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5 ways the Lenovo Smart Display is better than the Amazon Echo Show

Despite being available for over a year, Amazon’s Echo Show doesn’t stand up against Lenovo’s Smart Display.

There’s a lot to like about the Lenovo Smart Display. It takes the smarts of Google Assistant and combines it brilliantly with a display and Google Cast functionality, which all comes together to make something genuinely enjoyable to use.

But it’s not the first product of its kind out there; in fact, Amazon has had its Echo Show on shelves  [Read More…]

The best ways to utilize the S Pen’s remote features on the Galaxy Note 9

The S Pen is more useful than ever before.

A Galaxy Note just isn’t complete without its accompanying S Pen, and that’s truer than ever with the Note 9, whose new and improved S Pen includes a supercapacitor that allows for Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity. That gives it the ability to control your phone from further away than ever before — you’re not limited to being just an inch or so away from the screen anymore, and  [Read More…]

4 ways Android apps make Chromebooks more like Windows PCs

Google markets Chromebooks as more secure, simpler to use, and easier to maintain than Windows PCs, but Android apps may have changed things.

Unfortunately for Google (and fortunately for Microsoft), Android apps on the Chrome OS chip away at Chromebooks’ touted advantages. Windows PCs have been the standard for personal computing for decades. Apple’s attempts to subvert Microsoft’s PC dominance with Macs have succeeded in only carving out a tiny niche alongside Redmond’s market dominance.

Google entered  [Read More…]

Best ways to customize and decorate your Oculus Go

Art can make anything beautiful, including your VR headsets!

Most of us love the sleek look of a plain gray headset, but some of us like a little more spark or a little more silliness. From custom art to safe stickers, I’m gonna show you how to make your Oculus Go one of a kind.

By the time you’re done checking out all your options, your creative energy will be bursting at the seams to put it  [Read More…]

Top 3 ways Fuchsia can be a better operating system than Android

Android’s successor has the potential to be damn exciting.

For the past couple of years, there’s been some talk about Google working on a mysterious new operating system by the name of Fuchsia. Fuchsia’s an all-new platform that will eventually replace Android as we know and love it today, and last week, a report came out claiming that Google will begin rolling out products with the OS in three years and then start using it as a  [Read More…]

Three ways Android Auto drives circles around Apple CarPlay

If you want to use your phone in the car, then Android is your best bet — and for many, it’s your only option.

Using your phone in the car is an often awkward and often downright dangerous task. No one in their right mind should be using their phone one-handed while they drive to text, call, or open up some music. With this in mind, both Google and Apple have standardized, easy-to-use car modes for their  [Read More…]

This Seagate Prime Day sale has a dozen ways to expand your storage

Save money on all kinds of storage.

This huge Seagate sale covers internal, external, portable drives, and drives meant to take a beating. Many of these are great low prices and most of them are only going to be on sale with an Amazon Prime membership.

Find the drive you need for the job you have. There are portable hard drives, LaCie rugged drives, and more. There are even huge 8TB desktop pass-through hubs on sale here  [Read More…]

5 ways we’d improve Google Assistant Routines

Routines looks to be a clean, simple way to take Android to the next level, but it’s got some obstacles to overcome first.

As long as we’ve had computers, we’ve dreamed of them being able to do everything for us effortlessly. Google Assistant even allows us to get a small taste of that, controlling our homes, giving us information about the world around us, keeping us on-task and on-time, and reminding us of all the wonderful things  [Read More…]

Best ways to watch the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Android

The first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is underway and the action is just starting to heat up. With 16 teams still in contention to raise Lord Stanley’s cup, there’s no better time to be sure you’ll be able to follow your team through the playoffs on your phone so you’ll never miss a moment of the action.

With the games being broadcast by NBC Sports in the U.S. and on Rogers Sportsnet up in Canada, you  [Read More…]

Top 3 ways to make Bixby more useful on the Galaxy S9

We can’t fix all of Bixby’s problems, but we can at least make it a little more useful.

If you bought a Galaxy S9 or S9+ in the last month, you’ve probably already gotten settled into one of the best Android experiences around. You’ve probably already captured dozens of photos with the incredible cameras Samsung placed on its latest flagships. You’ve probably already trained your phone to recognize your face, iris, and fingerprints so you never have  [Read More…]