Tag Archive: Ready


Here’s how to get your OnePlus phone ready for reuse or resell

Even if you aren’t planning on handing down or reselling your old OnePlus phone, it’s still a good idea to back it up in case you need to restore your data and settings. Thankfully, Google and OnePlus have made this process extremely easy. I’ll show you what you need to do to get your OnePlus phone backed up and ready to restore.

How to backup and restore your OnePlus phone Open the Settings app or swipe down from  [Read More…]

Sundar Pichai isn’t ready for Google employees to work from home full-time

Google will always need an in-person, human element.

What you need to know Wired recently interviewed Google CEO Sundar Pichai, covering a wide range of topics. Pichai talked about Google’s response to the pandemic, contact tracing, etc. Once all is said and done, Pichai doesn’t see Google becoming a 100% remote company.

We talk a lot about Google here on AC, and as with any company we often discuss, it’s important to have a better understanding of  [Read More…]

Review: Ready for Final Fantasy 7 to define yet another generation?

I’ve just come out of the other side of Final Fantasy VII Remake. I am blown away.

As I write this, I have quite literally just finished Final Fantasy VII Remake, which has been in development at Square Enix for several years.

Based on the legendary title of the same name from 1997, a potential Final Fantasy VII Remake had been rumored for well over a decade before finally breaking cover at E3 back in 2015. The  [Read More…]

Get your wallet ready — the Galaxy Z Flip is restocking just after midnight

What you need to know The Galaxy Z Flip will be in stock and ready to ship at 12:01 AM EST tomorrow, February 21st. This comes after the Z Flip sold out nationwide in under half an hour during its initial launch last week. It’ll likely sell out quickly again. You’ll want to act quickly.

Last week’s launch of the Galaxy Z Flip left plenty of tech enthusiasts disappointed after the foldable sold out within just  [Read More…]

The new Skagen Falster 3 is bigger, better, and ready for new bands

The Skagen Falster 3 has arrived and it’s better than ever. In addition to some major software upgrades, the watch itself is bigger. Now in a 42 mm case, the new edition is compatible with 22 mm bands. Whether you just bought the watch or you’re looking to stock up on some amazing bands first, we’ve got what you need. Whether you’re dressing up for a special event or you’re hitting the gym, you’ll be able to find a band  [Read More…]

Ready to ditch Sonos? There are the best alternatives

Now more than ever before, speakers are more than just a singular tool for listening to your favorite music. Modern speakers often have built-in ways to play songs from your preferred streaming service, talk to digital assistants, and connect to other speakers in your home for multi-room audio. Sonos has become one of the most popular brands in the current speaker world, offering a multi-room system that’s proven to be among the best out there. However, if you’re  [Read More…]

I, for one, am ready for our wireless charging future

Your phone is just sitting there when it could be charging

This holiday season I received the gift of wireless-ness. I bought three Anker wireless charging stands and I’m going to buy three more Anker charging pads. I already have a bedside light with a wireless charging pad built in.

I have four (soon seven) wireless chargers in my house. I have two next to the couch, one on each side of the bed, and I’ll soon  [Read More…]

Get ready for the worst kind of 2010s throwback: long, horrible phone names

Of all the trends from the early 2010s we could resurrect, why did have to be these abominable phone names?!

My very first Android phone was a Samsung Captivate Glide. I called it Soarin. I had to; calling it the Captivate Glide just felt ridiculous. The Samsung Captivate Glide was the QWERTY Keyboard variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II. The Glide was the follow-up to the Samsung Captivate, the AT&T-tailored version of the original Galaxy S,  [Read More…]

Google’s AirDrop alternative — Nearby Share — is almost ready for launch

The new name reveals some important details about the new service’s scope and purpose.

What you need to know Google has renamed Fast Share to Nearby Share, a name that better fits the upcoming service’s purpose and scope. Nearby Share is similar to Apple’s AirDrop in that it provides a simple way for users to share information between nearby devices. There’s no launch date for the service, and it’s not yet known how Google plans to deliver  [Read More…]

Is Alexa finally ready to become our car copilot?

We’ve got Android Auto and CarPlay, but why not a real Alexa Auto?

For several years now I’ve longed for the heads up displays (HUDs) and infotainment systems that I’d see in my rental cars or from my friends’ rides that have built-in Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, and I’ve vowed that my next vehicle will have something like that. However, what I really want is the option to have either of those two great platforms and/or  [Read More…]