Tag Archive: Started


4 Courses to Get You Started in Game Development

Imagine being paid to dream up new worlds and bring them to life — that would be fun, right? It might sound like a fantasy, but this is precisely what game developers do every day at work. With loads of opportunity for new talent and indie developers, now is a great time to break into the industry. The Official Unity Game Development Bundle provides 44 hours of essential training, and you can get it now for only $ 25.

For anyone  [Read More…]

Google I/O would have started today, here’s why it’s such a wonderful event

Today would have been the Google I/O 2020 keynote. I know this because, despite being deleted from Android Central’s shared calendar weeks ago, a phantom notification appeared on my laptop last night reminding me of that fact.

Google’s done a good job erasing this year’s Google I/O from the internet. If you go to the dedicated website for the event, it succinctly sums up why it and basically every other live event scheduled since mid-March has been  [Read More…]

How to get started with Google Meet for video conferencing

Working from home just got a lot easier.

The global pandemic has forced a lot of us to adapt to new work methods while we stay at home, and a big part of that is teleconferencing with your coworkers.

Google Meet is included as part of your G Suite account, but even those with a personal Gmail account can use Meet for free. However, you will be limited with the number of tools you have access to  [Read More…]

Here are some great smart LED light bulb kits to get you started

One of the first ways to start getting familiar with a smart home, how it works, and how easy and convenient it is to control devices in the home from your mobile device is through smart lighting. You could grab a single bulb to swap in for an old one and get started there, or consider opting for a starter kit that includes multiple bulbs like the Sengled Smart LED Multicolor A19 Starter Kit, which includes four bulbs  [Read More…]

How to get started with Android apps on your Chromebook

Android apps make Chromebooks more productive and more playful.

While Chromebooks are useful just with Chrome extensions and the Chrome browser, the lack of traditional Windows/Mac programs can make it seem lackluster as a laptop you actually intend to use full-time. This is where Android apps come in, with the Google Play Store opening your Chromebook up to millions of apps for work and for play. Your Chromebook even comes with a few Android apps pre-installed, but  [Read More…]

Decade in review: The HTC One M7 started trends it couldn’t finish

There’s no denying it: the HTC One M7 was one of the iconic Android phones of the decade.

Google Top Google stories of the decade Google Home & Google Assistant Moto X Roku Chromecast & Google Cast HDR+ Samsung Galaxy S7 Alexa & Amazon Echo HTC One M7 Robot Vacuums Google Cardboard Google Wifi Apple Apple across the decade Rene Ritchie’s product of the decade The iPad iPhone 4s Qi charging iPhone 5c iOS  [Read More…]

OnePlus has started rolling out Android 10 to the OnePlus 6/6T again

It’s still being rolled out in stages.

What you need to know OnePlus last month started a staged rollout of Android 10 to the OnePlus 6 and 6T. Unfortunately, it soon discovered there were issues with the software and halted the updates. The company has now started updating phones to the latest Android version again.

OnePlus’ rollout of OxygenOS 10 — built on top of Android 10 — to last year’s flagships was unfortunately cut short last  [Read More…]

How to get started in Pokémon Masters

There are a few steps to go through before you can battle.

If you are new to Pokémon Masters, getting set up and playing may feel daunting, and If you are signing up for your child you want to know you are doing the right things. This how-to will show you how to get the game ready to play and how to sign in on your Nintendo account.

Note: You don’t have to link to a Nintendo  [Read More…]

Everything you need to get started with Raspberry Pi

We love the Raspberry Pi! It’s a great learning tool, can be a part of any DIY home automation setup, is a very capable HTPC, and can help with almost anything else a bright mind and nimble hands can get together and build. If you’re thinking about diving in and tapping into your inner maker, here are a few accessories you might need to get started.

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MrMobile says the foldable phone era is just getting started

By now, you’ve seen reports of Galaxy Fold review units breaking within mere days of use, and one of our own here at Mobile Nations eventually succumbed as well. But despite the Fold’s dishearteningly rocky start, MrMobile isn’t dissuaded by foldable phones — in fact, he says they’re the form factor of the future.

The Galaxy Fold is big and a bit awkward to use, especially when trying to use the tiny outer screen, and the massive crease occupying  [Read More…]