Tag Archive: Using


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…]

Fill up your $129 Galaxy Tab E tablet using the free $25 Google Play credit

Budget tablet with some free credit. Easy.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6-inch 16GB tablet is down to $ 129 with a $ 25 Google Play credit at Walmart. Walmart’s tablet here is slightly different from the regular Tab E, but it doesn’t seem to matter much in terms of performance.

A very similar Tab E goes for $ 200 at Best Buy and doesn’t even come with any extra credit. How dare they.

It has a  [Read More…]

Add voice control using a free Echo Dot with these Blink security systems

Upgrade your home security.

Whether you go for the white Blink indoor security cameras or the weather-resistant black Blink XT outdoor cameras, today you can get a free Echo Dot on any available bundle. The Echo Dot is currently $ 29.99 by itself. All you have to do is add it to your cart along with the Blink system you want and you’ll see the $ 29.99 taken off automatically when checking out.

The other nice thing  [Read More…]

OnePlus using the Snapdragon 855 to build Europe’s first 5G phone

OnePlus will release the first phone using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, and it will be ready for the UK’s EE 5G network.

EE, the UK’s largest carrier, recently announced its 5G plans and roadmap listing sixteen cities lined up for the 2019 launch. Today the carrier tells us that the network will also partner with OnePlus for a phone built with the Snapdragon 855 to use the new technology.

OnePlus CEO and founder Pete Lau and BT Consumer  [Read More…]

Sleep soundly and smartly using the $80 Withings Sleep Tracking Pad

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The Nokia Withings Sleep Tracking Pad has dropped in price significantly for the first time. Usually it costs $ 100, but today Amazon has knocked $ 20 off that price.

This under-the-mattress pad will monitor your sleep cycles, analyze your heart rate, detect snoring, and measure your sleep quality. It can even help you improve your sleeping habits. What’s more, it can act as a switch to control lights, music, and room temperature. Using something like  [Read More…]

US Mobile review: The best wireless service you’re not using

Fast data speeds, customizable plans, and reliable coverage make this a winner.

Although the United States may only consist of four main wireless service providers, there are a plethora of smaller MVNOs out there that piggyback off of The Big 4’s service and use it to offer cellular plans that are more affordable and contract-free. Some of the most popular include the likes of Mint Mobile, Ting, and Cricket Wireless, but today I’ll be talking about one  [Read More…]

What weather app are you using in late 2018?

So many weather apps, such little time.

There are a few essential applications that most people use every day, one of those being a reliable weather app.

A quick search on the Play Store will show tons of results for apps that can tell you the current temperature, upcoming forecasts, and a ton more, and with all of these apps serving the same general purpose, finding the one that’s just right for you can sometimes be a  [Read More…]

Spread holiday cheer by using Alexa to donate to Toys for Tots

‘Tis the season to give back.

Amazon’s Alexa devices have no shortage of useful skills, but this holiday season, a new one has been added. Simply say “Alexa, donate to Toys for Tots.” and your assistant will present you with an item that’s $ 20 or less and appropriate for a wide range of ages. Once you confirm your order, Alexa will ship the toy directly to Toys for Tots. It’ll also be matching the first $  [Read More…]

Why you should be using ethernet to play your PlayStation 4 online

Enjoy more network stability with an ethernet connection!

Getting a wired Ethernet connection setup for your PS4 isn’t always the easiest task to achieve. While setting up a wireless connection acquires little more than a wireless router, a hardwired connection can be a bit more complex. Depending on your situation you may need to go out and purchase a longer Ethernet cable and there may even be drilling required.

If setting up an Ethernet connection is such  [Read More…]