Tag Archive: still


The Fitbit Ionic is (still) a better fitness tracker than smartwatch

If you’ve read Daniel Bader’s excellent Fitbit Ionic review from September you already know that the device boasts a bold (if polarizing) design, backed up by one of the best health-tracking platforms on the planet, but mated to a somewhat sub-par software build. After a couple weeks of my own spent with the Ionic, I can report that that set of attributes – and the $ 299 price point – has remained mostly unchanged since. 

What has  [Read More…]

Google Pixelbook, 3 months later: Still the best, still frustrating

The Honeymoon period is over, but the relationship is still going strong!

It’s been three months since we saw Google’s latest in the line of Chromebook Pixels, which brought a pretty major shake-up to Google’s high-end and expensive as ever line of Chromebooks. The Pixelbook is less of a laptop and more of an all-in-one mobile device that is ready to take on the wild world of Android tablets.

Fancy looks and new features aside, it’s still  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5T review: Still a premium experience on the affordable side

It was just a few months ago that OnePlus pulled its seventh smartphone, the OnePlus 5T, out of the hat. An incremental update over the OnePlus 5, which saw the light of day only three months before, the OnePlus 5T conforms to the mid-cycle upgrade laws established by the launch of the OnePlus 3 and […]

It’s not perfect, but Google Play is still the best place to get all your apps

Android allows you to install apps you downloaded from anywhere and everywhere, but most people should stick to Google Play.

As smartphone users and general citizens of the internet, we’re all used to seeing headlines telling us how the app store for our phones was found to have a handful of apps with malware and that they were downloaded a few million times. These stories come from security companies who spend 100% of their time looking for  [Read More…]

Android Oreo is now on 0.7% of devices, but Marshmallow is still king

Android Oreo is very slowly but surely climbing in usage.

Google releases the Android Distribution numbers once per month to let developers know which OS versions to target, and January’s numbers are now available. Not surprisingly, Marshmallow is still on top with 29.7% of the Android pie.

Oreo did make some gains, though. Android 8.1 is making its first appearance with 0.2% of the Android marketplace, while Android 8.0 stayed at the same 0.5% it was at  [Read More…]

Samsung still makes a nice little chunk of cash from the iPhone X

Apple is responsible for the smartphone that poses the biggest competition to Samsung in the form of the iPhone X but Samsung still stands to benefit from the success of the iPhone. The iPhone X is super popular, and to meet the demands it only seems Samsung is capable of meeting the supply. While Apple […]

6 Awesome Tech Gifts Amazon Can Still Deliver Before Christmas

Time is running out! Good thing Amazon delivers quickly.

We’ve all been there. You waited a little too long and now you don’t have a gift for someone, right? Don’t panic, don’t stress, there is still a way out of this. Amazon carries some of the best gifts out there and offers some pretty quick shipping methods. If you’re still shopping for people on your list, and need some fresh ideas, here are six great tech gifts  [Read More…]

Android Oreo now on 0.5% of devices, Marshmallow still largest at 29.7%

Here’s the state of Android in December 2017.

Google recently released the latest Android Distribution numbers, and this is the last one we’ll get for 2017. A lot of what we’re seeing this time around is more of the same, but one area that might look disheartening is Android Oreo’s current adoption.

At this time, Oreo 8.0 (not even counting 8.1 that was recently released to Nexus and Pixel devices) only makes up 0.5% of all Android  [Read More…]

Bixby makes its global debut but still limited

We saw Samsung lining up the launch of Bixby only yesterday with updates to the core components of the virtual assistant. Today it seems that Samsung have finally pulled the trigger and updated the final component to mark the global release of Bixby. Just in time for the Note 8 launch, Samsung have finally flipped the […]

It’s been 9 years and Android still has a bad reputation when it comes to security

No matter who is to blame, Google’s name is on it so they own it.

“That Broadcom bug makes me not want to use anything other than an iPhone or Pixel.”

That’s what I heard from an admittedly security conscious friend while talking about him getting a new phone. The bug being referenced here, in case you’re unaware, affected over 1 billion phones that use a Broadcom Wi-Fi chip and would have been an easy way for  [Read More…]