Tag Archive: Stop

Do you wish companies would stop re-designing their phones every year?

Having a chat with the AC forums.

The Android smartphone market is one that can be difficult to keep up with. Year after year, companies push out new handsets with subtle or major tweaks compared to its predecessor. Whether it be slimmer bezels, a slightly thinner body, or a new style for a camera bump, many of these changes are often in the design department.

A new design is one of those things we’ve come to expect  [Read More…]

Amazon ordered to stop shipping non-essential products in France

Amazon’s working conditions have been criticized as a “health bomb” by workers.

What you need to know Amazon has been ordered to limit its shipping to essential times in France within the next 24 hours. The company is to institute measures aimed at preserving employee safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. This restriction will last for 30 days, with a ₤1 million fine issued for violations.

Amazon France has been ordered to ship only essential products for the  [Read More…]

If Huawei is forced to stop building chips, the entire industry suffers

Samsung has given up, Huawei may be pushed out, and Qualcomm could become a de facto monopoly for the high end.

You probably have a phone with a Qualcomm chip inside of it, and chances are if it’s a premium model, you are pleased with the performance. That’s because Qualcomm makes a very good mobile chipset, and the Snapdragon’s combination of a great CPU, a fantastic mobile GPU, and a complete package for all the radios and  [Read More…]

Stop your little ones from downloading apps onto your Amazon Fire Tablet

Amazon Fire tablets are awesome. They’re generally hundreds of dollars cheaper than iPads or even other Android tablets, and they are incredibly simple to use. Many families purchase one to share or even get Fire tablets specifically for their children. However, they don’t necessarily want to give the kiddos carte blanche to do whatever they want on the devices. I’ll show you a few different ways to keep your kids from downloading apps or accessing content without your  [Read More…]

Users are petitioning Samsung to stop using Exynos processors in its phones

It’s already gathered nearly 2,300 signatures in a single day.

What you need to know Some users are complaining about Samsung’s use of Exynos processors in its phones. Calling these products “inferior,” the petition asks Samsung to abandon the lineup and use only Qualcomm’s SoCs in its phones. In just a day, nearly 2,300 people have already signed up.

While Samsung may be proud of its capability to manufacture its SoCs in-house, its customers clearly aren’t satisfied  [Read More…]

Sonos will stop bricking older speakers with its Recycle Mode program

Cake The 30% discount still applies when upgrading to a new speaker.

What you need to know Sonos has killed its “Recycle Mode” program that caused a lot of controversy earlier this year. Recycle Mode bricked old Sonos speakers and allowed you to purchase new ones at a lower price. Now, you can still get the 30% discount when upgrading to a new speaker, no bricking required.

Back in January, Sonos was the star of a juicy  [Read More…]

Stop automatic app updates from happening without your knowledge

There are a few reasons why one might want to stop the Play Store from automatically updating an app. Maybe a new update broke functionality, or you need to keep track of your data usage and don’t want to burn through your cellular data limts. Whatever the reason, here’s how you can stop automatic updates from occurring on your Android phone.

How to stop Automatic App Updates for all apps Open the Google Play Store on your Android  [Read More…]

These battery packs will make sure your Note 10 or 10+ never stop going

The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ are absolute powerhouses that should handle just about everything you throw at them. However, there are times where you’ll need the battery to last just a little bit longer, and that’s where a battery pack comes in. We have found the best battery packs to pair with your new Note 10 or Note 10+.

Small and powerful Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Redux

Staff pick

This tiny portable charger from  [Read More…]

Stop hoarding data you’ll never use, slip into freedom with US Mobile

Sometimes simple is better. Take your wireless carrier, for example.

Have you ever looked at your phone bill? I mean really, really took a good, hard look at it?

How much data are you using? Do you actually talk to people on the phone? If you wanted, could you change your plan on the fly? Truth is, almost everyone has most likely been with their current carrier for years and never paid attention to how much (or how  [Read More…]

Stop porch pirates from stealing your holiday deliveries

Don’t let thieves ruin your holidays.

You’ve probably heard of the phenomenon of “porch pirates” over the past few years, and maybe you’ve even been unfortunately affected by such a package theft yourself. If you haven’t already taken precautionary measures to safeguard your deliveries for the holiday season, we’ve compiled some tips for how to keep your packages from getting into the wrong hands. While there is a bit of overlap, we’ve broken our suggestions down into  [Read More…]