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Best ways to secure and unlock your Galaxy Note 8

Any method that keeps your Note 8 locked is a good way, but some are better than others.

We’ve said it a million times (and we really mean it): your personal information, financial details, address book, photos and all the rest of the “stuff” on your phone should only be seen by people you want to see it. That means you should pay attention to the things apps you install want to do with all of it,  [Read More…]

Philips is upgrading the Hue line in all the best ways

There’s a whole lot of great news coming for Hue owners today.

Philips has announced updates across the entire Hue line of smart bulbs, making it easier to fill either a single room or a whole house with lots of new options. It’s the biggest update to the Hue lineup since the switch to the new square sync box, complete with pricing options that are slightly easier for new users to swallow.

Everything starts with  [Read More…]

Don’t go to a carrier just to get smartphone financing — there are better ways

There are better ways to buy a phone affordably than running to the nearest carrier stores.

Ever since traditional two-year phone contracts fell out of vogue, carriers have come up with new and inventive ways of locking you in. One of the best examples of this is a monthly installment payment plan for a new device. It’s so simple to walk into a carrier store and walk out with a phone for $ 0 down, paying that  [Read More…]

These are all the ways you can save data and monitor your data usage

Check how much data you’re using and control how it’s used with these simple tools.

Most people don’t need an unlimited data plan. With contract data plans offering up to 10GB per month and off-contract plans from carriers both big and small, there is a data plan that works for almost everyone and chances are using one will save you money. Add in free hotspots from your carrier or even your cable TV company and the need  [Read More…]

Google Maps’ Local Guides program gains additional levels, new ways to earn points

Local Guides in Google Maps just received a big update this week which adds more levels, and new ways of encouraging the community to contribute. If you haven’t heard of Local Guides before, this is a community-driven program that encourages users to update information in Google Maps by adding, modifying and reviewing places they visit […]

Best Ways to Keep Your Galaxy S8 Camera Lens Clean

If there’s one thing wrong with the Galaxy S8, it’s the placement of that fingerprint scanner so close to the camera.

I’m not about to rehash all that’s been written about the placement of the fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S8, but needless to say, if you’re using that feature to unlock your phone, your finger is going to frequently tap on the camera lens.

Maybe your fingers will develop the muscle memory to find the fingerprint  [Read More…]

The many, many ways of theming your Samsung Galaxy S8

Be different, not the same.

We strive for individuality in life, and nowhere should we strive for it more than in our phones, a digital extension of ourselves and for many an embodiment of our lives. Samsung gets this, which is why for the last few years, we’ve been able to theme the system and several core apps on the phone to match our tastes with Samsung Themes. This year, that theming reaches new heights and new  [Read More…]

Google Trips gets new ways to make your next vacation better

New features let you find and share everything easier to make a vacation stress-free like it should be.

Planning your vacation can be a lot of work. And when you’re done figuring it all out you need to get it organized and put somewhere that you can use it. Google Trips can help and some new features make it even easier.

Keeping track of your reservations is now easier because everything is in one place  [Read More…]

These are all the ways you can save data and monitor your data usage

Check how much data you’re using and control how it’s used with these simple tools.

Most people don’t need an unlimited data plan. With contract data plans offering up to 10GB per month and off-contract plans from carriers both big and small, there is a data plan that works for almost everyone and chances are using one will save you money. Add in free hotspots from your carrier or even your cable TV company and the need  [Read More…]

6 ways to make the Samsung Galaxy S8 work with Windows 10

If you’re getting a new Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone, these tips and tricks can help make the device work for you alongside your Windows 10 PC.

More than most Android phones, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is quite attractive to Microsoft fans.

The Galaxy S8 has plenty of Microsoft support built right in by way of preloaded apps and the Continuum-like DeX system. Aside from all that, here are some of the ways you’ll be able to use  [Read More…]