Tag Archive: Things


Here are the first things to do with your OnePlus 8 or 8 Pro

It’s time to dive into this great phone.

We all get excited unboxing a new phone, and there’s plenty to be enthusiastic about when that phone is the OnePlus 8 or 8 Pro. Whether this is your first OnePlus phone or your fifth, there are a handful of things you should get to first when you’re setting it up and going through the process of personalization.

Here are our best tips and tricks.

Actually use the charger  [Read More…]

Top 6 things Google needs to add to Chrome OS to compete with Windows

Chromebooks are only as good as their system, and Chrome OS could always use a few upgrades.

Chromebooks are great, lightweight computers that are great not just for kids, they’re great for more folks, whether you just want to browse Facebook or work full-time on one. A huge part of that success is that Chrome OS runs so well even on mid-range and budget hardware, allowing us to get a great experience out of a $ 300  [Read More…]

Top 10 things you need to know about Android 11

The biggest features and changes we can’t wait for.

For the past couple of years, Google’s been pretty consistent with its timeline of releasing new builds of Android. With Android 9 and Android 10, the first developer preview landed in March with subsequent updates following it until the final release in August or September.

This year, Google jumped the gun a bit by launching Android 11 Developer Preview 1 on February 19 — the earliest we’ve ever  [Read More…]

10 interesting things you missed from the Galaxy S20 and Z Flip launch

Going beyond the headlines.

Samsung’s Unpacked event on February 11 was jam-packed with information. The unveilings of the Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy S20 family were obviously the highlights, and as you might expect, some of the smaller announcements came and went without much fanfare.

It can be difficult to keep up with all of the news coming out of an event like Unpacked, so in this article, we’re going through the top ten interesting tidbits you  [Read More…]

Top 10 things to do with your new Chromebook

From settings and Smart Lock to apps and extensions, make this Chromebook home!

A Chromebook is amazingly quick to set up, but there’s a difference between setting a laptop up and really settling in with it. I’ve been working full-time from a Chromebook for three years and after leapfrogging from review unit to review unit last year, I think I’ve gotten it down to a science. If your new Chromebook feels new and awkward and not as  [Read More…]

Bringing your own phone to Google Fi: Top things you need to know

You can use Google Fi with any phone now — it’s time to see what the hype is all about.

Google Fi still markets and sells its own small set of smartphones that are “designed for Fi,” but has also opened its doors, officially, to any unlocked phone that wants to be on its network. For many, this is the final barrier to drop for trying out Google Fi, as it was quite a bit of extra  [Read More…]

Your Phone now lets you draw and jot things down with your PC’s pen

The Your Phone app on Windows 10 now supports pen input for Insiders.

What you need to know Your Phone for Insiders now supports pen input. The pen input supports pressure sensitivity, allowing for more precise drawing and notes. Your Phone now supports keyboard, mouse, touch, and pen inputs.

The Your Phone app for Insiders now supports pen input (via Neowin). The update means that Your Phone supports keyboard, mouse, touch, and pen inputs. Analy Otero Diaz,  [Read More…]

Top 7 things to do after setting up your Google Pixel 4

When you have a brand new Pixel 4 in your hands, it’s hard to contain your excitement. But that excitement can also make you skip over some essential settings and features that need to be turned on or configured. Once you’re done getting through your main setup process, check the tips here to make sure you’re getting the most out of your new Pixel 4.

Choose what Motion Sense features you want

“Motion Sense” isn’t a  [Read More…]

Tile’s new trackers go further and last longer — and they stick to things

What you need to know Tile’s new trackers include the Sticker and updated Slim, Pro, and Mate models. The Sticker and Slim have three-year non-removable batteries. New Pro and Mate models have farther Bluetooth ranges.

Tile has unveiled a slew of new and updated Bluetooth trackers for its 2019 slate, including a small black puck called the Sticker that has an adhesive back, and a redesigned Tile Slim that resembles a credit card. Both have three-year non-removable batteries.  [Read More…]

The most important parts of the Pixel 4 are things that can’t leak

There will be at least some surprises on October 15.

If you even casually follow technology news, you probably feel like you have a great handle on what the Google Pixel 4 will be like. A flood of leaks have shown us the hardware, color options, sizes, specs, camera capabilities, and tiny details aplenty. And we’ve already taken a deep look at Android 10 and what it brings to current Pixels, which brings the excitement level up.

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