Trump’s Advocate: 5 reasons you should FIGHT Net Neutrality [SATIRE]
There’s a good number of reasons why a company should support Net Neutrality, and a couple why an individual like yourself should, too. Over the past several years, I’ve come to realize that the Internet is not an essential element in day-to-day life, and because of this, it should not be treated like the other basic utilities like electricity or … Continue reading...
Net Neutrality: an ugly debate where nobody wins
Lines have once again been drawn. Posters and signs once again put up. Voices and arms raised once more on both sides. Yes, it’s time again for the great Net Neutrality debates as tech companies call supporters to arms. What was presumed to be a done deal is in danger of being overturned with the turning of the guard. While … Continue reading...
OnePlus 5 vs everyone else: where the upstart stands
The OnePlus 5 has finally broken cover and, with that, we are almost through this year’s expected roster of flagship smartphones. While still waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the LG V30, the Moto Z2, and, of course, the iPhone 8, we can take stock of what we have so far and see how they measure against the smartphone … Continue reading...
Surface Pro 2017 vs iPad Pro with iOS 11 : Productivity Showdown
The two premium tablets of the year have been revealed and all gloves are off in the fight between Microsoft’s latest Surface Pro and the new iPad Pros, especially when they get the iOS 11 update later this year. Both have pit themselves against the other and the two are neck in neck in the battle for mobile computing supremacy, … Continue reading...
How to get rid of the ‘soap opera’ effect on your new TV
If you recently purchased a new high-end TV, only to turn it on and feel disappointment and confusion about the weird video motion, you’re not alone. Some call it the ‘BBC effect,’ referring to the similarity between motion on new televisions and the motion effect on older BBC shows that used to bother so many American viewers. In recent times, … Continue reading...
Five cool things you can do with Facebook Messenger
Facebook Messenger is no longer the mere secondary app you have to use to send your friends messages on mobile. The company has grown its messaging app into a standalone product, one that doesn’t even require a Facebook account, and it is slowly expanding it with a wide array of features not limited to just chatting. You can do all … Continue reading...
iPad Pro with iOS 11 isn’t enough to compete with the Surface Pro
As someone who has uncharacteristically fallen in love with his 9.7-inch iPad Pro, the revelation of iOS 11’s features was like an answer to long-held wishes. An expanded dock, a file manager, drag and drop. These do make the iPad Pro an even more convincing PC, or at least laptop, replacement. But as someone who also owns a well-aged Surface … Continue reading...
iMac Pro still doesn’t give the one thing pros want
Apple’s WWDC’s keynote was filled with unusual stuff. Contrary to previous practices, Apple announced new devices at WWDC this year. Not only that, it revealed an unexpected iMac Pro. And to top it all off, it is making it available in an unprecedented Space Gray color. That, however, comes at a very high-price of $4,999. That’s a price not many … Continue reading...
Rooting Android phones is no longer cool, it’s a liability
Android prides itself for being an open platform. On a technical and legal level, that might be true. But when it comes to the day to day use of smartphones, Android doesn’t stray too far from iOS’ walled garden. Although not completely locked down, users are still locked out of functionality and hardware that may be rightfully theirs. There exists … Continue reading...
The 30 best YouTube channels you’ve never heard of (2017)
YouTube has been around a long while, so long, in fact, that you’ve probably developed an impression of it that’s a bit obsolete. Once the bastion of cat videos and fail compilations, YouTube has developed into a platform with some seriously great content — including series and shows with production and writing quality that’ll rival anything you see on TV. … Continue reading...
Google Photos’ new AI sharing may be creepy, but count me in
At a Google I/O where the Google Assistant held center stage, it was a service I’m already deeply committed to, Google Photos, which arguably made best mainstream use of the growing AI. Like Google’s most successful products, the integration between the Assistant and the cloud photo service ignored technological showboating in favor of just plain useful features that address real … Continue reading...
Find your inner zen with these meditation apps for Android and iOS
An increasing number of professionals are extolling the value of meditation; it is relaxing, helps lower blood pressure, and more. Getting started, though, can seem daunting and that’s where guided instruction comes in. If you’re not keen to visit an actual meditation center and get in-person instruction, your preferred app store has the second-best option: high-quality meditation apps with guided … Continue reading...
Windows 10 S gotchas you need to know
Microsoft just made an aggressive and rather daring attempt to reclaim its spot in the education sector. A new class of laptops, with prices ranging from $189 to $2,199, was born, and at the heart of it is Windows 10 S. Call it Secure, Streamlined, or Stunted, this new flavor of Windows 10 S is designed to sing to educators … Continue reading...
Note 8 vs Galaxy S8: Do I buy now or wait for the phablet?
By all reports, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is a barnstorming success. Indeed, there are only really two phones that could overshadow it: Apple’s iPhone 8 and, ironically, Samsung’s own Galaxy Note 8. Expected to make its big debut at the end of the year, the new phablet has some fiery shoes to fill. MORE: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Review It’s … Continue reading...
Top 4 inexpensive data-only smartphone plans in the U.S. (2017)
While many people still use their phone plan’s voice minutes and texts, an increasing number of people are leaving behind these two seemingly archaic communication options in favor of Internet-based communications. Most of the major messaging apps support free voice and video calls between users, for example, and those times you have to call someone you’re not connected to via … Continue reading...
What Xbox One’s self-service refunds mean for consumers
Earlier this week, Xbox One owners participating in the Xbox Preview program were greeted with a rather nice surprise: Microsoft has implemented a beta test for a refund system. Not only is this refund system apparently planned for both Xbox One and Windows 10, but it’s also self-service, meaning you don’t need to go through customer support to get your … Continue reading...
Where is Nintendo Switch’s Virtual Console?
The honeymoon is beginning to feel like it’s over. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Nintendo Switch and I’m excited for its future, but with my time in Zelda winding down, it’s becoming more obvious that there just isn’t that much to play on the console. I have a few Switch games and I’ve been enjoying my time with … Continue reading...
Things to know about the Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung has finally shown its hand with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and, quite honestly, there’s quite a lot to take in. From the nearly all-screen front to the desktop-like experience, the Galaxy S8 is jam-packed with features and promises, some of which might have gotten lost in marketing speak, bullet points, and specs sheets. Here are 8 of Galaxy … Continue reading...
Living with AirPods: Three months to change my mind
Three months in, has the reality distortion field around the AirPods faded, or are Apple’s Bluetooth headphones still my pick of iPhone accessories? They may have met with some ridicule when Apple revealed them, but the ongoing stock shortages would suggest that the mass market doesn’t care: they want their AirPods, and they’re willing to pay $159 for them. Having … Continue reading...
Why the LG G6’s display leads the way in 2017
It’s fair to say the LG G6 looked pretty odd in the first leaked photos. By the time the Android smartphone hit the stands at Mobile World Congress last month we were pretty much inured – both from leaks and LG’s own near-constant drip-drip-drip of announcements – to its tall & skinny design. Still, when you first pick it up … Continue reading...