Archive | smartphone

Everything Google Is Launching in Its First Pixel ‘Feature Drop’

Google’s new “Feature Drop” program kicks off this month for the Pixel 2, 3, 3a, and 4 smartphones (XL models are included). There’s a lot you’ll find in this inaugural feature drop—though not all features apply to all Pixel phones—so here’s a quick list of the full batch of features and which phones are getting […]

Continue Reading

Find Out When Your Samsung Device Is Getting Android 10

One of the annoyances of owning a non-Pixel Android phone is that you’re often a second-class citizen for major Android updates. Google might release a big new iteration of Android, but you’ll have to wait weeks (or months) for your manufacturer to customize it for your device. Luckily, if you’re a Samsung user,…Read more… Continue […]

Continue Reading

Get Live Captions and Pixel Themes With Google’s December Security Update

Here comes the Android December security update. If you’re the proud owner of a Pixel phone, it’s time to check and see if you can grab the latest fixes, patches, and features for your device. But remember: Google is rolling the update out, as always, so it’s possible you might not have it yet.Read more… […]

Continue Reading

Get Live Captions and Pixel Themes With Google’s December Security Update

Here comes the Android December security update. If you’re the proud owner of a Pixel phone, it’s time to check and see if you can grab the latest fixes, patches, and features for your device. But remember: Google is rolling the update out, as always, so it’s possible you might not have it yet.Read more… […]

Continue Reading

How to Protect Yourself After T-Mobile’s Big Data Breach

T-Mobile has confirmed a data breach has affected a subset of its customers, with additional reporting from TechCrunch putting that figure at an estimated 1M+ accounts (or so). In other words, this is a big breach, but you shouldn’t freak out. Don’t ignore it, but don’t get nervous.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

Continue Reading

How to Protect Yourself After T-Mobile’s Big Data Breach

T-Mobile has confirmed a data breach has affected a subset of its customers, with additional reporting from TechCrunch putting that figure at an estimated 1M+ accounts (or so). In other words, this is a big breach, but you shouldn’t freak out. Don’t ignore it, but don’t get nervous.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

Continue Reading

Check for 5G Service in Your Area With Verizon’s New Coverage Maps

Should you buy a 5G smartphone? You probably don’t need one right now unless the price is right and—if you’re a Verizon user, at least—your living or working space falls within its 5G territory, which you can now check thanks to the company’s just-released 5G coverage maps. If either (or both) do, the decision gets […]

Continue Reading

Why Isn’t My Android Phone Receiving Any Updates?

I always advise people to keep their favorite devices updated with the latest versions of whatever they can get: operating systems, firmware, security updates, etc. It’s the best way to ensure you’re playing with the latest features and exposing yourself to the fewest vulnerabilities. So what happens when your device…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

Continue Reading

Why Isn’t My Android Phone Receiving Any Updates?

I always advise people to keep their favorite devices updated with the latest versions of whatever they can get: operating systems, firmware, security updates, etc. It’s the best way to ensure you’re playing with the latest features and exposing yourself to the fewest vulnerabilities. So what happens when your device…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

Continue Reading

The Most Important Details From Motorola’s Razr Phone Reveal

Last night, Motorola revealed its resurrected Razr phone. The company is clearly banking on nostalgia of the Razr brand combined with the relative neatness of foldable devices, but at its core, the new Razr is still an Android-based smartphone. That means it has to go toe-to-toe with flagship devices from Google, …Read more… Continue Reading […]

Continue Reading

Avoid Missed Calls With Google’s New ‘Ring Gradually’ Feature for Pixel

In a perfect world, I’d leave my phone on vibrate all the time. Nothing against my fun ringtone; I just find it more pleasant to feel a buzz when someone is calling than get blasted with some song. Thanks to a new update from Google, however, I can have both—on my Pixel, at least.Read more… […]

Continue Reading

Avoid Missed Calls With Google’s New ‘Ring Gradually’ Feature for Pixel

In a perfect world, I’d leave my phone on vibrate all the time. Nothing against my fun ringtone; I just find it more pleasant to feel a buzz when someone is calling than get blasted with some song. Thanks to a new update from Google, however, I can have both—on my Pixel, at least.Read more… […]

Continue Reading

The Best Hidden Features in Google’s Pixel 4

The Google Pixel 4 is out. and reviews have been both exalting and somewhat tepid. In terms of flagship phone launches, the Pixel 4 isn’t revolutionary, though it improves upon its predecessors. If you upgraded already, don’t fret. The Pixel 4 has plenty of specs and features to brag about. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

Continue Reading

The Best Hidden Features in Google’s Pixel 4

The Google Pixel 4 is out. and reviews have been both exalting and somewhat tepid. In terms of flagship phone launches, the Pixel 4 isn’t revolutionary, though it improves upon its predecessors. If you upgraded already, don’t fret. The Pixel 4 has plenty of specs and features to brag about. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

Continue Reading

How to Get ‘Android 10’ on Your Samsung Galaxy S10 Right Now

One of the bummers of buying a non-Pixel Android smartphone is that you are beholden to your manufacturer for Android updates. In other words, Google devices typically get giant upgrades like Android 10 first, and you have to sit and be envious until you get your shot—possibly months after the fact—if you splurged for…Read more… […]

Continue Reading

How to Get ‘Android 10’ on Your Samsung Galaxy S10 Right Now

One of the bummers of buying a non-Pixel Android smartphone is that you are beholden to your manufacturer for Android updates. In other words, Google devices typically get giant upgrades like Android 10 first, and you have to sit and be envious until you get your shot—possibly months after the fact—if you splurged for…Read more… […]

Continue Reading

Designed by OhhWord Media