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You can use these credit cards immediately after you are approved for them

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Sometimes you just want access to credit right away, but most credit cards do not offer the ability to use them until you receive the physical card  [Read More…]

Kids stuck at home? These Oculus Quest games will get them up and moving

Video games are amazing, but they usually don’t do a great job of burning up physical energy. That’s where VR and the Oculus Quest come in. If your kids are stuck at home and are bouncing off the walls, you can let them blow off some steam with the Oculus Quest. These games will get your kids and the family jumping, dancing, and spinning around.

Note: When you let kids use VR, remember to take breaks for ten minutes  [Read More…]

Do you keep apps open in the background or close them?

Let’s have a chat with the AC forums.

In the Android space, there are some questions that will be debated until the end of time. Should you charge your phone overnight? Is wired or wireless charging better? Do you keep your phone on silent or have the ringer on?

Among all of those, another topic that people often quarrel with revolves around applications — specifically, whether it’s best to keep all apps open in the background or  [Read More…]

PSA: Clorox wipes are awful for your phone and you shouldn’t use them

There’s a right and a wrong way to clean your phone.

We use and rely on our smartphones every single day, and with so much regular use, it’s only natural for them to get dirty. Knowing that it’s a good idea to clean/disinfect your phone is a great start, but it’s only half of the battle.

There is a right and a wrong way to clean your phone, and if you do it the wrong way, you  [Read More…]

The Feds can crack any iPhone but Androids still give them trouble

Nobody makes a tool to hack the phones nobody cares about.

What you need to know A government report details its capabilities in breaking phone encryption and acquiring data. All iOS devices are effectively crackable. Popular Android devices can be cracked but only select models.

While the FBI wages a court battle against phone manufacturers, our friends at Vice have found an interesting report from the Science and Technology branch of the Department of Homeland Security that  [Read More…]

The Play Store’s auto-playing videos will have a toggle to turn them off

It’s still in testing for now.

What you need to know Google has been experimenting with auto-playing videos in the Play Store since August. The company recently added a toggle turn the feature off by default. The change was supposed to officially roll out in September, but the company still hasn’t made it widely available.

Google’s making a change to the Play Store that most of us will probably not like. It’s been testing autoplay videos for  [Read More…]

What are Google Mobile Services (GMS) and why does my phone need them?

GMS and Google Play Services are what puts “Google” into an Android phone. It’s something you probably want to have and don’t want to install it yourself.

The announcement of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro has placed a new focus on what’s known as the GMS Core (Google Mobile Services) that’s in your phone. Since the Mate 30 Pro isn’t going to have it — at least for now — you might be wondering what it is,  [Read More…]

Oculus Quest devices are selling as fast as Facebook can make them

The Oculus Quest is selling so well that Facebook has a hard time keeping them in stock.

What you need to know The Oculus Quest is selling well, according to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The standalone headset has earned positive reviews from several outlets. Orders for the Oculus Quest are often delayed due to stock shortages.

The Oculus Quest is performing well according to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In the Facebook Q2 2019 Earnings call, Zuckerberg stated  [Read More…]

All the Exotics in Dauntless and how to get them

Having unique items in MMO’s is important and the Dauntless exotics are pretty great.

Tired of looking like everyone else in Ramsgate? You too can look unique with these powerful new Exotics in the world of Dauntless! That’s my salesman pitch for Exotics and why you might want them. Exotic armor and weapons have a few main reasons to exist; Power level, special abilities, and a unique look are the main three, but they are never easy  [Read More…]

All the HPWU for Android launch problems and how to fix them

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is here and it’s sure to liven up the weekend for many of us muggles. But as is often the case with the newest hot games for mobile, there are some bugs and gremlins running around ruining the fun for unsuspecting users. Here are all of the most common problems and great tips to fix them so you can get back to the fun.

Connection issues

Are you receiving messages like :Error has  [Read More…]