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Turn your phone into a desktop PC with the $42 Samsung DeX Station

Try a new experience.

The Samsung DeX Station Desktop Experience is down to $ 41.99 on Amazon, which is a new all-time low price. It has been selling between $ 70 and $ 100 for the last few months and hadn’t dropped below $ 70 until a couple of months ago.

This device converts your smartphone into a desktop. It works with plenty of models including the Galaxy Note8, S8 and S9, and the Plus versions. It  [Read More…]

The Pixel Stand could turn your Pixel 3 into a smart display

At this point, you might think we know everything we could know about the upcoming Pixel 3 launch. We’ve seen the Pixel 3 XL from every angle, we know the specs, we even know when and where it will be launched.

It turns out there is still more to learn. A clever developer over at XDA that goes by the username Quinny899 has found a hidden gem hidden in the Google App. By tricking the Google App into thinking a  [Read More…]

Here’s how to turn your Oculus Go into an external display for your PC

The Oculus Go is a portable VR system that gets rid of the need for cables while still offering a powerful and immersive experience. Thanks to a free app called Bigscreen, you can stream your PC’s display output to the Oculus Go, essentially making it an external display that you wear on your face.

Products Used In This Guide Amazon: Oculus Go (From $ 199) Steam: Bigscreen Beta for PC (Free) Oculus: Bigscreen Beta for Oculus Go (Free)  [Read More…]

Google still tracks your location even when you turn off Location History

Mother Google is always watching.

Google Maps is filled with all sorts of tools/features to help you navigate the world around you, one of which is something called “Your Timeline.” Your Timeline uses Location History to create a private view of your exact whereabouts on any given day, and while it’s a pretty neat feature, can be a bit much for privacy-conscious users.

You can disable this by turning off Location History for your Google account, but  [Read More…]

How to manually turn on dark mode in Android P

Let’s do this thing.

Beta 3 / Developer Preview 4 for Android P is officially here, and while it’s not a drastic change over the previous version, there is one highlight feature worth pointing out — a manual dark mode. Google told us this was coming in mid-June, and now that that day has finally arrived, we’re here to tell you just how to enable it.

In order for this to work, you’ll need to have a  [Read More…]

Turn your phone into a desktop PC with the $57 Samsung DeX Station

Try a new experience.

The Samsung DeX Station Desktop Experience is down to $ 57 on Amazon, which is the lowest price we’ve ever seen. It has been selling between $ 80 and $ 86 for the last few months and hasn’t dropped below $ 70 until now.

This device converts your smartphone into a desktop. It works with plenty of models including the Galaxy Note8, S8 and S9, and the Plus versions. It has a built-in  [Read More…]

How to turn on YouTube’s reminders to stop watching videos

Seriously, just go outside or something.

Of all the apps on my phone, one of my most used ones is easily YouTube. Whether I’m catching up on Good Mythical Morning with my cereal before work or taking a break to see what’s going on with 368, I often find myself glued to my phone going through everything new in my subscription feed.

I try to be as conscious as possible of my smartphone usage, and while I  [Read More…]

How to turn off autoplay videos in the YouTube app

If autoplay videos aren’t for you, this is how you can disable them.

Autoplay videos. That’s a phrase we’ve learned to loathe over the years, and like it or not, they’re now making their way to more and more users in the Android YouTube app.

Google began testing automatically-playing videos on the homepage of YouTube for Android users last October, but this feature recently started being more widely released. It’s not very obtrusive seeing as how subtitles  [Read More…]

Turn your existing desk into a standing one with this $141 converter

Sit less, stand more.

This AmazonBasics sit/stand converter lets you turn your current sitting desk into a standing one with ease. When it was first released, this adjustable stand sold for around $ 220, and today’s price drop makes it the most affordable it has ever been.

It has a 20-pound maximum capacity, but that should be enough to accommodate your laptop, monitor, keyboard, mouse and more. There are two built-in clips to make cable management easy,  [Read More…]

Google prepares to turn Android Messages into a true iMessage competitor

A desktop client, texting over Wi-Fi, making payments to businesses, and more is in the works.

In the great debate of Android vs. iOS, one thing that iPhone users often tout is that they can’t imagine switching to a Galaxy Note 8 or Pixel 2 because Android doesn’t have iMessage. While Apple will likely never add an iMessage app to the Play Store, it looks like Google may be taking matters into its own hands.

The folks  [Read More…]