Tag Archive: Simple


Apps Sale review – the simple way to discover which paid apps have gone free & on sale

Everyone wants to save money, whether it’s on phone bills, clothes or simply apps and games. Android developers regularly put apps on sale, or even make them for free for a limited time, to attract more attention. But sometimes you won’t know an app has been discounted until it’s too late.

Fortunately, there are ways to find the latest apps and games on sale. You’ll simply need a monitor app like Apps Sale. You can get it from the Google  [Read More…]

This simple Chrome extension makes new tabs gorgeous

Google’s backdrops are great, but Apple’s Aerials are awesome.

We’ve talked about how easy it is to bring Apple TV’s excellent Aerial screensavers to Android TV. It’s also possible to use them as your Mac background. And for everyone else — especially those of the chromeOS variety — it’s also possible to use them as what you see when you fire up a new tab in the world’s best browser.

Here’s how to do it:

Install this Chrome extension.  [Read More…]

Acer Chromebook 11 (2018) review: Simple, dependable, and affordable

Acer’s refresh of the trusty Chromebook 11 is the best $ 270 you’ll ever spend on a laptop.

We look at a lot of products here at Android Central. We try to spend our time on things that we would recommend and see devices that cover just about every price point. We love it when we can find a product that’s reasonably priced and it turns out to be great, and that’s a perfect description of Acer’s  [Read More…]

Ring Spotlight Cam review: Simple setup and loaded with features

Finally, a security camera that doesn’t scream “look at me”!

There is no shortage of home security camera options out there, and they range in price from well under $ 100 to well above it. Picking the right one can send you down a dark spiraling path trying to pick the right style, one that you can power easily, and one that is easy to manage.

After moving into a new construction home about a year ago,  [Read More…]

Lenovo Mirage Camera review: Simple, solid VR photography

Google is giving everyone the tools they need to make this great.

Capturing photos and videos for VR is a lot of work. It’s a common misconception that all you need is one of the nice 360-degree cameras that are available today, but those cameras aren’t actually great for viewing in VR. While you can turn your head and see the whole world from a unique perspective, you’re still only seeing a 2D image in  [Read More…]

Google Chrome now makes it dead simple to add emojis in Chrome OS

The shortcut’s also available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

If you own a Chromebook, chances are you’ve been infuriated at one point or another when trying to add an emoji to Twitter, Hangouts, an email, etc. You can technically do so by opening up the on-screen keyboard, but the process is cumbersome and not a great solution by any stretch of the imagination.

However, in the latest version of Chrome Canary, you’ll find a new shortcut that  [Read More…]

GTasks offers simple to-do list, but is it too bare-bones? (review)

Life can be a whirlwind. Tech sometimes gets vilified for being a distraction, but GTasks provides a serene utility to list your day-to-day activities – possibly at the risk of alienating more advanced users.

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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…]