Tag Archive: Using


More Android phones are using encryption and lock screen security than ever before

An increasing number of people are making the right decisions.

We like to harp on security here from time to time, but it’s for good reason. Many often have a false sense of just how secure their private data is on their devices — that is, if they’re thinking about it at all. Your average smartphone user just wants to access the apps and people they care about, and not worry about security.

That’s why it was  [Read More…]

Using your phone on the job site: 5 apps for the hard worker

Work smarter with these five apps designed for the job site.

Android appeals to people from all walks of life. Your butcher, the young person at the register at Taco Bell, and all sorts of people you meet every day have an Android phone. That’s because a modern phone is totally a multi-tool and there’s an Android phone to fit everyone.

There are apps to fit everyone, too. We’re going to have a look at five of  [Read More…]

What keyboard are you using with your Galaxy S8?

The Galaxy S8 comes with a keyboard, but you may not want to use it.

There are so many keyboards available in the Play Store — sometimes it’s difficult to keep up with which one to download.

Things get confusing, especially for newer users, with the reality that most companies, from Samsung to LG to HTC, equips their phones with their own keyboards, often of very different quality.

Samsung’s built-in keyboard, the autocorrect algorithms of which are  [Read More…]

Using Android in the Microsoft ecosystem

Is it possible to comfortably use an Android while living in the Microsoft ecosystem?

More and more people are switching from Windows phone every day. I can tell, because people are constantly asking me which platform they should go for between iOS and Android. I’ve already written an article detailing my month-long experience with an iPhone in the Microsoft ecosystem, and now it’s Android’s turn, as so many of you requested.

In my mind, to truly experience  [Read More…]

Google Maps location sharing is an amazing feature you should consider using

Location services are the handiest smartphone feature to have on in the case of an emergency.

Last weekend, my mother totaled her car of 18 years. She’s fine, though she came out with a few scratches because of how tightly the seat belt had buckled her in during the impact. And though we’re still mourning the loss of a car we had made so many memories with, I also can’t help but think about how thankful I am for  [Read More…]

Will you be using a Galaxy S8 screen protector?

It’s a new year with a new Samsung flagship — and another curved screen to try and protect.

As we patiently wait for the release of the Samsung Galaxy S8, we’ve already started thinking ahead to all the awesome accessories that will help keep your new phone protected and looking stylish.

One key accessory that some folks absolutely swear by is a tempered glass screen protector. If you’ve spent any time in the Galaxy S7 forums this  [Read More…]

Why I’m going back to the HTC 10 after using the Pixel

I was so happy when I got the Pixel.

After months of dealing with Bluetooth reception spottiness on my HTC 10, I ordered a Google Pixel. I made sure to get the 128 GB model so that I could use it as a daily driver, something I never felt comfortable doing on the non-expandable 16 GB Nexus 5X. And my shiny silver Pixel has served me well this winter, but Spring has sprung, and with it, I’m  [Read More…]

Best Chrome extensions you didn’t know about but should be using

What are the best Chrome extensions I should be using?

Update 24 March 2017: We’ve refreshed this list to ensure you’re kept up to the latest when it comes to the best Chrome extensions you should be using.

The amount of time most people spend browsing the internet continues to rise each year, and Google’s Chrome browser attempts to be the most comfortable and versatile browser out there. To aid in its quest, Google allows for  [Read More…]

How to book an Uber using Google Maps

You can now book an Uber without ever leaving Google Maps.

Previous versions of Google Maps showed tariff estimates and wait times for ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, but an update rolled out earlier this year made it easier to book a ride without ever leaving Google Maps.

With the new ride services feature, you’ll see a price breakdown between various tiers, as well as a visual representation of drivers in your area. As long as  [Read More…]

Is using VR while high a good idea?

Is getting high and playing in VR really a good life choice?

Virtual Reality is able to transport you to entirely new worlds, sometimes with little more than a headset and a good pair of headphones. This offers up plenty of questions, including of course whether using VR while you are high is a good idea or not. After smoking with friends you might be tempted to jump into a game of Eagle’s Nest or Thumper, keeping  [Read More…]