Monthly Archives: December 2018

Android

Anker Soundcore Model Zero+ review: Weird design, killer sound

Anker’s SoundCore line of audio devices leaves us consistently impressed with their build and audio quality, so we were of course very excited to get our hands on the Soundcore Model Zero+. The Google Assistant smart speaker from Anker promises stellar high-resolution sound quality thanks to official Dolby Audio, a sleek design, and smart connectivity […]

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New website AOSMark grades Android manufacturers on Android updates

A brand new website has popped up that wants to grade manufacturers on how well they handle their Android updates, which would theoretically give some praise to companies that do a good job and shame those that don’t. It’s a barebones website with some questionable methodology, but hey, it’s something. AOSMark gets its numbers based […]

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Essential says they’re not done after all

The reports of Essential’s death have been greatly exaggerated, apparently. That’s according to Essential, at least, if you’re comfortable taking their word for it. Jason Keats, Essential’s head of research and development, tweeted over the weekend that Essential has lots in store for customers despite the fact that they barely sold any phones and now […]

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Essential Phone is finally out of rope, showing out of stock from most retailers

The Essential Phone was a flawed but extremely promising device, but it really struggled to overcome some of the mistakes and missteps from Essential out of the gate. Miscommunication, stock issues, and some software issues plagued the device, and it never really took off. Even ridiculous sales couldn’t do much to help the phone gain […]

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LG is the latest to join the South Korean FTC lawsuit against Qualcomm

LG has announced that they’ll be throwing their hat in the ring against Qualcomm with South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission, who is currently in the midst of a lawsuit against the chip maker for unfair practices. The lawsuit has been going on for some time now over Qualcomm’s alleged patent abuse. The lawsuit was brought […]

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[TA Deals] Grab this discounted 4K UHD Action Camera for $70

Didn’t get that action camera you wanted for Christmas? Don’t worry, you can pick one up after the holiday hangover for yourself, and you won’t have to spend much on it, either. Talk Android Deals is running a discount on a 4K UHD action camera that includes several extra mounts, which means you can get […]

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407: Being Well Digitally in 2019

Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Russell Holly are joined by Lory Gil, Managing Editor of our sister site iMore! She and the crew have a ton of terrific insight about digital wellbeing and their tech predictions/hopes for 2019. They also discuss the adoption (or maybe lack thereof) when it comes to gesture based navigation on Android. Don’t miss our year-end roundtable!

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Save 50% on ProtonVPN Basic and browse safely in 2019

Picture this: You’re hanging out at your local coffee shop, using the free Wi-Fi. You come across an item you want to purchase, input your credit card information, and buy that something awesome.

A few days later you look at your bank statement and realize that there’s quite a few more charges on there, and at places you’ve never heard of or visited. Chances are high that your information was stolen — likely back at the coffee shop. That’s one of the risks of using unprotected Wi-Fi!

Get Help

There’s an easy way to avoid this enormous inconvenience and headache while still being able to hang out at your local coffee shop. It’s called a Virtual Private Network and it’s extremely helpful.

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[Video] Check out our BenQ Trevolo S electrostatic speaker review!

Electrostatic speakers are a different kind of speaker than you’re used to, and they manage to avoid the clipping and distortion that you get from traditional speakers at high volumes. We had a chance to test drive the Trevolo S speaker from BenQ to see just how they are, and our own Kent Oki dug in […]

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LG G8 set to have a waterdrop notch and 3D sensing camera, but it won’t be 5G

Right now most manufacturers are working on getting a 5G prepared for release in 2019, with a ton of speculative eyes on Samsung. LG has also been rumored to launch something with Sprint, though, with many of us thinking that the LG G8 might be the company’s first 5G phone. Turns out, though, that the […]

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