There are more than a few subscription-based movie streaming apps available for Android and iPhone, each with different benefits and varying pricing plans. Needless to say, it can get expensive fast if you sign up for multiple services because you can't decide on what's best. ...more
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All across the country, retailers like Best Buy, Target, and Walmart are gearing up for their Black Friday sales. Brick and mortar stores are already packed to the brim with inventory in anticipation of the craziness that will strike as soon as the doors open the day after Tha ...more
LG is set to launch its G5 handset on February 21st at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This shouldn't be too much of a surprise, but images of the G5 have now been leaked ahead of the event by Evan Blass (@evleaks). This image shows that the handset will indeed have tw ...more
Android comprises an entire ecosystem of apps, games, functions, and features, so it would only make sense that it has its own lexicon. Words, phrases, and acronyms that didn't exist ten years ago are now used in an off-the-cuff style by developers and support technicians acro ...more
Kryptowire, a company specializing in mobile security solutions, released a report on Tuesday, November 15 that exposed firmware in a number of Android devices that was collecting personally identifying information (PII) and uploading it to third-party servers without users' k ...more
The Play Store hasn't been the most secure place for apps lately. A quick Google search for "Play Store malware" will give you a taste of some of the malicious apps that snuck their way onto Android's official app store. Google is aware of the problem and they're tying to fix ...more
Google is on a mission to bring a better messaging experience to Android users. We've seen them try and fail over the years with various messenger apps, but this time, they're taking a different approach by working with industry leaders to create a new messaging standard. The ...more
With much of the hype centered around its powerful cameras, it's easy to overlook the equally impressive audio capabilities of the Galaxy S9. After all, the S9 and S9+ are the first Samsung flagships to feature AKG-tuned stereo speakers, and that's not even mentioning all the ...more
If you haven't heard, another big OEM has decided to drop the headphone jack. OnePlus, the hero of the people, has just announced that the OnePlus 6T will not have the popular port. With this decision, audiophiles and others are limited to just three big-name options. Since n ...more
The OnePlus 5 just made its official debut, so we now have all of the juicy details. From the announcement, this device definitely sounds like it's going to be another flagship killer, following in the footsteps of its predecessors. Right off the bat, the OnePlus 5 challenges ...more
Long before Apple and Android became household names, Nokia dominated the mobile industry. The Finnish company was one of the first to develop smartphones, and their classic N95 with 2G "high-speed" internet connectivity was declared the "best smartphone ever" by some in 2007. ...more
So, you've finally scored the coveted upgrade to chocolaty KitKat deliciousness, or you've managed to get your hands on a Nexus 5, the freshest thing from LG and El Goog. Satisfied with your new lease on life, you direct your phone's web browser to catch up on your Amazon Inst ...more
For me, the idea of a smartphone with internet access was overkill for a cell phone. Wasn't that what my computer was for? Do I really need immediate access to the web? Must I update my Facebook every hour, from the palm of my hand? Do I need turn-by-turn directions from Googl ...more
There's a growing sentiment around the web that when it comes to Android, stock is best. Many people prefer the clean look of Google's vision for Android, but manufacturers like LG will add features and themes on top of this base to differentiate themselves from the pack. But ...more
After months of waiting, it looks like HMD has finally answered the call. Nokia's parent company is finally releasing a true flagship phone — one that isn't just an enhanced version of a previous phone and actually brings something new to the table. That phone is the Nokia 9 P ...more
While music may not technically be a "universe language," it is the one language listened to by all. There are over 1,500 music genres today—rap, classical, rock, jazz, trap, hip-hop, house, new wave, vaperwave, charred death, nintendocore... and the list goes on. And if you'r ...more
Who here binges TV on a regular basis? I know I do. Never before have we had so many options for watching our favorite shows, especially when you consider how easy it is to stream from anywhere on a mobile device. But sometimes, all that choice gets a little overwhelming. What ...more
Ever since the announcement of the Razer Phone, a wave of gaming smartphones started to hit the market. With ASUS being such a big name in gaming, it made sense for them to throw their hat in the ring. The result is the ROG Phone. And with this first try, ASUS has topped the r ...more
Its official: On May 8, T-Mobile finally released the Android Oreo update for the LG V30 and V30+. Now, every major US wireless carrier has pushed the update. For me, this update is a big deal. Not only does Android Oreo bring some new tools and features, but LG has also inclu ...more
Video chatting has become an important factor in the overall smartphone experience. Even just a few years ago, 37% of teens were making video calls on a regular basis, and that number has surely grown. 85% of households with infants have used video chat apps to call relatives ...more
This year, like every year before it, Black Friday sales are starting earlier than ever. A lot of stores will be opening their doors as early as 5pm on Thanksgiving to get a head start on the madness (and it really is madness). As we've discussed in the past, one of the keys t ...more
Rooting. As an Android user, I'm sure you've heard the word once or twice. According to Kaspersky, 7.6% of all Android users root — but for the 92.4% who don't, we wanted to talk to you. Rooting allows you to remove barriers and open Android to a level of unprecedented contro ...more
How To : Log In and Access Blocked Websites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter & YouTube) from Work, School or Your Home Computer
You know it's crazy out there when governments start blocking social websites like Facebook, Twitter and even YouTube. But that's what happened in Egypt, when tens of thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets on Tuesday (January 25th) in hopes of ending Presi ...more
It's that time a year when winter storms begin causing havoc across the United States, and when "rotating outages" are common to help sustain the electrical grid during intense cold periods. That means pretty much anybody with snow and ice in their backyard can succumb to powe ...more
Imagine… Xbox LIVE via your Android phone. Amazing… if you can figure out how to do it. But don't worry, this video is here to save the day! Watch and learn how to tether your Android cell phone's internet to your Xbox LIVE using the help of Windows 7. After watching this, you ...more
Google Voice is the newest release from the experts at Google. Google Voice is a low-cost Internet phone service that redirects calls to your home phone and works over your WiFi connection. This service is very exciting and useful for those that are looking to save some money ...more
You can certainly use Skype to make free Internet phone calls through your iPod Touch, though the microphone/headphone combo headset sold by Apple is thirty dollars. Make one for a fraction of that cost using a headphone splitter and the mod process outlined in this video.
Looking to make better phone calls over the Internet? The Lab Rats, Andy Walker and Sean Carruthers, show you some router secrets and tips and tweaks you can use to pump up our Skype phone calls.
Protect yourself against would-be snoopers. Learn how to clear your temp Internet files on a BlackBerry phone. This clip will show you how it's done. Whether you're the proud owner of a BlackBerry smartphone or are merely considering picking one up, you're sure to be well serv ...more
Protect your privacy by deleting the temp Internet files on your BlackBerry phone. This clip will show you how it's done. Whether you're the proud owner of a BlackBerry smartphone or are merely considering picking one up, you're sure to be well served by this video guide. For ...more
My girlfriend was going away for a few weeks, but where she was going, there was no easily accessible Internet. She works mostly on the web, so it was imperative that she have a decent Internet connection during her travels. So, tethering her phone was the only real possibilit ...more
Since it's introduction, iPhone has become the standard for design and ease of use, redefining what's possible on a mobile phone. And now with iPhone 3G, this revolutionary device gets even better, offering even more advanced capabilities. iPhone 3G works with fast 3G cellular ...more
Are you getting that nasty "Application access set to not allowed" error on your Nokia 5300 cell phone? Unfortunately, it's a problem for most Nokia 5300 owners, ones who wish to use 3rd party applications on certain carriers, like T-Mobile, who restricts the uses for branding ...more
If you have an Android-based cell phone and want to tether it to your MacBook, MacBook Pro, or other computer running Mac OS X software, the secret lies in a little application called PdaNet. Watch this video tutorial to see how to download PdaNet to both your Android phone a ...more
One of the coolest features of the new Android phone, HTC EVO 4G is its ability to tether the Internet. In this clip, learn how to access and set up tethering, as well as which apps work best. You will also learn how to use Sprint's 29.99 Hot Spot plan, or bypass the charges b ...more
No need for Bluetooth DUN or 3rd party software: it's easy to use Internet Sharing in Windows Mobile so you can tether your phone for use as a modem.
The Quick Search box on your Android-powered cell phone allows you to search the web and your phone directly from the home screen. It provides suggested results from the internet, even while you still type! Easily search both your phone and the web with the Quick Search box! G ...more
This tutorial covers the steps on how to turn a Windows enabled mobile phone into a web cam that you can stream over the internet.
I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more
You may have read an earlier post about Egypt blocking popular social websites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube due to demonstrators disseminating videos and photographs, along with coordinating movements, during the protests against President Hosni Mubarak. In that article, ...more
Ever hear of Spokeo? No, it's not a city in Washington state. It's a website called Spokeo.com, and it marks the complete end of privacy on the internet. If your phone number and address has been posted in a phone book, it's on there. If you own a house, chances are there's a ...more
Contact groups in MobileMe Contacts are a great way to help you easily find the people you want. Sometimes you just want to scroll through all of your contacts, looking for someone or someplace. Sometimes you just want to see your favorites. This video tutorial from Apple will ...more
It's 1976. The hottest arcade game on the market is Blockade (or Blokade), an 8-bit maze game for 2 players. You and your opponent must move your characters around the screen in 90-degree angles, leaving a solid line behind them. Whoever runs into one of the solid lines first, ...more
Customizing the fields for your contacts in your MobileMe Contacts helps you keep track of more than just phone numbers and addresses. This video tutorial from Apple will show you how to add websites from MobileMe on me.com, on yes, the Internet.
You've managed to get your Motorola Droid X rooted, so now what? What's one of the first things you could install on your Droid X? What's the most valuable items you need on your cell phone? Everybody knows the answer… wireless tether, a way to suck the internet from your Droi ...more
Learn the secret to running the FaceTime video phone call app over your iPhone 4's data plan with this hacker's how-to. For all of the juicy details, and to get started making video calls over cellular internet on your own Apple iPhone 4, watch this video tutorial.
In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to add WiFi Internet connectivity to a normal Sprint Palm Pixi smartphone with a quick and easy radio board (radioboard) swap. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to add WiFi capabilities to your o ...more
There are so many different devices today that have Wi-Fi capabilities--notebooks, handheld gaming devices, tablets, and more. Why not share some of the 3G and 4G internet that streams into your Motorola Droid 3 with the other electronics you carry with you? You can turn your ...more
This video illustrates the method of Downgrading the iPhone 3Gs firmware from version 3.1.3 to version 3.1.2. The process is composed of the following steps -Step 1Download the iPhone 3Gs firmware version 3.1.2 from the internet. You can find this on apple's official site or y ...more
If you ever wanted to tether your iPhone but found your carriers’ prices ridiculously high, then meet HANDYLIGHT. This $0.99 iPhone app has a nice hidden feature. It will allow you to connect to the internet using your iPhone (i.e. tether). There’s no guarantee that this app w ...more
Systm is the Do-It-Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. They will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. In this DIY episode, see how to share Internet ...more
Check out this interactive video tutorial from Verizon Wireless on the Samsung i730 mobile phone. If you have just purchases this sleek cell phone, here's your chance to learn everything you can possibly know about it. The versatile Samsung i730 is the ultimate multitasker. I ...more
Tonight is the night. Christmas Eve. The night where Santa Claus and his trusty reindeer soar across the skies to deliver presents to all the good little boys and girls around the world. But tell me— do you know where Santa Claus is right now? No? But you could. Santa's work ...more
In this video tutorial, we learn how to navigate and use ringtones a Verizon LG Octane VN530 cell phone. Whether you own a LG Octane phone or are merely curious to see how they work, you're sure to enjoy this brief clip. For detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
In this episode we demonstrate how to sniff Voice Over IP (VOIP) conversations, which basically means how to tap an Internet phone.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to data clear and erase an LG CU720 Shine mobile phone. This task is very fast, easy and simple to do. Begin by clicking on the Menu button and select Settings. Then scroll down the list or press the # sign to select Reset Settings. No ...more
Augmented Reality, or just AR, is a combination of graphics overlaid onto the real world. Think of it as a cross between Virtual Reality (VR) and Real Reality (RR). Some good examples are Esquire's AR issue, eLearning video & GE's AR. AR is still in early phases of developmen ...more
Watch this video to learn how to upload and play video on your LG enV3 phone. Now you can watch your favorite videos at the gym, on the bus, or share them with friends. You'll have to first compress your video to about 400MB, format it, and use a card reader to move the files ...more
Not only can your T-Mobile G1 phone get Internet access by itself, you can also use it as a router or modem for your home wifi network. All you need is to download a single app from the market, install it, and you're ready to set up your home wifi network!
Whether you're the proud owner of a Verizon LG Ally Google Android smartphone or perhaps just considering picking one up, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial, which presents a complete overview of how to activate and get started using the Ally. For details, an ...more