Tag Archive: Problem

Don’t want bulk? No problem with these thing Galaxy S20+ cases.

No matter your taste, your phone needs a case. This is a bit of a motto for me, but for glass-backed phones like the Galaxy S20+, you really do need at least a thin case to add some grip and give that glass back a minimum of scratch protection. Whether you like your thin case hard or soft, clear or colorful, there’s an option for everyone.

Almost invisible Totallee Thin Case

Staff pick

If you hate cases  [Read More…]

Samsung should have already solved the folding phone crease problem

A folding iPhone would be silly. But it wouldn’t have a crease down the center of the display.

Apple is probably never going to make a folding iPhone that magically turns into an iPad Mini when you open it up. It doesn’t need to, because it understands the value of proper tablet apps and can actually sell a few tablets each year because of it.

Samsung, on the other hand, was in the perfect position to make  [Read More…]

The EU’s decision to force USB-C is attempting to fix a solved problem

This is the goal we want, but not necessarily the best way to get there.

Those of us who have been using smartphones for several years know how frustrating the transition has been from proprietary chargers to Micro-USB and finally to USB-C. And even though most phones have moved to USB-C there are still many significant holdouts with Micro-USB — to say nothing of Apple’s ongoing use of Lightning. The European Union is fed up with it,  [Read More…]

Researching whether SMS 2FA is secure, researchers find a deeper problem

Also maybe don’t use text messages to verify your identity.

What you need to know Princeton researchers wanted to know if 2FA is secure using SMS as a factor. Researchers called carriers trying to transfer (steal) accounts to new SIM cards. Major carriers made it easy to steal prepaid accounts, confirming that SMS is not a secure 2FA method.

Researchers at Princeton University were questioning whether SMS text messaging is a secure authentication method to use as  [Read More…]

Disney+ doesn’t have a hacking problem — it has a password problem

Disney+ doesn’t have a hacking problem — but does have a password problem.

It’s not (totally) Disney’s fault if you’re reusing a weak password in the first place. But Disney also still has some work to do.

Repeat after me: “I will not use a password more than once. I will use a password manager of some kind to create strong, unique passwords. And I will, whenever possible, use some form of two-factor authentication.”

You should repeat  [Read More…]

This new Android Auto app fixes a problem Google created for newer phones

Android Auto will be replaced by Assistant Driving Mode in the future.

What you need to know Android Auto for phone screens has been released. The new app will allow users to access Android Auto again on their phones that lost access after the Android 10 update. Android Auto on phones is expected to be replaced by Assistant Driving Mode in the future.

Back in May 2019, Google announced at I/O that it would be replacing Android  [Read More…]

No headphone jack with the Pixel 4? No problem

The Pixel 4 doesn’t come with a pair of bundled earbuds in the box, so you’ll have to pick up a third-party option if you want to enjoy music on the go. Thankfully, there are plenty of great options available, with the Creative Outlier Air leading the pack with a 10-hour battery life and incredible sound.

Best Overall — Creative Outlier Air

Creative isn’t a brand you’d normally associate with true wireless earbuds, but the Outlier  [Read More…]

No iPhone, no problem: These are the best Apple Card alternatives

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Apple Card is bringing iPhone users credit card benefits like Daily Cash, money management tools built into the OS, a physical card made out of titanium, and security and privacy as a main feature of the card. One thing that it doesn’t bring, however, is the ability for  [Read More…]

Action Launcher v42 fixes my biggest problem with it

The standard Material color palette has been added to Quicktheme, meaning live wallpaper users can use something beyond basic black and white.

I’m a live wallpaper user, and have been for over a year now, and once I made the jump to KLWP, Action Launcher slipped out of my regular rotation because when you’re using Action Launcher with a live wallpaper, your color options in Quicktheme were based on the live wallpaper’s icon if you’re lucky and  [Read More…]

Sprint’s sub-6 GHz 5G network solves a coverage problem, not a speed one

This is the first 5G network I’ve tried that actually feels ready for consumer use.

Over the last few months, Verizon has gotten almost all of the press surrounding real-world 5G tests in America. I’ve tested Big Red’s Ultra Wideband 5G network in Chicago twice over the last few months, and while the second visit yielded far more impressive results than the first, one huge problem persisted through both tests: the millimeter wave technology Verizon uses for  [Read More…]