Tag Archive: small

Instagram wants its new stickers to help keep small businesses afloat

Restaurants have been badly hit by the necessary physical distancing measures governments have adopted.

What you need to know Instagram is enabling fundraising and food order stickers to support small businesses. It’ll partner with established services like ChowNow to enable food delivery in cities. The service will roll out in the U.S. and Canada first, with other countries earmarked to receive support in the coming weeks.

At a time where restaurants and small businesses are essentially out  [Read More…]

Eero Pro review: An excellent mesh router, but overkill for small spaces

One of the best mesh routers, but the next-gen version may offer better value.

Eero is one of the best-known names in mesh networking, and for good reason. It’s a router system that’s both simple and powerful, and one that makes it easy to configure as big as your house (and beyond) requires without adding needless complication.

The original eero Pro system has been around quite a long time, and there’s even a newer (and less expensive)  [Read More…]

Foldables prove we can do small phones and choose not to

Pockets are only part of the reason I want a smaller phone in my life.

A history of the folding phone Galaxy Z Flip vs. Moto RAZR Why your next phone should be a foldable Why your next phone shouldn’t be a foldable Our phones are our most important fashion accessory The clamshell foldable is the new ‘small’ phone All the differences between foldable devices Should you buy a foldable phone in 2020?

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If you want a small phone, a clamshell foldable is your best bet

Finally, a smartphone that fits in my pockets! It’s a miracle!

A history of the folding phone Galaxy Z Flip vs. Moto RAZR Why your next phone should be a foldable Why your next phone shouldn’t be a foldable

If I weren’t self-isolating to avoid Coronavirus, I would be writing this editorial from Walt Disney World, my favorite place to work through writer’s block. And drawing eyes left, right, and center would be  [Read More…]

Essential Phone users will get a taste of Android 11 (with a small catch)

It won’t be as effortless as a simple OTA, but it’s better than nothing.

What you need to know Essential will let users flash the Android 11 Developer Preview on their devices. The firm made a few public code-commits on their GitHub repo aimed at improving Essential Phone compatibility with Android 11’s Generic System Images. Essential was shut down this month, with all official updates and support for the Essential Phone going forward being necessarily discontinued.

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Google is testing a small YouTube Music redesign for Android

There’s finally a lyrics section in plain view.

What you need to know Google is testing an update to YouTube Music’s Now Playing UI. This new update surfaces key parts of the interface like shuffle and repeat. It also adds a tabbed bottom bar with highlighted lyrics support. It’s server-side triggered, so users have to wait till Google rolls it out to them.

Google is testing a small YouTube Music redesign, playing with elements on the Now  [Read More…]

Cut the cord with these small wireless chargers for true wireless earbuds

Charging true wireless earbuds usually involves placing them inside their included charging case, but how do you charge the case itself? Usually, it’s via microUSB or USB-C cable but did you know that some true wireless earbuds cases can be charged wirelessly? Charging works using virtually any small wireless charger: just place the buds atop the charging surface and it will recharge without wires. If you want to go truely wireless, here are the best small wireless charger for wireless  [Read More…]

Have small ears? There are still headphones out there for you

If you have small ears, chances are you’ve found it difficult to get a pair of headphones that are a good fit. There are virtually endless choices out there for audio gadgets in 2020, but finding ones that work properly in smaller-sized ears can still prove to be a pain in the butt. That’s why we’ve done our homework and created a list of our favorite headphones/earbuds that are worth spending money on, even if your ears are smaller than  [Read More…]

Starz ads during Disney+ signups is a small price to pay for new films

One ad after sign-up is worth it to get all the Star Wars films in one place.

What you need to know Starz had an license agreement with Disney for several films that Disney wanted to include on Disney+. As a result of modifying the agreement, Disney has agreed to a banner ad for Starz on the Disney+ signup/login page. This banner ad will appear on the login page for the Disney+ Android app and website.

Trying  [Read More…]

Which small Nest smart speaker should grace your home: Nest Hub or Mini?

Smart speaker or smart screen, which is the better item for your home? We have some feelings about this that may help you decide.

Nest Mini (2nd Gen)

Mightiest mini speaker

$ 49 at B&H

Pros Improved speaker with twice the bass Better processing power and on-device smarts Now wall-mountable Cons Fidgety touch controls No information display or camera

Now under the Nest umbrella, this second-generation Mini is a thoughtful iteration by Google. It  [Read More…]