Tag Archive: still


Fingerprint sensors are still better than facial recognition

Face unlock is great when you’re wearing gloves, but fingerprint sensors are good for more than just authentication.

Alongside the various Android phones I’ve tested, I’ve been using the iPhone X for about two months now. One of the most noteworthy changes to the iPhone X over previous models is the removal of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, now replaced with a high-tech face unlock function Apple calls Face ID. Some Android phones have similar features; the  [Read More…]

Why I’m still using a BlackBerry KEYone in Spring 2018

I’ve used a lot of phones, but none fit me as well as the BlackBerry KEYone does.

If you had asked me, or anyone, really, two years ago if I would be using a BlackBerry in 2018 I’d have quietly replied with a no. Like everyone else, I was sure the company was a goner and I hated thinking about that. BlackBerry was not only in financial trouble, but had a stigma following it through conversations on-  [Read More…]

Galaxy S8 review, one year later: Much cheaper, still fantastic

The Galaxy S8 is still a great phone, one year after release.

While the Galaxy S9 holds the lion’s share of our current attention, the Galaxy S8 is still chugging along. It’s been a year since the S8’s release, but it’s still worth your money today.

In fact, it may be worth your money more than the S9 is right now. The S9 has the benefit of newer hardware, better cameras, and… not much else, really. The S9 launched  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review: Still worth it in 2018?

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 came out just over a year ago, so why are we reviewing it now? Because it’s still one of the best options on the market due to its speed and beauty. Check out our full review for all of the details.

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Doodle Jump is still hopping nearly a decade on [Retro Review]

Revisiting one of the most iconic mobile games ever released.

Mobile gaming has come a long way since 2010 — thanks to the crazy processing power of modern smartphones, we’ve reached the point where you can play console-quality games on the go. And yet, there’s still something to be said for those games that offer a simple distraction in small doses.

Take Doodle Jump, a game that I was reminded of after seeing the arcade version at  [Read More…]

Are you still using the stock launcher on your Galaxy S9?

Samsung’s TouchWiz launcher isn’t the monster it’s made out to be.

While most everyone can agree that Samsung makes some of the best smartphone hardware around, the same isn’t true when talking about the software experience found on these devices. Some people love the Samsung Experience / TouchWiz interface, but on the other hand, there are folks that can’t stand it.

Now that the Galaxy S9‘s been out for a hot minute, we decided to check in  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5T review, 4 months later: Still the phone to beat

Four months after its release, the OnePlus 5T is still one of the best options in the $ 500 category.

Over the last three years, OnePlus managed to carve out a niche for itself by selling phones for a couple hundred dollars less than the likes of the flagships from Samsung, Google, and LG while offering the same top-of-the-line specs. The Chinese brand isn’t the first one to do so, as the likes of Huawei, Xiaomi, and  [Read More…]

Does phone brand loyalty still matter?

Why constrain yourself to only one manufacturer or software experience anymore?

In 2011, I remember setting up my first Android phone, the HTC Inspire, after trading my iPhone 4 away on Craigslist. I loved my iPhone at the time, but I’d spent so many hours watching videos and reading reviews on various Android devices that I just had to have one, and the Inspire looked like the perfect option.

I signed into my Google account, set up  [Read More…]

Everything the Samsung Themes engine still gets wrong on the Galaxy S9

Samsung Themes is the best of the bunch for Android system theming — but it still needs plenty of work.

When I came to Android, back in the Gingerbread era, the world was a dark and glorious place. Everything was black and blue and beautiful. Then the Material era came, and my darkness was stolen away and replaced with searing, sinister white and gray. I’ve begged for my dark theme to return to me ever since, even  [Read More…]

Chromecast is still the best hardware product Google has ever made

Google’s best selling product also happens to be a best-in-class product. Costing only $ 35 means we all can use it, too.

Google has had its hands in a lot of different products over the years. Most of Google’s endeavors have been software-based and some have become wildly popular, like Gmail or Android. Others were a bit more low key — does anyone remember Google Lively? It’s a story shared by many Silicon Valley businesses both large  [Read More…]