Tag Archive: Using


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…]

How to group Sonos speakers using the Android app

If you have multiple Sonos speakers in your home, adding them to a group allows you to stream the same song or podcast simultaneously across all of them so you can listen to it everywhere. If you’re unsure how to use groups, we’ll be teaching you how to make one in the Sonos Android app!

Products used in this guide Amazon: Sonos One ($ 199) Amazon: Sonos Beam ($ 399) Google Play Store: Sonos Controller for Android (Free)  [Read More…]

I need to lose tons of weight, and here’s what I’m using to do it

And it’s not just a New Year’s resolution.

I very well could be 600 pounds. I wouldn’t know at this exact moment because there are few consumer-grade scales that can measure that much weight, but the last time I went to the doctor and got weighed, I had to drive to a specialty clinic where they had scales that didn’t top out at 400 pounds. I was mortified (and petrified) to learn I weighed well over 500  [Read More…]

How to monitor for water leaks using Samsung SmartThings

When it comes to using SmartThings, there really are a ton of options for monitoring your home and keeping you safe. One thing that often gets overlooked, however, are leaks. Whether it be old pipes, a washing machine, a hot water heater, or even an old fridge — leaks can happen at any time and either ruin your day or damage your property. Thankfully, the SmartThings Water Leak Sensor can give you peace of mind for just $  [Read More…]

Customize your tech using this Tacklife Engraver kit at a reduced price

That’s my purse. I don’t know you.

Amazon has the Tacklife Engraver Kit available for $ 12.94 when you use code Z73B9DI7 during checkout. That code gets you $ 5 off the normal price of this tool, which has received positive reviews so far.

This engraver comes with four extra tungsten carbide bits, as well as two stencils for letters, numbers, and shapes. You hold it like a pen, and the soft rubber handle keeps the work  [Read More…]

How to set up and start using your Fitbit

No matter if you’re trying to lose weight, be more active throughout the day, or anything else in between, Fitbits are a great way to help you achieve your goals. Excited to start using yours but need some help getting it set up for the first time? You’re in the right place.

Products used in this guide Fitbit: Fitbit Charge 3 ($ 150) Fitbit: Fitbit Versa ($ 200) How to download the Fitbit app for Android Open the  [Read More…]

Keep up with the times using this $35 Timex Weekender watch

Dooo you have the tiiiime?

Amazon is offering the Timex Weekender Chronograph 40mm Watch for $ 35.29 right now. This is an all-time low for the watch, which usually costs $ 52. It has excellent reviews too, and it’ll arrive before Christmas if you check out using Amazon Prime. A few of the colors are down to this price, so click through to see if your favorite is discounted.

The round dial features Arabic numerals, 24-hour military  [Read More…]

What texting app are you using in late 2018?

Checking in with the Android Central forums.

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and other similar apps are great tools for communicating with friends/family as an alternative to traditional texting. However, whether it be because you don’t want to force all the people you know to download a new app or something else, good-old SMS is still hard to beat.

The Play Store has long been filled with a large assortment of various texting apps that try to deliver a  [Read More…]

What is Chromium and why is Microsoft using it for Edge?

Chromium isn’t just another Google product — it can be anything you want it to be thanks to its open-source license.

Microsoft’s announcement that it will rebuild its Edge browser using Chromium was a bit of a shocker. It almost sounds like Microsoft has decided to let Google build the web browser of choice for Windows computers, and that’s a change that would affect a couple billion people, most of which wouldn’t even know, as long as  [Read More…]