Use your Google Home to make phone calls

Use your Google Home to make phone calls

Smart speakers come loaded with thousands of features. There are so many features that it’s nearly impossible to get the most from them. However, beyond listening to music, controlling your smartphones, and playing the news, there is one feature you should know how to use: how to make phone calls. The Google Home, Google Home Mini, and Google Max are all capable of making … Continue Reading >

Manage your sanity by taking control of your notifications on your iPhone

Manage your sanity by taking control of your notifications on your iPhone

No matter what psychologists claim about smartphones and our addictions to them, they won’t be going away. Sure we might overindulge from time to time, but we generally tend to control our smartphone usage. However there are plenty of times when we’d like our smartphones to leave us alone, and if we truly want to get control of them you need to take the … Continue Reading >

Huawei drops the price of the Mate 10 Pro and Mate SE at major retailers

Huawei drops the price of the Mate 10 Pro and Mate SE at major retailers

Despite the Trump administration’s best efforts to keep Huawei out of the US market, it’s digging its heels into US soil. It’s going to continue to sell its smartphones, tablets, computers, and accessories with or without Verizon and AT&T. Starting April 1, Huawei is dropping the price of its flagship, the Mate 10 Pro, to $649.99, or $150 off MSRP. It’s also dropping the … Continue Reading >

How to force restart your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X (tutorial)

How to force restart your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X (tutorial)

Force restart or hard reset is necessary when your iPhone is frozen. The iPhone is an excellent smartphone but once in a blue moon, it will freeze on you. Normally, you can hold the right side button to power your iPhone off which is known as a soft reset. If your iPhone is frozen, a soft reset will not always work. That’s where the … Continue Reading >

Here’s how to view what personal information is being collected on you by Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook, and others

Here’s how to view what personal information is being collected on you by Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook, and others

Technology companies are firing back at its users to be more aware of the information they agree to when they sign up to use their services. However, most of us have chosen to ignore all of the disclaimers and rules companies make us agree to – there can be pages and pages of useless jargon written by lawyers to protect them in the event … Continue Reading >

35 High Contrast Wallpapers perfect for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

35 High Contrast Wallpapers perfect for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

Without question, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ have the best displays you can get in a smartphone today. Heck, they’re even better than any television you can buy when it comes to detail, color, pixel density, and contrast ratio are unmatched. Now that you have your hands on the Samsung Galaxy S9, you probably want to customize it to your own personality. One … Continue Reading >

How to add custom text shortcuts on your iPhone (tutorial)

How to add custom text shortcuts on your iPhone (tutorial)

Typing on your phone is like second nature to the younger generation. However, old people like our Editor-in-Chief, Derrick, struggle when it comes to typing quickly on your smartphone. I have a bunch of older co-workers who always comment how fast my fingers fly when I text my friends. I know people who can text almost as quickly as I can type. I still … Continue Reading >

Here’s how you can check what data Facebook gathers from your account

Here’s how you can check what data Facebook gathers from your account

Social media is a relatively new phenomenon. Facebook, the world’s largest social media site, is just 14 years old founded back in 2004. Whenever we come across something new, we sometimes have to learn lessons the hard way. Chances are very slim that you’ve ever read an online agreement in full when you’ve signed up for an app or service online. As a result, … Continue Reading >

How to manage multiple social media accounts on your Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

How to manage multiple social media accounts on your Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

Samsung’s take on Android is vastly different than what you’d find on a stock Google smartphone. It runs a heavily modified version of Android called TouchWiz and comes with so many features there are guidebooks dedicated to helping you sort through them. There’s one very useful feature which we use to manage multiple social media accounts where we don’t want to sign in and … Continue Reading >