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Hardware &Mobile Phones Staff Writer on 11 Aug 2019

The Best Budget Smartphones 2019

No cost EMI and wireless carriers such as T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T make buying an expensive smartphone cheap. But in the long run, they end up skimming smartphone users of hundreds of dollars. Whether you pay with cash upfront or in installments, it does not matter. You would want to get to play some great games on them with a Caesars casino bonus code for sure. 

So, to solve this problem we have come up with a list of affordable (yet amazing) smartphones that you are sure to love.

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Hardware &Mobile Phones &Software Wes Novack on 06 Aug 2019

Amazon Echo Auto review

Back in May, Amazon targeted me with a special pre-release offer on an Amazon Echo Auto for $25, which is supposedly half price from their target retail price of $50. I bit and grabbed one to try out.

Below is a photo of the Amazon Echo Auto, sitting on my van’s dash.

Amazon Echo Auto Device on my vans dashboard

Setting up the Amazon Echo Auto

I unboxed the Echo Auto and inside I found the device itself, a dashboard mount, a USB cable, an automobile lighter USB power port that boasts 4A output, an auxiliary cable, a small instruction book and a “Things to Try” card.

For my van, I plugged in my pre-existing auxilary cable, as this vehicle doesn’t have built in bluetooth capabilities. I turned on the power to the vehicle and then proceeded to the Amazon Alexa app on my phone, as the instructions guided.

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Hardware &Mobile Phones Staff Writer on 20 Jul 2019

Portable Tech Gadgets You’ll Want to Use Everyday

Technology has taken over the world, with every advancement we get more dependent on gadgets. Millions of portable gadgets make our life easier by simplifying tasks on the go. If you have won money on suncasino.codes, we are sure you want to buy something useful with it.

For tech geeks, finding the right gadget is a satisfying experience. And not only geeks, but people also love to encounter different and helpful tech gadgets that they can use every day. So, we have painstakingly compared various tech products for everyday use that you cannot resist!

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Entertainment &Hardware &Mobile Phones Wes Novack on 29 Dec 2018

Jabra Elite Sport review – truly wireless earbuds

I recently noticed many of my colleagues and friends sporting Apple AirPods, which they use to wirelessly deliver soundwaves into their ear canals. The proliferation of these devices prompted me to engage in my own quest to find a set of “truly wireless” earbuds that I could use with my Moto G6 Android smartphone.

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That search led me to the Jabra Elite Sport and here we are with a review! The features that called out to me are:

  • the truly wireless design
  • waterproof
  • sweat proof
  • long battery life
  • “superior sound quality for music and calls”

The “truly wireless” evolution in earbud technology is an upgrade that I welcome with open arms. For many years, the only options for wireless earbuds were bluetooth devices that you’d have to wear around your neck, with retractable wires connecting the neck band to the earbuds. For marketing purposes, these devices were advertised as “wireless”, but… they still had wires. WUT?

To differentiate the old pseudo wireless earbuds from the new generation that actually has no wires, the term ‘truly wireless’ is now commonly used.

What’s inside the box?

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Mobile Phones &Software Wes Novack on 30 Sep 2018

Project Fi: Google’s own mobile phone service

After years with Verizon Wireless as my mobile provider, I finally had to jump ship. The massive degradation of their service at my new home, combined with Verizon’s refusal to do anything about it, led me to seek out other options. I could no longer send and receive MMS (picture) messages at home. On top of that, calls would often disconnect and/or become unreliable.

Thankfully I had recently purchased a Moto G6, which supports all of the US mobile phone carriers. That’s right, my shiny new Motorola packs antennas that are capable of using voice and data service from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. That opens up a lot of choices for what network to use!

Project Fi card

But wait, isn’t this post about Project Fi? It sure is! Back in 2015, Google introduced Project Fi as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). The mere launching of an MVNO wasn’t anything ground-breaking though. There are many MVNO’s in the US, including Boost Mobile (running on Sprint’s network), Cricket Wireless (running on AT&T’s network) and MetroPCS (running on T-Mobile’s network). Typically, MVNO’s offer cheaper rates and lower monthly fees, compared to their “host” network operators.

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Mobile Phones Wes Novack on 01 Sep 2018

The futility of Verizon Wireless Customer Service

Can you hear me now? NO WE CAN’T

Back in July, I posted a tweet (embedded below) about switching away from Verizon Wireless, to Google’s Project Fi.

Verizon Wireless then reached out to me, and said:

“We certainly don’t want you to leave us. What’s happening that you are thinking of switching?”

I replied, explaining that my service had degraded tremendously recently, and that I could no longer reliably send/receive MMS (picture messages) or phone calls from my home.

They requested that I move the conversation to a private Direct Message, so that we could discuss how they might help me. What ensued was a bizarre and frustrating conversation with their support, where I repeated myself over and over again and where they tried to lay blame on my phone, even though I informed them that the same issue was occurring with 3 separate devices on their network. Incredulously, they even pointed a finger at my WiFi and home network during the conversation!

The conversation was such a waste of my time and so ridiculous that I had to publish it here. They asked *me* to discuss the issue with them, and their big revelation was that my area has “variable coverage”. Ya think? And of course, they wouldn’t promise to actually investigate the coverage in my area or, gasp, try to improve it. The ugly mess of a conversation is below, if you’d like to torture yourself.

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Mobile Phones Staff Writer on 14 Jul 2018

Cell phones

Cell phones are portable telephones that transmit signals through a cellular network. This system enables people to make phone calls or send text messages.

Background of a cell phone.

Motorola was the first company to make a cell phone. This was between 1973 and 1983. It was called DynaTac. It was heavy and had to be charged after every 30minutes of use.  Back in those days, almost every household had a landline so the cell phone was not so essential.

Not many people had the cell phone when I was first introduced. We all know that if anything is introduced the demand is likely to be high and hence it is a bit costly. So not everyone could afford to have a cell phone until another version of a cell phone was introduced.

Benefits of a mobile phone

Often the name cell phone is used interchangeably with mobile phone and smartphone. This is because the makers argue that the difference between a mobile phone and a smartphone is that a smartphone has improved applications but the functions are the same. In other words, a smartphone is an advanced version of an ordinary mobile phone.

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