you on your toes throughout the experience. Such is the case with […]

LG G6 is simple because LG is committed to the V line

Lessons learned will translate into two very different flagships each year from LG.

As I traveled across the web reading what everyone had to say about the LG G6 I noticed two very distinct things:

Just about everyone who has touched one is pretty impressed.

The majority of the comments on articles about it are filled with disappointment and loathing.

The first thing can make that second thing hard to understand. Yes, phones are polarizing and no  [Read More…]