Tag Archive: Works

Snapdragon Wear 3300 reportedly in the works for a massive Wear OS upgrade

The Snapdragon 3300 will be based on a 12nm fabrication process.

What you need to know A new Snapdragon Wear processor has been spotted in a recent commit from Qualcomm. The Snapdragon Wear 3300 will be based off of the Snapdragon 429 and use a 12nm fabrication process that would result in faster performance and better battery life. The current Snapdragon Wear 3100 is a 28nm processor.

For years now, Google’s smartwatch platform — Wear OS — has  [Read More…]

The Razer Tetra is an ultra-light headset that works on all your devices

The Razer Tetra headset won’t get in the way of your surround sound system.

What you need to know The Razer Tetra single-ear headset focuses on picking up your voice and reducing ambient noise. The headset works with the Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, PCs, and mobile phones using a 3.5mm headphone jack. The headset is available for $ 30.

Razer announced the Razer Tetra gaming headset today. The single-ear headset helps deliver your voice to  [Read More…]

The Play Store’s dark theme now works on Samsung phones running Android Pie

It’s rolling out now as a server-side update.

What you need to know Samsung’s One UI night mode will automatically enable the Google Play Store dark theme. The Google Play Store is one of the few apps that only support system-level automatic theme switching. Google needs to flip the switch on the server-side for this to happen, so you may need to be patient.

Night mode has been all the rage lately. From various Google apps like  [Read More…]

What is Alexa? How it works and what it can do

Best answer: Alexa is Amazon’s cloud-based voice service platform that powers an entire smart device ecosystem. With its constantly-improving artificial intelligence capabilities, Alexa can respond to simple queries and perform complex routines to provide information, entertainment, and general assistance to its users.

Smart saver: Echo Dot (3rd Gen) ($ 50 at Amazon) Show me some more: Echo Show 5 ($ 90 at Amazon) What exactly is Alexa?

Alexa is an artificial intelligence (AI) service powered  [Read More…]

Does Visible work everywhere Verizon works?

Best answer: No. Visible doesn’t have the roaming agreements that Verizon Wireless has. Verizon customers can use another provider’s network in roaming, but Visible customers rely entirely on the Verizon network.

A fast and pure Android: Google Pixel 3a ($ 399 at Amazon) No carrier has 100% coverage

Most of the significant carriers rely on roaming to fill in coverage gaps. Paying another company for cellular service can be a waste of money, but for some areas,  [Read More…]

ET2 Lighting’s new collection works with Philips Hue and your smart home

Smart lighting can be beautiful.

ET2 Lighting has joined the Philips Hue ‘Friends with Hue’ program and added four new smart lighting fixtures designed to work with Philips Hue products and your smart home. Unlike most of the Philips Hue lineup that exists to add some smartness to your existing fixtures, ET2 Lighting is “bringing design-focused lighting concepts.”

Looks Good and Obeys your Commands ET2 Lighting iWood LED pendant light

Your smart home doesn’t have to be  [Read More…]

How do I confirm my phone works on Visible?

Best answer: If you want to bring an Android phone to Visible, you can confirm that it works by entering its IMEI number on Visible’s website. Alternatively, if you want to bring an iPhone over to Visible, it’s as easy as selecting your model and carrier it was previously used on.

Bring your own phone: Visible ($ 40/month at Visible) Works with Visible: Google Pixel 3a ($ 400 at Amazon) Use Visible’s compatibility checker

Visible allows you  [Read More…]

Gallery Go is a lightweight Google Photos app that works offline

Gallery Go lets you easily edit and organize your photos, and the app takes up just 10MB of storage.

What you need to know Google has launched Gallery Go, a lightweight Google Photos client for emerging markets. Like Photos, Gallery Go uses machine learning to organize and enhance your photos, but it is designed to work offline. Gallery Go joins the likes of Files by Google and Google Go, a suite of lightweight apps designed for entry-level  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo Show 5 works with Ring devices

Best answer: Yes, the Echo Show 5 allows you to interact with several different Ring products including the video doorbell, alarm system, and security cameras. However, you’ll first need to enable Ring abilities in your Alexa app.

Commander: Echo Show 5 ($ 90 at Amazon) Chime in: Ring Video Doorbell ($ 100 at Amazon) Sound the alert: Ring Alarm 5 Piece Kit ($ 200 at Amazon) Watch my back: Ring Floodlight Cam ($ 250 at Amazon) What  [Read More…]

Tello’s cell phone plans works for you, not against you

If you own a smartphone, there’s a high likelihood that you’ve signed an agreement with one of the major carrier brands. While these companies have earned solid reputations for their reliable service and pervasive network, they are also notorious for the old “nickel and dime” approach that siphons money from you, sometimes even your consent.

Try as you might, these big players often find a way to tie you up with a long-term commitment. Maybe it’s a two-year contract, maybe  [Read More…]