Tag Archive: Used


Pixel 2 portrait mode can now be used on certain non-Google phones

Thank goodness for ports.

Portrait mode on the Pixel 2 is one of the things that continues to impress me on the phone even after months of using it, and it’s something that was recently ported over to the first-generation Pixel, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X as an update to Charles Chow’s Camera NX app. Now, thanks to another developer by the name of Arnova8G2 on the XDA Developers forums, the Pixel 2’s portrait mode can be used on  [Read More…]

Best Places to Buy a Used Phone

Buying a used phone doesn’t have to be overly complicated or stressful.

The used phone market is an iceberg; you can only see the tip sticking out of the water, but it goes far deeper than you can imagine. This bears out in a recent Deloitte report that claims the used phone market grew to 120 million units in 2016, generating $ 17 billion for their owners. That number is only going to get bigger faster, too:  [Read More…]

5 Important Considerations When Buying a Used Phone

Buying a used phone can be a heck of a deal, but you need to know what to look out for!

When it’s time to upgrade your phone, most of us will go to our carriers and see what deals they have to offer — but don’t forget about the bustling used smartphone market. You can find your next great phone at a discounted price by buying used, but we’ve got some tips to consider before hopping  [Read More…]

I used the LG G6 as my only camera on vacation and it was great

Smartphone cameras are so damn good in 2017 that it’s increasingly difficult to justify carrying my standalone camera.

I just returned from an excellent two-week vacation that took my girlfriend and I to Paris, Munich, Venice, and Rome. In the days leading up to the vacation, in which I had to pack two weeks’ worth of clothing and necessities into just an international carry-on roller bag and a messenger bag, I had the difficult decision of whether  [Read More…]

Where to find used Android Wear watches

You can save a bunch of cash if you know where to look.

Android Wear 2.0 is here, and that means a lot of early adopters will be selling their perfectly fine watches to help fund a new one. Plenty of them will also be updated to Android Wear 2.0, so this is a good chance to score a new-to-you piece of Android for your wrist!

The trick is knowing where to look. I was poking around  [Read More…]

Sprint customers used 5TB of data at the 2017 Super Bowl

That’s a lot of data!

Sprint dropped a press release about customer data usage at the big game and the ways they were able to provide enough of it.

Customers used almost 5TB of data inside and directly adjacent to the Houston stadium on February 5. That’s three times as much as the 2016 Super Bowl and eight times more than the 2015 game. And the network speed was nothing to sneeze at, either.

Network speeds varied  [Read More…]

Russian Hackers used Android malware to track Ukrainian artillery

More proof that you need to be extra careful downloading apps online.

Android software is everywhere these days, even finding use on modern battlefields. And just like the apps on your smartphone, downloading potentially compromised .APKs from unofficial sources can lead to unforeseen consequences.

A new report from American cybersecurity technology company CrowdStrike found that a hacker group known as Fancy Bear embedded a malware implant known as X-Agent into an Android app used by the  [Read More…]

Three situations when a VPS Server should be used for your website

A Virtual Private Server is a virtual machine that runs its copy of an operating system and allows users to have administrator access to that operating system. This means that users can install software running on the operating system. To put this into perspective for web developers, it means that a hosting company can, on

‘Gooligan’ Android malware used to compromise Google accounts

Malware used existing root exploits to target Jelly Bean, KitKat and Lollipop devices, racking up fake installations and reviews on Google Play.

Security firm Check Point has revealed a new malware campaign involving using malicious apps to root Android devices, steal Google authentication tokens and illegitimately rack up installation numbers and review scores for other apps.

The malware, dubbed “Gooligan” by Check Point, uses known vulnerabilities to get obtain root access — complete control — over  [Read More…]

I used a Pixel XL for 4 days and all I want is a Note 7

In many ways, Google Pixel is the best phone I’ve ever used. However…

Google Pixel is priced at a point where people expect a premium experience — and in many ways, Google has delivered. The aluminum body looks and feels nice, the software is incredibly smooth and capable, the camera is out of this world excellent almost every time, and the battery life is on the higher end of functional. This is a great phone, and  [Read More…]