Tag Archive: Using


Huawei gets banned from using microSD cards in future smartphones

The company was also “temporarily restricted” from the Wi-Fi Alliance.

What you need to know Huawei has been banned from being a member of the SD Association. This means future Huawei phones likely won’t be able to use microSD cards. The Wi-Fi Alliance also “temporarily restricted” Huawei.

This past week’s been a tough one for Huawei. The Trump Administration banned the company from working with U.S. suppliers, meaning that Huawei’s relationship with Google will effectively end after  [Read More…]

Of course Google tracks your purchase history using Gmail

Yes Google collects purchase data, because it always has, and that’s not all it collects.

CNBC seems to think it’s breaking some sort of news in pointing out the fact that Google uses Gmail to track your online purchase history. The revelation comes from seeing a (relatively) new Google Account page that lets you view every purchase that Google has stored, which rightfully bothers some who didn’t realize this was something Google was collecting; or, at least  [Read More…]

Android Q’s ‘Adaptive Sleep’ could keep your screen awake while using it

It’s only showing up in Beta 3 for some users.

If you’ve ever been frustrated by your phone going to sleep on you while in the middle of reading an article, Android Q might just have a new feature for you.

Some users are reporting seeing an option called Adaptive Sleep in the new Android Q Beta 3 update. According to the description, “Your screen would not dim and go to sleep if the device detects your  [Read More…]

Is anyone still using an LG V20 in 2019?

Believe it or not, some people are.

When LG launched the V20 back in 2016, the phone was met with a lot of positive feedback. Power users loved it thanks to the removable battery, headphone jack, and expandable storage, whereas LG tried to appeal to mainstream consumers too with the dual rear cameras and secondary ticker display.

A lot has changed since the V20 was released, and all these years later, some AC forum members decided to  [Read More…]

Check out these magazine covers that were shot using the OnePlus 7 Pro

Harper’s Bazaar India cover shows what the OnePlus 7 Pro can do with no digital retouching.

With the May 14 OnePlus 7 announcement swiftly approaching, the marketing team is in full swing. This time around, OnePlus partnered with Harper’s Bazaar India and GQ India for the magazines’ May 2019 cover shots.

Harper’s Bazaar cover stands out because it states the photo is not filtered or digitally altered. The photo is of actress and activist Jameela Jamil  [Read More…]

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…]