Tag Archive: Universal


T-Mobile is finally adopting Google’s RCS Universal Profile

The Un-Carrier’s network will support the standard in Q2 of this year.

Over the last couple years, there’s been a lot of talk about Rich Communication Services — or RCS for short. RCS is the next evolution of traditional SMS texting, and it allows for advanced messaging features like high-quality image sharing, notifications when someone’s read your message, typing indicators, and more. On March 13, 2018, T-Mobile announced that it was officially joining Google and GSMA’s RCS Universal Profile.

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Best Universal Lenses for Android Phones in 2018

What are the best universal lenses for Android phones?

Your Android phone already captures beautiful photos, but artificially distorting the photo to add a fisheye, wide-angle, or macro look to your photos afterwards — something a smartphone can’t shoot normally — ruins the quality and feel.

Instead, using external, universal lenses are a great way to shoot creatively with your Android phone. All you need to do is attach the lens, aim, and start shooting your photography  [Read More…]

Best Universal Remote for NVIDIA Shield TV

Shield TV is the best Android TV box you can get. You need a remote control that complements it.

So you’ve got an NVIDIA Shield TV. Congrats — you own the own Android TV box I think you should consider purchasing. And along with Shield TV comes a sexy little remote control. So little, in fact, that I can’t find mine anymore. It’s probably somewhere in the house — but damned if I know where.

The good news  [Read More…]

The Best Universal Remotes

You don’t have to go too far to find a really good universal remote control. And, in fact, you’ve got some really options.

Remote controls, as a general rule, suck. It’s not a matter of your device — stereo, TV, set-top box, whatever — having a good remote. It’s more of “OK, which is the least worst?” … and “How many do I have to keep on hand?”

Universal remotes changed all that. Though for years and years they also were  [Read More…]

This $12 universal dash smartphone clip mount keeps you safe and legal (Deal of the Day)

Keep your eyes on the road without having to sacrifice your navigation with this universal smartphone clip. This holder clips onto your dashboard and allows you to adjust your phone’s angle for your best view.

Logitech Universal Folio review

Look back around five years ago and you may recall that tablets were all the rage. Nearly every person we know was looking to add one to the house or office. And why not? The average phone screen was maxed out around 4.5-inches; laptops were expensive, and Chromebooks were just taking off. In other words, […]

Best Universal Car Mounts

Keep your phone safely in sight and secure with a car mount.

Update June 2017: Added the Nite Ize Steelie to the list and added a note about windshield mounts.

When you’re on the go, your phone is more than just a tool for keeping in touch. It’s your road trip playlist and your GPS, too. For safety’s sake, mounting your phone to your dashboard, windshield, or air vents is the best way to keep it  [Read More…]

Digital Depth’s new ALL Controller is an universal gamepad

I know what you are thinking….. Yet another fly by night idea landing on Kickstarter looking to entice us into parting with our hard earned cash, when the product hasn’t even been made yet. The past few years have shown us two things, a publicly funded project has the ability to be both a outrageously […]

Logitech Harmony paired with Android is the ultimate universal remote

If you spend a lot of time in the living room with a lot of entertainment devices, the Logitech Harmony system is a worthy investment.

I once owned a universal remote that I’m pretty sure was the size of a shoebox. That’s how I remember it, anyway — a definite two-hander with a large screen (for the time) and very few physical buttons. Something like this.

It was awful. Awful setup and not much better to use. But it  [Read More…]

Snapchat’s Universal Search is everything we ever wanted

Search for friends, content creators, groups and more with Snapchat’s newest universal search feature!

While Snapchat is arguably one of the best things to come out of social media, well, ever, its interface and easy searchability have been seriously lacking.

In an interview with TechCrunch, Snapchat mentioned that it’s rolling out a new interface that’s designed for efficiency and speed, making it easy to find what you’re looking for so you can get back to  [Read More…]