Tag Archive: Using


Get the most of your OnePlus 6 using these tricks

The latest OnePlus flagship, the OnePlus 6, is a tremendous smartphone coming with a beautiful display, much-improved camera and new glass body.

And, even if the new phone shares a lot of features with its predecessors, it still manages to squeeze in a few new tricks. So, if you just picked up your OnePlus 6 or have had it since launch day, here are some OxygenOS tricks you might want to try out on your brand new device.

Notch, be  [Read More…]

Using Google services on a Chromebox vs. Samsung DeX

The best thing about Google’s services is they truly work anywhere. I don’t have to use a specific operating system — or even a specific web browser. If I have an Internet connection, I can get to my documents and be productive. This extend to my phone’s screen — typing on a six-inch phone takes longer than it does on a proper laptop, but it’s better than nothing.

Samsung’s DeX mode is a great way to have a  [Read More…]

Are you using Bixby on the Galaxy Note 9?

Here’s what kind of impact Bixby 2.0 is having on Note 9 users.

It’s no surprise at this point that the Galaxy Note 9 has a lot going for it. There’s the huge display, all-new S Pen features, iris scanning, etc. However, one goodie that is easy to overlook is the revamped Bixby 2.0 experience.

The Note 9 is the first phone to ship with Bixby 2.0, and with this upgrade, Samsung promises faster performance, more contextual  [Read More…]

Is anyone using the Galaxy Note 9 without a case or skin?

According to the AC forums, it sure doesn’t look like it.

Without a doubt, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 is one of the most eye-catching phones you can buy right now. Its all-glass back and curved 6.4-inch display look fantastic, but at the same time, also make the Note 9 incredibly fragile.

The Note 9 is one of those devices that almost everyone should use a case or skin with, but is there anyone out there that’s brave  [Read More…]

How to send and request money using Google Pay

Bob still owe you for pizza last night? Send him this article.

If you’ve got an Android phone, Google Pay is the go-to app for all things mobile payments. You can use it to pay for things at stores that accept NFC, store your boarding passes and event tickets, house your gift cards, and send money to friends/family.

There are a number of apps that allow you to send and receive money from your contacts, but the  [Read More…]

Google may soon let you run Windows 10 on Chromebooks using ‘Campfire’

Campfire — Google’s version of Apple’s Boot Camp — could be just on the horizon.

Google was discovered to be getting Windows 10 certification for its Pixelbook earlier this year, and thanks to the folks at XDA Developers, we now have more details on Google’s vision for bringing Windows 10 to not just the Pixelbook, but other Chromebooks as well through a new service called “Campfire.”

Similar to Apple’s Boot Camp, Campfire will allow users to have  [Read More…]

There are still a few idiots left using the Galaxy Note 7

Please stop.

By now, most of the average phone-buying public has forgotten about the whole Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. That thing where many Note 7s had batteries that failed (sometimes dangerously), leading to a recall and replacement program, which was followed again by the new units failing just as spectacularly.

Samsung, carriers and local regulatory bodies have gone to extensive lengths to make Galaxy Note 7s unusable. It started with a software push that nagged you to  [Read More…]

Are you using a case or skin on your Galaxy Note 8?

To case or not to case.

Even though we’re less than a month away from Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 event, the Note 8 is still one heck of a phone. It’s powerful, has a gorgeous display, and features a design that looks just as modern as anything else on the market.

The Note 8’s glass back and curved edges on its screen are undeniably stunning, but they also result in a phone that’s not as durable as  [Read More…]

Save an additional 20% on your Prime Day purchases by using American Express Reward points

The savings just keep piling up.

We already know that we will see millions of deals across the world on Prime Day, but did you know that you could drop the prices even lower by just shopping with your American Express points? Amazon frequently offers an additional percentage off select purchases when you checkout and pay for part of the transaction using your Rewards points, and come Prime Day, the company is offering 20% off on a variety of  [Read More…]

How to send texts from your desktop using Android Messages

06Last month, Google started rolling out “Messages for Web” support for all Android users.

While Apple iPhone owners have long been able to use iMessages on Mac, Android users are only now getting a similar functionality. Basically, the new tool allows to send text messages from any web browser, so you don’t have to keep reaching for your phone.

Over the years, Google launched a number of messaging apps, but none proved too popular. With Android Messages, which is the  [Read More…]