Tag Archive: They


Bixby Routines: How they work on the Galaxy S10

Bixby Routines is an interesting new feature that lets you automate various actions on your phone. For instance, you can set up a morning routine that will automatically pull up weather and calendar information at a predetermined time. The sheer simplicity combined with the endless customization on offer make routines a great new addition to the S10. But how does it all work?

What are Bixby Routines?

Bixby Routines is Samsung’s take on IFTTT (If This, Then That).  [Read More…]

For some people, their phone is the only computer they need

It’s not as crazy as it sounds, thanks to the right apps and services … and those gigantic displays.

I’m writing this blog post from my phone. Well, not completely from my phone as there’s a bit of formatting needed that’s just too difficult to do without a keyboard no matter how much Zanax there is in the world. But I’ve written enough of it to say that I did it from a phone and not feel  [Read More…]

Interstitial ads are terrible and they need to disappear

Interstitial ads are the modern equivalent of punch-the-monkey Flash banners and I’m sick of them.

Mobile Nations held a company-wide gathering recently. Most everyone from our company was there and it was awesome to see both the people I’ve met in person before and the ones I hadn’t. We’ve got a stupendous team and I love working with them. Great co-workers make this the best place to work I can imagine.

OK, enough gushing over all the  [Read More…]

Twitter for iOS now allows you to only see the latest tweets as they happen

All the way back in 2006, a little website by the name of Twitter was created. This July marks the 12-year anniversary of the social network, and since then, Twitter’s become one of the most popular apps/sites around.

Over the years, Twitter’s become the go-to place to learn about current events, new movie trailers, fresh memes, and to scream about politics with random people online.

Whatever you use Twitter for, here’s everything you need to know about it.

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Huawei’s Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are here and they are truly beastly

During a press event hosted today in London, Huawei unveiled its latest flagship Mate 20 series. We’re looking at two models, the standard Mate 20 which arrives with a tiny teardrop-shaped notch (aka dewdrop), and the more premium Mate 20 Pro which feature a regular-style notch.

The Mate series is Huawei’s answer to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Google’s Pixel 3 XL. Both devices feature large screens and are packed with top tech.

The two models have a few  [Read More…]

What are smart displays and what are they good for?

A new category of products has surfaced in recent months. If you follow tech somewhat, you’ve probably heard of the term “smart displays”.

But what exactly are smart displays and why should you really care about them? In this article, we take a look at this new type of gadget and see what sets it apart from the other available tech on the market.

The definition of smart displays

Smart Displays are basically virtual assistant-powered speakers that also feature a  [Read More…]

The new Snapchat Spectacles are here, and they look like normal sunglasses

Time to go on a Snapstreak.

Snapchat Spectacles have always been neat, but they’re about to get a whole lot cooler. Snap just rolled out two new styles of Snapchat Spectacles, called Veronica and Nico.

These feature the same things as the Spectacles 2 did. They basically record 10-second clips of video, which you can upload to your Snapchat account. You can also capture a photo with ’em. They’re great for recording events, adventures, vlogs, or just  [Read More…]

What are the Android Support Libraries and why are they important?

Android is a fragmented mess. There is no getting around this simple fact, and because of what Android is and how it’s distributed, it’s never going to change.

Once you face the simple truth that fragmentation is here to stay, you’re left with trying to find ways to mitigate it so that device makers can keep the freedom they currently have while app developers can build the newest, coolest things to install on them. That’s why Android  [Read More…]

How do they compare? UMIDIGI Z2 Pro vs Huawei P20 Pro (Promoted)

You might have already heard that UMIDIGI’s latest flagship, the Z2 Pro just went on sale a few days ago. The company is very proud of their latest achievement. In fact, UMIDIGI is so confident the Z2 Pro is going to blow away the competition that it has released a video in which it compares it against the Huawei P20 Pro.

It’s a short comparison clip which shows fans how the Z2 Pro stacks against Huawei’s latest flagship, a  [Read More…]

HTC U12+ review: They fixed the buttons! [Updated]

With the digital buttons fixed in software, it’s time to reconsider HTC’s 2018 flagship.

When we first reviewed HTC’s latest handset, its digital buttons were kind of a mess. But with a software fix now rolling out, the U12+ is well worth a second look.

HTC U12+

Price: $ 799

Bottom line: HTC’s new high-end offering is speedy, with impressive glass-backed designs and very  [Read More…]