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Is there any reason to get Verizon over Visible?

Enough of everything Visible

$ 40/mo. at Visible

Pros No contract Unlimited talk and text Unlimited LTE data Unlimited hotspot (5Mbps) Cons Fewer phones No 3G or roaming access

Visible has an impressive set of features, especially considering the price. With one of the largest LTE networks combined with an unlimited package including hotspot connectivity, Visible is about as close as it comes to hassle-free wireless.

More is more Verizon Wireless

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There are too many great phones to recommend a Mate 30 without Google apps

At this point, having Google services is an absolute requirement for buying a phone.

Once again, Huawei has made what looks to be an exceptional phone in the Mate 30 Pro (and even the standard Mate 30). Just like the P30 Pro and Mate 20 Pro before it, the latest Mate has exceptional design and hardware, the highest-end specs, and incredible photography capabilities. One thing it doesn’t have, however, is certification to run the Google Play Store  [Read More…]

There are a couple of steps you can take to play games when PSN is down

Best answer: Other than waiting for Sony engineers to fix any lingering PSN problems, you can always try going offline to play your games or resetting your router to see if that fixes the issue.

Online gaming: PlayStation Plus 12-month

How do I know when the PlayStation Network is down?

Sony has a website dedicated to the service status of PSN. If all services are up and running, you should be good to go. Sometimes only  [Read More…]

There are new iPhones coming: Here’s how to watch the event

There’s nothing like a little competition to keep things interesting.

Every September, like clockwork, Apple announces a bunch of new products, including new iPhones — three of them these days — along with new versions of the Apple Watch, iPads, Macs, and maybe even a new set of AirPods that everyone loves to hate.

Here’s how to follow along with the event in case you want to… vent.

Apple September 2019 Special Event Preview

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Is there a region lock on PS4 digital games?

Best answer: No, Sony has removed region locks for all PlayStation 4 games, which includes digital games. However, any DLC you buy will need to match the region of the game.

Top up your wallet: PlayStation Store gift card ($ 25 at Amazon) What is a region locked game?

Regional lockouts, or region coding, is a type of digital rights management that prevents the use of a product in certain regions. In games this typically means a  [Read More…]

Garmin refreshes GPS Forerunner smartwatches for all the runners out there

If you are a dedicated runner then you’ve problem heard of Garmin’s fitness lineup of watches. The company offers several options, with the Forerunner series being one of the more popular. Its announced additions to Forerunner GPS smartwatches and brand-new model lineup for the series for runners who don’t want to always carry their phones.

All the new models offer a fresh take on what Garmin already does exceptionally well. Dan Bartel, Garmin’s Vice President of Global Sales said it  [Read More…]

LG G8 review: Almost there, yet again

Another year, another phone that gets most of the way to the competition and stumbles in critical moments.

LG’s modus operandi since 2016 has been to steadily iterate on its flagship phone platforms. Its seemingly low level of commitment to pushing the envelope with its top-tier smartphones comports with its earnings: the company’s mobile division isn’t making money, and what chance it has of doing so lies in releasing low- and mid-tier devices through deep carrier partnerships rather  [Read More…]

Stadia promises an exciting future but everyone else needs to be there, too

It’s time for the gaming industry to grow up.

If you read my piece a few weeks ago about the greatest phone that ever existed (go ahead, fight me on it), you knew how excited I was for GDC. That’s because I knew Google was about to announce one of the biggest threats to the gaming industry’s status quo since Battle Royale games became mainstream.

Google’s Stadia, as it’s known, is very forward-thinking stuff. It’s a gaming  [Read More…]

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is official with four cameras, slider design, and barely there bezels

Xiaomi officially launched their Mi Mix 3 today incorporating a magnetic sliding 6.4-inch display. Making use of the slider design maximizes screen real estate providing a true 93.4 percent screen to body ratio without including an unsightly notch.

Without a cut out in the display to house the front-facing cameras you’re left with a near bezel-free screen. The cameras have to go somewhere though, and this is where the slider comes into play. In order to take a selfie, you’ll  [Read More…]

These Pixel 2 cases are so thin, you’ll forget they’re there

Cases can be bulky, boring, and ugly, so I can understand why so many choose to go naked and show off their phone’s full glory for the world to see. Even the thinnest of cases can offer some small protection from scuffs, chips, and smaller tumbles, and these ultra-thin cases for the Google Pixel 2 are so thin, you may even forget you’re wearing a case!

Like totally awesome Totallee Case

While it looks too thin  [Read More…]