Tag Archive: Work


There’s been a lot of work on Bluetooth in Android O, but we haven’t seen it yet

Tricks learned writing the software for the Pixel can hopefully make Bluetooth faster, stronger, and better.

In their Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session today, the Google team takes on Bluetooth. Specifically, if Android O can make it suck less.

The team is aware of all the Bluetooth errors and inconsistencies evident on many Android phones and have used a trick they learned while writing the new system elements for Android N on the Pixel.

Tim Murray: The Android  [Read More…]

These products and services work with Google Home

Which products and services work with Google Home?

Google first introduced Google Home to the world back in May at Google I/O 2016, later revealing the final product alongside the Pixel in October. From everything we’ve seen, Google Home seems primed to eventually link up with any smart device in your home and allow you to control everything with just the sound of your voice.

Google has announced which products and services will be supported at launch,  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s ambitious new fingerprint sensors work through touchscreens

Qualcomm wants you to unlock your phone in ways you haven’t before.

Qualcomm wants in on the fingerprint sensor madness, since every phone these days has one — or should — and the company basically owns every other part of the animal, so why not another?

Dubbed Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors, the term encompasses three main input methods: Display, Metal, and Glass. The first is both the most interesting and requires the longest wait, since it represents the  [Read More…]

Your Amazon Echo devices can now work as a home intercom system

Have more than one Amazon Echo around the house? Well, Amazon is gearing up to release a new feature that will allow you to use them as a connected intercom. The feature will become available across Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show devices and you should expect to see it arrive within the next few […]

What is Project Fi, how does it work and why do I want it?

Google’s own carrier offering definitely has some appeal.

If you’re an Android enthusiast, you’ve likely already heard of Project Fi. But that doesn’t mean you necessarily know everything about it, so we’re here to give you the high-level look at the carrier option that comes directly from Google. Namely, just what the heck it is, how it works compared to other carriers and maybe a few reasons why you’d want to try it.

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Will the OnePlus 5 work on Verizon? Not really

Unlike its previous OnePlus 3T, this year OnePlus announced the new OnePlus 5 will be released in one version for the entire world. The phone boasts 34 distinct cellular bands thus covering at least one band in every country, but even so, folks on certain networks might not be able to use OnePlus’ latest and […]

Work Towards Cisco Certification with this Comprehensive Training suite

Getting ready for a career change, or ready to take your current one to the next level? If so, you’ve got some studying ahead, lots of prep work, and maybe even a large cost associated with the choice.

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You don’t have to spend a fortune in order to get ready for the next step in your career, especially with this Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Training Suite which is currently  [Read More…]

Essential Phone will work on all four major US carriers

A smartphone that works across both GSM and CDMA carriers is not a common find. The Nexus and Pixel line of devices feature both sets of radios, as well as some Motorola phones, but you still have to choose one or the other with most phones these days.

The Essential Phone was just announced and it looks beautiful. It advertises compatibility with all four major carriers, and now three of the four have confirmed that the device will function on  [Read More…]

Grace Digital BTTV 100 Bluetooth TV speaker review: Awesome concept, but needs some work

I don’t know about you, but I never seem to be satisfied with the current audio solutions that I have. Right now, I have a decent receiver running the show, but it’s nothing special and it comes with its own challenges. Since I have a smart TV, I’ve been keeping my eye on Bluetooth products […]

How do apps work on Samsung DeX?

A full-featured desktop operating system embedded into your smartphone? It’s nearly possible with Samsung DeX.

The idea of using your smartphone to unlock a desktop operating system might sound absurd at first, but what if you could do that for a bit of extra money?

For $ 150, you can purchase the Samsung DeX dock to unlock the desktop operating system hidden deep within the depths of the code on your Galaxy S8 or S8+. The DeX  [Read More…]