Tag Archive: Using

How to multitask using two or more apps on the Galaxy Fold

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold was designed with multitasking in mind — that means opening not one, not two, but three apps at once on the massive 7.3-inch display. To get the most out of your new phone/tablet hybrid, here’s how you multitask.

Products used in this guide Samsung’s first foldable: Samsung Galaxy Fold ($ 1,980 at Samsung) Swipe left (for multitasking)

One of the benefits of a big screen is that you can fill it with a  [Read More…]

What podcast app are you using in 2019?

Some recommendations from the AC forums.

If you’re like me, you listen to a lot of podcasts. Whether I’m driving, doing laundry, or cooking up dinner, I love having a good podcast to listen to.

Deciding what series to listen to is a big enough challenge on its own, but just as tough is figuring out what podcast app to use. From Google Podcasts to Pocket Casts, there are a lot of great options on the Play  [Read More…]

You’re using Google Keep wrong; Here’s how to do it right

Other than Evernote, the other most popular note-taking application for Android devices is Google Keep. Part of this is due to the fact that the app is pre-installed on many devices, while another reason is that the app comes directly from Google.

Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the best tips & tricks to fully maximize your experience and take full advantage of Google Keep. Chances are you’ve already spent some time with the app, having  [Read More…]

Police are using Google’s Timeline feature to collect location information

Another location feature that police are using to track individuals.

If you’re one of the millions of people with a Google account, you have a Google Maps Timeline. It might be blank — it’s tied to the Location History setting that caused more confusion than needed because of its name, and it checks in periodically on every mobile device tied to your account once you’ve agreed and opted in. For some people, this is helpful for things  [Read More…]

Control your speakers with your voice using the Echo Link Amp for $300

Unite your home under one smart system.

The Amazon Echo Link Amp is available for $ 299.99 today. This is a powerful device designed to bring smart functionality to your dumb speakers. That’s particularly awesome if you listen to music through a home theater system or powerful speakers that don’t have access to streaming services or voice control.

The Amp itself is a 60W 2-channel amplifier. You’ll be able to connect the Link Amp to your current  [Read More…]

Watch TV with a 35-mile range using AmazonBasics’ antenna for $14

HD TV for free.

The AmazonBasics 35-mile indoor TV antenna is down to $ 14.38 on Amazon. That’s a super inexpensive price for any cord cutters out there looking for a way to watch TV without a cable subscription. The antenna normally sells for around $ 20, and this is one of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen on it.

If you live anywhere near an urban center and have broadcast towers near you, the 35-mile range  [Read More…]

Using paddle adapters when playing Apex Legends is a smart move

Best answer: Only if you’re a serious competitive player. You don’t need them, but they definitely give players an advantage when utilized properly.

Buy controller paddles: Collective Minds Dominator Controller Adapter ($ 38 at Amazon)

Why are extra paddles on a controller useful?

When we play video games with a DualShock controller, we’re typically using only four fingers: our pointer fingers and our thumbs. There’s obviously more than four buttons on a controller, so you’ll be  [Read More…]

Control the ceiling fan with your voice using Lutron’s new smart controller

Works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri.

At CES 2019, Lutron announced a new member of the Caseta smart home lineup, a smart fan control switch. Well, that controller is now available at Home Depot for $ 59.95. You can pre-order it on Amazon at that price by itself or in a bundle that includes the Pico remote for $ 10 off, but neither page has a release date yet.

On the plus side, it looks like  [Read More…]

You really need a case if you’re using a Samsung Galaxy J8

The Galaxy J8 is a great budget phone that combines decent specs with a large 3500mAh battery. But as the screen is not protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass, you should use it with a case for added protection. Dretal’s $ 8 Carbon Fiber TPU Case is a solid option that combines a textured finish with all-around protection.

Everything you need Dretal Carbon Fiber TPU Case

This $ 8 TPU case features a textured finish that significantly  [Read More…]

Somehow, Alexa Skills are the best and worst parts of using Alexa

Amazon is still leading the charge in the AI assistant race in many ways. Compared to the closest competing assistants from Google and Apple, Alexa is offered on the largest line of Amazon smart home speakers and other smart home products.

Amazon Alexa Skills are another key feature that helps Alexa stand out from the competition. Amazon offers its Alexa Skills Kit to developers, giving them the ability to incorporate their products or services into the Alexa ecosystem.  [Read More…]